Category Archives: Asian Cinema

Dance of the Drunk Mantis

AKA ‘Drunken Master Part II’ I didn’t know about this. Did you know about this? This 1979 sequel to the 1978 Drunken Master not featuring Jackie Chan but which still has Yuen Siu-tien (Simon Yuen) playing Begger Su as the man … Continue reading

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Mothra Vs. Godzilla

AKA ‘Godzilla Against Mothra‘ モスラ対ゴジラ After the massive fight he had with King Kong in his previous movie Godzilla returns after a night out on the town to take on a giant Moth named… Mothra. I’ve never seen the appeal … Continue reading

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Sadako 3D 2

Garbage. Awful, just bloody awful and senseless and dumb movie and I dare say it shows the state of Japan’s movie industry today where films are made to the standards of TV quality which is pretty damn cheap here. These … Continue reading

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Flying Guillotine Movies

The Flying Guillotine Emperor Yung Cheng creates an army of Flying Guillotine users to take down anyone that he may see as a threat, but such an army makes him far deadlier and vicious targeting anyone who should dare even … Continue reading

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One-Armed Swordsman Movies

The One Armed Swordsman Jimmy Wang Yu is an essential actor when it comes to viewing Hong Kong movies. Whilst his fight choreography wasn’t as sharp or mature as others the films he made were highly entertaining and he knew … Continue reading

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Blind Fury

Blind Fury is a loose remake of the 17th Zatoichi movie ‘Zatoichi Challenged‘ starring Rutger Hauer. The film floats somewhere between a family TV movie of the week and a grindhouse film. Having lost his eye sight in combat in … Continue reading

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The Grandmaster

Kung Fu, two words, horizontal vertical, victory and defeat. Here is a film that does not directly interpret the life story of Ip Man but gives us the essence of it through Kung Fu.  Much like ‘The Great Gatsby‘ the … Continue reading

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Zatoichi

26 Movies, 2 Japanese Remake movies, 1 spin off movie,  100 episode TV series and 2 American remakes. Man am I totally addicted to this series,  not least of all because of the Acting Talents of Shintaro kintsu. He is … Continue reading

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Ring Ø:The Birthday

‘Ring 0′ リング0 バースデイ is in many ways the most unlike Ring film in the series. It hits scare points of ‘Ring’ and ‘Ring 2′ but it’s less terror and more tragedy. Here Sadako isn’t yet the monster we know … Continue reading

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Ring 2

When I first watched ‘Ring 2′. 10 years ago… I really liked it. It wasn’t as good as ‘Ring’ but I thought it to be a very worthy successor to it and in many ways it was. It was the … Continue reading

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