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by HungFist
19 Feb 2019, 14:26
Forum: Asian Film/DVD Discussion
Topic: The Teruo Ishii thread
Replies: 32
Views: 3280

Re: The Teruo Ishii thread

Yellow Line (黄線地帯) (Japan, 1960) [DVD] - 3.5/5 A very enjoyable Shin Toho noir by Teruo Ishii. There's a terrific opening with hitman Shigeru Amachi accepting an assignment and then walking into the Tokyo night. During his getaway he kidnaps a lady (Yoko Mihara) whose boyfriend (Teruo Yoshida) then...
by HungFist
18 Feb 2019, 06:33
Forum: Asian Film/DVD Discussion
Topic: Rare Japanese Cult Cinema reviews (No DVD / BD)
Replies: 37
Views: 2531

Re: Rare Japanese Cult Cinema reviews (No DVD / BD)

VoD Review / No DVD available Kôkôsei burai hikae: Kanjirû Muramasa (高校生無頼控 感じるゥ~ムラマサ) (1973) Part 3. The last and least of the three Muramasa films. This time Muramasa saves a girl from drowning herself, then proceeds to demonstrate the beauty of living by making love to her (he forgets to ask per...
by HungFist
18 Feb 2019, 06:14
Forum: Asian Film/DVD Discussion
Topic: Japanese cult cinema thread
Replies: 428
Views: 335840

Re: Japanese cult cinema thread

Also, R.I.P. Arrow's rumored Wolves, Pigs, and Men release, it seems.

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by HungFist
18 Feb 2019, 06:08
Forum: Asian Film/DVD Discussion
Topic: Japanese cult cinema thread
Replies: 428
Views: 335840

Re: Japanese cult cinema thread

Guro Taku wrote:
06 Jul 2018, 19:32
HungFist wrote:
06 Jul 2018, 13:57
And no, Sato hasn't died (as far as I know).
A lot can happen in the 5 months before the DVDs come out. Maybe Toei's higher ups know something we don't.
And he's gone :(

R.I.P.
by HungFist
13 Feb 2019, 18:12
Forum: Asian Film/DVD Discussion
Topic: The Official Sonny Chiba Thread!
Replies: 201
Views: 57383

Re: The Official Sonny Chiba Thread!

Perhaps the disc will be both versions? Hanging by a Thread? No, Arrow confirmed it's going to be a different disc for US and UK. They did the region code thing with the Seijun Suzuki set that featured "animal cruelty" (region B player plays a censored version, region A player uncensored) but they ...
by HungFist
13 Feb 2019, 14:50
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What asian film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
Replies: 4647
Views: 419958

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

Kôkôsei burai hikae: Kanjirû Muramasa (高校生無頼控 感じるゥ~ムラマサ) (Japan, 1973) [VoD] – 2/5 Part 3. The last and least of the three Muramasa films. This time Muramasa saves a girl from drowning herself, then proceeds to demonstrate the beauty of living by making love to her (he forgets to ask permission). M...
by HungFist
13 Feb 2019, 14:11
Forum: Asian Film/DVD Discussion
Topic: The Official Sonny Chiba Thread!
Replies: 201
Views: 57383

Re: The Official Sonny Chiba Thread!

There is also a set with the Chiba STREET FIGHTER films coming out in the US the same month. From what I understand there is still some uncertainty if they will include the Japanese audio though. The Japanese tracks were finally confirmed some time ago. However... DISC THREE: THE STREET FIGHTER’S L...
by HungFist
12 Feb 2019, 15:24
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
Replies: 9833
Views: 610285

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

Suspiria (Italy/USA, 2018) [DCP] - 4/5 One of the most unique remakes of all time, Luca Guadagnino's bleak, socio-political depiction of feminism in a school of witches in divided late 70s Berlin shadowed by the memory of Nazi war crimes. It’s also a deliberation of art and humanity. Almost impossi...
by HungFist
12 Feb 2019, 14:23
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Fist in Japan
Replies: 459
Views: 89656

Re: Fist in Japan

Who Killed (the) Idol?

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by HungFist
11 Feb 2019, 13:44
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What asian film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
Replies: 4647
Views: 419958

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

Ichi the Killer (殺し屋1) (Japan, 2001) [Netflix] - 3.5/5 Never been a huge fan of this, but I've grown to like it. Miike has always been good at location work and this, too, captures the threatening 90s anguish Tokyo much like Shinya Tsukamoto's earlier films. The violence seems surprisingly tame by ...
by HungFist
08 Feb 2019, 14:07
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
Replies: 9833
Views: 610285

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

You left out the most important part: How were the subtiles for the German parts handled? English or Japanese only? Japanese only. Had to rely on my reading skills (which usually got me halfway through the 2nd line/row, minus occasional difficult kanji). My German is limited to "Guten tag" and "Hei...
by HungFist
06 Feb 2019, 06:58
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
Replies: 9833
Views: 610285

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

Suspiria (Italy/USA, 2018) [DCP] - 4/5 One of the most unique remakes of all time, Luca Guadagnino's bleak, socio-political depiction of feminism in a school of witches in divided late 70s Berlin shadowed by the memory of Nazi war crimes. It’s also a deliberation of art and humanity. Almost impossi...
by HungFist
06 Feb 2019, 06:09
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What asian film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
Replies: 4647
Views: 419958

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

The Viper Brothers: Up on 30 Charges (まむしの兄弟 二人合わせて30犯) (Japan, 1974) [DVD] - 2/5 Part 7. Kawachi finds his long lost mother, who is a rich lady of a respectable family. Comedy and melodrama ensue. Watchable but hardly exciting entry save for a few highlights such as the excessively violent ending ...
by HungFist
03 Feb 2019, 16:44
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What asian film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
Replies: 4647
Views: 419958

