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Predators movie Japanese TV Commercial

Predators movie Japanese TV Commercial

The following is a TV commercial promoting the 2010 Predators which features Adrien Brody, Laurence Fishburne  and Louis Ozawa Changchien as Japanese Yakuza enforcer “Hanzo”

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Posted on Sunday, December 30th, 2012
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Black and White Godzilla photos from the 1950s and 1960s

Godzilla photos from the 1950s and 1960s

Godzilla photos from the 1950s and 1960s

Some fun Black and White Godzilla photos from the 1950s and 1960s taken at the film sets.

Posted on Wednesday, December 12th, 2012
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WildCats in Strip Royale features Reon Kadena and Yuuri Morishita

WildCats in Strip Royale features Reon Kadena and Yuuri Morishita

Secret Undercover Agent: Wild Cats in Strip Royale aka Himitsu sennyû sousakan Wildcats in Strip Royale  秘密潜入捜査官 ワイルドキャッツ in ストリップ ロワイアル is a 2008 Japanese movie starring Japanese gravure idols Reon Kadena かでなれおん, Yuuri Morishita 森下悠里, Chise Nakamura 中村知世 and Yû Akiyama 秋山優.   Directed by Keiichi Kobayashi the story is about two hot undercover agents: Honey and Bunny, an elite crime fighting duo known as “Wildcats”.

WildCats in Strip Royale features Reon Kadena and Yuuri Morishita

Posted on Tuesday, November 20th, 2012
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Secret Undercover Agent Honey and Bunny stars Haruna Yabuki and Yuuri Morishita

Secret Undercover Agent: Honey and Bunny 秘密潜入捜査官 ハニー&バニー (aka Himitsu Sennyuu Sousakan: Honey & Bunny)

The 2007 Toei movie Secret Undercover Agent: Honey and Bunny 秘密潜入捜査官 ハニー&バニー (aka Himitsu Sennyuu Sousakan: Honey & Bunny)  stars gorgeous Japanese gravure idols Haruna Yabuki 矢吹春奈, Yuuri Morishita 森下悠里 and Fumie Nakajima 中島史恵 and was directed by music video director Keiichi Kobayashi. The parody movie revolves around secret undercover agents Honey (Haruna Yabuki) and her assistant Bunny ( Yuuri Morishita) who go undercover to strip clubs, sex parlors and lingerie shows in order to capture the bad guys.

Secret Undercover Agent: Honey and Bunny 秘密潜入捜査官 ハニー&バニー (aka Himitsu Sennyuu Sousakan: Honey & Bunny)Secret Undercover Agent: Honey and Bunny 秘密潜入捜査官 ハニー&バニー (aka Himitsu Sennyuu Sousakan: Honey & Bunny)

Posted on Tuesday, October 30th, 2012
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Classic Toshiro Mifune flick Incident at Blood Pass Machibuse 1970

Incident at Blood Pass Machibuse 1970

Fans of samurai flicks will probably have seen this masterpeice the 1970 flick Incident at Blood Pass (Machibuse) 待ち伏せ directed by Hiroshi Inagaki  and starring the legendary Toshiro Mifune 三船 敏郎 who reprises his role as the Yojimbo, “bodyguard”, a masterless samurai and Shintaro Katsu.

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In this movie Yojimbo takes on an assignment from a man identifying himself only as “The Crow” to travel to the remote Sanshuu Pass and await further instructions.  Along the way he rescues a young woman from a drunk and abusive husband, and together they continue upward into the mountains. Told to await further instruction in an isolated tea house, the samurai  through the conversations of the tea house’s patrons — gradually becomes aware of an elaborate plot involving a gang of bandits and a convoy of Shogunate gold.

Posted on Tuesday, September 4th, 2012
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Mutant girl squad stars the lovely Yumi Sugimoto

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Get ready for another Japanese gorefest flick. Take 3 veteran directors  Noboru Iguchi (Machine Girl, Robo-Geisha, The Ancient Dogoo Girl), Yoshihiro Nishimura (Tokyo Gore Police, Robo-Geisha, The Ancient Dogoo Girl), Tak Sakaguchi (Sakigake! Otokojuku, the star of Versus), producer Nikkatsu and pretty Japanese gravure idol and actress Yumi Sugimoto and you have Mutant Girl Squad 戦闘少女 血の鉄仮面伝説 MGS  (Sento Shojo: Chi no Tetsu Kamen Densetsu).

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Posted on Thursday, August 9th, 2012
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Kokai Sekine talented Japanese director

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Kosai Sekine 関根光才 is a talented 34 year old Japanese film director from Tokyo who majored in philosophy at Sophia University in Tokyo.  His interest love of film led him to learn the trade and in 2005 he made his first work as director with his short film Right Place which won him the Best Film Award at New York City Short Film Festival.

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Posted on Tuesday, July 24th, 2012
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Snow White songs in Japanese

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Disney’s classic 1937 movie Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs  is a popular story in Japan.   There is of course a Japanese dubbed version with the songs also in Japanese.

Posted on Tuesday, March 13th, 2012
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Japanese girl Mika explains movies Spiderman, Inception and Titanic

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One way for Japanese folks learning English to practice telling stories.  In this case, Japanese lady Mika retells Hollywood movies Spiderman, Inception and Titanic.

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Though English is not her native language, she explains the movies Spiderman, Inception and Titanic in simple English (and within 2 minutes!)

Spiderman in 2 minutes
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Titanic in 2 minutes
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Inception in 2 minutes
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Posted on Saturday, January 28th, 2012
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Japanese Astro boy trailer and poster

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Astro boy (also called Atom アトム in Japan)  is the 2009 animated movie loosely based on the long running Japanese manga and anime  series 鉄腕アトム of the same name by Osamu Tezuka 手塚 治虫 .

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The 2009 Hollywood film featured the voices of Kristen Bell, Nathan Lane, Eugene Levy, Matt Lucas, Bill Nighy, Donald Sutherland, Moises Arias, Charlize Theron and Nicolas Cage.

Japanese Astro boy trailer

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Japanese TV coverage of the film
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Posted on Friday, December 23rd, 2011
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