Issue 62 of MyM magazine is out now, featuring Quentin Tarantino and the cast on Reservoir Dogs, cinematographer Katsu Yanagijima on ‘Beat’ Takeshi Kitano (and Battle Royale), Michael Dudok de Wit on his Studio Ghibli-produced movie The Red Turtle and a world exclusive set report from Chuck Steel: Night of the Trampires!
There’s a distinctly film-flavoured feel to this edition of MyM, as we continue to scour the globe for the movies you need to know about: both old and new. Quentin Tarantino’s Reservoir Dogs – believe it if you can, people who saw it at release – is now 25 years old and the closing screening of the Tribeca Film Festival reunited the cast and director. Our American correspondent was in the audience (see page eight) to bring you their thoughts, although he left out the bit about Michael Madsen sounding like Lee Marvin, after 2,500 cigarettes smoked one after the other.
We also have more from the Osaka Asian Film Festival, as MyM got an exclusive interview with cinematographer Katsu Yanagijima (see page 60). Having spent his career making movies with ‘Beat’ Takeshi Kitano, there’s plenty to talk about – including his acting role in Battle Royale. And our triple-hit of festival coverage continues with the Udine Far East Festival (see page 71), where we chat with the major Japanese players and reveal our fave films from that event.
As his latest entry in the Alien film franchise heads to cinema, we also present an in-depth guide to the amazing work of Sir Ridley Scott (see page 64). Meanwhile, anime fans finally get to hear Michael Dudok de Wit (see page 48) talk about his Studio Ghibli-produced movie, The Red Turtle, years after he was plucked by Toshio Suzuki and Isao Takahata to create it.
Then it’s a genuine pleasure to bring you a world-first look at Chuck Steel: Night of the Trampires. We were thrilled to walk around the incredibly detailed sets and get an exclusive screening of some finished footage – and you can enjoy that too. Not just by reading about our experiences (see page 75) but by attending MCM London Comic on Saturday 27th May and hearing the creators talk about it in the Silver Theatre. Don’t say we never give you cinematic treats!
Matt Chapman, Editor-in-chief
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ISSUE 62 FULL CONTENTS
BIRTHDAYS THE BEGINNING
Video game designer Yasuhiro Wada speaks exclusively to MyM about the joys of playing god in his life-spawning video game.
CHUCK STEEL: NIGHT OF THE TRAMPIRES
The maverick, renegade, loose cannon, loco, cop on the edge who doesn’t play by the rules is blasting his way onto the big screen. MyM got a world-exclusive look inside the studio bringing this Plasticine ’80s action hero to life.
From Boiling Point to Battle Royale: cinematographer Katsu Yanagijima chats about a career spent making movies with ‘Beat’ Takeshi Kitano.
A BEGINNER’S GUIDE TO RIDLEY SCOTT
As Alien: Covenant hits screens, Jayne Nelson takes a look at the iconic career of this genre-spanning director.
UDINE FAR EAST FILM FESTIVAL
Asia’s top stars attended Europe’s largest Far East film festival and MyM flew to Italy to bring you all the highlights.
THE RED TURTLE
Michael Dudok de Wit talks exclusively about excursions into the natural world that helped shape his Studio Ghibli-produced movie.
Scott Snowden explores weekly wonder 2000 AD, whose impressive list of comic talent has included Alan Moore, Neil Gaiman, Garth Ennis and Brian Bolland.
Including a very special Reservoir Dogs reunion and your last chance to enter the annual E2046 GK competition.
TOP 10 COMEDY ACTORS IN DOCTOR WHO
Counting down the best light entertainment stars ever to grace the BBC’s flagship sci-fi show.
COSPLAY & FASHION
Katharine Byrne chats with Aussie cosplayer Jen about her Mass Effect creation, Emily Valentine celebrates cherry blossom time with Californian model Chiffon Fleur, four more kickass cosplays feature in our poster section and dressed-up dogs steal the show thanks to Sci-Fido.
Lifestyle journalist Richard Jordan embraces the spirit of bushido to learn the ways of the samurai.
Dave Axbey gathers his party and descends into the dragon-haunted, goblin-infested depths in search of board games with a deadly dungeon theme.
FILM & TV REVIEWS
This month we mostly watched Hacksaw Ridge, Never Ending Man, The Rizen, After The Storm, We Are X, Mad Max: Fury Road Black & Chrome, Drunken Master, Denial, XXX: The Return of Xander Cage, Split, Spark and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.
VIDEO GAME REVIEWS
We take a look ahead at some of the biggest games on the horizon with previews of Agents of Mayhem, Star Wars Battlefield II, Omega Quintet, Project Cars 2 and Call of Duty: WWII. Plus, James Pickard takes a stroll around a real-life asylum as he looks at The Town of Light.
MANGA & COMIC REVIEWS
Andy Shaw has his hands full this issue with a biography of Jazz Age great Josephine Baker; a Brummie sci-fi story from Alan Moore; a medieval fantasy funded by a local council; a graphic novel take on Torchwood and the ’60s-set adventures of a boy wizard. On the manga side of the aisle, Ian Wolf encounters a young exorcist in search of his sister, a tomboyish teen who dresses as a prince and the troublesome son of a shonen legend.
Andy Hanley gives us a rundown of anime’s new spring season, followed by a bumper crop of reviews by our regular team. Among this month’s titles are castaway romance The Red Turtle, sex-mad comedy Shimoneta, feature-length Yu-Gi-Oh! adventure Dark Side of Dimensions, dating drama Amagami SS, the first instalment of the new Digimon Adventure Tri movie series and the second half of musical tearjerker Your Lie in April.
MY MEDIA: ASHLEY POSTON
The Geekerella author shares her hatred of Hollywood whitewashing.