Author Archives: Martin Sandison

Exclusive: Interview with Masaharu Take

Beginning his career as an assistant director, Masaharu Take has gone from strength to strength as a director with a singular and unique voice. His two most recent movies Unsung Hero (In the Hero) and 100 Yen Love have proven his … Continue reading

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Dragon’s Snake Fist, The (1981) Review

AKA: Iron Head Director: Kim Si Hyeon Producer: Kang Dae Jin Cast: Dragon Lee (Mun Kyong-sok), Yuen Qiu, Chui Man Fooi, Gam Kei Chu, Bruce Lai, Kim Young Suk, Seo Jeong-Ah, Moon Jeong Kum, Gam Gei-Fan Running Time: 83 min. … Continue reading

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Redeemer (2014) Review

Director: Ernesto Díaz Espinoza Producer: Guillermo Prieto, Noah Segan, Marko Zaror Cast: Marko Zaror, Noah Segan, Loreto Aravena, Otilio Castro, Smirnow Boris, José Luís Mósca, Nuñez Nelson, Mauricio Diocares, Mauricio Raab Sanz, Pablo Raab Sanz Running Time: 90 min. By … Continue reading

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Exclusive: Interview with Sakura Ando

Beginning with 2008’s Love Exposure, actress Sakura Ando’s career trajectory has been mightily impressive. She has worked with two of the biggest contemporary Japanese directors, Sion Sono (Why Don’t You Play in Hell?) and Takashi Miike (13 Assassins), and continues … Continue reading

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100 Yen Love (2014) Review

Director: Masaharu Take Writer: Shin Adachi Cast: Sakura Ando, Hirofumi Arai, Miyoko Inagawa, Saori Koide, Shohei Uno, Tadashi Sakata, Yozaburo Ito, Osamu Shigematu, Toshie Negishi, Ruka Wakabayashi Running Time: 113 min. By Martin Sandison As well as being a beautiful … Continue reading

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Eight Escorts, The (1980) Review

AKA: Eight Peerless Treasures Director: Pao Hsueh Lieh Writer: Katy Chin, Ni Kuang Cast: Hsu Feng, Au Lap Bo, Michael Chan Wai Man, Choi Wang, Fang Mien, Goo Chang, Ko Keung, Danny Lee Sau Yin, Lily Li Li Li, Ling Yun, … Continue reading

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Rurouni Kenshin (2012) Review

Director: Keishi Ohtomo Writer: Watsuki Nobuhiro, Kiyomi Fujii, Keishi Ohtomo Cast: Takeru Satoh, Emi Takei, Koji Kikkawa, Yu Aoi, Munetaka Aoki, Gou Ayano, Genki Sudo, Taketo Tanaka, Eiji Okuda, Yosuke Eguchi, Teruyuki Kagawa, Ryuhei Higashiyama Running Time: 134 min. By … Continue reading

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Rainy Dog (1997) Review

Director: Takashi Miike Writer: Seigo Inoue Producer: Tetsuya Ikeda, Tsutomu Tsuchikawa Cast: Show Aikawa, Sau Leung “Blacky” Ko, Xianmei Chen, Zhang Shi, Jianqin He, Tomorowo Taguchi Running Time: 95 min. By Martin Sandison Part of director Takashi Miike’s Triad society … Continue reading

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Dragon, The Hero, The | aka Dragon on Fire (1979) Review

Director: Godfrey Ho Writer: Sze To On Cast: John Liu, Dragon Lee, Tino Wong Cheung, Chung Liang, Philip Ko Fei, Chiang Kam, Chan Lau, Alexander Grand, Mars, David Wu Tai Wai, Lee Hang, Mars Running Time: 87 min. By Martin Sandison In the … Continue reading

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Cyprus Tigers (1990) Review

Director: Philip Ko Fei Producer: Philip Ko Fei Cast: Simon Yam, Conan Lee, Philip Ko Fei, Collin Cheung Chi Tak, Robin Shou, Joey Wong, Shikamura Yasuyoshi, Winston Ellis, Sophia Crawford, John Ladalski Running Time: 87 min. By Martin Sandison Ask … Continue reading

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Buddha’s Palm and Dragon Fist | aka Roving Heroes (1980) Review

AKA: Roving Heroes Director: Got Si Ho Cast: Chi Kuan Chun, Lee I Min, Suen Shu Pau, Wong Chi Sang, Eva Lin Yi Wa, Ma Cheung, Ma Chin Ku, Shih Ting Ken, Ching Kuo Chung, Chiu Chung Hing, Woo Hon … Continue reading

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