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SAMURAI MARATHON on Digital HD (20 January) & FIRST LOVE in UK Cinemas + Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD (14th February) from Signature Entertainment

SAMURAI MARATHON on Digital HD (20 January) & FIRST LOVE in UK Cinemas + Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD (14th February) from Signature Entertainment

Inspired by a real-life race that is still held annually in Japan, Samurai Marathon is an epic sword slasher from director Bernard Rose and the team behind 13 Assassins and The Last Emperor.

Visionary director Takashi Miike also returns to the big screen with the wildly entertaining Tarantino-esque crime thriller First Love.

“For 260 years, Japan cut itself off from the world.”

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Epic Movies of the 1980s: Aiming for the Extraordinary

Epic Movies of the 1980s: Aiming for the Extraordinary

The word ‘Epic’ has recently been devalued and just used to mean something that is striking or enjoyable, but the correct meaning of the word indicated narratives in the ‘Epic’ mould – those which surpass the ordinary in scale and reach heroic proportions – this applies to films too. I’m taking a look at some of the truly Epic movies from the early 1980s that showed extraordinary ambition in their story and spectacle.

“Forged by a god. Foretold by a wizard. Found by a king.”

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