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This is how all action movies should be edited.
Following the events of Hard Revenge, Milly, the title's Milly now finds herself being hunted by the loved ones and relatives of the ones she once murdered.
Now an empty shell, Milly just keeps on killing, looking for a place to die. Until Haru shows up, asking for her help to exact revenge on the ones who killed her lover. Both then go on a journey trying to escape from two brothers who hunt Milly for revenge.
The gore amount is ludicrous. It's actually so exaggerated it takes away from what could be a serious toned movie. Even the slightest bruise bleeds like water coming from a sprinkler. Nevertheless, the kill scenes are amazing, with part of heads being blasted out, jaws being - literally - dropped, and much much more.
Surprisingly, the acting is great by Nao Nagasawa and Miki Mizuno. Also, kudos to the fight choreographer, because those are some of the most amazing fights ever! Also, as mentioned on the beginning of the review, the editing is pitch perfect, with fast cuts, but it still shows everything that happens, unlike, say, The Wolfman. The two female characters are also likable and believable, but the two brothers are crap.
All in all, a great way to spend 70 minutes.
Hard Revenge, Milly: Bloody Battle is the sequel to Hard Revenge,
Milly. It is a better movie then the 1st one. bloody Battle is 70mins
compared to the 44mins of the 1st movie. This allows more of a story
and plot line. The character of Milly undergoes some development and
there is actually a background substory that seems to be setting up for
follow up sequels.
Like the 1st movie, the action scenes are quite good with the editing making the fights look very good. To fully comprehend Bloody battle, you will need to watch Hard Revenge. Bloody Battle's main plot line is Milly being hunted by the friends of the baddies she killed in the 1st movie.
While not great its an OK movie with OK acting and action.
"Hard Revenge, Milly: Bloody Battle" continues where "Hard Revenge,
Milly" left off. Not only is it a direct continuation of the first
movie, but it is even better than the first one, which was amazing.
The storyline in "Hard Revenge, Milly: Bloody Battle" is deeper than the first movie and gives more room for character build and backgrounds, which adds more to the story. And again, as in the first movie, the people cast for the roles really pulled it off so well that it was a real treat to watch. Again, hats off to Miki Mizuno in her role as Milly.
"Hard Revenge, Milly: Bloody Battle" is also longer in playtime compared to the first movie, and it keeps up the same level of professionalism and great production value as in the first movie. It just delves deeper into the story where as the first movie was more superficial.
"Hard Revenge, Milly: Bloody Battle" delivers even more action than the first movie, more blood and mayhem, and more fighting. And as in the first movie, everything was just well-choreographed and shot, making the sequel even more enjoyable.
I was lucky to get a double feature DVD from Amazon, containing part 1 and 2 on one disc, and that was a real bargain; two amazing movies a low price and on one disc (should be said that usually I don't buy movies that have multiple features on one disc, but in this case, it was a great investment). Both movies have lots of entertainment value, and is really better selections of the Japanese blood/gore/splatter genre. There are many, many dubious and laughable movies in this genre, but "Hard Revenge, Milly" and "Hard Revenge, Milly: Bloody Battle" drives the nail right home and climbs to the top of the genre.
If you enjoy Japanese movies, splatter movies (of the extreme Japanese genre), action movies, then you need to treat yourself to these movies, because they are nothing short of spectacular.
Better than the first movie, "Hard Revenge, Milly: Bloody Battle" have some really good fighting and action scenes, in-depth character build, and good performances, providing for a great, wholesome entertainment.
"Hard Revenge, Milly: Bloody Battle" is a MUST watch!
BLOODY BATTLE is the feature-length follow-up to HARD REVENGE MILLY,
although clocking in at a mere hour and eleven minutes means that it's
still a short and snappy film. It's very similar in style and feel to
the first short movie, which is no surprise given that the cast, crew,
and director are all the same.
There's a little more plotting here than before, with depictions of a post-apocalyptic society based on trade, and a few nods to MAD MAX. The villains are more random and more likable, but they don't have the repulsive reputations of the guys in the first film. Miki Mizuno remains an impressive presence as the titular ass-kicker, using her mechanised body to dispense justice to those stacked up against her.
As before, the real hero of the piece is director Takanori Tsujimoto, who crafts something memorable out of something very little. The non-action bits are staid and unremarkable, but the action scenes zing with vitality and energy, much like in the low budget Japanese zombie film VERSUS, and the fight choreography is top notch. Tsujimoto fills his little movie with plenty of gruesome action, and it works a treat. HARD REVENGE MILLY: BLOODY BATTLE is hardly the stuff of greatness, being an exceptionally slight piece, but that it's watchable at all is the biggest surprise.
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