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Review: The Secret of the Urn

The Secret of the Urn Starring:Kinnosuke Nakamura Directed: Hideo Gosha Release Date: 1966 Run Time:  91 Minutes Format: DVD Audio: Japanese / Subtitles:  English Distributor: AnimEigo Plot After losing both an eye and an arm to treachery while on a mission for his clan, Samanosuke (Kinnosuke NAKAMURA) becomes a ronin who calls himself TANGE Sazen. […]

Review: Miyamoto Musashi

Miyamoto Musashi Starring: Kinnosuke Nakamura Directed: Tomu Uchida Release Date: 1961 – 1965 Run Time:  570 Minutes Format: DVD Audio: Japanese / Subtitles:  English Distributor: AnimEigo Plot An epic 5-film series that chronicles the life of Japan’s most famous swordsman, Miyamoto Mushashi, founder of the Niten-ryu school of swordsmanship, and author of The Book of Five […]

Review: Lone Wolf and Cub (Blu-Ray)

Lone Wolf and Cub Starring: Tomisaburo Wakayama, Akihiro Tomikawa (The Cub) Directed: Buichi Saito, Kenji Misumi, Yoshiyuki Kuroda Release Date:  1972-1974 Run Time: 507 Minutes Format: Blu-Ray Audio: Japanese / Subtitles:  Eng Distributor: AnimEigo Plot He was Itto Ogami, a man who held himself to the harsh code of Bushido, entrusted by the Shogun with […]

Review: The Samurai I Loved

The Samurai I Loved Starring: Somegorô Ichikawa, Yoshino Kimura, Kôji Imada, Ryô Fukawa, Mieko Harada Directed: Mitsuo Kurotsuchi Release Date:  2005 Run Time: 131 Minutes Format: DVD Audio: Japanese / Subtitles:  Eng Distributor: AnimEigo Plot Following his father’s forced seppuku, Bunshiro and his mother are left with nothing but a meager income and the shame […]

Review: The Battle Wizard

The Battle Wizard  Starring: Danny Lee, Lin Chen Chi Directed: Pao Hsueh Release Date: 1977 Run Time: 73 Minutes Format: DVD Audio: Eng / Subtitles:  Eng Distributor: Well Go USA Plot A brother, Tuan Yu, who loves books and a sister, Mu Wan-Ching, who loves swords must face the yellow-robed warrior, the Red Python, a sinuous […]

Review: The Duel of The Century

The Duel of The Century Starring: Sun Chien, Pai Piao, Liu Yung Directed: Chu Yuan Release Date: 1981 Run Time: 95 Minutes Format: DVD Audio: Mandarin / Subtitles:  Eng Distributor: Well Go USA Plot Liu Yung and Sun Chien team to investigate the martial-art murders of a supposedly mortally wounded swordsman, only to find deception, death, double-dealings, […]

Review: Two Champions of Shaolin

Two Champions of Shaolin Starring: Sun Chien, Lu Feng, Philip Kwok, Wang Li, Lo Meng Directed: Chang Cheh Release Date: 1982 Run Time: 102 Minutes Format: DVD Audio: Eng / Subtitles:  Eng Distributor: Well Go USA Plot The five venoms are reunited in Two Champions Of Shaolin, with four of the fab five wreaking havoc on […]

Review: Thunderbolt Fist

Thunderbolt Fist  Starring: Shih Szu, Chuan Yuan, Fang Mien, James Nam, Wong Chin Feng Directed: Cheung Yat Woo Release Date: 1972 Run Time: 91 Minutes Format: DVD Audio: Eng, Mandarin/ Subtitles:  Eng Distributor: Image Entertainment Plot Driven out of his home by the invading Japanese forces that killed his father, a young Chinese man retreats to […]

Review: Return to the 36th Chambers

Return to the 36th Chambers  Rating: 5 out of 5 Starring: Gordon Liu, Kara Hui Directed: Chia-Liang Liu Release Date: 1980 Run Time: 97 Minutes Format: DVDAudio: Eng, Cantonese  / Subtitles:  Eng Distributor: Vivendi Entertainment Plot Kung-Fu legend Gordon Liu reprises his role as San Te in this action-packed martial arts sequel. Up against unimaginable odds, […]

Review: Female Prisoner Scorpion: Grudge Song

Female Prisoner Scorpion: Grudge Song  Rating: 3 out of 5 Starring: Meiko Kaji Directed: Yasuharu Hasebe Release Date: 1973 Run Time: 92 Minutes Format: DVDAudio: Japanese / Subtitles: Eng Distributor: Tokyo Shock Plot Meiko Kaji slices and dices for the fourth and final time in this entry of the audaciously exploitative “Scorpion” series. Continuing to elude capture, Nami […]

Review: Female Prisoner Scorpion- Jailhouse 41

Female Prisoner Scorpion- Jailhouse 41  Rating: 4 out of 5 Starring: Meiko Kaji  Directed: Shunya Ito Release Date: 1972 Run Time: 90 Minutes Format: DVDAudio: Japanese / Subtitles:  Eng Distributor: Eastern Star Plot Matsu, known to the prisoners as Scorpion, is locked away in the bowels of the prison as revenge for disrupting the smooth operation of the […]

Review: Bastard Swordsman

Bastard Swordsman Rating: 4.5 out of 5 Starring: Shih-Ou Chang, Lau Chan, Shen Chan, Szu-Chia Chen, Yue-yu ChenDirected: Chin-Ku Lu Release Date: 1983 Run Time: 90 Minutes Format: DVDAudio: Eng, Mandarin / Subtitles:  Eng Distributor: Funimation Entertainment Plot Actor Lu Chun-ku really hit his stride as a director of mystical kung-fu epics, like Holy Flame Of The […]