After all, it's just a ride….

Tokyo Tribe (2014) Trailer

On the one hand I’m slightly annoyed at still being plugged into the TiFF mailgroups after last years activities, as the publicity is starting to warm up and I won’t be attending – curses. On the other hand I am privy to some exciting genre news such as the North American distribution pick-up of Sion Sono’s quietly restrained new picture;

Japanese genre fans should also be excited to hear that Miike’s new movie is also getting an international release, no trailer yet but here’s the synopsis – ‘Yakuza Apocalypse: The Great War of the Underworld will tell the story of “a gang boss who has become legendary for surviving knife stabs and gunshot wounds that would kill any ordinary mortal. The reason for his seeming indestructibility: The boss is a vampire. When he is finally felled by an assassin, he bites an underling, Kageyama (Hayato Ichihara), before expiring. Now a vampire himself, Kageyama goes out to seek revenge’…..Hmm, well that sounds a little tired, but let’s hope they both come to the LFF this year eh?

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