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Lone Wolf and Cub Blu-Ray Set

Lone Wolf and Cub Blu-Ray Set

| October 5, 2012 | 0 Comments

As I reviewed the Shogun Assassin boxed set here, I’ve explicitly stated how much I love that set and what it means to me. That cut of Shogun Assassin is something that I find synonymous with my love of hip hop music and its culture. With this new Lone Wolf and Cub Blu-Ray set, we […]

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Bedevilled (2009)

Bedevilled (2009)

| September 29, 2012 | 0 Comments

Yeong-hie Seo (The Chaser) and Seong-won Ji (Harmony) star in Director Chul-soo Jang chilling first feature Bedevilled, debuting on Blu-ray™, DVD and Digital October 9th from Well Go USA Entertainment.  When her pleas for help are ignored and cause her daughter’s death, a woman seeks revenge on the person she blames.  Bedevilled won the Audience Award for “Best […]

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King of Thorn

King of Thorn

| September 17, 2012 | 0 Comments

King of Thorn was a manga created in 2002 by Yuji Iwahara and then made into a feature film by Sunrise in 2010. The film has now come stateside from Funimation and presents a gripping survival film set in the not too far future. A mysterious virus, called Medusa, that turns people into stone is […]

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Moss (Iggi)

Moss (Iggi)

| September 11, 2012 | 0 Comments

For years now, South Korean cinema has been crafting some of the best thriller and mystery films that demand absolute attention from anyone that loves film. The new label from Right Stuf Inc., Five Point Pictures, have now graced us with yet another film that rightfully belongs up there with the likes of Memories of […]

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Karate-Robo Zaborgar

Karate-Robo Zaborgar

| September 5, 2012 | 0 Comments

The cinematic curiosity that is writer/director Noboru Iguchi’s (The Machine Girl) 2011 film, Karate-Robo Zaborgar, serves as both a comedic send-up of the live action mecha dramas so popular in Japan in the 1970′s and a fairly faithful adaptation of 1974′s Denjin Zaborger, according to my cursory research into the series. Although it’s not uncommon […]

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Sacrifice

Sacrifice

| September 5, 2012 | 0 Comments

Chen Kaige’s Sacrifice is an epic period piece set in ancient China, that manages to weave an elaborate revenge tale with gorgeous production design, superb cinematography and a cast that makes the film absolutely spellbinding. Tu’an Gu (Wang Xue Qi) is a general in the army of Zhou, that gets tired of being sidestepped by […]

White Vengeance

White Vengeance

| September 4, 2012 | 0 Comments

Daniel Lee’s White Vengeance is somewhat of a mixed bag. While the films story is definitely an epic film, it was very much difficult to keep track of everyone properly. Many of the characters names are similar and I felt as though if I knew the history of the Chu-Han Contention a bit better, I’d […]

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Oblivion Island: Haruka and the Magic Mirror

Oblivion Island: Haruka and the Magic Mirror

| August 29, 2012 | 0 Comments

You’ve never seen anything like Oblivion Island. And when I say that, know that I mean it quite literally in fact, as the animators behind this feature-length family adventure film from Japan developed a whole new style of animation specifically for the film. To this end, the animators combined 3-dimensional, computer-generated character models with traditional […]

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The Sword Identity

The Sword Identity

| August 15, 2012 | 0 Comments

Xu Haofeng’s The Sword Identity is one of the most visually arresting Wu Xia films I have ever seen. While Ang Lee’s Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon and Zhang Yimou’s Hero are two films that would probably come to mind when thinking along these lines, yet The Sword Identity is very much far removed from that […]

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The Raid: Redemption

The Raid: Redemption

| August 11, 2012 | 0 Comments

In 2011, Welsh director Gareth Evans brought the traditional Indonesian martial art of pencak silat to world cinema in his intense actioner, The Raid (Serbuan Maut). For The Raid, Evans teamed up with star/fight choreographer Iko Uwais, who had previously starred in Evan’s 2009 film, Merantau. Together, the team produced easily one of the most […]

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