Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Nightwatch

USA, 1996
Director: Ole Bornedal
Starring: Ewan McGregor, Nick Nolte, Patricia Arquette

Great horror illustration which seems to be unique to Japan.

Monday, January 30, 2012

Phenomena (A)

USA, 1985
Director: Dario Argento
Starring: Jennifer Connelly, Donald Pleasence, Daria Nicolodi

This is the style "A" poster. For the equally awesome style "B" poster, click here.

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Shisei: ochita jorogumo

Japan, 2007
Director: Takahisa Zeze
Starring: Remi Kawashima, Yutaka Matsushige, Ken Mitsuishi

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Heroines of the Silver Screen Festival : #60 Kyoko Enami

Japan, 2011

A retrospective of films featuring actress Kyoko Enami. The semi-transparent sidebar adds a clean modern touch to a classic gambling scene.

Friday, January 27, 2012

Double Suicide of Sonezaki

aka Sonezaki Shinju
Japan, 1978
Director: Yasuzo Masumura
Starring: Meiko Kaji, Ryudo Uzaki, Hisashi Igawa

I just love the style of these older posters. This one mixes photography, illustration, and calligraphy for a classic Japanese aesthetic. It even features Lady Snowblood herself, Meiko Kaji !

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Sword of Desperation

Japan, 2010
Director: Hideyuki Hirayama
Starring: Etsushi Toyokawa, Chizuru Ikewaki, Koji Kikkawa, Jun Murakami

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Noh Mask Murders

Japan, 1991
Director: Kon Ichikawa
Starring: Takaaki Enoki, Koji Ishizaka, Keiko Kishi

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Charisma

Japan, 1999
Director: Kiyoshi Kurosawa
Starring: Koji Yakusho, Hiroyuki Ikeuchi, Ren Ohsugi

Monday, January 23, 2012

Sunday, January 22, 2012

K-20: Legend of the Mask

Japan, 2008
Director: Shimako Sato
Starring: Takeshi Kaneshiro, Takako Matsu, Toru Nakamura

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Saru Phase Three

Japan, 2007
Director: Yoichiro Hayama
Starring: Yumi Shimizu, Hassei Takano, Tomohisa Yuge, Atsushi Narasaka

Friday, January 20, 2012

Tamami: The Baby's Curse

Japan, 2008
Director: Yudai Yamaguchi
Starring: Nako Mizusawa, Goro Noguchi, Takumi Saito, Asami

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Zen

Japan, 2009
Director: Banmei Takahashi
Starring: Kantaro Nakamura, Yuki Uchida, Jun Murakami, Sho Aikawa, Tatsuya Fujiwara, Shun Sugata


Wednesday, January 18, 2012

The Kunoichi: Ninja Girl

Japan, 2011
Director: Seiji Chiba
Starring: Rina Takeda, Mayu Onomura, Shiho Fujisawa

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Sawako Decides

Japan, 2010
Director: Yuya Ishii
Starring: Hikari Mitsushima, Kotaro Shiga, Ryo Iwamatsu

Monday, January 16, 2012

The Ancient Dogoo Girl

Japan, 2010
Director: Noboru Iguchi
Starring: Erika Yazawa, Masataka Kubota, Rina Kirishima, Yumi Adachi, Asami, Shunji Fujimura, Honoka

Deluxe chirashi embellished with gold inks.


Sunday, January 15, 2012

Slave Ship

Japan, 2010
Director: Satoshi Kaneda
Starring: Kyoko Aizome, Yota Kawase, Nao Masaki


Saturday, January 14, 2012

Ayano's Bizarre Delusions

Japan, 2009
Director: Naoyuki Tomomatsu
Starring: Kotono, Tsubasa Usagi, Taishi Takemoto

Friday, January 13, 2012

Daydream (Hakujitsumu)

Japan, 2009
Directors: Kyoko Aizome, Shinji Imaoka
Starring: Misaki Saij├┤, China Fukunaga, Shun Sugata

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Yoyochu

Country: Japan
Director: Masato Ishioka
Starring: Kyoko Aizome, Yukari Fujimoto, Taka Kato