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A seal's view of Japanese cinema

Sebastian Seal
 
Uzumaki [DVD]
Uzumaki [DVD]
"Despite being about spirals, there is no twist at the end. Perhaps because there is no end."
Pyrokinesis [DVD]
Pyrokinesis [DVD]
"You will light up when you see this, and it won't get on your wick."
Hypnosis [DVD]
Hypnosis [DVD]
"I once had problems with a Green Namako in the Mariana Trench, but that's nothing compared to the Green Monkey."
Ring (1998) [DVD] [2000]
Ring (1998) [DVD] [2000]
"This film demonstrates the importance of indoor safety toilets."
Ring 2 [1998] [DVD]
Ring 2 [1998] [DVD]
"How does Sadako reach her victims? She uses the tube..."
Ring 0 [DVD] [2000]
Ring 0 [DVD] [2000]
"Sadako suffers a lot of injuries, but in the end she is feeling well."
Kikujiro [DVD]
Kikujiro [DVD]
"Kitano's style is, er, odd. This is one of his less violent films. Some moments in this film are so sad that you can't bear to watch it twice."
Spirited Away [DVD]
Spirited Away [DVD]
"Stunningly comprehensive fantasy world. It's difficult to adjust back to real life when the film ends."
Princess Mononoke [DVD] [2001]
Princess Mononoke [DVD] [2001]
"Humans vs. nature is a common theme in Miyazaki's films. This is perhaps the most serious of them."
Kiki's Delivery Service [DVD]
Kiki's Delivery Service [DVD]
"Jiji is very cute. As with all Miyazaki/Ghibli films: buy the Japanese versions, not the Western ones (despite the listings here)."
Laputa - Castle In The Sky [DVD]
Laputa - Castle In The Sky [DVD]
"One of the greatest animated masterpieces. A tale of love and hope, complete with pirates and strange flying machines."
Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind [DVD]
Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind [DVD]
"A classic, arguably epic. Again, man vs. nature where kindness beats aggression."
My Neighbor Totoro [DVD] [1994] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]
My Neighbor Totoro [DVD] [1994] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]
"I LOVE TOTORO!!! Adults as old as five will want to watch this again and again."
Porco Rosso [DVD] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]
Porco Rosso [DVD] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]
"Pigs DO fly"
Pom Poko [DVD] [1994] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]
Pom Poko [DVD] [1994] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]
"The raccoon dogs fight to preserve their habitat with supernatural means."
Son of Godzilla [DVD] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]
Son of Godzilla [DVD] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]
"Slightly less destructive when smaller. No explanation of where Mrs Godzilla went to."
Destroy All Monsters [DVD] [US Import] [NTSC]
Destroy All Monsters [DVD] [US Import] [NTSC]
"Not a good title if you're planning to make future monster films."
Battle of the Planets Mega Box Set [DVD]
Battle of the Planets Mega Box Set [DVD]
"The spaceship keeps catching fire. They need to fix that sometime."
Brother [DVD] [2001]
Brother [DVD] [2001]
"When someone suggested that Kitano should shoot a film, he must have got the wrong end of the stick."
Throne Of Blood [1957] [DVD]
Throne Of Blood [1957] [DVD]
"Even Samurai get haemorroids."
Pokemon - The First Movie [DVD] [2000]
Pokemon - The First Movie [DVD] [2000]
"Pika pika! Most mice simply eat your skirting boards and leaving droppings in your larder; this little yellow thing will fry you too!"
The Idiot - Masters of Cinema series [DVD] [1951]
The Idiot - Masters of Cinema series [DVD] [1951]
"A sad story of a sane man surrounded by nutters."
Tales From Earthsea [DVD]
Tales From Earthsea [DVD]
"A good first effort by Goro Miyazaki, but a bit of a missed opportunity with Le Guin's trilogy"
Princess From The Moon [DVD]
Princess From The Moon [DVD]
"Alien bodysnatchers, UFOs, and a rural Japanese village. Very plausible."
Metropolis [DVD]
Metropolis [DVD]
"Not a Ghibli film, but as good as."