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

Wait, which version is missing most of the sex scenes? The 60 minute version? Or the 71 min R15 version? The 60 minute amazon version. Thanks. I thought so, I just wasn't sure there was 11 minutes of sex in the R15 version to cut. And who is that 60 min version for anyway? The R15 one is already th...
by HungFist
03 Feb 2019, 13:04
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What asian film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
Replies: 4647
Views: 419958

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

@Guro Taku, I remember you saw and reviewed this as well. Did you manage to confirm any of the version running times first hand? My Japanese DVD has a runtime of 71 minutes and is identified as the R15 cut on the back cover. I compared it with the 60 minute thing on amazon and they basically cut ou...
by HungFist
03 Feb 2019, 12:25
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What asian film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
Replies: 4647
Views: 419958

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

Painted Faces (Hong Kong, 1988) [Netflix] – 4/5 Rich, beautiful cinematic reconstruction of 1960s Hong Kong, focusing on children growing up in Peking Opera School over a 7 year period. It's the school that Jackie Chan, Sammo Hung and Yuen Biao attended, but the fact that they are featured as centr...
by HungFist
30 Jan 2019, 17:14
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What asian film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
Replies: 4647
Views: 419958

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

The Bare-Footed Kid (Hong Kong, 1993) [Netflix] - 2/5 Mostly watchable kung fu fairy tale with good production values and nice supporting performances (especially Ti Lung as retired kung fu master). The story however is so naive, predictable and moralizing that the film is ultimately beyond salvati...
by HungFist
30 Jan 2019, 14:11
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
Replies: 9833
Views: 610285

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

Markgway wrote:
29 Jan 2019, 19:25
HungFist wrote:
29 Jan 2019, 16:19
Watching the Japanese versions turned out a great choice as the optical censorship saved me from the parts I didn't care to see in the first place.
Pixelated stunt cocks? :D
Yep. I don't think I missed anything big :lol:
by HungFist
29 Jan 2019, 16:19
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
Replies: 9833
Views: 610285

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

Nymphomaniac: Vol. I (Denmark, 2013) [Netflix] – 2/5 Nymphomaniac: Vol. II Denmark, 2013) [Netflix] – 1.5/5 Overlong and oftentimes boring, but Stellan Skarsgård is fabulous and really funny as well. Vol. 1 is the better of the two; Vol. 2 misses much of the humour though there are some good actors...
by HungFist
27 Jan 2019, 01:22
Forum: Asian Film/DVD Discussion
Topic: Classic Japanese Exploitation (pinky violence & pink)
Replies: 599
Views: 470758

Re: Classic Japanese Exploitation (pinky violence & pink)

Best selling how? Some of these titles, like 色ざんげ for example, are only available on VHS or as VOD. Others have recent BD releases. A depressing list no matter how you look at it or how it was compiled. It doesn't say exactly how it was compiled, but I assume it's some sort of combination of VoD an...
by HungFist
26 Jan 2019, 17:54
Forum: Asian Film/DVD Discussion
Topic: Classic Japanese Exploitation (pinky violence & pink)
Replies: 599
Views: 470758

Re: Classic Japanese Exploitation (pinky violence & pink)

Nikkatsu just released their Top 20 best selling Roman Porno films of 2018 list. There are no films by Tanaka, Hasebe, Kumashiro etc. there. Instead there are films like "Kikuchi Eri Big Breast Torture". 01:Rope Torture (団鬼六 縄責め) (1984) 02:Best of S&M (団鬼六監修 SM大全集) (1984) 03:Lusty Discipline in Unif...
by HungFist
26 Jan 2019, 16:59
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What asian film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
Replies: 4647
Views: 419958

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

Moebius (South-Korea, 2013) [Netflix] - 2/5 Kim Ki-duk's film about lost dicks. Shocking, but repetitive with one dimensional characters. The film had quite a bit of censorship trouble in Asian countries, including Japan where the film was cut to shreds. The film could only secure an 18 rating in J...
by HungFist
23 Jan 2019, 07:28
Forum: Asian Film/DVD Discussion
Topic: Classic Japanese Exploitation (pinky violence & pink)
Replies: 599
Views: 470758

Re: Classic Japanese Exploitation (pinky violence & pink)

Well, this is unexpected. Synapse is releasing Lolita Vibrator Torture under the original title. https://synapse-films.com/dvds/lolita-vibrator-torture/ This is one time I actually wish they had used a reversible cover or something with a different title. I mean, how are you gonna explain that film ...
by HungFist
23 Jan 2019, 07:15
Forum: Asian Film/DVD Discussion
Topic: Unchained Melody: The Films Of Meiko Kaji
Replies: 4
Views: 689

Re: Unchained Melody: The Films Of Meiko Kaji

I thought this was a decent beginner's book... but it left me a bit underwhelmed for a number of reasons. 1) I was hoping Mes had had a chance to view and review some of the rare Kaji films like Mini Skirt Lynchers, but that wasn't the case. He covers the films that hard core Kaji fans have already ...
by HungFist
23 Jan 2019, 07:02
Forum: Asian Film/DVD Discussion
Topic: While the Women Are Sleeping (Wayne Wang, Takeshi Kitano)
Replies: 3
Views: 3953

Re: While the Women Are Sleeping (Wayne Wang, Takeshi Kitano)

I forgot we had this thread... So I caught this on Netflix a few months ago and it was a mess, sad to say. Mini-review below While the Women Are Sleeping (女が眠る時) (Japan, 2016) [Netflix] - 2/5 Rarely do you see a potent thriller lose its way as badly as this Wayne Wang Japan entry does. A novelist an...