On the cover of a magazine I bought it says “The most scandalous Japanese film of the decade, what makes it so filthy?” and then inside it has thoughtful interviews with Kobo Abe and Hiroshi Teshigahara about Woman in the Dunes.

I have so many gems in my collection, like interviews with Robbe-Grillet, Rollin, Herz, Borowczyk, Franco and articles about/stills from lost films but I’m worried scanning them will damage the spines.

(I think I’ve mentioned it before, but I collect certain film magazines from the 60s to mid eighties as well as 30s through 70s pulp magazines, some general like Confidential but mostly pulp aimed at women and teenage girls.)

Yukie Nakama and Hiroshi Abe to star in fourth and final “Trick” movie

Yukihiko Tsutsumi will be concluding the “Trick” TV drama and film franchise with “Trick the Movie: Last Stage” (out Jan. 2014).

Trick began as a TV Asahi drama in 2000 and stars Yukie Nakama as a skilled magician who repeatedly teams up with an arrogant physicist named Jiro Ueda (Hiroshi Abe) as he attempts to debunk spiritualists and other charlatans who seem to have special powers.

There’s not much info available on the new film yet other than the production going overseas for the first time. The real promotion will begin on July 5 when the Trick spin-off drama “Keibuho Yabe Kenzo 2” premieres on TV Asahi.