Noh is an ancient Japanese theatrical art form. Its sacred backbone might help us understand modern Japanese action.
Japanese Artwork for Death Grip is Super-Mega-Insaneon
English translation coming soon. "Engrish" translation coming soon after! Buy Death Grip on DVD or Blu-Ray at the Stunt People Store.
Indie Action Weekly-ish Roundup – August 14, 2012on
Hiroshi Adachi's Shoreline Operation with Emmanuel Manzanares Sleeping Dogs, action by EMC Monkeys, funded by Enix themselves! Reddit article here. Green Jade by Movie-Do
High-octane action videos you probably haven’t seenon
Tired of stunts done with computer graphics? Wires that gently float actors down after a dangerous 4-foot jump? Still imagining the pads off camera? Here is some much-needed medicine for your ailment. Let's start early on, just at the peak of the Hong Kong "old school" kung fu film. "Shapes", or succinct, posing movements that [...]
I don’t dig anime, but the Ruroni Kenshin trailer looks amazingon
I tend not to watch many modern Japanese actioners because live-action anime pacing comes off as really cheesy. It sits somewhere awkwardly between Chambara/Western and HK-style, like a not-so-self-aware Kill Bill. Black Belt was a nice departure, which was basically Chambara without weapons, close to reality without the extreme epicness that anime action suffers from [...]