Please read our full statement. The occasion this time around is the launch of the first-ever US retrospective of films by Umetsugu Inoue — His unique career took him from Tokyo to Hong Kong and resulted in more than one hundred movies. As was traditional in the Japanese film industry at the time, Inoue worked on contract for studios that assigned him films in a variety of genres. Ten years after that, the legendary Shaw Brothers studio lured him to Hong Kong on the strength of his talent for musicals. To accompany the films, we have produced an informative booklet , which includes an extensive interview that film critic Mark Schilling conducted with Inoue in See all posts by this author.