Today: April 17, 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

Paths of Glory

Paths of Glory is a curious beast. It’s a war film whose battles are mostly fought in a court room. It’s a Kubrick epic, that feels like a small, claustrophobic indie movie.
February 25, 2024

Samurai Wolf I & II

Throne of Blood, Seven Samurai, Kagemusha even if you don’t know Chanbara films, you know Chanbara films. The word literally means “sword fighting” and refers to a type of film that, in
January 22, 2024

Touch Of Evil

Touch Of Evil begins with one of the most brilliant sequences in the history of cinema, and ends with one of its most debated and controversial final scenes. In between, a story unfurls
September 1, 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

Samurai Reincarnation

Rating: 5/5. Bottom line: Worth every damn penny.  Masters of Cinema Special Edition Blu-ray. Cast: Sonny Chiba, Kenji Sawada, Ken Ogata, Hiroyuki Sanada, Tomisaburo Wakayama. Certificate: 18 (TBC). Director: Kinji Fukasaku. Language:
June 16, 2023

Hopping Mad: The Mr Vampire Sequels

Bottom line: Stunning, blu-ray restorations of four classics of the Jiangshi genre. Rating: 5/5. Cast: Lam Ching-Ying, Yuen Biao, Wu Ma, Richard Ng, Yuen Wah, Pauline Yuk-Wan Wong. Certificate: 15 Directors: Ricky
May 21, 2023
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