Archive for December, 2009

“Female Yakuza Tale” – A.J. Hakari

Alright, I’ll admit it: I just don’t get softcore flicks. I understand that half the appeal (okay, so all the appeal) is seeing women prance around in less clothes than they were born with. But that fans forgive their often aborted stories begs the question of why they don’t just rent something from that back [...]

“Plaga Zombie: Mutant Zone” – Chris Luedtke

There’s nothing wrong with having fun while making a movie. Take, for instance, zombie films, where blood, guts, and sheer mayhem are just a few of the general expectations people have going in. When endorsed by Fangoria itself, these become more than expectations; they become law. Plaga Zombie: Mutant Zone delivers on these parameters with [...]

Review Archive – “Latin America” – Argentina

A.J. Hakari:


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Plaga Zombie: Mutant Zone

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“Samurai Spy” – A.J. Hakari

Not as samurai savvy as you’d like to be? Have trouble telling your Hattori Hanzos from your Musashi Miyamotos? Well, consider 1965’s Samurai Spy to be your own private, Criterion-catered crash course. The faint of heart and lax of attention need not apply, as so many names and affiliations are tossed about, you ponder taking [...]

“Samurai Reincarnation” – Dustin Wilmes

Kinji Fukasaku’s Samurai Reincarnation is like a two-hour crash course in Japanese history — if it were taught by the guys who created “Power Rangers” and packaged into a remake of Bill and Ted. Instead of sunny San Dimas in the 1980s, you get the countryside of 17th century Japan. Instead of two bungling high [...]