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by Markgway
Yesterday, 18:09
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What asian film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
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Views: 367177

Re: What asian film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5

And a member of the Asian Hawk's Losers band! Yeah, they cut that gag out of the export version. Anything he had a good part in that you'd recommend? He was around a long time! Shanghai Blues, To Err Is Humane, My Heart Is that Eternal Rose, The Top Bet, Saviour of the Soul, The Moon Warriors, Mary...
by Markgway
Yesterday, 11:38
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What asian film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
Replies: 4294
Views: 367177

Re: What asian film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5

Kenny Bee was actually a pretty big star back in the day.

One of the first male pop star-actor crossovers.

He was in the band The Wynners with Alan Tam.

Popular in Taiwan, too.
by Markgway
15 Jun 2018, 21:37
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What asian film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
Replies: 4294
Views: 367177

Re: What asian film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5

The Hong Kong release of Trilogy of Lust was cut to remove all the hardcore footage.

Only the German release is uncut.
by Markgway
13 Jun 2018, 09:11
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: What Have You Just Ordered or Received?
Replies: 6193
Views: 312526

Re: What Have You Just Ordered or Received?

Wouldn't be a problem for me. I only gave it ** ;)
by Markgway
09 Jun 2018, 22:03
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What asian film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
Replies: 4294
Views: 367177

Re: What asian film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5

Celestial Pictures used a censored master for Clans of Intrigue.

I think the only way to see it uncut now would be an old 35mm print, unless Celestial can be persuaded to do a new version for HD.
by Markgway
06 Jun 2018, 19:00
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What asian film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
Replies: 4294
Views: 367177

Re: What asian film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5

The BBFC cut 9:34 from this back in 1993.

The second most censored Cat-3 title yet to have been passed in the UK.

Raped By an Angel lost 11:02 back in 1997, although 6:20 of that were pre-cuts after two separate rejections.
by Markgway
06 Jun 2018, 06:34
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
Replies: 9625
Views: 538426

Re: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5

Silent Trigger (1996-Canada-UK) **½ Russell Mulcahy's atmospheric thriller about a sniper; and the last of Dolph Lundgren's cinema-worthy output. No classic, but essential if you're a fan of the big Swede. Co-star Gina Bellman is hot, her acting less so. Bad Neighbours (2014-USA) * Originally called...
by Markgway
30 May 2018, 10:11
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
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Views: 538426

Re: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5

Yeah, I've seen Chained Heat and a couple of the AIP ones (I forget which).

I saw Caged Heat back in the 90s, not since; I remember thinking it was OK at the time.
by Markgway
29 May 2018, 16:40
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
Replies: 9625
Views: 538426

Re: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5

Jane Got a Gun (2015-USA) **½ Natalie Portman is Jane, she has a gun. When her new husband is shot-up by scummy pimp Ewan McGregor, she turns to former flame Joel Edgerton for help in keeping a posse of rapist pukes at bay. Layered story and fleshed-out characters are at odds with *bland direction o...
by Markgway
21 May 2018, 18:45
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
Replies: 9625
Views: 538426

Re: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5

Bullitt (1968-USA) **½
Fresh and edgy at the time, this cop thriller now seems somewhat sluggish.
Not a bad film, but best recommended to Steve McQueen fans.
by Markgway
19 May 2018, 15:52
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
Replies: 9625
Views: 538426

Re: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5

Red Heat (1988-USA) **½
Walter Hill's efficient mismatched, fish-out-of-water, buddy cop action saga settles after a ridiculous pre-credit sequence.
by Markgway
18 May 2018, 04:28
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
Replies: 9625
Views: 538426

Re: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5

Revenge (2017-France) **½ Sexy party girl turns the tables on rapists who leave her for dead in the desert. Extremely bloody parody of exploitation movies is suspenseful, but overlong, and very low on credibility, which is only an issue until you realise the film is a parody, then it sort of makes s...
by Markgway
12 May 2018, 04:34
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
Replies: 9625
Views: 538426

