In Japan, 3D films get kicked by new samurai flicks
Hollywood 3D movies may be huge in Japan, but a wave of new samurai films dazzles audiences with old-school action and clever new twists.
“People are retiring, the kids have left home and it’s just the husband and wife with time on their hands,” said Masao Teshima, president of Asmik Ace Entertainment.
“There’s a market for samurai dramas made for such people,” he told Reuters, noting that those aged 60-65 represent Japan’s biggest population segment.
The samurai characters also appeal to traditional Japanese values, and they represent strong leadership seen as lacking in modern-day Japan, which is already on its fifth prime minister in three years as the country struggles to revive its economy.?