Thursday, November 11, 2004

Black Tight Killers and Other Movies That Just Need Love

I Just finished watching Black Tight Killers (yeah!), a VERY campy little Japanese gangster thriller from 1966. I love it. I want to buy it, kiss it, take it home and feed it tiny bon-bons. It is the BEST psychedelic movie with go-go dancing female assassins I have ever seen. Their weapons of choice? Razor sharp records! Sort of like Suzuki, but a bit weirder...

Other fun movies that just need love:

1. Lone Wolf and Cub: Baby Cart to Hades
(an outcast samurai wanders the countryside pushing his young son in a deadly baby carriage that shoots hidden knives and bullets at the enemy) -- Actually, ANYTHING in the Lone Wolf and Cub series is great

2. Riki-Oh: The Story of Riki
(A prison inmate mangles scores of other prisoners, chops tables in two, punches through stomachs and ties knots in his own tendons to keep on fighting. The Assistant Warden has a glass eye AND a hook hand!)

3. Mr. Vampire
(hilariously bizarre kung fu/horror movie filled with hopping vampires, "mischevious corpses" whose burials did not follow the proper rituals)

4. Moon Warriors
(wire-fu, bad translations, and a pet killer whale)

5. Lady Snowblood
(source of inspiration for Kill Bill, female assassin kills lots of people. blood everywhere)

6. The Bride With White Hair
(my favorite supernatural kung-fu ghost love story with really creepy hair)

7. Female Convict Scorpion: Jailhouse 41
(Asian women-in-prison exploitation flick with violent martial arts and eye-popping color)

8. Happiness of the Katakuris
(bizarrely charming little musical(!) about family togetherness-- complete with toxic pollution, a cheesy karaoke interlude, dancing corpses and very ugly puppets)

9. Shaolin Soccer
(interesting mix of over-the-top Hong Kong style martial arts goofiness, special effects, and wacky comedy)

10. Chinese Ghost Story
(heroic tax collector falls in love with beautiful ghost protected by a demon with a hideous tongue)

I could go on and on in this particular vein, but I'll stop here


Anonymous Anonymous said...

You might want to check out Dolemite, too.

1:19 PM  
Blogger L said...

I haven't seen Dolemite yet (it's on my list), but I HAVE seen Disco Godfather, which rocked!

8:51 PM  
Blogger Kunoichi Terminator said...

I think that Lone Wolf and Cub and Black Tight Killers are good films of female killers.

4:24 AM  

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