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reviewed Samaritan Girl. February 16, 2009
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Samaritan Girl
SAMARITAN GIRL (aka. Samaria) is a film by controversial Korean director Kim Ki-Duk. Needless to say, I enjoy watching his work, I have seen all of Kim's films; his films are unique, powerful, uninhibited, …
reviewed Gomorrah. November 25, 2009
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Gomorrah
   The polished portrayal and slight glorification of the workings of the criminal underworld has been dramatized in movies such as “The Godfather” and in the hit HBO smash “The …
reviewed Eden Lake. December 02, 2009
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Dvd cover by Dimension Extreme
   Somebody must have seen. Somebody must have heard. Evidently, someone was crafty enough to actually do their homework & make a horror film which sets out to do exactly what a horror film …
reviewed Bitter Sweet. February 14, 2010
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   After the cult hit “The Glamorous Life of Sachiko Hanai”, director Mitsuru Meike returns with another piece of Japanese ‘pink’ cinema. “BITTER SWEET” (2004, …
reviewed Eden Lake. February 03, 2010
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Dvd cover by Dimension Extreme
   Eden Lake is pretty much your standard survival-against-the-odds fare. The only difference is that instead of the usual monster/alien/chainsaw wielding cannibal or hillbilly redneck this …
reviewed Man, Woman and the Wall. February 10, 2010
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Man, Woman and the Wall
   Japanese pink films have the uncanny ability to maintain “art house” themes while blending in pure weird exploitive elements. “Man, Woman and The Wall” is a Japanese …
reviewed Summertime (2001 movie). December 24, 2008
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Remakes aren't just being done in America, and Japan isn't the only country that rules eroticism with their dosage of sexy "pink" films. This re-imagining of the Filipino erotic tale …
reviewed The New York Ripper. May 05, 2009
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New York Ripper
Fulci is quite respected in the Horror community for his often gruesome or revolting zombie films but somehow people overlook a lot of his other great works unfortunately. New York Ripper may be one of …
reviewed Night of the Werewolf. September 13, 2009
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   NIGHT OF THE WEREWOLF (El Retorno del Hombre Lobo, 1980) is a part of director Paul Naschy's series about the lycanthropic shape-changing Lord Waldemar Daninsky. The 1968's "Werewolf …
reviewed Cold Prey. April 05, 2010
Cold Prey
   I have heard such great things about “Cold Prey”, so when I saw this under amazon’s “vine program”, I immediately decided to pick it out. Also, known as “Fritt …
reviewed Cyborg She. September 09, 2009
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CYBORG SHE a.k.a. Cyborg Girl
     Ever wonder how and what we can affect in our past, present and future? Let’s see, now what if James Cameron’s “The Terminator” had a strong theme of a love …
reviewed Waltz With Bashir. February 15, 2010
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Waltz With Bashir
   Back in December 2009, my friend @Christy sent me a dvd of the first animated full-length feature documentary film made in Israel. This film was called “Waltz With Bashir” and …
reviewed TimeCrimes. February 28, 2010
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TimeCrimes
   I love movies about time travel and among my favorites are Cameron’s “Terminator” franchise, “Back To the Future”, “Frequency”, “Time Cop” …
reviewed Journey From the Fall. June 20, 2009
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Journey From the Fall
Seldom have I seen a film that almost brought me to tears. This film by writer/director Ham Tran did, and believe me when I say it is no easy task for me to be so moved and touched by a film. "Journey …
reviewed NIGHT OF DEATH. October 29, 2009
I wanted to see how French horror was in the 1980’s so I decided to give Raphael Delpard’s “NIGHT OF DEATH”  (aka. Lanuit Dela Mort, 1980) a try. The movie isn’t going …
reviewed The Baader Meinhof Complex. December 13, 2009
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THE BAADER MEINHOF COMPLEX
   Germany's Official submission to the Academy Awards; this film was nominated for the best foreign language film awards in the 81st Oscars. Director Uli Edel’s “BAADER …
reviewed Revanche. February 21, 2010
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REVANCHE
   “Revenge is a dish best served cold” and Austrian writer/director Gotz Spielmann’s “REVANCHE” (the title means ‘revenge’ in German) is a calculating, …
reviewed WEREWOLF HUNTER: The Legend of Romasanta. February 14, 2010
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WEREWOLF HUNTER: The Legend of Romasanta
   Having literally just finished watching WEREWOLF HUNTER, the unfortunately titled latest offering from co-producer Brian Yuzna who also brought us RE-ANIMATOR and FROM BEYOND , I want to …
reviewed Seven Days. December 24, 2008
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Movie Poster
      South Korea has made a name for itself in the crime thriller genre after "Memories of Murder". Now, director Shin-yeon Kim (A Bloody Aria) brings us a crime thriller …
reviewed My Best Fiend: Klaus Kinski. January 28, 2009
My Best Fiend: Klaus Kinski
MY BEST FIEND is director Werner Herzog's love letter to his longtime star Klaus Kinski. Herzog and Kinski were two distinctly different personalities who often clashed  but when they came together …
reviewed The Hidden Fortress. February 10, 2009
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The Hidden Fortress
The HIDDEN FORTRESS (1958, aka. Kakushi toride no san akunin) is Akira Kurosawa's first widescreen-shot film and the famed director uses it as if he has been a master of it for many years. In a period …
reviewed Evil. May 02, 2009
Evil
EVIL has been called "the first Greek zombie movie". Well whether it is or not  it's certainly the first one to get any kind of exposure in the U.S., but opinion seems to be divided …
reviewed Wolfhound. August 11, 2009
WOLFHOUND
   Based on the novel by Mariya Semyonova and directed by Nikolav Lebedev, “Wolfhound” is a Russian-produced swordplay fantasy that follows the usual formulas set by the 80’s …
reviewed Wings of Desire. November 09, 2009
Wings of Desire
                Winner of the best director award in the Cannes film festival, the 1987 German film “WINGS OF DESIRE” (original …
reviewed The Bow. November 12, 2009
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U.S. DVD by Tartan
   Kim Ki-Duk is a very acclaimed yet an outcast director from South Korea. He is responsible for Korean Masterpieces: “The ISLE“, “SPRING Summer FALL Spring“, “Time“, …
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