I love Japanese VHS and have a pretty good collection of them. While I have yet to scale the epic heights of Castle Banzai and all those Ninja films (my Tough To Kill brother, Paul, is living in a monumental stack I’m sure)-I just love finding these films. There are still a few to locate, and without those tapes there certainly never would have been a Tough To Kill book.
So, here are some big scans to preserve the artwork, the rare stills and the boundless enthusiasm of these old designs. Formats get smaller, but VHS clamshell boxes from Japan are eternal. If you like these, just let me know and I’ll keep on scanning-there are a lot to do!
SFX RETALIATOR–Silver Star produced weird movies, but a trashy rip off of F/X with Robert Ginty, Cameron Mitchell and Linda Blair? Awesome and a must see for the fake tank. My review is here.
TOUGH TO KILL–This is a great release, it contains the D’Amato action classic in widescreen and demolishes the US DVD release for clarity and sound quality. There is more artwork for this film on my blog right here.