Guy Collin’s KAIZO TRAP Is An Epic Battle For A Gamers’ Soul

Animator Guy Collins did something remakable late last year I didn’t know existed until Thursday this week. Sadly, like most videos on YouTube his hit shortfilm, Kaizo Trap, was freebooted on Facebook which is why I’m sharing his work here directly.

There’s, no dialogue here and the great thing about it is that there’s none needed. It’s a story of what happens when a girl’s surprise gift for her boyfriend ultimately threatens to come between them in the worst way, and what plays out is an emotive, epic adventure layered with action and gore, a killer soundtrack by Leslie Wai, and Collins’s brilliant animation stemming from a bygone era of gaming that only 80’s and some 90’s babies will probably understand.

Kaizo Trap will undoubtedly be one of the best things you will see on the internet, ever. Watch it now on Collins’s YouTube channel and if you come across this on Facebook in a freebooted upload, correct the record and share the YouTube link so Collins and Wai can get the credit they deserve, because they really do.

You can also find it here along with a copy that adds much more to the package.

~Lee B. Golden
Ballistic Cinematheque, founder and editor

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Ken Watanabe Is Battling Stomach Cancer

It’s disheartening to see anyone we know and love suffer from an ailing disease. The same especially goes to actor Ken Watanabe who was initially supposed to go back to New York City to reprise his role in Rodgers & Hammerstein’s The King & I.

Instead, the actor reportedly underwent stomach surgery to remove a cancerous tumor, according to several reports. As per MSN.com‘s latest coverage:

Craig Bankey, Watanabe’s press agent, said Tuesday the actor has undergone endoscopic surgery and is recuperating at a hospital in Japan. In a statement, the actor said: “I would like to ask for your understanding that the start of my performance in New York will be a little delayed.”

I love Watanabe as an actor having seen him in The Last Samurai and Godzilla among others, and have often aspired for him to be in films I’ve yet to see movement on; Personally I wouldn’t mind him playing the role of Heihachi Mishima in a live-action Tekken film. But that’s just me, and I’m sure stomach surgery would ultimately be the kind of thing to keep a person abstaining from anything too physical.

At any rate, Broadway is his next stop after this, and I really hope he gets well soon.

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