Lady Snowblood is the vicious tale of a cycle of vengeance carried out by a young girl named Yuki (Meiko Kaji — who also played the lead in the Female Convict 701: Scorpion series). Yuki was born to her mother in a prison and given the sole mission to avenge the circumstances which led to the event. A group of bandits killed her mothers family, kidnapped, and raped her. After her mother kills one, she is sent to prison and sleeps with all the guards in order to breed a child for the sole purpose of vengeance. Born in blood during the middle of a snow storm, Yuki the asura is given her task. After twenty years of grueling training, Yuki sets out on her mission. Continue reading
Since I have fallen behind so much for the last week and I can barely remember all that I watched, I’m just going to spurt out some movies I saw and give a brief sum of my thoughts. Continue reading
Awful movie. I fell asleep.
Hellbound: Hellraiser II is a direct continuation of the first Hellraiser film. Kristy Cotton (Ashley Lawrence) is fittingly now in an asylum called The Chanard Institute, after the events of Hellraiser. The Channard Institute’s head, Dr. Channard (Kenneth Cranham, Maleficent, A.D.: The Bible Continues), finds Kirsty’s story of a puzzle box able to open intra-dimensional doors intriguing. Being a collector of LeMerchand boxes himself, he’s looking for a way into hell. Channard has kept locked away in his institute a young girl named Tiffany in order to help Channard solve the puzzle box should he ever find it. We learn what lengths Dr. Channard will go to in order to achieve his ends in this very ambitious sequel. Continue reading
This is (of course), a re-watch. You can find my original review here.
The original Pumpkinhead was a no-nonsense, straight forward horror/fairy tale hybrid with a simple and entertaining story line. Pumpkinhead 2: Blood Wings is a convoluted mess that epitomizes the best and worst of direct to video 1990’s horror. Andrew Robinson (Hellraiser, Dirty Harry) was seemingly paid to chew the scenery as the films lead, Sheriff Braddock. Robinson’s overly melodramatic character spends most of the film acting with his eyebrows to show how he feels about a situation. As a veteran actor who can really bring it, it shows just how little he really cares about this film, and you can’t blame him. Continue reading