I’ll explain this later.
2 comments October 12th, 2012
Long before Hugh Laurie’s Gregory House, there was House, a bizarre 1977 Japanese movie about a haunted house that eats unmarried girls. House adheres to the Japanese Pop culture obsession with schoolgirls, and it’s essentially a ghost story, but with an amazingly varied, unrelenting series of creatively twisted, comic-horror images.
Because the movie is so utterly strange, it’s no surprise that on Amazon the customer reviews are all over the place. Watch the trailer and you’ll know whether or not you want to see the whole thing.
Add comment August 21st, 2011
The anime Gunslinger Girl may have a disturbing premise — school age girls turned into assassin cyborgs — but the music used for the opening credits, by the Scottish band the Delgados, is outstanding. I especially love the ethereal part after 3:30.
Add comment July 4th, 2011
Summer Wars (better on Blu-ray!)
Add comment June 13th, 2011
Some years back, Panasonic had an ISP business in Japan called hi-ho. They had a series of bizarre, addictive, animated commercials that Eric and I enjoyed watching. I remember Eric wasn’t even a teenager yet, so it had to have been a while ago. This one has a winter theme.
Eric liked this one…
…and this was my favorite.
Tech note: these are the first videos I have made using CamStudio.
Add comment March 6th, 2010