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by HungFist
31 Mar 2019, 03:57
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What asian film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
Replies: 4741
Views: 445552

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

Fist of the North Star (北斗の拳) (Japan, 1986) [VoD] - 3.5/5 Classic violence anime in post apocalypse setting, easily enjoyed even by a non-anime fanatic such as me. Kenshiro is basically an animated Bruce Lee gone into Sonny Chiba mode I always thought Kenshiro mostly looks like Sylvester Stallone. ...
by HungFist
30 Mar 2019, 17:36
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What asian film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
Replies: 4741
Views: 445552

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

Fist of the North Star (北斗の拳) (Japan, 1986) [VoD] - 3.5/5 Classic violence anime in post apocalypse setting, easily enjoyed even by a non-anime fanatic such as me. Kenshiro is basically an animated Bruce Lee gone into Sonny Chiba mode, delivering insane punch and kick combos that make enemies explo...
by HungFist
27 Mar 2019, 06:57
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What asian film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
Replies: 4741
Views: 445552

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

Tokyo Vampire Hotel (東京ヴァンパイアホテル 映画版) (Japan, 2017) [VoD] - 1.5/5 Here goes Sion Sono down the Dario Argento path, not just in filming a Dracula film but quality wise too. Two vampire families are in war, and where else than in near future pop Tokyo. Too bad the bargain basement aesthetics are at c...
by HungFist
27 Mar 2019, 06:51
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What asian film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
Replies: 4741
Views: 445552

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

I think you are being kind with you ratings for the Game series. Like many Matsuda films, I think they are watchable but underwhelming. I liked the 1st one the best, but the action scenes are ridiculous with Matsuda's opponents having worse aim than a blind Storm Trooper. The 2nd one has a good open...
by HungFist
27 Mar 2019, 06:17
Forum: Asian Film/DVD Discussion
Topic: Sonny Chiba Mega Review Thread
Replies: 185
Views: 48431

Re: Sonny Chiba Mega Review Thread

Gendai onibabako: Satsu ai (Japan, 1973) [TV] - 4/5 A 300 year old witch agrees to assassinate a dead-sick businessman and his ignorant sexy wife upon the former's own request - the kills are to take place in separate locations at the same time. The granny then exits the same way she entered his of...
by HungFist
27 Mar 2019, 04:18
Forum: Asian Film/DVD Discussion
Topic: Japanese cult cinema thread
Replies: 439
Views: 343062

Re: Japanese cult cinema thread

Just bought A Pool Without Water and Blow the Night from Amazon. I thought I was late with this, but both still came with the scaled down theatrical pamphlet relicas. I though they'd be gone already for Pool (and that's what Happinet's site claims as well). https://sketchesofcinema.files.wordpress.c...
by HungFist
23 Mar 2019, 06:46
Forum: Asian Film/DVD Discussion
Topic: Japanese cult cinema thread
Replies: 439
Views: 343062

Re: Japanese cult cinema thread

Blow the Night (“BLOW THE NIGHT ! " 夜をぶっとばせ) (1983) Incoherent, yet fascinating youth docu-drama from Japan's golden era of educational problems. The film opens with live recording of The Street Sliders performing their rock hit "Masturbation" and then proceeds cut back and forth between two tales ...
by HungFist
22 Mar 2019, 16:36
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What asian film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
Replies: 4741
Views: 445552

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

Agreed about Bamboo House. All I remember is that it was pretty underwhelming. Shishiotachi no natsu (獅子王たちの夏) (Japan, 1991) [VoD] – 2.5/5 Slow-burn, very 90s yakuza tale of a young hood (Sho Aikawa) and a family man gangster (Koji Matoba) belonging to rival gangs. Their stories parallel and influen...
by HungFist
18 Mar 2019, 06:22
Forum: Asian Film/DVD Discussion
Topic: R.I.P. Yuya Uchida
Replies: 1
Views: 259

R.I.P. Yuya Uchida

The legendary bad boy of Japanese rock and an absolutely fearless actor has passed away at the age of 79. - https://twitter.com/Patrick_Macias/status/1107461260541485056 Erotic Liaisons (1978) https://sketchesofcinema.files.wordpress.com/2019/03/u1.jpg Super Gun Lady: Police Branch 82 (1979) https:/...
by HungFist
17 Mar 2019, 12:58
Forum: Asian Film/DVD Discussion
Topic: Rare Japanese Cult Cinema reviews (No DVD / BD)
Replies: 39
Views: 3582

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

TV Review / Not Available on DVD Outlaw Corps (ごろつき部隊) (1969) Toei's Where Eagles Dare / The Dirty Dozen mash-up with a squad of lifetime and death row prisoners (Tomisaburo Wakayama, Minoru Oki and a whole load of regular Toei villains) sent behind enemy lines with sarge Bunta Sugawara to free Osm...
by HungFist
16 Mar 2019, 16:26
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What asian film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
Replies: 4741
Views: 445552

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

Mumon: The Land of Stealth (忍びの国) (Japan, 2017) [DVD] – 2/5 Modern jidai geki drama/comedy/action with an irritating schmuck of a protagonist and fucking Denden (the world would be a better place is he hadn't overwhelmed everyone in Cold Fish). Still not unwatchable as the storyline kind of wins yo...
by HungFist
13 Mar 2019, 15:14
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
Replies: 9882
Views: 645322

