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by chazgower01
Yesterday, 11:29
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What asian film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
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Bamboo House of Dolls (Hong Kong, 1973) DVD 2/5 dir: Kuei Chih-Hung Gleefully over the top Women in Prison flick featuring the Japanese as sadistic, horny savages (including a lesbian female guard), played by an all Chinese cast. Except with the prisoners, who seem to be made up of a few white wome...
by chazgower01
20 Mar 2019, 01:18
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What asian film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
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Shameless School: Physical Examination (Harenchi Gakuen: Shintai Kensa no Maki) - (Japan, 1970) fansub - 2/5 Based on a manga, this must be some Japanese cultural thing… A Girls’ Junior High School is run by three quirky characters - a Caveman, a Clown, and some weird looking demented Samurai. Thei...
by chazgower01
19 Mar 2019, 01:37
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What asian film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
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Views: 425027

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Black Panther Bitch M (Japan, 1974) fansub 3/5 Lots of Japanese regulars take part in Reiko Ike's only Nikkatsu film, giving it some substance, but not enough to make it rise above the titillation of her previous work or the quality seriousness of the three Kinji Fukasaku movies she'd follow up wit...
by chazgower01
18 Mar 2019, 19:37
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What asian film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
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Bad Girl Mako (Japan, 1971) fansub 3/5 Mako (Junko Natsu) is a.. bad girl, running around smoking weed, cheating people for money with a gang of girls...despite the fact that she carries around a teddy bear for the first half of the movie (or at least until she finally has sex). Tatsuya Fuji plays ...
by chazgower01
19 Feb 2019, 11:36
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
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Views: 617217

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A Prayer Before Dawn (USA, 2018) Amazon - 4/5 Based upon the International Best Seller by Billy Moore, it tells his story as a British boxer in Thailand, who gets thrown in prison for Yaba (he's a deep addict, also heroin) and all he goes through. I really like prison movies when they're well done,...
by chazgower01
19 Feb 2019, 10:53
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
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The Karate Kid, Part II (1986) *** Superior sequel adds depth of characterisation and new found maturity, which makes the regressive Part 3 all the more painful. I watched a couple of the Cobra Kai epsiodes on youtube (the first two are free) and they were pretty enjoyable in beginning the story of...
by chazgower01
02 Feb 2019, 13:35
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
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Re: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5

L.A. Confidential (USA, 1997) [Netflix] – 5/5 One of my favorite movies, of one of my favorite genres, in one of my favorite genre locations (late 40's/50's Hollywood), I usually watch this at least once a year and... it was time. Great cast (Crowe, Basinger, Pearce, and Spacey!), great adaptation ...
by chazgower01
20 Jan 2019, 17:02
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What asian film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
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Views: 425027

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Devil Hunters (1989, Hong Kong) youtube 3/5 At some point, someone decided to put an English dub to this and rename it 'Ultra Force 2' which is what I watched, though it was listed as 'Devil Hunters' on youtube (In this English dub, 'Devil Hunter' is the Police Superintendent's radio code name.). N...
by chazgower01
18 Jan 2019, 11:40
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What asian film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
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Views: 425027

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New Killers in Town (1990, Hong Kong) Amazon Prime 2/5 Another very cheaply made HK action flick that I was hoping was a Moon Lee feature. The U.S. release was called ‘Master of Disaster’ and spliced in a couple of Jackie Chan/Sally Yeh scenes from the Protector and this Amazon Prime version has tw...
by chazgower01
11 Nov 2018, 12:34
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What asian film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
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Views: 425027

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Around the World in 80 Days (2004, USA) Amazon Prime (2.5/5) As a Disney movie this is pretty enjoyable - as a Jackie Chan movie it's also pretty enjoyable, but none of it is must see repeated viewing or anything that must be added to his highlight reel. This is Jackie in modern times, and I suspect...
by chazgower01
11 Nov 2018, 12:24
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What asian film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
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Views: 425027

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Tokyo Idols (Canada/UK, 2017) [Netflix] - 3.5/5 Very enjoyable if partly entry level documentary excels with an intimate portrayal of both the girls and the fans. What is truly surprising, especially from a foreign (Canada-UK) financed doc, is its non-judgemental approach which sets it apart from t...
by chazgower01
06 Nov 2018, 15:33
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What asian film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
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Re: What asian film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5

grim_tales wrote:
06 Nov 2018, 03:18
The Medallion was the US version of Highbinders right? Maybe that's better? I don't think I've seen it (or don't remember).
From what I understand there is an additional 20 minutes to the movie.
by chazgower01
05 Nov 2018, 22:39
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What asian film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
Replies: 4665
Views: 425027

