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Review: Lifeforce (1985)

Review by: Monkey Fist SCUM Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆ 28 Days Later was not the first film to feature running zombies. That honour belongs to Lifeforce, which is, of course, one of the greatest, if not the greatest [...]

December 18, 2013 Reviews

Review: The Fury (1978)

Review by: Mountain Monkey SCUM Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆ Brian De Palma’s The Fury (1978) gets the high definition treatment with not one but two Blu-ray releases this year. Back in March, Twilight Time released their Blu-ray of The Fury for [...]

November 29, 2013 Reviews

Review: Special ID (2013)

  Review by: Monkey Fist SCUM Rating: ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ During the 80s and 90s, Donnie Yen’s had some hits and misses with the movies he’s  starred in. Over the last couple of years, I was glad that he was [...]

November 16, 2013 Reviews

Review: ‘The Story of Kong Ngee’ retrospective

Review by: Mountain Monkey Hong Kong film fans in Singapore were offered a rare treat last month, when the National Museum of Singapore presented ‘The Story of Kong Ngee’ retrospective. Presented in conjunction with the Hong Kong Film Archive, 15 Cantonese [...]

November 15, 2013 Reviews

Review: The Mighty Peking Man (1977)

Review by: Mountain Monkey SCUM Rating: ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ Available on DVD as part of Quentin Tarantino’s Rolling Thunder Pictures Triple Feature, and also on Blu-ray from Japan (warning, no English subtitles available with the Japanese release), I finally [...]

November 1, 2013 Reviews

Review: Painless (aka Insensibles, 2012)

Review by: Topo Sanchez SCUM Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆ Painless is the impressive directorial debut of Spanish director Juan Carlos Medina, and what a brave debut it is. Set in Catalonia, the film is essentially a double tale — one [...]

October 25, 2013 Reviews

Review: Martyrs (2008)

Review by: Topo Sanchez SCUM Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Every once in a while, the world at large is gifted with a piece of art that defies genre categorization and throws the rule books out the window. Its [...]

October 11, 2013 Reviews

Review: Grabbers (2012)

Review by: Monkey Fist SCUM Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆ It’s been a while since I got really excited over a creature feature and I was indeed glad to have come across this gem whilst I was shopping at [...]

October 3, 2013 Reviews

Review: A Band Called Death (2013)

Review by: Mountain Monkey SCUM Rating: ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆ Coming hot on the heels of last year’s Searching for Sugar Man (2012) is A Band Called Death, a rockumetary that treads a now familiar path about a long-forgotten star/band [...]

September 27, 2013 Reviews

Review: C.H.U.D (1984)

Review by Monkey Fist SCUM Rating: ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆ C.H.U.D is one of those oddities that always stood out from the video shelves whenever I visited the rental outlet back in the mid-80s. After reading the synopsis on the [...]

September 13, 2013 Reviews