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by Varrick
30 May 2017, 11:27
Forum: Asian Film/DVD Discussion
Topic: Retro Cinemas and Cult Films in Japan
Replies: 122
Views: 35890

Re: Retro Cinemas and Cult Films in Japan

Our only hope would be a release in the US or UK but unfortunately I can't see Arrow getting these (the BBFC still routinely censors "sexual/sexualized violence", making pretty much any pinku/pinky titles off limits) wow I really hope this isn't true for the most popular pinky violence ti...
by Varrick
10 Apr 2017, 17:32
Forum: Asian Film/DVD Discussion
Topic: Retro Cinemas and Cult Films in Japan
Replies: 122
Views: 35890

Re: Retro Cinemas and Cult Films in Japan

I promised to post something about the Reiko Ike & Miki Sugimoto series at Laputa Asagaya. and Female Yakuza Tale https://sketchesofcinema.files.wordpress.com/2017/04/ikesu3.jpg Cool... I am curious to hear your opinion on Female Yakuza Tale after having watched it on the big screen. The "...
by Varrick
07 Apr 2017, 09:46
Forum: Asian Film/DVD Discussion
Topic: Sonny Chiba Mega Review Thread
Replies: 162
Views: 29202

Re: Sonny Chiba Mega Review Thread

The Bodyguard (Japan, 1974) [TV] - 4/5 Never thought I'd see this released, I'm so glad to hear about it! Of course, I'm a big fan of the legendary Shi'nichi 'Sonny' Chiba, but I also think Etsuko Shihomi is one of the most under rated female movie fighters - and yeah, adorably cute as well! A must...
by Varrick
05 Apr 2017, 20:24
Forum: Asian Film/DVD Discussion
Topic: Classic Japanese Exploitation (pinky violence & pink)
Replies: 558
Views: 413444

Re: Classic Japanese Exploitation (pinky violence & pink)

In case anyone is interested, I finally translated and slightly abbreviated my Finnish reviews of the two Kazuhiko Yamaguchi films I saw a few years ago: Oh Wonderful Utamaro (1974) https://sketchesofcinema.wordpress.com/2017/04/02/oh-wonderful-utamaro/ A Haunted Turkish Bathhouse (1975) https://sk...
by Varrick
29 Mar 2017, 05:59
Forum: Asian Film/DVD Discussion
Topic: Classic Japanese Exploitation (pinky violence & pink)
Replies: 558
Views: 413444

Re: Classic Japanese Exploitation (pinky violence & pink)

As for Miki's acting capabilities, she really surprised me in Preparation for the Festival. That was a fine performance that took everyone by surprise. HungFist, by the way, did you give a look at this? https://s7.postimg.org/u2ml3p1fv/norifumi.jpg if yes, did you notice if it contains any rare, co...
by Varrick
28 Mar 2017, 11:11
Forum: Asian Film/DVD Discussion
Topic: Classic Japanese Exploitation (pinky violence & pink)
Replies: 558
Views: 413444

Re: Classic Japanese Exploitation (pinky violence & pink)

As for Miki's acting capabilities, she really surprised me in Preparation for the Festival. That was a fine performance that took everyone by surprise. Yes,she was great and the film is very good... I also enjoyed the first "new battles without honor and humanity" where Reiko portrays ver...
by Varrick
28 Mar 2017, 10:41
Forum: Asian Film/DVD Discussion
Topic: Classic Japanese Exploitation (pinky violence & pink)
Replies: 558
Views: 413444

Re: Classic Japanese Exploitation (pinky violence & pink)

here http://news.livedoor.com/article/detail/4309868/ Suzuki may be mentioning something about it... ...and did you see this ? http://promide.com/page.php?s=1235 Thanks. Yeah, he says there that she was 16 and he and the producer fabricated her a new birth date. Did you ever run into a more recent ...
by Varrick
27 Mar 2017, 17:54
Forum: Asian Film/DVD Discussion
Topic: Classic Japanese Exploitation (pinky violence & pink)
Replies: 558
Views: 413444

Re: Classic Japanese Exploitation (pinky violence & pink)

