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Battles Without Honor and Humanity Vol. 4: Police Tactics (1974) Review

Director: Kinji Fukasaku Writer: Koichi Iiboshi, Kazuo Kasahara Cast: Bunta Sugawara, Akira Kobayashi, Takeshi Kato, Tatsuo Umemiya, Hiroki Matsukata, Nobuo Kaneko, Hideo Murota, Shingo Yamashiro, Kunie Tanaka, Shinichiro Mikami, Ichiro Ogura, Asao Koike, Asao Uchida, Harumi Sone, Tatsuo Endo Running … Continue reading

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Battles Without Honor and Humanity Vol. 3: Proxy War (1973) Review

Director: Kinji Fukasaku Writer: Koichi Iiboshi, Kazuo Kasahara Producer: Goro Kusakabe Cast: Bunta Sugawara, Akira Kobayashi, Takeshi Kato, Mikio Narita, Kunie Tanaka, Nobuo Kaneko, Shingo Yamashiro, Nobuo Kaneko, Tsunehiko Watase, Hideo Murota, Tatsuo Umemiya, Asao Uchida, Tatsuo Endo Running Time: … Continue reading

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Battles Without Honor and Humanity Vol. 2: Hiroshima Death Match (1973) Review

AKA: Deadly Fight in Hiroshima Director: Kinji Fukasaku Writer: Koichi Iiboshi, Kazuo Kasahara Cast: Kinya Kitaoji, Sonny Chiba, Bunta Sugawara, Meiko Kaji, Mikio Narita, Hiroshi Nawa, Asao Koike, Shingo Yamashiro, Hideo Murota, Tatsuo Endo, Yoshi Kato, Kinji Nakamura, Gin Maeda, … Continue reading

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Battles Without Honor and Humanity Vol. 1 (1973) Review

AKA: The Yakuza Papers Vol. 1 Director: Kinji Fukasaku Writer: Koichi Iiboshi, Kazuo Kasahara Producer: Koji Shundo, Goro Kusakabe Cast: Bunta Sugawara, Hiroki Matsukata, Kunie Tanaka, Eiko Nakamura, Tsunehiko Watase, Goro Ibuki, Nobuo Kaneko, Toshie Kimura, Tamio Kawaji, Mayumi Nagisa, … Continue reading

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Yakuza Apocalypse (2015) Review

Director: Takashi Miike Writer: Yoshitaka Yamaguchi Cast: Hayato Ichihara, Riko Narumi, Lily Franky, Reiko Takashima, Sho Aoyagi, Kiyohiko Shibukawa, Yayan Ruhian, Mio Yuki, Pierre Taki, Denden, Yuki Sakurai Running Time: 125 min. By Kyle Warner Even in the wild and … Continue reading

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Matango | aka Attack of the Mushroom People (1963) Review

AKA: Fungus of Terror Director: Ishiro Honda Writer: Takeshi Kimura, Sakyo Komatsu Producer: Tomoyuki Tanaka Cast: Akira Kubo, Kumi Mizuno, Kenji Sahara, Hiroshi Koizumi, Yoshio Tsuchiya, Kenji Sahara, Kenji Sahara, Hiroshi Tachikawa, Miki Yashiro, Hideyo Amamoto Running Time: 89 min. … Continue reading

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Golden Cane Warrior, The (2014) Review

Director: Ifa Isfansyah Writer: Jujur Prananto Producer: Mira Lesmana, Riri Riza Cast: Eva Celia, Nicholas Saputra, Reza Rahadian, Tara Basro, Christine Hakim, Slamet Rahardjo, Aria Kusumah, Darius Sinathrya, Prisia Nasution Running Time: 112 min. By Kyle Warner I have not … Continue reading

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Maggie (2015) Review

Director: Henry Hobson Writer: John Scott III Cast: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Abigail Breslin, Joely Richardson, Douglas M. Griffin, J.D. Evermore, Rachel Whitman Groves, Jodie Moore, Bryce Romero, Raeden Greer, Aiden Flowers, Carsen Flowers, Amy Brassette Running Time: 95 min. By Kyle … Continue reading

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Raid, The (1990) Review

Director: Ching Siu Tung, Tsui Hark Writer: Tsui Hark, Yuen Kai-Chi Cast: Dean Shek Tien, Fennie Yuen, Jacky Cheung, Tony Leung, Joyce Godenzi, Paul Chu Kong, Corey Yuen, Lau Siu Ming, Kei Gwong Hung, Chiu Man Yan, Liu Fan, Shut … Continue reading

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A Look Inside: Arrow Video’s ‘Stray Cat Rock Collection’

After Roger Corman’s 1966 outlaw biker film The Wild Angels became a surprise hit in Japan, Japanese studios were quick to cash in and make similar films. One such popular film was Toei’s Delinquent Boss from 1968. The Nikkatsu film … Continue reading

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Stray Cat Rock: Beat ’71 (1971) Review‏

AKA: Alleycat Rock: Crazy Riders ’71 Director: Toshiya Fujita Writer: Tatsuya Asai, Hideichi Nagahara Cast: Meiko Kaji, Takeo Chii, Tatsuya Fuji, Yoshio Harada, Takeo Chii, Yoshio Inaba, Bunjaku Han, Michiko Tsukasa Running Time: 87 min. By Kyle Warner Director Toshiya Fujita returns … Continue reading

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Z Storm (2014) Review

Director: David Lam Writer: Ho Wa Wong, David Lam Cast: Louis Koo, Gordon Lam, Lo Hoi Pang, Liu Kai Chi, Michael Wong Man Tak, Dada Chan Ching, Janelle Sing Kwan, Patrick Keung, Felix Lok Ying Kwan Running Time: 92 min. By … Continue reading

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Stray Cat Rock: Machine Animal (1970) Review

AKA: Alleycat Rock: Machine Animal Director: Yasuharu Hasebe Writer: Ryuzo Nakanishi Producer: Masami Kuzu Cast: Meiko Kaji, Tatsuya Fuji, Bunjaku Han, Jiro Okazaki, Toshiya Yamano, Eiji Go, Yasuhiro Kameyama By Kyle Warner The Stray Cat Rock series continues with the … Continue reading

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Police Story 2013 | aka Police Story: Lockdown (2013) Review

AKA: Police Story 6 Director: Ding Sheng Writer: Ding Sheng Producer: Du Yang Cast: Jackie Chan, Lau Yip, Sally Jing Tian, Huang Bo, Yu Rong-Guang, Wang Zhi Fei, Wu Yue, Lau Pui Kei Running Time: 108 min. By Kyle Warner … Continue reading

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Zhong Kui: Snow Girl and the Dark Crystal (2015) Review

Director: Peter Pau, Zhao Tianyu Writer: Junli Guo, Ray Lei Jin, Huanhuan Zhang Cast: Chen Kun, Li Bing Bing, Winston Chiu, Bao Bei Er, Jike Junyi, Yang Zishan, Huan Huang, Wenbo Luo, Yidi Hou, Maidina, Zhiyi Ren, Xiangyi Ma, Peter … Continue reading

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