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Asian Cinema

The Admiral: Roaring Currents Blu-ray Review

Posted April 20th, 2015 by Brandon A. DuHamel

The Admiral: Roaring Currents Blu-ray Review

A Joseon Admiral faces off against an invading horde of 300 Japanese ships with his tiny fleet of twelve in this thrilling South Korean historical epic.

Blind Woman’s Curse Blu-ray Review

Posted April 13th, 2015 by Gerard Iribe

Blind Woman’s Curse Blu-ray Review

An unusual Yakuza film with an almost supernatural twist.

White Haired Witch Blu-ray Review

Posted April 9th, 2015 by Brandon A. DuHamel

White Haired Witch Blu-ray Review

The beautiful Fan Bingbing and the beautiful visuals can’t save this confusing, poorly edited film.

R100 Blu-ray Review

Posted March 10th, 2015 by Brandon A. DuHamel

R100 Blu-ray Review

An average man feeds his masochism with a bevvy of sexy dominatrices until it gets out of control in the dark comedy R100.

Back to 1942 [UK] Blu-ray Review

Posted March 3rd, 2015 by Brandon A. DuHamel

Back to 1942 [UK] Blu-ray Review

Back to 1942 (一九四二) is a beautifully filmed epic that tells the story of China’s devastating wartime famine in Henan.

Why Don’t You Play in Hell? Blu-ray Review

Posted February 24th, 2015 by Brandon A. DuHamel

Why Don’t You Play in Hell? Blu-ray Review

A group of devoted filmmakers is caught up in the clash of two rival yakuza clans in this over-the-top comedy crime thriller from writer/director Sono Sion.

The Last Supper (2012) Blu-ray Review

Posted February 21st, 2015 by Gerard Iribe

The Last Supper (2012) Blu-ray Review

The Last Supper looks stupendous, but that’s about all this dull historical drama has going for it.

Pom Poko Blu-ray Review

Posted February 10th, 2015 by Brandon A. DuHamel

Pom Poko Blu-ray Review

Studio Ghibli’s magical fantasy Pom Poko with its anthropomorphic raccoons arrives in a fine Blu-ray edition courtesy of Disney.

The Pirates (2014) Blu-ray Review

Posted January 21st, 2015 by Brandon A. DuHamel

The Pirates (2014) Blu-ray Review

Three factions try to hunt down a whale that swallowed the emperor’s royal seal in this Korean comedy/adventure set at the dawn of the Joseon Dynasty.

Naruto the Movie: Road to Ninja Blu-ray Review

Posted December 29th, 2014 by Brandon A. DuHamel

Naruto the Movie: Road to Ninja Blu-ray Review

Naruto and Sakura are cast into an alternate universe in the action-packed feature film Road to Ninja, which should appeal to fans of this franchise