Sunday, February 27, 2011

Weekly Trailers

Kore de Ii no da!! Eiga: Akatsuka Fujio - Hideaki Sato (2011)

The zany imagination of gag manga artist Fujio Akatsuka comes to the screen with Tadanobu Asano in the starring role. Akatsuka's real-life editor Toshiki Takei gets an onscreen sex change with actress Maki Horikita portraying the woman who must keep this freaky manga-ka in line. "Kore de Ii no da!! Eiga: Akatsuka Fujio" is set to be released on April 30th in Japanese theatres.

Detonation! Violent Riders - Teruo Ishii (1975)

The King of Japanese exploitation cinema of the late 60's and 70's joined forces with Sonny Chiba to bring the story of a hard riding biker gang to the screen in 1975. "Detonation! Violent Riders". Toei was so happy that this film kicked off a series that ran in Japanese theatres throughout the mid-70's.

1 comment:

Peter Nellhaus said...

If the trailer is a true indication of the feature, than Ishii must have spent some time studying the output from American International Pictures from the early Seventies. I should know, as I use to watch those films myself.