Tuesday, January 29, 2013

White Slaves of Chinatown (1964)


Young women are kidnapped, tormented (haha), and eventually brainwashed to do a
crime syndicate's bidding. Whether as a drug pusher or a flesh peddler, the women
are trained by sadist Olga to serve and obey.

Housed in a nondescript building hidden amongst the shops in China town.
The girls are trained in various acts that would aid in securing capital for the syndicate's
lawless ambitions.

With many similarities to Reefer Madness (1936), this feature resembles a drug
propaganda film more then any sexploitation romp. Scenes of lite bondage, nudity
and implied lesbianism make this a notable landmark in Cinema trash.


Before the ample busted Ilsa there was Olga, lesbian vice queen and mistress
of debauchery, featured in several films of varying greatness. Notable for it's frequent
scenarios involving shapely women in uncomfortable and illegal situations.

These films mean a considerable deal to me. Olga who is played by Ohio
native, Audrey Campbell. Made considerable contributions to exploitation cinema,
being that she was featured in some of the very first cinema roughies.

These films, while a bit hokey and dated, I think would be timeless entertainment for
any fan of the darker side of cinema.

I will be reviewing the rest of the series in the upcoming weeks :)

Availability: This title is in print. However, newer pressings of this film collective
are DVD-Rs manufactured on demand. Opposed to my copy purchased in 2003, which
is just a regular DVD. I wonder if the DVD-R comes with the same interview booklet
like the first pressing? Hmmmm.

Price: Dvd represses (10-15$) The out of print original (34$+)

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Friday, January 25, 2013

Memorably Messy On-Screen Demises (04)

The deranged back wood cannibal family is usually considered a uniquely American horror.
In 2011, English director Alex Chandon decided to share his twisted take on
a similiar theme. Only, these characters exist in rural areas in England.
Opposed to say...Texas or North Carolina ;)

Inbred (2011)


Poor Zeb has already become the evenings entertainment for a gaggle of genetically 
challenged murderers. After being forced to wear a wig and fellate produce,
what could be worse?

A pair of amazonian twins, leading a very large Equus ferus over to his 
prone body, that's what. Especially when the horse has to consider the tasty carrot
forcibly shoved in his mouth.
Poor, poor Zeb.

Monday, January 21, 2013

The Heroic Trio (1993)


Over a period of 3 months, 18 new born baby boys have been taken from a local hospital.
What the babies parents, and the police do not know. Is that a crazed madman is having his
skilled henchmen kidnap the children. Relocating them to a bizarre underworld,
where an approaching cosmic event is said to predict which one will be the next Emperor of China.

A masked female avenger, known as "Wonder Woman", attempts to aid
the police (and her detective husband, still currently in the dark over
her crime fighting past time.) by sticking close to the hospital, hoping to prevent
further occurrences. Despite repeated confrontations with an invisible menace.

Ordered by her master to continue collecting babies, Ching, also known
as "Invisible Woman". Is the girlfriend of a brilliant scientist, currently in the
process of completing his invisibility robe. An item Ching has no problem pilfering
on occasion, for usage in her keeper's devious schemes.

Sadly, the closer her lover gets to finishing his beloved project.
The more Ching is advised to end his life. That assigned task being the most
difficult for her to complete.

Amongst a landscape already abundant with drama. Another female warrior appears
to aid the police during a hostage situation. Offering her skills and abilities for a price.
This woman, known as "Thief Catcher", specializes in explosives and her most prized
possession is her motorcycle.

These three women all have dubious pasts linking them together.
After repeated confrontations and devastating scenarios, there is a shift in alliances.
And the trio decide to work together to stop the evil plaguing the city.

Let the ass kicking commence!


Personal turmoil and revolving allegiances interweave beautifully with
high flying action, and rampant children-in-peril scenarios. Adding punch to
an already unusual plot.

I was shocked on numerous occasions with this film's frequent and surprisingly
cruel situations involving babies and young children. It's definitely boundary
pushing and extremely impactful.

As for our three beautiful heroines, they add real magic to the screen.
Especially,  Anita Mui as "Wonder Woman", she is undoubtedly my favorite.

Anthony Wong also deserves honorable praise for his memorably deranged
screen presence, and bird-cage weapon. Which allows him to
promptly behead his opponents.

What can I say, this film is absolutely amazing!

Availability: My version, the Tai Seng press from 98 (which is the only US subtitled version)
is out of print. Yet, still available. While edited and dubbed pressings
from Miramax and now apparently, Echo Bridge. Are easier and cheaper to procure.

Price: For a good/very good copy of the Tai Seng press (7-19$)
for a like new to new copy (24-50$) For the dubbed versions (2-6$)

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Friday, January 18, 2013

Memorably Messy On-Screen Demises (03)

In 1989, Evil Dead 2 co-writer, Scott Spiegel wrote and directed a film detailing the mundane
activities of a grocery store night stock crew. Except there's a murderous madman on the loose inside the store, dispatching the staff in pretty gruesome ways. Which brings me to this magical moment.

Intruder (1989)

Ever wonder what would happen to a person's head after it's been introduced to
an industrial meat cutting band saw? Look no further!

