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TOP 50 REVIEWERon 25 March 2014
This collection initially seemed less good than those that preceded it, but on coming back to it I find some of the films better than I remembered. Most obviously, the last one, a Hawaiian comedy showing three middle-aged women and their attempts to meet a visiting Korean pop star, is actually quite funny, although it may be more so once you accept its total silliness. It goes by the name of Ajumma! Are You Krazy???, a name which already gives a pretty good indication. When they finally catch up with him after "madcap" adventures, it turns out he's not going to respond to any of their amorous promptings, if that's not giving too much away. However he does deal with them quite charmingly.
The funniest film, along with this one, is Franswa Sharl. Again it's a very silly title, referring to the name Francoise pronounced by a boy who doesn't speak French. He tries to pass himself off, at the age of twelve, as a French girl in a beauty competition for young girls, to the dismay of his father, who has absolutely no idea until he parades out in a bikini with a flower behind his ear. It's set in a holiday resort in Fiji.
Ron the Zookeeper is a bit tasteless, I thought, in its Wallace and Gromit-style take on the travails of a rare grey panda who is forced to participate in artificial fertilisation in a zoo.
LOVE, 100°C shows a naive young boy who is hearing-impaired and has an experience in a sauna, having been mistreated by a school crush and his brother. I thought the latter was really quite appealing physically, but overall it's a bit too winsome ... unlike Tanjong Rhu, a Singaporean indictment of the treatment of gay men by the police in that state. This one doesn't quite come to life, the drama being a bit flat, and the characters look a bit made-up. Drowning has some attractive young men, too, without the make-up, but its story feels tired and too crude, about a boy who gets jealous when his friend gets a girlfriend. It would have been better if the straight boy had been more ambiguous himself, but as it is it doesn't have as much impact as Dare from no. 3 in the series. The girl lives in a swanky ultra-modern house where much of the action takes place. It's an interior I don't like very much - much too designed - but it does have an interesting feature which is a swimming pool set against the vast ocean directly behind it.
My Last Ten Hours With You has some quite sexy moments where the characters wrestle in their underwear, but is otherwise rather tedious and unconvincing. The New Zealand film Teddy is rather better, in fact it really does have a certain pathos, is highly original, a bit sentimental, and features nice boys, a stylish blue Mini, and an old teddy bear that's lost its nose and travelled halfway round the globe - a winning combination ...
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Still can't work out what I think of the Boys On Film series, but seeing as this is my 6th DVD I have bought I must like it. It''s always a little bit hit & miss, but all in all I really like the total mix we get from all over the world.

I have really loved Drowning & Franswa Sharl out of this collection & 100oc, wow, that was an amazing short film. My least favorite is Tanjong, nothing I hated about it, just wasn't my cup of tea to be honest.

Film 1 – Drowning (AUS), 20mins
Film 2 – Franswa Sharl (AUS), 14mins
Film 3 – Tanjong RHU (Singapore),19mins
Film 4 – Teddy (N.Zealand), 13mins
Film 5 – 100oc (S.Korea), 22mins
Film 6 – My Last 10 Hours With You (AUS), 15mins
Film 7 – Ron The ZooKeeper (AUS), 7mins
Film 8 – Ajumma! Are You Ready??? (Hawaii), 26mins
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on 24 December 2012
A slightly disappointing compilation of short gay themed shorts compared to the previous editions. However the highlight which is worth the price of admission is the stunning Australian short 'Drowning' - touching and very well handled subject matter.
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on 8 May 2014
...now is your chance. This collection of short films is long on watchability -- almost hypnotic, in fact.

There is just some truly fine work in this collection -- worth planning an evening around.
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on 27 October 2012
Not what I expected. I prefer independent movies which have a story line but this was purely soft porn and very boring
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on 6 June 2011
amusing , sexy , sad , funny .... a little film for whatever mood . Maybe not as out and out as some of the others in the series but I love these shorts
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on 29 April 2011
Boys on Film 6 - Pacific Rim continues the high standard of presentation set by previous releases.
It comes in a slipcase, has photos and short bios of its 10 directors and photos and precis of each film.
There is also a Special Feature on the making of the Australian short, 'Drowning.'

There is a lot of fluff in this collection - Franshwa Sharl is probably made for a young teenage audience; Ron the Zookeeper falls wide of the mark and Ajummai Are You Crazy is somewhat infantile - but fun!?

There is one film here which alone will justify your purchase of this set - and that is Love 100 degrees C.
This is a galvanising and confronting film about two brothers coming to terms with their world. I enjoyed this film very much.

So what a pity that peccapics omitted giving us a bio for the Korean director, Kim-Jho Guang-soo (born 1965, also known as Peter Kim,) instead repeating the bio for Australian director Craig Boreham. Six strokes of the cane for negligence!

Here is a short bio for Kim-Jho Gwang-soo (thanks to Wikepedia):

Kim is one of South Korea's few openly gay film directors and collaborated with director Leesong Hee-il to produce the 2006 film 'No Regret', considered to be "the first real Korean gay feature." In 2008, he directed and screenwrote his first short film, 'Boy Meets Boy' as well as a sequel titled 'Just Friends?' in 2009.

As I said, this film totally eclipses all others offered here, and I hope you enjoy it.
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on 8 June 2015
Not a good dvd. Stories hopeless.None of the actors were "Boys" they,re all muscle bound 60s macho style morons
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on 10 July 2014
Maybe one wasn't too good. But overall a great selection.
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on 6 August 2014
All of these film shorts I can see a longer sequel.
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