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  • The Terminator

    The Terminator 1984

    ★★★★½ Rewatched 24 Jun, 2015

    First time viewing on the big screen since its original run (actually saw it at a second-run theater for a dollar back in the day). Still as powerful and thrilling as it was then. Really nails the horror elements in addition to the sci-fi time travel framing. Remove that and it still works as a relentless cat & mouse chase with near perfect pacing. The quiet pauses allow just enough time to breathe before it kicks in again. I didn't realize how much I love and appreciate this film until seeing it again in a theater. Kyle Reese is easily an all-time favorite movie character.

  • The Master of Kung Fu

    The Master of Kung Fu 1973

    ★★★ Watched 15 Jun, 2015

    Ku Feng is top billed (great to see him in the leading role rather than supporting). Feng is Wong Fei Hung, a respected Kung Fu Master in the community, who gets set up and wrongly accused of killing a friendly yet rival KF Master. This sets the fireworks in motion as he goes on the run trying to get back at the villains involved. A lot of cat and mouse kung fu. Not a great Shaw flick but neat to see Ku Feng driving the story and action for a change.

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  • Jodorowsky's Dune

    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

    The Legend of the 7 Golden Vampires 1974

    ★★★ Watched 03 Jun, 2013 3

    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.