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  • The Beyond

    ★★★½

  • 2019: After the Fall of New York

    ★★★½

  • No Retreat, No Surrender 2: Raging Thunder

    ★★★½

  • No Retreat, No Surrender

    ★★★½

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  • The Beyond

    The Beyond

    ★★★½

    This took me ages to watch because it's so extreme, and I'm not used to this kind Fulci. (I am used to Giallo Fulci)

    So, it's hard to rate. I think it scores heavily on its atmosphere, internal nightmare logic, set pieces, unbelievable sense of dread and surreality. All that is great.

    The violence and gore obviously belongs in that package, but still I struggled with it on occasion. I also found the music typically jarring at times, yet brilliant…

  • 2019: After the Fall of New York

    2019: After the Fall of New York

    ★★★½

    Craaaaaaaaayzeeeeeee film. Italian genre madness to the max.
    Not going to try to sum this up, but it's post-apocalyptic, has a cool synth ost, pretty and acting, bizarre yet frequently well shot scenes, odd costumes, and smells of Escape From New York.

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  • Full Contact

    Full Contact

    ★★★★½

    Wow this one packed serious punch. I expected edgy action with equal parts cheese and stunt work, but in fact got something much stronger than that. It's hard to explain, but this film has its own identity. Hyper-real visuals with neon intensity, incredibly dynamic camera work, stylised yet impactful badassery and whiplash editing.

    If Hollywood action flicks managed only half of the excitement this film generates on a humble budget, it would do much better business.

    Pacing is great, with…

  • Tiger Cage

    Tiger Cage

    ★★★★½

    - Thanks to 88 films terrific work I could finally watch this as part of their wonderful trilogy box set, nicely restored and remastered. -

    I'll just list my reviews of all three films for every letterboxd entry:

    Tiger Cage I 4.5 stars
    Excellent EXCELLENT grimy, hard hitting crime actioner, with a very young Donnie Yen as part of an overall superb cast. Lots of gun fights, chases, neon nights and gnarly stunts and violence. Superbly directed by Yuen Woo-Ping.…