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Challenge of the Lady Ninja (1982)

Director: Lee Tso-Nam Starring: Elsa Yeung, Chen Kuan-Tai, Peng Kong, Kam Yin-Fei Challenge of the Lady Ninja is a difficult film to describe because it refuses to explain itself. Not that any film should have to spoon feed an audience, but in this instance it almost comes across as if they were making the story [...]

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The Thirty Nine Steps (1978)

Country: United Kingdom Director: Don Sharp Starring: Robert Powell, David Warner, John Mills, Eric Porter, Karen Dotrice, George Baker, William Squire, Timothy West Music:Ed Welch Based on the novel by John Buchan Because Alfred Hitchcock’s version of The 39 Steps is considered one of the greatest movies of all time – a point of view [...]

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Sudden Impact (1983)

Country: United States Director: Clint Eastwood Starring: Clint Eastwood, Sondra Locke, Pat Hingle, Bradford Dillman, Albert Popwell Music: Lalo Schifrin I am sure that I do not have to introduce the character of Dirty Harry Callahan. Sudden Impact was the fourth film in the Dirty Harry series, preceded by Dirty Harry, Magnum Force, and The [...]

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Superseven Calling Cairo (1965)

Country: Italy / France Starring: Roger Browne, Fabienne Dali, Massimo Serato, Dina De Santis, Rosalba Neri, Antonio Gradoli, Mino Doro Director: Umberto Lenzi Music: Angelo Francesco Lavagnino Original Title: Superseven chiama Cairo There are heaps of styles of spy films, but I think the ones I enjoy the most are the jet-set globe trotters from [...]

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Black Fedora

Authors: B.C. Bell / Phillip Drayer Duncan / Kevin Paul Shaw Broden Publisher: Pro Se Productions Published: September 2013 Any story, is only as good as its villain. But what happens when the story is twisted a bit, so the villain becomes the star of the show, rather than the hero? I am not talking [...]

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The Bodyguard (1973 / 1976)

Country: Japan Starring: Sonny Chiba, Etsuko Shihomi, Aaron Banks, Judy Lee, Bill Louie Director: Tatsuichi Takamori (1973) Director: Simon Nuchtern (1976) Cinematographer: Joel Shapiro Music: Maurice Sarli Producer: Susumu Yoshikawa (1973) Producer: Terry Levene (1976) AKA: Chiba The Bodyguard, Viva Chiba Original Title: Karate Kiba Sometimes in this day and age it is easy to [...]

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The Killing Machine (1975)

Country: Japan Starring: Sonny Chiba, Yutaka Nakajima, Makoto Sato, Naoya Makoto, Sanae Kitabayashi, Akiko Mori, Hosei Komatsu, Tetsuro Tanba Director: Norifumi Suzuki Writer: Isao Matsumoto Cinematographer: Yoshio Nakajima Music: Shunsuke Kikuchi Original Title: Shôrinji kenpô Minor warning. This review contains adult themes. As a teenager at school, out in the yard, talk would often drift [...]

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Salute of the Jugger (1989)

Country: United States / Australia Starring: Rutger Hauer, Joan Chen, Vincent D’Onfrio, Delroy Lindo, Anna Katerina, Gandhi MacIntyre, Justin Monjo, Hugh Keays-Byrne, Max Fairchild Screenplay: David Webb Peoples Director: David Webb Peoples Cinematography: David Eggby Music: Todd Boekelheide Producers: Brian Rosen, Charles Roven Alternate Title: Blood of Heroes If you’re around the same age as [...]

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