Movie Review Listing
(88 min)
2004 - Drama, Romance, Thriller - South Korea
Young Tae-Suk wanders through the apartments of people on vacation: for a while he enjoys their homes, doing small repair jobs and then leaving quietly, not stealing anything. His ghost-like hauntings of these homes are matched when he encounters a battered woman sulking in a lush, apparently empty house. They become attracted to one another, but there are many obstacles for their unconvential affair: an angry husband, police, murder charges, golf balls...
Director : Kim Ki-Duk
Cast : Seung-yeon Lee, Hyun-kyoon Lee, Hyuk-ho Kwon, Jin-mo Ju
(117 min)
1994 - Horror, Thriller, Drama - Japan
A rash of murders taking place on subways at exactly 6 P.M. strikes up fear in the population of Tokyo. The mark of a serial killer is left on these seemingly random murders and a professional, Dr. Setsuko Suma, is called in to solve the case. However, she is just as baffled about the crimes and seeks the help of her ex-lover, Rei Aku (a cult deprogrammer). Things begin to tense up as Suma feels she is becoming more and more like the serial killer and as Aku tortures her with mind games.
Director : Shogo Ishii
Cast : Kaho Minami, Takeshi Wakamatsu, Etsushi Toyokawa, Ryoko Takizawa, Masayuki Shionoya, Toshinori Kondo
(107 min)
1973 - Action, Drama, Thriller - China
Women in a Japanese Concentration Camp make a break for it with the help of some insiders. Their goal is to escape the clutches of the japanese and reach a hidden stash of gold that will aid China in buying weapons to fend off their enemies.
Director : Kuei Chih-hung
Cast : Lo Lieh, Brite Tove, Wang Hsia, Li Hai-shu, Terry Liu
(114 min)
2000 - Action, Drama, Thriller - Japan
Some time in the new millennium Japan falls into economical decay, mass unemployment reigns in the country. With no clear future available, the student no longer respect school, violence increases due to riots and many students drop out of school. With the chaotic situation the government enacts the Battle Royale act, which consists of selected one of the poorest performing classes and sending off to an island where they must fight for survival and only one student can leave alive. The students have 3 days to complete the game or everyone dies due to explosive devices on their necks, they are given random weapons and the only rules to follow is avoid the danger zone and don't cause any trouble or the army will kill them. Mistrust, fear and hate run rampant and chaos spread among the students and they soon give in to the fight for survival.
Director : Kinji Fukasaku
Cast : Tatsuya Fujiwara, Aki Maeda, Taro Yamamoto, Asanobu Ando, Kou Shibasaki, Chiaki Kuriyama
(120 min)
2003 - Thriller, Drama, Asian Related - India
Vishal is trying to find an apartment in Mumbai city. He and his wife Swati find a perfect place on the 12th floor of a tall apartment building. The only problem is that the previous occupant, a wife and her son, committed suicide by plunging to her death from the balcony. Vishal, being a rational man without superstitions, decides not to let this chance pass and takes the apartment. Everything seems to be fine until the day Swati is having strange visions about a woman. The problems are getting worse and worse as she is now starting to have a somnambulating effect. Thinking that the problem is psychological, they consult a doctor, but it seems that medication is not the right answer. Vishal’s beliefs on supernatural superstition will be pushed to the limit. Could it be possible that the spirit of the dead women possesses his wife?
Director : Ram Gopal Verma
Cast : Urmila Matondkar, Ajay Devgan, Seema Biswas, Nana Patekar, Rekha, Fardeen Khan
(92 min)
1991 - Action, Thriller - Hong Kong
Catherine is trying to make a living in the US till things go bad and she is brought to trial for the murder of a cop, she escapes the law only to be captured by a secret organization. She has a special microchip implanted in her brain and she is trained to become a special agent. All she knows is that she must do as she is told or she will not receive the medication that is essential for her survival. When her training is complete, she is sent on a mission to assassinate someone for unknown reasons.
Director : Stephen Shin
Cast : Thomas Lam, Jade Leung, Simon Yam
(95 min)
1962 - Drama, Thriller - Japan
When two rival car companies attempt to release the same type of vehicle, a new stylish sports car, all hell breaks loose. What ensues is one great big giant mess of a feud filled with double crossing, blackmail, and even murder. Yasuzo Masumura’s highly successful masterpiece takes the viewer on one hell of a ride with this 1962 venture, BLACK TEST CAR. Imagine a Hitchcockian story written by Ian Fleming involving industrial spies and you may be somewhere in the ballpark for what you are about to witness.
