ok, i promised movie trailers. and i am here to deliver. before i go on i discovered from my New Type Live mag (w/the Cutie Honey cover) that the Cutie Honey movie came out at the end of May. i'm merely guessing on that but i think that's the deal. so the DVD should hit around the end of year. Trailers are available at the official Cutie Honey site but i think their for windows only (the Real Media file doesn't work).
First worthy trailer on tap is for Lovers (aka House of Flying Daggers) directed by Yimou Zhang (Hero) and starring Ziyi Zhang and Andy Lau. In a nutshell, it looks a little like Hero and Crouching Tiger but very cool nonetheless. definitely one for the big screen.
Next up is MACH! of which i cannot find any info about other than the official MACH! site which is loaded w/goodies if you have the time. this flick looks awesome: 100% fighting 100% of the time. but apparently not your typical action flick w/a lot of stylized muay thai fight scenes and cinematography. very, VERY cool.
and for the quirky Japanese comedy fans in us all i give you Swing Girls. This movie looks absolutely hilarious. sure, it's funny cutesy whatever but it does look like a fun time. quick shot: a bunch of girls form a big band in school and the comedy ensues.
This next one is a complete mystery to me: God*Diva: Immortel (ad vitam). far as i can tell this French Sci-Fi drama came out early last year and is just now making the filmfest rounds in North America. However, from the trailer i really have no idea what the hell is going on. the official Immortel site doesn't offer many clues (but it sure looks nice!). IMdb offers this: "New York 2095. In a strange pyramid floating in the sky, the gods of ancient Egypt are judging Horus. In the city, a young women with blue hair and tears is arrested, but she has a secret power, even to herself..." if nothing else it does look interesting; pure eye candy.
props to phixed for digging this one out (a while ago even). the latest Takashi Miike flick- Izo: The Crotch is an Incomprehensible Demon-Man!. besides looking like another ultra cool Miike flick from the trailer, it also stars Beat Takeshi! hot damn does this flick look great. visit the official IZO site and view the trailer (sadly win media only). but it's worth hunting down a PC to view! here's a couple of snippets from the plot:
"Instead of being extinguished, [Izo's] rage propels him through the space-time continum to present-day Tokyo, where his finds himself one with the city's homeless. Here Izo transforms himself into a new, improved killing machine, his entire soul still enraged by his treatment in his past life. His response to the powers-that-be, whose predecessors put him to death, is the sword."
"His ability to leap through time, slashing as he goes, attracts the attention of the lords of the universe, who are like a pre-war House of Peers, in office for eternity. Izo, however, is not about to bow to anyone, even the lords of creation (he even rapes Mother Earth)."
how can you not love that?
lastly i'll round off this all-trailer post w/some stuff we've all seen already (if not where have you been?!):
Devilman trailer - looks kinda goofy despite trying to be serious.
Casshern trailer - hope this movie is half as cool as it looks in the trailer!
Steamboy - an event anime a la Metropolis. hope this hits the indie theaters.
ok, that's all for this installment. goes w/o saying that i'd see all of the above at the theater... if only we'd be so fortunate. as it stands maybe a couple will actually make it to a big screen near me. ah well. i'll round up some more trailers for another post in a few weeks. hopefully there's some worthy stuff on the horizon. enjoy!