Our world is ancient. People born and people die since prehistoric time. But what happens when there’s no more space left in the afterworld for those who have passed away? What are they? Ghosts? Wandering souls? When that happens, they bleed into our realm. The ghosts walk among us. So never open The Forbidden Room…… Continue reading Pulse (回路,Kairo) Review: Help Me Escape Loneliness
I’m glad I watched this film last in this series. It took a bit of detective work but I enjoyed the ride. Everything makes sense why Scorpion possesses the spirit of a dead girl and why she harbors a deep hatred towards cops. This film got political fast and I am afraid that I don’t…… Continue reading Female Prisoner 701 Scorpion (1972) Review: The Obedient Citizen and Her Government
There are four films total based on the manga series written by Tooru Shinohara. I’ve been hooked with this series. So far I watched 3 out of 4. Not all the films are directed by Shunya Ito. Female Prisoner Scorpion: 701’s Grudge Song was directed by Yasuharu Hasebe. No wonder the style is noticeably different.…… Continue reading Female Prisoner Scorpion Beast Stable (1973) Review: Strike A Pose in Red District
If you have been following this blog, you probably know that I enjoyed Female Prisoner Jailhouse 41 very much. Some would argue that the film is a response to the Feminist Movement, calling out all men as filthy horn dogs. Women became criminals because men have wronged them in some ways (okay maybe I am…… Continue reading Female Prisoner Scorpion 701’s Grudge Song (1972) Review: Your “Thingy” Will Get Sting
Don’t underestimate the power of good illustration. Like a prey, people like me get trapped by its web all the time. That’s what happened to me with Ninja Scroll. I jumped into this film without knowing anything about it. I just saw the cover and I thought it looked cool. And I was not wrong. The…… Continue reading Ninja Scroll(1993)Review: A Love Story for Humanity
I am addicted to laughing. I might have just found one of the funniest film I have ever watched. A big fan of Quentin Tarantino’s Pulp Fiction here, but this one tops it. Don’t get mad now. I am not a man-hater but the portrayal of men in this film is a bit accurate; they…… Continue reading Female Prisoner Jailhouse 41 (1972) Review: Bad Boys Are Dogs!
Sometimes I think the term feminism is just a Western product. Over the years, it has carried such a bad connotation. I think vocal feminists are confused these days. Just because I am on the quiet side, it doesn’t mean that I don’t believe in gender equality nor do I condone femininity. Do I have…… Continue reading Romance Doll Review: Love Is Remembrance