The Spy Who Loved Me – James Bond Series – Lewis Gilbert (Director)

"Nobody Does It Better!" - Lyric from the title song of the film When The Man With the Golden Gun was released in 1974, many critics had strong reaction over the film. Hating its final product, finding it mediocre and a bore. To a point that it affected the next production's release. With dreads that … Continue reading The Spy Who Loved Me – James Bond Series – Lewis Gilbert (Director)

CB Chara Go Nagai World (CBキャラ永井豪ワールド) – Umanosuke Iida (Director and Screenwriter) and Go Nagai (Original series)

Hilarious Parody of Go Nagai's masterpieces that answers Crucial questions within the Devilman series After watching the second episode of the Devilman OVA series, I always get sad that it ended like this. Without any conclusion to this saga. Until I learned in 2018 that CB Chara Go Nagai World, whom I had heard of … Continue reading CB Chara Go Nagai World (CBキャラ永井豪ワールド) – Umanosuke Iida (Director and Screenwriter) and Go Nagai (Original series)

Vampire Hunter D (バンパイアハンターD) – Toyoo Ashida (芦田 豊雄) (Director), Yasushi Hirano (平野 靖士) (Screenwriter), Hideyuki Kikuchi (菊地 秀行) (Original Author), Yoshitaka Amano (天野 喜孝) (Original character design)

An adaptation that pleased me more or less Since the release of the Vampire Hunter D novels, Hideyuki Kikuchi and Yoshitaka Amano became important figures in the modern Japanese landscape. And with the success of Square Soft's Final Fantasy series, where Amano did character designs and illustrations, and Yoshiaki Kawajiri's Vampire Hunter D adaptation, that … Continue reading Vampire Hunter D (バンパイアハンターD) – Toyoo Ashida (芦田 豊雄) (Director), Yasushi Hirano (平野 靖士) (Screenwriter), Hideyuki Kikuchi (菊地 秀行) (Original Author), Yoshitaka Amano (天野 喜孝) (Original character design)

The Shining – Stanley Kubrick (director and co-writer), Diane Johnson (co-writer) and Stephen King (Novel’s original author)

"Wendy, I'm home." - Jack Torrance As fan of Osamu Tezuka, I have learned that one of his fans was the film director Stanley Kubrick. Who was so impressed by the genius of Tezuka and his 1963 series Tetsuwan Atom (Astroboy) that he offered him a position as production/set designer for 2001 A Space Odyssey. … Continue reading The Shining – Stanley Kubrick (director and co-writer), Diane Johnson (co-writer) and Stephen King (Novel’s original author)

Friday the 13th (Part 2) – Friday the 13th movie series – Steve Miner (Director) and Ron Kurz (Screenwriter)

Five years later, the events continue... Following the important box-office and public success of Friday The 13th, its producers quickly produced a new Friday the 13th adventure. Originally first thought as a different storyline, miles from the Camp Crystal Lake incident, everyone decided to do what the Halloween series would implement as well. Present a … Continue reading Friday the 13th (Part 2) – Friday the 13th movie series – Steve Miner (Director) and Ron Kurz (Screenwriter)

The Omen – Richard Donner (director) and David Seltzer (screenwriter)

"Look at me, Damien... It's All For You!" - Holly As stated in my The Exorcist review, I found in an Entertainment Best Horror Films list a range of frightening classics that mentioned The Omen. But before that read, I learned of Donner's film thanks to That 70s Show. Which showed both a portion of … Continue reading The Omen – Richard Donner (director) and David Seltzer (screenwriter)

The Exorcist – William Friedkin (director) and William Peter Blatty (original novel’s author and screenwriter)

"What a Nice Day for an Exorcism!" - Regan/The Demon I first learnt of the Exorcist thanks to an Entertainment Weekly article which mentioned the most frightening horror films of all time. Listing it in the first place of their list. Alongside other classics like Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Psycho, Halloween, and Rosemary's Baby. But of … Continue reading The Exorcist – William Friedkin (director) and William Peter Blatty (original novel’s author and screenwriter)

Black Christmas – Bob Clark (director and co-writer) and Roy Moore (co-writer)

"Hey Agnes, It's me Billy!" - Billy Many know the director Bob Clark for being behind comedies like A Christmas Story and Porky. But before doing them, he also presented incredible horror films like Dead of Night, Children shouldn't play with Dead things, and Black Christmas. Latter movie a classic watchable on both holidays. Especially … Continue reading Black Christmas – Bob Clark (director and co-writer) and Roy Moore (co-writer)

Romeo and Juliet – Franco Zeffirelli (Director and co-writer), Franco Brusati and Masolino D’Amico (co-writers)

The Romeo and Juliet classic that remains unbeaten. The film that made Franco Zeffirelli an international cinema figure Fans of romantic stories can all confirm that William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet is the greatest love epic of all time. Recounting the end of the war between the Montagues and Capulets following the tragic deaths of … Continue reading Romeo and Juliet – Franco Zeffirelli (Director and co-writer), Franco Brusati and Masolino D’Amico (co-writers)

Golgo 13: Queen Bee (ゴルゴ13〜QUEEN BEE〜) – Takao Saito (author), Osamu Dezaki (director), and Akihiro Tago (Screenwriter)

Osamu Dezaki's Return into the World of Golgo 13 Those who follow the 1980s Anime culture know that Osamu Dezaki was the director of the Golgo 13 film. Masterpiece of movie direction, animation, and storytelling, it influenced several artists and was referenced even in American culture; from The Simpsons to Quentin Tarantino's Kill Bill. Especially … Continue reading Golgo 13: Queen Bee (ゴルゴ13〜QUEEN BEE〜) – Takao Saito (author), Osamu Dezaki (director), and Akihiro Tago (Screenwriter)