Martial Arts film KG English sub trailer posted

23 01 2011

The official Youtube channel for the Rina Takeda film KG has posted a new trailer with English subtitles.

Takeda, who played the female lead in “High Kick Girl,” somewhat resumes her role in “KG,” which revolves around a 200-year old black belt that was owned by famous karate master Soujirou Kurenai. Passed down for generations, the belt is now at the center of a battle that stars the high-kicking Takeda.

The film is set to release Feb. 5 in Japan.

Click here to read review of High Kick Girl: (J Geek’s review)

The trailer (after the jump): Read the rest of this entry »





Updated: High Kick Girl follow-up due February

11 11 2010

A follow-up (though not a true sequel) to the movie “High Kick Girl” is in the works.

Staring Rina Takeda, who played the female lead in “High Kick Girl,” “KG” revolves around a 200-year old black belt that was owned by famous karate master Soujirou Kurenai. Passed down for generations, the belt is now at the center of a battle that stars the high-kicking Takeda.

KG will be directed by the screenwriter of High Kick Girl, which will center more on Takeda.

The film is slated for a Feb. 5, 2010 release date.

To see J Geek’s review of High Kick Girl, click here: (High Kick Girl)

Update: See the new stunt trailer here: (KG)

Or the teaser trailer here: (KG)





The Tatami Critic: High Kick Girl

13 05 2010

Several recent American martial arts releases have tried to take genre to higher levels than simply chop-socky kung fu fare: and failed. Perhaps the most recent example comes from Red Belt, which opened many plot twist avenues only to get lost in its own tangle of possible themes.

Coming from overseas is a film that avoids this recent trend, instead favoring a fairly a straight-forward plot and theme. High Kick Girl, while unfortunately carrying an ominous title more suggestive of hentai antics than actual martial arts, keeps things simple: Karate fighting at its best.

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