A bi-weekly podcast which aims to provide an introduction to the exciting world of Asian cinema.
Each episode sees Elwood and Stephen highlighting a diffrent film worth discovering aswell as discussing a wide variety of topics relating from Actor / director profiles through to exploring the more random aspects of this facinating field.
A.C. Film Club #60 - Tokyo Story
Elwood and Stephen check out thier first Yasujirō Ozu movie with the critically acclaimed "Tokyo Story" in which an elderly couple visit thier grown up children in what is frequently seen as one of the best japanese movies of all time, while regularly topping critical polls for best movies....but is it actually any good?
Battle Royale Podcast #9 - A Cry For Help
The chapter by chapter breakdown of Battle Royale continues as a new alliance is formed, a questionable plan is put into action and we question what really is the most useless weapon to have on the island plus much more!!
A.C. Film Club #59 - Millennium Actress
Elwood and Stephen check out Satoshi Kon's tribute to the careers of Setsuko Hara and Hideko Takamine in one of his more overlooked films which sees him take a depature from his usual themes to tell the story of actress Chiyoko Fujiwara. Living as a recluse for thirty years a pair of documentary filmmakers set out to tell her story, only to soon find themselves becoming more immersed in the story of her life and career.
Author note: Apoligises for the ending of this episode which Elwood's audio was lost thanks to a laptop crash giving us a disjointed ending.
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The Battle Royale Podcast #8 - First Report
Our chapter by chapter breakdown of Battle Royale comes to one of it's shortest chapters aswell as a chance to catch up with who we have lost so far in the game. It's also a chance for us to look at the backstory of Mitsuko not only an alpha predator in the game, but one of the two gang leaders in the class amassing an impressive wrap sheet before she entered the game which we explore aswell as tracing the events which turned her into the shark like predator she is in the game.
A.C Film Club #58 - Project A
Elwood and Stephen check out the Jackie Chan classic set in the late 19th Century Hong Kong as Chan plays the coast guard SGT. Dragon Ma, who is determined to stop the pirates terrorising the city aswell as the corrupt goverment officals funding them.
Best remembered for the now legendry clock tower hang aswell as the film which introduced the now famous end credits blooper reel, we look at the making of the film as well as it's lasting appeal as one of Chan's best films.
The Battle Royale Podcast #7 - Comparing Weapons
Our chapter by chapter breakdown of "Battle Royale" arrives at one of its most eventful chapters as alpha predators are revealed and loyalties are tested. We also find out what the use of the fan is while also trying to decide what is actually a good weapon to get in the game plus more!!