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The Momentin

The Momentin
By Kirk Geiger on Jul 24, 2017 at 11:56 PM in Karate Kill, Kirk Geiger's Press

Revenge flicks are like soft ice cream dispensers at an all-you-can eat movie buffet. You can fill up on your dramas and your romances and your high-brow comedies, but what you really came here for is the sweet stuff, and most revenge films tap right into that craving with tons of action, lots of great motivation, and usually some hyper-graphic violence that leap well over the line of good sensible taste.

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Dread Central - Karate Kill Review

Dread Central - Karate Kill Review
By Kirk Geiger on Jul 23, 2017 at 11:43 PM in Karate Kill, Kirk Geiger's Press

Karate Kill from Gun Woman director Kurando Mitsutake if everything we loved about that great era of over-the-top action films and more. It’s 1987 again, folks.

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Cryptic Rock - Karate Kill Review

Cryptic Rock - Karate Kill Review
By Kirk Geiger on Jul 23, 2017 at 11:32 PM in Karate Kill, Kirk Geiger's Press

For those who love watching movies with long scenes of someone walking in slow-motion during a quick, one-two punch minute of character development...and for those who love heroes in movies that hardly speak a word but rudely ask for help while also antagonizing a fight that surely could have been avoided...and for those who love a good short and sweet film filled with likable characters, gory fight scenes, and sound effects purposely louder than the actual dialogue, look no further, because the movie Karate Kill is exactly what the doctor ordered.

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The Critics Den - Karate Kill: A Bizarre Treat for Action Fans

The Critics Den - Karate Kill: A Bizarre Treat for Action Fans
By Noelle Geiger on Jul 21, 2017 at 05:32 PM in Karate Kill, Kirk Geiger's Press

I am a product of the mid-’80s, which means I grew up in the golden age of the action movie. I am not ashamed to say that I will still watch any Jean-Claude Van Damme movie if it is on TV.

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Critical Outcast - Karate Kill Review

Critical Outcast - Karate Kill Review
By Kirk Geiger on Jul 07, 2017 at 05:19 PM in Karate Kill, Kirk Geiger's Press

Sometimes I long for the action movies of yesteryear. You remember, the action films that were not always preoccupied with global scale plots and an overabundance of CG effects. This is what makes films like the John Wickseries so welcome. Those are films that keep the focus on the execution and entertainment value.

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Film Threat - A Very Sordid Wedding Review

Film Threat - A Very Sordid Wedding Review
By Noelle Geiger on Jul 05, 2017 at 06:43 PM in A Very Sordid Wedding, Kirk Geiger's Press

There’s a lot of fun to be had trolling the glorious cultural dumpster fire that is Texas. This state larger than many countries has enough cultural diversity, even accidentally, to provide wild contrast between conservative and progressive, religious faith and unbelief, gay and straight, tradition and change. The deeply individualistic Texans tend to pick and choose which traditions to keep and which to flout.

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PopHorror.com Karate Kill Review

PopHorror.com Karate Kill Review
By Kirk Geiger on Jun 23, 2017 at 12:08 AM in Karate Kill, Kirk Geiger's Press

Awhile back, I reviewed the trailer for Karate Kill, and I thought it looked like a cross between a martial arts film and an exploitation film. The trailer instantly piqued my interest and I have been looking forward to it ever since. Recently, I got the chance to check out Karate Kill. Did it measure up to my expectations? Here are my thoughts.

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Karate Kill Review - The Slaughtered Bird Magazine

Karate Kill Review - The Slaughtered Bird Magazine
By Kirk Geiger on Jun 16, 2017 at 04:38 PM in Kirk Geiger's Press, Karate Kill

Since bursting onto the scene in 2009 with ‘Samurai Avenger: The Blind Wolf’, director Kurando Mitsutake’s films have all run by the same rules and similar themes, mainly those incorporating revenge.

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The Action Elite - Karate Kill Review

The Action Elite - Karate Kill Review
By Kirk Geiger on Jun 09, 2017 at 12:18 AM in Karate Kill, Kirk Geiger's Press

All Hail Capital Messiah! Kurando Mitsutake’s latest movie Karate Kill is in the vein of 70’s/80’s exploitation movies with the right amount of humour, strangeness and graphic violence. There isn’t anything particularly offensive or shocking about the movie as it’s really just over the top, cartoon bloodshed but it is occasionally disturbing and mostly just a lot of fun.

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World Geek Films - Karate Kill

World Geek Films - Karate Kill
By Kirk Geiger on Jun 08, 2017 at 05:41 PM in Karate Kill, Kirk Geiger's Press

Kenji is a bar busboy who has been supporting his younger sister Mayumi when she decides to study in the United States. However, he has not heard from her in over a month.

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"I've gotten a lot of flack from the gay community about casting straight actors in gay roles, but I've also cast gay actors in straight roles and I'll bet you didn't know that, but I did. I don't discriminate against straight or gay people in casting; I'm open to good acting. Let's take Kirk Geiger, who played Ty in the Sordid Lives movie. The day he auditioned for me, he was very gay. I didn't feel it was my right to ask if he was gay or straight, but I cast the best actor in the role. You know what I say to people who criticize me for that? I say, "Fuck you." In Yellow, I happen to have a straight boy playing a straight boy and a gay boy playing a gay boy, but they were the best actors for the roles."
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