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Joe Ma's Sasori is a rough remake of the "Sasori" film series from the 70s starring Meiko Kaji. How does this film turn out? Good, but not great.The story revolves around revenge and Joe Ma takes the time to add some Kill Bill flavor to it. The camerawork is excellent; however, when mixed with the mellow soundtrack, the film becomes really dramatized with characters that aren't as interesting as they should be. This isn't to say that this is a boring film, as the 95 minutes don't take an eternity to pass.There is a good amount of intense violence, but the climax for most of these scenes take place off screen or is cut away from, leaving those few seconds to the imagination. The action in the first half is all brawls in a female prison, while the wire fu marital arts unleashes in the second. It's unfortunate that there isn't more of it because the choreography is quite good.Miki Mizuno's lead performance is acceptable and so is the rest of the supporting cast. Simon Yam's brief role is one to look out for.Sasori isn't original and it isn't overly impressive. Still, there is enough to make this worth watching.
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