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City On Fire - Karate Kill Review

City On Fire - Karate Kill Review
By Kirk Geiger on Jun 06, 2017 at 04:57 PM in Karate Kill, Kirk Geiger's Press

Japanese action cinema has a history of making movies that act as a showcase for the karate skills of the stars that headline them, from Ken Kazama in Karate from Shaolin Temple back in 1976, to Rina Takeda in 2009’s High Kick Girl. Unfortunately, outside the likes of Yasuaki Kurata, and Japan Action Club alumni Sonny Chiba, Estsuko Shihomi, and Hiroyuki Sanada, few action stars from Japan have really shown a level of longevity compared with their Hong Kong counterparts.

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MovieWeb - Karate Kill Trailer Is The Karate Kid on Steroids

MovieWeb - Karate Kill Trailer Is The Karate Kid on Steroids
By Kirk Geiger on Jun 03, 2017 at 12:37 AM in Karate Kill, Kirk Geiger's Press

Tarantino meets Cannon Films in Karate Kill, from acclaimed filmmaker Kurando Mitsutake, on Blu-ray, DVD and VOD July 18. Today, we have the hard-hitting first trailer for this action neo-masterpiece. We also have a cool throwback poster that showcases the tone of this 80s revival in schlock cinema.

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Film Combat Syndicate - Kills With Karate, And Lots Of It!

Film Combat Syndicate - Kills With Karate, And Lots Of It!
By Noelle Geiger on Mar 20, 2017 at 12:35 AM in Karate Kill, Kirk Geiger's Press

Prior to 2014, I had not been hugely familar with director Mitsutake Kurando's work. Then, following Samurai Avenger: The Blind Wolf in 2009, Gun Woman happened and it essentially, vociferously, put him on my radar as I'm sure it did for many folks in festivals as well as other niche viewers who may all agree on the consensus here: His is a no holds barred, unapologetic, down and dirty, retro style of direction, done so with a sheer sense of clarity and understanding on how to assemble an action film, and importantly, without selling his performers short.

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Film Journal International Film Review - A Very Sordid Wedding

Film Journal International Film Review - A Very Sordid Wedding
By Noelle Geiger on Mar 14, 2017 at 05:16 AM in Kirk Geiger's Press, A Very Sordid Wedding

Has it really been 17 years? The whole addlepated, fun gang from Winters, Texas, is back in A Very Sordid Wedding, to once again raise holy hell in the ongoing war between Southern Baptist Bible-bangers and the gays who refuse to be silenced, along with their supporters.

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Variety Film Review - A Very Sordid Wedding

Variety Film Review - A Very Sordid Wedding
By Noelle Geiger on Mar 14, 2017 at 05:02 AM in Kirk Geiger's Press, A Very Sordid Wedding

Gay marriage comes to small-town Texas in a belated sequel to writer-director Del Shores' Southern-fried LGBT comedy.

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Hollywood Reporter - A Very Sordid Wedding

Hollywood Reporter - A Very Sordid Wedding
By Kirk Geiger on Feb 21, 2017 at 04:21 PM in Kirk Geiger's Press, A Very Sordid Wedding

A Very Sordid Wedding, the latest from writer-director Del Shores, will have its world premiere March 10, followed by an exclusive two-week theatrical release at Camelot Theatres in Palm Springs.

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Philadelphia Unnamed Film Festival Movie Review: Kurando Mitsutake's KARATE KILL

Philadelphia Unnamed Film Festival Movie Review: Kurando Mitsutake's KARATE KILL
By Kirk Geiger on Oct 28, 2016 at 02:28 AM in Kirk Geiger's Press, Karate Kill

The movie starts out by immediately grabbing my attention, mainly because of the nudity, haha. We open up to our main character, Kenji, feeling concerned that his sister, Mayumi - who has moved to Los Angeles to pursue an acting career - has not contacted him in over a month.

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Karate Kill: Kick back to a good old action film

Karate Kill: Kick back to a good old action film
By Kirk Geiger on Oct 28, 2016 at 02:13 AM in Kirk Geiger's Press

Back in the 1990s, a British trade magazine sent me to Los Angeles every November to report on the American Film Market then mostly an emporium of cheapo genre films, held at Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel.

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Cinema Crazed Review Philadelphia Unnamed Film Festival

Cinema Crazed Review Philadelphia Unnamed Film Festival
By Noelle Geiger on Oct 14, 2016 at 09:57 PM in Kirk Geiger's Press

Kenji, a karate master who keeps to himself, learns of his little sister's disappearance so he flies to the US to find her and kill anyone who gets in his way. Writer/director Kurando Mitsutake builds a crazy fun action film.

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Philadelphia Unnamed Film Festival

Philadelphia Unnamed Film Festival
By Kirk Geiger on Oct 14, 2016 at 06:22 PM in Kirk Geiger's Press

The Philadelphia Unnamed Film Festival is proud to announce the audience awards for BEST FEATURE FILM, BEST SHORT FILM and BEST LOCAL SHORT. And the winners are:

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Reviews

"There are a lot of great actors to be found in this movie, and far too many to mention. Who steals the show, however, is Geiger. If an award were to be handed out this year for Best Actor, Geiger deserves to win. His portrayal of Vendeski is flat-out superb, and quite an eye-opener. He brings such life into his sinister, crazed-out cult-leader character, flawlessly tackling this task. His facial expressions and line-delivery are spot-on. Geiger’s Vendeski will scare and creep-out any unsuspecting viewer, and even cause a few chuckles along the way."
Steven DeJoseph Jr.
Cryptic Rock