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Friday, July 5, 2019

Video: Onechanbara and grindhouse video games: B-grade treasures


Video by Matt S. 

This week we got the first trailers and details regarding the next Onechanbara release: Onechanbara Origin. We don't have a western release announced at this stage (fingers crossed), but all the excitement had me dusting my copy of Onechanbara Z2 Chaos off.


Often dismissed for being utter perverse nonsense, I thought I'd do a video looking at how these games are such an effective homage to an aesthetic and style we've since lost from cinema: The grindhouse.

What is grindhouse, though? Many people mix it up with B-grade horror, but in reality grindhouse was a much broader canvas than that, and in this video I take a look at the broader influence of it, and why it's harder than you'd think to do a proper homage to grindhouse in a video game.


- Matt S. 
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Video: Onechanbara and grindhouse video games: B-grade treasures
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