Sep 07

The Gate of Youth (1981) aka Seishun no mon

The story of Shinsuke, a young man who lives through a stormy life as a poverty-stricken coal miner. Ranging from Shinsuke’s infanthood to his mid-teens. Coal workers and the mines dominate nearly every aspect of his life. Shinsuke’s father a group leader at the mine, dies while bravely using dynamite to rescue a group of trapped Korean miners. Several older men attempt to help he and his mother cope, including a friendly Harley-riding yakuza boss. This movie has it all, drama, romance, sex, yakuza and violence! It is based on a story by Hiroyuki Itsuki that was originally serialized in the magazine Shukan Gendai in 1969-70.

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Sep 06

Snake Lady (2001) aka Mae bia

Chanachol has spent several years overseas, so on his return to Thailand he signs up for a tour to familiarise himself with his homeland again. He is instantly attracted to his guide, the voluptuous Mekhala. And she clearly has eyes for him too. They begin an affair, but both are keeping secrets from each other. Chanocol has a wife, Mai Kaew, and a son waiting for him at home. Mekhala, meanwhile, has her own secret relationship: with a particularly jealous snake whose fangs soon have Chanachol’s name all over them.

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Sep 06

Heroes in Jail (1992) aka Hei yu qun long hui

Hong Kong is a drunken society. One is rich and powerful in black and white. It can be said that the gangsters and the other gang smugglers, Longwu, are engaged in a life-and-death battle. Du Sheng, who sneaked into Shanghai from Shanghai, joined the relationship with Kong Er, and for the sake of loyalty, he committed a kidnapping for money. In the prison, he learned that his girlfriend Qiuhua was killed by Kong Erji for his determination to stop drug addiction.

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Sep 06

Prostitute (1992)

Bulky Kwang (actor unknown, looks vaguely like Samo Hung) and his cousin Tian are decorators who live next to pretty mainland whore Feng, who undresses every morning at the window and drives Kwang crazy. The decorators are hired for a job by Lu Lu and her maid Lin (actress unknown) to do up the house where she’s kept by businessman Robert. Tian convinces Feng to pay more attention to Kwang, and the two eventually become a loving couple … until her pimp Yung (actor unknown) starts to get heavy. Meanwhile, there’s lots of bed-hopping as Tian fools around with Lu Lu, Robert with Lin, as well as a couple of other guys (though it’s unclear couldn’t quite follow who or why).

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