Ryuhei Kitamura!

So what about that Courtney Love eh? Being all stupid and fucked up on Letterman. Flashing her saggy ass tits all over the place. Eugh. And then getting arrested after throwing a microphone stand into the crowd at one of her gigs, injuring some guy on the head. Stupid crackwhore. I can’t stand that woman. Disgusting! I hope she overdoses on some heroin or something.

Anyhow, i think i’m starting to obsessed with Ryuhei Kitamura and his works. Been playing Metal Gear Solid: The Twin Snakes a lot lately. The cutscenes in that game just kick so much ass. Hell, i don’t even really care about the game, i just wanna see the cutscenes. Good God, that first encounter with the ninja right after you fight Revolver Ocelot… bad. ass. Seriously people, you need to check out his first flick, Versus, some time. It’s fucking awesome. Azumi isn’t too shabby either.

I was on eBay again look up Japanese flicks and i stumbled upon this movie. It’s the latest Kitamura flick, Aragami! Happy happy joy joy! So anyway, i tried looking up a review but there aren’t that many out there… yet (only one so far). Oh and i also found this page. It basically talks about how Aragami came to be. It’s the result of… THE DUEL PROJECT. Which is probably one of the craziest concepts i’ve ever heard of.

Imagine, if you will, two Japanese directors who meet at a film festival, each familiar with (and appreciative of) each other’s work. Then imagine a night of binge drinking that leads to the gauntlet being thrown down – a little friendly competition to see who can make the best “Duel to the Death” film. Then throw in a few rules like 1) The script can contain no more than 2-3 characters 2) The film must be shot in seven days and on a small budget 3) the film can only take place in one setting, and most importantly 4) at least one character must die. Thus, the Duel Project was born.

Dueling directors!

It’s a pretty interesting article. It’d be awesome if there could be more ‘duel projects’ in the future between other well known directors. Like, Sam Raimi vs. Peter Jackson or John Woo vs. Tsui Hark or Quentin Tarantino vs. Robert Rodriguez or something. Oh well. Hopefully it’ll catch on.

Anyway, i’m getting myself a copy of Aragami. And a copy of Battlefield Baseball too.

Battlefield Baseball?

Get this. I think this is a first. It’s a baseball zombie horror comedy, complete with chainsaws, corpses sailing through the air and high-kicking kung-fu antics. It’s not a Ryuhei Kitamura flick but it is produced by him and it does star the guy who was in Versus (badass dude). Plus it’s directed by Kitamura’s former AD who worked with him on Versus and Alive (he’s also the guy who wrote the screenplays on those two flicks). So in essence, it sort of is a Kitamura flick and that’s why i’m getting it. I haven’t seen Aragami or Battlefield Baseball before but i have no doubt in my mind that both will kick ass.

Apparently Battlefield Baseball has been compared to Shaolin Soccer but i haven’t seen Shaolin Soccer (was never really interested in it. i hear it’s pretty stupid). So whatever. Shaolin Soccer doesn’t have zombies in it and Battlefield Baseball does. Any movie that has zombies in it HAS to be better.

Here’s a review.

“…Battlefield Baseball is destined to become a cult favourite.”


I’ll post more later. Got a bunch of other stuff to talk about.

27 thoughts on “Ryuhei Kitamura!

  1. first comment! w00t

    #1 | Comment by dennis — March 18, 2004 @ 7:58 pm

  2. 2nd

    #2 | Comment by dammit — March 18, 2004 @ 8:06 pm

  3. 3rd!

    #3 | Comment by Buddy — March 18, 2004 @ 8:10 pm

  4. Find pictures!

    Nerds Away!!!

    #4 | Comment by bligityblah — March 18, 2004 @ 8:10 pm

  5. not to change the subject, but how much ass does this kick?

    #5 | Comment by ryan — March 18, 2004 @ 8:14 pm

  6. damn. okay after doing some research on that other duel flick, 2LDK, i have discovered that not only is it another kickass flick (about two chicks that get into a catfight…. OF DEATH!) but one of the chicks is smoking hott (with two t’s)

    mmmm. boobs.

