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Film Review: Battle Girl: the Living Dead in Tokyo Bay (1991)

Rate This Movie(aka: Batoru gâru: Tokyo crisis wars) SYNOPSIS: A meteor lands in Japan and the fallout creates a “shield” around Tokyo, encasing the city in a foggy darkness. A state of martial law is declared. People are in a panic as violent crime and corruption spreads throughout the region and punk gangs are ruling the streets. As if things …

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Film Review: Kaiji: the Ultimate Gambler (2009)

Rate This Movie (aka Kaiji: Jinsei gyakuten gêmu) SYNOPSIS: Kaiji Ito (Tatsuya Fujiwara – Death Note/Battle Royale) moves to Japan after graduating from high school. Unable to find a job and frustrated with society at large, Kaiji spends his days gambling, vandalizing cars, and drinking. Two years later and his life is no better. A debt collector named Endo arrives …

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Film Review: Dorian Gray (2009)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: Fresh-faced and innocent, Dorian Gray arrives in London to move into the house he has inherited. Almost immediately he falls under the influence of amoral and calculating Lord Henry Wotton, leading to a life of increasing debauchery and even violence. Through many years Gray stays as young-looking as ever, while a portrait painted when he arrived …

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Film Review: Sars War (2004)

Rate This Movie (aka Khun krabii hiiroh ) SYNOPSIS: The fourth generation of the virus SARS is found in Africa! It’s more dangerous and causes the patients to transform into bloodthirsty zombies. The virus quickly lands to Thailand, Dr. Bryan Thompson who creates the anti-virus, ends up getting infected while doing his experiment and soon the virus is spreading to …

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Film Review: Meatball Machine (2005)

Rate This MovieSYNOPSIS: A new romance between factory workers Yôji (Issei Takahashi) and Sachiko (Aoba Kawai) is going well — that is, until aliens invade Earth and implant themselves into tumor-like growths on human shoulders. When Sachiko is attacked and transformed into a slave cyborg, it’s up to the half-infected Yôji to rescue his lover. Co-directors Jun’ichi Yamamoto and Yudai …

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Film Review: Carved: The Slit Mouthed Woman (2007)

Rate This Movie (aka Kuchisake-onna) SYNOPSIS: Three decades ago, a Japanese suburb was terrorized by the vengeful spirit of a woman in a surgical mask who asked victims, “Am I pretty?” before slaughtering them. Now, children in this community are disappearing again, leaving police and teachers to discover the reason and put an end to the new wave of carnage. …

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