Detective Dee: The Four Heavenly Kings

More easternKicks.com goodness today, with my review of Tsui Hark’s Detective Dee: The Four Heavenly Kings up there today. Spoilers… I didn’t hate it 🙂 Advertisements

Asian Cinema Film Club #17 – The Classic

My choice this time.. so I thought I would choose a genre I love very much, the Korean Romance. Now, the King of Cult, my co-host, was going to feel uncomfortable about this, so I thought I would double up, and invite the Duchess of Darkness herself, Zoe (Zobo With A Shotgun) to join us. …

Mind Cage

I’m always up for films from the less known areas of Asia, so it was a shoo-in I’d pick up this psychological thriller from Cambodia. Go check out my review @ Easternkicks!

Young Detective Dee: Rise of the Sea Dragon

The is ine of those times where I utterly adored the first film in the series, but for some reason I never managed to get the sequel to the top of the list. In fact, even when I did, tiredness (maybe boredom, maybe not) would overwhelm me, and I’d not finish it. So this review…

Abnormal Family: Older Brother’s Bride

Another review up at easternKicks.com, this time looking at a genre I rarely get involved in, Pinku eiga. This one is interesting for reasons more than the debauchery – it is the debut of director Masayuki Suo (Sumo Do, Sumo Don’t, I Just Didn’t Do It and Shall We Dance?), and it is all done…

Asian Cinema Film Club #16 – The Killer

Elwood chose this time, deciding to shine some light on my John Woo blindspot with this bullet-laden examination of homo-eroticism. So come listen to our discussion about slo-mo, Doves, Hitmen and Cops falling in love, nonsensical plots.. and frankly amazing cinematic gunplay. Find the show at our iTunes feed, or on Podomatic. Or how about…

Marlina the Murderer in 4 Acts

This one has been a long time in coming – I was meant to review this film months ago for easternKicks, and then forgot to actually do the whole writing bit after seeing it. Luckily the opportunity came up again – so go find my review of this brilliant Indonesian Feminist Western.

Creepy

Kiyoshi Kurusawa’”Cure” and “Pulse” were two films that really dragged me into Asian Cinema, and I’ve always tried to keep abreast of his output ever since. However, I have to be honest, my interest has waned over the past few years, which is why my Blu-Ray of “Creepy” sat on my to-watch pile for what…

Erotic Ghost Story

I don’t really watch a lot of old Hong Kong CATIII stuff, mostly because I am not hugely into exploitation cinema from anywhere really. Though ironically the stuff I have watched I’ve somewhat enjoyed! Anyway, I reviewed a book about Amy Yip for easternKicks.com (to be published at a future date), and it got me…

Evil of Dracula

Now we come to the third and final movie in the “The Bloodthirsty Trilogy” released on Blu-Ray by Arrow Films. I wrote about the first, The Vampire Doll here (it was OK)  and the second, Lake of Dracula here (It was very enjoyable). Does the third complete the upwards curve? “Evil of Dracula” takes us…

Lake of Dracula

So this is the second of the “The Bloodthirsty Trilogy” released on Blu-Ray by Arrow Films. I wrote about the first, The Vampire Doll here,  and I though it was ok. I’ve been told by others (and I am talking about you MiB) that they actually get better, so I was actually rather looking forward to…