cineXtremes

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

  • Review

    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
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    All Night Long

    The first entry in one of Japan’s most notorious extreme film franchises…

    2 stars
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    Satan’s Slave

    The original Indonesian horror classic, recently remade by Joko Anwar…

    4 stars
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    The Queen of Black Magic (1981)

    The original Indonesian black magic classic, recently remade by Kimo Stamboel…

    4 stars
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    Crazy Samurai: 400 vs. 1

    ‘Crazy’ is right for a film that’s essentially a 77-minute, one-take samurai battle scene featuring Tak Sakaguchi…

    3 stars
  • Interview

    Kimo Stamboel interview: “Joko and me were friends, but this was the...

    The director chats about The Queen of Black Magic and the popularity of Indonesian folk horror…

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    May the Devil Take You Too

    Timo Tjahjanto follows up his 2018 horror hit with more creepy curses and Evil Dead-style shenanigans…

    3 stars
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    The Queen of Black Magic

    A group of men return to the orphanage where they grew up and fall foul of a particularly nasty curse…

    4 stars
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    The Hypnotized

    A psychiatrist falls for a mysterious and dangerous patient in this full-blooded 2004 Korean psycho-mystery…

    4 stars
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    Tokyo Dragon Chef

    Japanese splatter legend Yoshihiro Nishimura returns with a surprisingly light-hearted culinary comedy…

    3.5 stars
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    Slim Till Dead

    A killer starves and mutilates fashion models in this trashy 2005 Wong Jing thriller…

    3 stars
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