Didja know that Samuel L. Jackson's Biblical speech in Pulp Fiction was borrowed from the brain-damaged Sonny Chiba karate flick The Bodyguard? Or that the design for the Smog Monster in Godzilla vs. the Smog Monster was based on a bathroom sketch of female anatomy? TokyoScope: The Japanese Cult Film Companion is the first book of its kind: an elegantly designed, engagingly written introduction to the world of Japanese pop films covering Godzilla, karate, gangster, horror, Japan's infamous "pink" movies, and much more.
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Review: TokyoScope: The Japanese Cult Film CompanionUser Review - Alexander Case - Goodreads
A very good rundown of the various stripes of Japanese film, though there are a few occasions where it feels like Macias is recommending certain films ironically. Read full review
Review: TokyoScope: The Japanese Cult Film CompanionUser Review - Matt Alt - Goodreads
Amazingly, awesomely demented fieldguide to Japanese cult movies. A personal inspiration. Read full review