Archive for April, 2008

Practice?

Is there any interest in a practice to iron out some kinks? Sundays or Monday evenings would seem to be the best and only option.

Pure, concentrated awesome

Roughneck
1969, 86 min., 35mm, color. Directed by Yasuharu Hasebe.

In director Hasebe’s yakuza film, Kobayashi plays Yuji, a hoodlum who becomes involved with an ototobun (younger gang brother) trying to go straight. Yuji soon takes up with a hot springs geisha, the lover of a local boss, whose gang is facing stiff competition from an outside rival.

But besides all that, there’s the samurai sword and dynamite fight in the abandoned quarry.

Visitor from another world

Zod!

Do we really know who – or what – Paul is?