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Joe Shishido, RIP

TOKYO–Actor Joe Shishido, best known internationally for his work with Seijun Suzuki, died at his home here on Jan. 20. He was 86.

MSTies will never forget his role as Captain Joe in the movies in episodes 310- FUGITIVE ALIEN and 318- STAR FORCE: FUGITIVE ALIEN 2 (and of course episodes K12- FUGITIVE ALIEN and K03- STAR FORCE: FUGITIVE ALIEN 2.)

This story is in Japanese but Google does a reasonable job of translating.

Thanks to Melody for the heads up.

14 Replies to “Joe Shishido, RIP”

  1. RIP, Joe …the Fugitive Alien episodes are among my favorites.

    “Ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha….you’re stuck here!”

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  2. jay says:

    How does one get Google to translate an article?

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  3. jay:
    How does one get Google to translate an article?

    Go to Google Translate, and paste what you want to translate in the left box. It’ll decide what language your selection is in, and if it’s wrong, you can set the langugage in the drop down. You can then select the langugage you want it translated into. The default is usually English, but sometimes if you have a VPN Google will key on that.

    Google Translate permits you to do infinite mischief if you participate in online political discussions. Also try yaytext.com

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  4. OK, I had to check. It doesn’t always, but Google Translate does a VERY nice job on this article.

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  5. jay says:

    Well, Godzilla’s Elbows! That is pretty slick.

    Go to Google Translate, and paste what you want to translate in the left box. It’ll decide what language your selection is in, and if it’s wrong, you can set the langugage in the drop down. You can then select the langugage you want it translated into. The default is usually English, but sometimes if you have a VPN Google will key on that.

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  6. Ray Dunakin says:

    You can also paste in an URL and it will give you a link to have the whole page translated.

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  7. Ray Dunakin says:

    I was surprised to read that he had surgery to give him those “inflated” cheeks.

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  8. Cornjob says:

    Let’s drink a toast or two to good ol’ Captain Joe. I love the Fugitive Alien episodes.

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  9. Terry the Sensitive Knight says:

    “We don’t deserve half the things we get”
    RIP Cap’n Joe

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  10. Yeti of Great Danger says:

    jay:
    How does one get Google to translate an article?

    You can also install a browser add-on to do it. I use one called “Google Translate for Firefox” and all I have to do is right-click on any web page and choose “Translate page with Google Translate.” No cutting and pasting required.

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  11. bartcow says:

    If you really want a mind-trip of a movie from his heyday, check out Branded To Kill. It is off the rails, but in a good way.

    Here’s an IMDB synopsis, which only touches on a portion of the insanity: “The number-three-ranked hit-man, with a fetish for sniffing boiling rice, fumbles his latest job, which puts him into conflict with a mysterious woman whose death wish inspires her to surround herself with dead butterflies and dead birds. Worse danger comes from his own treacherous wife and finally with the number-one-ranked hit-man, known only as a phantom to those who fear his unseen presence.”

    It’s sort of like Point Blank directed by Bong Joon Ho.

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  12. jay says:

    So, I guess it’s too early for the “You die, Joe” line?

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  13. IR5 says:

    My lovely Wife is sad. She thinks Captain Joe was pretty hot in his day.

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  14. Ryoki Nor says:

    He was a really great actor. Watch any of his films directed by Seijun Suzuki (Branded to Kill, Cruel Gun Story,Youth of the Beast, Gate of Flesh, Detective Bureau 2-3:Go to Hell You Bastards) are just a blast. Hardcore crime movies that are gritty, cool and action packed. Quentin Tarantino wishes he could make films as good.

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