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Arrow Video’s ‘Audition’ Blu-Ray: The Horror News Network Review

In my coverage of February, 2019’s horror blu-ray releases, I enthusiastically recommended that seasoned horror fans buy the new Arrow Video edition of Audition… but there was a major caveat:

“Okay, don’t take this the wrong way: Takashi Miike’s Audition should only be on your “buy” list if you know exactly what you’re in for and you like it! The last 30 minutes of this movie contain grotesque special effects which haven’t aged a bit since the movie’s notorious initial 2001 release. Beyond the gore, however, is an incredibly well-made Japanese horror movie which only seems to grow more relevant as time marches on.” read more

The Trailer for Takashi Miike’s 100th Film, “Blade of the Immortal”, Delivers!

Legendary Japanese filmmaker Takashi Miike has graced the world with his one hundredth film and the red-band trailer for Blade of the Immortal does not disappoint.

The description of the film is as follows: Samurai Manji has taken a lot of lives, both innocent and guilty, and now lives life in feudal Japan as a criminal. After being cursed with immortality until he kills enough evil men, Manji meets a young girl who enlists him to be her body-guard. Swearing loyalty, protection and vengeance against the group of sword fighters who slaughtered her family, the unlikely duo set on a remarkable quest to make right against those who did them wrong. read more