Sharasojyu and Hebi Ichigo
peter_larson2000 at yahoo.com
Thu Dec 21 21:00:56 EST 2006
Certainly not high art, but two of my favorite Japanese horror films. I like Sato's treatment of the female lead as a strong character and not just as sex fluff that graces that screen. I find it to be much like Whedon's Buffy character or JJ Abrams Alias series here in the states.
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From: Jim Harper <jimharper666 at yahoo.co.uk>
To: KineJapan at lists.acs.ohio-state.edu
Sent: Thursday, December 21, 2006 8:38:47 PM
Subject: Re: Sharasojyu and Hebi Ichigo
As far as female directors goes, I always bring up Shimako Sato's two EKO EKO AZARAK films, WIZARD OF DARKNESS and BIRTH OF THE WIZARD. They may not be high art, but as genre exercises (teen horror) I think stand up well against anything Hollywood was releasing at the time. Horror is fairly disreputable at the best of times, and female horror directors are almost entirely unknown anywhere in the world, making these two films, quality aside, something of a rarity.
tim.iles at utoronto.ca wrote:
In North America, at least, it's _quite_ difficult to find Japanese
films by female directors. There are some fairly well-known female
_screenwriters_ (Wada Natto comes immediately to mind, and Nobumoto
Keiko who wrote many of the _Cowboy Bebop_ episodes), but directors...
well, that's another story all together! _Hebi Ichigo_ sounds
interesting--anyone want to contribute titles to a "must see" list?
But to keep this from becoming "just a list" which seems to disappoint
some people, add a short line or two why the film is a 'must see'...
Let's get a jump on the 2006 Top Ten lists...! ^_^
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