ok, I forgot Miike, sorry. And maybe I forgot something else too… It’s just that I can’t get over with what happened to the Japanese (s)exploitation cinema. How did the most artistic, innovative and exciting genre in the world turn into the kind crap we see today. Sometimes I accidentally associate all V-Cinema with those films…
I still think that V-Cinema is far superior to the average straight to video market in any other country. It actually has positives to it. Sure, there are stacks of cheap looking v-cinema films that look like home movies and sure sometimes they are like bad tv shows, but it isn’t really all like that. I wish our straight to video market was doing as well as Japan’s. Plus, Japan is just a highly technological society. Every man and his dog pick up a digital video camera and go out and make a cheap film.
I know what you mean though. Exploitation died in a lot of countries though. I know, because I live in a country that used to make stacks of exploitation films (probably the reason Tarantino said it was his second favourite cinema in the world), but those days are long gone and I wish that they weren’t, but that is just how it turns out.
does this mean that Jackie’s going back to do hong kong movies? YEAH!
Jackie did New Police Story. He’s been doing HK films again for a while. It isn’t like a big return.