Film Review: The ABCs of Death (2012)

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SYNOPSIS: In a bold cinematic experiment, 26 directors from 15 different countries come together to present a collection of 26 shorts on the subject of death. Each director is given a single letter of the alphabet to use as a topic of their short. This is the ABCs of Death. REVIEW: Entertaining. Provocative. Disturbing. The ABCs of Death is like the Twilight Zone on crack, a bing-bang-boom collection of horror shorts from 26 different directors … Continue reading

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Film Review: Deadball (2011)

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SYNOPSIS: Japan’s most dangerous juvenile delinquent leads a team of hardened criminals onto a deadly baseball battlefield in this wild and crazy splatter comedy! REVIEW: Another dynamically visual product from the Sushi Typhoon gang, “Dead Ball” adds a zany flair to the art of throwing baseballs combined with prison life. It may come as a surprise but the term “dead ball” is also a real phenomenon called out in sports as such: “the ball is … Continue reading

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Film Review: Yakuza Weapon (2011)

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SYNOPSIS: The Team that brought you VERSUS have returned with another hard-edged battle royale featuring tough gangsters, deadly women and cybemetic implants!! REVIEW: “Typhoon Sushi” has got a new action packed blood soaked adventure for ya. This little gun-toting ditty packs in plenty of head blasting machine-gun fun. Right in line with the slew of release they have churned out over the last year arrives “Yakuza Weapon“. Right away we encounter Shozo Iwaki (Tak Sakaguchi), … Continue reading

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Top 20 Cult Film Directors

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Celebrate the day! Being a long time follower of cult films over the years, I figured it was due time to create an appropriate Top 20 list of Cult Film Directors for readers who might “still” be seeking out worthy films to indulge in (Director collectives..that is). I knew creating this list that not every favorite cult director would make it on here (meaning in the public’s eye and that it was limited to 20). … Continue reading

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Fasten your seatbelt for “HellDriver” coming to Bluray

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Very exciting times! , ya we’ve been anticipating this one……roll out the Tokyo Gore Extreme HELLDRIVER Japanese Splatter King Yoshihiro Nishimura Delivers a Blood-Soaked Gore Fest on Blu-ray™ + DVD Combo Pack and DVD November 22 Extensive Bonus Materials Include Three Spinoff Short Films Set Within the Helldriver Universe: Helldriver Dokata, Catch Me If You Can! and Bailout! From director Yoshihiro Nishimura (Tokyo Gore Police, Vampire Girl Vs. Frankenstein Girl) comes the epic, apocalyptic Zombie-fighting … Continue reading

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Film Review: Gothic & Lolita Psycho (2010)

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SYNOPSIS: The film stars actress and gravure idol Rina Akiyama as Yuki, a girl who lives at home in peace until one day a unit of assassins breaks in and slaughters her mother. In order to reveal the truth behind the seemingly senseless murder, Yuki transforms herself into a demon of vengeance by donning gothic lolita clothing, wielding a parasol as a deadly weapon, and executing the guilty in the name of God. REVIEW:

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Visionary filmmaker Yoshihiro Nishimura’s ‘Hell Driver’

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Directed by Yoshihiro Nishimura, and starring Yumiko Hara, Eihi Shiina, and Yurei Yanagi HELLDRIVER is the story of one girl tossed into an apocalyptic nightmare after Japan is divided into two pieces by falling ash from outer space. Armed with a chainsaw sword and a surgically implanted artificial heart the girl travels through zombie territory to end the existence of her zombie mother. HELLDRIVER premiered at the Sitges Film Festival in Spain. A DVD and … Continue reading

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Film Review: Mutant Girls Squad (2010)

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SYNOPSIS: Mutant Girls Squad (???? ???????, Sento Shojo: Chi no Tekkamen Densetsu?, literally translated as “Fighting Girls: Legend of the Blood of the Iron Mask”) is a Japanese film by Noboru Iguchi, Yoshihiro Nishimura and Tak Sakaguchi. The film is about Rin, a sixteen-year-old mutant girl who meets a gang of rebel mutants who aim to take revenge on humans for persecuting their race. The film had its international premiere at the New York Asian … Continue reading

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Film Review: Tokyo Gore Police (2008)

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SYNOPSIS: When a crazed scientist called Key Man develops a virus that causes humans to mutate, samurai sword-wielding cop Ruka is called in to annihilate the unnatural creatures. Can Ruka wipe out the mutations and stop Key Man before the virus takes over humanity? Little does Ruka know, though, that the slaying of her father years before means she shares a hidden bond with her nemesis. Yoshihiro Nishimura’s fast-paced gorefest stars Eihi Shiina, Itsuji Itao … Continue reading

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Film Review: Vampire Girl vs. Frankenstein Girl (2009)

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SYNOPSIS: (aka: KyĂ»ketsu ShĂ´jo tai ShĂ´jo Furanken ) “[Vampire Girl vs. Frankenstein Girl] is set in a high school located at the base of Tokyo Tower. But this is not your typical straitlaced Japanese institute of learning: It’s a special school set aside for the underbelly of Japan’s teens, social misfits and all-around freaks. So why is the too-cute-for-words Monami in their ranks? Because she’s a bloodsucker – but even vampires have feelings, and come … Continue reading

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