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
  • Stolen Desire
  • Nishi Ginza Station
  • Voice Without a Shadow
  • 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
  • Pigs and Battleships
  • The Man with a Shotgun
  • Drifting Detective: Tragedy in the Red Valley
  • The Wind-of-Youth Group Crosses the Mountain Pass
  • Man with a Funky Hat: The 20,000,000 Yen Arm
  • The Challenge
  • The Guys Who Put Money on Me
  • 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
  • Intentions of Murder
  • Wolves, Pigs & Men
  • The Call of Blood
  • Story of a Prostitute
  • Tattooed Life
  • Carmen from Kawachi
  • The Pornographers
  • Tokyo Drifter
  • The Kamikaze Guy
  • Fighting Elegy
  • Branded to Kill
  • A Man Vanishes
  • Blackmail Is My Life
  • Horus: Prince of the Sun
  • Black Lizard
  • Profound Desires of the Gods
  • The Green Slime
  • Japan Organised Crime Boss
  • Black Rose Mansion
  • Bloodstained Clan Of Honor
  • If You Were Young: Rage
  • Tora! Tora! Tora!
  • History of Postwar Japan as Told by a Bar Hostess
  • 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
  • Battles Without Honor and Humanity
  • Panda! Go Panda!: Rainy Day Circus
  • Battles Without Honor and Humanity: Deadly Fight in Hiroshima
  • Battles Without Honor and Humanity: Proxy War
  • Battles Without Honor and Humanity: Police Tactics
  • Battles Without Honor and Humanity: 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
  • Charge! Hooligans of Hakata
  • Solitude of One Divided by 880,000
  • The Shogun's Samurai
  • Message from Space
  • Panic in High School
  • The Fall of Ako Castle
  • Vengeance Is Mine
  • The Man Who Stole the Sun
  • Lupin the Third: The Castle of Cagliostro
  • Zigeunerweisen
  • Battles Without Honor and Humanity: The Complete Saga
  • Crazy Thunder Road
  • Virus
  • Why Not?
  • Gate of Youth
  • Chie the Brat
  • Samurai Reincarnation
  • Kagero-za
  • Shuffle
  • Gauche the Cellist
  • Burst City
  • Lovers Lost
  • Fall Guy
  • Asia Strikes Back
  • Kandagawa Wars