Hot Picks

- There's No Such Thing as Zombies 2020

- Ready for My Close Up 2019

- Live One 2024

- Queen Rising 2024

- The G 2023

- Talk of the Dead 2016

- Midnight Feature 2024

- Deadland 2023

- The Red Lips of the Octopus 2023

- A Gangster's Kiss 2024

- Homework 1982

- Vindication Swim 2024

- Bermondsey Tales: Fall of the Roman Empire 2024

- As I Believe the World to Be 2023

- 2015: Future Uncertain 2024

- Guy Friends 2024

- A Rocky Mountain Affair 2024

- The Moor 2023

- Insane Like Me? 2024

- Grandma's Cookies: A Christmas Tale 2024

- The Keepers of the 5 Kingdoms 2024

- Arena Wars 2024

- Static Cling 2024

- Realm of Shadows 2024

- The Girl in the Trunk 2024

- Buying Time 2024

- 4 Minutes of Terror: Death Throes 2024

- Lost in Tomorrow 2023

- Ufologists 2022

- Rhapsody in Justice 2024

- Life of Belle 2024

- Unspeakable: Beyond the Wall of Sleep 2024

- Princess Halle and the Jester 2024

- Tormented 1960

- Sira 2023

- MR-9: Do or Die 2023

- Homesick 2015

- Exteriors 2023

- Brotherly Lies 2022

- Pandemonium 2024

- All the Fires 2023

- Isleen Pines 2023

- I Was a Soldier 2024

- The Seductress from Hell 2024

- Dreaming of the Unholy 2024

- Part-Time Killer 2022

- Ruby's Choice 2022

- 6 Hours Away 2024

- Burnt Flowers 2024

- Final Heat 2024

- Stargazer 2023

- Max Beyond 2024

- Pareidolia 2023

- First Impressions Can Kill 2017

- A Killer Conversation 2014

- Star Crash 1979

- Strangler of the Swamp 1946

Survive Style 5+

Japan 2004
produced by
Ryoichi Fukuyama, Hiroyuki Taniguchi for Tohokushinsha Film
directed by Gen Sekuguchi
starring Tadanobu Asano, Shihori Kanjiya, Kyoko Koizumi, Hiroshi Abe, Vinnie Jones, Yumi Asou, Reika Hashimoto, YosiYosi Arakawa, Sonny Chiba, Jai West, Yoshiyuki Morishita, Kanji Tsuda, Tomokazu Miura, Ittoku Kishibe, Rinko Kikuchi
screenplay by Taku Tada, music by James Shimoji

review by
Mike Haberfelner

Quick Links

Abbott & Costello

The Addams Family

Alice in Wonderland

Arsène Lupin



Black Emanuelle

Bomba the Jungle Boy

Bowery Boys

Bulldog Drummond

Captain America

Charlie Chan



Dick Tracy

Dr. Mabuse

Dr. Orloff

Doctor Who


Edgar Wallace made in Germany

Elizabeth Bathory



Flash Gordon


Frankie & Annette Beach Party movies

Freddy Krueger

Fu Manchu





El Hombre Lobo

Incredible Hulk

Jack the Ripper

James Bond

Jekyll and Hyde

Jerry Cotton

Jungle Jim


Kekko Kamen

King Kong

Laurel and Hardy

Lemmy Caution


Lone Wolf and Cub

Lupin III


Marx Brothers

Miss Marple

Mr. Moto

Mister Wong


The Munsters

Nick Carter

OSS 117

Phantom of the Opera

Philip Marlowe

Philo Vance


Robin Hood

The Saint

Santa Claus

El Santo

Schoolgirl Report

The Shadow

Sherlock Holmes


Star Trek

Sukeban Deka



Three Mesquiteers

Three Musketeers

Three Stooges

Three Supermen


Wizard of Oz

Wolf Man

Wonder Woman




Available on DVD!

To buy, click on link(s) below and help keep this site afloat (commissions earned)

Always make sure of DVD-compatibility!!!

Yoko (Kyoko Koizumi) is a self-centered commercial executive who is so convinced that she is ingenious that she doesn't even notice that noone but her, not even her boss (Sonny Chiba), finds her ads funny. Eventually she will lose her notepad in which she has put down notes for future commercials, and all of a sudden feel totally lost without it - and at Christmas, too. But before that she hires a killer from England (Vinnie Jones), complete with his own interpreter (Yosiyosi Arakawa), to shoot a stage hypnotist (Hiroshi Abe) - for whatever reason.

The killer shoots the hypnotist, right on stage, but unfotunately while Kobayashi (Ittoku Kishibe), a loving famila man, is still under hypnosis believing he's a bird ... and what's worse, nobody manages to get him out of his hypnosis - and slowly but surely, his family has to come to terms with the fact that he might remain a bird for the rest of his life and might throw himself off the roof because he believes he can fly every now and again ...

Aman (Tadanobu Asano) kills his wife (Yumi Asou) - every night - but she just refuses to stay dead, and every morning she is back among the living and makes his life a living hell. Eventually, Aman hires the English killer, but event hough he kills her but good, the wife continues to reappear every day. Eventually though, one of her incarnation shows a tender side, and Aman refrains from killing her, instead falling in love with her all over again.

It's Christmas, and the killer (for whatever reason) comes by Aman's house to bid him farewell and bring him a Chistmas present ... then though he sees Aman's wife and out of professional pride he kills her even though Aman has asked him not to. Thing is, this time the woman stays dead, much to Aman's dismay, who will ultimately throw hismelf off the roof of a building ... but will be caught in mid-flight by Kobayashi, who has finally learned how to fly.

A last story concerns a trio of burglars who eventually come to terms with being gay ...


This film actually comprises five stories intertwined into one, with at least two of them (the unsuccessful wifekiller and the father turned into a bird) being close to ingenious. However, the finished film as such is less so, because some of the stories are decidedly less than great (especially the gay burglars and the commercial executive) while the great stories are never exploited to their full potential - and somehow, the five stories do not work too well together. That said, Survive Style 5+ is still a well made, entertaining and at times incredibly funny movie, it just could have done with maybe two stories less and the remaining stories extended - a pity the film just wasn't like that.


review © by Mike Haberfelner


Feeling lucky?
Want to
any of my partnershops yourself
for more, better results?
(commissions earned)

The links below
will take you
just there!!!

Find Survive Style 5+
at the amazons ...


Great Britain (a.k.a. the United Kingdom)

Germany (East AND West)

Looking for imports?
Find Survive Style 5+ here ...

Your shop for all things Thai

Thanks for watching !!!



In times of uncertainty of a possible zombie outbreak, a woman has to decide between two men - only one of them's one of the undead.


There's No Such Thing as Zombies
Luana Ribeira, Rudy Barrow and Rami Hilmi
special appearances by
Debra Lamb and Lynn Lowry


directed by
Eddie Bammeke

written by
Michael Haberfelner

produced by
Michael Haberfelner, Luana Ribeira and Eddie Bammeke


now streaming at


Amazon UK





Robots and rats,
demons and potholes,
cuddly toys and
shopping mall Santas,
love and death and everything in between,
Tales to Chill
Your Bones to

is all of that.


Tales to Chill
Your Bones to
a collection of short stories and mini-plays
ranging from the horrific to the darkly humourous,
from the post-apocalyptic
to the weirdly romantic,
tales that will give you a chill and maybe a chuckle, all thought up by
the twisted mind of
screenwriter and film reviewer
Michael Haberfelner.


Tales to Chill
Your Bones to

the new anthology by
Michael Haberfelner


Out now from