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BFI Player launches Japan 2020 in May



Japan 2020, a six month event showcasing over 100 years of Japanese cinema, is live now on BFI Player.

Collections on Akira Kurosawa and classic Japanese movies are available to watch, with more to follow in June through October.

The Tokyo Olympics are postponed until 2021, and possibly beyond. The chances of travelling to and from the Isle of Wight let alone Japan this year are wobbly. So, the fact the BFI are going ahead with the season is great news in a miserable time.

Safely escape lockdown for £4.99 a month (and two weeks free trial) by journeying through over one hundred years of Japanese cinema from the comfort of your living room.

Classics of Japan’s Golden Age and films that rocked the studio system...

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Blu-ray review: A Snake of June

A-Snake-of-June---Blu-ray-coverDirector: Shinya Tsukamoto

Writer: Shinya Tsukamoto

Cast: Asuka Kurosawa, Yuji Koutari, Shinya Tsukamoto

Cert: 18

Running time: 77mins

Year: 2002




The lowdown: Forget 50 Shades of Grey, only one shade of blue is required for this dark, not easily forgotten erotic oddity. Tetsuo: The Iron Man and Gemini director Shinya Tsukamoto’s 2002 movie is a surreal love story that encompasses sexual repression, voyeurism and male/female anxieties… in the opening 15 minutes. Asuka Kurosawa (relation?) is the striking buttoned down woman targeted by an enigmatic stalker played by Tsukamoto himself, who leads her into a world of fear and desire.

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The full verdict: Given a handsome Blu-ray release by the good folk at Third Window Films, A Snake of June’s visual mysteries have never looked so go...

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