Author Archives: Kyle Warner

Female Prisoner Scorpion: Jailhouse 41 (1972) Review

Director: Shunya Ito Story: Toru Shinohara Writer: Fumio Konami, Hirn Matsuda, Shunya Ito Cast: Meiko Kaji, Fumio Watanabe, Kayoko Shiraishi, Yukie Kagawa, Yuki Arasa, Hideo Murota, Kyoichi Sato Running Time: 94 min. By Kyle Warner In the opening moments of Female … Continue reading

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Ken Watanabe is full of ‘Rage’ in Sang-il Lee’s new thriller

After previously collaborating on the remake of Clint Eastwood’s Unforgiven, director Sang-il Lee (Hula Girls) and actor Ken Watanabe (Inception) are set to premiere their next artistic collaboration, the murder mystery Rage (aka Anger, Ikari). The plot description from the … Continue reading

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Female Prisoner #701: Scorpion (1972) Review

Director: Shunya Ito Story: Toru Shinohara Writer: Fumio Konami, Hiro Matsuda Cast: Meiko Kaji, Rie Yokoyama, Yayoi Watanabe, Yōko Mihara, Akemi Negishi, Keiko Kuni, Yumiko Katayama, Emi Jo, Isao Natsuyagi, Fumio Watanabe Running Time: 87 min. By Kyle Warner Almost … Continue reading

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Death Warrant | aka Dusted (1990) Review

Director: Deran Sarafian Producer: Mark DiSalle Writer: David S. Goyer Cast: Jean-Claude Van Damme, Robert Guillaume, Cynthia Gibb, George Dickerson, Patrick Kilpatrick, Dean Colbby, Art LaFleur, Abdul Sazaam El Razzac, Joshua John Miller, Hank Stone, Conrad Dunn, Al Leong, Paulo … Continue reading

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House in the Alley (2012) Review

Director: Le-Van Kiet Writer: Le-Van Kiet Producer: Dan Trong Tran Cast: Veronica Ngo, Son Bao Tran, Van Hai Bui Running Time: 93 min. By Kyle Warner It’s been my experience that some of the finest horror films work so well … Continue reading

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Until Death (2007) Review

AKA: Detective Director: Simon Fellows Writer: Dan Harris, James Portolese Cast: Jean-Claude Van Damme, Gary Beadle, Stephen Rea, Mark Dymond, Selina Giles, Rachel O’Meara, William Ash, Stephen Lord, C. Gerod Harris, Wes Robinson Running Time: 101 min. By Kyle Warner … Continue reading

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Midnight After, The (2014) Review

Director: Fruit Chan Writer: Chan Fai-hung, Kong Ho-yan Cast: Wong You Nam, Janice Man Wing San, Kara Hui Ying Hung, Simon Yam, Sam Lee Chan Sam, Chui Tien You, Lam Suet, Vincci Cheuk Wan Chi, Fiona Sit Hoi Kei Running Time: 124 min. By … Continue reading

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Murder Unincorporated (1965) Review

Director: Haruyasu Noguchi Cast: Jo Shishido, Yoko Yamamoto, Kon Omura, Yumiko Nogawa, Eiji Go, Daizaburo Hirata, Hiroshi Cho, E.H. Eric, Kanbi Fujiyama, Tonpei Hidari, Hiroshi Hijikata Running Time: 85 min. By Kyle Warner Before the Nikkatsu logo even hits the … Continue reading

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Danger Pays (1962) Review

AKA: Danger Paws Director: Ko Nakahira Cast: Joe Shishido, Ruriko Asaoka, Hiroyuki Nagato, Arihiro Fujimura, Eiji Go, Bokuzen Hidari, Kojiro Kusanagi, Torahiko Hamada, Daizaburo Hirata, Toyoko Takechi, Zenji Yamada Running Time: 82 min. By Kyle Warner Danger Pays is an … Continue reading

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Tokyo Mighty Guy (1960) Review

Director: Buichi Saito Cast: Akira Kobayashi, Ruriko Asaoka, Sanae Nakahara, Arihiro Fujimura, Hiroshi Kondo, Shoichi Ozawa, Toranosuke Ogawa, Shin Morikawa, Hisao Toake, Masao Mishima, Kyosuke Aihara, Yoko Kosono, Fudeko Tanaka Running Time: 79 min. By Kyle Warner I don’t know about … Continue reading

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Ghost Warrior | aka Swordkill (1984) Review

AKA: Swordkill Director: J. Larry Carroll Writer: Tim Curnen Cast: Hiroshi Fujioka, John Calvin, Janet Julian, Charles Lampkin, Frank Schuller, Bill Morey, Andy Wood, Robert Kino, Joan Foley, Peter Liapis, Mieko Kobayashi, Toshishiro Obata Running Time: 81 min. By Kyle … Continue reading

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Outlaw: Kill! (1969) Review

AKA: Gangster VIP 6 Director: Keiichi Ozawa Cast: Tetsuya Watari, Chieko Matsubara, Eiji Go, Kenji Imai, Goro Mutsumi, Koji Wada, Hiroshi Kondo, Fujio Suga Running Time: 85 min. By Kyle Warner “I don’t get involved in yakuza feuds,” says Goro … Continue reading

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Outlaw: Black Dagger (1968) Review

AKA: Gangster VIP 5 Director: Keiichi Ozawa Cast: Tetsuya Watari, Chieko Matsubara, Kunie Tanaka, Sanae Kitabayashi, Kaku Takashina, Yoshiro Aoki Running Time: 86 min. By Kyle Warner Outlaw: Black Dagger begins the way most the other Outlaw films end: a … Continue reading

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Shepherd, The: Border Patrol (2008) Review‏

Director: Isaac Florentine Writer: Joe Gayton, Cade Courtley Cast: Jean-Claude Van Damme, Stephen Lord, Natalie J. Robb, Gary McDonald, Daniel Perrone, Scott Adkins, Andrée Bernard, Dan Davies, Miles Anderson, Luis Algar Running Time: 95 min. By Kyle Warner Who needs … Continue reading

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Shanghai (2010) Review

Director: Mikael Håfström Writer: Hossein Amini Cast: John Cusack, Chow Yun-fat, Gong Li, Ken Watanabe, Rinko Kikuchi, David Morse, Franka Potente, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Hugh Bonneville, Benedict Wong Running Time: 105 min. By Kyle Warner Once upon a time, Shanghai … Continue reading

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