Wednesday, March 15, 2006


Midnight Eye has a wonderful interview with Japanese producer Yoshinori Chiba about his days with Gaga Communications and their line of V-Cinema. This term is equivalent to D2DVD or DVD Premiere here in the west. Chiba- san was one of the men who gave Takashi Miike his break in movies and produced some of the hallmarks of the V-Cinema system including Zeiram and Fudoh. He has an interesting perspective on the sausage press that is Japanese low budget filmmaking.

Let's just say I know how he feels and leave it at that...

If you're a fan of Japanese horror, yakuza or action movies then this is a must-read. If you were at all interested in the video store discussion we had earlier then this should be equally enlightening.

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