Category Archives: Reviews

House (1977) Review

Director: Nobuhiko Obayashi Writer: Chigumi Obayashi, Chiho Katsura Cast: Kimiko Ikegami, Miki Jinbo, Ai Matubara, Kumiko Oba, Mieko Sato, Eriko Tanaka, Masayo Miyako, Yoko Minamida, Kiyohiko Ozaki, Saho Sasazawa, Haruko Wanibuchi Running Time: 88 min. By Martin Sandison Ten years … 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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Keeper of Darkness (2015) Review

Director: Nick Cheung Writer: Yeung Sin-ling Cast: Nick Cheung, Amber Kuo, Louis Cheung, Sisley Choi, Xing Yu, Philip Keung, Karena Lam, Lawrence Ng Running Time: 103 min. By Paul Bramhall Nick Cheung has been a presence within the Hong Kong … 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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Inside Men: The Original (2015) Review

Director: Woo Min-Ho Writer: Yoon Tae-Ho, Woo Min-Ho Cast: Lee Byung-Hun, Cho Seung-Woo, Baek Yoon-Sik, Lee Kyoung-Young, Kim Hong-Fa, Jo Jae-Yun, Bae Sung-Woo, Kim Dae-Myung, Jo Woo-Jin, Yoo Jae-Myung Running Time: 180 min. By Paul Bramhall Based on a web-comic … Continue reading

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Swift Knight, The (1971) Review

Director: Jeong Chang Hwa Writer: Jeong Chang Hwa Producer: Runme Shaw Cast: Lo Lieh, Yau Lung, Chan Shen, Wong Hap, Margaret Hsing Hui, Chin Han, Fang Mien, Chai No, Tung Lam, Wong Chung Shun, Fan Mei Sheng, Hsu Yu, Mama … Continue reading

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Redemption | aka Hummingbird (2013) Review

AKA: Hummingbird Director: Steven Knight Writer: Steven Knight Cast: Jason Statham, Agata Buzek, Vicky McClure, Benedict Wong, Ger Ryan, Youssef Kerkour, Anthony Morris, Victoria Bewick, Christian Brassington, Danny Webb, Sang Lui Running Time: 100 min. By Zach Nix British actor … 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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Mozu: The Movie (2015) Review

Director: Eiichiro Hasumi Writer: Go Osaka, Kosuke Nishi Producer: Mamoru Inoue, Akira Morii Cast: Hidetoshi Nishijima, Takeshi Kitano, Teruyuki Kagawa, Yoko Maki, Yusuke Iseya, Tori Matsuzaka, Hiroki Hasegawa, Fumiyo Kohinata, Sosuke Ikematsu, Atsushi Ito Running Time: 116 min. By Paul … 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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Blood Child | aka Five Fingers of Steel (1982) Review

AKA: 5 Fingers of Steel Director: Vincent Leung Producer: Law Ga-Foo Cast: Hwang Jang Lee, Yen Shi Kwan, Kwan Yung Moon, Lee Yi Yi, Yuen Mao, Chu Tiet Wo, Chan Lau, Lau Hok Nin, Liu Hok Ming, Pak Sha Lik, … Continue reading

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Stranger from Shaolin | aka Fist of Flying Tiger (1977) Review

AKA: Wing Chun Warriors Director: Tony Liu Jun Guk Writer: Ni Kuang Cast: Cecilia Wong Hang Sau, Sun Jung Chi, Thompson Kao Kang, Bruce Lai (Chang Il-do), Tony Liu Jun Guk, Chan Lau, Lee Ye Min, Wong Kwok Leung, Bruce … 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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El Gringo (2012) Review

AKA: Bad Yankee Director: Eduardo Rodriguez Writer: Jonathan W. Stokes Cast: Scott Adkins, Yvette Yates, Christian Slater, Israel Islas, Erando Gonzalez, Sofia Sisniega, Valentin Ganev Running Time: 102 min. By Zack Nix British martial arts action star Scott Adkins is … 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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Good, the Tough & the Deadly, The (2016) Review

Author: David J. Moore Publisher: Schiffer Publishing Description: 1 Edition May 25, 2016, Hardcover Length: 560 pages By Zach Nix The Good, the Tough & the Deadly, the latest book from film journalist, David J. Moore, is possibly the most … 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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Final Score | aka Elegy of a Massacre (1986) Review

Director: Arizal Writer: Deddy Armand Cast: Chris Mitchum, Mike Abbott, Ida Iasha, Dicky Zulkarnaen, Zainal Abidin, Siska Widowati, Nizar Zulmi, Ivonne Elisabeth, Andre Mathias, Gino Makasutji, Syarief Friant Running Time: 88 min. By Paul Bramhall It’s an age old dilemma … Continue reading

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Wailing, The (2016) Review

Director: Na Hong-jin Writer: Na Hong-jin Cast: Kwak Do-Won, Hwang Jeong-Min, Jun Kunimura, Chun Woo-Hee, Kim Hwan-Hee, Jang So-Yeon, Heo Jin, Jo Han-Chul, Son Kang-Kuk, Kim Do-Yoon, Kim Ki-Cheon Running Time: 115 min. By Jeff Bona Na Hong-jin, the fierce … Continue reading

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Master, The | aka The Final Master (2015) Review

Director: Xu Haofeng Writer: Xu Haofeng Cast: Fan Liao, Xiao Song Jia, Jiang Wenli, Huang Jue, Jin Shijie, Zhang Aoyue, Song Yang, Dong Xiaosong, Madina Memet, Leon Dai, Chen Kuan-tai, Xiong Xin-Xin Running Time: 109 min. By Martin Sandison Now … Continue reading

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