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by HungFist
28 Jun 2018, 14:31
Forum: Asian Film/DVD Discussion
Topic: Colonel Panics (Cho Jinseok, Yoshihiro Nishimura) (2016)
Replies: 11
Views: 5862

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

I assume you've seen the film by now? What did you think?
by HungFist
28 Jun 2018, 14:22
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What asian film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
Replies: 4523
Views: 391199

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

Are you watching those CAT III films just for fun, or is there some bigger purpose? Research for something? Aesthetics of a Bullet (Japan, 1973) [35mm] - 3.5/5 ...Miki Sugimoto joins the cast in the film's latter half, which is nice, though she'd go on to make a far bigger impression a few years lat...
by HungFist
28 Jun 2018, 14:14
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
Replies: 9709
Views: 570831

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

The Eiger Sanction (USA, 1975) [DVD] - 3.5/5 Dated Clint Eastwood picture strikes as both misogynistic and homophobic, suffers from plot holes and could have lost 30 minutes, but also features breathtaking mountain climbing action that makes almost any modern action film pale in comparison. Reporte...
by HungFist
27 Jun 2018, 14:07
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What asian film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
Replies: 4523
Views: 391199

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

Aesthetics of a Bullet (Japan, 1973) [35mm] - 3.5/5 Toei director Sadao Nakajima helmed this film for Art Theater Guild. The outcome feels exactly that. A lowlife wannabe gangster (Tsunehiko Watase) gets his chance to reach for the stars when a local gang send him to Kyushu with a gun & a stack of ...
by HungFist
25 Jun 2018, 16:59
Forum: Asian Film/DVD Discussion
Topic: Retro Cinemas and Cult Films in Japan
Replies: 129
Views: 42976

Re: Retro Cinemas and Cult Films in Japan

While I was in Tokyo, I also found time to drop by in Jinbocho Theater for Japanese 1970s retrospective . I don't know how to translate the title ( 七〇年代の憂鬱 退廃と情熱の映画史 ) well but basically the focus was on socially aware films mirroring the new gloomier era. The program is quite excellent with titles ...
by HungFist
25 Jun 2018, 14:45
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What asian film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
Replies: 4523
Views: 391199

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

Three Lakes Prison: Widespread Brutality (三池監獄 兇悪犯) (Japan, 1973) [TV] - 3/5 Try to beat this opening: dirty prisoners working in a coal mine dig a tunnel to the neighbouring mine... a tunnel full of sweaty topless girls in physical labour. Someone's tipped off the guards though, and as they return...
by HungFist
24 Jun 2018, 15:58
Forum: Asian Film/DVD Discussion
Topic: Japanese cult cinema thread
Replies: 415
Views: 324758

Re: Japanese cult cinema thread

The Beast Must Die: Mechanic of Revenge (野獣死すべし 復讐のメカニック) (1974) A thematic follow-up to The Beast Must Die (1959) with sex and violence upped to the 70s standards. Once again the protagonist (Hiroshi Fujioka) is a devil is disguise, a literature teacher also working as an assassin but betraying hi...
by HungFist
23 Jun 2018, 13:56
Forum: Asian Film/DVD Discussion
Topic: The Teruo Ishii thread
Replies: 28
Views: 2432

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. Not having seen the Toei disc / Toei Channel broadcasting, I can'...
by HungFist
23 Jun 2018, 12:27
Forum: Asian Film/DVD Discussion
Topic: The Teruo Ishii thread
Replies: 28
Views: 2432

Re: The Teruo Ishii thread

Kind of doubt that this will indeed be a "brand new 2K restoration" though since Synapse already scanned it in HD in 2007. I'd assume they will be using the new Toei scan that Toei put out on DVD. I haven't seen it though, and I'm a little worried if it will look as good as the Synapse one other th...
by HungFist
22 Jun 2018, 15:19
Forum: Asian Film/DVD Discussion
Topic: The Teruo Ishii thread
Replies: 28
Views: 2432

Re: The Teruo Ishii thread

Holy shit. Arrow just announced Horrors of Malformed Men BD for September - https://arrowfilms.com/product-detail/horrors-of-malformed-men-blu-ray/FCD1788 Brand new 2K restoration of the film from the original negative High Definition (1080p) Blu-ray presentation Uncompressed mono 1.0 PCM audio Newl...
by HungFist
22 Jun 2018, 14:45
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What asian film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
Replies: 4523
Views: 391199

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

Stray Cat Rock: Sex Hunter (野良猫ロック セックス・ハンター) (Japan, 1970) [35mm] - 4/5 There's an angry (and timely) political action film hidden under a misleading commercial title (something that Nikkatsu would make a habit of in the Roman Porno era). A mixed blood watadori (very young Rikiya Yasuoka) wanders ...
by HungFist
22 Jun 2018, 14:45
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What asian film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
Replies: 4523
Views: 391199

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

I should have those subs... probably got them from Ken... Kenneth? The Swede anyway. I seem to have liked the film (3.5/5) even though I forgot having seen it. For years I had the HK Video dvd on my watch pile until about a year ago I realized I had already watched, rated and probably even reviewed ...
by HungFist
21 Jun 2018, 16:29
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What asian film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
Replies: 4523
Views: 391199

