Shinjuku Triad Society (Blu-ray Review)

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18 – 102mins – 1995


 

PEARLS BEFORE SWINE

Perhaps now best known for the gruesome 1999 torture porn paragon Audition or 2001’s iconic crime thriller Ichi the Killer, before his Western exposure and box office success, Japanese filmmaker Takashi Miike was highly prolific in Japan’s straight-to-video “V-cinema” market. 1995’s Shinjuku kuroshakai: Chaina mafia sensô (to give it its homegrown title) marked a major stepping stone in the outlandish director’s career: his first release for a major studio and his first release to receive a theatrical run.

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The Return of the Living Dead (Blu-ray Review)

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Wait, where’s the review? I hear you ask. Well, #ICYMI on my Twitter feed, yesterday marked the start of a very exciting new opportunity for me, as I became a film reviewer for the website of the excellent 80s Picture House podcast.

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