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  • Pursuit of Vengeance

    Pursuit of Vengeance

    ★★★½

    Very amusing buddy team up with Ti Lung, Lau Wing and Lo Lieh as they unravel a mystery and seek revenge for the death of a famous hero in the martial world. Has a total batshit final sequence and still manages to end on the most absurd scene I’ve seen in a Shaw production, which is saying a lot.

  • The Huntresses

    The Huntresses

    ★★★½

    Like Charlie’s Angels set in the Joseon Period, Korea. Super dopey but totally my kind of movie. Love that Ha Ji-won took on this role. She’s really fun as the leader of this troupe as are the other women (Kang Ye-won is also great) in this treasure hunter trio. Good balance of action and comedy that leans more serious towards the finale. Wish they would’ve made a sequel.

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  • The Legend of the 7 Golden Vampires

    The Legend of the 7 Golden Vampires

    ★★★

    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.

  • Jodorowsky's Dune

    Jodorowsky's Dune

    ★★★★★

    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.