Women of the Night - 1948 - Episode 54

December 9, 2018

The Boys are back with yet another Mizoguchi film, Women of the Night! It's one of the more depressing and brutal films covered here. That being said, it's Mizoguchi and Kinuyo Tanaka working together so there is that wonderful chemistry of actor and director. Topics discussed: STIs, Come and See (1985), Rope (1948), and many other things.

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Logo - Josh Hollis (from the Rashomon episode)

Outro - Theme from Tentacles (1977)

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Drunken Angel - 1948 - Episode 53

November 24, 2018

It Has Been 2 Years! The boys celebrate by discussing the seminal Kurosawa film that began his artistic relationship with Toshiro Mifune and with composer Fumio Hayasaka. This is the cornerstone for the next 45 years of his career. It's Spencer's favorite movie. Joel...not so much but he still really likes it. Even Francis Ford Coppola is a fan of Drunken Angel, he directly references it in The Godfather.

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Outro Song - Hairy Moth Owl 2 by MC Paul Barman

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Black River - 1957 - Episode 52

November 11, 2018

John Cribbs of the Pink Smoke stops by to discuss the breakout film for both Tatsuya Nakadai and Masaki Kobayashi...Black River! The story of corruption in post war Japan, it does not shy away from all the ugly and uncomfortable aspects of that time Japanese history. There is a lot of talk of Imamura, which makes sense given that this is what led to Pigs and Battleships (1961).

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Outro song - La...La (Don't Say I Am Betraying You)

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Kinuyo Tanaka, A Special Episode

November 8, 2018

Joel and Spencer FINALLY get around to discussing one of the most iconic Japanese actresses of all-time, Kinuyo Tanaka. She is one of the greats. Tanaka also directed a few films as well. She worked with everyone from Kinoshita to Kurosawa (the final scene of Red Beard) to Kei Kumai. The main focus of the episode is on Life of Oharu (1952).

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Outro song - Pinball House by You Blew It

Logo by Josh Hollis

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Kuroneko, The Halloween Special

October 30, 2018

Happy Halloween! The Boys are back together and brought a guest, Wendy Mays from the podcast Pet Cinematary. They talk about the atmospheric, ghost, cat-demon story tale 1968's Kuroneko. If you like cats, empowered women, and gorgeous visuals, this is your movie. You'll hear the words gorgeous, unsettling, and beautiful alot.

 

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Logo - Josh Hollis

Music - Ripped Apart In The Park by TERRORTRON

 

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Throne of Blood - 1957 - Episode 51

October 28, 2018

The ghosts of Spider Web castle have a story to tell and it sounds similar to MacBeth. Kurosawa made arguably the greatest Shakespeare adaptation with Throne of Blood. Taking the core of the MacBeth, He made it a slow burn, horror samurai film. Spencer and Joel are joined by Justin Harrison (writer for Birth.Movies.Death.) and Andrew Schwartz (Talkin' Bout Turtle podcast about the 'Entourage' series) to discuss this classic.

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Outro song - Mystery Skum by The Manx

Logo by Josh Hollis from the Rashomon episode.

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Tampopo - Episode 50 - 1985

October 14, 2018

Martin Kessler stops by to discuss the finer aspects of what makes ramen so special. No Joel, he is on assignment to make the perfect bowl of Pork Scallion Ramen. The discussion ranges from  Imamura to The Last Dragon to Food fetishes. Tampopo is a masterpiece by the late, great Juzo Itami. If you haven't seen it, watch it. Warning: It does have an onscreen animal death.

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Outro Song  Pork Soda by Primus

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Ran - Episode 49 - 1985

October 2, 2018

On this episode, the boys are joned by Ben Sunday. They discuss Kurosawa's epic King Lear adaptation, Ran (1985). It stars #NakadaiForever and Peter from Funeral Parade of Roses. If you know Kurosawa, you've probably seen Ran or at least familiar with this one.

 

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Outro Song - Phenom by Vast Aire

Logo by Josh Hollis

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The Last Dance - Episode 48 - 1993

September 16, 2018

On this episode, the boys get serious and discuss Juzo Itami's 1993 drama-comedy about a man dying of cancer, The Last Dance. Things personal and sad given the material and be careful who watch this with. It can be a little too close or too soon. Either way, it's a wonderful bittersweet film.

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Lauren and Ryan's book - https://www.amazon.com/Wes-Anderson-Collection-Isle-Dogs/dp/1419730096/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1537118264&sr=8-1&keywords=isle+of+dogs+book

Logo by Josh Hollis

Music - GZA the Genius - Swordsman

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Madadayo - Episode 47 - 1993

September 4, 2018

Lauren Wilford and Ryan Stevenson join J-Dawg and Spencer for 1993's Madadayo. This ended up being Kurosawa's final film but he had at least more planned out. Even though it was not the planned final film, it has strong connections to his previous decades of film. If you haven't already...preorder Lauren and Ryan's book - The Wes Anderson Collection: Isle of Dogs, https://www.amazon.com/Wes-Anderson-Collection-Isle-Dogs/dp/1419730096/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8

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Outro Song - Theme from Tentacles (1977)

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