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Film Review: All Night Long (1992) – CAT III

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: Three youths of differing walks-of-life develop an unhinged friendship after witnessing the gory slaying of a young girl and ultimately turn into murderers themselves on a night filled with bad karma. REVIEW: Director: Katsuya Matsumura Cast: Eisuke Tsunoda, Ryosuke Suzuki, Yoji Ietomi, Hiromasa Taguchi, Ryoka Suzuki, Yumi Goto, Yumi Kayama The Examination: Hard-to-find Japanese extreme series makes its way …

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Film Review: The Roommate (2010)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: A paranormal thriller involving two young women who start off as roommates but become much more. These working ladies have such a wonderful time living together, sharing their new home. Their friendship gets deeper, until a bond of love forms between them. But soon their world is terrorized by an uninvited “guest” who possesses one of …

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Film Review: 2LDK (2002)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: Budding actresses Kimi and Lana share a roomy Tokyo apartment. They manage to work through most of their minor disagreements, but when the girls find out that they’re after the same movie role and the same man, their fights escalate from heated arguments to all-out power-tool battles! The action takes place entirely within the confines of …

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Film Review: 63 Minutes Later (Tokyo Gore Police – spinoff) (2009)

Rate This Movie(aka – 63-fun-go) SYNOPSIS: A mad scientist known as Key Man has created a rampaging virus that mutates unsuspecting humans into nightmarish abominations of nature, and in order to dispose of these repulsive monstrosities, the Tokyo police have created a special squad of fearless freak fighters. Chief among these brave officers is Ruka, a sword-swinging dealer of death …

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Film Review: Coming Soon (2008)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: A young projectionist, Chen, decides to illegally record a newly released horror movie. After falling asleep during the screening, he wakes to find that his co-conspirator has disappeared and left his camera behind. Suddenly, the horror movie that they were watching in the cinema starts to happen to them in real life. REVIEW: Director: Sophon Sakdapisit …

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Film Review: Phone (2002)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: Soon after Ji-won gets a new cell phone, her friend’s young daughter, Yeong-ju, puts it to her ear and immediately begins screaming in terror. When other strange things start happening in connection with the phone, Ji-Won does some investigating and discovers that of the people before her who had the same number, almost all of them …

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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: 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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