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SPECIAL TRAFFIC RIOT POLICE: PC110 1993

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.

Movie Review

THE GHOST OF YOTSUYA 1969

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.