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The Medallion (2003, Hong Kong) Amazon Prime 1.5/5 I'm honestly at a loss to explain this movie - for some reason, I thought throughout that it was an American made film and thus, understood how poorly it underused Jackie's abilities... but the truth is... Jackie officially got old, and in the cour...
by chazgower01
05 Nov 2018, 15:21
Forum: Bargains / Suppliers / Classifieds
Topic: Behind the Pink Curtin by Jasper Sharp
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Behind the Pink Curtin by Jasper Sharp

Behind the Pink Curtin by Jasper Sharp $25 SHIPPED (in the U.S.) One of the definitive books on the subject, this huge 400 page book contains a LOT of photos and even includes a 15 page color section. It isn't short on exposition either, with plenty of insight on the history of the genre. https://1....
by chazgower01
05 Nov 2018, 15:16
Forum: Bargains / Suppliers / Classifieds
Topic: Oriental Cinema Magazine + Behind the Pink Curtain
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Views: 151

Oriental Cinema Magazine + Behind the Pink Curtain

Selling off some stuff.... Oriental Cinema Magazine - Huge Lot of Mags - I make no apologies that I was a big fan of Damon Foster's extremely opinionated magazine throughout its history. Now YOU can be the proud owner of an almost complete (Draculina Publishing) run of it - something you rarely see ...
by chazgower01
31 Oct 2018, 09:35
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What asian film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
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What is it you actually liked about 'Who Am I?' Everytime someone spoke a line of dialogue in that movie I winced in pain. Yeah, the acting in WHO is atrocious, but then Rush Hour has Chris Tucker.... I think he is definitely the measuring stick to people's feelings on that movie. I didn't mind him...
by chazgower01
29 Oct 2018, 17:54
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What asian film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
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Views: 425027

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

Markgway wrote:
29 Oct 2018, 11:21
Who Am I? >>> Rush Hour
What is it you actually liked about 'Who Am I?' Everytime someone spoke a line of dialogue in that movie I winced in pain.
by chazgower01
29 Oct 2018, 02:40
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What asian film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
Replies: 4665
Views: 425027

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Shanghai Noon (2000, USA) Amazon Prime 2.5/5 I'd never seen this movie from beginning to end, as I always seemed to fall asleep through it. My son loves both of the films in this, but... I just didn't know. Watching it now.... well, I took a nap halfway through it. Grossing just slightly more than ...
by chazgower01
28 Oct 2018, 16:57
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What asian film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
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The Accidental Spy (2001, Hong Kong) haiuken.com 3.5/5 Jackie uses a familiar formula - regular guy thrown into chaotic situation/two hot co-stars - but scriptwriter Ivy Ho (Comrades, Almost a Love Story, The Age of Miracles) actually helps give this some suspense and structure. I actually wanted t...
by chazgower01
24 Oct 2018, 19:30
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What asian film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
Replies: 4665
Views: 425027

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Rush Hour (1998, Hong Kong) DVD 4/5 The reason I like a lot of Hong Kong cinema is because it's different than what I would sometimes EVER expect in an American movie. But from the time Jackie Chan first started to try and break into the American market, there's was a great deal of debate as to HOW...
by chazgower01
23 Oct 2018, 22:07
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What asian film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
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Views: 425027

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Gorgeous (1999, Hong Kong) DVD 2.5/5 The first thing to remember about watching this movie is that it is NOT a Jackie Chan movie, but a Shu Qi movie put together by Vincent Kok for HER to star. Jackie's world just happens to be added in. But this is a romcom first and foremost, and one Jackie very ...
by chazgower01
22 Oct 2018, 13:34
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What asian film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
Replies: 4665
Views: 425027

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Jackie Chan's Who Am I? (1998, Hong Kong) DVD 2/5 I enjoy foreign movies in their native language with subtitles because I want to hear the inflection of voices and emotion. I've learned to accept bad dubbing to some degree, because of the cheap way many of these movies are put together, after prod...
by chazgower01
22 Oct 2018, 12:49
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What asian film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
Replies: 4665
Views: 425027

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

grim_tales wrote:
21 Oct 2018, 20:57
I havent seen this for years - wondering if I should upgrade to BD
I watched it on Amazon Prime and the picture quality was great.
by chazgower01
21 Oct 2018, 13:01
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What asian film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
Replies: 4665
Views: 425027

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The Story of Ricky (aka Riki-Oh) (1992, Hong Kong) Amazon Prime 2/5 Director Lam Nai-Choi only directed 13 movies in his career, but two of them are among my favorites during the 1985-1995 period of Hong Kong films (Erotic Ghost Story and Seventh Curse), but he also directed this goofy little movie...
by chazgower01
15 Oct 2018, 17:55
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What asian film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
Replies: 4665
Views: 425027

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Mr. Nice Guy (1997, Hong Kong) Amazon Prime 2.5/5 One of the last times Jackie and Sammo would work together and the LAST time Jackie would let Sammo direct him, Mr. Nice Guy is a pretty average Chan movie that's only redeemed by what he can do in it. The acting is horrible - seriously, for some re...