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Film Review: RoboGeisha (2009)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: Director Noboru Iguchi and gore master Yoshihiro Nishimura team up for this hyper-violent and hilariously grotesque depiction of a very angry army of butt sword-wielding geisha robots with enough strength to embed tempura shrimp in villains’ eyes. Special effects in Iguchi’s (Machine Girl) over-the-top, feminist melodrama include chainsaw lips, blood-spouting buildings, geisha transformers, machine gun bras …

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Film Review: Man Bites Dog (1992)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: A satirical look at how the media affects and promotes violence in modern society. Spoofing reality television, a fascinated documentary crew follows a charismatic yet unrepentant serial killer on his murder sprees. The crew attempts to objectively document the horror, but as the violence escalates, they ultimately get sucked into participating. Man Bites Dog won the …

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Film Review: Witchfinder General (1968)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: Set in 17th-century England, this chilling tale follows corrupt official Matthew Hopkins (Vincent Price), who claims an ability to discover witches. But he uses his power to gain money and favors from people he’s fingered in return for declaring them innocent. When he arrests and tortures Father Lowes (Rupert Davies), Lowes’s niece’s fiancé (Ian Ogilvy) decides …

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Film Review: Jesse James Meets Frankenstein’s Daughter (1966)

Rate This MovieSYNOPSIS: “Legendary outlaw of the Old West Jesse James, on the run from Marshal MacPhee, hides out in the castle of Baron Frankenstein’s granddaughter Maria, who proceeds to transform Jesse’s slow-witted pal Hank into a bald zombie, which she names Igor.” (courtesy IMDB) REVIEW: This week’s public domain nugget is a little anti-classic with the self-explanatory title of …

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Film Review: Horrors Of Spider Island (1960)

Rate This MovieSYNOPSIS: “En route to a show in Singapore, a troupe of beautiful dancers are stranded on a deserted island by a plane crash. Their routine of skinny-dipping and devising new skimpy outfits is interrupted when a radioactive spider bites their manager and turns him into a wild-eyed, furry-faced monster with three fangs and a passion for strangling.” (courtesy …

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Film Review: The Expendables (2010)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: Barney Ross leads the “Expendables”, a band of highly skilled mercenaries including knife enthusiast Lee Christmas, martial arts expert Yin Yang, heavy weapons specialist Hale Caesar, demolitionist Toll Road and loose-cannon sniper Gunner Jensen. When the group is commissioned by the mysterious Mr. Church to assassinate the merciless dictator of a small South American island, Barney …

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Film Review: Psychosis (2010)

Rate This MovieSYNOPSIS: Susan is a successful crime fiction writer who moves to England with her less than faithful husband (why would anyone cheat on someone that looked like Charisma Carpenter? I have no idea). Once there she starts seeing people who aren’t there and strange things that no one else can see. Is it all in her mind (she …

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Film Review: Chanbara Beauty (aka Onechanbara: The Movie) (2008)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: The movie adaptation of the hit Onechanbara video game series! In the year 20XX, scientifically created zombies roam the world in record numbers. Despite this, Aya is determined to track down her father’s killer, a person who was once close to her. With sword in hand and wearing nothing but her trademark bikini and cowboy hat, …

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Film Review: Kichiku Dai Enkai (Banquet of Beasts) (1997) – CAT III

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: A leftist political group in 1970’s Japan is left without a leadership after their leader Aikawa is imprisioned. Aikawa’s girlfriend Masami is left in charge of the group, whose activities include drinking, drug use, sex, and of course the murder of traitors to the group. REVIEW: Directed by: Kazuyoshi Kumakiri Starring: Shigeru Bokuda, Sumiko Mikami, Shunsuke Sawada, Toshiyuki Sugihara …

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Film Review: Stop the Bitch Campaign (2009) – CAT III

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: Following “Stop the Bitch Campaign” (2001) and “Stop the Bitch Campaign: Hell Version”(2005), “Stop the Bitch Campaign” (2009) is the third version of the series which has garnered strong cult support. The third-generation of heroin is played by AV actress, Rio. Her rival named Kuni is played mysteriously by Kenichi Endo, who also played the same …

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Film Review: Thirst (aka Bakjwi) (2009)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: Sang-hyun, a priest working for a hospital, selflessly volunteers for a secret vaccine development project intended to eradicate a deadly virus. However, the virus eventually takes over the priest. He nearly dies, but makes a miraculous recovery by an accidental transfusion of vampire blood. He realizes his sole reason for living: the pleasures of the flesh. …

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Film Review: The Untold Story (Human Meat Roast Pork Buns) (1993) – CAT III

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: In 1978 in Hong Kong, a grisly murder takes place. Eight years later, on a Macao beach, kids discover the severed hands of a fresh victim. A squadron of coarse, happy-go-lucky cops investigate, and suspicion falls on Wong Chi Hang, the new owner of Eight Immortals Restaurant, which serves delicious pork bao. The hands belong to …

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