Hard Revenge Milly & Bloody Battle

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Hard Revenge Milly & Bloody Battle

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Let's have this in reverse order, as Bloody Battle is what really needs all the attention it can get... it is, after all, one of the best action movies to come out from Japan in decades

Hard Revenge Milly: Bloody Battle (2009)

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An absolute blast of a sequel, Tsujimoto’s bigger budgeted follow up to Hard Revenge Milly picks up from where the original left off. Chased by assassins Milly travels in post apocalyptic Japan and agrees to help a young woman to avenge her lover. On the enemy side stand homosexual gang leader, his fashion aware brother, and dozens of gas mask wearing hired guns. Visually stylish, excessively violent with gore artist Yoshiro Nishimura’s handwork on wide display, and featuring jaw dropping action choreography that furiously mixes swords, nunchakus and firearms, Bloody Battle is quite easily one of the best Japanese action movies in years, perhaps decades.

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trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9w3hJutIA3c

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Hard Revenge Milly (2008)

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Peaceful family vacation in faded colors. Cut to present; Milly’s family is butchered, and soon will be the ones responsible, too. Opening half in the first volume of Neo Action double features (unevenly paired with the harmless Tokusatsu comedy The Masked Girl), Takanori Tsujimoto’s ultraviolent revenge tale is solid low budget action. Lead actress Miki Mizuno is terrific – an ice cold avenger that is light years away from the typical Japanese pop idols that populate most action films nowadays. The film’s violence is extremely strong and occasionally going over the edge; newborn baby’s mistreatment (burned and smashed into wall) leaves a bad taste in mouth. There is, however, some humor, including the Takashi Miike esque ending. “The best Japanese soundtrack ever” advertising non-sense; the music varies between atmospheric and superficial.

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- trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NNDe4eyJNlg

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Re: Hard Revenge Milly & Bloody Battle

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Those caps are from the R1 release. Both films are on one disc, but it's ok as HRM is only 45 minutes, and BB is 75 minutes. Both films are interlaced, though. Extras feature trailers for both films, and making offs (45 min and 15 min).

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