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by chazgower01
Today, 09:43
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What asian film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
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Tiger on the Beat (Hong Kong, 1988) dvd 4/5 Chow Yun Fat stars in this HK classic as a lazy cop teamed up with pumped up do-gooder cop Conan Lee.  Obviously inspired by the American Buddy Cop movies of the same decade, it even straight out lifts a gag from one of my favorite U.S. movies from the ge...
by chazgower01
Today, 09:32
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What asian film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
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Angel Hunter (Hong Kong, 1992) dvd 2.5/5 Anthony Wong and Carry Ng run a religious cult and together recruit school girls, including smarty pants teen Vivian Chow (who was actually 25 at the time). The religious ceremonies are a hoot and they even name drop Anton LeVay in the movie. A Hong Kong Cop...
by chazgower01
Yesterday, 11:57
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What asian film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
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Drugs Fighters (Hong Kong, 1995) YouTube 2.5/5 Yuen Wah shows up at the beginning as a drug kingpin who escapes detection at the airport because he’s smarter than the cops. It’s almost as if his parts are two different filmed sections of the movie, though he does show up in the finale.  The movie t...
by chazgower01
11 Jun 2019, 13:31
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What asian film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
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Kung Fu Wonder Child (Hong Kong, 1986) dvd 3/5 The best thing about this comedy/supernatural/wuxia is of course Yukari Oshima - this is one of her earliest Hong Kong roles (actually Taiwan) - and she's just as entertaining here as she would be throughout her career (though not as colorful a charact...
by chazgower01
11 Jun 2019, 04:04
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
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Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid (USA, 1982) Amazon Prime 3/5 As a fan of crime noir and of Steve Martin, I've always loved this movie's dialogue. It bombed hugely at the box office... this wasn't 'Wild and Crazy' Steve Martin, but rather leading man Steve Martin delivering smart ass dialogue in a monoton...
by chazgower01
11 Jun 2019, 03:50
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
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Real Genius (USA, 1985) dvd 5/5 One of my all time favorite comedies of the 80’s, Real Genius stars Val Kilmer, as Chris Knight, one of the smartest minds on the planet in his senior year of college. Into his life comes Mitch, a 15 year old prodigy who is just like he was 4 years ago - nerdy, uptig...
by chazgower01
10 Jun 2019, 23:01
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What asian film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
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Love Massacre (Hong Kong, 1981) VHSdub 3.5/5 Set entirely in San Fransisco with an all Chinese cast, it starts off as a dramatic romance… in fact if not for the rather interesting cinematography I would’ve gotten a bit bored with it. The second third of the movie turns into a psychological game… an...
by chazgower01
10 Jun 2019, 16:37
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
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Mackenna's Gold (USA, 1969) dvd 2.5/5 I'm not a huge fan of the Western genre, though it certainly has its share of great movies... so I figured any Western with Gregory Peck, Telly Savalas, Lee J. Cobb, Julie Newmar, Omar Sharif, etc., HAD to be halfway decent. Not really. Peck sleep walks through...
by chazgower01
10 Jun 2019, 04:14
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What asian film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
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Mission of Justice (Hong Kong, 1992) fansub 3/5 Moon Lee and Yukari Oshima star as Undercover Agents who get sent to Thailand to break up a drug smuggling operation.  They start off as ‘hostesses’ in a hut bar, with Yukari a little more tarted up than usual (I’m not complaining), but the action qui...
by chazgower01
07 Jun 2019, 12:13
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
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The Love Witch (2016) ** Dead on pastiche of late 60s erotica and garish super-naturalism, with sets and costumes to match. A triumph of design and style, if not storytelling, which is weak. Pretty much a one woman show from Anna Biller (who presumably swept the floor after calling 'cut'). Samantha...
by chazgower01
07 Jun 2019, 12:09
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
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Rocketman (USA, 2019) theater 4.5/5 The long overdue biopic of Elton John is a musical... an over the top, colorful, pridefully gay musical... and... that’s not really surprising. What’s surprising is that it mostly works, on all levels, as entertainment, story, art, and as a film. It doesn't work ...
by chazgower01
07 Jun 2019, 02:34
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
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Conquest of the Planet of the Apes (1972, USA) dvd 3/5 Fast forward 20 years and 'Milo' is fully grown and being snuck into the city by Ricardo Montalban to hang up ads for the circus. Dogs and Cats have been wiped out by a virus and humans have taken apes as pets and they're constantly under 'reco...
