#64: Nameless Gangster: Rules of the Time

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We spend an hour talking Tezuka’s Phoenix, Sega’s Yakuza series, and too-horny-for-TheHeat-mecha-show Godannar, among other things, before breaking into our review of director Yoon Jong-bing’s Nameless Gangster: Rules of the Game (2012), which chronicles the rise and fall of two South Korean gangsters (Choi Min-Sik and Ha Jung-woo) during the 80’s and 90’s.

Review (1:03:22)

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Team B #4: Maniac Cop

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BLT Team B review the 80s slasher cult classic, Maniac Cop, starring always a treat Bruce Campbell and man with a huge face Robert Z’Dar!

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#63:Versus (2000)

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Dawn from the Anime Nostalgia Podcast joins us to review Ryuhei Kitamura’s break out Japanese action film Versus!

Review (39:48)

Twitter Questions (2:32:05)

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#62: The Girl Who Leapt Through Time (2006)

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We review the 2006 anime film The Girl Who Leapt Through Time from director Mamoru Hosoda: a delightful coming of age comedy / drama loosely based on a story by Paprika writer Yasutaka TsuiTsui about a teen-aged girl named Makoto who discovers she has the ability to quite literally leap through time.

Review (25:45)

Twitter Questions (1:27:58)

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#61: Hero (2002)

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Daryl Surat, writer for Otaku USA Magazine and host of the Anime World Order Podcast, joins us on this special “regular” episode for a long chat about stuff we’ve been watching, Chinese action films (and their perpetual mistreatment by western companies), and for a review of Zhang Yimou’s utterly majestic wuxia drama, Hero (2002), starring Jet Li, Maggie Cheung, Tony Leung, Zhang Ziyi, and Donnie Yen.

Review (44:45)

Twitter Questions (2:40:50)

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#60: Tokyo Godfathers

 

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We ring in the New Year with a review of Satoshi Kon’s somewhat overlooked Christmas film, Tokyo Godfathers (2003): an animated comedy about three homeless people on a quest to reunite an abandoned baby with its parents that, through a series of wildly improbable, yet seasonally appropriate, coincidences and several generous sprinklings of movie magic, carries with it the promise of salvation for all.

Review (41:05)

Twitter Questions (1:50:02)

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Team B #3: Silent Night, Deadly Night Part 2

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Once again proving they are a danger to themselves, BLT Team B willingly dive head first into the pit of darkness that is Holiday themed B-Movies and emerge, bloodied and maimed, with a review of arguably the most well-known film of that odious genre: Silent Night, Deadly Night Part 2.

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