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DVD News: Hard Revenge Milly Bloody Battle (UK/R2)

Written and directed by Takanori Tsujimoto (Kill) and starring Miki Mizuno (Sasori; Carved) as the eponymous heroine, the extreme Japanese splatter action-thriller Hard Revenge Milly and its sequel Hard Revenge Milly: Bloody Battle come to DVD in April as a special double-bill release courtesy of Cine Asia.

Following in the bloody footsteps of The Machine Girl and Tokyo Gore Police by way of Mad Max, Robocop and The Bionic Woman, Hard Revenge Milly is a hyper-violent tale of vengeful retribution garnished with geysers of gore and viscera dished out by a heroine who is to die for. Boasting incredible, over-the-top special makeup effects by the Japanese king of gore, Yoshihiro Nishimura (the man responsible for the breathtaking effects seen in RoboGeisha, Vampire Girl vs. Frankenstein Girl, Samurai Princess, The Machine Girl and Tokyo Gore Police), superbly choreographed sword and fist fight sequences and introducing a hot new female action star in the form Miki Mizuno,
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Hell yes! Joe Ma’s Sasori on R2 DVD

Pinch me I’m dreaming! We’ve been waiting well over two (count them, Two) years to see this flick released anywhere with English subs! Joe Ma’s reboot of the classic 70’s extreme hard core revenge Manga series, Sasori (Female Scorpion Convict) is now up for release on R2 DVD, and to say we’re over the moon about this fact would be a teeny bit of an understatement. Sasori is release by Cine Asia in the U.K on August 10th. Joy! Synopsis: Faced with a do-or-die ultimatum, Nami (Miki Mizuno) is forced to commit a homicide, by a trio of sadistic murderers. Abandoned by her family and imprisoned by a brutal regime, she wins the battle for supremacy in a series of punishing bare-knuckle brawls, only to be tortured and buried alive by the ruthless warden. Left for dead, she is revived by the mysterious Corpse Collector,
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A Trailer Finally Arrives For Joe Ma’s Sasori!

[Update: the Far superior UK trailer can be found below the break.]

Well, it’s been years, frankly, and while I have no idea what took so long, Joe Ma’s Hong Kong-Japan co-produced re-envisioning of classic cult title Female Convict Scorpion is finally geting a release in Japan.  Which means that literally two full years after we first ran stills from the film’s shoot we can finally share a trailer.  Temper your excitement, though ... while it’s good to finally have a trailer the source quality on this is unforgivably bad - low resolution and poorly encoded.  But, for the time being it’s all there is and you’ll find it below the break.
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Female fight pic Coweb heading to the U.S?

Well well...Upcoming Hong Kong martial arts actioner Coweb (helmed by Xiong Xin Xin, once Wushu champion, turned actor and now director) has just appeared on the company site of U.S distributor Arclight films which has us wondering if we might well be in for a North American release? The film stars female martial arts newcomer Jiang Luxia in the lead, as the kick ass femme fatale, fighting her way through a literal army (wait till you see the trailer) of bad guys to save her boss from a gang of kidnappers. Great news if it is. Let's hope it sees the light of day a little quicker than another Arclight acquisition; Joe Ma's revenge pic Sasori, which they've been sitting on for over a year and still no sigh of a (Just saying Arclight) release. Coweb is set to open in Hong Kong in May.
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Female fight pic Coweb heading to the U.S?

Well well...Upcoming Hong Kong martial arts actioner Coweb (helmed by Xiong Xin Xin, once Wushu champion, turned actor and now director) has just appeared on the company site of U.S distributor Arclight films which has us wondering if we might well be in for a North American release? The film stars female martial arts newcomer Jiang Luxia in the lead, as the kick ass femme fatale, fighting her way through a literal army (wait till you see the trailer) of bad guys to save her boss from a gang of kidnappers. Great news if it is. Let's hope it sees the light of day a little quicker than another Arclight acquisition; Joe Ma's revenge pic Sasori, which they've been sitting on for over a year and still no sigh of a (Just saying Arclight) release. Coweb is set to open in Hong Kong in May.
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Female fight pic Coweb heading to the U.S?

Well well...Upcoming Hong Kong martial arts actioner Coweb (helmed by Xiong Xin Xin, once Wushu champion, turned actor and now director) has just appeared on the company site of U.S distributor Arclight films which has us wondering if we might well be in for a North American release? The film stars female martial arts newcomer Jiang Luxia in the lead, as the kick ass femme fatale, fighting her way through a literal army (wait till you see the trailer) of bad guys to save her boss from a gang of kidnappers. Great news if it is. Let's hope it sees the light of day a little quicker than another Arclight acquisition; Joe Ma's revenge pic Sasori, which they've been sitting on for over a year and still no sigh of a (Just saying Arclight) release. Coweb is set to open in Hong Kong in May.
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Fantasia:  Sasori Review

Joe Ma’s Sasori is a film that comes with all sorts of expectations and baggage attached being, as it is, not only a restart but also something of a re-envisioning of the classic 1970’s Japanese exploitation series Female Convict Scorpion 701. It should come as no surprise then that reactions to the film have been sharply polarized, that this is a film that people either love or hate, but what is a bit surprising is why. It’s not that the film has in any way toned down the exploitation elements, those are there in spades. It’s not the fusion of Hong Kong and Japanese influences, that was expected with the film coming out of the ongoing partnership between Hong Kong’s Sameway and Japan’s Art Port and it falls in nicely with the bleak, hard edged 1980’s aesthetic already established in Shamo and Dog Bite Dog. No,
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