Author: Pat King
Zen Of SwordJul 1, 2015
‘Zen of Sword’ has plenty of plot twists, but not so much as to make it convoluted. Performances are good, and the action handled primarily by Kuo Chui pleases.
ZatoichiJul 1, 2015
Kitano directs with his usual quirky measured style punctuating the narrative with his classic odd ball humour.
What Price SurvivalJun 25, 2015
‘What Price Survival’ is nice to look at on the surface but is ultimately very tedious and the action sequences make for insufficient compensation. All in all, dull and boring.
The Era Of VampiresJun 20, 2015
‘The Era Of Vampires’ fails to capitalise on a concept that could have turned out to be a solid film given enough care. It does raise interest from time to time but is unable to sustain that interest.
The Twins EffectJun 19, 2015
Despite what flaws ‘The Twins Effect’ has, it never actually suffers as a result of them as it always retains the viewers interest and successfully juggles comedy, action and horror.
Sympathy For Mr. VengeanceJun 7, 2015
It doesn’t deliver as much as it promises and doesn’t quite hit the mark as a complete unit due to a less cohesive second half and not enough time spent establishing Dong-Jin’s character.
Showdown At The Cotton MillMay 25, 2015
It’s certainly worth watching once, but as the action is good but not great it is unlikely to require repeat viewings due to it’s shortcomings in other areas.
ShatterMay 24, 2015
If you like seventies cheese then you might want to pick this one up. Otherwise it’s probably best to avoid unless you happen to be a hardcore Shaw Brothers or Ti Lung fan.
The Shadow BoxerMay 22, 2015
‘The Shadow Boxer’ is a fairly standard affair as offered by the Shaw Brother’s studio and is unable to elevate itself to compete with the likes of the classic ‘Boxer from Shantung’ and the exceptional ‘The Water Margin’.
The OccupantMay 5, 2015
‘The Occupant’ doesn’t appear to be sure if it wants to be a horror or a comedy as while it is genuinely funny, this does tend to undermine the horror elements.
Naughty BoysMay 3, 2015
‘Naughty Boys’ should only be viewed for one reason – the action. All other aspects of the film fall flat on their face.
The MedallionApr 22, 2015
The main problem with ‘The Medallion’ is it looks just like a Hollywood film with a modest budget. In fact it’s not even as good as his Hollywood films, including ‘The Tuxedo’.