Director Bernard Rose‘s Samurai Marathon is now available on DVD (region 1) and Bluray (region A) in the USA. The movie is truly entertaining and offers a well-balanced mix of action and drama with a good dose of humor. Based on actual historical facts it also has elements of modernity, in this respect the film is a fine tribute to the Samurai Cinema genre.
With Jeremy Thomas (Oscar Winner for The Last Emperor) as a producer and a Japanese stellar cast, Samurai Marathon is also a journey through the magnificent landscapes of rural Japan. Young thespians such as Takeru Satoh, Mirai Moriyama and Nana Komatsu* deliver outstanding performances. American movie goers will also enjoy Danny Huston‘s impersonation of Commander Perry.
*Actress and Chanel Ambassador Komatsu Nana was the recipient of the Rising Star Award at the New York Asian Film Festival in June 2019.
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Tokyo no Onna, surely one of the most remarkable photoshoots with Nana Komatsu. Those pics by photographer Chikashi Suzuki were published by Purple Magazine for their 2016 Spring Summer edition. The young model was wearing Prada, Calvin Klein, Loewe, Givenchy, Céline, Toga, Zanotti etc… Original Source: Purple Diary
Because of the covid-19 pandemic the Japanese film industry underwent a great number of cancellations and postponements. Though Ito should normally hit theaters on August 21, the 4 months delay (initial date was April 24) made it necessary to launch another promo campaign with new material and events.
Consequently and 6 weeks from its new nationwide theatrical release the production provided a new clip, a music video with footage from the film and the making of. The track is a (long) cover version of Miyuki Nakajima’s song performed by Masaki Suda and Huwie Ishizaki.