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   
  

Thai Villagers Battle The BLACK DEATH In Period Horror

Zombies are coming to Thailand! Or, rather, they've already been there and rather a long time ago according to the premise of upcoming Thai horror Black Death. A period set affair in which a strange plague besets a remote village... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

THE BLUE HOUR: Check A Dozen Stills From The Berlin Selected LGBT Mystery

Previously selected to screen in Berlin with his short film work, Thai director Anucha Boonyawatana returns this year with his feature The Blue Hour selected as part of the Panorama section. The gay themed mystery is already garnering advance buzz... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Third Window Films UK Announces Stellar 2015 Slate: Tsukamoto, Nakashima, Kitano, And More

Our good friends, and friends of all fans of east Asian films, Third Window Films have given TwitchFilm an exclusive early look at their 2015 slate and it is marvelous!Third Window Films has a history of bringing not only the... More »
By J Hurtado   
  

GIOVANNI'S ISLAND Wins Best Animated Film At 69th Mainichi Awards

Mizuho Nishikubo's animated feature Giovanni's Island has picked up yet another award. The Production I.G film won Best Animated Film by the Mainichi Film Awards. This is the tenth distinction for the film since it began its festival run in 2014. The awards... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Gong Yoo Joins Yeon Sang-ho's Live Action Zombie Thriller BUSAN-BOUND

Yeon Sang-ho has come a long way in just a few years. After two highly acclaimed animations and another in post, the filmmaker will be making his live action debut this year, with the big-budget zombie thriller Busan-Bound. The Suspect's... More »
By Pierce Conran   
  

WOLF TOTEM: Watch The Trailer For Jean-Jacques Annaud's Latest

If you are a fan of wolves French director Jean-Jacques Annaud's latest film, Wolf Totem, may just be up your alley. It will screen at the EFM in Berlin before it opens in his native France on February 25th. You... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Martial Artist Darren Shahlavi: 1972 - 2015

Martial artist and action star, Darren Shahlavi, passed away in his sleep on January 14th. A family member posted the announcement earlier today on Darren's Facebook page and tributes from action stars and action film sites started pouring in. Shahlavi's... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Hey Dallas! Win Tickets To See GANGS OF WASSEYPUR Courtesy Of The Texas Theatre And TwitchFilm!

Hey Dallas!The Historic Texas Theatre in Oak Cliff and TwitchFilm are teaming up to co-present a pair of very special screenings of Anurag Kashyap's Gangs of Wasseypur and we want to give you one of four pairs of passes for... More »
By J Hurtado   
  

LOVE AND PEACE: Watch This Manic Trailer For Sono Sion's Next

First, I love love love this poster for Sono Sion's upcoming Love And Peace. Want. Second, to call Japanese director Sono Sion prolific is a gross understatement. Why Don't You Play In Hell? got Stateside distribution thanks to Drafthouse Films and will be... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Seol Kyung-gu And Ko Soo Will Search For Clues In LUCID DREAM

Seol Kyung-gu and Ko Soo are teaming for upcoming thriller Lucid Dream. From first-time director Kim Joon-sung, the film will also star Kang Hye-jung. The story, if I understood it correctly, deals with a father who goes searching for his... More »
By Pierce Conran   
  

Jung Woo-sung To Hunt Monsters In New Period Film

In the midst of the incredible popularity of Korean period films, yet another production has been announced. Jung Woo-sung has boarded Jakseoui Byeon - Attack of the Water Monster (a literal translation of the Korean title). A Joseon Era creature... More »
By Pierce Conran   
  

For Our Sins, D-WAR 2 Is Going into Production

It's with a heavy heart that I report Shim Hyung-rae will start filming a sequel to his much-maligned 2007 CGI dragon action film D-War. Following casting, the film, called, D-War: Mystery of the Dragon, is set to go into production... More »
By Pierce Conran   
  

Rest In Peace, Origa

Earlier today, Anime News Network alerted its readers that Russian-born singer Olga Vitalevna Yakovleva, better known as Origa, has died Saturday after a battle with lung cancer. Origa was very popular in Japan, and known worldwide for singing the opening... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

Can Evrenol Wraps BASKIN, Check The First Images Now!

Turkish director Can Evrenol has long been a favorite in these pages, his often horrific short films winning fans around the globe on the short film circuit. His most recent short effort - Baskin - is unquestionably his strongest, which... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

MSG: MESSENGER OF GOD Cleared For Release, Indian Censor Board Head Resigns In Protest

In what has become one of the strangest power struggles in recent cinema history, Saint Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh's (SGRRSJI) dramatized autobiographical film, MSG: Messenger of God has been cleared for cinema release on appeal to the Film Certification Appellate... More »
By J Hurtado   
  

A FAREWELL TO JINU To Open 25th Yubari International Fantastic Film Festival

Yubari International Fantastic Film Festival, nestled away amidst the snow of Japan's northern island of Hokkaido, is one of Twitch's favourite celebrations of the weird and wonderful. Bringing together the best of Japan's more out-there filmmakers it offers a great... More »
  
 
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