More Binge Reviews!
These are short (less than 90 seconds) reviews on smaller, older,
weirder or mainstream titles that don't warrant a long review video.
Designed to watch one after another - that's why I call them Binge
Annabelle Comes Home - USA | 2019 | D: Gary Dauberman
Shanghai Fortress - China | 2019 | D: Hua-Tao Teng
The gators are coming! And so is a Cat 5 hurricane! And so is... well thats about it, but gators and hurricanes are scary enough! So who will kill our main characters first: Gator or Hurricane? Place your bets, watch this review, comment below... do it all!!
Something new to The Arty Dans video review library - Binge Reviews. These are short (less than 90 seconds) reviews on smaller, older, weirder or mainstream titles that don't warrant a long review video. Designed to watch one after another - that's why I call them Binge Reviews! Enjoy
Special thanks for Bryan at Asian Film Fans and Well Go USA for the preview
video this review is based on.
Miike is a
like a god in Japanese cinema. Some of his titles are the most influential of
this generation – from Audition, Dead Or Alive Trilogy and Ichi the Killer. His
yakuza movies are some of the best in the genre – Ichi the Killer, Gozu and
even a film of the Playstation game Yakuza called Like A Dragon.
Lesson of the Evil is one of my favourite films, but since that film I haven’t seen
anything from him until this – First Love. Another yakuza inspired black
comedy action film where style takes a front seat over substance.
British-born martial arts enthusiast Bey Logan takes us behind the curtain at what made The Shaw Brothers such a power house of Asian cinema from 1951, to their golden years in the 70's, to their last film in the late 1980s.
Special big thanks to Brian at Asian Film Fans and to Well Go USA for the preview video used for this review.
now well and truly established on the world stage as a cinema powerhouse, this
is the type of movie we knew was coming – an over-dramatized action thriller
based extremely loosely on the source material – that being the successful
Chinese expeditions of Mount Everest in 1960 and 1975.
all together is the current darling of Chinese cinema – Wu Jing, alongside a Chinese
cinema veteran in Zhang Ziyi. There’s even a cameo from Jackie Chan to top it
But can all
this star power, alongside the might of the new generation of Chinese cinema,
translate to a movie worth your time? Well read on to find out
A girl in a gothic lolita costume kicking 5 shades of ass against the deadly assassins who killed her mum - does that sound like your kind of movie? It very well could be - this is a stylish new wave Japanese action movie from 2010, and it is pretty awesome.
This movie stars 2007 Best Buttocks Award Winner (that's a thing?!) Rina Akiyama in the title roll, and fans of Gun Woman and Rape Zombie also get a cameo from ex-JAV star Asami. It's non stop action, intricately choreographed and stylishly shot and edited. If silly movies like Zombie Ass and Attack Girls Swim Team appealed to you - then check out my review below
I like to think of Asian cinema as having a few
very distinct markets. There’s the Japanese – known for their horror, monster
and obscure movies. South East Asia gives us very distinct gory horrors and
action films, while China, Hong Kong and Taiwan give us a mish-mash of genres –
good action films, good horror films, but bland comedies and movies with mostly
gives us something more unique – essentially the Asian version of Hollywood.
Remarkable horror films like The Host and Train to Busan, popular romantic
comedy movies like My Sassy Girl, interesting awards films like Parasite – and of
course the outstanding Sympathy trilogy in Old boy and Sympathy for Mr and Lady
thrillers are something else entirely. And if you enjoyed the spectacular I Saw
The Devil – then I am confident you will love every second of The Gangster The
Cop The Devil.
Big thank you to Netflix for the permission to use the footage from the movie in this review.
China has entered the sci-fi film-making territory with a bang with this awesome sci-fi action thriller - and the special effects will rival anything from Hollywood. Watch on to see how good this film is!
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Aka Avenged - Zoe is brutally raped and murdered by a group of men looking for a thrill - but left for dead, she is found by a witch doctor who is able to save her life, but at the cost of resurrecting an ancient Native American chief out for vengeance. Watch on to see what we thought of Savaged.
Bernadette throws killer murder mystery dinner parties - as a close groups of friends is about to find out! Directed by Horror Scream Queen Danielle Harris, this indie torture gore horror movie could be just what the doctor ordered to cure you of your torture gore blues! Enjoy
Indonesia's answer to The Texas Chainsaw Massacre? This could very well be it! A demented family who stay young by eating flesh torture a group of friends whose only crime was to be generous. Enjoy this blood soaked cult horror thriller!