Category Archives: Reviews

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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Techno Warriors | aka Computer Hero (1997) Review

AKA: The Cyber Warrior Director: Philip Ko Fei Writer: Philip Ko Fei, Al Marcelo Producer: Chui Ching Yat Cast: Philip Ko Fei, Tamara Guo, Darren Shahlavi, Winston Ellis, Monsour del Rosario, James Ha Chim Si, Thorsten Nickel, Alan Chan Yiu … 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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Martial Arts Master Wong Fei Hung (1992) Review

AKA: Great Hero from China Director: Lee Chiu Producer: Cheung Sin-Gung Cast: Chin Kar Lok, Lam Ching Ying, Jacqueline Ng Suet Man, Suen Kwok Ming, Kwan Hoi San, Chan Siu Pang Running Time: 93 min. By Paul Bramhall The name … 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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Coin Locker Girl | aka Chinatown (2014) Review

Director: Han Jun-Hee Writer: Han Jun-Hee Cast: Kim Hye-Soo, Kim Go-Eun, Um Tae-Goo, Park Bo-Gum, Ko Gyung-Pyo, Lee Soo-Kyung, Cho Hyun-Chul, Jo Bok-Rae, Lee Dae-Yeon, Jung Suk-Yong, Baek Soo-Jang Running Time: 110 min. By Paul Bramhall As anyone who’s seen … 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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Outlaw: Goro the Assassin (1968) Review

AKA: Gangster VIP 4 Director: Keiichi Ozawa Cast: Tetsuya Watari, Chieko Matsubara, Asao Koike, Jiro Okazaki, Kei Sato, Tatsuya Fuji, Shoki Fukae Running Time: 87 min. By Kyle Warner The Outlaw series dabbles in many genres over the span of … Continue reading

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Clones of Bruce Lee, The (1980) Review

AKA: Death Penalty on Three Robots Director: Joseph Kong Producer: Dick Randall, Chang Tsung Lung Cast: Dragon Lee, Bruce Le, Bruce Lai, Bruce Thai, Jon Benn, Bolo Yeung, Alexander Grand, Kong Do, Cheng Kei-Ying, San Kuai, Steve Mak Fei-Hung, Tam … Continue reading

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Office (2014) Review

Director: Hong Won-Chan Writer: Choi Yoon-Jin, Hong Won-Chan Producer: Lee Sung-Jin, Choi Yoon-Jin Cast: Ko Ah-Sung, Park Sung-Woong, Bae Sung-Woo, Kim Eui-Sung, Ryoo Hyoun-Kyoung, Lee Chae-Eun, Son Soo-Hyun, Park Jung-Min, Oh Dae-Hwan Running Time: 111 min. By Paul Bramhall The … Continue reading

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Outlaw: Heartless (1968) Review

AKA: Gangster VIP 3 Director: Mio Ezaki Producer: Kaneo Iwaib Cast: Tetsuya Watari, Chieko Matsubara, Ryohei Uchida, Koji Wada, Hiroshi Nawa, Isao Tamagawa, Eiji Go, Ryoji Hayama, Fumio Watanabe, Kaku Takashina, Asao Uchida Running Time: 92 min. Kyle Warner For … Continue reading

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Bodyguard, The (2016) Review

AKA: My Beloved Bodyguard Director: Sammo Hung Cast: Sammo Hung, Jaqueline Chan, Andy Lau Tak-Wah, Zhu Yuchen, Jack Feng, Li Qin Qin, Yuen Biao, Yuen Wah, Tsui Hark, Karl Maka, Dean Shek, James Lee Guy, Tomer Oz, Yuen Qiu, Feng Shaofeng, … Continue reading

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Outlaw: Gangster VIP 2 (1968) Review

Director: Keiichi Ozawa Producer: Kaneo Iwai Cast: Tetsuya Watari, Chieko Matsubara, Izumi Ashikawa, Eimei Esumi, Jukei Fujioka, Shoki Fukae, Joji Hidehara, Seishiro Iwate, Meiko Kaji, Hatsuko Kawahara, Ichiro Kijima, Toshizo Kudo, Kayo Matsuo, Hideaki Nitani Running Time: 97 min. By … Continue reading

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Emperor of the Underworld (1994) Review

Director: Hwang Jang Lee Writer: Im Seung-su Cast: Dragon Lee, Hwang Jang Lee, Lee Jin Young, Kim Mi Young, Hyeon Kil Su, Jeong Wu Hyeok, Hwang Chun-su Running Time: 87 min. By Paul Bramhall If there was ever a genre that … Continue reading

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Outlaw: Gangster VIP (1968) Review

Director: Toshio Masuda Writer: Kaneo Ikegami, Reiji Kubota Cast: Tetsuya Watari, Chieko Matsubara, Mitsuo Hamada, Tamio Kawaji, Kyosuke Machida, Kayo Matsuo Running Time: 93 min. By Kyle Warner There are a huge number of classic Japanese films that most the … Continue reading

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Mercenaries from Hong Kong (1982) Review

Director: Wong Jing Writer: Wong Jing Cast: Ti Lung, Michael Chan Wai Man, Candice Yu On On, Nat Chan Pak Cheung, Lo Lieh, Ngaai Fei, Philip Ko Fei, Wong Yu, Johnny Wang Lung Wei, Yuen Wah, Lee Hoi San, Aai … Continue reading

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Hardcore Henry (2015) Review

Director: Ilya Naishuller Writer: Ilya Naishuller Producer: Timur Bekmambetov Cast: Sharlto Copley, Danila Kozlovsky, Haley Bennett, Tim Roth, Andrei Dementiev, Cyrus Arnold, Ilya Naishuller, Will Stewart, Dasha Charusha, Svetlana Ustinova Running Time: 96 min. By Zach Nix Hardcore Henry, written … Continue reading

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Friend 2 | aka Chingoo 2 (2013) Review

AKA: Friend: The Great Legacy Director: Kwak Kyung-Taek Writer: Kwak Kyung-Taek Cast: Yoo Oh-Sung, Kim Woo-Bin, Joo Jin-Mo, Jung Ho-Bin, Lee Cheol-Min, Jang Young-Nam, Lee Joon-Hyuk, Gi Ju-Bong, Bae Sung-Jong, Ji Seung-Hyun, Joo Suk-Tae Running Time: 124 min. By Kyle … Continue reading

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Tazza: The Hidden Card (2014) Review

Director: Choi Dong-hun Writer: Choi Dong-hun, Lee Byeong-Hun Cast: Seung-Hyun Choi, Shin Se-Kyung, Kim Yun-Seok, Yu Hae-Jin, Lee Ha-Nui, Kwak Do-Won, Lee Kyoung-Young, Kim In-Kwon, Oh Jung-Se, Park Hyo-Joo, Ko Su-Hee Running Time: 147 min. By Paul Bramhall Director and … Continue reading

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