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  • Kundo: Age of the Rampant 2014

    ★★★ Watched 29 Aug, 2014

    Very much a western in an eastern framing including the spaghetti western score. It’s kinda like Outlaw Josey Wales / Pale Rider meets Seven Samurai or The Magnificent Seven set in 1800s Korea. A group of goodhearted outlaws led by a Buddhist monk do Robin Hood deeds by stealing and condemning the rich and corrupt politicians then giving back to the poor.

    Peasant butcher Dochi (Ha Jeong-woo) becomes the main thrust of the story as a failed task for the…

  • Inner Demons 2014

    ★★★ Watched 22 Aug, 2014

    First film of Day 2 at Bruce Campbell's Horror Film Festival. The premise of an addict using drugs to suppress a demon using the found footage format did not excite me. For the first half the movie plays out as expected but then things take an interesting turn as the demonic possession gets darker delivering a few surprises. Not a great film but I am satisfied with the choices towards the end that really up the stakes. Worth a look.

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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.