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by HungFist
07 Jun 2018, 08:06
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What asian film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
Replies: 4526
Views: 391993

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: 4526
Views: 391993

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: 10298

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: 44
Views: 6203

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: 4526
Views: 391993

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: 44
Views: 6203

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: 9710
Views: 571992

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: 589
Views: 451386

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: 9710
Views: 571992

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: 10298

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: 9710
Views: 571992

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: 9710
Views: 571992

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: 129
Views: 43026

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: 9710
Views: 571992

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: 9710
Views: 571992

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: 9710
Views: 571992

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: 9710
Views: 571992

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: 9710
Views: 571992

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

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: 9710
Views: 571992

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...
by HungFist
18 May 2018, 06:03
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
Replies: 9710
Views: 571992

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

For reference, my old review from last year The Big Bird Cage (USA / Philippines, 1972) [DVD] - 2.5/5 Philippines set WiP film with a tongue in the cheek tone; part 3 in Roger Corman's "trilogy". Entirely watchable and rather entertaining, but once the film is over you're not left with much. As expl...
by HungFist
17 May 2018, 14:50
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: The off-topic topic
Replies: 3767
Views: 248051

Re: The off-topic topic

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by HungFist
17 May 2018, 03:41
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
Replies: 9710
Views: 571992

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

Women in Cages (USA / Philippines, 1971) [DVD] - 3/5 The second and best film in Roger Corman's WiP "trilogy". Pam Grier co-stars not as prisoner but sadistic lesbian head prison guard with a discipline dungeon designed for aesthetically pleasing torture, giving the film a Teruo Ishii kind of swing...
by HungFist
16 May 2018, 06:51
Forum: Asian Film/DVD Discussion
Topic: Tomerareru ka, oretachi wo (Koji Wakamatsu biopic by Kazuya Shiraishi) (2018)
Replies: 2
Views: 288

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

Koji Wakamatsu may be dead, but Wakamatsu Production is coming back to life... with a film about Koji Wakamatsu. Kazuya Shiraishi (The Devil's Path, Dawn of Felines, The Blood of Wolves) helms,a Arata Iura will play Wakamatsu, Mugi Kadowaki also stars. Coming sometime this fall. https://www.youtube....
by HungFist
16 May 2018, 06:20
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
Replies: 9710
Views: 571992

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

Decided to familiarize myself with WiP films... lets see if anything good comes out of this... The Big Doll House (USA / Philippines, 1971) - 2/5 A relatively standard WiP film, misses its potential by being shot in the Philippines yet taking place almost entirely within four walls. The action packe...
by HungFist
15 May 2018, 08:08
Forum: Asian Film/DVD Discussion
Topic: Japanese cult cinema thread
Replies: 415
Views: 325106

Re: Japanese cult cinema thread

I thought I had posted this already... True Account of Hishakaku - A Wolf's Honor and Humanity (実録飛車角 狼どもの仁義) (1974) Interesting although not especially visceral de-romantization of the Theatre of Life saga for the jitsuroku era. Bunta Sugawara portrays "Hishakaku" as a short tempered, violent yakuz...