Director : Yasuzo Masumura
Cast : Jiro Tamiya, Junko Kano, Eiji Funkakoshi, Hideo Takamatsu, Ichirô Sugai
(133 min)
2004 - Thriller, Horror - Japan
Asuka is a model and dancer, left without a place to stay in Tokyo. She starts sharing an apartment belonging to a friend's friend, Kasumi, who at the start is not too friendly, and obviously has a baggage of problems of her own. The troubles begin when Asuka witnesses a gruesome killing across the street from Kasumi's apartment: through the window she spots a lean woman dressed in black leather slicing a tied-up man with a scalpel. When the police arrive at the scene, they find a man meticulously disemboweled, with voodoo symbols carved into his skin. An inspector follows the psycho-cult lead by going to a mysterious expert on such matters, while a young paparazzo (Tatsuo) is always near the death scenes. Other bodies appear (some sent by regular mail directly to the police), all cut and decorated into morbid works of art, with a kiss left with black lipstick on white paper next to each body…
Director : Makoto Tezuka
Cast : Reika Hashimoto, Kaori Kawamura, Masanobu Ando
(91 min)
1998 - Action, Thriller - Hong Kong
Yim Dong a special officer gets transferred to a foreign embassy after disobeying orders in his last mission. When Yim Dong arrives in the foreign country he ends up stopping a terrorist that committed a crime. The terrorist terns out to be the leader of the cult responsible for the gas attacks in Japan. Yim Dong and the members of the Chinese embassy soon get stuck between the local government and terrorists trying to free their master.
Director : Siu-Tong Ching, Wai-Lun Lam
Cast : Vincent Zhao, Chi Hsu, Hai Lin, Ken Wong, Tung-Jo Cheung, Yan-Yan Hung
(116 min)
2006 - Action, Drama, Thriller, Crime - South Korea
Sang Do is a Busan drug dealer for whom business is going very well. His only problem is that he is being hassled by a Detective Ho who repeatedly arrests him up and threatens to send him to jail if he doesn’t inform on other dealers and suppliers. When an arrest involving Sang Do’s help goes badly wrong, the small time dealer finds himself serving jail-time and Detective Ho is suspended. On Sang Do’s release the two try to re-establish themselves on their opposite sides of the law by working together to take down a major drug-lord…
Director : Choi Ho
Cast : Ryoo Seung-beom, Hwang Jeong-min, Kim Hee-ra, Choo Ja-hyeon
(78 min)
1999 - Action, Thriller, Martial Arts - Hong Kong
Kwan and Lee are two Hong Kong cops who consider each other the best of friends. The problem is, they both love the same woman, a beautiful cop named Ling. Ling marries Lee, but on their wedding night, Ling is attacked by a gang of serial rapists, while the dying groom is forced to watch. Ling decides to become the ultimate seducer in order to seek revenge.
Director : Aman Chan
Cast : Vincent Zhao, Stephen Au, Xu Jin Jiang, Ma Tak Chung, Pinky Cheung
(92 min)
1994 - Action, Thriller - Hong Kong
Michelle is the witness of a gruesome murder, all the witnesses to this murder are found dead one after the other. Michelle's boyfriend is a rich businessman and uses his money and power to acquire the best bodyguard possible, he hires Hui (Jet Li) an elite bodyguard from Beijing. Upon his arrival in Hong Kong, Hui takes charge of the situation much to the displeasure of Michelle's current protectors. The two HK police officers that were protecting Michelle convince Hui to stay on the case. It does not take long before Michelle wants to get rid of Hui as he is controlling her every movement as if her life was in terrible danger.
Director : Corey Yuen
Cast : Jet Li, Kent Cheng, William Chu, Christy Chung, Wing-Chung Leung, Wai-Kwok Ng
(74 min)
2005 - Thriller, Horror - Japan
An elderly radio host receives a phone call from his long-dead girlfriend. An old death pact is fulfilled now, 30 years later, when he hangs himself in the very booth of his radio station. Some time later here comes Sogo, a much younger host, to work in the same booth on a late night show about cruel words and deeds experienced in love relationships. How convenient a topic – and even more convenient are the stories of Sogo's callers which seem to coincide with some of his own cruelties. As the night progresses, the calls are interrupted by the female voice which calls him a 'liar' and certain dark secrets come to the surface with the help of what seem to be supernatural agencies...
Director : Yoshihiro Nakamura
Cast : Ryuta Sato, Maiko Asano, Makoto Ashikawa, Mansaku Ikeuchi
(152 min)
1975 - Thriller, Drama, Crime - Japan
Hikari 109, a Japanese high-speed train--or "bullet train"--has been sabotaged. A madman has rigged it with a bomb that detonates if the train slows to less than 80km/hr. The madman insists that the authorities pay him five million dollars for instructions on how to diffuse the bomb and save the lives of the 1500 passengers. The authorities must now somehow clear the way for the train, keep the passengers calm, try to locate the bomber, and try to determine whether there is really a bomb on the train.
