In the year that Takashi Miike made his critically acclaimed remake of Eiichi Kudo's 1963 13 Assassins, he also directed a 3D remake of Masaki Kobayashi's 1962 film Hara-Kiri. The latter is now scheduled to hit the North American iTunes store on July 17th, then open in theaters on the 20th. Get a look at the local trailer after the jump.
After wowing the world with his gruesome samurai epic 13 Assassins last year, prolific director Takashi Miike just reasserted his legendary range with a Cannes screening of For Love's Sake, an adaptation of '70s shonen relationship manga Ai to Makoto. See the "song and dance" preview after the jump.
Mondo, the makers of highly sought after, highly limited posters, will be making an impressive Vania Zouravliov poster based on Takashi Miike's samurai blood bath 13 Assassins available to a brief time today. Get a look and the gory details after the jump.
Takashi Miike's 2010 remake of samurai classic 13 Assassins made a katana slash-like impression on North American critics, taking an aggregate score of 95% on Rotten Tomatoes. Prestigious Japanese film magazine Kinema Jyunpo ranked the original the second best samurai movie of all time. Now, it's come to North America. Get a look after the jump.
Takashi Miike's Ace Attorney film is hitting Japanese theaters on February 11, and Twitch already has an English review. But what we really need is some Ace Attorney toilet paper, right? Wipe away all things unfit for the courtroom, and check out the rest of the movie goods after the jump!
Fancy another look at Takashi Miike's live-action adaptation of Capcom's Gyakuten Saiban (Phoenix Wright) series? A second trailer surfaced recently with a mix of old and new footage, and you can watch a version with English subtitles after the jump!
The prestigious National Board of Review of Motion Pictures has named the recipients of its annual honors. Takashi Miike's hyper-violent samurai battle royale 13 Assassins joins Elite Squad: The Enemy Within, Footnote, Le Havre and Point Blank in the Board's Top 5 Foreign Language Films list. More after the jump.
Never settled and never predictable, in addition to working on the live action Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney, Takashi Miike has also been directing an adaptation of '70s shonen relationship manga Ai to Makoto. Check out the teaser after the jump.
While it was a lot of fun getting a look at trailers for Takashi Miike's live-action Gyakuten Saiban (Phoenix Wright) film, it's safe to say most of us could only guess at what was transpiring. Well, thanks to the ever-impressive Internet, we now have an annotated trailer with English subtitles!
Want to see the trailer for Takashi Miike's Phoenix Wright film without having to hear a bunch of commentary over it? Look no further, as the 30 and 90 second versions of the Gyakuten Saiban trailer have hit YouTube and the film's official site. Hit the jump to watch!
Director Takashii Miike is one of the most prolific filmmakers in the world. His highly-anticipated Phoenix Wright live action movie isn’t due until next year, and already Miike seems to be lining up his next project: a dark biopic of legendary swordsman Miyamoto Musashi, scripted by South African writer/director Richard Stanley. More info after the jump.
The other day we showed you a pretty dynamic image of actor Hiroki Narimiya as Ryuichi Naruhodo, AKA Phoenix Wright. Well, a video has surfaced from Takashi Miike's live-action Gyakuten Saiban, with a look at the film's cast in action!
We've talked about the live-action Phoenix Wright movie, but we've only seen blurry photos from magazines. What's that, you ask? Why yes, that is an actual screenshot of the upcoming live-action Phoenix Wright movie by Takashi Miike! Swear in and take a seat at the witness stand--er, past the jump, to see the full photo, as well as learn a little more about its (in)famous director!
Former anime distributor and now Japanese film distributor AnimEigo has announced plans for 2012, which include offering the movie on which Takashi Miike's 13 Assassins was based. Unfortunately, Kill Bill inspiration Lady Snowblood will be going out of print. Meanwhile, Criterion just released Masaki Kobayashi's Harakiri, inspiration for Miike's 3D debut, on Blu-ray. More after the jump.
Takashi Miike recently took another break from bloody business like 13 Assassins to adapt long running children's anime/manga Nintama Rantaro also known as (Ninja Kids!!). Starting with New York Asian Film Festival in July, the comedy about a group of young trainee ninja has made the North American film fest circuit, and Hollywood has taken note. More after the jump.