Thanks to Kemushi I noticed this old post of mine from 2014 btw, I took your advice and watched Onsen Suppon Geisha (1972) . Not exactly my type of film but I enjoyed it. Silly but fun, high WTF factor, lots of cameos. Since it was a double feature I decided to stay for Onsen Mimizu Geisha (1971) a...
by Varrick
24 Mar 2017, 18:57
Forum: Asian Film/DVD Discussion
Topic: Classic Japanese Exploitation (pinky violence & pink)
Replies: 558
Views: 413444

Re: Classic Japanese Exploitation (pinky violence & pink)

HungFist wrote:
Varrick wrote:Hung Fist or Guro Taku may know the title of this rare pinky violence film?


viewtopic.php?f=1&t=3840&start=350#p177499


Many thanks...I read your review, it seems great... I will look for it
by Varrick
24 Mar 2017, 17:18
Forum: Asian Film/DVD Discussion
Topic: Classic Japanese Exploitation (pinky violence & pink)
Replies: 558
Views: 413444

Re: Classic Japanese Exploitation (pinky violence & pink)

Hung Fist or Guro Taku may know the title of this rare pinky violence film?

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by Varrick
22 Feb 2017, 09:32
Forum: Asian Film/DVD Discussion
Topic: Rip Seijun Suzuki
Replies: 0
Views: 331

Rip Seijun Suzuki

RIP Seijun Suzuki From Nikkatsu english facebook page: "Former Nikkatsu film director, Seijun Suzuki, has passed away at 7:32 pm on February 13, 2017, after battling chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. He was 93. Seijun Suzuki made his directorial debut with "Harbor Toast: Victory Is In...
by Varrick
22 Feb 2017, 09:24
Forum: Asian Film/DVD Discussion
Topic: Sonny Chiba Mega Review Thread
Replies: 162
Views: 29202

Re: Sonny Chiba Mega Review Thread

Before I begin Chiba Reviews Round 2, I'd like to correct this popular non-sense story about Chiba's English name . Basically every English language biography from Wikipedia to August Ragone's article on Henshin Online claims Chiba was named Sonny after the Toyota Sunny S -commercials he was famous...
by Varrick
20 Feb 2017, 12:46
Forum: Asian Film/DVD Discussion
Topic: Japanese cult cinema thread
Replies: 420
Views: 300817

Re: Japanese cult cinema thread

Guro Taku wrote: (does anybody really watch those "visual essays"?)


The "visual essay" is a quite frustrating form but the other extra included (interview with Fusakau biographer Sadao Yamane) could be worth of a watch
by Varrick
26 Jan 2017, 11:59
Forum: Asian Film/DVD Discussion
Topic: Japanese cult cinema thread
Replies: 420
Views: 300817

Re: Japanese cult cinema thread

Yokohama Underworld: Machinegun Dragon is a pretty terrible action/yakuza/comedy, though. Chiba appears in it for about 3 minutes. Sugawara plays his character with the biggest rubber face he's ever put on... beside Chiba's cameo, it features a small role for Kyôko Enami as well...and they stole &q...
by Varrick
25 Jan 2017, 15:37
Forum: Asian Film/DVD Discussion
Topic: Classic Japanese Exploitation (pinky violence & pink)
Replies: 558
Views: 413444

Re: Classic Japanese Exploitation (pinky violence & pink)

Thank you again!

it's incredible how when one thinks he finally saw all TOEI posters something new always pops up!

BTW those Laputa Chirashis are great
by Varrick
25 Jan 2017, 13:17
Forum: Asian Film/DVD Discussion
Topic: Classic Japanese Exploitation (pinky violence & pink)
Replies: 558
Views: 413444

Re: Classic Japanese Exploitation (pinky violence & pink)

Thanks for your answer.

May you identify this movie, please ?

