Another batch of Japanese Import VHS tapes have been added to the Z-Grade lineup. Head on over to Z-Grade and check 'em out. There is a nice mixture of gore and sci-fi in this latest batch. More plastic slab goodness listed in the coming days.
Watching some of the classics and not so classics every day this Halloween from our VHS tape and DVD collection here at Z-Grade. For fun, we decided to do a random scene shot by iPhone from each film and post it on my Instagram. And to keep it interesting, not the typical horror image you would expect from each film.
Okay, this film is a love letter to the classic Nissan GT-R. On the outset, it appears to be a regular Japanese crime drama. Except for the fact that the entire film is built around the bad ass KPGC110 Nissan Skyline police car that chases down perps, all the while smoking tires and drifting through the mean streets of Tokyo.
This particular movie starts out like an adultery-themed melodrama, but as the story unfolds, it becomes a strange and twisted tale of deception. An interesting subversive psychological film from the MATSUMOTO SEICHO SERIES
This DAIEI film is a stunning period atmospheric ghost (yokai) story. It's initially a story of love denied. While transporting a bride-to-be in a closed carriage (kago) while during a thunderstorm, a group of servants and onlookers suddenly come upon an apparition of a ghostly white-draped female figure floating down to the ground.
This rare DAIEI horror gem utilizes the legendary Yotsuya Kaidan storyline. This version is by director KAZUO MORI (aka: ISSEI MORI) who is best known for the excellent ZATOICHI series of films. The complicated storyline takes place around 1786 and concerns the life of a masterless samurai, Iemon (KEI SATO) who is unhappy in marriage with his ill wife Oiwa (KAZUKO INENO) and hates working for a living doing assembly piecework for umbrellas.