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A comprehensive look at the brief but brilliant career of the Sex Pistols. Julien Temple's use of footage he captured over the years, as well as a host of archive footage, shows a virtuoso understanding of the documentary genre.
One of the very best films the Shaw Bros. studio has to offer. Unlike most Shaw productions, this movie features extensive location work and diverse and interesting costumes, giving it a more lavish and expensive look than most of their stuff produced in the seventies and eighties. While it doesn't feature the eye-popping acrobatics you would see in a Chang Cheh or Lau Kar Leung movie, King Hu imbues the movie with some brutal wuxia violence and an epic sensibility that transcends the film's 91 minute running time. Chang Pei-Pei is a charismatic lead actress and a gifted ass-kicker. Now I can't wait to see King Hu's other films. A TOUCH OF ZEN, here I come.
This is probably one of the most interesting hybrid movies I've ever seen. It's got a giant monster (Quetzacoatl), hard boiled cops, and a dash of tough gangster moxie to go with it. Quentin Tarantino once quipped that when he made RESERVOIR DOGS, he mad Q without the monster, and it's really true. My only quibble with the movie is that I find it hard to believe that a giant dragon would be able to hide in New York so easily, but I guess stranger things have happened. Larry Cohen's razor sharp dialogue as well as Michael Moriarty's manic acting make this a gem that any fan of offbeat cinema can enjoy.
Lau Kar Leung and Gordon Liu make an unstoppable team. This movie chronicles the ultimate culture clash between a Chinese kung-fu master (Liu) and his Japanese wife, who happens to be passionate about Japanese martial arts. What results is the most intense pissing contest ever filmed. The final battle between Gordon Liu and the main ninja character is absolutely eye-popping. While it's a bit stilted in the favor of Chinese martial arts, it's cool to see the fighting styles and weapons of two different cultures go head-to-head in a seemingly nonstop gauntlet of spectacular martial arts battles. While it's not the epic tale that is 'The 36th Chamber of Shaolin' or 'The One-Armed Swordsman', the fight scenes in this movie are some of the best I've ever seen.
Exorcism movies either can't escape the influence of Friedkin's THE EXORCIST, or they simply have no desire to. THE LAST EXORCISM is a film with similar themes in that it focuses on a priest losing his faith, only to find himself face-to-face with the Devil himself. It features some less-theatrical vomiting, bodily contortions, etc. The way director Daniel Stamm chose to shake it up was to marry this premise with the aesthetic of THE BLAIR WITCH PROJECT.