Revelation Film Festival 2014

2017  Films

Features

Top Knot Detective

Filmmakers in attendance for Q&A's

When Japanese television series Ronin Suiri Tentai (Deductive Reasoning Ronin) was first broadcast in Australia as Top Knot Detective in the ‘90s it rapidly became a cult hit with battling ninjas, monsters and so much more.

Now directors McCann and Pearce tell the full story behind the show and the legendary Takashi Tawagoto.

Top Knot Detective is a gloriously joyous celebration of cult television and Japanese culture with contributions from the likes of Des Mangan, Travis Johnson and many other fans! More than this, it recognises the half-remembered viewing of youth, and the effect television has on our cultural memories.

And if you don’t remember watching Top Knot Detective back in the 90s? That’s because the series celebrated in this comedy-mockumentary never existed.

Previously seen on SBS on Demand, Top Knot Detective has been finessed, fine-tuned and edited for film festivals, and this is the version we will be screening at Revelation.

Sun 9th, 7.30pm, Luna Leederville
Wed 12th, 2:45pm, Luna Leederville
Thur 13th, 6:45pm, Luna SX

Top Knot Detective banner
  • Director:Aaron McCann, Dominic Pearce
  • Year:2017
  • Country:Aus
  • Duration:86mins
  • Rated:Unclassified 18

Session Times

  • Sun 9th, 7.30pm, Luna Leederville
  • Wed 12th, 2:45pm, Luna Leederville
  • Thur 13th, 6:45pm, Luna SX

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