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  • Les Vampires: Episode Two - The Ring That Kills

  • Zen Kwun Do Strikes in Paris

    ★½

  • The Young Avenger

    ★★★½

  • The Black Enforcer

    ★★★

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  • Sukiyaki Western Django

    Sukiyaki Western Django

    ★★

    2022 Asian Cinema Challenge
    Week 45 Theme: Directed by Takashi Miike

    Current Progress: 3/52

    I love the look and feel of Sukiyaki Western Django as someone who has grown up with Westerns films, it feels right at home with films of that genre. It's just too bad that Takashi Miike just went and rehashed the premise and plot from most of the Spaghetti films especially its namesake Django.

    What's the point of having a good looking film when everything else…

  • The Iceman Cometh

    The Iceman Cometh

    ★★★½

    2022 Asian Cinema Challenge
    Week 27 Theme: Martial Arts Films

    Current Progress: 2/52

    The Iceman Cometh is a good but flawed film about a time displaced Ming Warrior, who ends up in 1980's Hong Kong, chasing after a rapist-killer. Yuen Biao stars as Fong Sau-Ching, the time displaced warrior. Yuen Wah plays Feng San, the wanted criminal and Maggie Cheung plays Polla, the woman who takes Ching when he appears in HK. It plays out like the HK version of…

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  • Les Vampires: Episode Two - The Ring That Kills

    Les Vampires: Episode Two - The Ring That Kills

    A much shorter episode than the first but it has one of the most mesmerizing scenes that I seen in a while. I'm starting to warm up to the appearance of Mazamette...

    Watched via the Criterion Channel.

  • Zen Kwun Do Strikes in Paris

    Zen Kwun Do Strikes in Paris

    ★½

    I have a strong suspicion that John Liu was on vacation in Paris when he decided to start making this film, using Paris as a background.

    I'm not sure if it's the dubbing or it's the actual plot of the film but it has something to do with John Liu going to Paris as his father was kidnapped. The father is some kind of scientist but while in Paris, John Liu (yes, he's playing himself) is being challenged by Martial…

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  • Girl with the Diamond Slipper

    Girl with the Diamond Slipper

    ★★★½

    An early Wong Jing Shaw Brothers film, in which he directs and stars alongside Maggie Cheung Man yuk, Natalis Chan, Wang Yu and Johnny Wang Lung-Wei.

    This is a take off of the Cinderella story with the usual Wong Jing humour, infused with some action and romantic bits. The theme song is very catchy and very appropriate with animated birds following Maggie Cheung while she rides on a BMX bike. Why wouldn't birds follow Maggie??? See the opening credits of…

  • Kill the Shogun

    Kill the Shogun

    ★★★

    If it wasn't for Wu Tang Collection on YouTube, I would have never been aware that this film existed. The copy uploaded was a VHS version with a bad English dub. The premise is the conflict between Japan and South Korea with the Japanese depicted as the villains. One of the most memorable thing about this film is the brief appearance by Hwang Jang-Lee.