Re: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5

Maniac Cop 3 2/4 Bill Lustig took his name of the director's credit for this one,so we have another Alan Smithee film. Surprisingly though the least of the series it's not actually too bad. Robert Davi returns here. Worth watching for the spectacular ambulance chase finale with an old school stuntm...
by Markgway
10 May 2018, 10:18
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
Replies: 9625
Views: 538426

Re: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5

Red Sparrow (2018-USA) *** Entertaining adult-oriented new-cold war thriller casts a sexy Jennifer Lawrence as the title's reluctant, double-crossing Russia spy. Credibility is dented early on when Jen recovers from a broken leg almost immediately; going from crutches to high heels within the space ...
by Markgway
09 May 2018, 10:29
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
Replies: 9625
Views: 538426

Re: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5

Goat (2016-USA) **½
Bleak drama about fraternity hazing rituals never delivers a knockout dramatic punch.
Not without interest, and convincingly played, but I couldn't identify with any of these characters.
by Markgway
09 May 2018, 01:48
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
Replies: 9625
Views: 538426

Re: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5

I watched a film last night and I can't remember what it was.

It'll come back to me...

EDIT: I remember now, it was...

The Hurricane Heist (2018-USA) **½
Surprisingly watchable mash-up of Twister and Hard Rain; good visual effects for a glorified B movie.
by Markgway
08 May 2018, 04:11
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
Replies: 9625
Views: 538426

Re: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5

Star Wars, Episode VIII - The Last Jedi (2017-USA) *** Epic continuation of the iconic sci-fi saga is the strongest episode dramatically, and unlike many of its ilk carries thematic weight. Marvel may be flavour of the month, but this accomplished piece of cinema beats any of its formula output by t...
by Markgway
07 May 2018, 06:55
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
Replies: 9625
Views: 538426

Re: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5

Game Night (2018-USA) **½
Quite funny comic thriller that overplays its hand.
by Markgway
06 May 2018, 18:29
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
Replies: 9625
Views: 538426

Re: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5

Mortal Kombat (1995-USA-Thailand) **½ Imaginative game-to-film adaptation overcomes a thin script with impressive production design and plenty action (the best of it choreographed by star Robin Shou). Christopher Lambert treats the material with knowing irreverence. Soundtrack is spot on (even thoug...
by Markgway
05 May 2018, 06:16
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
Replies: 9625
Views: 538426

Re: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5

Black Panther (2018-USA) **½ The African backdrop, culture, and political message mark out this superhero bonanza as somewhat of a stretch for Marvel Comics' films, but the strengths (colourful characters, sense of humour) and weaknesses (predictable plotting, chaotic action sequences, excessive use...
by Markgway
04 May 2018, 00:02
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
Replies: 9625
Views: 538426

Re: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5

HungFist wrote:
03 May 2018, 13:53
Does that mean you never rented anything? You don't own rental discs either.
Yeah, but I could hold the tapes and discs in my hand.
And never saw a film in cinema?
I can't download a cinema, can I? :D
by Markgway
03 May 2018, 13:17
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
Replies: 9625
Views: 538426

Re: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5

OK. I watched the You tube version (I figured if it was any good I could try to track down the extended cut). So... Siege (1982-Canada) *½ Imagine 'Assault on Precinct 13' directed by Michael Winner at his laziest and you're half way toward pegging this grubby, inept exploitation picture. Actually, ...
by Markgway
02 May 2018, 23:12
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
Replies: 9625
Views: 538426

Re: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5

Just checked. No Hulu in the UK. If it's a pay service, I wouldn't bother anyways, as I'd never pay to stream anything.

Is it this film here?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=slowg6hJ5mE
by Markgway
02 May 2018, 13:36
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
Replies: 9625
Views: 538426

Re: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5

To my mind ERASER is the last of the classic Arnold period.

The only one he did after that that I enjoyed was COLLATERAL DAMAGE, and that was quite old school compare to what was in vogue at the time.

SIEGE sounds pretty cool. What's Hulu?
by Markgway
02 May 2018, 10:56
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: The funny thread
Replies: 974
Views: 112766

Re: The funny thread

Don't care for James O'Brien, but he's got a point on this occasion.