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by HungFist
Yesterday, 05:05
Forum: Asian Film/DVD Discussion
Topic: Classic Japanese Exploitation (pinky violence & pink)
Replies: 629
Views: 593198

Re: Classic Japanese Exploitation (pinky violence & pink)

More Roman Porno coming from Happinet! - http://www.happinet-p.com/jp3/releases/ June 3rd Blu-Ray - Wife to be Sacrificed (生贄夫人) (Masaru Konuma, 1974) - High School Teacher: Maturing (高校教師 成熟) (Shogoro Nishimura, 1985) DVD - Eve-chan no hime (イヴちゃんの姫) (Shusuke Kaneko, 1984) - Shinshu shikoshiko bus...
by HungFist
19 Feb 2020, 12:50
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What asian film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
Replies: 4823
Views: 548266

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

Delinquent Boss: Pierced to the Bone and Sucked Dry (不良番長 骨までしゃぶれ) (Japan, 1972) [VoD] - 1.5/5 Part 16, the last in the series. Umemiya's goofballs steal a suitcase full of diamonds from the yakuza and try to hide in holiday resorts in Kyushu. In one scene they almost manage to slip out by posing a...
by HungFist
19 Feb 2020, 11:59
Forum: Asian Film/DVD Discussion
Topic: 1960s/1970s/1980s Japanese Genre Cinema – From Books and Magazine Articles
Replies: 9
Views: 256

Re: 1960s/1970s/1980s Japanese Genre Cinema – From Books and Magazine Articles

An advertisement for Modern Yakuza: Outlaw's Code (現代やくざ 与太者の掟) (1969) in Feb 10, 1969 issue of Heibon Punch , with a message from Bunta Sugawara. The damn thing reads almost like a yakuza greeting, and was quite difficult for me to translate, but I tried my best. My translation doesn’t do full just...
by HungFist
19 Feb 2020, 11:19
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
Replies: 10080
Views: 778078

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

Cold Blooded Beast aka Slaughter Hotel (1971) * Abysmal erotic giallo; set in a sanitarium where a masked killer stalks and splatters horny female patients (and nurses). Would you stay in a sanitarium where Klaus Kinski is one of the doctors? Gorgeous babes Margaret Lee and Rosalba Neri appear full...
by HungFist
18 Feb 2020, 13:07
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: Delicate Skillful Fingers: R2J DVD vs. BD
Replies: 0
Views: 12

Delicate Skillful Fingers: R2J DVD vs. BD

Solid upgrade over the DVD, thankfully. As many of you know, the new Nikkatsu Roman Porno HD masters from the past few years (boosted, often unnatural looking) are generally inferior to the old Nikkatsu HD masters (less detail, but more natural colours and contrast). With the new Japanese BD release...
by HungFist
18 Feb 2020, 05:23
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What asian film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
Replies: 4823
Views: 548266

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

Delinquent Boss: Wholesale Roundup (不良番長 一網打尽) (Japan, 1972) [VoD] - 1.5/5 Part 15. This one starts out well and gritty, only to soon descend into Z-grade idiocy full of pee, poo and gay jokes. It's Looney Tunes meets the Farrelly Brothers, minus the quality. Admittedly there are moments when the h...
by HungFist
18 Feb 2020, 04:47
Forum: Asian Film/DVD Discussion
Topic: Sonny Chiba Mega Review Thread
Replies: 192
Views: 67461

Re: Sonny Chiba Mega Review Thread

Hey, Clouds! (Japan, 1965) [VoD] – 3/5 Charmingly cute and old fashioned Toei youth film with a slight musical swing and myriad of family / romance relationships. There’s the “Saijo family” with kids Jiro Okazaki, Ichiro Araki and Yoshiko Mita taking an initiative to pimp their single dad Isao Yama...
by HungFist
16 Feb 2020, 16:33
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What asian film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
Replies: 4823
Views: 548266

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

From his Roman Pornos Virgin nanka kowakunai is kinda cool, a Roman Porno variation of Walter Hill's The Warriors. That does look kind of interesting. Hopefully it'll eventually get a release without a giant watermark taking up a quarter of the screen. https://www.amazon.co.jp/dp/B06XZWY2FQ Still f...
by HungFist
15 Feb 2020, 15:15
Forum: Asian Film/DVD Discussion
Topic: 1960s/1970s/1980s Japanese Genre Cinema – From Books and Magazine Articles
Replies: 9
Views: 256

