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Film Review: Riki-Oh: the Story of Ricky (aka Lik Wong) (1991) – CAT III

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: Hard man Ricky is incarcerated in a futuristic prison where ultra-violence is his only means of survival in the corrupt, sadistic system. He must battle his way quite literally ‘through’ the feared ‘gang of four’, and undergo multiple tortures before facing the governor in one of the goriest climaxes ever seen. REVIEW: As we open on …

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Film Review: Ghost Train (2006)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: On her way to school, high school girl Nana sees a train accident. Then Nana and her friend Kanae start to come across various bizarre phenomena, including red fingerprints and a female spirit who ‘lives’ on the station platform. One day, Nana’s younger sister is lost, and the only possibility seems to be that she had …

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

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: (aka: Kyûketsu Shôjo tai Shôjo 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 …

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Film Review: The Haunted School (Hau mo chu) (2007)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: The Narranmoda Boarding School is strict for girls and has rigid rules of behavior, but the headmaster accepts four male students to improve the income of the school. However, the boys are segregated from the girls and the inspector Miss Fong keeps them under the surveillance of the dedicated monitor student Ho Yat-Man. The urban legend …

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Film Review: Hex (Xie) (1980)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: A woman, who believes she has murdered her abusive husband, then sees him return as a vengeful ghost. REVIEW: If you happen to be fan of martial arts cinema you have most likely heard about the Shaw Brothers. Their production company Shaw Brothers Ltd. is one the most significant film production companies in South China and …

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Film Review: Sukeban Boy (2006)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: A raucous teen boy with a feminine face is teased everywhere, so his odd biker father dresses him as a girl and sends him to an all-girl school. The lad introduces himself as Sukeban, and a classmate, Michiko, takes him to after-school activities. Lessons on humility turn violent when a masked hatchet-wielding woman turns up. Jealousy, …

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Film Review: Exit No. 6 (2006)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: This summer, legendary stuntman Van Dine, seeking his way out of life around “Exit No.6”, involves in a series of mysterious missing events with buddies Vance, Fion, Vivian. During Van Dine’s investigation, all evidence leads to a new Blog “Autumn Leaves Club” The terrifying truth that lies beneath will soon be exposed REVIEW: It’s only fair …

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