cineXtremes

Celebrating the excesses of Hong Kong Category III, Asian extreme and exploitation cinema…

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    Bedevilled

    A look back at one of the most brutal Korean revenge thrillers in recent memory…

    5 stars
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    Traffickers

    Organ smugglers target an unfortunate woman on a cruise ship while her husband tries to track her down…

    4 stars
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    Limbo

    Soi Cheang returns to Hong Kong for a hardcore noir crime thriller, shot in stunning monochrome…

    4 stars
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    Ichi the Killer

    Takashi Miike’s blood-soaked 2001 manga adaptation remains a milestone in extreme Japanese cinema…

    5 stars
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    I Saw the Devil

    Kim Jee-woon’s Grand Guignol masterpiece remains one of the most brutal Korean films of the last few decades…

    5 stars
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    Himizu

    Another dark, though less surreal offering from Sion Sono, meditating on impact of the 2011 tsunami…

    4 stars
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    Big Tits Zombie

    A cult favourite, which achieved a mainstream breakthrough of sorts thanks to its title and AV cast…

    3.5 stars
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    Guilty of Romance

    The third part of Sion Sono’s ‘Hate Trilogy’ is a twisted tale of true crime depravity and murder…

    5 stars
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    Our Town

    Two maniacs for the price of one in this grisly Korean serial killer mystery…

    4 stars
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    Homunculus

    For his latest, Takashi Shimizu adapts a supernatural mystery manga, with mixed results…

    2 stars
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    Helter Skelter

    A nightmarish, hallucinogenic exploration of the excesses of the Japanese fashion industry…

    4 stars
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    Cold Fish

    A typically wild and offbeat take on the serial killer genre from Japanese auteur Sion Sono…

    5 stars
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    Battle Royale II: Requiem

    Hardly well-received on its original release, the overlong and muddled 2003 sequel hasn’t held up well…

    2 stars
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    Battle Royale

    Kinji Fukasaku’s classic returns with a new edition nearly 20 years after it was first released in the UK…

    5 stars
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    Raped by an Angel 3: Sexual Fantasy of the Chief Executive

    The third instalment of the infamous Category III sleaze series, and the strangest yet…

    3 stars
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    All Night Long 3: The Final Chapter

    Katsuya Matsumura moves away from revenge for the third in the series, and into even nastier territory…

    4 stars
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    All Night Long 2: Atrocity

    The second part of Katsuya Matsumura’s infamous series lives up to its billing…

    3.5 stars