Saturday, January 29, 2011

Weekly Trailers

Alice in the Underworld : The Dark Marchen Show!! - Mari Terashima (2010)

Lewis Carroll's "Alice in Wonderland" goes goth in Mari Terashima's screen adaptation of the children's classic. Terashima brings together Goth Loli performance troupe Rose de Reficul et Guiggles, doll maker Mari Shimizu and magician and actor Mame Yamada (Blue Spring, 9 Souls) to create a macabre trip down the rabbit hole.

Japanese Summer: Double Suicide - Nagisa Oshima (1967)

Nagisa Oshima takes on the youth counterculture of cool in his 1967 film "Japanese Summer: Double Suicide". Keiko Sakurai plays a nymphomaniac hipster who teases a gallery of late-60's types - a suicidal student, yakuza gangster, student revolutionary in this film that The Criterion Collection calls a portrait of "the death drive in Japanese youth culture."

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