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did you watch it?
by Varrick
25 Jan 2017, 12:41
Forum: Asian Film/DVD Discussion
Topic: Classic Japanese Exploitation (pinky violence & pink)
Replies: 558
Views: 413444

Re: Classic Japanese Exploitation (pinky violence & pink)

I have a question for the people familiar with Japan on the tag/name "Pinky Violence" ... I read on countless sources that it's a name originated in the west (probably considering the DVD boxset issued by Panic House in mid 2000's) but I think the book by J-Taro S. came out in Japan in 199...
by Varrick
16 Oct 2016, 16:40
Forum: Asian Film/DVD Discussion
Topic: Retro Cinemas and Cult Films in Japan
Replies: 122
Views: 35890

Re: Retro Cinemas and Cult Films in Japan

An October retrospective on Ichiro Araki at Cinema Vera, I wish I could watch some of the films... https://s21.postimg.org/wvwq9rpif/14657290_1007625049349202_4510133588326762167_n.jpg https://s9.postimg.org/7827p22pr/14650663_1007625046015869_8542028757723334611_n.jpg https://s17.postimg.org/rqcnw0...
by Varrick
19 Sep 2016, 18:36
Forum: Asian Film/DVD Discussion
Topic: Retro Cinemas and Cult Films in Japan
Replies: 122
Views: 35890

Re: Retro Cinemas and Cult Films in Japan

great thread and photos, thanks!
by Varrick
29 Aug 2016, 13:45
Forum: Asian Film/DVD Discussion
Topic: Retro Cinemas and Cult Films in Japan
Replies: 122
Views: 35890

Re: Retro Cinemas and Cult Films in Japan

A retrospective on Norifumi Suzuki that will be held at Cinema Vera in September (from 3 to 23) http://thumbnails115.imagebam.com/50197/eea9f4501963519.jpg http://thumbnails115.imagebam.com/50197/320e9f501963533.jpg http://thumbnails116.imagebam.com/50197/f0075f501963541.jpg http://thumbnails115.ima...
by Varrick
24 Aug 2016, 15:27
Forum: Asian Film/DVD Discussion
Topic: Classic Japanese Exploitation (pinky violence & pink)
Replies: 558
Views: 413444

Re: Classic Japanese Exploitation (pinky violence & pink)

Marshall wrote:Finally found a pre-order link for this. http://www.cdjapan.co.jp/product/BBBN-3070 Trying to keep my expectations very low.


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by Varrick
05 Jul 2016, 12:54
Forum: Asian Film/DVD Discussion
Topic: Classic Japanese Exploitation (pinky violence & pink)
Replies: 558
Views: 413444

Re: Classic Japanese Exploitation (pinky violence & pink)

On July 25 Arrow Video will release (region 1 & 2) a boxset containing the 4 films for Female Prisoner Scorpion #701 series starring Meiko Kaji... http://www.arrowfilms.co.uk/femaleprisonerscorpion/ (Wish they would release a similar boxset for the 7 films of the "Girl Boss" series and...
by Varrick
28 Feb 2016, 20:11
Forum: Asian Film/DVD Discussion
Topic: Classic Japanese Exploitation (pinky violence & pink)
Replies: 558
Views: 413444

Re: Classic Japanese Exploitation (pinky violence & pink)

Norifumi Suzuki's STAR OF DAVID: HUNTING FOR BEAUTFUL GIRLS 堕靡泥の星 美少女狩り (1979) will get a Blu-ray release from Shock Entertainment in Germany. Supposedly their contract specifies that they will be the first to release the film in HD. No release date yet but I'd guess late 2016/early 2017. Forum pos...
by Varrick
01 Jan 2016, 17:56
Forum: Asian Film/DVD Discussion
Topic: Classic Japanese Exploitation (pinky violence & pink)
Replies: 558
Views: 413444

Re: Classic Japanese Exploitation (pinky violence & pink)

Bankaku Rock has never been released on any home video format, not even VHS, Laserdisc or 8MM. The only version floating around is a Toei Channel TV recording. Apparently this is due to the music used in the film, which includes several live performances. From what I heared the contract was only fo...
by Varrick
23 Dec 2015, 19:12
Forum: Asian Film/DVD Discussion
Topic: Classic Japanese Exploitation (pinky violence & pink)
Replies: 558
Views: 413444

Re: Classic Japanese Exploitation (pinky violence & pink)

Hi all I am new on the forum. Speaking of Pinky Violence I was wondering if -as of today-, Bankaku Rock is available in any form ?... and is there an official release of 13 steps Maki ? I believe both have been released on VHS (I'm not 100% sure though), but that's it. No DVDs. Thank you for your a...

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