Reviews Archive

I have just gotten around to watching Punished, the Johnnie To produced kidnap thriller starring Anthony Wong, Richie Jen and Maggie Cheung. A top notch cast show their chops with […]

Review: Punished (2011)

I have just gotten around to watching Punished, the Johnnie To produced kidnap thriller starring Anthony Wong, Richie Jen and Maggie Cheung. A top notch cast show their chops with […]

Set first in Hong Kong and then in San Francisco Chinatown, this Shaw Brothers classic pits studio favourite Alexander Fu Sheng against the Venom Mob. Fu Sheng plays Tan Tung, […]

Review: Chinatown Kid (1977)

Set first in Hong Kong and then in San Francisco Chinatown, this Shaw Brothers classic pits studio favourite Alexander Fu Sheng against the Venom Mob. Fu Sheng plays Tan Tung, […]

Directed by Choi Dong-hoon (최동훈) •Action •Comedy 136min | Release date in South Korea : 2009/12/23 Written and Directed by Choi Dong-hoon, JEON WOO CHI : The Taoist Wizard takes […]

[DVD] JEON WOO CHI : The Taoist Wizard [Korea 2009] Trailer

Directed by Choi Dong-hoon (최동훈) •Action •Comedy 136min | Release date in South Korea : 2009/12/23 Written and Directed by Choi Dong-hoon, JEON WOO CHI : The Taoist Wizard takes […]

Mix some dire dialogue and some awful over acting and you get? Actually you get an hour and a half of no-brainer enjoyment. Note: May contain spoilers! This low budget […]

Robo-Geisha [DVD] [2009]

Mix some dire dialogue and some awful over acting and you get? Actually you get an hour and a half of no-brainer enjoyment. Note: May contain spoilers! This low budget […]

Review: Ayumi Hamasaki – Rock ‘n’ Roll Circus

I’m pretty picky when it comes to the music I listen to, but when I started to become interested in all things Japan my music tastes become somewhat eclectic. At […]

It’s been a while since I bigged up anything from Korea, so I thought I’d spend the next couple of days going through my watched list and pointing you in […]

DVD: Possessed (Living Death) [불신지옥]

It’s been a while since I bigged up anything from Korea, so I thought I’d spend the next couple of days going through my watched list and pointing you in […]

The official release date for the Vampire Girl vs Frankenstein Girl DVD is approaching. Pony Canyon are pushing it out on the 26th of this month and there’s a treat […]

Vampire Girl vs Frankenstein Girl DVD

The official release date for the Vampire Girl vs Frankenstein Girl DVD is approaching. Pony Canyon are pushing it out on the 26th of this month and there’s a treat […]

[Trailer] Third Window Acquires Rights to Fish Story

Back on the 11th of January, I wrote about one of the better films to be played at last years Terracotta Film Festival in London -Yoshihiro Nakamura’s ‘Fish Story‘. A […]

Pretty much my last ‘real’ post of sorts was back in September when I mentioned the long awaited return to the Yakuza genre for Takeshi Kitano. Well, an official web […]

Kitano’s Outrage

Pretty much my last ‘real’ post of sorts was back in September when I mentioned the long awaited return to the Yakuza genre for Takeshi Kitano. Well, an official web […]

One of the better films at last year’s Terracotta Festival in London was Fish Story. The film by Yoshihiro Nakamura (The Foreign Duck, the Native Duck and God in a […]

Fish Story

One of the better films at last year’s Terracotta Festival in London was Fish Story. The film by Yoshihiro Nakamura (The Foreign Duck, the Native Duck and God in a […]

Review: Gojoe 「2000」

This dark and moody film is set in Japan’s Middle Ages at a time when Demons collected the souls of man. One particular Demon said to be collecting 1,000 souls […]

Review: Plastic City (2008)

Set in the grimy underbelly of Sao Paolo, Yu Lik-wai’s film dissects the dynamic between a man and his adopted son as they weave through the cities counterfeit world. A […]

Review: Heaven’s Door (2009)

Michael Arias, better known for his work in the animation and digital domain on such features such as Tekkonkinkreet, Princess Mononoke and The Animatrix; lends his hand to directing a […]

Review: The Shinjuku Incident

I think what has impressed me most about Jackie Chan‘s latest efforts (and I’m talking those films made outside of Hollywood – because we all know that they’re pretty dire…), […]

Originally written May 1, 2009 ‘Aruitemo Aruitemo’ When it comes to film, it seems as though only a select few are able to capture what’s really trying to be said […]

REVIEW: Still Walking (2008)

Originally written May 1, 2009 ‘Aruitemo Aruitemo’ When it comes to film, it seems as though only a select few are able to capture what’s really trying to be said […]

Review: Detroit Metal City (2008)

(デトロイト・メタル・シティ, Detoroito Metaru Shiti) Originally written May 12, 2009 Ken’ichi Matsuyama (well known actor in the role of ‘L‘ in the Death Note series of movies) plays a shy young […]

REVIEW: Paco and the Magical Picture Book (2008)

I’ll be completely honest here, the only reason I watched this particular film is because Anna Tsuchiya appears in it. If she wasn’t on the list, it wasn’t getting in. […]

REVIEW: Two in Tracksuits (2008)

Somehow … a great film. Jaji no Futari | Jersey no Futari | Two in Tracksuits There is no real premise to this film, it’s just a pleasant journey of […]

Review: Tokyo Trash Baby (2000)

Originally written May 2, 2009 WARNING: MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS! Ryuichi HIROKI‘s (I Am and S & M Writer) film from 2000 is one of those films that has you curiously […]

Review: One Million Yen Girl (2008)

Originally written June 14, 2009 After being imprisoned for throwing away her room mates possessions, Suzuko Satô – played by Yû Aoi (Don’t Laugh at My Romance, Welcome to the […]

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