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All right kids, I have been consistently behind since before Christmas so over the next three days I’m blowing out all the backlog, so here we go….
One Night Stand (aka Alibis)
DVD, Pathfinder Home Entertainment
Dude moves to Hong Kong after his ex tries to commit suicide. He screws a bunch of Hong Kong chicks but somehow this is still boring. I kept falling asleep. Blah Blah Blah is all I got out of it.
The Warring States
DVD, China Lion
The two sons of Sun Tsu are both military genius, however one brother is jealous of the other and frames hi, for treason. Dude fights his way thru prison and back to military and back up through the ranks. Take that brother!
Not a bad film if not a little slow. Performances were good.
DVD, China Lion
Set during the heyday of Chinese Opera in the 1920’s, this tale of love, honor, and revenge is pretty good but comes off a little sappy toward the end. Lots of martial arts in between the singing. Fine performances, excellent camera work, and a decent story are the highlights.
Blu-Ray, Anchor Bay
Supposedly a remake of the Troma shocker from the 80’s, it feels more like a remake of The House at the Edge of the Park to me. Either way it’s silly, boring, and downright dumb. From Darren Lynn Bousman, the “talent” behind Saw 2-4 and Repo. This just proves that anyone involved with the Saw films are a cancer that spreads across horror eating it alive.
There’s a lot of violence, a lot of shouting, and some of the cheesiest effect I have seen in some time. Charactors make dumb decision after dumb decision only to advance the “plot”. The fools in Hostel were smarter.
A Hollis Framption Odyssey
A bunch of “experimental” film from the 60’s thru the 70’s. Apparently “experimental” means filmed with no talent as this was a 4 hour excursion into boredom and madness. More than once I considered taking my own life. Being as it’s Criterion it looks great! But who wants shit to look great?
“Film”: 1/10 (My head hurts)
The Red House
Blu-Ray, HD Cinema Classics
The Red House is one of the better noirs floating around out there. Frequently packaged in horrendous quality in multi film packs, The Red House finally gets treated with some respect. Sure it is heavily DNRed but at least someone cared enough to restore it at all. Great film looking better than it ever has in my lifetime anyway.