Director : Junya Sato
Cast : Ken Takakura, Sonny Chiba, Kei Yamamoto, Eiji Go, Akira Oda, Raita Ryu
(103 min)
2000 - Horror, Thriller - Japan
A detective is sent on leave after messing up a hostage situation. He decides to leave the city and end up in the wilderness not so far from the hostage incident. After getting lost and spending the night in the forest he meets a group of tree planters and is told about a lunatic who protects a strange tree. The detectives goes and meets the strange hermit who protects the tree and befriends him, together they try to nurse the tree back to health. It seems everyone is interested in that tree which is called Charisma, from the tree planters to a professor of botany. As the days goes by the detective uncovers that it is more of a sick obsession that everyone has rather than a simple interest.
Director : Kurosawa Kiyoshi
Cast : Yakusho Koji, Ikeuchi Hiroyuki, Fubuki Jun, Osugi Ren, Doguchi Yoriko
(92 min)
2000 - Action, Thriller, Crime - Hong Kong
In the year 2000, a Hong Kong pop star and a Taiwanese teen idol lend their acting talents (I use the term very loosely for the latter) to the ultimate Hong Kong buddy action flick. With the international film talents of Mark Dacascos and Coolio (again, I use the term very loosey for the latter) paired up as the bad guys and a Japanese super model as the mysterious secret agent, the ultimate cast is in place. Together, these players mingle in a story of corruption, scandal, and action. The two cop buddies (Kwok and Wom) stumble onto a crime scene of a big triad boss who was slaughtered by one of his most trustworthy man (Dacascos) in order to let local drug pin (Coolio) to make a fat wad of cash by selling his drugs. Not only are the Chinese involved in the investigation, but so are the Japanese with the help of an agent (Fujiwara). The rabbit hole only gets deeper when we discover Fujiwara is after Coolio because he killed her ex-partner and Wom's girlfield (Ruby Lin) has a police
Director : Stanley Tong
Cast : Aaron Kwok, Noriko Fujiwara, Mark Dacascos, Lee-Hom Wang, Ruby Lin, Coolio
(100 min)
1995 - Action, Thriller, Crime - France, Canada, Japan
Yo is one of the world's greatest hitmen, and not only that, but he works for a mysterious Chinese mafia organization called Sons of the Dragons. He has been given the honor of being called Freeman, a title only given to a special type of assassin. Though Yo doesn't want the honor, there is little he can do. His obligation is more important than personal want. After each killing, Yo must cry silently for the victims. One day he bumps into Emu O'Hara, a beautiful woman who witnesses Yo killing three Yakuza on a rugged stretch of California coastline. Though Yo's natural assassin instincts cannot let any witness alive, his heart helps him resist the urge and instead he falls in love with Emu. Hunted by his own people for not doing what he was ordered to along with the police, Yo and Emu try to get away and begin a new life.
Director : Christophe Gans
Cast : Mark Dacascos, Julie Condra, Rae Dawn Chong, Byron Mann, Masaya Kato, Yôko Shimada
(112 min)
1997 - Horror, Thriller - Japan
Takabe is investigating mysterious murders with the help of a friend who is a psychologist. The only link between the murders is an X shape incision at the neck and chest. What makes no sense is the fact there is no link or motive for the suspects, nor do the suspects know why they did the terrible act. As they continue their investigation they suspect a far more sinister element at work.
Director : Kiyoshi Kurosawa
Cast : Koji Yakusho, Tsuyoshi Ujiki, Masato Hagiwara, Ren Osugi, Anna Nakagawa
(94 min)
2000 - Crime, Thriller - Hong Kong
At an ISPC Shooting Course Miu (Alex Fong) meets his rival Rick (Leslie Cheung). During the shooting contest one of the bystanders becomes homicidal and starts shooting at anyone only to be put down with two shots in the same succession (known as Double Tap) by Rick. Several years later Miu, a criminal Investigator, is assigned a case in which a group of CID Agents were killed and a key witness that had been put down with a double tap. This leads Miu to suspect Rick might be responsible for the murders and a final battle between to the two ensues.
Director : Lo Chi Leung
Cast : Leslie Cheung, Vincent Kok, Alex Fong, Monica Chan, Ruby Wong
(113 min)
2002 - Thriller, Fantasy, Horror - Taiwan, China
An American FBI agent is sent in Taipei to help the local police force solve a series of strange murders. Two bodies have been discovered and they both share some strange connections - a mysterious fungus imbedded in the brains of the bodies, and signs that both died in a hallucinatory state. Huang Huo-Tu, a Chinese police inspector who lost the trust and respect of his co-workers for reporting a corrupt colleague, has to team up with Kevin Richter, the American FBI agent who is a specialist in serial killer profiling. They will soon discover that the murders are not just ordinary murders but seem to have connections with old Chinese legend and beliefs. Conflicts soon rise between the two officers as Kevin is a man of science, and doesn’t believe in ghosts and demons. As the body count rises, other victims are found dead with the same strange causes of death. The two men have to try to understand each other's beliefs and work together to find out what is behind these strange and unnat
Director : Chen Kuo Fu
Cast : Tony Leung, David Morse, Rene Liu, Dai Li Zen
Movie Title Here!!!