by chazgower01
06 Jun 2019, 03:57
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What asian film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
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The Housemaid (Korea, 1960) Criterion Channel 4.5/5 When a music teacher takes on a housemaid, she turns his world upside down, threatening his teaching position and upper middle class status while slowly destroying his family. Director Kim Ki-young created a movie of great atmosphere, tension, and...
by chazgower01
05 Jun 2019, 02:53
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What asian film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
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Splatter: Naked Blood (Japan, 1996) dvd 3/5 A nerdy loner kid (Eiji) comes up with a cure for pain. It makes people feel good when they should feel hurt. His scientist mom is doing research on contraceptives and he mixes his formula in with the three female volunteers. One of them he ends up gettin...
by chazgower01
04 Jun 2019, 01:40
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What asian film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
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Office Lady Rape: Devouring the Giant Tits (Japan, 1990) dvd 3/5 I recently traded with a friend of mine, and picked up a whole bunch of Hisayasu Sato films - my friend found a whole lot more he wanted of my stuff than I did his, so I just thought, why not pick up these? Now I’m no expert on the pi...
by chazgower01
01 Jun 2019, 04:10
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
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Class of 1984 (USA, 1982) dvd 4/5 American exploitation at its finest. I probably haven't seen this movie since it came out, but it holds up well despite its obvious cliches and over the top hyperbole thanks to a straight forward script, some solid performances (a great bad guy in Timothy Van Patte...
by chazgower01
28 May 2019, 12:51
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What asian film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
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High Noon Ripper (1984, Japan) dvd 2/5 Man, talk about rising from the lower depths... Director Yojiro Takita started his career in Japan making movies like a few of the 'Molester Train' series and a few of the "Groper Train' series and probably never thought he'd one day win an American Oscar for ...
by chazgower01
28 May 2019, 09:17
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
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Escape From the Planet of the Apes (1971, USA) dvd 3.5/5 I saw this at the theater when I was 8 years old and was completely blown away by it. It's still pretty entertaining as the chronological first story (and third movie) in the series, even if its explanation of time travel is pretty hokey. I s...
by chazgower01
28 May 2019, 01:45
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
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First They Killed My Father (2015, USA) dvd 5/5 Based upon the book of the same name and directed by Angelina Jolie, this tells the story of the author as a young girl in Cambodia as the Khmer Rouge takes over, her life in the work camps, what happenes to her and her family, and the eventual invasi...
by chazgower01
28 May 2019, 00:01
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What asian film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
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Inspector Wears Skirts (1988, Hong Kong) haiuken 3.5/5 First things first - Besides the opening, which is great and the finale which is great, and few minor things throughout - this is first and foremost a goofy comedy with some great action pieces in it. BUT.... Those action pieces include Sibelle...
by chazgower01
23 May 2019, 17:07
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
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Dirty Mary, Crazy Larry (1974, USA) dvd 3/5 Peter Fonda and Adam Roarke knock off a grocery store, and try keeping one step ahead of an obsessed sheriff (the always gruff and great Vic Morrow), all while putting up with Fonda’s one night stand tag along hottie (Susan George) who they can’t seem to ...
by chazgower01
23 May 2019, 17:00
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
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Les Revenants aka They Came Back (France, 2004) dvd 3/5 When people from the dead start reappearing in herds returning to their hometowns, one small city tries to figure out how to reintegrate them back into society, (there's 13,000 of them) what makes them tick, what happened, etc. It's a zombie m...
by chazgower01
20 May 2019, 13:10
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What asian film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
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One Armed Swordsman (Hong Kong, 1967) dvd 4/5 When a servant dies protecting his master (Tien Fang), the master raises the servant’s son as his own. As a young man now (Jimmy Wang Yu) rubs some of the other students the wrong way and the master’s daughter chops his RIGHT arm off. Left for dead, he’...
by chazgower01
17 May 2019, 13:52
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What asian film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
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Come Drink With Me (Hong Kong, 1966) dvd 4.5/5 A movie that inspired so much of what would follow it, I've heard it described as slow and outdated... Personally, I think it looks less slow and outdated than some of Jackie Chan's early movies. There are a few of the sword battles that... could've be...
by chazgower01
14 May 2019, 11:26
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What asian film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
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Five Deadly Venoms (Hong Kong, 1978) dvd 4/5 I didn’t grow up around a lot of martial arts movie fans and I really didn’t start reading a lot about the films until the early 90’s, so it took me by surprise at first how highly regarded this movie was. I always remembered it as, “They killed my favor...