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by chazgower01
17 Apr 2018, 15:53
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What asian film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
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P (Thailand, 2006) Thailand Region Netflix – 4/5 I'm going to say right off the bat, that I have rated this higher than most people here would, as I currently am living in Bangkok, recognize most of the scenery here, understand and am familiar with the Go-Go Bar business, and have friends that work...
by chazgower01
17 Apr 2018, 15:29
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What asian film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
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I liked Killers a fair bit, but I also found it a bit of wasted opportunity. There was a lot of psychological potential once the two men finally met, but instead they went the easy way by having the gangsters and Kazuki Kitamura kidnap the family, which gave Oka Antara an opportunity to redeem hims...
by chazgower01
17 Apr 2018, 05:58
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What asian film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
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Killers (Japan/Indonesia, 2014) Thailand Region Netflix – 3/5 Killers is a 2014 joint production between Japan and Indonesia, directed by the 'Mo Brothers' team of Kimo Stamboel and Timo Tjahjanto. It follows the story of two killers, one who is already on a spree and posting video of it online and...
by chazgower01
02 Apr 2018, 11:19
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What asian film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
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Girl Boss: Crazy Ball Game (Japan, 1974) Fan Subbed DVD – 3/5 In the final installment of this series, Reiko Ike and Miki Sugimoto are noticeably absent - but luckily, Yuko Kano steps up and gives a noteworthy performance. She's not in Reiko and Miki's class as far as looks, but she's got enough sp...
by chazgower01
13 Mar 2018, 11:56
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What asian film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
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Audition (Japan, 1999) Amazon VOD 4/5 dir: Takashi Miike It's strange to see this and Dead or Alive back to back and realize it's the same director in the same YEAR. Audition really takes it's time setting up the story, and letting us get inside the world of this widower character (Ryo Ishibashi fr...
by chazgower01
11 Mar 2018, 04:03
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What asian film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
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Hanzo the Razor: The Snare (Japan, 1973) Filmstruck VOD 3.5/5 dir: Yasuzo Masumura The second Hanzo movie, bringing back all of the samurai sword fights, corrupt public officials, crazy hidden weapons, and Hanzo’s special ‘torture'. This time around though, we also get a bald, naked preistess, weir...
by chazgower01
05 Mar 2018, 02:39
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What asian film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
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Train to Busan (South Korea, 2016) Netflix 4/5 Zombie outbreak on a train! Infinitely better than World War Z and Fear the Walking Dead, this South Korean Zombie flick has characters you like, moral conflicts, and non-stop action once the zombies show up (which is early on). Really well made, and e...
by chazgower01
27 Feb 2018, 13:41
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What asian film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
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Pulp International had a Miki Sugimoto post the other day, showing some pics from a 2007 magazine. It was a pictorial feature called "Remember Zero Woman". I guess it included some previously unpublished pics, or no longer censored pics, because there was better than a hint of pubic hair in two of t...
by chazgower01
27 Feb 2018, 03:59
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What asian film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
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Zero Woman: Red Handcuffs (Japan, 1974) DVD 4.5/5 Maybe as close to a perfect exploitation movie as we can get, this flick doesn’t wink or nod at the audience, it punches it right across the face. There are no good guys, only the bad, and those that get in the way of the bad. Part way through the m...
by chazgower01
19 Feb 2018, 13:11
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What asian film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
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Pardon me for the self-righteous rant that follows... I mean this by no offence, and I'm referring mainly to other writers whom I've seen say the same thing, but I feel that emphasizing the "pinky violence connection" is mainly an idea conceived by people who weren't too familiar with Japanese yaku...
by chazgower01
19 Feb 2018, 04:20
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What asian film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
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Red Peony Gambler (Japan, 1968) DVD 3.5/5 dir. Kosaku Yamashita Japanese Star Junko Fuji, in the first of NINE of these films, is Oryu, the Red Peony Gambler. After taking up residence with a local yakuza boss in old Japan, she must then protect that family after the boss is killed, and search for ...
by chazgower01
18 Feb 2018, 23:59
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What asian film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
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I need to see this... curious to see how much of early 70's Bangkok I can recognize... You were in Bangkok in the early 70s? :thumbs: No no... how much early 70''s Bangkok I can recognize by how it looks now! Forbidden Tale of the Genroku Era (aka The Story of a Nymphomaniac (好色元禄㊙物語) (Japan, 1975)...
by chazgower01
18 Feb 2018, 03:38
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What asian film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
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Forbidden Tale of the Genroku Era (aka The Story of a Nymphomaniac (好色元禄㊙物語) (Japan, 1975) 'Fan Sub’ DVD 3/5 dir: Ikuo Sekimoto Yuriko Hishimi is Natsu, a golddigger in old Japan who isn’t interested in romance, only money. Her sister (Maki Tachibana) believes in love and marriage and that her lose...
