May 28

Spell (2014) AKA Nam Man Prai (น้ำมันพราย)

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Namman Phrai (น้ำมันพราย, Spell) – Veteran director Dulyasit Niyomkul returns with this supernatural horror about a young woman (Vanida “Gybzy” Termtanaporn), who becomes possessed by the spirit of a pregnant women after her childhood friend Lek (Pramote Tianchaikerdsilp) uses a love potion made from burning a dead pregnant woman’s chin. It’s in 3D in some cinemas. Continue reading

May 28

Emotional girl: Doubt in Distress (1993) aka Na ge shao nu bu duo qing zhi tuo de yi huo

Emotional Girl (1993)_aJean meets former school friend Ivy (Julie Lee) by chance at a disco. Ivy says she was kicked out of school for flirting, and proves this by making a concerted pass at Stephen (Jean’s businessman father), much to the disgust of his live-in girlfriend Judy who, after providing the only properly full-frontal nude scene in the movie, quickly dresses and walks out in a huff. Continue reading

May 25

Queen Bee Strikes Again (1971) aka Sukeban burûsu: Mesubachi no gyakushû

In the 1970s, the Japanese youth emancipation also found it’s way into the yakuza (crime) societies. A Girl Boss may have a choice between bikes, and between boyfriends. But she has to defend her choices the hard way, as her triumph and power over the girls’ gang is questioned by her female rivals, and the all powerful Yakuza Boss. She inspires loyalty to her girls, and to men to the extent of many of them literally giving their lives for her – in a world of knife and gun fighting, bike and car chasing, and violent death. Continue reading