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Posted 17th May 2009 at 10:35 AM by Sam@Cult Labs

The Red Shoes





Not to be confused with Powell & Pressburger classic of the same name, The Red Shows is an excellent work of high drama horror, The Red Shoes continues Korea's run of quirky hits with a movie that piles on the gory shocks, sometimes to a ridiculous degree, while still focusing on character, in particular a riveting mother -daughter relationship at the heart of the movie that explodes into raw physical and verbal violence as the film moves...
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Sex & Zen

Posted 26th April 2009 at 10:50 AM by Sam@Cult Labs

Sex & Zen





Classic Hong Kong Cat III eroticism that still manages to befuddle the sensibilities years after it was first released. Mixing softcore sex scenes with costume drama, this example of libertine film making is a great example of a genre that flourished in the Far East for a while until the Chinese government cracked down on it's more explicit facets.

Sex & Zen is the everyday story of a newly married man who goes on a journey...
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I'm a Cyborg

Posted 20th April 2009 at 07:55 PM by Sam@Cult Labs

I'm a Cyborg




The reason so many of us gravitated to extreme Asian Cinema at the turn of the decade must partly have been due to boredom. Weary of the genre rules of Hollywood horror and action movies we searched out new kicks in the form of nerve jangling J-horror ghost yarns, Takashi Miikes surreal and vicious gangster fantasies or the downbeat art-shocks of Kim Ki-Duk.

But, like all new fads, the media led invasion of Far East entertainment...
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