Love on Delivery (Hong Kong) 1994


Love on Delivery

Synopsis / Plot
Hilarious Stephen Chow comedy that features Hong Kong’s King of Comedy at his most likable. Chow plays a dumb, endearing delivery boy who tries to win the heart of local beauty Christy Chung, but he’s a wimp who can’t protect her from the likes of Cheng Cho as the sleazy judo instructor. Chow decides to undergo training from Ng Man-Tat, who plays a crippled huckster called Devil Killer. He swindles Chow out of large sums of money while teaching him useless kung-fu. Not realizing it, Chow thinks he’s become an invincible kung-fu master and resolves to protect Chung.
Eventually Chow has the opportunity to save her while wearing a large Garfield mask, which could qualify as one of the funniest things ever put on film. Still, he cannot reveal his identity because everyone, including his karate-wielding nemesis (Lam Kwok-Bun) wants to take credit for his heroic deeds. To prove himself and win Chung’s love, Chow can only do one thing: challenge his arch-rival to a duel. (http://www.lovehkfilm.com/reviews_2/love_on_delivery.htm)

Year: 1994
Directed: Lee Lik Chee
Genre: Comedy / Action
Runtime : 100 mins.
Country: Hong Kong
Language: Cantonese
Subtitles: English (hard coded)
IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0110852/

Au Revoir UFO (2004) (Korean)

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While some yearn for passionate or instant relationships, simple-minded bus driver Sang-hyon (Lee Bum-soo) is overly shy and merely manages to peek at the blind woman passenger he falls for. Working the night shift in a rural area of Seoul, unpretentious Sang-hyon enjoys fiddling around with rock oldies and mixing them in his leisure time to play them on his bus. But as he runs into Kyong-wu (Lee Eun-joo), a young blind lady on his bus who gets away from a heart-breaking relationship, the sentiment rolls in, stirring in the two strangers.

Romantic comedy “Hello! U.F.O” stars protagonists Lee Bum-soo from last year’s comedic hit “Oh! Brothers” and Lee Eun-joo from “Unborn But Forgotten.” Plunge into the gentle, genuine romance that comes off in a small town.

Cast: Ji-hye Kim, Hae-jun Lee
Directed: Jin-min Kim
Genre: Drama, Romance
Runtime: 112min
Also Known As: Au Revoir, UFO
Country: South Korea
Language: Korean
Subtitles: English
IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0395452/

Alive (2001) (Japanese)

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Tenshu is imprisoned and sentenced to death for murdering the men who raped his girlfriend. However, he manages to survive his execution and is presented with an option: face another execution attempt or subject himself to their bizarre and dangerous experiments. He choses the latter and is put in a cell with a rapist and a woman who’s infected with a taint that transports from person to person during extreme anger. The taint is transferred to Tenshu and he must now deal with the military who has interrupted the experiment to obtain it

Review: (Taken from IMDB)
***Caution: May or may not contain spoilers.***

I found this movie to be very well-paced. The premise is quite imaginative, and as a viewer I was pulled along as the
characters developed. The pacing is done very well for those that like to think–enough is kept hidden from the viewer
early on, and questions keep arising which are later answered, producing a well-thought out and very satisfying film,
both cerebrally and from an action standpoint.

It seems some people were looking for a non-stop roller-coaster ride with this film–one of those that comes charging out
of the gate. This would be more analogous to one of those coasters that first takes you slowly up the hill–creating a
wonderful sense of anticipation–and is ultimately, in my mind, more fulfilling for the foundation initially laid.
Excellent film.

Title: Alive
Year Released: 2001/2
Directed By: Ryuhei Kitamura
Cast: Hideo Sakak, Ryô, Koyuki, Shun Sugata
Running Time: 119 Minutes
Genre: Action / Drama / Sci-fi / Thriller
Country:Japan
Language:Japanese

Into the Mirror (2003) (Korean)

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After the accidental causing of the death of his partner during a hostage situation, Woo Young-min (Yu Ji-tae) quits the police force to work for his uncle as head security of Dreampia, an immense shopping center. Dreampia is currently in the rebuilding stages as a fire destroyed parts of it five years ago. The re-opening was scheduled in a few days, until some strange murders begin to occur in the building. It seems that the victims, all employees of the mall, have committed suicide in very gruesome and unconventional ways.

Year:2003
Genre:Horror
Director:Kim Seong-ho
Screenplay:Kim Seong-ho
Cast:Yu Ji-tae, Kim Hye-na, Kim Myeong-min
Country:South Korea
Language:Korean
Subtitles:English
Duration:113 mins.
IMDB:http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0372937/

Pornographers (Japanese)

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Watching this I find that it’s kind of hard to believe it was made in 1966, and I can’t imagine exactly how it was received back then, but seen today this is still an amazing film and while I enjoyed it a lot I think I’d have to watch it again to see if I can pick up a bit more. Mr. Ogata is the main character, and he and his cronies make pornographic films, and what wonderful casts & crews they seem to round up. For anyone that thinks Japan is a polite society where everyone is well mannered, etc., think again. We even have a young woman cast as a school girl who’s a bit “slow” says her dad, well, no, she’s retarded. Of course they use her anyway because she’s “the right age”. This is a dark black comedy, and features a woman and her two children that Mr. Ogata lives with and supports, and none of them would apparently be the bedrocks of mental health, either. The young man has a thing for his mom, the young girl is rather “wild”, and the woman is not very well, either mentally or physically, it would seem, and keeps the reincarnated spirit of her dead husband in a tank, because he came back as a carp. Mr. Ogata goes about his life in a rather stoic, matter-of-fact way that’s so deadpan that it makes the humor in this even better. I did have a bit of trouble keeping up with who was who on occasion because this also jumps time periods a few times as well. There are a few scenes in this that were quite “arty”, I guess you’d say, and the use of music and the stark way they were presented makes them really stand out in my mind. I liked this a lot, but I couldn’t say I understood all that was happening or what I was seeing, but with a more careful watch I suppose I would like it even better. I would recommend this to fans of Asian cinema, and maybe even a few more adventurous types. 8 out of 10.

Japanese Title: Jinruigaku nyumon: Erogotshi yori (1966)
Year:
1966
Directed: Imamura Shohei
Genre: Comedy/Drama
Runtime: 128 Min.
Country: Japan
Language: Japanese
Subtitles: English
IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0060560/

Fighting Beat (Thai) 2007

Fighting Beat

It was an ordinary night on Phi Phi Island where the usual nightlife was loud and lively overflowing with foreigners at every street bar
lined up on the island. KEM and a group of friends innocently fell victim to a group of doped-up foreign kickboxing fighters looking for
trouble where ultimately, KEM’s father was killed on the scene…..

Title:………………….: Fighting Beat
Year:…………………: 2007
Genre:……………….: Action / Martial arts
Runtime:…………….: 1 hr 20 mins
Store Date:………….: February 5, 2008
IMDB Rate:………….: None at this moment
IMDB URL:…………..: None at this moment

Audio:………………..: Dolby Digital 2.0 (AC3 48000Hz)
Language:…………..: Thai
Video;………………..: 2246 kbps XviD 25.000 FPS
Resolution:………….: 720 x 404
Subtitle:……………..: English
Size:………………….: 1.37 GB
Source:………………: DVD [PAL]