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Takashi Miike’s Patchy ‘As The Gods Will’ Still Provides Bloody Fun [Review]

19 July 2016 1:22 PM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Montreal — Wildly prolific, equally inconsistent, brazenly audacious, and sometimes crushingly dull, Japanese filmmaker Takashi Miike is certainly anything but predictable. And while the director might be past his heyday when pictures like “Audition,” “Ichi The Killer,” “Visitor Q,” and “Happiness Of The Katakuris” would regularly earn space on stateside arthouse screens, Miike has hardly […]

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- Kevin Jagernauth

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Miff recreates fan's memory of Audition

10 July 2016 10:12 PM, PDT | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

To help celebrate its 65th year, Melbourne International Film Festival partnered with advertising agency McCann to get filmgoers to share, via social media, their memories of Miff films that have stayed with them over the years.

Keith Gove.s memory of Takashi Miike thriller Audition was chosen from among the hundreds of responses to be recreated on film.

The scene that was shot was directed, styled, and edited to match Gove.s memory of the film he watched at Miff, once, 16 years ago.

With no previous filmmaking experience, Gove worked alongside established director Stephen McCallum to learn about the process of film production, and bring his completely remembered remake to life.

The resulting film forms the focal point of the Miff campaign; .films that stay with you.. McCann Melbourne Executive Creative Director Matt Lawson said: .Keith Gove was a godsend. Not only did he produce a stellar performance, having never acted before, »

- Staff Writer

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Fantasia International Film Festival Celebrates Epic 20th Anniversary with First Wave Film/Guest Announcements

5 June 2016 4:23 PM, PDT | iconsoffright.com | See recent Icons of Fright news »

Year after year, Montreal’s Fantasia International Film Festival (running July 14th–August 2nd) is our favorite event of the year. Always showcasing amazing films and their respective filmmakers, films like At The Devil’S Door (I dare you to ask me how much I love that film) and The Demolisher were brought to our attention thanks to the fest and this year, celebrating its 20th Anniversary, Fantasia has announce its first wave of films and some exciting and impressive guests.  Also unveiled, is the 20th anniversary poster art, courtesy of award-winning Quebec visual artist Donald Caron, showcasing iconic themes from previous years. Read on and be on the lookout for info on F.I.F.F’s Frontiéres international co-production market and Industry Rendez-Vous weekend being held July 21–24. The full lineup of over 130 feature films will be announced July 5th but until then, here is enough info the make you fright fanatics go nuts. »

- Jerry Smith

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Fantasia 2016 to Honor Guillermo del Toro, First Wave of Films Include Lights Out and Under The Shadow

26 May 2016 8:55 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

The first programming has been revealed for the 20th annual Fantasia International Film Festival. Taking place from July 14th–August 2nd in Montreal, this year’s Fantasia will honor Guillermo del Toro with the Cheval Noir Award, and the newly revealed first wave of programming includes screenings of Lights Out, Abattoir, In a Valley of Violence, Under the Shadow, Trash Fire, Teenage Cocktail, and more:

Press Release: Montreal, May 26, 2016 – The Fantasia International Film Festival will be celebrating its 20th Anniversary in Montreal this summer, taking place from July 14-August 2, with its Frontiéres international co-production market and Industry Rendez-Vous weekend being held July 21-24. The full lineup of over 130 feature films will be announced July 5th. In the meantime, the festival is excited to announce a selected first wave of titles, along with several special happenings.

For Fantasia’s 2016 poster, the festival has once again turned to award-winning Quebec visual artist Donald Caron. »

- Derek Anderson

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Watch: 3-Minute Video Essay Asks If Takashi Miike’s ‘Audition’ Is Feminist Or Exploitation

18 May 2016 1:16 PM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Takashi Miike has made his name on his prolific work ethic and his controversial, boundary pushing films. These two qualities, obviously, have led to a filmography that’s a bit of a mixed bag, but there are some truly great works in his 90 plus credits. In a testament to his growing international reputation, Miike’s most recent […]

The post Watch: 3-Minute Video Essay Asks If Takashi Miike’s ‘Audition’ Is Feminist Or Exploitation appeared first on The Playlist. »

- Gary Garrison

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Takashi Miike’s 13 Assassins, Is It Better Than The Highly Rated Original ?

