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  • Ninja Terminator

    Ninja Terminator

    ★★★★★

    Total clusterfuck of a film, it got easier with time to tell which film each scene was taken from as it kind of became less coherent as it went on in a way I adored.

    Lots of ninjas, lots of kicking and punching the air. A bad ass middle aged ninja with a moustache and eyeliner who rescues his wife from crabs. He also has a Garfield phone.

    Absolute mess and also I want to give it 6 stars and watch it all over again, but the kids are back at school so I need to be awake early

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  • Rurouni Kenshin Part I: Origins

    Rurouni Kenshin Part I: Origins

    ★★½

    Certainly has great action but it's clear there's been an attempt to pack too much story into one film, presumably a result of not knowing how many films there would be to adapt the manga series. Still there's enough good here to make me interested in seeing the next film, maybe check out the manga or anime to get a better handle on things.

  • Cristo

    Cristo

    ★★★★½

    Two men with faces wrapped tightly in sheer fabric is somehow one of the most beautiful sights I've come across in a film. Like angelic bankrobbers. The rest of Cristo is also a delight, one where every movement is felt heavily in the heart.

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  • Celluloid Nightmares

    Celluloid Nightmares

    ★★★★★

    Revisiting another Satô film, always fun and disturbing. The title Re-Wind makes much more sense. I love the way he plays around with scenes appearing on screens within films and being recorded, kind of adds another level of degradation to what you're watching. It's seedy stuff no doubt but it's good high quality sleaze that unsettles and fascinates.

    Satô's sex scenes are both erotic and disturbing, they don't feel like ordinary pornography. This film is far more voyeuristic, the lighting…

  • Blind Beast

    Blind Beast

    ★★★★★

    From watching Black Lizard, my faded memories of Horrors of Malformed Men, reading the Strange Tale of Panorama Island manga, and the couple of stories of his I've read so far I've come to associate tales by or inspired by Edogawa Ranpo with a unique and likely perverse experience. Blind Beast is beyond that.

    The film explodes with ero-guro insanity. Initially it does so with the most wonderful and unsettling set design, no description prepared me for that sight. Huge…