Author Archives: Kyle Warner

Criterion get their Kaiju on with more Godzilla…

The Criterion’s “wacky C” logo was first spotted attached to various Showa era Godzilla titles on Starz’s streaming service. Because fans had received no prior notice of such a major move – and since the art on each title was rather cheap … Continue reading

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City on Fire’s List of Essential Japanese Horror Cinema

Asian Horror has become a popular sub-genre for horror fiends in recent years with the arrival of directors like Takashi Miike, Chan-wook Park, and the Pang Brothers. With a few notable exceptions, the horror cinema from Hong Kong and China … Continue reading

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God of War (2017) Review

Director: Gordon Chan Cast: Vincent Chiu, Sammo Hung, Yasuaki Kurata, Regina Wan, Keisuke Koide, Wang Ban, Wu Yue, Jiang Luxia, Liu Junxiao, Micheal Tong, Timmy Hung Running Time: 90 min. By Kyle Warner Ming soldiers advance on a fortified gate. Blood … Continue reading

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New Battles Without Honor and Humanity: Last Days of the Boss (1976) Review

Director: Kinji Fukasaku Writer: Koji Takada Cast: Bunta Sugawara, Isao Bito, Takeo Chii, Takuya Fujioka, Seizo Fukumoto, Eiji Go, Ryuji Katagiri, Takuzo Kawatani, Chieko Matsubara, Kan Mikami, Michiro Minami, Sanae Nakahara, Kōji Nanjo Running Time: 91 min. By Kyle Warner 1976 just … Continue reading

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Bluebeard (2017) Review

Director: Lee So-Youn Producer: Choi Jae-Won Cast: Cho Jin-Woong, Shin Goo Kim, Dae-Myung, Lee Chung-Ah, Song Young-Chang, Yoon Se-Ah Running Time: 117 min. By Kyle Warner In recent years, serial killer thrillers have fallen out of favor in Hollywood. The … Continue reading

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New Battles Without Honor and Humanity: The Boss’s Head (1975) Review

Director: Kinji Fukasaku Writer: Susumu Saji, Koji Takada Cast: Seizo Fukumoto, Yuriko Hishimi, Meiko Kaji, Tomisaburo Wakayama, Ryuji Katagiri, Nenji Kobayashi, Hideo Murota, Mikio Narita, Ko Nishimura, Bunta Sugawara, Asao Uchida Running Time: 94 min. By Kyle Warner Now this … Continue reading

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New Battles Without Honor and Humanity (1974) Review

Director: Kinji Fukasaku Writer: Koichi Iiboshi, Fumio Konami Cast: Bunta Sugawara, Hiroki Matsukata, Nobuo Kaneko, Tomisaburo Wakayama, Tsunehiko Watase, Kunie Tanaka, Noboru Ando, Seizo Fukumoto, Reiko Ike, Ryuji Katagiri, Takuzo Kawatani, Yoko Koizumi Running Time: 98 min. By Kyle Warner When … Continue reading

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Super Bodyguard | aka Iron Protector (2016) Review

AKA: The Bodyguard Director: Yue Song Cast: Yue Song, Xing Yu, Li Yufei, Collin Chou, Chan Wai Man, Shang Tielong, Xu Dongmei, Yang Jun, Li Changhai, Jiang Baocheng, Yuan Wu Running Time: 90 min. Kyle Warner Iron Protector, aka The Bodyguard, aka Super Bodyguard, is the sophomore effort of filmmaker and star Yue Song. … Continue reading

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Bitcoin Heist (2016) Review

Director: Ham Tran Producer: Estela Valdivieso Chen Cast: Kate Nhung, Thanh Pham, Petey Majik Nguyen, Suboi, Jayvee Mai, Lam Thanh My, Teo Yoo, Veronica Ngo Running Time: 110 min. By Kyle Warner Before we get to talking about what kind of movie Bitcoin … Continue reading

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Doberman Cop (1977) Review

Director: Kinji Fukasaku Writer: Buronson, Koji Takada Cast: Sonny Chiba, Janet Hatta, Eiko Matsuda, Masaru Shiga, Tatsuo Endo, Hideo Murota, Koichi Iwaki, Takuzo Kawatani, Hiroki Matsukata, Ryuji Katagiri Running Time: 90 min. By Kyle Warner An Okinawa girl’s been murdered, the latest … Continue reading

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