Category Archives: Reviews

Valley of the Double Dragon | aka Fist Fighter (1974) Review

AKA: Kung Fu of Taekwondo Director: Ulysses Au-Yeung Jun Producer: Lu Ching-Hang Cast: Kim Jin-pal, Sylvester Williams, Lin Chen Chi, Suen Yuet, Fang Mien, Liu Ping, Ma Cheung Running Time: 88 min.  By Paul Bramhall When it comes to the old-school kung … Continue reading

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Net, The (2016) Review

Director: Kim Ki-Duk Producer: Kim Soon-Mo Writer: Kim Ki-Duk Cast: Ryoo Seung-bum, Young-Min Kim, Lee Won-Geun, Choi Gwi-Hwa, Jo Jae-Ryong, Ahn Ji-Hye, Lee Sol-Gu Running Time: 114 min. By Matija Makotoichi Tomic Filmography of Kim Ki-Duk could be the subject … Continue reading

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Lone Wolf and Cub: Sword of Vengeance (1972) Review

Director: Kenji Misumi Writer: Kazoo Koike, Goseki Kojima Producer: Shintaro Katsu Cast: Tomisaburo Wakayama, Akihiro Tomikawa, Tomoko Mayama, Fumio Watanabe, Keiko Fujita, Reiko Kasahara, Yunosuke Ito, Shun’ya Wazaki, Yoshi Kato Running Time: 83 min. By Martin Sandison In February of this year, … Continue reading

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Female Prisoner Scorpion: #701’s Grudge Song (1973) Review

Director: Yasuharu Hasebe Writer: Toru Shinohara Cast: Meiko Kaji, Masakazu Tamura, Yumi Kanei, Hiroshi Tsukata, Yayoi Watanabe, Sanae Nakahara, Akemi Negishi, Toshiyuki Hosokawa, Junko Ando, Kotoe Hatsui Running Time: 89 min. By Kyle Warner After apparently feeling that his job … Continue reading

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Hard Target 2 (2016) Review

Director: Roel Reiné Producer: Chris Lowenstein Cast: Scott Adkins, Robert Knepper, Rhona Mitra, Tempera Morrison, Ann Truong, Adam Saunders, Jamie Timony, Pter Hardy, Sean Keenan, Troy Honeysett, JeeJa Yanin, Sahajak Boonthanakit, Patrick Kazu Tang, Thira Chutikul Running Time: 104 min. … Continue reading

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Female Prisoner Scorpion: Beast Stable (1973) Review

Director: Shunya Ito Story: Toru Shinohara Writer: Hiro Matsuda Producer: Kineo Yoshimine Cast: Meiko Kaji, Mikio Narita, Reisen Lee, Yayoi Watanabe, Koji Nanbara, Takashi Fujiki, Tomoko Mayama Running Time: 87 min. By Kyle Warner Female Prisoner Scorpion: Beast Stable is a … Continue reading

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Blood of Dragon Peril (1979) Review

AKA: A Man with Seven Faces Director: Kim Seon-gyeong Writer: Yoon Sam-yook Producer: Kim In-dong Cast: Chang Il-do, Choi Min-kyu, Kwon Il-soo Running Time: 94 min. By Paul Bramhall I confess to having a soft-spot for kung fu movies that have … Continue reading

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Martial Arts Kid, The (2015) Review

Director: Michael Baumgarten Producer: James Wilson, Cheryl Wheeler-Duncan Cast: Don “The Dragon” Wilson, Cynthia Rothrock, Jansen Panettiere, Kathryn Newton, Matthew Ziff, T.J. Storm, Brandon Tyler Russell, R. Marcos Taylor, Chuck Zito, Nassim Faras Lahrizi, Kayley Stallings, Robert Peters Running Time: 103 min. … Continue reading

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Double Impact (1991) Review

Director: Sheldon Lettich Writer: Sheldon Lettich, Jean-Claude Van Damme Cast: Jean-Claude Van Damme, Geoffrey Lewis, Alonna Shaw, Bolo Yeung, Alicia Stevenson, Paul Aylett, Alan Scarfe, Philip Chan, Corrina Everson, Julie Strain, Wu Fong Lung, John Sham, Sarah-Jane Varley, Kamel Krifa Running … Continue reading

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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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Blood Father (2016) Review

Director: Jean-François Richet Writer: Peter Craig, Andrea Berloff Cast: Mel Gibson, Erin Moriarty, Diego Luna, Michael Parks, William H. Macy, Elisabeth Rohm, Thomas Mann, Dale Dickey, Daniel Moncada, Raoul Trujillo, Richard Cabral Running Time: 88 min. By Zach Nix Mel … 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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Godfather’s Daughter Mafia Blues, The (1991) Review

Director: Fung Hak On Writer: Siao Lung Cast: Mark Cheng Ho Nam, Yukari Oshima, Alex Man Chi Leung, Dick Wei, Ken Lo, Wong Yu, Leung Kar Yan, Tai Bo, Anthony Carpio, Chan Daat Gong, Benny Lai Keung Kuen, Chow Kong, … Continue reading

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Undaunted Wudang, The | aka Wu Tang (1983) Review

AKA: The Wu Tang Director: Sun Sha Writer: Xie Wen-Li Cast: Lin Quan, Zhao Chang-Jun , Li Yu-Wen, Ma Zhen-Bang , Tang Ya-Li, Yang Yong, Zang Zhi-Guo, Mao Ying-Hai, Zhao Qiu-Rong, Sun Jian-Ming, Xu Chang-Wen Running time: 94 min By … Continue reading

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Sadako vs Kayako | aka The Ring vs The Grudge (2016) Review

AKA: Ring vs Ju-On Director: Koji Shiraishi Writer: Koji Shiraishi Cast: Mizuki Yamamoto, Tina Tamashiro, Aimi Satsukawa, Masahiro Komoto, Masanobu Ando, Mai Kikuchi, Misato Tanaka, Seiko Ozone Running Time: 99 min. By Paul Bramhall Starting any review of Sadako vs … Continue reading

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Phone, The (2015) Revew

Director: Kim Bong-Joo Writer: Kim Bong-Joo Producer: Suk Jae-Seung, Gu Sung-Mok Cast: Son Hyun-Joo, Uhm Ji-Won, Bae Sung-Woo, Hwang Bo-Ra, Roh Jeong-Eui, Jang In-Sub, Jo Dal-Hwan, Lee Sheol-Min, Park Ji-So, Hwang Suk-Jung, Kim Jong-Goo Running Time: 114 min. By Paul … 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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Exit Wounds (2001) Review

AKA: Dengeki Director: Andrzej Bartkowiak Producer: Joel Silver, Dan Cracchiolo Cast: Steven Seagal, DMX, Isaiah Washington, Anthony Anderson, Michael Jai White, Bill Duke, Jill Hennessy, Tom Arnold, Bruce McGill, David Vadim, Eva Mendes Running Time: 101 min. By Zach Nix … Continue reading

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Train to Busan (2016) Review

Director: Yeon Sang-Ho Writer: Park Joo-suk Producer: Lee Dongha Cast: Gong Yoo, Ma Dong-Seok, Jung Yu-Mi, Choi Woo-Sik, Ahn So-Hee, Kim Soo-Ahn, Kim Eui-Sung Running Time: 118 min. By Paul Bramhall Korea’s film industry is one which is rarely associated … 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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