    Eiko Koike 1

    Eiko Koike 2

    i need to get that movie on dvd too.

    #6 | Comment by Justin — March 18, 2004 @ 8:17 pm

  7. 7!! video games, searching the Internet for porn, and strange obsession with Titanic? does Justin ever go outside?

    #7 | Comment by joe — March 18, 2004 @ 8:35 pm

  8. Justin, you might like this too: bling bling

    #8 | Comment by Dex — March 18, 2004 @ 8:38 pm

  9. And Shaolin Soccer is VERY stupid.

    #9 | Comment by Dex — March 18, 2004 @ 8:38 pm

  10. yeah i saw that a while ago. doesnt seem badass though. no action!

    #10 | Comment by Justin — March 18, 2004 @ 8:43 pm

  11. okay i take it back. just did more research.

    "…delivers a fantastic climax which includes the most unusual and coolest gun battle ever."

    yeah i’m getting this. someday.

    #11 | Comment by Justin — March 18, 2004 @ 8:49 pm

  12. Ever seen Samurai Fiction, Justin? Seems like the kind of movie that’d fit into your current obsession. I saw it around the same time as Versus, I liked them about equally.


    /me liked Shaolin Soccer.

    #12 | Comment by h3 — March 18, 2004 @ 8:55 pm

  13. That’s right fucker. Take my advice next time.

    #13 | Comment by Dex — March 18, 2004 @ 9:32 pm

  14. i came here looking for porn. wtf is going on.

    #14 | Comment by wtf — March 18, 2004 @ 9:49 pm

  15. Some times you just gotta ask yourself, "WTF!?"

    #15 | Comment by Clay — March 18, 2004 @ 10:01 pm

  16. Paris’s nipple slips, yet again.

    Link at college humor

    #16 | Comment by Eric — March 18, 2004 @ 10:15 pm

  17. that pic is soooo two weeks ago!

    besides we’ve seen her naked getting fucked and sucking dick. there’s nothing to look forward to from her anymore.

    versus rocks btw

    #17 | Comment by OLD — March 18, 2004 @ 10:23 pm

  18. I concur with OLD.. progress people progress. Unless paris is moving forward to more hardcore everything else is a step backwards

    #18 | Comment by JohnnyB — March 18, 2004 @ 10:32 pm

  19. Until I hear about a "Paris Hilton lesbian sex tape" ..I don’t give a crap.
    She’s SO 2003…

    #19 | Comment by Dex — March 18, 2004 @ 10:54 pm

  20. I don’t care about Paris, she’s an ugly little bitch. Let’s see some of Nikki, now she’s hott(with two t’s).

    #20 | Comment by tsl141 — March 18, 2004 @ 11:27 pm

  21. Nikki is hotter then Paris? I would say WTF!? You must be blind.

    #21 | Comment by J-Mah — March 19, 2004 @ 1:45 am

  22. Nikki is 101 times hottter than Paris (with 3 T’s)

    #22 | Comment by Dex — March 19, 2004 @ 3:08 am

  23. What male here will admit that if they were going to be raped by a crazy woman, they would want it to be Courtney Love? I’ll proudly raise my hand. She’s my guilty pleasure. Did you see the nude scenes in People v. Larry Flynt?!?!

    #23 | Comment by grud — March 19, 2004 @ 9:37 am


    #24 | Comment by HOMERJDOH — March 19, 2004 @ 10:35 am

  25. she’s japanese you silly rabbit

    #25 | Comment by Justin — March 19, 2004 @ 10:49 am

  26. Justin….you said climax…..hehe

    #26 | Comment by Treesurgeon — March 19, 2004 @ 4:17 pm

  27. courtney love is nasty. but only because she tries too damn hard. i’m all for the angry, loud bitch thing she has going on but seriously…

    your time for being "in" is over. stop trying to squeeze the last bit of fame from your dead ex-lover already. and i didn’t think he was that great either… just for the record.

    #27 | Comment by lizzi — March 20, 2004 @ 12:08 pm

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