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Old 09-05-2011, 04:02 PM   #1
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Girls & karate seem to be a good combination in Japanese cinema at the moment, with Rina Takeda currently leading the way with 'High Kick Girl', 'Karate Girl', and 'Kunoichi'.

However it looks like she now has some competition....while the director Ryuta Tazaki might not ring any bells, the name of Fuyuhiko Nishi definitely should - he was the director of 'High Kick Girl' and the choreographer of 'Black Belt' - and he's also bringing his choreography skiils to 'Salvage Mice', starring Mitsuki Tanimura, Julia Nagano, Kai Shishido, & Yuki Sato.....the only question is, why isn't Rina in this?

The trailer looks like it could be fun, and it looks like the head karate henchman from 'Karate Girl', Richard Heselton, also makes an appearance at the 1:17 mark -

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Old 09-07-2011, 02:47 AM   #2
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Hmmmm. I...........hmmmmmm.

Seems kind of campy. Not saying that's necessarily a bad thing. I'd like to see a little more choreography and less pop cutesy-ness. Still........I'd probably be down for this.
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Old 09-07-2011, 05:18 AM   #3
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I'd like to see a little more choreography and less pop cutesy-ness.
Ha ha....come on dude, it's a Japanese movie, that statement is like watching a Korean movie and saying "I'd like to see a little more forgiveness and a little less revenge"...never going to happen.
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Old 09-07-2011, 12:17 PM   #4
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that statement is like watching a Korean movie and saying "I'd like to see a little more forgiveness and a little less revenge"
Bwaaaa--haaa--haaaaa! You're owning me, dude. Good one!
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Old 09-07-2011, 12:38 PM   #5
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Mitsuki Tanimura in a karate film
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Old 04-23-2012, 04:07 PM   #6
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JP DVD and BD announced for 2012/06/27
- http://www.allcinema.net/prog/show_d...num_sid=834395

Good, cause I missed this in cinema. The mofo played just 2 weeks in Tokyo, and I was there on the 3rd week...
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Old 07-14-2012, 04:23 AM   #7
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Rented this the other day. Sucked.

Salvage Mice (Japan, 2012)
Mitsuki Tanimura in a karate movie! Well, that sounded too good to work out. Tokusatsu veteran Ryuta Tasakiís masked hero movie is a lazy effort, with sloppy technical execution leaving it several notches behind last yearís effective cheese karate burger K.G. The villain of the latter, Richard Heselton, dubbed in English here, is the filmís only convincing fighter. Newcomer Julia Nagano has potential, but the sound and visual department fail to insert enough iron into her little fists. Storyline and action choreography are second grade with no redeeming b-qualities, and the catchy Momoiro Clover song Contradiction, used in the filmís stylish trailer, is not found in the film.


The R2J DVD comes with some nice Nagano fight training footage (maybe 5 min, I forgot, returned the disc already). And some other extras that I didn't bother with. BD also available.









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Old 07-15-2012, 12:41 AM   #8
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Girls in really short skirts & karate seem to be a good combination in Japanese cinema at the moment, with Rina Takeda currently leading the way with 'High Kick Girl', 'Karate Girl', and 'Kunoichi'.
Thought I'd had that correction.
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Old 07-19-2012, 01:44 PM   #9
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Julia Nagano I'd love to see in a better movie, though



and here's the trailer again since the link in the first post in broken. Boxer or mods could replace it with this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sPG4f7dk0X0
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