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  • Prince of Darkness

    Prince of Darkness 1987

    ★★★★ Rewatched 19 Nov, 2016

    Re-watch of Shout Factory's Collector's Edition blu-ray. SOLID!

  • The Video Dead

    The Video Dead 1987

    ★★½ Watched 23 Nov, 2016

    First time watch. It's hard to say if this would be rated higher if there was a nostalgia factor for me. This movie could have been about 75 minutes tops, there's just too much lingering on lousy effects shots and crap chase sequences. I'd compare to other indie horror films like Phantasm, it just has that friends getting together and shooting a movie vibe, which is definitely charming, but there is zero polish and I'm fairly certain this everyone's first…

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  • Beauty Day

    Beauty Day 2011

    ★★★★★ Watched 10 Mar, 2012

    I'm a regular listener to the Film Junk Podcast, of which Jay Cheel is a founding contributor. I ordered my copy of Beauty Day a month or two ago and finally got around to watching it this weekend. Given the long wait (the film premiered over a year ago), the availability of Cap'n Video shenanigans on the internet and my familiarity with the director I had a difficult time managing my expectations. Not to mention that I grew up with…

  • Yakuza Apocalypse

    Yakuza Apocalypse 2015

    ★★★★★ Watched 11 Oct, 2015

    This is "Ichi the Killer" or "Dead or Alive" Miike with absurdity turned up to a solid 11. It felt like insane live action manga with full commitment from the cast. Definitely niche entertainment, if you don't like it I would question why you would have even watched it in the first place.