Beware The SAMURAI OF THE DEAD!

Yes, Watanabe Kazushi's Samurai Of The Dead is exactly what it promises on the tin: Equal parts period samurai film and zombie hack and slash. Literally. It's kind of surprising this hasn't been done more often, really, as it seems... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Review: CASA AMOR: EXCLUSIVE FOR LADIES, But Really Just A Man's World

Every so often, Korean cinema presents us with a new film, filled with the promise of titillating erotica. Invariably, these turn out to be rather chaste affairs and Casa Amor: Exclusive for Ladies (the original title of which is Working... More »
By Pierce Conran   
  

All Aboard! SNOWPIERCER Sex Spoof Coming This Year

The most well known Korean film of the last few years is coming back to screens, reimagined as an erotic parody. Bong Man-dae, the director of Cinderella (2006) and Playboy Bong (2013), though most well known as a purveyor of... More »
By Pierce Conran   
  

Osaka Asian Film Festival 2015 Opening And Closing Films Announced

The Osaka Asian Film Festival, which runs from March 6th through to the 15th, has announced its opening and closing films as Asleep and Ode to My Father. Receiving its World Premier, Japan's own Asleep comes from Hoshikageno Waltz and... More »
  

Sandra Ng Rings In The Lunar New Year In Saucy 12 GOLDEN DUCKS Trailer

Hong Kong's leading comedienne Sandra Ng re-teams with Golden Chicken writer-turned-director Matt Chow for the Lunar New Year comedy 12 Golden Ducks. Money and gold are always associated with this auspicious festival, while duck is Cantonese slang for male prostitute... More »
By James Marsh   
  

Dallas Gets Its Own South Asian Film Festival

Texas is not just for cowboys anymore. The first Dallas-Fort Worth South Asian Film Festival (DFW SAFF) is coming next month. Described as the "first-ever festival of South Asian independent cinema in North Texas," the event will be held at... More »
By Peter Martin   
  

Rotterdam 2015 Review: AS THE GODS WILL Leaves You Gasping For More

(Putting the Fear of God into someone was never taken as literally as here...) Miike Takashi must, by now, be the most experienced director in the world in several genres, especially if those genres are vaguely defined as "gory and... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

CHASUKE'S JOURNEY: Check The First Images From Sabu's Berlin-Selected Latest

Prolific Japanese director Sabu teams up with Kitano Takeshi's Office Kitano for his latest effort, an adaptation of his own novel Ten No Chasuke - known simply in English as Chasuke's Journey.In the afterlife, busy playwrights are writing scenarios for... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Poster Alert! Say Hello To BOMBAY VELVET's Johnny Balraj

It's been a busy few years for Anurag Kashyap. Over the last two months we've seen the North American release of his five and a half hour crime epic Gangs of Wasseypur and the Indian domestic release of his kidnapping... More »
By J Hurtado   
  

With Albert Shin's IN HER PLACE Has The Next Great Korean Drama Come From ... Canada? Watch The Theatrical Trailer Now!

A selection of the Toronto International Film Festival and the San Sebastian Film Festival, Albert Shin's In Her Place feels very much like a film dislocated in both time in place - and fascinatingly so. A Canadian production now up... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Watch TUYUL: PART 1 Official Teaser Trailer

Tuyul is one of the most well known mythical spirits in Indonesia. Tuyul takes the form of a child, but cute it is not, and judging from the teaser trailer below, this first part of a trilogy based on... More »
By William Chandra   
  

Turkish Horror Goes For The Big Jumps In HELAK: KAYIP KOY Trailer

Subtle? I don't think anybody will be saying that about writer-director Özgür Bakar's upcoming Turkish horror film Helak: Kayip Koy. From pictures flying off walls to rivers full of floating corpses to assorted spirits getting up close and personal there... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Things Go Bump In The Trailer For James Lee's SUNTI @ FACEBOOK

It was all the way back in December of 2012 that Twitch wrote about prolific Malaysian director James Lee wrapping principal photography on his teen horror film Sunti @ Facebook. We posted a gallery of behind the scenes shots at... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

RYUZO AND THE SEVEN HENCHMEN: Full Trailer For Kitano's Geriatric Gangster Comedy

Having spent a lifetime garnering international fame for his violent gangster cinema, Kitano Takeshi is getting old. This fact is clearly not lost on the veteran prankster as the comedian turned criminal auteur - never shy about laying on the... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Review: Delightful Performances Make TEMPORARY FAMILY An Above Average Real Estate Comedy

Speculate on property. This is HK lifestyle!To speculate on property amid Hong Kong's rapidly changing real estate market conditions is to speculate on emotions, according to Cheuk Wan Chi's (aka Vincci/GC Goo Bi) Temporary Family, a simple but perfectly enjoyable... More »
By Patryk Czekaj   
  

Rotterdam 2015 Review: LA LA LA AT ROCK BOTTOM Sings A Cute Tune

(How a thug's head sometimes contains both rock and a hard place...) If director Nobuhiro Yamashita is going to be remembered for something, it will be his ability to keep things real, to tone down craziness to an acceptable level,... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

Watch Shimizu's Complete NIGHTCRY Short And Support The Video Game!

It was about three weeks ago that we first wrote about NightCry, a new video game project from Clock Tower creator Kono Hifumi with The Grudge director Shimizu Takashi on board as a creative producer while also directing a short... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

HANUMAN: YEAR OF THE MONKEY: Looking To Put Cambodia On The Action Cinema Map

Looking to make a name for itself on the international action scene the Cambodian action film Hanuman: Year of the Monkey opens in local cinemas on February 13th. And we would like to share with you the teaser, trailer and... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Kino Lorber to Give US Viewers A HARD DAY

One of last year's best Korean films, the thriller A Hard Day is finally going to find its way to American theaters after being picked up by Kino Lorber. The film will be released this summer before hitting the home... More »
By Pierce Conran   
  

GENTLE: Watch Dustin Nguyen In Vietnamese Dostoyevsky Adaptation

A selection of the 2014 Busan International Film Festival, Dustin Nguyen plays the lead in Le Van Kiet's Gentle - an adaptation of the Dostoyevsky short story of the same name. A dark drama revolving around a pawn shop owner... More »
By Todd Brown   
  
 
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