Kokoyakyu: High School Baseball
Kokoyakyu: High School Baseball is a documentary about making it to Koshien, the summer high school baseball tournament in Japan. The documentary follows two teams: Chiben Academy from Wakayama Prefecture and Tennoji Public High School from Osaka. The documentary covers what motivates the players and coaches, and also covers the cheer team and team managers who support the team.
- Director:Kenneth Eng,
- Writer:Alexander H. Shear
Chiben Academy is a private, powerhouse baseball academy led by Japan's most legendary tough-as-nails coach, Takashima-kantoku. Over 35 years, Takashima has led his teams to Koshien a ... . You can read more in Google, Youtube, Wiki
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(us) wrote: An impressive debut from Jesse Zwick. It's a modern day "The Big Chill" but darker. And features one of the best ensembles of the year.
(ca) wrote: I've always had mixed feelings about this one, but I think I've seen it five times now and it gets stronger every time. It really is one of the great films about the contemporary Asian lifestyle. Great ending that really hits hard. I still think it's unnecessarily long though, and found that the mom's side of the story was a little bit weak. Yang Yang's lines are delivered kind of stiff and flat, like a kid being force-fed some profound nuggets of wisdom to recite, and thus it kind of breaks this film's spell of immersion.
(gb) wrote: Pros:-Danny Trejo as a bartender... again-Makeup isn't bad, but not great-Bruce Campbell as Barry (don't get too attached though)Cons:-Sub-par acting-Bland story and characters-Bad special effects-Blood is present, but not enough for my tastesConclusion:From Dusk Till Dawn 2: Texas Blood Money is a bad film and an even worse sequel to an actual good film. Avoid it like bat guano, Gorehounds.
(mx) wrote: The worst nation-wide theater release film, ever in the history of American motion pictures.
(gb) wrote: Conceived, produced and directed by Pete Walker, whose brand of low-budget schlock proved to be remarkably effective, as proven with The Flesh and Blood Show (1972) and House of Whipcord! (1974), this was shot back-to-back with the latter film, and it's equally as nasty and sinister as that was, it makes for uncomfortable viewing, despite a game cast. It tells the story of Dorothy Yates (Sheila Keith), who was convicted in 1957 for having cannibalised 6 people, and she was sent to a mental institution, her husband Edmund (Rupert Davies) was sent down, but was released shortly afterwards, as he faked insanity to be with his wife. It's 17 years later, and Edmund's daughter from a previous marriage Jackie (Deborah Fairfax) suspects that Dorothy is on the verge of a violent relapse, especially after Edmund finds tarot cards hidden, (which were present during the original crimes in 1957), and Edmund and Dorothy's daughter Debbie (Kim Butcher) is going off the rails with her rebellious behaviour, and she's showing signs of what her mother did when she committed the murders all those years ago. It's a very upsetting and unsettling films, with moments that mirror with what was to come in The Driller Killer (1979), (you get the impression Abel Ferarra got ideas from this.) But, it's a very lurid and unsettling horror film, it's surprising that they got away with blood and gore like this even for then.