This past week has brought about quite a few different trailers to my attention. Since I’d feel pretty stupid cluttering up the front page with individual posts dedicated to trailers that have already been posted all over (but I’m still silly enough to post them all in one entry), so I’ll just gather the top three that have probably caught the most attention from us on the boards.
What exactly does one need to know about a film with a title like “High Kick Girl”? Okay, so you’ve got a cute chick… who kicks people, in their heads due to how high she kicks… and people get hurt. That my friend is a goldmine of material right there. The actual plot is kind of a mystery to those of us who do not speak the Japanese language, but apparently it has something to do with a girl who kicks high – who must take on a group of evil-do’ers, but my god, did you really need me to tell you that? With real life Karate practitioner Rina Takeda in the starring role, and from the way the trailer is presented, this might actually be more than just a cute chick kicking a few butts. We could very well have a pretty sweet action flick to boot. I know I’m down with that action.
Samurai Princess is brought to us by the demented mind who gave the world Tokyo Gore Police, writer Kengo Kaji. Stepping into the director’s chair and into the limelight after he and Yoshihiro Nishimura’s breakout splatter epic, the film looks to continue the theme of extreme body modification and… well, gore! Breasts are detached and lobbed around as grenades – body parts are replaced with cutting tools and other such fun things. I’m going to go out on a limb here and just say that if you enjoyed The Machine Girl or Tokyo Gore Police – after watching this trailer you’re going to be twisting your filthy paws in anticipation of this bad boy getting a DVD release date.
It’s JOHNNIE FRIGGIN’ TO! Do I need to say any more? Well, it’s everyone’s favorite crime-film maestro, and Vengeance has him doing what he does best. This entry into his filmography looks pretty interesting if only for the fact that the lead character looks to speak a decent amount of English within the film. The story focuses on a French man who used to work as an assassin, but now lives as a chef – however, when his daughter comes up missing in Hong Kong he vows Vengeance. With the title and the poster art, the film may harken back to Oldboy for some but I’m sure this will have To’s fingerprints all over it.