Join us every week for a trip into the weird and wonderful world of trailers. Whether it’s the first teaser for the latest instalment in your favourite franchise, an obscure preview for a strange indie darling, whether it’s good, bad, ugly or just plain weird – your favourite pop culture baristas are there to tell you what they think.
It’s been, oh, months since we featured the last post on a samurai film, so Matt decided it was finally time to watch the Samurai Trilogy, three films about the legendary swordsman Musashi Miyamoto, directed by Hiroshi Inagaki and starring the iconic Toshiro Mifune. He didn’t enjoy the films as much as, say, the samurai films with Mifune directed by Akira Kurosawa, but he still found things that he liked a lot.
Meanwhile, Alan wrote about The Divine Comedy – the band, not the Italian poem by Dante Alighieri. Not that either would make it very easy to find a trailer to go with it: the Dan Brown potboiler Inferno, perhaps? Or, if we’re going to go with something ultra-tacky, how about this, the 2009 video game Dante’s Inferno? (My apologies to any fans either of the band or of Dante Alighieri and his poem.)
Which takes us to our regular trailers for this week – as fast as humanly possible, please.
Mege: This looks and feels like a snow-capped boulder of a movie. The male and female lead have no acting experience, and there are many locals used in the wedding scene, but everyone in that flick seems to fit the bill. This is a piece of life close to where I live, a slow tale of seemingly undeserved happiness.
Matt: I have no idea what to think of this: Missing Pictures, a documentary series in VR, of all things, about films that were never made for one reason or another, featuring directors such as Catherine Hardwicke and Abel Ferrara. It looks intriguing – but they seem to have picked the medium that makes it least likely for others to actually see this. Perhaps it’s worth it if they actually use the VR medium well – and that is a big if. But I can’t say I’m not massively intrigued!