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Japan On Fire 22: Sabu – Kanikosen

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The wildman and acclaimed maker of chase movies with some very surreal and absurd humour continues his more thoughtful and humanistic streak as firmly explored in the dark Dead Run covered last episode and for this one, Kenny B and VCinema’s Coffin Jon will review Kanikosen. Featuring Sabu depicting a mutiny aboard a crab fishing ship, it’s a story that goes back decades and has a streak of real life darkness attached to it as well.

Running Times:
00ms 00s – Intro/ Kanikosen novel and author background
17m 58s – Kanikosen review

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Japan On Fire 21: Sabu – Dead Run

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Welcome back to our continued look at Japanese filmmaker Sabu. It’s been a wild, quirky, runny, drivy journey so far but things take a dark turn in Dead Run from 2005.

Running Times:
00ms 00s – Intro/ Sabu biography recap and quick review of prior movies in the series
26m 02s – Hard Luck Hero, Hold Up Down & A1012K quick-reviews
57m 25s – Dead Run review

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Japan On Fire 20: Sabu – Blessing Bell

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Originally recorded as one long Japan On Fire 19, it is now re-edited into a shorter episode and this is the second half of the long recording that you first heard in episode 19. Kenny B and Coffin Jon takes you through the in’s and out’s of Sabu’s walky and calm Blessing Bell.

Running Times:
00ms 00s – Intro/ Current Japanese cinema talk (part 2)
21m 18s – Susumu Terajima bio/discussion
34m 00s – Blessing Bell review

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Japan On Fire 19: Sabu – Monday

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Originally recorded as one long Japan On Fire 19, it is now re-edited into a shorter episode and second half of the long recording will feature in Japan On Fire 20.

This is part 2 of our series on director Sabu after covering his first two movies Dangan Runner and Postman Blues in episode 18 of Japan On Fire. His characters ran and rode on bikes amidst droll, quirky and absurd humour as well as drama in the first two and not a lot changes as we look at Monday from 2000. Does Sabu still evolve though? With Kenny B and VCinema‘s Coffin Jon.

Running Times:
00m 00s – Intro/Recap of Sabu bio and episode one
25ms 45s – Current Japanese cinema talk (part 1)
40m 20s – Monday review

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Japan On Fire 18: Sabu – Dangan Runner & Postman Blues

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We are starting a new series on a particular figure out of Japanese cinema. I don’t know of many so I pick the ones I know and years ago I was recommended checking out the work of Sabu. I responded well, put down the fandom but now that there is a podcast series on Japanese cinema I’m involved in, it’s a good op to pick up where I left off/revisit what I liked in the first place. That is to setup that for a couple of episodes we’ll be talking of director Sabu and for this episode his first two movies: Dangan Runner from 1996 and Postman Blues from 1997. With me Kenny B and VCinema‘s Coffin Jon.

Running Times:
00m 00s – Intro/Sabu bio/discussion
43ms 37s – Dangan Runner review
67m 50s – Shinichi Tsutsumi bio/discussion
86m 20s – Postman Blues review

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Japan On Fire 17: Mamoru Oshii – Avalon & The Sky Crawlers

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Closing out our coverage of Mamoru Oshii, the man with a bible in one hand and a basset hound by his other side, we’ve gone through his early days in anime, live action, how he created history by re-telling it through his Kerberos Saga and how he made history with anime classics such as Patlabor and Ghost In The Shell. In this final episode, we do the mix of live action and anime again as we take a look at his live action, POLISH language movie Avalon from 2001 and his 2008 anime The Sky Crawlers. With Kenny B and with me is VCinema‘s Coffin Jon.

Running Times:
00m 00s – Intro/Avalon production background
32ms 20s – Avalon review
70m 37s – Author Hiroshi Mori bio/discussion and The Sky Crawlers production background
82m 25s – The Sky Crawlers review

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Podcast On Fire Network Bonus Episode 12: Ghost In The Shell 2.0

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Mamoru Oshii returns to his anime masterpiece to tweak. Kenny B and Coffin Jon from VCinema returns as well to explain what went wrong with  Ghost In The Shell 2.0.

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