The next film from Kurando Mitsutake, whose Gunwoman I adored; I had less sympathy For The Blind Wolf; Karate Kill however is a bit different that the 2 previous movies.
You could call it a martial arts mayhem / revenge film; Rolling thunder meets The street fighter.
The costumes of the cult members are almost taken out of ‘The Town that dreaded…’ this trick probably reduced the number of extras playing the bad guys.
The ‘Rolling Thunder’ hand will produce some laughs during the love scene.
The GoPro-psycho-face-close-ups are really creepy.
I recommend this movie.
Just Watched it again at home, and I will probably watch it again.
They voice of Samantha Robinson’s character is still hypnotizing…
Great cinematography (shot on 35mm), great wardrobe and scenography, you can feel the attention to detail in every scene. Would love to watch it from a filmprint someday.
Extras on the bluray (uk) release are also worth watching.
This was programmed in the 2017 Berlin Film Festival,
for some reason I missed it then.
The film itself is very dark and terrifying at some point.
While being asked about the JonBenet case, people tell private stories of a similar tone.
I am not your negro (2016) – exceptionally good composed out of Baldwin’s materials. The statements made in the interviews are still powerful and fit the current US / World situation.
The Misandrists (2017) – the Bruce la Bruce film is definitely not a ‘Ferrari la Ferrari’ kind of experience, the better of two Bruce la Bruce films screened at the festival.
Avanti Poppolo (1986)
Pokot (2017) – the worst of the day
they don’t make them like that anymore…