DVD Review: Urasawa Naoki's MONSTER, Episodes 31-45

(We're past the halfway point? Nooooooooooo...!) Australian distributor Siren Visual continues its release of the Monster anime unabated, and the third boxset, released last month, is the strongest one in quality so far. Despite sporting an IMDB-rating of 8.6,... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

First Shots From Ghibli's Upcoming WHEN MARNIE WAS THERE

[Fourth UPDATE: Quad poster and third image added.]Studio Ghibli have released the first image from Yonebayashi Hiromasa's (The Secret World of Arriety) upcoming big screen adaptation of of Joan G. Robinson's children's novel When Marnie Was There and it sure... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

First Teaser For Animated MONKEY KING RELOADED

Media Asia is producing its first English-language 3D animated film, called Monkey King Reloaded. Directed by Felix Ip and Paul Wang of Hong Kong-based Unicorn Studios, the former production team of the now-defunct Imagi Animation Studios that previously brought us... More »
By Al Young   
  

Miyazaki's CASTLE OF CAGLIOSTRO To Get Digitally Remastered Release

A new digitally remastered edition of The Castle of Cagliostro, famously as the first feature film to be directed by Studio Ghibli maestro Miyazaki Hayao, will be released on Japanese cinema screens on May 9th. This new transfer has been three... More »
  

First Footage For Kitamura's LUPIN THE THIRD Unveiled!

Versus and Azumi director Kitamura Ryuhei's live action adaptation of the popular manga and anime series Lupin The Third is now in post-production. Filming took place in Japan, Thailand, Singapore, Philippines and Hong Kong. The film tells the story of Lupin,... More »
By Hugo Ozman   
  

Hey London! Zipangu Fest Returns With FRANK CHICKENS, GOOD WIFE And More!

Arguably the most unique and eclectic of film festivals in the UK to throw its focus on Japanese cinema, Zipangu Fest returns this 1st June, for an evening of weird and wonderful cinematic delights, curated and hosted by acclaimed Japanese... More »
  

First Images From Kim Ki-duk 'Trauma Film' ONE ON ONE

When writing about Korean auteur Kim Ki-duk's upcoming One On One recently HanCinema referred to the picture as a 'trauma film'. And while I can't be certain whether they're quoting the director himself on that front or if they picked... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Check Out The Trailer For BEYOND: The First Horror Film Ever From Kyrgyzstan

Who's up for a bit of horror from Central Asia? Well, you've got it with the first trailer for Beyond (По ту сторону), the first ever horror film from Kyrgyzstan. As has been the case with first horror efforts from... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Check The Trailer For Korean POINT BLANK Remake THE TARGET

An official selection of the Cannes Film Festival, where it will screen in an out of competition slot, single named Korean helmer Chang remakes Fred Cavaye's French action flick Point Blank with The Target.Once a skilled mercenary, Yeo-hoon now leads... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

First Trailer For CG/3D Animated Film STAND BY ME DORAEMON

For most children aged between 3-12 in Japan and other parts of Asia, there is no manga/anime character more enduringly beloved and recognizable than Doraemon, the futuristic robotic cat who travels back in time to aid the young boy Nobita... More »
By Al Young   
  

First Teaser For Alan Mak and Felix Chong's OVERHEARD 3

Directors Alan Mak and Felix Ching are headed back to Hong Kong screens with the third installment of their Overheard thriller series. True to form with the shift from the first film to the second - in which the cast... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Review: Lav Diaz's NORTE: THE END OF HISTORY is a Masterpiece That Tackles Human Strife

History is often written to objectify the past into a series of related events that lead to the present. As a result, it tends to glorify milestones to the point of neglecting the humanity that is the very soul... More »
By Oggs Cruz   
  

Poster, Trailer And Images For Koike's LUPIN THE THIRD Anime

While Versus director Kitamura Ryuhei has been making headlines with his upcoming live action adaptation of hugely popular and long running manga and anime series Lupin The Third, his is not the only high profile new Lupin project in the... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Full Trailer For HENTAI KAMEN Director's Sentai Comedy JOSHI ZU

After releasing three features on Japanese screens  in 2013 Kids Police and Hentai Kamen director Fukuda Yuichi is showing no signs of slowing down in 2014 with another two films already scheduled for release in the first half of the... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Miike Takashi Going Back To His Roots With New Film YAKUZA APOCALYPSE

Miike Takashi has started shooting his new film Yakuza Apocalypse: The Great War Of The Underworld, reports Screen Daily. While the announcement of any new project by the prolific director automatically brings a great deal of anticipation, what he promises to... More »
By Hugo Ozman   
  

Cannes 2014: Competition Titles Announced, Including THE ROVER And MAPS TO THE STARS

In Paris this morning, festival President Gilles Jacob and Director Thierry Fremaux announced the full lineup for next month's Cannes Film Festival. The festival, considered by many to be (if not the most) important and prestigious in the world, will... More »
By Ben Croll   
  

Sammo Hung Rarity PEDICAB DRIVER Anchors The Old School Kung Fu Fest! Check Out The Festival Trailer Now!

Hey, New York! You lot are in for a treat this coming weekend with Subway Cinema's Old School Kung Fu Fest hitting the Anthology Film Archives April 18 - 20! Pedicab Driver! 36th Chamber of Shaolin! Canton Viper! Challenge Of... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Teaser: Miike Brings Classic Horror Back To Life In OVER YOUR DEAD BODY

It's about time for another dose of Miike Takashi madness! Japan's bad-boy helmer returns with Over Your Dead Body (喰女-クイメ-), a theatrical twist on Tsuruya Nanboku IV's Yotsuya Kaidan, a now legendary Japanese ghost tale that blends murder, betrayal, and revenge in... More »
  

Race From Death With Full Trailer For Iguchi's LIVE

Machine Girl director Iguchi Noboru has been going through something of a personal reinvention process over the past couple years, not abandoning the genre world that is his stock in trade but certainly looking to expand the palette a bit... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

THE GRANDMASTER Wins 12, Dominates Hong Kong Film Awards

The 33rd Hong Kong Film Awards have just announced their winners and unsurprisingly it was Wong Kar Wai's The Grandmaster that dominated the evening, scooping a phenomenal twelve awards, including Best Film, Best Director, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actor, Best... More »
  
 
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