Re: 1960s/1970s/1980s Japanese Genre Cinema – From Books and Magazine Articles

Here’s a great little story I wanted to share from Norifumi Suzuki’s book Toei Guerilla Senki (東映ゲリラ戦記) (page 51-52). This takes place sometime in early 1972, after Reiko Ike had become a big star and Suzuki was preparing for his 5th film with Ike. Summary and rough translation: “One of my favourite...
by HungFist
14 Feb 2020, 09:16
Forum: Asian Film/DVD Discussion
Topic: Sonny Chiba Mega Review Thread
Replies: 192
Views: 67461

Re: Sonny Chiba Mega Review Thread

Judo for Life (Japan, 1963) [VoD] – 3/5 Sonny Chiba's first martial arts film, a partially fictionalized judo biopic based on prominent judoka Shiro Saigo (Chiba), the second student of judo founder Jigoro Kano (Naoki Sugiura). Akira Kurosawa’s Sanshiro Sugata is based on the same character and sha...
by HungFist
13 Feb 2020, 08:39
Forum: Asian Film/DVD Discussion
Topic: Recent and not so recent Japanese dramas
Replies: 242
Views: 142958

Re: Recent and not so recent Japanese dramas

https://sketchesofcinema.files.wordpress.com/2020/02/jan4.jpg Just a few screencaps from Toho's recent Failed Youth (青春の蹉跌) (1974) DVD . https://sketchesofcinema.files.wordpress.com/2020/02/f1.jpg https://sketchesofcinema.files.wordpress.com/2020/02/f3.jpg https://sketchesofcinema.files.wordpress.c...
by HungFist
13 Feb 2020, 03:59
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What asian film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
Replies: 4823
Views: 548266

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

Night Guy (夜の手配師) (Japan, 1968) [VoD] - 2.5/5 Hustler of the night Tatsuo Umemiya seduces beauties, deals girls to hostess clubs and does a bit of gigolo work himself. But he's still a small timer, the 60s Japanese pimp version of John Travolta in Saturday Night Fever. Not a particularly good film,...
by HungFist
11 Feb 2020, 15:14
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What asian film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
Replies: 4823
Views: 548266

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

Bad Girl Mako (不良少女 魔子) (Japan, 1971) [DVD] - 3/5 Koretsugu Kurahara's first and last Nikkatsu New Action - the studio went Roman Porno three months later. Though a hip gangster film, this also has the kind of low key character realism that young Nikkatsu audiences identified with. The morals are a...
by HungFist
10 Feb 2020, 13:31
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: What Have You Just Ordered or Received?
Replies: 6219
Views: 435185

Re: What Have You Just Ordered or Received?

Three Roman Porno films: Tooru Murakawa's ultra stylish youth / pickpocket drama Delicate Skilful Fingers (1972) , Noboru Tanaka's existential arthouse drama Secret Chronicle: She Beast Market (1974) and Toshiya Fujita's "Tarantino style" revenge drama Girl's Pleasure: Man Hunting (1977) . https://s...
by HungFist
09 Feb 2020, 04:40
Forum: Asian Film/DVD Discussion
Topic: 1960s/1970s/1980s Japanese Genre Cinema – From Books and Magazine Articles
Replies: 9
Views: 256

Re: 1960s/1970s/1980s Japanese Genre Cinema – From Books and Magazine Articles

New thread. I moved a few old posts here, and will be posting new content... infrequently. I’ll post some photos and also try my best to summarize and translate some gems, within the scope of my skills. Native or more advanced Japanese speakers, please point out if I make any mistakes.
by HungFist
09 Feb 2020, 04:35
Forum: Asian Film/DVD Discussion
Topic: 1960s/1970s/1980s Japanese Genre Cinema – From Books and Magazine Articles
Replies: 9
Views: 256

