Saturday, February 13, 2010

The Eternal Evil of Asia (HK, 1995)

DVD/Taiwan/letterbox/audio? haven't checked yet/English subs

Ahh, happy days!! Today, I received the ultra rare DVD release of THE ETERNAL EVIL OF ASIA, released on the Ritek label over in Taiwan!

THE ETERNAL EVIL OF ASIA is an entertaining Category III horror movie from Hong Kong, 1995. Altho maybe a notch or two less intense than the "classics" in what I personally like to call the Dark and nasty HK horror movie genre I still consider it part of the genre. And it certainly doesn't deliver less stuff to fully make it a deservant of its Category III rating. If you've seen the end scene you'll agree with me. xD. Oh, and it certainly gives new meaning to the term "a dickhead"! You'll just have to watch it.

There are three different releases of the film on DVD, the HK release, the US release from Tai Seng which is just a port of the HK disc, and then finally there's this Taiwan DVD. The latter is interesting as it has alternative footage in some of the scenes (the scenes that granted the Cat. III rating actually, LOL). Since so few people have seen the Ritek DVD it's rumoured it has more gore in it. Unfortunately, this isn't the case! The HK/US DVD is actually the most revealing of the two. I'll post something about it later. Maybe. Haha.

Oh, and if my new DVD wasn't enough, check this poster out which I received about a week ago; it's the original poster from the film's initial Hong Kong cinema run. And it's BIIIG too. Hmm, now where have I got some wall space?? Hmmm.

GOLDEN BOY out now from ONAR Films!

Last month our good friend down south, Bill Barounis, released yet another psychotronic cult movie from yesteryear's Turkey. The film is GOLDEN BOY (aka Altin Cocuk), a spiffy James Bond clone if there ever was one. I've got a copy of it but until I get off my ass and do a proper review you can do much worse than read Jared's brand new review on his Worldweird Cinema blog here. And do be a hipster and scoop it up right away from Onar's eBay store. Turkish psychotronica is awesome and more people (i.e. YOU!) need to know about it!!