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by chazgower01
Yesterday, 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
Yesterday, 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(Hong Kong, 1966) dvd 4.5/5 A movie that inspired so much of what would follow it, I've heard it described as slow and outdated... Personally, I think it looks less slow and outdated than some of Jackie Chan's early movies.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...
by chazgower01
13 May 2019, 16:11
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What asian film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
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Teppanaki (Hong Kong, 1984) vhs 2.5/5 Mid-80’s Michael Hui comedy about a hen-pecked husband (his wife is demanding AND large) who works for her abusive shotgun carrying father in his restaurant. He’s just a kitchen hand, but occasionally, when the step dad isn’t there, he sneaks out and plays the ...
by chazgower01
13 May 2019, 16:05
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What asian film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
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Tough Beauty and Sloppy Slop (Hong Kong, 1995) vcd 3/5 A decently entertaining Hong Kong action flick with Yuen Biao and Cynthia Khan paying homage to Jackie Chan’s Supercop, with Khan going undercover in jail to befriend the wife of a drug kingpin and Biao breaking them out and joining into the op...
by chazgower01
09 May 2019, 11:46
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What asian film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
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A Serious Shock! Yes Madam! (1993) fansub 2.5/5 I wanted a copy of this movie really bad, because of the teaming up of Moon Lee, Yukari Oshima, and Cynthia Khan. Even though I'd heard nothing but horrible reviews of it, I had to have it! And whereas I'm GLAD to have this in my collection, overall a...
by chazgower01
09 May 2019, 01:53
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What asian film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
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Crystal Hunt (Hong Kong, 1991) fansub 3/5 This movie is a hoot. Its plot is silly and all over the place, its got tons of over acting in it, BUT its got some great fights and is a LOT of fun! Carrie Ng is a rich lady (even though she has plastic patio furniture). Her dad is sick and only ‘Crystal G...
by chazgower01
07 May 2019, 20:31
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
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Views: 627273

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Guro Taku wrote:
07 May 2019, 17:18
chazgower01 wrote:
07 May 2019, 03:15
10 to Midnight (USA, 1983) dvd 3/5
It was also an obvious... "influence" on Bret Easton Ellis when he wrote American Psycho.
That makes sense...
by chazgower01
07 May 2019, 03:15
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
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10 to Midnight (USA, 1983) dvd 3/5 Charles Bronson as his usual badass self in this exploitation vigilante treat that played regularly late nite on HBO and Cinemax back in my early 20’s.  Gene Davis is disturbingly creepy as the young killer who, while butt ass naked(no blood stains on his clothes)...
by chazgower01
06 May 2019, 23:43
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What asian film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
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In the Realm of Sex (Japan, 1977) fansub 3.5/5 Meant to be a parody of the Roman Porno genre, it has its moments to be sure, but for me, the best part of it is seeing the tables turned on the men perpetrating most of these acts. Natsuko Yoshiro (in the most serious story) is the captive of a rope f...
by chazgower01
06 May 2019, 15:18
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What asian film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
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Peking Opera Blues (Hong Kong, 1986) dvd 4/5 Still not convinced this is as great as some make it out to be, it is still an important and fun piece of work that ranks up there with Tsui Hark's best (For the record: I LOVE Sally Yeh and Hark's 'Shanghai Blues' is one of my favorite Hong Kong movies)...
by chazgower01
06 May 2019, 14:46
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
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Views: 627273

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To Live and Die in L.A. (USA, 1985) bluray 4/5 Still a pretty great crime thriller with William Petersen (in his first starring role) as the Secret Service Agent trying to avenge his partner's death (by any means) at the hands of a super smart counterfeiter (a young Willem Dafoe). Also with a young...
by chazgower01
03 May 2019, 13:51
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
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The Outsiders (USA, 1983) hulu 4.5/5 The Outsiders may have been one of the first movies I ever saw where I had actually read the book first. In that, I remember my initial disappointment in it back when it was released. When it came out on VHS, that quickly faded and it became a movie that would b...
by chazgower01
30 Apr 2019, 10:50
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What asian film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
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Woman of the Afternoon: Incite! (Japan, 1979) fansub 4/5 One my favorites as well. I love how it's a breezy romantic comedy for the first half, and then takes a U-turn to some Deliverance/Texas Chainsaw territory without any warning, and both halves still feel perfectly logical . And it's gotta hav...
by chazgower01
29 Apr 2019, 20:19
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What asian film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
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Woman of the Afternoon: Incite! (Japan, 1979) fansub 4/5 I'm no expert of Roman Porno, but upon watching this, I know two things I'm pretty sure of: 1) there's no way they can all be as interestingly quirky as this film is and 2) I want to see more of Natsuko Yashiro. Which is good, because general...
by chazgower01
28 Apr 2019, 20:58
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What asian film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
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Preparation for the Festival (Japan, 1975) fansub 4/5 Tateo is a teenage boy who dreams of one day writing screenplays. He lives on an Island village in Japan, where everyone knows everyone else. His mom looks after him dutifully, almost obsessively, while his dad, no longer lives at home, is alway...
by chazgower01
26 Apr 2019, 03:25
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What asian film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
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March of Fools (South Korea, 1975) internet 4/5 Two college friends manage to avoid military service and stay in school (centered around their philosophy department), where they explore life, chase girls, get drunk and ponder life. This isn't a 'youth rebellion' or juvenile delinquent movie though ...
by chazgower01
26 Apr 2019, 03:23
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What asian film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
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Enchanting Ghost (Hong Kong, 1970) dvd 3.5/5 What a beautifully sad movie. Li Hua Yang plays a woman who is swindled out of her home by an evil uncle who wants to live off the wealth and build a concubine of pretty girls. She is left with nothing and leaves town, settling into the ‘haunted house’ o...
by chazgower01
22 Apr 2019, 20:37
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What asian film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
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Naked Comes the Huntress (Hong Kong, 1978) dvd 3/5 Three hunters lost in the snowy wilderness (giving this a unique look), encounter a naked girl laying out in the snow. She uses her body to attract and trap minks, and invites the men back to her home where her father welcomes and puts them to work...
by chazgower01
21 Apr 2019, 13:23
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What asian film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
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Ghost Story (Hong Kong, 1979) dvd 4/5 Now THIS is a ghost story! Directed by Li Han-Hsiang, it tells the story of a female ghost (Hu Chin) and her interactions with lustful men -all done on great sets, with weird happenings, and naked women. One of his least successful films, in a highly successful...
by chazgower01
20 Apr 2019, 14:39
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What asian film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
Replies: 4695
Views: 432812

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

Enchanting Ghost (Hong Kong, 1970) dvd 3.5/5 What a beautifully sad movie. Li Hua Yang plays a woman who is swindled out of her home by an evil uncle who wants to live off the wealth and build a concubine of pretty girls. She is left with nothing and leaves town, settling into the ‘haunted house’ o...
by chazgower01
19 Apr 2019, 15:15
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What asian film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
Replies: 4695
Views: 432812

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Mr. Vampire (Hong Kong, 1985) dvd 4/5 The great Lam Ching-Ying stars as a supernatural witch doctor who, along with his bumbling assistants (Ricky Hui and Chin Siu-Ho) take on a vampire (and a few of his victims) and a ghost who seduces Chin Sui-Ho. The physical comedy is excellent (and creative), ...