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  • The Yakuza Papers, Vol. 1: Battles Without Honor and Humanity

    The Yakuza Papers, Vol. 1: Battles Without Honor and Humanity 1973

    ★★★★ Watched 29 Jun, 2016

    This is, without a doubt, a great film. I think I'll like it better whenever I watch it again, though. It's so dense that it's hard to keep everything straight, but it's that denseness that makes the film so great. So I anticipate it all being clearer next time. Regardless, it's filled with great visuals and intense moments of violence. And such a great score!

  • Project S

    Project S 1993

    ★★★★ Watched 28 Jun, 2016

    Michelle Yeoh + two of my favorite unsung HK actors (Fan Siu-Wong & Yu Rong-Guang) = I loved this. Fantastic action. Police Story 3 is a big-budget international action movie, and it's great, but Project S is low-budget and pure, unfiltered HK.

    I wonder what they cut out for the US release. I can't find anywhere that lists the exact cuts, so I'll just have to wonder.

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  • Total Recall

    Total Recall 1990

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 14 Feb, 2015

    Basically the greatest movie ever made. Move over Citizen Kane.

  • Payment in Blood

    Payment in Blood 1973

    ★★★★ Watched 03 Apr, 2016 2

    Payment in Blood is one hell of a revenge film, unfortunately it's also extremely rare and the only known-to-exist version is from a German-dubbed VHS without subtitles. Kuei Chih-Hung is quite the dynamic visual filmmaker, though, which makes the experience of Payment in Blood visceral and engaging even without understanding a single word of dialogue. It helps to have a general idea of how revenge films work, but seriously just about everything you need to know about the movie is…