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Chin-Ku Lu's Holy Flame of the Martial World

Today I watched Chin-Ku Lu’s Holy Flame of the Martial World (1983)

As old school wuxia films go, the story here is pretty standard.  Two evil martial arts masters chase down two good martial artists who hide the secret to the titular holy flame but the bad guys kill them before the information can be revealed.   350 more words

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Ted Berman and Richard Rich's The Black Cauldron

Today I watched Ted Berman and Richard Rich’s The Black Cauldron (1985)

Prydian, a typically idyllic fantasy world is under threat, The Horned King’s armies stalk the land in search of a powerful magical artifact called The Black Cauldron.   393 more words

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Larry Cohen Week Day 6: God Told Me To

Today I watched Larry Cohen’s God Told Me To (1976)

Once again showcasing the city of New York and once again showing it gripped in fear.   308 more words

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Larry Cohen Week Day 1: Q

Today I watched Larry Cohen’s Q (1982)

Larry Cohen as a director and film maker has never achieved much notoriety outside of genre circles, which is quite a shame though still fairly understandable.   418 more words

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Simon Hunter's Mutant Chronicles

Today I watched Simon Hunter’s Mutant Chronicles (2008)

Based loosely on the tabletop role playing game of the same name, this film takes place in a distant future in which humanity is consumed by endless warfare between megacorporations.   478 more words

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Mamoru Oshii's Angel's Egg

Today I watched Mamoru Oshii’s Angel’s Egg (1985)

Angel’s Egg is set in a surreal and vaguely post apocalyptic fantasy and concerns a young girl who carries an egg with her.   292 more words

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Yoshihiro Nishimura's Helldriver

Today I watched Yoshihiro Nishimura’s Helldriver (2010)

Helldriver is perhaps the craziest zombie movie ever made, of course it originates from the mind of the world’s pre-eminent purveyor of gore and arterial spray, Yoshihiro Nishimura.   535 more words

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