Film Review: Rampo Noir (2005)

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SYNOPSIS: Rampo Noir is an omnibus comprising of four short films based upon stories by Edogawa Rampo, Japan’s foremost proponent of the erotic grotesque or ero-guro genre and founder of the Japan Mystery Writers’ Club: Mars Canal (Kasei no Unga) directed by Suguru Takeuchi, Mirror Hell (Kagami Jigoku)  directed by Akio Jissoji, Caterpillar (Imomushi)   directed by Hisayasu Sato (director of one of the most interesting Japanese horror films, Naked Blood) and Atsushi Kaneko’s Crawling Bugs … Continue reading

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TV Review: Ultraman (TV Series) (Complete) (1966)

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SYNOPSIS: In a world threatened by huge prehistoric creatures and invading aliens, the high-tech Science Patrol defends civilization with its sophisticated weaponry and spacecraft. But, unbeknownst to the rest of the team, patrol member Hayata can transform himself into Ultraman — a metallic superhero who steps in and saves the day when the team is unable to stop their foes. A Japanese cult favorite. REVIEW: Out of the long past days of obscurity comes a … Continue reading

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