Kiyoshi Kurosawa Archive

  • It’s not hard to see why the pornographers Kiyoshi Kurosawa was working for were none too pleased with his output. While it fits the parameters of the soft-core material – […]

    Kandagawa Pervert Wars

    It’s not hard to see why the pornographers Kiyoshi Kurosawa was working for were none too pleased with his output. While it fits the parameters of the soft-core material – […]

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  • Breaking into the movies, getting to actually do that for a living means, for many artists, doing whatever work you can get. In America, that generally entails that you make […]

    The Excitement of the Do Re Mi Fa Girl

    Breaking into the movies, getting to actually do that for a living means, for many artists, doing whatever work you can get. In America, that generally entails that you make […]

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  • There’s a prejudice one finds even in seasoned reviewers of foreign films that each movie, as it stands, is the filmmaker’s referendum on his own culture. To be sure, this […]

    Eyes Of The Spider–and–The Serpent’s Path

    There’s a prejudice one finds even in seasoned reviewers of foreign films that each movie, as it stands, is the filmmaker’s referendum on his own culture. To be sure, this […]

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  • Kiyoshi Kurosawa can make something out of nothing. From quiet soundtracks and shots that linger, dread is built. In Kairo, his moodiest, darkest film (recently a Hollywood “ghosts-are-coming-for-you!” piece of […]

    Pulse

    Kiyoshi Kurosawa can make something out of nothing. From quiet soundtracks and shots that linger, dread is built. In Kairo, his moodiest, darkest film (recently a Hollywood “ghosts-are-coming-for-you!” piece of […]

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  • According to Kiyoshi Kurosawa, the difference between American and Japanese horror films is this: In American films, the ghost-monster wants to hurt you (he uses Alien as an example). In […]

    Seance

    According to Kiyoshi Kurosawa, the difference between American and Japanese horror films is this: In American films, the ghost-monster wants to hurt you (he uses Alien as an example). In […]

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  • I don’t understand Charisma. The bare facts of the narrative are clear, but damned if it isn’t one of the most befuddling, obscure and confounding movies I’ve seen. Twice now […]

    Charisma

    I don’t understand Charisma. The bare facts of the narrative are clear, but damned if it isn’t one of the most befuddling, obscure and confounding movies I’ve seen. Twice now […]

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  • Each victim is mutilated the same. The prostitute is bludgeoned, the cop is shot in the head, and he’s dead when it happens — an X carved into his neck. […]

    Cure

    Each victim is mutilated the same. The prostitute is bludgeoned, the cop is shot in the head, and he’s dead when it happens — an X carved into his neck. […]

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