True crime has always mustered a strong, morbid curiosity from society. From the events unfolding on live news feeds to popular podcasts and video essays, this macabre fascination seems to have been around for as long as crime itself. However, it’s safe to say that the most popular way of exploring these heinous acts is
Celebrating Japanese cult cinema, the Japan Film Fest Hamburg is gearing up for its 2021 season running from August 18th to September 1st. What has got us so excited for this one? Well the festival boasts a wide array of films from the Japanese underground, including titles that you are unlikely to see anywhere else.
Lady Snowblood is Toshiya Fujita’s 1973 Japanese exploitation flick that inspired the likes of Tarantino’s Kill Bill and countless other directors, featuring the beautiful Meiko Kaji, also famous as Lady Scorpion, in the central role as a wronged woman seeking revenge tenaciously. The choreographed action sequences of vivid brutality – where translucent blood is sprayed
Female Prisoner #701: Scorpion is a 1972 Japanese exploitation flick of the ’70s, closely tied into the ‘Pinku eiga’ genre for the flippant erotica, with all the tropes of a grindhouse installment – unabashed violence, casual nudity, exaggerated villains, and farcical action. Campy as they are wild, these films are frequently a guilty pleasure to