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by HungFist
Yesterday, 15:58
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What asian film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
Replies: 4294
Views: 367292

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

Female Convict Scorpion (蠍子 / さそり) (Hong Kong / Japan, 2008) [DVD] - 1/5 Incomprehensible Hong Kong adaptation of the manga throws in wire fu to accompany amateurish artistry and dull drama. The original series was a political avant-garde exploitation spectacular; this exploitation free bore has ab...
by HungFist
12 Jun 2018, 06:54
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What asian film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
Replies: 4294
Views: 367292

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

That's an impressive review treak you've got going on there. Keep em coming! Scorpion: Double Venom 2 (サソリ 殺す天使) (Japan, 1998) - 1.5/5 This is a continuation of the story that begun in the previous film, with Nami still played by Chiharu Komatsu. Both films were released theatrically on the same day...
by HungFist
12 Jun 2018, 03:44
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: What Have You Just Ordered or Received?
Replies: 6193
Views: 312606

Re: What Have You Just Ordered or Received?

https://sketchesofcinema.files.wordpress.com/2018/06/sil1.jpg https://sketchesofcinema.files.wordpress.com/2018/06/sil2.jpg The Great Silence needs no further introductions, everyone knows it's one of the finest spaghetti westerns ever made, but The American probably slipped under many people's rad...
by HungFist
10 Jun 2018, 12:47
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What asian film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
Replies: 4294
Views: 367292

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

chazgower01 wrote:
10 Jun 2018, 05:20
All Of A Sudden (1996) internet 3.5/5
Sounds cool, gotta see if I'd manage to see it some day.
chazgower01 wrote:
10 Jun 2018, 09:38
Loletta Lee
My introduction to her was Mr. Vampire 4, after which I felt some strange need to see Sex & Zen 2 :lol:
by HungFist
08 Jun 2018, 14:23
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What asian film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
Replies: 4294
Views: 367292

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

The Bedeviled (1975, Hong Kong) Haiuken 1.5/5 Reiko Ike late in her short career made a movie in Hong Kong about the rich rigging the system against a poor family in old China. Reiko plays the wife of the poor bastard that gets beheaded, in what is actually a pretty good scene in an otherwise slow ...
by HungFist
08 Jun 2018, 07:09
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: What Have You Just Ordered or Received?
Replies: 6193
Views: 312606

Re: What Have You Just Ordered or Received?

https://sketchesofcinema.files.wordpress.com/2018/06/pa1.jpg https://sketchesofcinema.files.wordpress.com/2018/06/pa2.jpg https://sketchesofcinema.files.wordpress.com/2018/06/pa3.jpg https://sketchesofcinema.files.wordpress.com/2018/06/pa4.jpg The Japanese DVD is Chuushingura (The 1962 Toho version)
by HungFist
07 Jun 2018, 08:06
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What asian film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
Replies: 4294
Views: 367292

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

Sasori in U.S.A. (Scorpion's Revenge) (Japan, 1997) - 2/5 Another restart film, this time a theatrical release although I suspect this was produced for the video market and only given minimal theatrical run. In any case, it's a bit better than you'd expect, a passable b-film with some nudity, one e...
by HungFist
07 Jun 2018, 08:05
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What asian film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
Replies: 4294
Views: 367292

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

I saw A Chinese Torture Chamber Story about a decade ago and must say I found it to be a mean spirited bore. The girl was cute, though. As for CAT III, I'm mainly familiar with the best known films, of which Naked Killer, Raped by an Angel, Sex and Zen 2 and the films of Billy Tang (especially Red t...
by HungFist
05 Jun 2018, 11:57
Forum: Asian Film/DVD Discussion
Topic: Books on Asian Film
Replies: 40
Views: 9612

Re: Books on Asian Film

Thanks!

At first I didn't realize that really was your book. Cool!

So, correction: You sure know how to advertise a book! :lol:
by HungFist
04 Jun 2018, 13:22
Forum: Asian Film/DVD Discussion
Topic: Arrow's Female Prisoner Scorpion BD Set: An Utter Disaster?
Replies: 30
Views: 4908

Re: Arrow's Female Prisoner Scorpion BD Set: An Utter Disaster?

1) Shin bungeiza is holding a Meiko Kaji retrospective in Tokyo Starts June 16th, to celebrate her new book and album release . Kaji will attend! I have already booked my flights and tickets to June 16th (Sex Hunter + Grudge Song in 35mm + Kaji) and 17th (Jailhouse 41 + Beast Stable in 35mm) screen...
by HungFist
03 Jun 2018, 12:52
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What asian film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
Replies: 4294
Views: 367292

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

Female Prisoner Scorpion: Death Threat (女囚さそり 殺人予告) (Japan, 1991) [DVD] - 1.5/5 The first new Sasori film since New Female Prisoner Scorpion: Special Cellblock X (1977), this is a V-Cinema restart rather than a remake. This is actually a bold attempt at doing something original, and it shakes the f...
by HungFist
02 Jun 2018, 14:10
Forum: Asian Film/DVD Discussion
Topic: Arrow's Female Prisoner Scorpion BD Set: An Utter Disaster?
Replies: 30
Views: 4908

Re: Arrow's Female Prisoner Scorpion BD Set: An Utter Disaster?

