New Images From Karate Kill, Ahead Of Bucheon World Premiere

By Kirk Geiger on Jul 02, 2016 at 02:47 AM in Kirk Geiger's Press, Karate Kill
New Images From Karate Kill, Ahead Of Bucheon World Premiere

Posted on June 22, 2016

By Ben Bussey

We loved the hell out of Kurando Mitsutake’s Gun Woman, so it’s hardly surprising that his follow-up movie Karate Kill is among our most eagerly anticipated new movies in 2016. As such, any new info on the exploitation beat-’em-up is more than welcome, so we’re happy to share that Karate Kill is set for its world premiere at South Korea’s Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival, which runs from the 21st to the 31st of July. Slim chance of anyone from BAH making it out there, alas; but courtesy of the festival website, we do have some new images to share – including, as you can see above, our first proper look at the ever-awesome Asami in action, rocking a red beret like Rik from The Young Ones, and other such revolutionary-type bad-asses.

Official synopsis: “Mysterious loner and karate master Kenji’s little sister suddenly goes missing in Los Angeles! Now, whoever stands in his way of finding her will taste the wrath of a lethal karate kill!”

Our central malefactor, Vandenski, played wickedly by actor Kirk Geiger in his return to movies following a short film stint back in 2002. Geiger's is a role that was essential to this film's assembly and packaging, further amplified by the film's gory violence and exploitive traits, all bookended by Vandenski's menacing presence throughout the film as well as his self-gratification through human suffering.
Lee Golden
Film Combat Syndicate