Today: April 23, 2024


The Cat and the Canary

The Cat and The Canary is a ground-breaking masterpiece of early cinematic horror, directed by the man who literally perfected the old, dark house trope. Paul Leni’s (The Man Who Laughs) seminal
April 23, 2024

Bodyguard Kiba 1 & 2

Based upon the celebrated manga by  Ikki Kajiwara, Bodyguard Kiba follows the blood-soaked adventures of eponymous karate master and professional bodyguard (Sonny Chiba). Out this week, on special edition blu-ray from Eureka, these riotously
March 25, 2024

Kung Fu Cult Master

When a warring martial arts sect fights over a pair of mythical swords, the results are breathtakingly epic, in one of director Wong Jing’s most under-appreciated wuxia extravaganzas. Based on Jin Yong’s
January 29, 2024

Casino Raiders

If you’re a fan of Hong Kong movies, then this month, you’re in luck, because Eureka will be adding another absolute classic to their ever growing list of Golden Age thrillers. Casino
December 6, 2023

The Fall of Ako Castle

Western literature has The Legend of Thermopylae — the tale of 300 spartans whose their heroic last stand against the Persian army, has inspired generations of storytellers. The Far East has the
December 4, 2023

Pandora’s Box

G.W. Pabst’s melodrama, Pandora’s Box remains as impressive today as it was when it was released in 1929. Reviled and bowdlerised for decades, if you’ve seen the film at all, it’s likely that
October 31, 2023

Beach of the War Gods

Should you ever have the urge to blend Kurosawa’s Seven Samurai with the sort of historical action film typified by Hero or Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, then the result wouldn’t be that
October 23, 2023

Three Ages

Rated: 5/5. Bottom line: A joy. Cast: Buster Keaton, Margaret Keahy, Joe Roberts, Wallace Beery. Directors: Buster Keaton, Edward F. Cline. Format: Special edition blu-ray. Certificate: U. Run time: 70 minutes. Languages:
August 14, 2023

Revenge (Adauchi)

Bottom line: With glorious visuals and stand-out performances, Revenge is as bloody as it is brilliant. Rating: 5/5. Format: Masters of Cinema special edition blu-ray. Cast: Kinnosuke Nakamura, Yoshiko Mita, Eitaro Shindo.
June 22, 2023

Violent Streets

Rating: 4/5. Dark, mean, with a fatalistic streak, Violent Streets (Bôryoku gai) is widely regarded as one of the wildest, and most visually stunning yakuza exploitation movies ever made. And for good
February 22, 2023
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