Some Female Prisoner Scorpion related news, mainly of interest to me, but I'll share anyway. 1) Shin bungeiza is holding a Meiko Kaji retrospective in Tokyo Starts June 16th, to celebrate her new book and album release . Kaji will attend! I have already booked my flights and tickets to June 16th (Se...
by HungFist
31 May 2018, 08:51
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
Replies: 9625
Views: 538611

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

The Hot Box (USA / Philippines, 1972) - 2/5 Not quite a WiP film but women in captivity nevertheless, again shot in the Philippines and scripted by Jonathan Demme. A group American nurses get kidnapped by South American rebels trying to overturn the government. Action and plentiful bath scenes ensu...
by HungFist
30 May 2018, 13:06
Forum: Asian Film/DVD Discussion
Topic: Classic Japanese Exploitation (pinky violence & pink)
Replies: 584
Views: 439214

Re: Classic Japanese Exploitation (pinky violence & pink)

Now that I have seen over 300 Roman Porno films, I've updated my Top 30 list and turned it into a Top 80 ! These are all recommendable films, that is, movies I've rated at least 3/5. 1. Female Delinquent: A Docu-Drama (実録不良少女 姦) (Toshiya Fujita, 1977) (genre: violence / delinquent girl) Ultra-realis...
by HungFist
30 May 2018, 09:01
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
Replies: 9625
Views: 538611

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

Escape from Hell (Italy / Spain, 1980) - 3/5 Surprisingly enjoyable jungle prison film is the very definition of exploitation with (frequently naked) female prisoners consumed by the heat, sadistic guards, snakes, even heart failures when they're not engaging in sex scenes bordering pornography. Ju...
by HungFist
29 May 2018, 08:41
Forum: Asian Film/DVD Discussion
Topic: Books on Asian Film
Replies: 40
Views: 9612

Re: Books on Asian Film

And featuring the first full nipple exposed picture of Amy Yip ever! They sure know how to advertise a book. Speaking of which, where are the photos??? I finally ordered Tom Mess' Meiko Kaji book. I started working on a Sasori article (Finnish) and though I'd better see if he has any relevant secre...
by HungFist
29 May 2018, 05:10
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
Replies: 9625
Views: 538611

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

Women's Prison Massacre (Italy, 1983) [DVD] - 2/5 Semi sleazy WiP thriller does well by introducing a pack of psychotic male prisoners who are temporarily placed in a women's prison about 25 minutes into the film. The score isn't half bad either, if extremely repetitive, and the ending is zombie fi...
by HungFist
27 May 2018, 07:46
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
Replies: 9625
Views: 538611

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

Chained Heat (USA, 1983) [DVD] - 1.5/5 Bizarrely popular WiP film feels like a director fired from The Bold and The Beautiful helming a group of Dolly Parton's porny cousins in DTV production in 1983. Linda Blair's boobs are presumably the main appeal here, however it is John Vernon as a horny porn...
by HungFist
25 May 2018, 16:28
Forum: Asian Film/DVD Discussion
Topic: Retro Cinemas and Cult Films in Japan
Replies: 127
Views: 40639

Re: Retro Cinemas and Cult Films in Japan

Tokyo programmers have a major boner for Meika Seri . There's a retrospective for her, this time in Shin Bungeiza, and it's the third Seri retro in in 4 years. 2014: Meika Seri retrospective in Laputa Asagaya (Tokyo) 2016: Meika Seri retrospective in Cinema Vera (Tokyo) 2018: Meika Seri retrospectiv...
by HungFist
25 May 2018, 07:22
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
Replies: 9625
Views: 538611

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

Tropical Inferno (Switzerland, 1976) [DVD] - 1/5 Another Jess Franco WiP film. Compared to his earlier movie Barbed Wire Dolls this one tones down the porn and replaces it with very nasty sexual (and non-sexual) torture. Don't be fooled by the cool title either: most of the film is set indoors; onl...
by HungFist
24 May 2018, 03:51
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
Replies: 9625
Views: 538611

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

Barbed Wire Dolls (Switzerland, 1976) [DVD] - 1/5 I was under the impression that this was supposed to be a real movie, but it turned out to be a porno (and not even a good one). Or at least I think it was a porno; the Japanese DVD I rented was so badly fogged that I couldn't tell for sure. It was ...
by HungFist
23 May 2018, 16:21
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
Replies: 9625
Views: 538611

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

Ilsa: She Wolf of the SS (Canada, 1974) [DVD] - 2.5/5 Mean spirited exploitation film mixes soft core sex with sickening human experiments that dominate most of the running time. Not exactly an enjoyable film, but certainly a memorable one. It's interesting to see how it differs from similar Japane...
by HungFist
22 May 2018, 06:38
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
Replies: 9625
Views: 538611

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. That was my first ever dvd purchase, the Warner snap case, back in 2000. Still have it. Caged Heat (USA, 1974) - 1/5 This frustrating piece o...
by HungFist
21 May 2018, 08:04
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
Replies: 9625
Views: 538611

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Savage Sisters (USA / Philippines, 1974) - 1.5/5 Tame American International / Filipino actioner isn't really a WiP movie, but places it's protagonists behind the bars for the second quarter. Were there enough hard edged exploitation scenes it might set off the sloppiness, but instead we are treate...
by HungFist
19 May 2018, 08:19
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
Replies: 9625
Views: 538611

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

Black Mama, White Mama (USA / Philippines, 1973) - 3/5 Though not a Roger Corman production, this is essentially a superior version of The Big Bird Cage (1972) with similar cast and story (two female inmates chained to each other on the run, one of them affiliated with a revolutionary movement) but...