Bloody Spear At Mount Fuji

Bloody Spear At Mount Fuji (Cert 12) 1 Disc Blu-ray (Distributor: Arrow Academy) Running Time: 94 minutes approx. It needs pointing out that Bloody Spear At Mount Fuji is a very misleading title - except it isn’t. Upon reading this title (and seeing the artwork for this Blu-ray release), it is assumed that either a … Continue reading Bloody Spear At Mount Fuji

Red Beard (Akahige)

Red Beard (Akahige) Japan (1965) Dir. Akira Kurosawa Talk about misleading titles; I was expecting this to be a film about a pirate or maybe a savage samurai since this is a Kurosawa/Mifune collaboration. Instead, the eponymous character of this near three-hour epic is in fact a dedicated country doctor in Edo era Japan - … Continue reading Red Beard (Akahige)

Miss Hokusai

Miss Hokusai (Cert 12) 1 Disc (Distributor: All The Anime) Running time: 90 minutes approx. Bio-pics in anime a rather rare, although many historical figures have featured in films and TV shows, usually in tales suffused with fantasy elements or heavy on dramatic licence. Miss Hokusai is a little of both as it documents a … Continue reading Miss Hokusai