22nd Sep2016

‘Female Prisoner Scorpion: The Complete Collection’ Review (Arrow Video)

by Paul Metcalf

If you are a fan of Lady Snowblood, you’ll know doubt know the intensity of Meiko Kaji, and how iconic her performance is. This is why the release of the Female Prisoner Scorpion: The Complete Collection by Arrow Video should catch your interest straight away. If you’ve yet to experience the story of Nami Matsushima, […]

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12th May2015

‘Retaliation’ Blu-ray Review (Arrow Video)

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Akira Kobayashi, Jô Shishido, Hideaki Nitani, Tamio Kawachi, Eiji Gô, Tatsuya Fuji, Jirô Okazaki, Meiko Kaji, Shôki Fukae, Ryôji Hayama, Kaku Takashina | Written by Yoshihiro Ishimatsu, Keiji Kubota | Directed by Yasuharu Hasebe There’s something about Japanese gangster movies, whether it be the Stray Cat Rock films or others like Massacre Gun.  These […]

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01st Apr2014

‘Blind Woman’s Curse’ Blu-ray Review (Arrow Video)

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Meiko Kaji, Hoki Tokuda, Makoto Satô, Hideo Sunazuka, Shirô Ôtsuji, Tôru Abe, Yoshi Katô, Yôko Takagi, Tatsumi Hijikata, Shirô Yanase | Written by Teruo Ishii, Chûsei Sone | Directed by Teruo Ishii When you start to watch a film called Blind Woman’s Curse starring Meiko Kaji you would expect a tale of revenge, probably […]

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30th Sep2012

‘Lady Snowblood’ Steelbook Review (Arrow Video)

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Meiko Kaji, Toshio Kurosawa, Masaaki Daimon, Miyoko Akaza, Shinichi Uchida, Takeo Chii, Noboru Nakaya | Written by Norio Osada | Directed by Toshiya Fujita There is a certain style to vengeance films and it’s arguable that Hollywood is losing the ability to make a truly good one.  Kill Bill of course is a good example […]

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