If you follow this blog, you know I was doing a film event for extreme Asian films in the month of July. The end result was to be a printed fanzine with all of the reviews that were written in it. 69 more words
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You gotta hand it to Asian schoolkids: they could be the most resilient, adaptable human beings walking the Earth today.
Seriously: Sin City notwithstanding, how often do you see bodies riddled with a dozen bullets at close range, that somehow bounce back to fight some more (even delivering profound parting words before shuffling off this mortal coil)? 512 more words
Also known as BANQUET OF THE BEASTS, the movie is based upon the Asama-Sanso Incident. During a ten-day siege in 1972 at Karuizawa, members of the United Red Army (URA) turned against themselves, resulting in a blood bath. 388 more words
In the mid-‘90s, Hollywood had an infatuation with cherry-picking the prolific action stars of Asian cinema and priming them for Stateside stardom. Audiences fell in love with Jackie Chan with Rumble in the Bronx. 726 more words
It must be said at the outset that one man’s Extreme Asian Cinema is another man’s Julie Andrews Film Festival. As one who tends to avoid films loaded down with graphic violence and buckets of (hopefully fake) blood, my concept of “extreme” is no doubt quite different than someone with a higher tolerance for the glories of gore. 669 more words
Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance (2002) film thoughts… Why it has taken me so long to see this Park Chan Wook film is beyond me but I finally did. 316 more words