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by HungFist
15 minutes ago
Forum: Asian Film/DVD Discussion
Topic: Nikkatsu Youth Films (are dope!)
Replies: 15
Views: 282

Re: Nikkatsu Youth Films (are dope!)

The Beautiful Teen (美しい十代) (Japan, 1964) [VoD] - 2.5/5 A young yakuza punk (Mitsuo Hamada) falls in love with an adorable orphan girl (Mieko Nishio) who is going out with a sweet guy (Akira Mita) who loves kids, animals and singing. Guess who wins her heart? A pretty enjoyable Nikkatsu youth / ligh...
by HungFist
21 minutes ago
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What asian film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
Replies: 4794
Views: 492577

Re: What asian film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5

The Beautiful Teen (美しい十代) (Japan, 1964) [VoD] - 2.5/5 A young yakuza punk (Mitsuo Hamada) falls in love with an adorable orphan girl (Mieko Nishio) who is going out with a sweet guy (Akira Mita) who loves kids, animals and singing. Guess who wins her heart? A pretty enjoyable Nikkatsu youth / ligh...
by HungFist
Today, 05:20
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
Replies: 10008
Views: 712720

Re: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5

Markgway wrote:
Yesterday, 17:35
HungFist wrote:
Yesterday, 17:17
The Case of the Bloody Iris and The New York Ripper... now those are good cinema!
I fear all those Japanese exploitation movies have irreparably damaged your taste. :o ;)
It has introduced me to a new world of joy! :lol:

Speaking of irreparable damage, look at Guro Taku :lol:
by HungFist
Today, 04:52
Forum: Asian Film/DVD Discussion
Topic: Retro Cinemas and Cult Films in Japan
Replies: 146
Views: 56995

Re: Retro Cinemas and Cult Films in Japan

I caught Red Peony Gambler 4 & 6 at Shin bungeiza's Tai Kato mini-retrospective (10 films) last weekend. This is the third Kato retro held in Tokyo over the past three years, following far bigger retros at Shin Bungeiza and National Film Archive in 2016. Says something about how respected he has bec...
by HungFist
Yesterday, 17:17
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
Replies: 10008
Views: 712720

Re: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5

Strip Nude for Your Killer (1975) *½ Second-rate giallo has more nudity than violence (save a little crude gore where sexual organs are shown cut off). When the killer's identity is finally revealed, I thought to myself, 'who is that, again?' It's not a good film, clearly, and for Edwige Fenech fan...
by HungFist
Yesterday, 15:33
Forum: General Film/DVD Discussion
Topic: Love for 35mm (or 16mm / 8mm) prints
Replies: 10
Views: 6705

Re: Love for 35mm (or 16mm / 8mm) prints

Last weekend Red Peony Gamber 6: Oryu Returns (1970) became the 100th Toei film I see in 35mm (no. 101 was Teruo Ishii's History of the Shogun's Harem from a mind-blowingly beautiful print). https://sketchesofcinema.files.wordpress.com/2019/12/kato8.jpg https://sketchesofcinema.files.wordpress.com/2...
by HungFist
Yesterday, 15:09
Forum: Asian Film/DVD Discussion
Topic: Classic Japanese Exploitation (pinky violence & pink)
Replies: 628
Views: 540461

Re: Classic Japanese Exploitation (pinky violence & pink)

I wrote a few posts regarding Nikkatsu censorship in a Facebook group, let me copy-paste them here as well. Most of the content has been discussed here before over the years but maybe this post serves as a quick summary. Nikkatsu Censorship: Part 1 Some of you may be aware of the censorship case reg...
by HungFist
Yesterday, 15:05
Forum: Asian Film/DVD Discussion
Topic: Classic Japanese Exploitation (pinky violence & pink)
Replies: 628
Views: 540461

Re: Classic Japanese Exploitation (pinky violence & pink)

