Reviews Tagged with 2000s - Page 11

Strange Circus (Kimyô na sâkasu) (2005)

Reality is the mystery.
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Hellbound Heart

Strange Circus (Kimyô na sâkasu) - Reality is the mystery.

What's in a story? How close can fiction and non-fiction drift together before transforming into one another, and – most of all – why do we tell stories? These are all questions given the irrepressibly deranged, yet painterly treatment by maestro Sion Sono in Strange Circus, a film which crosses multiple boundaries in its consideration of such weig... Click to read more "Strange Circus (Kimyô na sâkasu)"

Suicide Club (Suicide Circle) (2001)

Well then, goodbye everybody.
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Pazuzu Iscariot

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)"

Switchblade Romance (Haute Tension) (2003)

Hearts will bleed.
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Haute Tension - High Tension - Switchblade Romance - Hearts will bleed

Confession time. This film is, and has been for a while, a favourite of mine. With that in mind, I've tried to write this as if I was seeing it for the first time when it comes to the plot i.e. no spoilers or repeat viewing perception. Let's see how this works out...Haute Tension (or High Tension, or, ridiculously, Switchblade Romance - yuk) was in... Click to read more "Switchblade Romance (Haute Tension)"

Sympathy for Lady Vengeance (Chinjeolhan geumjassi) (2005)

Lee Geum-Ja, have mercy on us...
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Pazuzu Iscariot

Lady Vengeance - Lee Geum-Ja, have mercy on us...

Chan-wook Park's third and final (obviously) part of the Vengeance Trilogy is Sympathy for Lady Vengeance (Chinjeolhan geumjassi), sometimes known as just Lady Vengeance and always known as Chinjeolhan geumjassi. Once again we are presented with a cold, calculated and complex revenge scheme intricately planned over a length of time that would make ... Click to read more "Sympathy for Lady Vengeance (Chinjeolhan geumjassi)"

Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance (Boksuneun naui geot) (2002)

Revenge was never this sweet.
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Pazuzu Iscariot

Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance - Revenge was never this sweet.

Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance (Boksuneun naui geot) is the first instalment of Chan-wook Park's Vengeance Trilogy (followed by Oldboy and Sympathy for Lady Vengeance). It is a complex tale of various intertwined vengeful exploits and the strongest yet perhaps the least accessible of the trilogy. The audience isn't spoonfed the plot and it is likely to... Click to read more "Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance (Boksuneun naui geot)"

Taxidermia (2006)

Three stories. Three generations. Three men. One bizarre and shocking universe.
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Taxidermia - Three stories. Three generations. Three men. One bizarre and shocking universe.

Have you ever wanted to make a film so absolutely stacked with wrongness that even the text version of the screenplay would have the BBFC nervously reaching for their safety scissors? Have you? Do visions of necro-incest and gut-fucking dance regularly through your head, as you're trying desperately to look normal in front of all the other people w... Click to read more "Taxidermia"

Teenage Hooker Became a Killing Machine (2000)

Rebuilt robotically for revenge.
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Pazuzu Iscariot

Teenage Hooker Became a Killing Machine - Rebuilt Robotically for Revenge

From the extended two sets of opening credits at the beginning of Teenage Hooker Became a Killing Machine (also known as Teenage Hooker Became a Killing Machine in Daehakroh or more commonly known as Daehakno-yeseo maechoon-hadaka tomaksalhae danghan yeogosaeng ajik Daehakno-ye Issda) it is apparent that this is not going to be a run of the mill So... Click to read more "Teenage Hooker Became a Killing Machine"

Tokyo Gore Police (Tôkyô zankoku keisatsu) (2008)

Tokyo is burning.
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Pazuzu Iscariot

Tokyo Gore Police - Tokyo is Burning

If the need arose to compare Tokyo Gore Police to another Japanese movie then Stacy springs to mind although the gore levels are far more outrageous and, unbelievably, Stacy: Attack of the Schoolgirl Zombies has a more composed storyline. If the need arose to compare Tokyo Gore Police with anything in horror then it is creeping towards a Troma flic... Click to read more "Tokyo Gore Police (Tôkyô zankoku keisatsu)"

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