Re: 1960s/1970s/1980s Japanese Genre Cinema – From Books and Magazine Articles

https://sketchesofcinema.files.wordpress.com/2020/02/hotwax.jpg There’s a nice little Reiko Ike biography in the Hotwax’s Who's Who Book 和モノ事典1970’s 人名編 (2006). English summary (scan below, please point out if I made any glaring mistakes) “Reiko Ike, a nude actress and the centre of the “Toei Porno...
by HungFist
07 Feb 2020, 14:57
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What asian film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
Replies: 4823
Views: 548266

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

Hunting Night Women (夜の女狩り) (Japan, 1972) [VoD] – 2/5 Suave gangster Tatsuo Umemiya is pimping women in “Bancoa” (fictionalized Bangkok?) until he gets sent back to Japan for the lion's share of the film. The curious thing about the “Night” series was that they were exploitation films without explo...
by HungFist
04 Feb 2020, 15:36
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What asian film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
Replies: 4823
Views: 548266

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

Slum-Polis (Japan, 2014) [VoD] - 1.5/5 Ambitious but unconvincing early feature Ken Ninomiya (The Limit of Sleeping Beauty), set in 2041 when parts of Japan have become outlaw areas ruled by gangs and killers. Ninomiya's energized editing rhythms and eye for striking visual compositions are partial...
by HungFist
03 Feb 2020, 14:21
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What asian film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
Replies: 4823
Views: 548266

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

Sailor Suit Lily Lovers (セーラー服 百合族) (Japan, 1983) [BD] 2/5 Hiroyuki Nasu flick that's ostensibly about lesbian love but is actually chock-full of straight sex and even a dude jerking his buddy off. Go figure. There's hardly any plot to speak of. Miwako (Natsuko Yamamoto, who was also in Norifumi Su...
by HungFist
02 Feb 2020, 13:41
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
Replies: 10080
Views: 778078

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

Bad Boys for Life (USA, 2020) [DCP] – 2/5
There are rats, but they aren’t fucking anymore.
by HungFist
01 Feb 2020, 08:04
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What asian film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
Replies: 4823
Views: 548266

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

grim_tales wrote:
01 Feb 2020, 04:08
Do you watch most/a lot of these films without subs, Hung?
Most Japanese films, yes. I'd love to have subs attached, but for 80% of the Japanese films I watch they don't exist and probably never will.
by HungFist
30 Jan 2020, 14:21
Forum: Asian Film/DVD Discussion
Topic: Retro Cinemas and Cult Films in Japan
Replies: 153
Views: 74490

Re: Retro Cinemas and Cult Films in Japan

A pretty great Toho New Action series coming up at Laputa. Dying to see Attack on the Sun (1970) and The Target of Roses (1972) by Kiyoshi Nishimura. And maybe Bullet Wound as well. The others I've seen. The whole program: 11/09(土)~11/15(金) 「狙撃」(Sun Above, Death Below) (Hideichi Nagahara, 1968) 11/...
by HungFist
30 Jan 2020, 13:10
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What asian film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
Replies: 4823
Views: 548266

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

Scoundrel Boss (極道社長) (Japan, 1975) [VoD] - 2/5 A modestly amusing salaryman/yakuza merger, advertised as a Tatsuo Umemiya film but in fact a Piranha Gang vehicle for Takuzo Kawatani and Hideo Murota. Kawatani and Murota are two opportunistic punks trying anything to come up with a (somewhat legal)...
by HungFist
24 Jan 2020, 15:35
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What asian film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
Replies: 4823
Views: 548266

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

Scoundrel vs. The Delinquent Boss (極道VS不良番長) (Japan, 1974) [TV] – 2/5 This is a bit of a Toei fraud! Delinquent Boss Tatsuo Umemiya dumbfucks himself into hospital in his first scene, and remains there for the rest of the film. So much for Scoundrel vs. Delinquent Boss. What we're left with is new ...
by HungFist
24 Jan 2020, 15:27
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
Replies: 10080
Views: 778078

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

Hell of the Living Dead (Italy, 1980) [VoD] – 2.5/5 Idiotic zombie film mishmash that is nevertheless watchable. There’s stolen Goblin music, nature stock footage, a half-arsed attempt to borrow from Cannibal Holocaust with social commentary, bargain basement gore effects, a staggering lack of logi...