I meant to post this before but didn't get around to doing it until now. Lusty Discipline in Uniform (セーラー服色情飼育) (Japan, 1982) [VoD] – 3/5 Middle aged, well dressed professor has a crush on a cute high school girl, starts harassing her with obscene phone calls. And he's the film's hero! At first a ...
by HungFist
03 Dec 2019, 15:32
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What asian film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
Replies: 4794
Views: 492577

Re: What asian film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5

My Sweetheart (君は恋人) (1967) [VoD] - 2/5 A Nikkatsu youth / musical about a young actor making a comeback (Mitsuo Hamada making a real comeback after an 8 month hospital stint following a bar fight that nearly blinded him) in a yakuza film that he feels is too dark and needs to be re-written. The ta...
by HungFist
29 Nov 2019, 15:35
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
Replies: 10008
Views: 712720

Re: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5

Summer of 84 (Canada, 2018) [VoD] - 4/5
Four 15 year olds begin suspecting their neighbor is a serial killer. Thrilling 80s / childhood throwback thriller with a phenomenally good ending. 10 times better than the same filmmakers' Turbo Kid.
by HungFist
29 Nov 2019, 15:25
Forum: Asian Film/DVD Discussion
Topic: Nikkatsu Youth Films (are dope!)
Replies: 15
Views: 282

Re: Nikkatsu Youth Films (are dope!)

Thanks! Young Meiko Kaji is so funny. And The Spiders are a fun group. Japanese Wikipedia writes that The Spiders participated in 10 Nikkatsu films, two Toho films and one Shochiku film. Have you watched any other films with their participation? I tried one of their Nikkatsu films, ザ・スパイダースのゴーゴー向う見...
by HungFist
27 Nov 2019, 05:28
Forum: Asian Film/DVD Discussion
Topic: Nikkatsu Youth Films (are dope!)
Replies: 15
Views: 282

Re: Nikkatsu Youth Films (are dope!)

https://sketchesofcinema.files.wordpress.com/2019/11/y9.jpg You and I (逢いたくて逢いたくて) (Japan, 1966) [VoD] - 1.5/5 A rather unbearable vanity project / fan film for singer Mari Sono, disguised as Nikkatsu youth film. A college girl (Sono) participates a look-a-like competition for beloved idol Mari Son...
by HungFist
27 Nov 2019, 05:23
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What asian film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
Replies: 4794
Views: 492577

Re: What asian film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5

Delinquent Boss (不良番長) (Japan, 1968) [VoD] - 3/5 A surprisingly spicy opening film in what would become a long series of goofy action comedies. The central gang here is basically bullies and rapists on wheels, quite a repulsive bunch really. And that's precisely why the film stands out, especially ...
by HungFist
25 Nov 2019, 14:33
Forum: Asian Film/DVD Discussion
Topic: Nikkatsu Youth Films (are dope!)
Replies: 15
Views: 282

Re: Nikkatsu Youth Films (are dope!)

https://sketchesofcinema.files.wordpress.com/2019/11/eve9.jpg The Evening Sun Is Crying (夕陽が泣いている) (Japan, 1967) [VoD] – 3.5/5 Another one in a series of Nikkatsu youth films starring Young and Fresh and made in a fruitful collaboration with The Spiders who’d contribute new hit songs and play a sup...
by HungFist
25 Nov 2019, 14:29
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What asian film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
Replies: 4794
Views: 492577

Re: What asian film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5

The Beauty Pair: Red-Hot Youth (ビューティ・ペア 真赤な青春) (Japan, 1977) [VoD] - 2.5/5 A bizarre Toei docudrama vehicle for the real life wrestling tag team Jackie Sato & Miki Ueda aka The Beauty Pair (some might disagree about the appropriateness of that name). The film features them battling the evil nemesi...
by HungFist
23 Nov 2019, 18:14
Forum: Asian Film/DVD Discussion
Topic: Retro Cinemas and Cult Films in Japan
Replies: 146
Views: 56995

