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by HungFist
Yesterday, 19:09
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What asian film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
Replies: 4432
Views: 379565

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

Song of Ossan of Kawachi (河内のオッサンの唄) (Japan, 1976) [DVD] - 2/5 Takuzo Kawatani, Toei's loud mouth punk bit player and comic relief, somehow landed starring a role in this short running series. This first film is a countryside drama/comedy with a yakuza undercurrent. Kawatani is fun to watch as good...
by HungFist
15 Aug 2018, 14:42
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What asian film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
Replies: 4432
Views: 379565

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

Pilgrimage to Japanese Baths (驚異のドュメント 日本浴場物語) (Japan, 1971) [DVD] - 1.5/5 A strange, semi-authentic documentary exploration of Japanese public baths and hot springs. The entirely fictional frame story features a man burdened by a mother complex journeying around Japan in search of a great bath. Th...
by HungFist
15 Aug 2018, 14:13
Forum: Asian Film/DVD Discussion
Topic: The Teruo Ishii thread
Replies: 27
Views: 2021

Re: The Teruo Ishii thread

On the BBFC there is a listing for a Teruo Ishii film called Orgies of Edo : http://www.bbfc.co.uk/releases/orgies-edo-1969 This seems like a rather obscure film, and at first I thought this might have been another name for Horrors of Malformed Men, but it doesn't look to be, and there's already a ...
by HungFist
08 Aug 2018, 15:20
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
Replies: 9682
Views: 555518

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

Beyond the Valley of the Dolls (USA, 1970) [DVD] - 4/5 An absolutely insane 60s hippie party skin flick Hollywood satire musical shocker about a girl band taken under his wings by a crazy music producer while the protagonist is seeking her share of family inheritance in a soap opera storyline, all ...
by HungFist
08 Aug 2018, 15:09
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What asian film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
Replies: 4432
Views: 379565

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

Fearless Hyena (1980, Hong Kong) bluRay thru haiuken 3.5/5 Got the HKL disc lying around on the other side of the planet. I recall enjoying the film a lot, too, and were surprised by the hate it's getting from some viewers. Only seen the film once though. I can only really remember the final fight ...
by HungFist
08 Aug 2018, 06:27
Forum: Asian Film/DVD Discussion
Topic: Classic Japanese Exploitation (pinky violence & pink)
Replies: 587
Views: 446777

Re: Classic Japanese Exploitation (pinky violence & pink)

I'm not a huge Wakamatsu fan, but I loved this film so much I gotta post a bit about it. A Pool Without Water (水のないプール) (Japan, 1982) An absolutely astonishing, almost hypnotic dive into the psyche of a man who becomes a morally corrupted but not downright evil rapist. Yuya Uchida, a rock star turne...
by HungFist
08 Aug 2018, 06:12
Forum: Asian Film/DVD Discussion
Topic: Japanese cult cinema thread
Replies: 412
Views: 321797

Re: Japanese cult cinema thread

The Four Roughnecks (あばよダチ公) (1974) Four young slackers (three incels and one Yusaku Matsuda) with total disregard for honesty and other people's property retreat to a isolate, riverside hut with a girl (Sayoko Kato) who hooks up with them. This 70s neo-taiyozoku film is stacked with constant cheap...
by HungFist
05 Aug 2018, 15:15
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What asian film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
Replies: 4432
Views: 379565

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

Nippon '69 Sexual Curiosity Seeking Zone (にっぽん69 セックス猟奇地帯) (Japan, 1969) [DVD] - 2/5 Student demonstrations, plastic surgery, body painting, 8mm porn film shoot, strip joints, underground theatre groups and a man who wishes to be treated as a dog and wants to drink his mistress' pee (this may have ...
by HungFist
03 Aug 2018, 08:50
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
Replies: 9682
Views: 555518

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

Star Wars: The Last Jedi (USA, 2017) [BD] - 3.5/5 I made a mistake seeing Rogue One in theatre. And I made another mistake not seeing this one. The uneven film has been partly rightfully criticized, though. Firstly, there's a long plot thread that leads absolutely nowhere. Secondly, the new cast is...
by HungFist
03 Aug 2018, 08:03
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What asian film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
Replies: 4432
Views: 379565

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

The Rapist (続日本暴行暗黒史 暴虐魔) (1967) [DVD] - 2/5 Wakamatsu / Adachi arthouse pink supposedly inspired by the infamous serial killer / rapist Yoshio Kodaira. A traumatized Japanese man attacks young women in a small seaside town and drags their naked corpses to a cave where we get an occasional colour s...
by HungFist
01 Aug 2018, 14:18
Forum: Asian Film/DVD Discussion
Topic: Japanese cult cinema thread
Replies: 412
Views: 321797

Re: Japanese cult cinema thread

Happinet will release Tatsumi Kumashiro's debut film Front Row Life (かぶりつき人生, Kaburitsuki jinsei) (1968) on DVD 2018/9/4 - http://www.happinet-p.com/jp3/releases/digs-1055 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vaFt93q9v04 https://sketchesofcinema.files.wordpress.com/2018/08/fr0.jpg https://sketchesofcin...
by HungFist
31 Jul 2018, 06:31
Forum: Bargains / Suppliers / Classifieds
Topic: Sor sale: Unchained Melody: The Films Of Meiko Kaji + Roger Corman's Cult Classic's Lethal Ladies Collection 2
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Sor sale: Unchained Melody: The Films Of Meiko Kaji + Roger Corman's Cult Classic's Lethal Ladies Collection 2

