Star Wars: this totally WTF remake is FREE, and you must see it to believe it.
Published on 01/04/2023 at 18:08
Cult film alert! France tv is pleased to offer free until next June a cousin of Star Wars that comes straight from the Japanese archipelago. To discover imperatively.
When Japan rises to the challenge of the Star Wars wave, it's obvious why.
When Star Wars was released in 1977, the cinema world was transformed. Innovative special effects, enticing space legends... The public's overwhelming interest ended up inscribing George Lucas's work in the seventh art he had just invented on his own.
From the release of the first film, this crazy success influenced a large number of filmmakers. Nonetheless, there are a few ideas that are still relevant today. Starting with Les Évadés de l'Espace, the Japanese response to Star Wars.
Les Évadés de l'Espace, released in Japan in 1978, is now one of those rare genre sci-fi films that has seen a comeback in cinema history, as well as in his native country, which gave life to the television series San Ku Ka, which premiered in the late 1970s.
A cult film that we will (re)discover now
The great news of the day is that France tv is happy to offer the film for free on its official website. So yes, this feature film certainly shows the weight of the years today. However, there is still something that characterized a whole generation of viewers, like Quentin Tarantino.
With the film Battle Royale, the American filmmaker has shared many times his admiration for the director Kinji Fukasaku, whom we certainly know better with us. Sonny Chiba, a well-known Japanese comedian who co-starred with Tarantino on Kill Bill, has also appeared in Les Évadés de l'Espace.
Let's remember that this feature film is still a significant work in Japanese genre cinema as a whole. From March 16, Les Évadés de l'Espace will be available for free on the France tv site until June 30, 2018.
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