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Beyond (Libra Records). Review by Bob Pomeroy.
Teruo Ishii’s first torture film gets the love from Arrow Video on a lush new Blu-ray.
A low budget Japanese art film about punks, drag racing and teenage rebellion.
Teruo Ishii’s classic of pinky violence has new life on Blu-ray.
What if Gilbert and Sullivan did “Chicago” with the cast of “Happy Days”?
Japanese sci-fi at its weirdest.
An in-depth exploration of Japanese Ramen Noodle culture. Yum!
Aussie Special forces go behind enemy lines in WW2 Asia to recover the crew of a lost airplane including an important defector.
I Love You (Normal Cookie). Review by Carl F Gauze.
The End (Peaceville). Review by Matthew Moyer.
Jiro’s well known sushi restaurant is in a Tokyo subway station, has ten seats, a bathroom off premises and three Michelin stars.
Skying (XL). Review by Matthew Moyer.
jj no.3 (Secretly Canadian). Review by Matthew Moyer.
Oxygen Flash (Neurot Recordings). Review by Matthew Moyer.
Two Sunsets (Domino). Review by Matthew Moyer.
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We Will Rock You… To Sleep (Audio Dregs). Review by Matthew Moyer.
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