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  • The Devil's Feast 2007

    ★★ Watched 30 Sep, 2014

    A real disappointment, this one. The box calls this 'Oniroku Dan's The Devil's Feast' but I doubt he had anything whatsoever to do with it. Maybe just endorsed the theme, which it has to be said, is all too familiar. Office worker has to sacrifice his wife to some old guy, or the company will suffer. Same old story and yet the old guy doesn't seem up to taking advantage anyway and the 'action' scenes though decorative are very average indeed with none of the imagination, shock and surprise that these 'pinks' can manage.

  • Humanoids from the Deep 1980

    ★★★ Watched 25 Sep, 2014

    I was disappointed in this, somehow never having seen it through the years, I thought a decent print of the uncut version would come as a welcome surprise. Actually, of course, the 'uncut version' is really the original version beefed up with sex and gore. Original director, Barbara Peeters wasn't too happy apparently and declined to shoot the extra footage herself. I'm not sure why, she had already been involved in several soft core sex films, but maybe she thought…

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  • Strip Nude for Your Killer 1975

    ★★★★ Watched 27 Feb, 2013 1

    I didn’t think much of this when I first saw it and don’t think much of it now. It’s terrible really because the girls are great and it looks good most of the time with plenty of sexy kills. The title, salacious though it is, is pretty accurate, but the predictable tale plods along and in the end produces a killer we have not only not seen but did not know existed! Distortion on the soundtrack doesn’t help this one.…

  • Gozu 2003

    ★★★★½ Added 1

    There are barely words to properly describe this unique cinematic experience. People have mentioned David Lynch and there are echoes of Lost Highway but there is so much more and to describe it as a black comedy simply does the anarchic/surrealist/manic humour no justice at all. Beautifully shot, this is a pleasure to watch from beginning to end with much to ponder along the creepy way. Not particularly violent but there are most unsettling moments and a finale that even Miike is unlikely to ever top. Amazing and great fun.