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Thread: What Asian Films Have You Been Watching Recently?

  1. #131
    I watched Sex & Fury last night and Zero Woman: Red Handcuffs a couple of nights ago. Tonight, I think I'll watch something out of the Pinky Violence set.

  2. #132
    Just caught a CATIII exploitation take on the infamous Braemer Hill murders titled SUBURB MURDER. Pretty much pure unadulterated sleaze. Old Shaw Brothers stalwart, Ku Feng is in this playing the abusive father.











    Then it was time for me to revisit Nam Lai-choi's manga adaptation, PEACOCK KING. This crazy monster & martial arts filled fantasy mashup has its moments. Yuen Biao is still relatively in his prime here and of course, considering the low budget & lack of CGI, the claymation monsters still manage to look pretty cool in a John Carpenter early 80s type of way.













    "only the simplest can accommodate the most complex"

  3. #133
    Aha...SUBURB MURDER was pretty sleazy as I remember....one of the cops from BUNMAN was pushed up to lead actor in this one if I remember correctly...I remember it being pretty good for what it was (even with the usual amateur foreigners in it!)

  4. #134
    Quote Originally Posted by sukebanboy View Post
    Aha...SUBURB MURDER was pretty sleazy as I remember....one of the cops from BUNMAN was pushed up to lead actor in this one if I remember correctly...I remember it being pretty good for what it was (even with the usual amateur foreigners in it!)
    Good memory. Yeah, I remember King Kong was in Dr. Lamb as well. I also remember him from the direct to video Danny Lee one, Shoot to Kill. I have a copy of it ripped from a laserdisc but alas, it doesn't have English subs.



    I finished watching 18 BRONZEGIRLS OF SHAOLIN earlier. Nothing like the Joseph Kuo/Carter Wong namesakes. Lame kung fu comedy interspersed with a couple of mediocre fight scenes at the end. The 18 Bronze Girls training sequences are lackluster as well. The best thing I can say about this flick is that the copy I have is from the remastered German print and it looks pretty decent with a nice widescreen anamorphic presentation.

    "only the simplest can accommodate the most complex"

  5. #135
    Caught a double bill of Noboru Ando's CHRONICLE OF FUGITIVE DAYS AND SEX. Not sure how accurate is the portrayal of Ando's life on the run and yeah, he probably took some artistic liberties to make his sexual prowess seem larger than life but the dude always struck me as a bad motherfucker. Just that long scar running down his cheek makes him look like someone you don't want to get on his bad side. He has some memorable lines and he even goes out like a G at the end.











    Up next was the Korean horror/crime thriller, KILLER TOON. This started out great but sizzled somewhere between the halfway point. You can see the twist during the finale coming a mile away at the end since the director Kim Yong-gyun kept going to the well once to often. It had the makings of a clever thriller if the script wasn't so plodding and the director wasn't so hamfisted in his portrayal of the victims & their comeuppance. A little more subtlety would've gone a long way here.











    "only the simplest can accommodate the most complex"

  6. #136
    A triple bill before i head off for bed. First up was PYROKINESIS aka CROSSFIRE. Shusuke Kaneko of Gamera fame is helming this one and it's alright as a straight J-horror film but nothing special. One can draw parallels to Stephen King material from the obvious homage to FIRESTARTER & to a lesser extent, CARRIE. Watch it once and forget about it.













    Next up was Akihisa Okamoto's VIOLENT CLASSROOM aka CLASSROOM OF TERROR starring Yusaku Matsuda. Imagine Blackboard Jungle set in Japan with bosozoku replacing inner city youth but of course much more violent, sleaze filled and more entertaining by at least tenfold. Matsuda with one of his usual crazed performances.



















    The last was probably my favorite of the trio and it was Terry Tong's 1982 debut, the HK actioner COOLIE KILLER. Lot of neat action set pieces like a roller derby gang of killers trying to off Charlie Chin in a high rise office complex, a sexy siren using a shard of broken wine glass to severe her victim's carotid artery in a jacuzzi, motorcycle gang using BBQ tongs as their weapon of choice, etc. I have the letterboxed Mei Ah DVD with the crime doesn't pay ending but apparently the VCD copy has the better ending and the original opening/ending credits as well. I'm gonna have to get a copy of the VCD.




    "only the simplest can accommodate the most complex"

  7. #137
    KILLER TOON was pretty bad....saw it on cable tv for free and STILL felt cheated...not a good sign!!!

    K-Horror I have almoat given up on....tame, flatly directed /acted and predictable they are mostly made for young teen audience....and blur into one another with thei sameness....I DID catch the Argento-esque TEACHER'S DAY again on cable the other night..which almost redeemed my hope that K Horror could be great again......ALMOST

  8. #138
    Quote Originally Posted by sukebanboy View Post
    KILLER TOON was pretty bad....saw it on cable tv for free and STILL felt cheated...not a good sign!!!

    K-Horror I have almoat given up on....tame, flatly directed /acted and predictable they are mostly made for young teen audience....and blur into one another with thei sameness....I DID catch the Argento-esque TEACHER'S DAY again on cable the other night..which almost redeemed my hope that K Horror could be great again......ALMOST
    I forget you're in the UK. I wish my local cable channel would show Korean movies on a regular basis. Yeah, I haven't watched it in years but that movie was alright. I have the DVD somewhere but it was released as BLOODY REUNION on R1.
    "only the simplest can accommodate the most complex"

  9. #139
    Love VIOLENT CLASSROOM, and nice to see you post about COOLIE KILLER. A quiet fave of mine.

    CHRONICLE OF FUGITIVE DAYS AJND SEX I've never seen. Is there a Japanese DVD?

    SUBURB MURDER reminded me tonally of BLOODY BEAST mixed with UNTOLD STORY. Danny Lee had a nice little repertory of actors he bumped up the totem poll through various movies.

  10. #140
    Terrifying Girls High School: Lynch Law Classroom and Kichiku Dai Enkai: Banquet of the Beast

    Kichiku could have used some editing. 100-something odd minutes is way too long!

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