Re: Retro Cinemas and Cult Films in Japan

Yumiko Katayama update! She was telling some great stories about Toei and how she got into Inferno of Torture, where she plays the first girl tattoeed by both Asao Koike and Teruo Yoshida. She said she joined Toei via Toei's new faces competition (like Sonny Chiba and Ken Takakura before her). Toei ...
by HungFist
23 Nov 2019, 18:06
Forum: Asian Film/DVD Discussion
Topic: Classic Japanese Exploitation (pinky violence & pink)
Replies: 628
Views: 540461

Re: Classic Japanese Exploitation (pinky violence & pink)

Great to get reviews AND screencaps of the new releases!
by HungFist
23 Nov 2019, 17:21
Forum: Asian Film/DVD Discussion
Topic: Nikkatsu Youth Films (are dope!)
Replies: 15
Views: 282

Re: Nikkatsu Youth Films (are dope!)

Here's a few clips from Youth a Go-Go

https://vimeo.com/375126343

https://vimeo.com/375126430

The 2nd one is the cameraman going nuts scene. Maybe it's not as good when you've been warned, but when it came in the film out of the blue at the end of a dialogue scene it was pretty damn awesome!
by HungFist
23 Nov 2019, 02:32
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
Replies: 10008
Views: 712720

Re: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5

grim_tales wrote:
22 Nov 2019, 23:25
Rambo: Last Blood: 3.5/5

The last act is similar to a certain 90's Christmas movie... ;)
Jingle All the Way? :icon_suspect:
by HungFist
22 Nov 2019, 14:50
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Fist in Japan
Replies: 460
Views: 97292

Re: Fist in Japan

Observation of the day: Loli (ロリ) is contained in full in the Japanese spelling of Florida (フロリダ).

:lol:
by HungFist
22 Nov 2019, 14:22
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What asian film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
Replies: 4794
Views: 492577

Re: What asian film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5

Gambling Code and Feuds (仁義と抗争) (Japan, 1976) [TV] - 2.5/5 A bizarre Toei yakuza film that is fundamentally a semi-fairytale of a husband and wife willing to do a lot for each other... despite the husband being a bit of a jerk. Hiroki Matsukata does his usual energetic act as a lone wolf operator w...
by HungFist
22 Nov 2019, 14:19
Forum: Asian Film/DVD Discussion
Topic: Nikkatsu Youth Films (are dope!)
Replies: 15
Views: 282

Re: Nikkatsu Youth Films (are dope!)

https://sketchesofcinema.files.wordpress.com/2019/11/sei9.jpg Youth A Go-Go (青春ア・ゴーゴー) (Japan, 1966) [VoD] - 4/5 Another insanely energetic Nikkatsu youth / music picture with student kids (Ken Yamauchi & Young and Fresh again) starting a band. They cross paths with the The Spiders (prominently fea...
by HungFist
21 Nov 2019, 15:43
Forum: Asian Film/DVD Discussion
Topic: Classic Japanese Exploitation (pinky violence & pink)
Replies: 628
Views: 540461

Re: Classic Japanese Exploitation (pinky violence & pink)

Thanks! Not surprising, but good to have a confirmation.
by HungFist
20 Nov 2019, 18:01
Forum: Asian Film/DVD Discussion
Topic: Nikkatsu Youth Films (are dope!)
Replies: 15
Views: 282

Re: Nikkatsu Youth Films (are dope!)

DenPryan wrote:
20 Nov 2019, 15:47
I would like to take this opportunity to ask you, did you watch the film Zankoku onna rinchi / Mini-Skirt Lynchers (1969)?
No, it has never come across anywhere. No disc, no stream, no 35mm screenings at least in the past 6 years, nothing.
by HungFist
20 Nov 2019, 14:48
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What asian film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
Replies: 4794
Views: 492577

Re: What asian film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5

Cinderella Ecstasy (シンデレラエクスタシー 黒い瞳の誘惑) (Japan, 1988) [DVD] - 4/5 Yoshihiro Kawasaki (Hell in Bottles, Madame de Sade) You got me interested. Not because of that bottle from hell, but because I did like some other Kawasaki films, mainly Zoom Up: Graduation Photos, Sukeban: Flesh Slave and Young Gir...