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by Guro Taku
12 Aug 2018, 12:39
Forum: Asian Film/DVD Discussion
Topic: Arrow's Female Prisoner Scorpion BD Set: An Utter Disaster?
Replies: 44
Views: 5515

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

crumby wrote:
11 Aug 2018, 23:07
Guro Taku > Does (tech-savy) Japanese fandom really exists for old movies?
I don't know about pinky violence but I have spent a good amount of time laughing at angry reviews for upscaled anime releases.
by Guro Taku
27 Jul 2018, 12:58
Forum: Asian Film/DVD Discussion
Topic: Classic Japanese Exploitation (pinky violence & pink)
Replies: 587
Views: 446487

Re: Classic Japanese Exploitation (pinky violence & pink)

https://sketchesofcinema.files.wordpress.com/2015/01/rp2.jpg 1. Female Delinquent: A Docu-Drama (Toshiya Fujita, 1977) (genre: violence / delinquent girl) Ultra-realistic and ultra-violent bad girl drama. Imagine Kinji Fukasaku directing a Sukeban film with Toshiya Fujita ‘s usual youth film themes...
by Guro Taku
19 Jul 2018, 20:38
Forum: Asian Film/DVD Discussion
Topic: Arrow's Female Prisoner Scorpion BD Set: An Utter Disaster?
Replies: 44
Views: 5515

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

I'm really curious what the Japanese fandom thinks of these transfers. There probably isn't much to be found just based on the Toei Channel broadcast but I expect them to get a BD box set sooner or later and I'm already looking forward to those amazon reviews.
by Guro Taku
18 Jul 2018, 20:39
Forum: Asian Film/DVD Discussion
Topic: Arrow's Female Prisoner Scorpion BD Set: An Utter Disaster?
Replies: 44
Views: 5515

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

I am generally supportive of Arrow and their releases. I mean, they put/will put WOLFGUY and HORRORS OF MALFOPRMED MEN on Blu-ray. They are releasing an Akio Jissoji ATG film box set. I can't be anything but supportive of all that, especially since I don't see anybody else willing to touch these tit...
by Guro Taku
16 Jul 2018, 19:21
Forum: Asian Film/DVD Discussion
Topic: Arrow's Female Prisoner Scorpion BD Set: An Utter Disaster?
Replies: 44
Views: 5515

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

Shezus fucking Christ. Now even more people will go yelling about how there's nothing wrong with the Arrow transfers...
by Guro Taku
16 Jul 2018, 19:17
Forum: Asian Film/DVD Discussion
Topic: Rare Japanese Cult Cinema reviews (No DVD / BD)
Replies: 29
Views: 630

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

If nothing else, the Toei Channel version looks a lot better than my old VHS. I'd probably pick up a DVD release even if it's indeed just an inferior remake.
by Guro Taku
14 Jul 2018, 20:07
Forum: Asian Film/DVD Discussion
Topic: Tomerareru ka, oretachi wo (Koji Wakamatsu biopic by Kazuya Shiraishi) (2018)
Replies: 2
Views: 159

Re: Tomerareru ka, oretachi wo (Koji Wakamatsu biopic by Kazuya Shiraishi) (2018)

Who is this film even supposed to be for? The die-hard Wakamatsu fans are most likely disgusted by the slick commercial look of it and I just can't see the mainstream audience giving a shit.
by Guro Taku
06 Jul 2018, 19:32
Forum: Asian Film/DVD Discussion
Topic: Japanese cult cinema thread
Replies: 412
Views: 321522

Re: Japanese cult cinema thread

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.

Morbid jokes aside, it's good to finally see some more catalogue releases from Toei. It's certainly been a while since the last batch!
by Guro Taku
28 Jun 2018, 15:29
Forum: Asian Film/DVD Discussion
Topic: Colonel Panics (Cho Jinseok, Yoshihiro Nishimura) (2016)
Replies: 11
Views: 5685

Re: Colonel Panics (Cho Jinseok, Yoshihiro Nishimura) (2016)

It's the kind of film that lingers in your mind and actually gets better the more you think about it.
by Guro Taku
28 Jun 2018, 11:14
Forum: Asian Film/DVD Discussion
Topic: Colonel Panics (Cho Jinseok, Yoshihiro Nishimura) (2016)
Replies: 11
Views: 5685

Re: Colonel Panics (Cho Jinseok, Yoshihiro Nishimura) (2016)

I thought I read long time ago that a French (?) BD was being prepared, but I couldn't find anything with a quick search now... Actually, you were right about the French release, as that came out two weeks ago. The German release, which may or may not be a DVD/BD combo, has still not even been date...
by Guro Taku
24 Jun 2018, 11:39
Forum: Asian Film/DVD Discussion
Topic: The Teruo Ishii thread
Replies: 27
Views: 1989

Re: The Teruo Ishii thread

Just realized that this will be a UK/US/CAN release, which indicates that Synapse no longer owns the US rights. Makes sense since they released it on DVD 10+ years ago and explains why they let go of their extras for the film.
by Guro Taku
23 Jun 2018, 12:37
Forum: Asian Film/DVD Discussion
Topic: The Teruo Ishii thread
Replies: 27
Views: 1989

Re: The Teruo Ishii thread

Did the Toei DVD really use a different scan than the Synapse one? If so, you're probably right but Arrow may be able to use Synapse's transfer as well, seeing how they must have made some sort of deal with them for all their extras.
by Guro Taku
23 Jun 2018, 08:36
Forum: Asian Film/DVD Discussion
Topic: The Teruo Ishii thread
Replies: 27
Views: 1989

