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Ryûhei Kitamura


Ryûhei Kitamura was born on May 30, 1969 in Osaka, Japan. He is a director and writer, known for The Midnight Meat Train (2008), Azumi (2003) and Versus (2000). See full bio »

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(2008)
Azumi Director
(2003)
Versus Director
(2000)
(2004)

Filmography

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 2020 The Doorman
 2018 Nightmare Cinema (segment "Mashit")
 2017 Downrange
 2016 Callus Knight (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Legacy (2016)
 2014 Rupan sansei
 2012 No One Lives
 2009 Baton
 2006 Romance Novel (TV Movie)
 2006 LoveDeath
 2004 Sakurajima (Video documentary)
 2004 Longinus (Video short)
 2003/I The Messenger (Short)
 2003 Azumi
 2003 Aragami
 2003 Sky High (TV Series)
 2002 Jam Films (segment "The Messenger - Requiem for the Dead")
 2002 Alive
 2002/II Sky High
 2000/II Versus (directed by)
 1997 Down to Hell
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Other Works:

Authored a guide to filmmaking, entitled Man on Fire, which was only published in Japan.

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Height:

6' 1" (1.85 m)
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Personal Quote:

In fact I loved the Godzilla movies back in the '70s, but not so much the ones released in the 1980s and '90s. Godzilla movies back in the '70s were never just monster movies... There were always messages and themes that reflected the time and world within which they were made, and they combined this so well with straight-out entertainment. They lost that touch in the '80s. See more »

Trivia:

Has cast actor Tak Sakaguchi in every one of his films but 2008's The Midnight Meat Train. See more »

Trademark:

Stylized offbeat camera angles, hyper-kenetic camera movement (very similar to Sam Raimi's "old school" style). See more »

Star Sign:

Gemini

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