Category: Reviews

Deadly Games Part III — Shokei Yugi

You’re reading Deadly Games, a series of posts looking back at the Yugi film trilogy starring Matsuda Yusaku. This post will look at Shokei Yugi (The Execution Game), the third and final film in the trilogy. A list of previous posts can be found below. In 1978, the first...

Deadly Games Part II — Satsujin Yugi

You’re reading Deadly Games, a series of posts looking back at the Yugi film trilogy starring Matsuda Yusaku. This post will look at Satsujin Yugi (The Killing Game), the second film in the trilogy. You can read the first Deadly Games post here, which provides a brief overview of...

Deadly Games Part I — Mottomo Kiken na Yugi

April 2023 marks 45 years since the release of Matsuda Yusaku’s 1978 breakout hit film Mottomo Kiken na Yugi (The Most Dangerous Game). At the time, Toei Studios had established a new subsidiary called Toei Central Film, and Yugi was their debut work. While produced on the cheap to...