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  • Fatal Love

    Fatal Love

    ★★★½

    2017 Cult Movie Challenge
    Week #9: Hong Kong Category III

    FATAL LOVE (Lo Kin, 1993)
    Universe Laser & Video DVD (HK)

    Framed for theft and kicked out of the program, tough-but-sexy police cadet Debbie gets a second chance when she's offered the opportunity to go undercover. Following an elaborate training regimen that includes safe-cracking, boxing and excessive flirting, she's ready for some field work. Her assignment? Hong Kong billionaire Fuk Tin, an untouchable businessman suspected not only of international drug trafficking,…

  • Bastille Day

    Bastille Day

    ★★★

    THE TAKE (James Watkins, 2016)
    Universal Studios Blu-Ray

    Ace pickpocket Robb Stark snags the wrong pocketbook at a pre-Bastille Day celebration; thinking it's bereft of valuables, he tosses it away, only for the bag to detonate seconds later. Caught on security cam and labeled a terrorist, a citywide manhunt begins. Enter CIA operative Idris Elba, described by his superiors as, "reckless, insubordinate and irresponsible towards human assets." He's reluctantly tasked with locating the perp and turning him over to the…

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  • Trancers

    Trancers

    ★★★★

    TRANCERS (Charles Band, 1985)
    Empire Pictures 16mm (Theatrical)

    "Security? We've got trouble at the North Pole!" In the year 2247, future cop Jack Deth is closing in on Public Enemy Numero Uno: Martin Whistler, a nefarious dude who can control lesser beings with his mind, turning them into violence-crazed zomboids known as "Trancers." However, before he can be captured, Whistler escapes to the past through his ancestral bloodline, inhabiting the body of a respected detective in 1985 Los Angeles. His…

  • Martyrs

    Martyrs

    MARTYRS (Kevin & Michael Goetz, 2016)
    Anchor Bay Blu-Ray

    An unstable young woman seeks revenge on the family who may (or may not) have been the ones who abducted her as a child -- a journey that leads her and a friend down a dark, dark path there’s no returning from.

    I like to think I’m not an anti-remake guy; I try to judge all films on their own merits and not bring too many preconceived notions to the table. But…