Friday, January 11, 2013

Memorably Messy On-Screen Demises (02)

You can thank Japanese make-up FX maestro, Screaming Mad George for this
stomach churning end. For me, this is easily one of the most fucked up deaths in the franchise.

Nightmare On Elm Street 4 (1988)

Poor Debbie had an unnatural fear of bugs, especially cockroaches.
Imagine her excitement when her body begins a painful metamorphosis
into the object of her disgust. Only to end up meeting an end fit for an insect.
Crushed in a roach motel.

"You can check in, but you can't check out."

Monday, January 7, 2013

Naked Killer - The Director's Cut (1992)


A series of messy contract killings all employing the same methods of butchery,
continue to baffle the police. The victims nether regions enduring the brunt
of the killer's violence.

Officer Tinam's recent reinstatement after a lengthy absence due to his part
in his brother's accidental death, leaves him morose, impotent and unable to fire a gun.
Let alone hold one without vomiting.Yet despite his glaring inadequacies,
Tinam still presents himself like a well seasoned official.

Upon observing the crime scenes, Tinam strongly considers the possibility of the killer
or killers being women. While the skeptical chief of Police is not so easy to convince.
Rather than acknowledge his suggestions, he sends Tinam to the hair salon for a haircut.

While at the salon, Tinam encounters a feisty beauty named Kitty,
after she goes ballistic on one of the stylists with a pair of scissors.

Rather then arrest the fiery femme, Tinam allows her to flee the scene.
Inadvertently sparking a rather unconventional relationship between them.
Kitty being the first person to entice a certain male impulse.
Although it would seem that the turmoil in Kitty's life will make it hard for a
sustained connection or consummation.

First, Kitty's father discovers her step-mother in the arms of another man.
The ensuing scuffle between the two causes her father's death.
This of course, prompts a violent attack from Kitty, who goes to Bee's place of employment
armed to the teeth.

Kitty's zeal for violence catches the attention of another imaginative female killer,
named Sister Cindy. 

Cindy becomes Kitty's mentor, welcoming her into a hierarchy of female contract
killers. The most notable of the bunch, being Princess. A shapely executioner with
allegiance to no one, not even her maker, Sister Cindy.


Blessed with the ability to simultaneously maim and emasculate
their victims in one fail swoop. There are no damsels in distress in this film,
only beautiful women skilled in the art of butchery.
Their bodies serving as the ultimate weapon.

In my eyes this is easily one of the best girls-with-guns flicks. It's perfection.
And no one can convince me otherwise!

This over the top affair is full of wondrous exploitation goodness.
In addition to being absolutely hilarious.
Included in the mix is creative fight choreography, sleazy soundtrack, lesbian contract killers
and pervasive vulgarity. Love love love love.

Words cannot express just how overwhelmingly amazing this film is!
Very highly recommended!

Availability: The director's cut is the most complete US version,
with a running time of 93 mins. This version is also the most expensive.
Various edited, or dubbed versions with a running time of 89 mins, can be
purchased fairly cheaply.

Price: I've seen copies in various conditions going from 59$ all the way up to 144,
for the director's cut. As for the edited copies they can be picked up for about 6-10$

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Friday, January 4, 2013

Memorably Messy On-screen Demises (01)

With content taken straight from my uncompleted print zine.
Each week I will post a tribute to my favorite on screen deaths!
Anticipate the very best in messy on-screen expirations, starting with this Asian delight.

Entrails Of A Beautiful Woman (1986)

Only the Japanese could conjure such an imaginative death.
Here a lusty vixen attempts sex with a demon, and during penetration
his penis makes an impromptu exit....out of her chest.

At least she died happy.

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

The Blue Jean Monster (1991)


An iniquitous fortune from a Buddhist temple spells bad news for Officer Tsu,
self proclaimed man with "9 lives".

After receiving a tip off for a burglary in progress, Tsu arrives at the scene
just as the offenders are about to depart, suitcase of cash in hand.
Completed by a screaming female hostage.

A chase ensues, leading to an old construction site.
Tsu's persistence allows for the thieves' hostage Gucci to escape with their loot.
Sadly, his tenacity does not work in his favor, and he is killed by falling debri.
But, being that this is not your run-of-the-mill action flick.
His body is re-animated by lightning and curiously enough, a cat.

Unsure if he's alive or a ghost, Tsu's body is impervious to pain,
even if it still sustains damage. His indicated abilities are only good for a short time, before he has to zap himself with high voltage electricity.

Conscious of the fact that his time is limited, Tsu's final wishes are to witness
the birth of his son, along with catching the bad guys responsible for his death.
Despite repeat misunderstandings with his pregnant wife, making his life more complicated.
Tsu has something in his favor. His proximity to the current
holder of the gang's plunderage, Gucci.


Prepare yourself for an electrifying, implant rupturing good time!
This film definitely delivers with it's unconventional plot, sick humor
and boundary pushing action scenes.

The sense of danger is certainly heightened when a real baby is used during
some intense moments. Also, the subtitles are far from politically correct.

These things and a multitude of others, contributed to my immense enjoyment of this film.

Availability:  Yesasia appears to have this title available on DVD. I'm sure it
can also be unearthed elsewhere with a little digging. Or there's ebay.
That's where I snagged my copy ;)

Price: 9-13$

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