No more monkey business…
A new “viral” trailer has been released for Spike Lee’s Remake of Oldboy. Who the hell would want to check in to Hotel Oldboy when Sam Jackson is waiting for you in a tacky kimono with chopstick in his hair?
Makoto Shinkai, director of 5 Centimeters Per Second, Children Who Chase Lost Voices and more has posted his newest short film Dareka no Manazashi (Someone’s Gaze) to YouTube with English subtitles.
The story is set “slightly in the future” and revolves around Aya “Aachan” Okamura, a woman who has been working for two years and has begun living on her own for a job opportunity. With Aachan’s mother working overseas as a doctor, Aachan’s father is now living alone with the family’s longtime pet cat Mii-san.
One night, Aachan returns from a long day at work, and as she rests on her bed, she reminiscences about the times the family had together. She remembers the sadness she felt when her mom went overseas, and the solace she felt when her father brought home Mii-san to give her comfort. Then, she receives a phone call…
Erinnert ihr euch noch an das grandiose 8-Bit Demomassaker names Kings of Power 4 Billion % von Pixelgott Paul Robertson? Coin von EXIT 73 Studios geht in eine ähnliche Richtung, zwar ohne den Robertson’schen Pixelscharm aber mit schönen Verneigungen vor Contra, Galaga, Double Dragon und anderen Videospielklassikern.
Coin is an animated short directed and animated by Chris Burns. Inspired by early video games, COIN is a continuous shot of one man destroying everything in his path to vengeance.
I know this entry will make the AHT look like a Studio Ghibli fan blog even more than it already is, but I just had to report this: Disney Entertainment Japan announced to release Hayao Miyazaki’s masterpiece Princess Mononoke (Mononoke Hime) on Blu-ray Disc on December 4th!
As always, this Japanese release will fulfill almost all international desires in regards of audio tracks (Japanese, English, French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Finnish, German, Korean, Cantonese) and subtitles (English, Japanese, French, German, Korean, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese).
The Cat Returns (Neko no Ongaeshi) will be released on the same day, also with several dub and subtitle tracks. However, it doesn’t feature any angry boar gods or headless giants, so I’m just getting it to keep the collection in shape…