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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 “
Cast: Miki Mizuno, Tetsuya Nakamura, Hiroshi Ohguchi
Hard Revenge Milly is yet another over the top Japanese gore flick. This one coming from the cine-asia label made me so curious about what this would be like.
Like most films of this genre this is short (runs in at mere 40 minutes). But don’t be turned off it simply means you get a lot less faffing about and more action. Because let’s face it the non action pieces from these films aren’t the most exciting and this film didn’t have the budget of Tokyo Gore Police or Machine Girl so they put all the energy into the main part. Read the rest of this entry “
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 “
Genre: Martial Arts/Historical
Cast: Jet Li, Chin Sui-Ho, Shinobu Nakayama
For those of you who aren’t in the know about this already. I shall tell you. Fist of Legend is a politically correct remake of Fist of Fury. Only main difference being that some of the Japanese characters aren’t evil and there is a bit more of a story to it. Read the rest of this entry “
Samurai 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.
13: Game of Death is a horror/drama/tale of morality from Thailand. Pusit (Krissada Sukosol) has lost his jon, his girlfriend and his car. The poor man has reached rock bottom until hope calls and offers him 100million Baht (GB£1,830,652.70). The only catch is he has to complete some challenges. Read the rest of this entry “
Resurrection of the Dragon is a mainly fictional historical epic of legendary soldier Zhao Yun. It follows his life from a simple foot soldier to his death.
Personally I enjoyed this film despite its flaws. It is historically inaccurate, the costumes are totally wrong and they cast a Eurasian actress (Maggie Queue) as a fictional grand daughter of Cao Cao. (thank you IMDB). Read the rest of this entry “