Archive for March, 2008

Il Mio nome è Shangai Joe (1972)

Monday, March 24th, 2008

Kung-fu in the Old West  – sounds like a winning combination, but despite this idea, and the casting of Klaus Kinski and Gordon Mitchell, not to mention the presence of veteran Euro-cult director Mario Caiano behind the camera, Shanghai Joe is little more than a plain old exploitation western with nothing to really recommend it.

The DVD from Germany is similarly unimpressive, but like the film, it is serviceable and it is one that SW fans might well want to track down.

The Review: Shanghai Joe

Pepla Español

Sunday, March 2nd, 2008

Fans of Pepla will know how hard it is to find genre titles on good looking DVDs, particularly with English options as well. I have already imported discs from Italy and Germany in search of original aspect ratios and now a pair of DVDs from Spain. Although the picture and audio quality are not perfect, to anyone used to watching the US PD sets these two should come as a revelation! As films neither are remarkable but genre fans should find plenty to enjoy. So check out the all new reviews of:

Caesar the Conqueror

The Conqueror of Corinth