Japan On Film

Japan On Film

Anime, kaiju, J-horror, exploitation, and everything in between—Japan has been producing some of the most interesting and creative movies for decades. In this show, author and Japanese film lecturer Perry Constantine and his guests will introduce you to the wide, wonderful, and sometimes weird world of Japanese films. We not only review, but also use these movies to provide some education on Japanese society, history, and culture.
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Cure (1997)
Japan On FilmFebruary 20, 2024x
4
01:08:3594.04 MB

Cure (1997)

Author and Japanese film scholar Jennifer Upton comes on the show to discuss Kiyoshi Kurosawa's psychological thriller, Cure. There's a lot to unpack in this movie, so get ready! Hosted by Perry Constantine Guest-Starring Jennifer Upton Visit Jennifer's website for information on her writing and rea...

A Colt is My Passport (1967)
Japan On FilmFebruary 13, 2024x
3
00:58:2580.09 MB

A Colt is My Passport (1967)

In this episode, we dip into Nikkatsu's noir catalog. Illustrator Joey Weiser joins the show to discuss A Colt is My Passport, a fun noir film featuring Joe Shishido, the man with the most distinctive cheekbones in Japanese cinema. Hosted by Perry Constantine Guest-Starring Joey Weiser Visit Tragic ...

Sukiyaki Western Django (2007)
Japan On FilmFebruary 06, 2024x
2
01:12:2499.27 MB

Sukiyaki Western Django (2007)

New guest Nick Frame joins the show to discuss Takashi Miike's gonzo ramen western film, Sukiyaki Western Django. Clearly inspired by spaghetti westerns and trying to mix the western genre with Japanese history, there's some good stuff here, but also some strange choices. Hosted by Perry Constantine...

Princess Mononoke (1997)
Japan On FilmJanuary 30, 2024x
1
01:22:59113.78 MB

Princess Mononoke (1997)

We kick off Season 10 with one of the most internationally renowned animated films of all time. Derick McDuff of the Underrated network returns to discuss Studio Ghibli's Princess Mononoke. We discuss the many themes in the movie and its enduring legacy. Hosted by Perry Constantine Guest-Starring De...

Lady Snowblood: Love Song of Vengeance (1974)
Japan On FilmJuly 07, 2023x
9
00:50:4469.57 MB

Lady Snowblood: Love Song of Vengeance (1974)

For the final episode of the season, Perry is joined by returning guest Joshua Cervenka to discuss Lady Snowblood: Love Song of Vengeance. And while there are some interesting ideas in this film, plus an appearance by a pre-directing Juzo Itami, the film unfortunately doesn't quite live up to the or...