by chazgower01
18 Feb 2018, 03:36
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What asian film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
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Duel Of Fists 3/5 David Chiang heads out to Thailand in search of his long lost brother Ti Lung,who it turns out is a up and coming Thai boxer being hassled by the great and dodgy Chen Sing. A change of pace for a Shaw movie,pretty decent. I need to see this... curious to see how much of early 70's...
by chazgower01
17 Feb 2018, 18:41
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What asian film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
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Massacre Gun (みな殺しの拳銃) (Japan, 1967) [VoD] - 2/5 Hitman Joe Shishido and his yakuza brothers, hothead Tatsuya Fuji and failed-boxer-in-love Jiro Okazaki, turn against their rotten boss and try to make money on their own. A rather tiresome Nikkatsu yakuza film that smells of a programmer picture. It...
by chazgower01
15 Feb 2018, 13:36
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What asian film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
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MAJISUKA GAKUEN 4 マジすか学園 4 (Japan, 2015) Rakuten VIKI 4/5 (though incomplete) Majisuka Gakuen 4 is the fourth season of a show starring girls from the Japanese Pop Band AKB48. Rather than starring in a breezy show about how 'kewl' high school is, this is instead a rather bleak story about high scho...
by chazgower01
12 Feb 2018, 13:00
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What asian film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
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Hanzo The Razor: Sword of Justice (Japan, 1972) Fimstruck VOD 3/5 dir: Kenji Misumi For those going into this thinking it would be a traditional samurai movie, they’d get a big surprise. Set in feudal Japan it begins with a ceremony of police officers signing their blood oath of upholding the law -...
by chazgower01
11 Feb 2018, 04:46
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What asian film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
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Good info! And speaking of Daiei's Mari Atsumi, I just happened to check one of my favorite websites (pulpinternational.com) and there was a story on Atsumi just 3 days ago! Looks like she put on some weight... http://www.pulpinternational.com/pulp/entry/Vintage-poster-for-Zoku-Imokinchaku-with-Mari...
by chazgower01
11 Feb 2018, 04:00
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What asian film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
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The Hot Little Girl (Japan, 1970) Japanese DVD 2/5 dir: Yasuzo Masumura I guess Daiei Studios tried jumping on the sleaze train as they were headed toward their demise, introducing Mari Atsumi to the world. I hadn't seen one of her movies yet, this was my first (roughly her 14th), but it's one they...
by chazgower01
09 Feb 2018, 14:25
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What asian film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
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dir: Korayoshi Kurahara dir: Korayoshi Kurahara dir. Koreyoshi Kurasawa A few more films and you'll eventually get Koreyoshi Kurahara 's name right ;) :lol: lol my spellcheck has a mind of it's own, especially when I write on my iphone. Strangely enough, it was spelled correctly in all the same cut...
by chazgower01
08 Feb 2018, 04:21
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What asian film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
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I Am Waiting (Japan, 1957) FilmStruck VOD 3.5/5 dir. Koreyoshi Kurahara An early success in Nikkatsu's attempt to capitalize on the American crime noir market, this is also the first full film from director Koreyoshi Kurahara. Featuring Yujiro Ishihara and Mie Kitahara, who starred in 'Crazed Fruit...
by chazgower01
06 Feb 2018, 12:41
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What asian film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
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Zero Woman: Red Handcuffs (0課の女 赤い手錠) (Japan, 1974) [35mm] - 4.5/5 Superb, unbelievably violent action thriller... I bought the UK copy from Amazon UK and it should be here any day... can't wait to see this.... UK copy? Surely hell will freeze before BBFC will allow Zero Woman to be released uncut ...
by chazgower01
06 Feb 2018, 04:42
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What asian film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
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Violent Panic: The Big Crash (Japan, 1976) DVD 4/5 dir: Kinji Fukasaku One of Miki Sugimoto’s last movies, she plays the love interest of a bank robber (Tsunehiko Watase, again, but that’s ok!), who she slowly wins over, even though he has more than his share of problems. His partner gets killed in...
by chazgower01
06 Feb 2018, 04:39
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What asian film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
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HungFist wrote:Zero Woman: Red Handcuffs (0課の女 赤い手錠) (Japan, 1974) [35mm] - 4.5/5
Superb, unbelievably violent action thriller...
I bought the UK copy from Amazon UK and it should be here any day... can't wait to see this....

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by chazgower01
04 Feb 2018, 02:30
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What asian film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
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Tokyo Gore Police (Japan, 2008) Netflix DVD 2.5/5 dir: Yoshihiro Nishimura I’m not a gore fan. When it comes to movies with sex and violence, I generally lean much more toward the sex. Gore though… it either looks fake, or it looks gross. Which is why my enjoyment of Machine Girl kinda puzzled me. ...