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

Female Prisoner No. 701: Sasori (女囚701号 さそり外伝) (Japan, 2011) [DVD] - 1/5 Extremely dull pinku reboot with depressingly bad production values. They couldn't afford even remotely convincing prison sets, hence the movie looks like it was filmed in an old school building, which is probably correct. AV ...
by HungFist
20 Jun 2018, 14:27
Forum: Asian Film/DVD Discussion
Topic: Retro Cinemas and Cult Films in Japan
Replies: 129
Views: 42976

Re: Retro Cinemas and Cult Films in Japan

Meiko Kaji Film Festival in Shin Bungeiza

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Full report in the Female Prisoner Scorpion thread:
http://www.bulletsnbabesdvd.com/forums/ ... 43#p179643
by HungFist
20 Jun 2018, 14:21
Forum: Asian Film/DVD Discussion
Topic: Arrow's Female Prisoner Scorpion BD Set: An Utter Disaster?
Replies: 44
Views: 6143

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

Meiko Kaji Film Festival in Shin Bungeiza Though I could only drop by for 1½ days, I had a change to view Jailhouse 41, Beast Stable and Grudge Song in 35mm in Tokyo last weekend and see Meiko Kaji live as well. A quick report follows. https://sketchesofcinema.files.wordpress.com/2018/06/kaji11.jpg...
by HungFist
19 Jun 2018, 14:20
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
Replies: 9709
Views: 570831

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

Deadpool 2 (USA, 2018) [DCP] - 2/5 Since the first Deadpool kind of worked as dumb entertainment (if you didn't mind how far up its own ass it was) I thought this might help me relax after a long day. Wrong. Bigger and more conventional, with boring drama and dull action, it's not until the last ha...
by HungFist
19 Jun 2018, 14:10
Forum: Asian Film/DVD Discussion
Topic: Japanese cult cinema thread
Replies: 415
Views: 324758

Re: Japanese cult cinema thread

Daredevil Drivers (マッハ'78) (1978) A minor carsploitation classic with nonexistent artistic achievements partly out-weighted by some of the most insane car stunts ever committed to film. The storyline is about Japanese and American stuntmen competing each other in a tournament in USA where they perf...
by HungFist
18 Jun 2018, 15:58
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What asian film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
Replies: 4523
Views: 391199

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

Female Convict Scorpion (蠍子 / さそり) (Hong Kong / Japan, 2008) [DVD] - 1/5 Incomprehensible Hong Kong adaptation of the manga throws in wire fu to accompany amateurish artistry and dull drama. The original series was a political avant-garde exploitation spectacular; this exploitation free bore has ab...
by HungFist
12 Jun 2018, 06:54
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What asian film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
Replies: 4523
Views: 391199

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

That's an impressive review treak you've got going on there. Keep em coming! Scorpion: Double Venom 2 (サソリ 殺す天使) (Japan, 1998) - 1.5/5 This is a continuation of the story that begun in the previous film, with Nami still played by Chiharu Komatsu. Both films were released theatrically on the same day...
by HungFist
12 Jun 2018, 03:44
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: What Have You Just Ordered or Received?
Replies: 6201
Views: 329647

Re: What Have You Just Ordered or Received?

https://sketchesofcinema.files.wordpress.com/2018/06/sil1.jpg https://sketchesofcinema.files.wordpress.com/2018/06/sil2.jpg The Great Silence needs no further introductions, everyone knows it's one of the finest spaghetti westerns ever made, but The American probably slipped under many people's rad...
by HungFist
10 Jun 2018, 12:47
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What asian film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
Replies: 4523
Views: 391199

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

chazgower01 wrote:
10 Jun 2018, 05:20
All Of A Sudden (1996) internet 3.5/5
Sounds cool, gotta see if I'd manage to see it some day.
chazgower01 wrote:
10 Jun 2018, 09:38
Loletta Lee
My introduction to her was Mr. Vampire 4, after which I felt some strange need to see Sex & Zen 2 :lol:
by HungFist
08 Jun 2018, 14:23
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What asian film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
Replies: 4523
Views: 391199

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

The Bedeviled (1975, Hong Kong) Haiuken 1.5/5 Reiko Ike late in her short career made a movie in Hong Kong about the rich rigging the system against a poor family in old China. Reiko plays the wife of the poor bastard that gets beheaded, in what is actually a pretty good scene in an otherwise slow ...
by HungFist
08 Jun 2018, 07:09
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: What Have You Just Ordered or Received?
Replies: 6201
Views: 329647

Re: What Have You Just Ordered or Received?

https://sketchesofcinema.files.wordpress.com/2018/06/pa1.jpg https://sketchesofcinema.files.wordpress.com/2018/06/pa2.jpg https://sketchesofcinema.files.wordpress.com/2018/06/pa3.jpg https://sketchesofcinema.files.wordpress.com/2018/06/pa4.jpg The Japanese DVD is Chuushingura (The 1962 Toho version)
by HungFist
07 Jun 2018, 08:06
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What asian film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
Replies: 4523
Views: 391199

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: 4523
Views: 391199

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...