Reviews Tagged with Manga

Battle Royale (Batoru rowaiaru) (2000)

Could you kill your best friend?
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Battle Royale - Possibly the best Asian Horror Movie

Battle Royale (Batoru Rowaiaru) is a work of genius from Japanese director Fukasaku Kinji based on a novel by Takami Koshun. The originality of this movie is definately one of it's strong points. The movie was made in 2000 and paints a picture of a dark future in ruins where violence among Japan's youth has made adults fear their offspring. The ver... Click to read more "Battle Royale (Batoru rowaiaru)"

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

Takashi Miike mayhem.
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Fudoh - The New Generation (Gokudô sengokushi: Fudô) - Takashi Miike Mayhem

Never one to make a movie that is not extreme, Takashi Miike's Fudoh - The New Generation is a bizarre Yakuza movie with all of the gore, perversions and misfit characters that we would expect from this acclaimed director who never shy's away from pushing the limits of decency. Fudoh is considered to be Miike's first movie to successfully cross-ove... Click to read more "Fudoh - The New Generation (Gokudô sengokushi: Fudô)"

Guinea Pig 4: Mermaid in a Manhole (Manhôru no naka no ningyo) (1988)

There's something fishy happening upstairs.
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Guinea Pig 4: Mermaid in a Manhole

Anyone with the audaciousness to peruse the Guinea Pig franchise will probably know what to expect by part four, a scarce plot with the intention of showing off twisted gore and sadism to disgust and repulse anyone watching. Mermaid in a Manhole (Ginî piggu: Manhôru no naka no ningyo) follows in the footsteps of He Never Dies by delivering a fantas... Click to read more "Guinea Pig 4: Mermaid in a Manhole (Manhôru no naka no ningyo)"

Ichi the Killer (Koroshiya 1) (2001)

Excessive violence from Takashi Miike.
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Ichi the Killer - Excessive Violence from Takashi Miike

Ichi the Killer (Koroshiya 1) is a tremendously violent, tremendously twisted and slightly confusing Yakuza movie with the perverse and bizarre storyline that we have come to expect of Takashi Miike. The gore is excessive, the violence is brutal and there is a plethora of peculiar, complex, drug-fuelled characters, once again typical of this legend... Click to read more "Ichi the Killer (Koroshiya 1)"

Oldboy (Oldeuboi) (2003)

15 years of imprisonment, five days of vengeance.
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Oldboy - 15 years of imprisonment, five days of vengeance

Second in Park Chan-wook's Vengeance Trilogy is the intense and emotional excursion through the imprisonment of Oh Dae-su (Min-sik Choi) in Oldboy. The movie depicts an intricately complex vengeance plot that carefully reveals it's intricacies as the movie progresses, circumspectly explaining the reasons for Oh Dae-su's seemingly harsh treatment at... Click to read more "Oldboy (Oldeuboi)"

Shogun Assassin (1980)

Lone wolf and son. The greatest team in the history of mass slaughter.
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Shogun Assassin - Lone wolf and son. The greatest team in the history of mass slaughter.

It's not usual that a Samurai movie would be reviewed on this site but Shogun Assassin (known in Japan as Kozure Okami) is here for two reasons. Number one is that this movie almost made the notorious Video Nasty list in the UK and number two is the plentiful amount of blood and violence. One of the movie's taglines is "It's impossible to keep a bo... Click to read more "Shogun Assassin"

Suicide Club (Suicide Circle) (2001)

Well then, goodbye everybody.
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Suicide Club (Suicide Circle) - Well then, goodbye everybody

Not only is Suicide Club (Suicide Circle) a highly original and innovative slice of Asian cinema it also has, in my opinion, the best opening scene in any horror movie ever! There is plenty of blood and gore (most of which is in the first five minutes), the usual confusing-to-Westerners storyline and an abundance of cheesy pop music. The movie is f... Click to read more "Suicide Club (Suicide Circle)"

Tomie: Unlimited (Tomie: Anrimiteddo) (2011)

Exist everywhere, extend everywhere.
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Tomie: Unlimited (Tomie: Anrimiteddo) - Exist everywhere, extend everywhere.

Those familiar with the works of Noboru Iguchi (horror films such as The Machine Girl and Mutant Girls Squad rather than his previous enema and scatology works) won’t be in for any surprises with Tomie: Unlimited. An emotionally confusing story touching on a number of sensitive subjects in a non-sensitive manner with a hidden depth poking satirical... Click to read more "Tomie: Unlimited (Tomie: Anrimiteddo)"

Vampire Girl vs Frankenstein Girl (Kyûketsu Shôjo tai Shôjo Furanken) (2009)

More live action Manga madness.
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Vampire Girl vs Frankenstein Girl - More Live Action Manga Madness

If you are looking for a goregasm in a poly-box and are able to cope with the politically incorrect, bizarre and slapstick-verging Manga humour from a movie directed by Yoshihiro Nishimura (use Tokyo Gore Police as a reference) then Vampire Girl vs Frankenstein Girl (Kyûketsu Shôjo tai Shôjo Furanken) is just the Japanese love story to get you frot... Click to read more "Vampire Girl vs Frankenstein Girl (Kyûketsu Shôjo tai Shôjo Furanken)"