12 May 2016 1:22 AM, PDT | AsianMoviePulse | See recent AsianMoviePulse news »

Takashi Miike's 13 Assassins, Is It Better Than The Highly Rated Original ?Action70%Story77%Lord Naritsugu is truly a bad guy you love to hateAll the pieces word beautifully togetherWith Miike you usually expect the unexpected but with 13 Assassins everything followed a very set path with no obvious deviationsIf you have watched the original 13 assassins then there really is nothing new here2016-05-1274%Overall ScoreReader Rating: (2 Votes)79%

Takashi Miike The King of the ultra violent, ultra weird and ultra great  brings us 13 Assassins with a altogether more subtle affair. Known for some of the most amazing and disturbing movies in the history of cinema ( Gozu, Audition, Ichi The Killer, Zatoichi to name but a few), Takashi Miike has an habit of truly shocking the audience;  visualising the weird and the wonderful on the big screen in ways most would find impossible. Miike is undoubtedly one of the most creative directors around. »

- Tiger33

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Takashi Miike’s Over Your Dead Body

22 March 2016 3:11 PM, PDT | AsianMoviePulse | See recent AsianMoviePulse news »

Takashi Miike's Over Your Dead BodySTORY80%ACTING80%DIRECTING80%VISUALS85%SOUND85%POSITIVESAll of the technical aspect (cinematography, sound, editing) is greatIchikawa Ebizō XI is magnificentMiike creates a truly horrific atmosphereNEGATIVESThe graphic depiction of violence and the various grotesque notions will probably prevent mainstream audience from watching the film2016-03-2282%Overall ScoreReader Rating: (0 Votes)0%

Probably the most “serious” film Miike has shot lately among the raving madness of productions like “The Mole Song” and “Yakuza Apocalypse”, “Over Your Dead Body” stands apart for two other reasons. The protagonist is the famous kabuki actor Ichikawa Ebizō XI, and the script is based on the quintessential Japanese horror tale of “The Ghost Story of Yotsuya” (Yotsuya Kaidan), although Miike’s style had a definite say in the final outcome.

The film follows a theatre troupe as they rehearse a theatre play, where a samurai seduces a woman and then murders her disapproving father, »

- Panos Kotzathanasis

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Round-Up: Holliston Graphic Novel, Shudder’s Guest Curator, Circus Of Fear Blu-ray, Viktorville, Shark Exorcist

18 March 2016 8:03 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Holliston: Friendship is Tragic, the graphic novel based on the Holliston TV series from Adam Green (Frozen), features characters from the show and will be released in October. Also: Alexandre Aja’s curator collection on Shudder, Circus of Fear and Five Golden Dragons double feature Blu-ray details, a Viktorville poster, and a Shark Exorcist trailer.

Holliston: Press Release: “Source Point Press has announced they are currently in production on a graphic novel titled “Holliston: Friendship is Tragic”, based on the horror sit-com Holliston tv series created by filmmaker Adam Green. This announcement coincides with Source Point’s debut publisher booth at C2E2 in Chicago, and to celebrate the announcement the first promotional image for the comic will be available as a C2E2 exclusive art print limited to only 50 copies. Writer Greg Wright, artist Stephen Sharar, Editor Travis McIntire, and colorist and letterer Joshua Werner will »

- Tamika Jones

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The Bottom Shelf: Basket Case Trilogy and Audition

15 March 2016 4:27 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

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Our monthly round up of horror DVDs and Blu-rays, led by the wonderful and terrifying Audition...

So, it seems to be time once again to ask that age-old question: what’s your favourite cinematic depiction of conjoined twins? Ranging from the mutoid majesty of That Guy In Total Recall With The Talking Stomach Baby through to the Farrelly brothers’ gross-out gubbins Stuck On You, Hollywood has carved a progressive path in its depiction of wretched freaks of nature, magical otherworldly beings and monstrous killers. Following in this glorious tradition of stigmatising the disabled (insert Iain Duncan Smith reference here), this month sees the Bluray release of Frank Henenlotter’s classic splatter comedy Basket Case trilogy.

The director of the equally subtle Frankenhooker cut his teeth with his 1982 cult favourite Basket Case, which told the tale of the Bradley brothers, bemulleted Duane (Kevin van Hentenryck), the ostensibly ’normal »

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Why Sir George Martin Was the 'Fifth Beatle': 'They Owed Him So Much,' Says Band Expert

9 March 2016 8:00 AM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

The death of producer Sir George Martin - dubbed the "fifth Beatle" - has fans reflecting on his contribution to music as one of the masters of mixing classic and modern sound. "He was a very generous, helpful and educated man, musically," Beatles expert and friend Ray Connolly tells People of the legendary producer. Writer Connolly worked with Martin on a TV series about music and for decades has chronicled the story of the iconic band, which included John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr. (McCartney, 73, and Starr, 75, are the only original members who are still living.) "He »

