Aug 02

Tazza: The High Rollers (2006) aka Tajja (타짜 )

18930562041860a10d07f7070f70ebc6ad894739A guy with a talent for cards makes his way into the dangerous world of underground gambling in this crime thriller from South Korea. Go-ni (Jo Seung-woo) is a small-town guy with a big appetite for gambling. Convinced he?s on a hot streak one evening during a card game, Go-ni bets his life savings on a hand of hwatu, only to lose to a crooked cardsharp. Determined to get revenge, Go-ni sets out to find the guy who cheated him and win back his money.
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Jul 29

The Kiss of Death (1973) aka Du nu

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One night a textile worker is sexually assaulted by five deviants. The young lady tries to cope with the aftermath of this dramatic event but her life is ruined. Like a shattered vase, the pieces can be put back together but it’ll never be the same. Cheng get’s a job as a bar girl. She meets the club’s owner who was a former kung-fu fighter until he was crippled. Cheng uses her position as a B-girl to go after the losers who raped her, She soon learns from a sleazy doctor that she has contracted a dark V.D. called Viet-Nam Rose. Crushed, she begs Lo Lieh to teach her kung-fu. At first he refuses until he learns her secret. Furious, Lo Lieh teaches her his deadly fight techniques

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Jun 28

The Most Dangerous Game (1978) aka Mottomo kiken na yuugi

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Hitman Narumi is asked to rescue a kidnapped businessman who is involved in an air defense project. Narumi nearly succeeds but a stray shot kills the hostage. Nevertheless the person who hires Narumi asks him to kill the person behind the kidnapping. Narumi gets stuck in a quagmire of double crosses, corrupt cops and ruthless yakuzas. Continue reading

Jun 06

Fudoh: The New Generation (1996) AKA Gokudô sengokushi: Fudô

20fz5p5Set on the island of Kyushu, it tells the story of successful high school student Riki Fudoh, who leads a double life in organized crime. With his gang of underage assassins (forerunners of the kiddie killers in Dead or Alive 2 (2000), including five-year-olds with hand guns and a teenage stripper shooting deadly darts from her vagina) he not only controls the goings-on at his school, but aspires to take over criminal affairs on the entire island.
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