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OKG Newsletter

Topic: vengeance

King of Triads

Royally average.


Rod Lott
"Queen of Triads" is a more accurate title for "King of Triads," but to quibble about such things over a thoroughly mediocre Hong Kong actioner is a waste of time and energy.
Monday, February 13, 2012

Mad Detective

Lend your eyes to this unconventional Asian police thriller, but keep your ears.


Rod Lott
A slaughtered pig hangs in the middle of a room, at which Inspector Bun (Lau Ching Wan, “Black Mask”) stabs. Then he zips himself up in a suitcase and asks a colleague to push him down a stairwell. Then he cuts off his own ear as a going-away present for his boss.
Friday, February 17, 2012

Confessions of an Opium Eater / The Face of Fu Manchu / The Vengeance of Fu Manchu

Confucius say ... WTF?!?


Rod Lott
For very different reasons, I'll watch any movie with Vincent Price, Bill Murray, Jackie Chan or Carla Gugino. Falling into the first category is 1962's Confessions of an Opium Eater, a rare Price vehicle rare no more, thanks to a DVD debut from Warner Archive.
Wednesday, October 17, 2012

It’s a TV-on-DVD fall frenzy!

Featuring nine shows about zombies and maids and gigolos and gladiators and government agents and visitors from the grave and ...

Television series

Rod Lott
With the arrival of fall, a whole new crop of television series has debuted. And yet, I can’t say I’ve caught many more than maybe two. See, I’ve been too busy catching up on all these shows on Blu-ray and DVD — shows such as these fine nine ...
Friday, October 26, 2012