The Midnight Eye Guide To New Japanese Film

The Midnight Eye Guide to New Japanese Film
Paperback – October 1, 2004
by Tom Mes (Author), Jasper Sharp (Author), Hideo Nakata (Foreword).

An eye-opening portrait of a vibrant film culture, The Midnight Eye Guide to New Japanese Film is the most comprehensive study of the Japanese filmmaking scene yet written. Tom Mes and Jasper Sharp explore the astounding resurgence of Japanese cinema, both live action and animated, profiling 19 contemporary Japanese filmmakers, from the well-known (Kitano, Miike, Miyazaki) to the up-and-coming (Naomi Kawase, Satoshi Kon, Shinya Tsukamoto) and reviewing 97 of their recent films. With 100+ images from behind and in front of the camera, this is a book any film lover will savor. Foreword by Hideo Nakata, director of Ring.

P.S. The book was released in 2005 but I will update the director's list up to this date. I will also include all the titles reviewed / featured in the website. Time does not stop, does it? Enjoy!

  • Victory is Ours
  • Eight Hours of Terror
  • Underworld Beauty
  • Voice Without a Shadow
  • Stolen Desire
  • Nishi Ginza Station
  • Endless Desire
  • Love Letter
  • Passport to Darkness
  • My Second Brother
  • Take Aim at the Police Van
  • The Sleeping Beast Within
  • Smashing the 0-Line
  • The Madness of Youth
  • Fighting Delinquents
  • The Man with a Shotgun
  • The Wind-of-Youth Group Crosses the Mountain Pass
  • Pigs and Battleships
  • Drifting Detective: Tragedy in the Red Valley
  • Vigilante with a Funky Hat: The 20,000,000 Yen Arm
  • The Guys Who Put Money on Me
  • The Proud Challenge
  • Detective Bureau 2-3: Go to Hell, Bastards!
  • Youth of the Beast
  • The Incorrigible
  • Kanto Wanderer
  • The Flower and the Angry Waves
  • Gate of Flesh
  • Our Blood Will Not Forgive
  • Intentions of Murder
  • Wolves, Pigs & Men
  • Story of a Prostitute
  • Tattooed Life
  • Carmen from Kawachi
  • Tokyo Drifter
  • Fighting Elegy
  • The Pornographers
  • The Kamikaze Guy
  • Branded to Kill
  • A Man Vanishes
  • Profound Desires of the Gods
  • Black Lizard
  • Blackmail Is My Life
  • The Green Slime
  • Horus, Prince of the Sun
  • Japan Organised Crime Boss
  • Black Rose Mansion
  • History of Postwar Japan as Told by a Bar Hostess
  • Bloodstained Clan Of Honor
  • If You Were Young: Rage
  • Tora! Tora! Tora!
  • Sympathy for the Underdog
  • Under the Flag of the Rising Sun
  • Street Mobster
  • Outlaw Killers: Three Mad Dog Brothers
  • Panda! Go Panda!
  • Yuki's Sun
  • The Yakuza Papers, Vol. 1: Battles Without Honor and Humanity
  • The Yakuza Papers, Vol. 2: Deadly Fight in Hiroshima
  • The Yakuza Papers, Vol. 3: Proxy War
  • Panda! Go Panda!: Rainy Day Circus
  • The Yakuza Papers, Vol. 4: Police Tactics
  • The Yakuza Papers, Vol. 5: Final Episode
  • New Battles Without Honor and Humanity 1
  • Karayuki-San, the Making of a Prostitute
  • Graveyard of Honor
  • Cops vs. Thugs
  • Gambling Den Heist
  • New Battles Without Honor and Humanity 2: Head of the Boss
  • Violent Panic: The Big Crash
  • New Battles Without Honor and Humanity 3: Last Days of the Boss
  • Yakuza Graveyard
  • A Tale of Sorrow and Sadness
  • Hokuriku Proxy War
  • Doberman Cop
  • The Shogun's Samurai
  • Message from Space
  • The Fall of Ako Castle
  • Charge! Hooligans of Hakata
  • Solitude of One Divided by 880,000
  • Panic in High School
  • Vengeance Is Mine
  • Lupin the Third: The Castle of Cagliostro
  • The Man Who Stole the Sun
  • Zigeunerweisen
  • Battles Without Honor and Humanity: The Complete Saga
  • Virus
  • Crazy Thunder Road
  • Kagero-za
  • Why Not?
  • Gate of Youth
  • Samurai Reincarnation
  • Shuffle
  • Chie the Brat
  • Lovers Lost
  • Fall Guy
  • Burst City
  • Gauche the Cellist
  • The Ballad of Narayama
  • Legend of the Eight Samurai