Posts Tagged "action"

Female Prisoner #701: Scorpion (1972)

I’ve known about the Female Prisoner #701 for many years. Despite this knowledge I’ve never been able to get my hands on any of the films. More often than not the series would go out of print on DVD causing their prices to skyrocket and frankly I had given up. Thanks to the new set […]

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Cinema Somnambulist (2016)

My appreciation for Richard Glenn Schmidt’s work has been clear on this site. I have reviewed his zine, Fang of Joy (and have appeared within it’s pages most recently), and his first book Giallo Meltdown. Cinema Somnambulist (a title I struggle to say) is his latest cinema related published work and of course I have […]

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Hired to Kill (1990)

Usually the films Arrow Video releases are cult cinema that has some kind of artistic merit to them. Not so with Hired to Kill. This one is just balls to the wall silly fun and I wouldn’t want it any other way. Starring George “I’ve won Oscars but I need a paycheck” Kennedy, Oliver “No […]

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The Good, The Tough, The Deadly (2016)

Growing up in the video store era I spent a lot of time in the action section. At my local mom & pop it was the largest section they had and I loved grabbing arm loads of direct to video fun. I spent many summers grabbing everything that looked good. Fast forward to today and […]

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Dolemite (1975)

Over the years I have seen plenty of Blaxploitation flicks. My favorite are the ones starring Fred “The Hammer” Williamson. The films are often lots of fun and give a peak into a place and time unique to the films. Dolemite is a flick I’ve always wanted to check out but for multiple reasons I […]

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The Hong Kong Filmography 1977-1997 (1999)

The cinema from Hong Kong’s golden era is like no other. Kinetic, bizarre, graphic, violent, brutal, artful, beautiful, hilarious, the films ran the gamut. They had higher highs and lower lows then their western counterparts during this era. Highly influential on American cinema throughout the 90’s, the films were notoriously difficult to find if you […]

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Black Mama White Mama (1973)

Several years ago there was a flood of blaxploitation classics on Netflix streaming. Many of the heavy hitters were on the site and I dug in, watching every one I could find. Such was my introduction to Pam Grier’s early films. I got to see all of the classics, Friday Foster, Coffy, Bucktown and more. […]

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The American Marital Arts Film (2004)

  When it comes to film books you can find just about any subject within the horror genre covered, same goes for Sci-Fi, and any number of foreign countries are covered but American martial arts films of the 80’s and 90’s are an under represented area of cinema that The American Marital Arts Film book […]

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Rage of Honor (1987)

Sho Kosugi is at it again in this film from 1987. Directed by Gordon Hessler who previously directed the Kosugi film Pray for Death (1985), and who would direct Kosugi in the future alongside Christopher Lee (!) in Journey of Honor. Once again the film was produced by Trans World Entertainment. Again Kosugi does the […]

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Young Rebels (1992)

For many of us bad movie hounds, Samurai Cop is on Mt. Olympus along with Miami Connection, The Room, and Troll 2. The film is one of my personal favorites. I’ve seen it at least 4 or 5 times and will probably unleash it on any unsuspecting friend that I can in the future. Samurai […]

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