Tag Archives: Shaw Brothers

Asia-Pol

 Despite secret lairs and spy gadgets, Asia-pol plays things straight where other Shaw Bros. espionage efforts reveled in the most outlandish sci-fi aspects of spy films.

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The Super Inframan

Inframan is, in many ways, a perfect film, in that it is resoundingly successful in achieving what it sets out to do. Every one of its scenes could be bullet-pointed with the word “SEE!” in front of it.

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Interpol 009

Interpol 009 has everything you’d want in a 1960s spy movie–except for a memorable villain, a spectacular crime, and audacious action set pieces. On balance that leaves you with attractive stars, lots of nicely photographed scenes shot in glamorous locations, some nice cars, and a lot of fun gadgets. Fortunately, thanks to its amiable tone and sure-handed technical delivery, that’s

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Enchanting Shadow

After a stormy start, the two become closer, eventually even falling in love — which would be sweet if Hsiao-Chien didn’t turn out to be a ghost, her well-appointed villa an illusion covering a decrepit haunted house, and her mistress a demanding old ghoul with a taste for souls.

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Temptress of a Thousand Faces

1972, Japan Director Shunya Itô Cast Meiko Kaji, Rie Yokoyama, Yayoi Watanabe, Yôko Mihara, Akemi Negishi, Keiko Kuni, Yumiko Katayama, Emi Jô, Sue Mitobe, Chie Kobayashi, Rie Yuki, Hideo Murota, Saburô Date, Shinzô Hotta Screenplay Fumio Kônami, Hirô Matsuda Thanks to the release over the past decade of a large portion of the Shaw Brothers catalog on DVD, it should

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