The Camp On Blood Island (1958 United Kingdom)

Camp-on-Blood-Island-hammer-horror-films-830817_501_383Dig the poster above. Back in the days when they were worth looking at. I love this film. Its really sweet in an old-fashioned, British way. By that I also mean to warn any future viewer to not expect to see Japanese actors actually playing the Japanese roles. This was Hammer Studios after all and their budgets barely even allowed for toilet paper on the set. [Read more…]

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The Bridge Over The River Kwai (Pierre Boulle)

KwaiBoulle1b-193x300From the man who gave us Planet Of The Apes. First published in France in 1952, Monsieur Boulle called upon his own memories of being a captive of the Japanese in Malaysia, and how certain French officers were collaborators. (nothing new there!) But seriously, its one thing to have written two successful novels in different genres, but to have both made into iconic movies – in another language no less – is truly remarkable. [Read more…]

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