Dead Or Alive 2: Birds (Dead Or Alive 2: Tôbôsha)

Dead Or Alive 2: Birds (Dead Or Alive 2: Tôbôsha) Japan (2000) Dir. Takashi Miike After delivering one of the most conclusive endings possible to a film, the idea that there could be a sequel to Takashi Miike’s Dead Or Alive seems rather preposterous. But this is Miike we are talking about - and who … Continue reading Dead Or Alive 2: Birds (Dead Or Alive 2: Tôbôsha)

Dead Or Alive (Dead Or Alive: Hanzaisha)

Dead Or Alive (Dead Or Alive: Hanzaisha) Japan (1999) Dir. Takashi Miike Takashi Miike’s reputation as a major proponent of extreme cinema proceeds any of his works, no matter how innocent the subject matter may be. Therefore, the violent world associated with the Yakuza seems tailor made for him - with Miike’s unique twist liberally … Continue reading Dead Or Alive (Dead Or Alive: Hanzaisha)

Daughter Of The Nile

Daughter Of The Nile (Cert 15) 2 Discs DVD/Blu-ray Combo (Distributor: Eureka) Running Time: 93 minutes approx. One of the problems with being a film buff is that you often come across films lauded by many that you can’t get to grips with and are left wondering what it is you are missing. Thanks to … Continue reading Daughter Of The Nile

Gangster Payday (Da cha fan)

Gangster Payday (Da cha fan) Hong Kong (2014) Dir. Lee Po-Cheung The gangster film has been a popular staple for Hong Kong cinema over the past few decades but rarely has it been the subject of a comedy, something Lee Po-Cheung, in his second film as director, has chosen to address. Brother Ghost (Anthony Wong) … Continue reading Gangster Payday (Da cha fan)

The Mission (Cheung foh)

The Mission (Cheung foh) Hong Kong (1999) Dir. Johnnie To Over the past decade plus Hong Kong’s Johnnie To has established himself at the top of the table when it comes to crime/triad thrillers. He may not be alone with the likes of Ringo Lam and Herman Yau nipping at his heels but with such … Continue reading The Mission (Cheung foh)

Special ID (Te shu shen fen)

Special ID (Te shu shen fen) China (2013) Dir. Clarence Fok Chan Chi-lung (Donnie Yen) is an undercover police agent sent to infiltrate the Hong Kong gang lead by Cheung Mou-hung (Collin Chou). Mou-hung however lets Chan know he suspects him of being a police spy, and threatens his mother Amy (Nina Paw). To prove … Continue reading Special ID (Te shu shen fen)

Life Without Principle (Dyut meng gam)

  Life Without Principle (Dyut meng gam) Hong Kong (2011) Dir. Johnnie To Modern day Hong Kong and the lives of three very different people are about to change forever and all for the same reason – money. Bank officer Teresa (Denise Ho) is the lowest performing member at her bank and needs desperately to … Continue reading Life Without Principle (Dyut meng gam)