N.Y. Maxman is gearing up for another pass. The third in the Maxman comedy action series, continuing their trend of hiring basically everyone you've ever seen in any recent Kamen Rider and Super Sentai production known to man, had its film festival debut in April 2017. Now, the tokusatsu superhero send-up returns to Japanese theaters next month, offering another chance for fans of the subgenre to see some of their recent favorites on the big screen.
For the unfamiliar, the series began in 2015 with Mr. Maxman, starring Chiba Yudai aka angelic warrior GoseiRed of Tensou Sentai Goseiger as a sad sack news presenter who just can't catch a break, until he discovers a pair of glasses that give him amazing powers. The 2017 sequel Bros. Maxman, as the name implies, follows Maxman's brother i...
The King of Monsters is stomping onto our screens this December with tons of cataclysmic holiday cheer! Godzilla and all his giant, radioactive frenemies are showing up for this event, where several of the franchise's most popular films will appear on the Criterion Channel from streaming site FilmStruck.
Here's what Criterion had to say about this endeavor, what may be a prelude to an eventual physical home video release:
Godzilla fans, rejoice! This month, we're offering you the chance to go on a veritable viewing rampage with this massive collection of 14 kaiju classics! Running from Honda's original GODZILLA (1954) to the director's sci-fi drama TERROR OF MECHAGODZILLA (1975)—arriving on 12/8!
Among the Showa Era classics on offer, we have:
Godzilla Raids Again
Aoyaki Takaiwa is trading in his deadly sword for a hero's helmet in HE-LOW, the new independent tokusatsu film. After lighting up the screen as the villainous alien warrior Jugglus Juggler in Ultraman Orb and again, just to make certain you remember his name in Ultraman Orb: The Origin Saga, he's taking a decidedly less sinister path in this new flick.
HE-LOW is a labor of love for creator and director Takano Hassei, best known to toku fans as Ultraman Agul, from the Ultraman Gaia TV series. Takano and Aoyaki were co-stars in Orb's prequel series, The Origin Saga, where Agul joined a host of other veteran heroes (including a reluctant Juggler) to defend against a universe-ending threat.
Kamen Rider fans may know Takano as the cool-as-ice, coin-flipping Kamen Rider Raia from Kamen ...