- Simon Perry, @SPerryPeoplemag

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Why Sir George Martin Was the 'Fifth Beatle': 'They Owed Him So Much,' Says Band Expert

9 March 2016 8:00 AM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

The death of producer Sir George Martin - dubbed the "fifth Beatle" - has fans reflecting on his contribution to music as one of the masters of mixing classic and modern sound. "He was a very generous, helpful and educated man, musically," Beatles expert and friend Ray Connolly tells People of the legendary producer. Writer Connolly worked with Martin on a TV series about music and for decades has chronicled the story of the iconic band, which included John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr. (McCartney, 73, and Starr, 75, are the only original members who are still living.) "He »

- Simon Perry, @SPerryPeoplemag

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‘Audition’ Blu-ray Review (Arrow Video)

3 March 2016 7:01 AM, PST | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Stars: Ryo Ishibashi, Eihi Shiina, Tetsu Sawaki, Jun Kunimura, Renji Ishibashi, Miyuki Matsuda, Toshie Negishi, Ren Ôsugi, Shigeru Saiki, Ken Mitsuishi, Yuriko Hiro’oka | Written by Daisuke Tengan | Directed by Takashi Miike

Takashi Miike’s Audition will always be a special movie to me, because it sparked off my obsession with Takashi Miike. It also put me off the meal I was eating when I first watched it, so it impressed me too. The fact that Arrow Video have given it a special edition should be enough to make it a must buy, but do they do the film justice with their release?

Audition (Ôdishon) is the story of Shigeharu Aoyama (Ryo Ishibashi) a widower who “auditions” prospective women to date under the rues of a film role. When Asami Yamazaki (Eihi Shiina) is interviewed she catches his eye, and he takes her on a first date. Little does he »

- Paul Metcalf

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Review: Audition (Blu-ray)

29 February 2016 7:59 AM, PST | Shadowlocked | See recent Shadowlocked news »

There are some films that once seen are never forgotten. Audition is one of these films. Having first seen Takashi Miike’s arguably most famous and notorious movie some fifteen years ago, the memory of how it quite simply stunned me back then has never quite faded, and so returning to it for the first time in a decade and a half it was a pleasant surprise to discover that not only has Audition lost none of its power to shock and horrify in the intervening years, but that it’s actually a much deeper, entertaining and, yes, funnier film that I’d remembered.

For those unfamiliar with the film it works best going into it knowing as little as possible, but the basic plot revolves around widower Shigharu Aoyama (Ryo Ishibashi) being persuaded by his son Shigehiko (Tetsu Sawaki) that seven years of being alone is long enough and »

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Blu-ray Review – Audition (1999)

29 February 2016 4:00 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Audition, 1999.

Directed by Takashi Miike.

Starring Ryo Ishibashi, Eihi Shiina, Tetsu Sawaki and Jun Kunimura.

Synopsis:

A widower holds auditions to find a new love, only the woman he chooses isn’t quite what she appears to be.

If you’ve yet to see Takashi Miike’s 1999 movie Audition then you can be damn sure you’ve heard about it somewhere down the line. This is because Audition is one of the landmark horror movies of Asian cinema, cementing Miike’s reputation as a genre filmmaker of note and displaying a level of violence and terror that western cinema was yet to embrace on a mainstream level.

Having been made a widower after his wife dies of an illness, Shigeharu Aoyama (Ryo IshibashiThe Grudge) is left to raise their young son Shigehiko. A few years later the now teenage Shigehiko (Tetsu Sawaki – Hush!) is encouraging his father to remarry »

- Amie Cranswick

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Audition Blu-ray review

27 February 2016 12:57 PM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Director: Takashi Miike

Written by: Daisuke Tengan, Ryu Murakami

Starring: Ryo Ishibashi, Eihi Shiina, Tetsu Sawaki, Jun Kunimura

Were I to list some of the most important films of the last 20 years, I’m sure Takashi Miike’s Audition would hover around the top of the list. Landing during an explosion of Japanese talent including the likes of Ringu, Battle Royale, and the films of Takeshi Kitano, people were once again paying attention to Japanese cinema. However, even as part of a new wave of Japanese film and horror in particular, Audition still stuns and shocks due to the fact that it can hardly be considered an out and out horror.

Playing out as more of a romance/drama for the majority of its runtime, we follow a widowed man, Shigeharu Aoyama (Ishibashi), as he sets about hosting a fake film audition with the actual goal of finding a new wife. »

- Luke Ryan Baldock

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Win Audition on Blu-ray

26 February 2016 12:00 AM, PST | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

To mark the release of Audition on 29th February, we’ve been given 3 copies to give away on Blu-ray. Directed by Takashi Miike, recent widower Shigeharu Aoyama is advised by his son to find a new wife, so he seeks the advice of a colleague having been out of the dating scene for many years.

