Posts Tagged ‘2009’

Cow (2009)

The award winning Mainland flick Cow is the latest of Stoo’s experiences at the 2010 Terracotta Far East Film Festival. Read the rest of this entry »

Vengeance (2009)

There’s no stopping Johnny Hallyday on his path of vengeance and neither does Stoo as shares his views on Johnnie To’s 2009 actioner as seen at the 2010 Terracotta Far East Film Festival. Read the rest of this entry »

Hard Revenge Milly Bloody Battle (2009)

Country: Japan
Genre: Action/Gore
Cast: Miki Mizuno, Mitsuki Koga, Nao Nagasawa

Hard Revenge Milly Bloody Battle or HRM2 as I shall call it from herein, is a sequel to HRM1 as you can guess. The basic premise is someone who loved the protaganist from HRM1 is out for revenge and on top of that Milly is helping another young woman (whom in my opinion is badly dressed for battle) get revenge. It all helps dig in the mantra of revenging your loved ones will create an endless cycle of revenge. Read the rest of this entry »

Rain Fall (2009)

Country: Japan/Australia
Genre: Action/Thriller
Cast: Kippei Shiina, Gary Oldman, Kyoko Hasegawa

Rain Fall is your typical American action thriller, only it isn’t. It’s set entirely in Japan and most of the cast are Japanese too. It follows CIA hitman John Rain (Kippei Shiina) trying to protect the daughter of his last target from various shady types. Read the rest of this entry »

Samurai Princess (2009)

samuraiprincessSamurai Princess is a lowish budget gore film directed by Kengo Kaji (co-writer of Tokyo Gore Police) and special effects produced by director and FX wizard Yoshihiro Mishimura (Tokyo Gore Police; Vampire Girl vs. Frankenstein Girl).

The story is set in an alternate world where andriods roam the countryside looking for victims they can rape (don’t worry it’s all insinuated) and turn into some kind of gore art. Adult film star (yes that’s correct) Ainu Kashi plays a young woman who was the victim of previously mentioned andriods and gets turned into one herself so she may seek vengence for herself and her friends.

Overall I would say this is a fun film. The low budget can be a bit off putting to be at first and 95% of it seems to have been shot in a generic woodland area which could’ve been somewhere in Japan or the southdowns. That makes it look even cheaper.

But as I said earlier don’t be put off. The film gathers pace and the fun begins in due time. You get some regular gore, garden shears for a foot, chainsaw leg, detachable breasts that become a powerful explosive, colourful and extravagant costumes, a mad scientist, guitar so powerful it can kill you, girls in different coloured tights (if that rocks your boat) and a sex scene for those of you who must see breasts in a film.

To put it bluntly Samurai Princess is a fun film where you can switch off and watch some gore action. If you enjoyed Tokyo Gore Police you will most likely enjoy this too. But take my advice and don’t get your expectations too high.

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