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Volcano High Review

Volcano High Review

Barry Woodcock offers his thoughts on Volcano High, an action-comedy from South Korea that translates the over-the-top style and action of Anime into a live-action movie, in his full review of the Premier Asia Region 2 release.

Into The Mirror Review

Into The Mirror Review

Barry Woodcock reviews the Region 3 release of Into The Mirror, a Korean supernatural thriller with some striking visuals and interesting concepts that unfortunately fails to deliver the thrills horror fans expect.

Santa Sangre Review

Santa Sangre Review

Barry Woodcock reviews Anchor Bay's excellent Region 2 release of Alejandro Jodorowsky's hallucinogenic horror movie Santa Sangre.

The Spiral Review

The Spiral Review

Barry Woodcock has reviewed the Region 2 release of the 'lost' sequel to Ringu, The Spiral (Rasen).

A Tale of Two Sisters Review

A Tale of Two Sisters Review

Barry Woodcock has reviewed the Region 3 release of A Tale of Two Sisters, an effective supernatural mystery from South Korea with echoes of The Others, The Sixth Sense, Ringu and The Eye.

Memories of Murder Review

Memories of Murder Review

Barry Woodcock has reviewed Memories of Murder, a superb serial killer drama based on a real-life series of unsolved murders that took place in South Korea between 1986 and 1991. The Korean DVD release features excellent audio and video quality and is encoded for Regions 1 and 3.

Discovering Korean Cinema: Drama

Discovering Korean Cinema: Drama

Barry Woodcock continues his series of features exploring the world of South Korean film with a look at the country's efforts in the field of drama.

Wild Card Review

Wild Card Review

Barry Woodcock has reviewed the Region 3 release of Wild Card, a solid, if unremarkable, detective drama from South Korea.

Ping Pong (Special Edition) Review

Ping Pong (Special Edition) Review

<b>Barry Woodcock</b> has reviewed the Japanese Region 2 Special Edition release of <a href="/content.php?contentid=5534">Ping Pong</a>, a sporting comedy-drama that has a misleading reputation as Japan's answer to Shaolin Soccer.

Un couer en hiver Review

Un couer en hiver Review

<b>Barry Woodcock</b> has reviewed the Region 2 release of <a href="/content.php?contentid=5511">Un couer en hiver</a>. Daniel Auteuil, Emmanuelle Béart and André Dussollier star as three corners of a romantic triangle in Claude Sautet's penultimate film.

Electric Dragon 80,000V Review

Electric Dragon 80,000V Review

<b>Barry Woodcock</b> has reviewed the Japanese Region 2 release of <a href="/content.php?contentid=5500">Electric Dragon 80,000V</a>. Tadanobu Asano and Masatoshi Nagase battle it out in Sogo Ishii's hour-long assault on the senses.

Evil Dead Trap Review

Evil Dead Trap Review

<b>Barry Woodcock</b> has reviewed the Region 2 release of <a href="/content.php?contentid=5470">Evil Dead Trap</a>, an 80s Japanese horror made in the syle of Lucio Fulci and Dario Argento.

Save The Green Planet Review

Save The Green Planet Review

<b>Barry Woodcock</b> has reviewed the Region 3 release of <a href="/content.php?contentid=3717">Save The Green Planet</a>. Forget any preconceptions you may have about Asian cinema, Jang Jun-hwan's startling science fiction/horror/comedy/drama is unlike any Asian film you've seen before, with the closest comparison being the work of Jean-Pierre Jeunet or Terry Gilliam.<p><p>

Wild Zero Review

Wild Zero Review

<b>Barry Woodcock</b> has reviewed the Region 2 release of <a href="/content.php?contentid=5455">Wild Zero</a>, a Japanese rock 'n' roll zombie movie that isn't half as fun as it sounds.

Punch-Drunk Love Review

Punch-Drunk Love Review

<b>Barry Woodcock</b> has reviewed the Region 2 release of <a href="/content.php?contentid=5435">Punch-Drunk Love</a>. Adam Sandler stars in this unusual romantic comedy from Magnolia and Boogie Nights director Paul Thomas Anderson.

The Hitcher (Special Edition) Review

The Hitcher (Special Edition) Review

<b>Barry Woodcock</b> has reviewed the Region 2 release of <a href="/content.php?contentid=5410">The Hitcher (Special Edition)</a>. Rutger Hauer gives arguably his finest peformance as the man you least want to give a lift to in this 80s horror thriller.

Foxy Brown Review

Foxy Brown Review

Twenty years before Jackie, Pam Grier was Foxy. <b>Barry Woodcock</b> has reviewed the Region 2 release of <a href="/content.php?contentid=5403">Foxy Brown</a>, another release in MGM's Soul Cinema series.

Coffy Review

Coffy Review

<b>Barry Woodcock</b> has reviewed the Region 2 release of <a href="/content.php?contentid=5402">Coffy</a>, one of MGM's series of Soul Cinema blaxploitation releases. Pam Grier stars in what would prove to be a signature role.<p>

La Comunidad Review

La Comunidad Review

<b>Barry Woodcock</b> has reviewed the Spanish Region 2 release of <a href="/content.php?contentid=5398">La Comunidad</a>. Carmen Maura stars in this vintage-style black comedy-thriller from Álex de la Iglesia, the director of such cult favourites as The Day of the Beast, Perdita Durango and Acción Mutante. The film also receives a limited UK theatrical release starting today.