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by Guro Taku
07 Dec 2019, 10:52
Forum: Asian Film/DVD Discussion
Topic: Japanese cult cinema thread
Replies: 454
Views: 359038

Re: Japanese cult cinema thread

The Nikkatsu website says that the release of these films is timed to the date of 55 years of career in the cinema Tetsuya Watari. A total of 20 DVDs will be released, some films have previously been released on DVDs, but there are many such that will be for the first time. And that is immediately ...
by Guro Taku
06 Dec 2019, 16:40
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
Replies: 10009
Views: 716741

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

Primal (USA, 2019) [amazon] – 2.5/5 Pleasantly oldfashioned Nic Cage flick that sees him as a big game hunter/smuggler fighting a paramilitary psychopath aboard a ship that's transporting his exotic animals. Hard to get more high concept than this. Cage's performance is actually fairly restrained t...
by Guro Taku
27 Nov 2019, 23:39
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
Replies: 10009
Views: 716741

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

Skinner (USA, 1993) [BD] – 2.5/5 Ted Raimi is a guy called Skinner who walks around skinning hookers. Traci Lords, looking a bit like she stumbled out of a FEMALE PRISONER SCORPION cosplay with her hat and trenchcoat, is an escaped victim looking to bring him down. Schlocky as hell but a surprising...
by Guro Taku
25 Nov 2019, 22:31
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What asian film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
Replies: 4795
Views: 495995

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

Secret Book: Sleeve and Sleeve (秘本 袖と袖) (Japan, 1974) [DVD] - 2.5/5 Passable erotic period melodrama (set in Meiji 27/1894) from director Akira Kato and based on the novel by Fuyo Oguri . Morio Kazama stars as writer and ladies-man Yonosuke, who gives inept English lessons (using Shakespeare's Rome...
by Guro Taku
22 Nov 2019, 21:35
Forum: Asian Film/DVD Discussion
Topic: Classic Japanese Exploitation (pinky violence & pink)
Replies: 628
Views: 542067

Re: Classic Japanese Exploitation (pinky violence & pink)

HPBN-147 Secret Book: Sleeve and Sleeve (秘本 袖と袖) (1974) dir. Akira Kato https://www.imgbox.de/users/gurotaku/6.jpg Secret Book: Sleeve and Sleeve (秘本 袖と袖) (Japan, 1974) [DVD] - 2.5/5 Passable erotic period melodrama (set in Meiji 27/1894) from director Akira Kato and based on the novel by Fuyo Ogur...
by Guro Taku
22 Nov 2019, 11:49
Forum: Asian Film/DVD Discussion
Topic: Classic Japanese Exploitation (pinky violence & pink)
Replies: 628
Views: 542067

Re: Classic Japanese Exploitation (pinky violence & pink)

HPBN-154 Cinderella Ecstasy: Kuroi Hitomi no Yûwaku (シンデレラエクスタシー 黒い瞳の誘惑) (1988) dir. Yoshihiro Kawasaki https://www.imgbox.de/users/gurotaku/Untitled13.jpg Cinderella Ecstasy (シンデレラエクスタシー 黒い瞳の誘惑) (Japan, 1988) [DVD] - 4/5 Yoshihiro Kawasaki (Hell in Bottles, Madame de Sade) here gives the classic f...
by Guro Taku
21 Nov 2019, 13:59
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What asian film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
Replies: 4795
Views: 495995

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

HungFist wrote:
20 Nov 2019, 14:48
The DVD transfer was alright?
I think so, yes. I posted a comparison here.
by Guro Taku
21 Nov 2019, 13:57
Forum: Asian Film/DVD Discussion
Topic: Classic Japanese Exploitation (pinky violence & pink)
Replies: 628
Views: 542067

Re: Classic Japanese Exploitation (pinky violence & pink)

Sex-Crime Coast: School of Piranha (肉体犯罪海岸 ピラニヤの群れ) (Japan, 1973) [VoD] – 1.5/5 Male and female delinquents dubbed as “Piranhas” (no, not the Toei guys) have sex on beach, take captives in a house, then have sex the house. Hitomi Kozue is the main bad girl getting jealous when shag partner Ryuji Na...
by Guro Taku
20 Nov 2019, 12:09
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What asian film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
Replies: 4795
Views: 495995

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

Cinderella Ecstasy (シンデレラエクスタシー 黒い瞳の誘惑) (Japan, 1988) [DVD] - 4/5 Yoshihiro Kawasaki (Hell in Bottles, Madame de Sade) here gives the classic fairy tale a late 80ies Nikkatsu sex flick update. A woman named Reiko stumbles into a shoe store and is given a pair of red shoes that the owner tells her b...
by Guro Taku
18 Nov 2019, 19:15
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
Replies: 10009
Views: 716741

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

Vampires (USA, 1998) [BD] – 3/5 To my great shame, the only John Carpenter film I have seen in theaters upon release. This was my first time revisiting it and it hold up well as his last good film, even if it can't touch his masterpieces. James Woods delivers some hilariously foul-mouthed and polit...
by Guro Taku
18 Nov 2019, 10:26
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What asian film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
Replies: 4795
Views: 495995

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

Lusty Discipline in Uniform (セーラー服色情飼育) (Japan, 1982) [VoD] – 3/5 Middle aged, well dressed professor has a crush on a cute high school girl, starts harassing her with obscene phone calls. And he's the film's hero! It's been a while since I watched this but what I found most disturbing about it was...
by Guro Taku
04 Nov 2019, 20:16
Forum: Asian Film/DVD Discussion
Topic: Classic Japanese Exploitation (pinky violence & pink)
Replies: 628
Views: 542067

