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  • Gamera The Brave (Hong Kong Version)Gamera The Brave (Hong Kong Version)

    Gamera The Brave (Hong Kong Version) DVD Region 3

    Customer Review Rated Bad 8 - 8.8 out of 10 (4)
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    June 8, 2007 Surpasses All Expectations! Customer Review Rated Bad 9 - 9 out of 10
    The 60s proved to be a cheap and chinsy time for Gamera. The 90s showed his darker and more developed side. And now we have this. For most fans it's a treat, but if you were expecting a darker feeling (like was imbued by Gamera 3 - Revenge of Iris) you may be dissapointed. This time the main character whom discovers Gamera is a young boy and the movie progresses to cater to that age as well. But even so, the plot and characters are developed and realistic.

    I originally believed that this outing was going to be cheesy, but was totally wrong as I found that it was dramatic and even touching, without being too corny or boring. The main bad guy, Zedus, also harkens back to monsters of old creating an almost nostalgic feeling.

    In the end, the film proves that the producers and owners of the Gamera franchise are much better at creating new story lines than the recent ill-fated Godzilla arcs could ever hope to be. It was an all around tour de force. Hopefully we'll be treated to another film from this series!

    TWO THUMBS WAY UP!
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  • Gamera The Brave (Hong Kong Version)Gamera The Brave (Hong Kong Version)

    Gamera The Brave (Hong Kong Version) DVD Region 3

    Customer Review Rated Bad 8 - 8.8 out of 10 (4)
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    June 8, 2007 Surpasses All Expectations! Customer Review Rated Bad 9 - 9 out of 10
    The 60s proved to be a cheap and chinsy time for Gamera. The 90s showed his darker and more developed side. And now we have this. For most fans it's a treat, but if you were expecting a darker feeling (like was imbued by Gamera 3 - Revenge of Iris) you may be dissapointed. This time the main character whom discovers Gamera is a young boy and the movie progresses to cater to that age as well. But even so, the plot and characters are developed and realistic.

    I originally believed this outing was going to be cheesy, but was totally wrong as I found that it was dramatic and even touching, without being too corny or boring. The main bad guy Zedus also harkens back to monsters of old creating an almost nostalgic feeling.

    In the end, the film proves that the producers and owners of the Gamera franchise are much better at creating new story lines than the recent ill-fated Godzilla arcs could ever hope to be. It was an all around tour de force. Hopefully we'll be treated to another film from this series!

    TWO THUMBS UP!
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  • Shalom (Japan Version)Shalom (Japan Version)

    Shalom (Japan Version)

    Customer Review Rated Bad 9 - 9 out of 10 (2)
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    June 8, 2007 Much Deeper Than I Expected Customer Review Rated Bad 8 - 8 out of 10
    I first heard Mink when I saw the 2006 creature feature "Gamera - The Brave", for which she provided the soft "Eternal Love". I initially bought it for that reason only, but I was treated to an album that not only imbued an elegance but also integrated english so effortlessly into the music I could sware she was an American! I came away very satisfied, and even though I don't enjoy soft rock as much as a good beated pop song, I feel this is an album in my collection I'll return to all the time!
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  • April 6, 2007 Tokusatsu at it's very Best! Customer Review Rated Bad 9 - 9 out of 10
    This movie was such a hit in Japan it ended up outgrossing "The Mummy" at the Japanese box office in 1999! It tells the story of Tsutomu, a 9 year old boy who discovers a magical wishing ball that directs him to wish for anything that he chooses. He ends up wishing to meet his favorite hero, Gamu/Ultraman Gaia. When this is seen by a local bully, the ball is stolen and used to wish for a monster that Gamu defeats with relative ease.

    When Gamu abruptly returns to his own dimension he realizes he must return when a massive monster by the name of "King of Mons" shows up. At first Ultraman Gaia seems to have things under control when he finally confronts the monster, that is until King of Mons releases 2 more monsters from his chest! Now he is outmatched 3 to 1 and he needs help quick. Will Gaia be able to save OUR world!

    This is a fun and exciting film for all ages, the special effects in this movie are amazing and will dazzle even non-Kaiju fans. TWO THUMBS WAY UP!
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  • April 6, 2007 Best of the J-pop Beat! Customer Review Rated Bad 8 - 8 out of 10
    At first sight this album just looks like a typical techno/pop album. But certain songs like "Believe", and T.M. Revolution's "INVOKE" have an interesting depth to the lyrics and singing. Some songs like "Moment" by the pop duo Vivian or Kazuya are a little to soft for my taste but give this compilation some variety. I'm not actually a techno fan, and I preferred Gundam Seed Destiny's choice of hard rock music better (like High and Mighty Color's "Pride") but this album has changed my view on the genre. These songs do Gundam Seed justice!
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  • GODZILLA VS MEGALON  (Japan Version)GODZILLA VS MEGALON (Japan Version)

    GODZILLA VS MEGALON (Japan Version) DVD Region 2

    Customer Review Rated Bad 9 - 9 out of 10 (2)
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    April 6, 2007 Pure Fun! Customer Review Rated Bad 8 - 8 out of 10
    If you want to watch a dark and serious Kaiju movie this is not for you, Gojira and Godzilla vs. Mothra may be more to your liking. This installment in the Gojira franchise is filled with more cheese and sillyness than any other. Flying robots, hairy seatopians, stock footage, and dropkicking monsters. Most people criticize this as the Godzilla movie to ruin them all. It was not meant to be taken seriously, I mean the fact that Godzilla actually gives a handshake to a multicolored robot (that looks like it was designed by Jerry Garcia) that "teaches" itself to increase 10 times it's normal size kind of gives you the inclination to not takes things so deeply.