Re: The Teruo Ishii thread

Holy Shit is the correct response. I appreciate that they are porting over all the extras from the Synapse release in addition to their own new content. Kind of doubt that this will indeed be a "brand new 2K restoration" though since Synapse already scanned it in HD in 2007.
by Guro Taku
26 May 2018, 12:03
Forum: Asian Film/DVD Discussion
Topic: Japanese cult cinema thread
Replies: 412
Views: 321522

Re: Japanese cult cinema thread

Arrow Video have finally announced a new Toei/Fukasaku release and it's not the much-speculated upon Hokuriku Proxy War or Wolves, Pigs & Men but rather STREET MOBSTER 現代やくざ 人斬り与太 (1972).

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Release date is August 7th.
by Guro Taku
20 May 2018, 11:40
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
Replies: 9680
Views: 555102

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

Muse (Spain, 2017) BD - 2.5/5
Occasionally hilarious occult horror film about the Muses who aren't nice at all but actually kill people by whispering poetry. I'll say it must've taken some guts to make a film with such an absurd premise and play it straight.
by Guro Taku
19 May 2018, 17:10
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What asian film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
Replies: 4429
Views: 379202

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

Cure (キュア) (Japan, 1997) BD - 4/5
I can't say I care too much about director Kiyoshi Kurosawa's current output but he was absolutely on fire in the late 90ies. This slow-burn horror thriller just oozes atmosphere and is among his best works.
by Guro Taku
19 May 2018, 17:02
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
Replies: 9680
Views: 555102

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

Big Trouble in Little China (USA, 1986) - 2.5/5 Always put this one off because I thought it looked silly. And so it is. Some cool scenes, though. I had more fun with the 10 minute Carpenter interview in the extras where he's gloriously grumpy and not giving a single fuck, sharing his heartfelt opi...
by Guro Taku
13 May 2018, 10:54
Forum: Asian Film/DVD Discussion
Topic: Violence Voyager (Ujicha, 2018)
Replies: 1
Views: 152

Violence Voyager (Ujicha, 2018)

From the demented mind of Ujicha, director of 2014's BURNING BUDDHA MAN comes VIOLENCE VOYAGER and here's a first trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u3LlYTMB6t4 Bobby and Akkun look for a secret base. They happen to find a mysterious amusement park, but someone attacks them suddenly and they g...
by Guro Taku
11 May 2018, 15:13
Forum: Asian Film/DVD Discussion
Topic: Sion Sono
Replies: 103
Views: 73670

Re: Sion Sono

http://i65.tinypic.com/350uk2s.jpg Could he have been talking about PRISONERS OF THE GHOSTLAND, the film that'll see him team up with Nicholas Cage and which is currently being pre-sold at Cannes? Ghostland, penned by Aaron Hendry and Safai, centers on notorious criminal Hero (Cage) who is sent to ...
by Guro Taku
05 May 2018, 14:37
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
Replies: 9680
Views: 555102

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

Downrange (USA, 2017) DCP 3/5 Ryuhei Kitamura's new English language film is very much a single-location flick with no story other than kids get trapped in the middle of nowhere and have to try to outwit a deranged shooter. The car crash is the first thing that happens, then there's a few minutes f...
by Guro Taku
05 May 2018, 13:59
Forum: Cinema & Rumours
Topic: Downrange (Ryuhei Kitamura, 2017)
Replies: 4
Views: 613

Re: Downrange (Ryuhei Kitamura, 2017)

The trailer is a very accurate representation of the film you get. It's very much a single-location flick with no story other than kids get trapped in the middle of nowhere and have to try to outwit a deranged shooter. The car crash is the first thing that happens, then there's a few minutes for cha...
by Guro Taku
03 May 2018, 13:18
Forum: Cinema & Rumours
Topic: Downrange (Ryuhei Kitamura, 2017)
Replies: 4
Views: 613

Re: Downrange (Ryuhei Kitamura, 2017)

I'll be seeing this tomorrow at a festival. In the meantime, here's a poster:

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by Guro Taku
01 May 2018, 13:38
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
Replies: 9680
Views: 555102

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

A Quiet Place (USA, 2018) DCP 2.5/5 Surprisingly good big-studio horror flick that takes a simple premise and does some cool things with it. A small child getting killed in the first couple minutes and some other parts had me a little surprised later on when I found out this was a PG-13 in the US. ...
by Guro Taku
26 Apr 2018, 13:27
Forum: Asian Film/DVD Discussion
Topic: Classic Japanese Exploitation (pinky violence & pink)
Replies: 587
Views: 446487

Re: Classic Japanese Exploitation (pinky violence & pink)

Slave Wife (奴隷妻) (Japan, 1976) [VoD] - 3/5 Kimono wearing wife Naomi Tani is assaulted by hilariously over the top American G.I.s before being abducted by bitter former servant Akira Takahashi. Tolerable direction and focused storyline, effective cross cutting between present and past, unexpected e...
by Guro Taku
20 Apr 2018, 09:34
Forum: Asian Film/DVD Discussion
Topic: Classic Japanese Exploitation (pinky violence & pink)
Replies: 587
Views: 446487

Re: Classic Japanese Exploitation (pinky violence & pink)

The nipple censorship notwithstanding these covers are a significant improvement over the eyesores that have previously passed as Happinet covers.