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Kyoto 2015 Preview: A Lineup Celebrating The City's Film History

Last year Kyoto Film Festival, which has been running since 1997, underwent a significant change when entertainment company Yoshimoto Kogyo stepped in to oversee a revamp. The company, home to many of the most popular comedians in Japan and organizers... More »

Adam Wong And Nick Cheung Bookend Hong Kong Asian Film Festival 2015

One of the biggest events on Hong Kong's film festival calendar - the Hong Kong Asian Film Festival - has revealed its full line-up, which will open on 28 October with She Remembers, He Forgets, the new film from Adam... More »
By James Marsh   

New GAMERA Footage Is A CGI Frenzy

Kaiju films are hot as hell lately --- relatively. We had the Godzilla reboot --- with very little Godzilla, the two upcoming sequels, Pacific Rim, the rumblings of Pacific Rim 2, the first new Toho Japanese Godzilla film in over a decade,... More »

Things Get Bloody At The MIDNIGHT SHOW

Though you likely don't know the name of Indonesia's Ginanti Rona there's a more than passing chance you've seen some of her work if you're at all a regular around these parts. For Rona, you see, has been a long... More »
By Todd Brown   

The Clown Brings Death In The Full Trailer For Indonesia's BADOET

It would appear that a fear of clowns is not just a North American phenomenon, with audiences all around the world having learned a healthy distrust of those painted on smiles. That certainly seems to be the case in Indonesia... More »
By Todd Brown   

Kim Ki-duk Gets $24 Million for Chinese War Film WHO IS GOD

And now for something completely different. Maverick Korean auteur Kim Kim-duk is hopping over to China for his next project, and after years of working on microbudgets and failing to crack his own country's commercial realm, he's getting a supersized... More »
By Pierce Conran   

I AM A MONK Trailer: Discover The Secret Life Of A Young Japanese Abbot

I Am A Monk follows the trials and tribulations of Koen Shirakata, a 24-year-old man who becomes Abbot of Eifukuji temple, 57th of the 88 temples on Japan's notorious Shikoku Pilgrimage route. Based on actual events, the story is taken... More »

Bong Joon-ho Nabs Jake Gyllenhaal And More For New Monster Feature

Returning to the creature feature well after 2006's The Host, ace Korean director Bong Joon-ho's next film Okja (no English title as of yet) is gearing up for production early next year and a cast of big names is starting... More »
By Pierce Conran   

TOKYO TRIBE: The NSFW Clip, Redder Than Most Red Band Clips

If you have had up to here with trying to assembleyour latest purchase from IKEA then perhaps you need to take a page from the home decorating catalog of Nkoi from Sono Sion's hip hop musical Tokyo Tribe. Nkoi (Kubozuka Yosuke)... More »
By Andrew Mack   

Watch The Trailer For Ando Masahiro's UNDER THE DOG

Remember the epic chanbara anime Sword of the Stranger from 2007? For some time now, its director Ando Masahiro has been involved in a Kickstarter funded project you might or might not yet have heard of. While the latter would... More »

Whose Fists Are Fastest? It's Donnie Yen Vs Mike Tyson In First IP MAN 3 Teaser

Donnie Yen and Mike Tyson square off in the first teaser trailer for Ip Man 3, the third and possibly final chapter in the story of the legendary wing chun practitioner, which Yen and director Wilson Yip began back in... More »
By James Marsh   

Watch The Slick Trailer For Malaysian Musical Thriller MIRIP

Coming soon in Malaysia is musical thriller Mirip, a film that clearly draws on the nation's Indian influences with its bright colors and slick production design. Details - at least in English - are quite scarce but the first trailer... More »
By Todd Brown   

Exclusive: Directors & Producers Are All Lowlifes, Says The Trailer For Uchida Eiji's LOWLIFE LOVE

Directors & Producers Are All Lowlifes! Or so says director Eiji Uchida in the tagline of his latest black comedy, Lowlife Love. We've been big fans of the director here at Twitch since his deliciously dark comedy Greatful Dead broke out... More »

Dragons! Ancient Tombs! And Portals! Watch The Full Trailer For CHRONICLES OF THE GHOSTLY TRIBE

With less than a week before Lu Chuan's sci-fi adventure film Chronicles of the Ghostly Tribe hits Chinese theaters, the "ultimate" trailer has arrived.  Based on Zhang Muye's best-selling novel series "Ghosts Blow Out the Light", it follows the... More »
By Al Young   

HALFWORLDS: Watch The Trailer For Anwar's Dark HBO Fantasy

Indonesian director Joko Anwar - a long time favorite around these parts - makes the move to television with the upcoming HBO Asia original series Halfworlds. A dark fantasy tale about supernatural creatures living amongst us, Halfworlds hits the air... More »
By Todd Brown   

Watch Man-Bears On The Hunt In New Clip For Lu Chuan's CHRONICLES OF THE GHOSTLY TRIBE

It was reported earlier that director Lu Chuan (City of Life and Death) was venturing into Hollywood-esque effects with his next project and we expected him to deliver something visually spectacular.  Well, it seems this is certainly the case as... More »
By Al Young   

Hey Australia! Win Tickets To See LOST IN HONG KONG In Cinemas!

Following the recent successful theatrical runs for Raman Hui's Monster Hunt and Dong Cheng Peng's Jian Bing Man, Australian distributor Magnum Films will next be releasing actor / director Xu Zheng's Lost In Hong Kong. It is the follow-up film to... More »
By Hugo Ozman   

Kamal Hassan Is India's Answer To Liam Neeson In THOONGAVANAM Trailer

India's most celebrated actor has had a very busy year, and it isn't over yet. Kamal Hassan is one of the elder statesmen of Tamil language cinema, though he's been active in most of India's regional cinemas and Bollywood for well... More »
By J Hurtado   

Toronto 2015: Check Out The Teaser For Sono's THE WHISPERING STAR

Sono Sion's latest project, the sci-fi film The Whispering Star, premiered two nights ago at the Toronto International Film Festival, and just ahead of this date, the film's first teaser has appeared online.Much has been made of Sono's pace this... More »
By J Hurtado   

Get Punched In The Face By SPL 2!

Already a massive hit in China, martial arts extravaganza SPL 2 has it's North American premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival with a midnight screening at the Ryerson Theatre tomorrow - Thursday, September 17th - and North American Distributor... More »
By Todd Brown   
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