In the opening moments of this film our lads Devil-Fire and Viper see a ghost while fishing one night. Once they tell Hanzo about it, he instantly lusts after the ghost and our merry band of rapists discuss the logistics of having sex with it. If she doesn’t have legs, how can she have a vagina? This is exactly the kind of thought provoking discussion one can expect from a Hanzo the Razor film.
For better or worse, this entry abandons the experimental elements that were introduced in Hanzo the Razor: Sword of Justice. They did however keep Hanzo the Razor’s character. While his disdain for titles and abuse of power can be seen as likeable in a “fighting for the little guy” kind of way, he is a serial rapist and abuses those he decides to employ, which makes him rather unlikeable. Maybe these would work better as pink films, I’m not sure.
I hadn’t seen this one for 15 years or so until tonight. I vaguely remember liking one or some of the Hanzo films, but I’m guessing it wasn’t this one.
Ghibli Fest returns this year, and kicks things of with the 25th anniversary of Princess Mononoke. I love this one, but I always forget how bloody violent it is.
I’ve always liked detective stories, who doesn’t like a good mystery? And I’ve been into comics since I was old enough to remember. I wasn’t into the superhero element of them so much as the art, character design, and the stories. Luckily, my sister enjoyed watching the excellent Batman: The Animated Series of the mid ’90s with me. I even tuned in to see Adam West in reruns of The Batman from the 60s. That theme song was amazing and everything down to the spinning newspaper transitions were cool as hell to me. Those series really cemented my love of Batman.
I believe that, as a species, human beings define their reality through misery and suffering.
This is my 3rd Fulci, having seen just The Beyond and The Devil’s Honey before. This seemed tame by comparison.
I’m not one for these found footage style joints, but I had fun with this one. Watching it at 3am on a work night probably added to the experience!
This is probably the best Filipino horror film I’ve ever seen, not that I’ve seen a lot. The overall production quality just seems far and above the others I’ve seen.
Wow, who knew this was so violent? This is basically some set up and then a series of fights and action scenes. This also must have had one hell of a budget. All the animation, composite shots (not sure how they’re done actually), and big scenes with 100 people in costumes and makeup couldn’t have come cheap.