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

Hard Ticket to Hawaii (USA, 1987) [DVD] – 3/5 Ridge Forrester goes against drug dealers in a worthy, but cinematically even more inept trash companion for Samurai Cop and Miami Connection. The action is alright, but the acting and storytelling even worse, more DTV-like than in the fore-mentioned fi...
by HungFist
13 Mar 2019, 06:17
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What asian film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
Replies: 4741
Views: 445552

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

I had similar impressions except I don't seem to have liked it overall. I had to check my records because I had completely forgotten...
by HungFist
09 Mar 2019, 12:52
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What asian film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
Replies: 4741
Views: 445552

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

Girls' Junior High School: Too Young to Play Like This (女子学園 おとなの遊び) (Japan, 1970) [DVD] - 3/5 Directed by Akira Kato with Noboru Tanaka serving as assistant director, this third entry in the series is easily the sleaziest of the bunch, while still very much a youth film/comedy. No real plot to spe...
by HungFist
08 Mar 2019, 10:54
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What asian film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
Replies: 4741
Views: 445552

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

Gang vs. G-Men: Safecracker Gang (ギャング対Gメン 集団金庫破り) (Japan, 1963) [TV] – 2.5/5 Part 6 in the Gang series, with Koji Tsuruta in familiar role as an ex-con sent to infiltrate a safecracker gang. A bit dull first half hour, but the rest is pretty good with an execution often as precise as the gang's wo...
by HungFist
04 Mar 2019, 14:14
Forum: Asian Film/DVD Discussion
Topic: Classic Japanese Exploitation (pinky violence & pink)
Replies: 618
Views: 495076

Re: Classic Japanese Exploitation (pinky violence & pink)

One failed recording, one accidentally-destroyed-by-the-gf recording, and a two month wait for a re-broadcast later... Circuit of Sorrow (哀愁のサーキット) (1972) Extremely interesting, if slightly ham-fisted 2nd follow-up to Tôru Murakawa's landmark Roman Porno Delicate Skillful Fingers (1972). Based on re...
by HungFist
04 Mar 2019, 13:53
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
Replies: 9882
Views: 645322

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

A Walk Among the Tombstones (USA, 2014) [Netflix] – 3.5/5 Private eye Liam Neeson is hired by a drug dealer to find out who killed his wife. Nice moral twist to a storyline that feels tailor made for Neeson - despite being a novel adaptation Joe Carnahan and Harrison Ford were originally going to f...
by HungFist
03 Mar 2019, 14:59
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
Replies: 9882
Views: 645322

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

Markgway wrote:
03 Mar 2019, 03:08
HungFist wrote:
02 Mar 2019, 16:45
Suspiria (Italy, 1977) [BD] - 4.5/5
Synapse's 4.0 sounds incredible, but I still think the Italian voice acting is vastly better.
Better than the actual performers? :P
Yes!
Markgway wrote:
03 Mar 2019, 03:08
What about the lamentation of the women?
Huh?
by HungFist
02 Mar 2019, 16:45
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
Replies: 9882
Views: 645322

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

Profondo rosso (Italy, 1975) [BD] - 4.5/5 The better, shorter cut. Tremendously entertaining despite the far stretched plot. Suspiria (Italy, 1977) [BD] - 4.5/5 Synapse's 4.0 sounds incredible, but I still think the Italian voice acting is vastly better. Conan the Barbarian (USA, 1982) [BD] - 4.5/5...
by HungFist
02 Mar 2019, 06:08
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What asian film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
Replies: 4741
Views: 445552

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

New Abashiri Prison Story: A Wolf in the Blizzard (新網走番外地 吹雪のはぐれ狼) (Japan, 1970) [DVD] - 2.5/5 Part 5. Alright but pretty silly entry with Takakura joining the church after making friends with a charismatic prison priest, then struggling with the “Turning the other cheek” idea! He usually punches b...
by HungFist
01 Mar 2019, 13:47
Forum: Asian Film/DVD Discussion
Topic: The Hisayasu Sato thread
Replies: 20
Views: 4097

Re: The Eye's Dream (Dream of Eyeball) (Hisayasu Sato, 2016)

Can we make this a general Hisayasu Sato news/reviews thread? There's hardly enough interest for each bit of info to get its own thread, so I figure a catch-all is warranted. Be my guest. You can further modify the thread title if you want. Note that FANZA lists it as a Nikkatsu title for some reas...
by HungFist
26 Feb 2019, 15:19
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What asian film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
Replies: 4741
Views: 445552

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

New Abashiri Prison Story: Duel in the Forest (新網走番外地 大森林の決斗) (Japan, 1970) [DVD] - 2/5 Part 4. Another summer-set by-the-numbers entry with one distinctive feature: Takakura spends the entire film on a prison camp as opposed to being released after the first reel as usual. Little of interest happe...
by HungFist
24 Feb 2019, 06:55
Forum: Asian Film/DVD Discussion
Topic: The Teruo Ishii thread
Replies: 35
Views: 4090

Re: The Teruo Ishii thread

NEW UK/US/CA TITLE: Yakuza Law (Blu-ray) A gruelling anthology of torture, spanning three district periods of Japanese history from the Godfather of J-sploitation Teruo Ishii. Pre-order in the UK via Arrow: http://bit.ly/2tvoFBB Pre-order in the US via DiabolikDVD: http://bit.ly/2tB2GJu Release dat...