    When this film was released in the U.S., John Belushi hosted the film on national TV in a Godzilla suit. One aspect I absolutely love is JET JAGUAR, he may not be the most realistic looking robot but his martial art actics and funny theme are enough to make you love him. If you can sit back and watch this film without a groan consider yourself a Godzilla fan, because most people leave this movie with a bad taste in there mouth. But as Myster Science Theater 3000 said about G vs. M, "Oh, that's rich!"
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  • Movic Monster Standard : Jet-Jaguar (Godzilla vs Megaro)Movic Monster Standard : Jet-Jaguar (Godzilla vs Megaro)

    Movic Monster Standard : Jet-Jaguar (Godzilla vs Megaro)

    Customer Review Rated Bad 9 - 9 out of 10 (1)
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    April 5, 2007 It's finally here! Customer Review Rated Bad 9 - 9 out of 10
    This action figure looks great in any Godzilla fan's collection. This is the first Jet Jaguar action figure made by Bandai since 1993. When it was released back then the porpotion of his head was off, the legs were too long, and he didn't even have any silver on him, it was just plain gray! With this new release they made him a little chunkier than he was in Godzilla vs. Megalon, but this time they did this to make him closer to the size of the other 6inch Monster Island toys. But nontheless he is a welcomed addition and looks SO COOL! :-)

    PUNCH!
    PUNCH!
    PUNCH!
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  • The 36th Chamber of Shaolin (DVD) (Hong Kong Version)The 36th Chamber of Shaolin (DVD) (Hong Kong Version)

    The 36th Chamber of Shaolin (DVD) (Hong Kong Version) DVD Region 3

    Customer Review Rated Bad 9 - 9.1 out of 10 (13)
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    April 2, 2007 The Greatest of them All! Customer Review Rated Bad 10 - 10 out of 10
    Most people have gotten tired of the cliche chop socky storyline (Man's family is killed, man trains hard, man returns and defeates "bad guy"). But this isn't another copycat, this is the trendsetting martial arts epic that kickstarted Gordon Liu's career in Hong Kong. I have to say if your into straight up action films this isn't for you, this movie has an interesting storyline that focuses more on the training rather than REVENGE. San Te (Gordon Liu) is on the run after evil government officials find out he is part of a revolutionary group, and

    The whole idea of each style of fighting having a chamber is ingenious, the most famous one being the wrist chamber (where San Te must hit an extremely heavy mallot on a bamboo rod on a gong over and over and over until his wrist are black and blue!) Eventually he completes all 35 Chambers in less than 5 years, which is very fast for any Monk. But the time has come to seek new worthy students for his new 36th Chamber and to challenge the general who killed his father with his new kung fu skills for a classic finale that cannot be missed. If you haven't seen this film you know NOTHING about Kung Fu cinema!
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  • The Monkey Goes WestThe Monkey Goes West

    The Monkey Goes West VCD

    Customer Review Rated Bad 9 - 9 out of 10 (1)
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    February 24, 2007 Fantasy at it's very BEST! Customer Review Rated Bad 9 - 9 out of 10
    If you like serious, thought provoking martial arts films.......well, look somewhere else. This is a movie you can't take too seriously. Not to say it's bad, in fact it happens to be one of my all time favorite HK films of all time. I have read "Journey to the West" and this film does it justice, AND SOME
    ! The SPFX in this film are amazing for 1964, and the colors of the remastered version are vibrant and richly detailed. The way Yueh Hua portrays "Monkey" is perfect and enjoyably silly. I love the fact that everyone has there own niche in the film, the scope and epic nature of the movie is breathtaking like no other of this time. JUST HAVE FUN WHEN YOU WATCH IT!

    IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN THIS SERIES CHECK OUT THE OTHER SEQUALS, "Princess Iron Fan", "Cave of Silken Web", AND THE FINAL INSTALLMENT "Land of Many Perfumes"!
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  • Rob-B-Hood (Hong Kong Version)Rob-B-Hood (Hong Kong Version)

    Rob-B-Hood (Hong Kong Version) VCD

    Customer Review Rated Bad 9 - 9.3 out of 10 (3)
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    January 16, 2007 A Good Jackie Romp! Customer Review Rated Bad 8 - 8 out of 10
    I first wanted to say its not nearly as bad as some of the other idiots who reviewed this film said it was. This movie does have some scenes that miss the mark and weren't really needed, but all in all I was satisfied. After watching New Police Story I needed to see Jackie in a film that's more fun, and Rob-B-Hood certainly delivers! Even though this movie's main element isn't fighting there are some really nice fight sequences the best of which is towards the end (as always!). The entire final fight takes place in an amusement park over rides, ATVs, and speeding roller coasters! I felt that some of the danger the baby was in was unnecessary but definitely gave Jackie chances to use death defying stunts. If you can get over the fact that the obviously fake baby is visible from time to time you will enjoy this. TWO THUMBS UP! The quality for the VCD release was also surprisingly good too.

    I also thought I should add that this film ended up beating X-Men: the Last Stand AND Mission Impossible III at the 2006 Chinese box office!
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