The post Win Audition on Blu-ray appeared first on HeyUGuys. »

- Competitions

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Takashi Miike’s Audition getting Blu-ray steelbook release courtesy of Arrow Video

19 February 2016 1:10 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Arrow Video has announced a special limited edition Blu-ray steelbook release for Takashi Miike’s notorious J-horror classic Audition, which is set for release on February 29th.

See Also: Pre-order Audition Via Amazon

One of the most shocking J-horror films ever made, Audition exploded onto the festival circuit at the turn of the century to a chorus of awards and praise. The film would catapult Miike to the international scene and pave the way for such other genre delights as Ichii the Killer and The Happiness of the Katakuris. The latter which was made available by Arrow Video on Blu-ray and DVD last year.

Recent widower Shigeharu Aoyama is advised by his son to find a new wife, so he seeks the advice of a colleague having been out of the dating scene for many years. They take advantage of their position in a film company by staging an audition to find the perfect woman. »

- Gary Collinson

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Rpc reteams with Takashi Miike on 'Blade Of The Immortal'

12 February 2016 9:00 PM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: Jeremy Thomas teams for fourth time with cult Japanese director on manga adaptation.

Jeremy Thomas’ Recorded Picture Company is re-teaming with 13 Assassins director Takashi Miike on action-drama Blade Of The Immortal.

Miike, who is in post on sci-fi horror Terraformars, is currently shooting Blade Of The Immortal, which will follow Manji, a ronin cursed with immortality. He also acts as bodyguard to a young woman who swears vengeance against a group of sword fighters who murdered her parents. Cast includes Takuya Kimura (2046).

Japanese oufit Oriental Light and Magic produces the feature, which Warner Bros Japan will release locally. HanWay Films will handle international sales.

The live action film is adapted from the hit manga series of the same name by Hiroaki Samura and marks the fourth collaboration between iconic UK production outfit Rpc and Miike, also known for directing Yakuza Apocalypse and Audition.

Rpc’s High-Rise will be released by Studiocanal in the UK next month »

- andreas.wiseman@screendaily.com (Andreas Wiseman)

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Yves Montmayeur to explore feminism in Asian pop culture by Anne-Katrin Titze - 2016-01-20 15:22:20

20 January 2016 7:22 AM, PST | eyeforfilm.co.uk | See recent eyeforfilm.co.uk news »

Guy Maddin with Kim Morgan in photo booth in Yves Montmayeur's The 1000 Eyes Of Dr Maddin

The director of Michael H - Profession: Director, the documentary about Michael Haneke which features Jean-Louis Trintignant, Susanne Lothar, Josef Bierbichler, Béatrice Dalle, Juliette Binoche, Emmanuelle Riva and Isabelle Huppert, is off to Beijing, Taipei and Tokyo. Yves Montmayeur has his sights on Shu Qi (Hou Hsiao-hsien's The Assassin), Michelle Yeoh and Cheng Pei-Pei (Ang Lee's Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon), Zhao Wei (Ma Jingle and Dong Wei's Mulan: Rise Of A Warrior) and Eihi Shiina (Audition, Tokyo Gore Police) for his "new documentary film on 'Amazons in the Asian Pop Culture'! Or how Asian warrior women are dealing with martial arts and feminism."

The 1000 Eyes Of Dr Maddin director Yves Montmayeur Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze

His latest film, The 1000 Eyes Of Dr Maddin, which stars Isabella Rossellini, Udo Kier, Kenneth Anger, John Waters, »

- Anne-Katrin Titze

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Contest: Win Takashi Miike’s Over Your Dead Body on Blu-ray

5 January 2016 2:40 PM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

A play takes a perilous turn in Over Your Dead Body, the new film from prolific director Takashi Miike that is now out on Blu-ray and DVD from Scream Factory. To commemorate the film's home media debut, we've been provided with three Blu-ray copies to give away.

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Prize Details: (3) Winners will receive (1) Blu-ray copy of Over Your Dead Body.

How to Enter: For a chance to win, email contest@dailydead.com with the subject “Over Your Dead Body Contest”. Be sure to include your name and mailing address.

Entry Details: The contest will end at 12:01am Est on January 11th. This contest is only open to those who are eighteen years of age or older that live in the United States. Only one entry per household will be accepted.

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Over Your Dead Body Blu-ray: "A beautiful actress (Kô Shibasaki of 47 Ronin and Battle Royale) plays the protagonist »

- Derek Anderson

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