Sunday, July 17, 2011
Postcard - Kaneto Shindo (2011)
At the end of the Second World War Sadazo (Naomasa Musaka) is sent to fight in the Philippines. As he waits to ship out he receives a postcard from his wife Tomoko (Shinobu Otake). He then writes a response and gives it to a fellow soldier with the instruction to deliver it to his wife by hand. 98-year-old Kaneto Shindo (Onibaba, The Naked Island, Kuroneko) directs.
Incident at Blood Pass - Hiroshi Inagaki (1970)
Toshiro Mifune reprises his role as the Yojimbo, "bodyguard", a masterless samurai who is ordered to head to a mountain pass to wait for an unspecified mission to unfold... and one does, involving yakuza, an abused woman on the run from her husband, a stuttering law enforcer and a gold heist.