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Film Review: Cold Fish (2010)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: When Syamoto’s teenage daughter is caught stealing, a generous middle-aged man helps resolve the situation. The man and his wife offer to have Syamoto’s troublesome daughter work at their fish store. Syamoto soon discovers the horrific truth of the seemingly perfect couple. REVIEW: Director – Shion Sono Starring – Makoto Ashikawa, Denden, Mitsuru Fukikoshi “Life is …

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Film Review: Beautiful Teacher in Torture Hell (1985) – CAT III

Rate This Movie Oniroku Dan: Bikyoshi jigokuzeme (original title) SYNOPSIS: Ran Masaki plays a beautiful teacher who is transferred to a remote mountain school where she is gang-raped and abused by the male students. REVIEW: Plot: Completely irrelevant. The disc does not come with subtitles, which is a moot point because they would be useless. When subtitles are irrelevant you …

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TV Review: Ultraman (TV Series) (Complete) (1966)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: In a world threatened by huge prehistoric creatures and invading aliens, the high-tech Science Patrol defends civilization with its sophisticated weaponry and spacecraft. But, unbeknownst to the rest of the team, patrol member Hayata can transform himself into Ultraman — a metallic superhero who steps in and saves the day when the team is unable to …

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Film Review: The Storm Warriors (aka Fung Wan) (2009)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: Wind and Cloud find themselves up against a ruthless Japanese warlord intent on invading China. REVIEW: Wow, it looks like the Asian films are really taking an example from successful american-made movies. Or was it the other way around? In any case, The Storm Warriors really brings a sense of the crazy character-based retro style from …

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Film Review: Shibyo Osen Dead Rising (2010)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: Live action film “Shibyo Osen Dead Rising” based on the zombie action game “Dead Rising.” Set in Japan and directed by Keiji Inafune. REVIEW: Director – Keiji Inafune Starring – Onoue Hiroyuki, Shibukawa Kiyohiko A bit of a disclaimer here, I love the Dead Rising video games, especially Dead Rising 2. Killing zombies has never really …

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