Check Out The First Teaser For Ishii Takashi's Violent Crime Thriller GONIN SAGA

A riveting piece of cinema that plays like a superb combination of Tarantino's Reservoir Dogs and Kitano 'Beat' Takeshi films circa 1993, Ishii Takashi's unrelentingly violent, socially conscious 1995 neo-noir thriller Gonin (sometimes translated as The Five) undeniably served as... More »
By Patryk Czekaj   
  

THE BOY AND THE BEAST: Full Trailer For Hosoda Mamoru's Latest

[Updated with English subtitled version.]There is no question about it: Hosoda Mamoru has got a very good chance of becoming the new king of anime. His last three films, The Girl Who Leapt Through Time, Summer Wars and The Wolf... More »
By Hugo Ozman   
  

Big Shark! Bigger Monster! It's The Japanese MEGA SHARK VS KOLOSSUS Trailer

Given that the third installment of the Mega Shark franchise is openly cribbing designs from the Attack On Titan manga, anime and soon-to-be-live-action franchise, it seems only fitting that the first trailer for the upcoming Mega Shark vs Kolossus has... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Check Out The New Trailer And Poster For Miike's YAKUZA APOCALYPSE: THE GREAT WAR OF THE UNDERWORLD

A new one-minute trailer for Miike Takashi's batshit-crazy-sounding action-thriller Yakuza Apocalypse: The Great War of the Underworld (極道大戦争) has gone online today. With plenty of fresh footage and a peek at some of the wild set pieces, the action-heavy trailer serves as... More »
By Patryk Czekaj   
  

THAT'S IT Trailer Marks Ishii Gakuryu's Return To His Punk Roots

A precursor of the Japanese underground cyberpunk movement of the late 1970s and the early 1980s, Ishii Gakuryū, formerly known as Ishii Sōgo, established a strong position at home and gained widespread recognition abroad with Burst City (爆裂都市, 1982). It's an... More »
By Patryk Czekaj   
  

Balakrishna Is A Bloody Badass In The LION Trailer

Hot on the heels of his epic performance in Sreenu Boyapati's Legend, Nanadamuri Balakrishna returns to the cinema with the upcoming release of his latest film, Lion. Anyone who has seen a Balakrishna movie knows that every one of them... More »
By J Hurtado   
  

ABOMINATION Trailer: Creep Out With Yam Laranas' New Fright Flick

The new trailer for Abomination from director Yam Laranas feels like a machine-gun assault of creepiness. I've watched it twice now and, frankly, still don't know what it's about, but I want to watch it again. Laranas (The Echo) is... More »
By Peter Martin   
  

Australia's Japanese Film Festival Director Konomi Masafumi Leaves The JFF

Konomi Masafumi, director of the Japanese Film Festival in Australia for the past 18 years, has announced that he will be leaving the Japan Foundation, Sydney (organizer of Australia's JFF) later this month. Mr Konomi directed the very first Japanese... More »
By Hugo Ozman   
  

Udine Far East Film Festival Announces 2015 Lineup

The Udine Far East Film Festival, one of Europe's biggest showcases for contemporary Asian cinema and also one of TwitchFilm's favorite international festivals, has officially unveiled its lineup during a press conference which took place earlier today.Covering a wide variety... More »
By Patryk Czekaj   
  

Win KILLERS On Blu-ray From TwitchFilm And Well Go USA

Time to give away some Blu-rays!To celebrate the Blu-ray and DVD release of Killers by Indonesian madmen The Mo Brothers, Well Go USA and TwitchFilm have teamed up to give away a pair of discs to some lucky readers. Killers... More »
By J Hurtado   
  

NSFW Trailer: Blood, Sex, Werewolves & More In TOKYO GRAND GUIGNOL

Here's some very Not Safe For Work action to get your day off on the right track - the first trailer from Tokyo Grand Guignol, an anthology of four horror shorts by French directors, filmed on location in the Japanese... More »
By James Marsh   
  

Old School Kung Fu Fest 2015: Enter The Ninjas! (Plus A Trailer!)

Returning for its fifth edition, Old School Kung Fu Fest 2015 will celebrate martial arts and action cinema by turning its focus on "the deadliest fighter of them all...the ninja!" I'm quoting the official announcement, although I'm not convinced the... More »
By Peter Martin   
  

Okinawa 2015: Festival Highlights

Okinawa International Movie Festival (OIMF) always held ambitions beyond limiting itself to the traditional role of a film festival. Now in its seventh year the event is really starting to embrace its position as a hub of entertainment encompassing comedy,... More »
  

MONSTER HUNT Posters Look Suitably Epic

Something big this way comes, courtesy of Hong Kong-based production company Edko Films. Last year they announced the film Monster Hunt, their most expensive production ever, and this week they released two huge teaser posters, which you can see below.... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

THE WORLD OF KANAKO To Be Released By Drafthouse Films

Prepare for "120 minutes of uncomfortable, aggressive, and rigourously crafted filmmaking" to be unleashed upon us all. Nakashima Tetsuya's The World of Kanako has been acquired for distribution by Drafthouse Films. Nakashima, who previously directed the wildly-acclaimed Kamikaze Girls and... More »
By Peter Martin   
  

Nishimura Unleashes His NINJA WAR In New Trailer

Tokyo Gore Police helmer Nishimura Yoshihiro appears to be taking a somewhat more reserved approach with his latest feature, The Ninja War Of Torakage with nary a geyser of blood to be found in the just released first trailer. And,... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Bruce Lee Enterprises Seeking To Stop The Depiction Of Bruce Lee In IP MAN 3

Bruce Lee's estate is seeking all available remedies to stop the depiction of the martial arts superstar in the upcoming Ip Man 3, as reported by The Hollywood Reporter. This followed Pegasus Motion Pictures' recent announcement that the film will... More »
By Hugo Ozman   
  

The First Official Image From Toho's GODZILLA, And A Director Announcement

You did not expect a full sized monster already, did you? As Toho prepares for a new Japanese version of everyone's favorite large lizard, Godzilla, they released their first official image for the film as well as announcing who the... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Raven Banner Takes International Rights To Mattie Do's DEAREST SISTER

Like the headline says, following up a successful crowd funding campaign and serving as the Lao side of Jamie Dagg's Canada-Lao co-production River, Chanthaly helmer Mattie Do's Dearest Sister is gaining momentum leading up to production with word that Raven... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

*UPDATED* Sahamongkol Blocks FURIOUS 7 From Release In Thailand Over Tony Jaa Contract Dispute

[Engines are revving with news that Thailand's Civil Court has struck down the injunction against releasing Furious 7 following an appeal filed by Jaa, Universal and UIP.]The ongoing drama between Thai star Tony Jaa and Sia Jiang - the head... More »
By Todd Brown   
  
 
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