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  • Stoner 1974

    ★★★ Watched 17 Jan, 2015 2

    Sammo Hung the thug (again) with Angela Mao as not the only badass here… George Lazenby's mustache kicks some ass as well. Rather amusing premise about a crime syndicate producing a designer drug that turns up the user's libido. PEOPLE WANT THE SEX. Lazenby and Mao buddy cop it up to take them down. Besides the final bass battle, the real highlight is the sweet ass crime lair with the revolving floor. I prefer the alt.HK title: “The Shrine of Ultimate Bliss” which refers to that exquisite velvety red room. Total 70s. I want to live this in movie.

  • Heroes of the Wild 1977

    ★★★½ Rewatched 11 Jan, 2015

    Watched this again because it's pretty kickass. A straight forward "must avenge my master" story with the apprentice in training. Ting Wa-Chung is the kid following Chan Sing, the man who murdered his father, to eventually intact revenge as he levels up. Near continuous kung fu fighting that includes a sweet "3 against many" super brawl. Basically this is a video game with a double big boss final fight. Lo Lieh does his best Lo Lieh even when his stand-in is doing all the stunts. Fun flick available on DVD or streaming on Amazon under Heroes of Shaolin.

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  • Jodorowsky's Dune 2013

    ★★★★★ Watched 21 Sep, 2013

    My new favorite film of Fantastic Fest. Essential viewing not just for Jodo fans but anyone who loves art, music and/or film. If you create, you must see this this.

  • The Legend of the 7 Golden Vampires 1974

    ★★★ Watched 03 Jun, 2013 2

    I get the charm and novelty of this Hammer/Shaw mash-up but I wouldn’t classify this as a better representation from either studio. However, together they’ve found a unique balance. In essence 1+1=3 in this case. The fighting scenes aren’t great and the Hammer elements only serve to drive the plot. Neither executed very well but combined it becomes an entertaining watch. Fun to see Peter Cushing so active in fighting the vampires. Plenty of replay value.