You chose a bad time to buy it as Toei will be screening a HD remaster next month. Then again, the film is indeed pretty poor so it doesn't make much of a difference I guess.chazgower01 wrote:Wild Sex Gang (Kyohashi Sex Group) (Japan, 1973) DVD - 2/5
I'm not one to buy a bootleg, unless it's something that is really, really impossible to find... and has subtittles... and looks decent... and is cheap. Well this was all of those....
I saw it years ago and recall being very underwhelmed. The theatrical poster is much cooler than the the film.
Speaking of rare pinky violence, I hope Toei will broadcast Female Yakuza Convict (Masahide Shinozuka, 1974) some day. It's not supposed to be that great (according to Chris D.) but it's one of the few that I haven't seen.
Rape in Public Sea (Hong Kong, 1993) - 1.5/5
A pretty lame CAT III revenge actioner lacking any coherence. There's a bunch of bad guys doing a whole lot of killing and raping all over the place (ironically, no one gets raped in sea, though). It takes a good while before it becomes even half clear who the heroes / avengers are supposed to be - there's a dozen of them. A 1993 movie shot on film, it's better than some of the junk that would come later, but it's really quite a bore, relatively non-graphic in the violence front as well, and the endless sex scenes are so unintentionally comical that one can't help but to wonder who ever thought they'd serve as erotica.
Skiptrace (China / Hong Kong / USA, 2016) [Flight] - 2/5
"Renny Harlin is making a Jackie Chan movie, unfortunately not in 1994". This A.V. Club pre-release headline summed it up perfectly. It's basically a Rush Hour lite meets 48 Hours, with Johnny Knoxville instead of Chris Tucker / Eddie Murphy. Mostly watchable with a fast pace and a couple of good jokes, but ultimately nothing we haven't seen done better dozens of times. The action is forgettable and the soundtrack especially bad. There is one wonderful cameo, though.