Unchained Melody: The Films Of Meiko Kaji (Arrow Books) https://sketchesofcinema.files.wordpress.com/2018/07/meiko.jpg https://sketchesofcinema.files.wordpress.com/2018/07/meiko1.jpg https://sketchesofcinema.files.wordpress.com/2018/07/meiko2.jpg https://sketchesofcinema.files.wordpress.com/2018/07...
by HungFist
29 Jul 2018, 15:40
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What asian film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
Replies: 4432
Views: 379565

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

The Viper Brothers: Just Out of Jail (懲役太郎 まむしの兄弟) (Japan, 1971) [DVD] - 2/5 Part 1 in a long running (8+1 films) action/comedy/melodrama series about a pair of short tempered, amoral, but not evil chinpira (Bunta Sugawara and Tamio Kawaji) thinking too big of themselves. Cinematically unspectacula...
by HungFist
28 Jul 2018, 16:19
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
Replies: 9682
Views: 555518

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

A Nightmare on Elm Street 2 (USA, 1985) [DVD] - 3.5/5 Unexpectedly good horror sequel full fun effects and homosexual subtext, once it gets past the dull opening 30 minutes. I'm not sure if it stands the test of logic, but it's so original compared to your average slasher sequel that it's better no...
by HungFist
27 Jul 2018, 14:01
Forum: Asian Film/DVD Discussion
Topic: Classic Japanese Exploitation (pinky violence & pink)
Replies: 587
Views: 446777

Re: Classic Japanese Exploitation (pinky violence & pink)

No. I didn't even realize she was in the film. Thanks for bringing that to my attention.
by HungFist
27 Jul 2018, 08:57
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
Replies: 9682
Views: 555518

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

The Human Tornado (USA, 1976) [DVD] - 1.5/5 Tongue-in-the-cheek blaxploitation flick is positively nuts, but unfortunately an amateurish mess. The joke wears off fast and the plentiful action is painful to watch. Some fun lines and a ridiculously over the top racist sheriff character just barely ke...
by HungFist
27 Jul 2018, 08:49
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What asian film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
Replies: 4432
Views: 379565

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

Run and Kill (1993, Hong Kong) haiuken.com 3/5 you may have heard of the 'scene' in this: where Yam burns Fatty's daughter to death in front of him, and imitates her using the charred corpse. It was that scene that put me off on the initial viewing. And while I still don't like that scene, I have c...
by HungFist
25 Jul 2018, 15:21
Forum: Asian Film/DVD Discussion
Topic: The Teruo Ishii thread
Replies: 27
Views: 2021

Re: The Teruo Ishii thread

The Hit Man: Blood Smells Like Roses (ザ・ヒットマン 血はバラの匂い) (Japan, 1991) [DVD] - 1.5/5 Teruo Ishii's only V-Cinema film. "Violence and Eros" was printed on the VHS cover. That was true enough, but there's little of the style and excitement of Ishii's better films to be found. The dull storyline is abou...
by HungFist
25 Jul 2018, 15:08
Forum: Asian Film/DVD Discussion
Topic: The Teruo Ishii thread
Replies: 27
Views: 2021

Re: The Teruo Ishii thread

Violent Warrior (暴力戦士) (Japan, 1979) [DVD] - 3/5 In 1979 Toei president Shigeru Okada saw the future. More precisely, he saw Walter Hill's The Warriors in the US prior to its Japanese opening. Okada rushed back to make his own version. "Towards the 80! Our era! Now filming!" the trailer exclaimed. ...
by HungFist
25 Jul 2018, 14:50
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What asian film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
Replies: 4432
Views: 379565

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

Violent Warrior (暴力戦士) (Japan, 1979) [DVD] - 3/5 In 1979 Toei president Shigeru Okada saw the future. More precisely, he saw Walter Hill's The Warriors in the US prior to its Japanese opening. Okada rushed back to make his own version. "Towards the 80! Our era! Now filming!" the trailer exclaimed. ...
by HungFist
25 Jul 2018, 14:46
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What asian film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
Replies: 4432
Views: 379565

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

chazgower01 wrote:
24 Jul 2018, 04:46
3 Days of a Blind Girl (1993, Hong Kong) internet 3.5/5
Don't remember much about the film except that the shower scene was amazing. Worth seeing for that scene alone!
by HungFist
23 Jul 2018, 14:24
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
Replies: 9682
Views: 555518

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

Child's Play (USA, 1988) [Hulu] - 2/5 Seminal but frustrating piece of 80s horror, occasionally entertaining but full of irritating characters acting like idiots. Amazingly enough, this was banned in Finland back in the day (Finland had its own "video nasty" craze that extended to both video and th...
by HungFist
20 Jul 2018, 15:16
Forum: Asian Film/DVD Discussion
Topic: The Teruo Ishii thread
Replies: 27
Views: 2021

Re: The Teruo Ishii thread

I watched the two Abashiri Prison films I had not seen yet. Abashiri Prison: Duel in the Wilderness (網走番外地 荒野の対決) (Japan, 1966) [DVD] - 2/5 Part 5. A mediocre-at-best entry. The first 15 min is dedicated to Toru Yuri and others goofing around in the prison (typical for the series, and Ishii, unfortu...
by HungFist
20 Jul 2018, 15:01
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What asian film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
Replies: 4432
Views: 379565

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

Abashiri Prison: Duel in the Wilderness (網走番外地 荒野の対決) (Japan, 1966) [DVD] - 2/5 Part 5. A mediocre-at-best entry. The first 15 min is dedicated to Toru Yuri and others goofing around in the prison (typical for the series, and Ishii, unfortunately) before things take a bit more serious turn. Once ou...