Re: Classic Japanese Exploitation (pinky violence & pink)

Very nice! I strongly suspect this and EXOTIC MASK IN HELL are due for a BD release next year. Probably the only Oniroku Dan BDs I could get legitimately excited about.
by Guro Taku
03 Nov 2019, 11:56
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What asian film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
Replies: 4795
Views: 495995

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

Planet of Amoebas (プラネット・オブ・アメーバ) (Japan, 2018) [DVD] - 2/5 Space amoebas from a camouflaged spaceship abduct women and try to mate with them. Certainly a solid enough premise for a schlocky exploitation flick but unfortunately the budget must've been so low that the titular amoebas are literally j...
by Guro Taku
03 Nov 2019, 11:41
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
Replies: 10009
Views: 716741

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

The Nightingale (Australia/USA/Canada, 2018) [amazon] – 4/5 Gnarly, violent revenge film about an Irish convict in a Tasmanian penal colony in the early 1800s, who, after numerous rapes and the slaughter of her husband and baby , embarks on a quest for revenge. Unfortunately kind of runs out of ste...
by Guro Taku
20 Oct 2019, 11:35
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
Replies: 10009
Views: 716741

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

Crawl (USA, 2019) [BD] – 2.5/5 Survival horror about two people (a Kaya Scodelario I never heard of before and Barry Pepper from BATTLEFIELD EARTH) trapped in house during a hurricane - with a bunch of alligators. I've always liked director Alexandre Aja's visual style but he hasn't made a great fi...
by Guro Taku
19 Oct 2019, 09:28
Forum: Asian Film/DVD Discussion
Topic: Japanese cult cinema thread
Replies: 454
Views: 359038

Re: Japanese cult cinema thread

Happinet is releasing a lot of Nikkatsu action/yakuza films from at least January 2020 through March 2020. The full list is here: http://www.happinet-p.com/jp3/releases/category/moviej This isn't a genre/era I am too familiar with, so someone else can figure out what's essential and what's not so hot.
by Guro Taku
13 Oct 2019, 14:04
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What asian film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
Replies: 4795
Views: 495995

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

Peanuts (ピイナッツ 落華星) (Japan, 1996) [DVD] – 2.5/5 A minor action/yakuza comedy from Takashi Miike's early V-Cinema days. Riki Takeuchi and Koyo Maeda are the leads. They help a suicidal fish vendor who's up to his neck in debt to a yakuza gang and things escalate from there. It's a decent timewaster ...
by Guro Taku
11 Oct 2019, 18:28
Forum: Asian Film/DVD Discussion
Topic: Welcome to Japan (Yoshihiro Nishimura, 2019)
Replies: 1
Views: 899

Welcome to Japan (Yoshihiro Nishimura, 2019)

Already in Japanese theaters.

Trailer:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sYaQlmlPTZw

Is it just me of does this look like Nishimura is now making Noboru Iguchi films?
by Guro Taku
10 Oct 2019, 09:14
Forum: Asian Film/DVD Discussion
Topic: Classic Japanese Exploitation (pinky violence & pink)
Replies: 628
Views: 542067

Re: Classic Japanese Exploitation (pinky violence & pink)

I guess we should be glad the films are still legal. And I second the request for a continuation. I'm glad at least a few books like this exist, given the chronic lack of Interviews and commentaries on Japanese catalogue title releases.
by Guro Taku
06 Oct 2019, 17:39
Forum: Asian Film/DVD Discussion
Topic: Arrow's Female Prisoner Scorpion BD Set: An Utter Disaster?
Replies: 45
Views: 9826

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

This set is getting a "standard edition reissue" from Arrow US on October 29th. No mention of new transfers so expect the same old bullshit. And would you look at that new cover art! What the fuck is that?

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by Guro Taku
06 Oct 2019, 17:17
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
Replies: 10009
Views: 716741

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

In the Shadow of the Moon (USA, 2019) [netflix] – 1.5/5 I've been a fan of director Jim Mickle since MULBERRY STREET (2006) so it wasn't any fun to see him shit the bed with this netflix original. The film starts out as an alright mystery but drops the ball in the third act when it's revealed that ...
by Guro Taku
05 Oct 2019, 18:54
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
Replies: 10009
Views: 716741

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

HungFist wrote:
04 Oct 2019, 14:50
Joker (USA, 2019) [DCP] – 3/5
Scorsese by Phillips, for incels. Socially relevant, but too slick to have grit, too superficial to be genuinely challenging.
Which one is you?

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by Guro Taku
04 Oct 2019, 20:13
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What asian film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
Replies: 4795
Views: 495995

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

Festival Dispatch - Korean Excursion

Gonjiam: Haunted Asylum (곤지암) (Korea, 2018) [DCP] - 1.5/5
Found footage hijinks about some youtubers investigating a supposedly haunted (and abandoned) mental asylum for epic clicks. There was a lot of hysteric screeching which kept me mostly awake.
by Guro Taku
04 Oct 2019, 10:49
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
Replies: 10009
Views: 716741

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

Film Festival Dispatch - Part 2 Riot Girls (Canada, 2019) [DCP] – 3/5 Jovanka Vuckovic's debut film is set in an alternate 1995 where all adults have died from a mysterious disease and two punk chicks have to rescue a guy from the evil jock gang. Not especially violent for most of its runtime but th...