TarsTarkas has written 4 reviews for films rated ★★★★ .

  • Female Prisoner Scorpion: Jailhouse 41

    Female Prisoner Scorpion: Jailhouse 41

    ★★★★

    The second film in the Scorpion Series. This one is set differently but still works as a keen 1970’s revenge movie. Our Heroine Matsu/Scorpion is chained up in the dark, she have been there a year since the end of the last movie. Guards appear to tell her she is being trotted out for a day because a bigwig is coming to visit the prison. The Warden is leaving the prison to be promoted, but is determined to drive her…

  • Ghost Squad

    Ghost Squad

    ★★★★

    G-g-g-g-g-ghost Squad!! Sorry, just getting the “g-g-g-ghost” joke out of the way early! Ghost Squad is the latest from splatter auteur extraordinaire Noboru Iguchi, his films are usually filled with fun dumb energy and lots of ridiculous effects and plots that manage to entertain and occasionally comment on various aspects of society in the warped way that only exploitation cinema can. Ghost Squad joins the pantheon of his fun films, with plenty of crazy action and weird effects. Splatter fans…

  • Bleeding Steel

    Bleeding Steel

    ★★★★

    In the climax of Bleeding Steel, Jackie Chan battles goth cyborgs on a Star Destroyer in the futuristic world of 2020 to save his dead daughter who was revitalized with magic blood and a robot heart. That is just the tip of the iceberg here, folks! Moviepass has become a blessing, enabling me to go catch the various Asian flicks that sporadically appear unannounced at the local multiplex for a few days before vanishing into the ether. Chasing the Dragon,…

  • Kung Fu Yoga

    Kung Fu Yoga

    ★★★★

    Jackie Chan is still a legend, and though he’s running past retirement age, he’s still out there punching bad guys in the face. We get plenty of action in Kung Fu Yoga, a sprawling archeological adventure that spans the whole of Asia while not forgetting to be fun on the way. Fans of CGI lion puking will be especially pleased with Kung Fu Yoga. In an era where Chinese blockbusters can be hit or miss, Kung Fu Yoga delivers a win, even though at first glance you would wonder if it could.

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