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THE REBEL Team Reunites For Time Travel Rock And Roll Comedy FAN CUONG

Thai Hoa takes the lead in upcoming Vietnamese time travel rock and roll comedy Fan Cuong and while Hoa may not be familiar to audiences outside of Vietnam the rest of the team here certainly is. Fan Cuong brings together... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Bullets Fly In The Trailer For Vietnamese Action Flick TRACER (TRUY SAT)

A product of Korean giant CJ Entertainment's seemingly ever expanding presence in Vietnam - where they've been building cinemas and investing in local content heavily over the past few years - the theatrical trailer for Cuong Ngo's upcoming Tracer (Truy... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

When A Ghost Needs A Doctor They Head To Vietnam's GHOST HOSPITAL

Here's the thing about being dead: If you were taken out by illness or injury then your ghost is going to be sick and / or kind of grisly for rather a long time. And if you're facing an eternity... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Vietnam Enters The Heist Game With Ham Tran's SIEU TROM (BITCOIN HEIST)

As the Vietnamese film industry continues to grow we're seeing constant steps forward in terms of scale and production value with the occasional injection of international style and subgenres into the nation's local fare and Journey From The Fall director... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

First Teaser For Slick Vietnamese Thriller NU DAI GIA

It was just a few years ago that director Le Van Kiet made waves with his sophomore feature The House In The Alley, one of the first true horror films ever produced in the nation. Le followed that with the... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Plastic Surgery Goes Wrong And Comes Back From The Dead In The Trailer For Victor Vu's SCANDAL 2

In his 2012 hit Scandal, Vietnamese helmer Victor Vu played the jealousies of celebrity for thrills with the story of a rivalry between actresses run way out of control. His 'anything for success' tale proved a big hit with local... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

YELLOW FLOWERS ON GREEN GRASS: Victor Vu's Melodrama Gets A Poetic First Trailer

After taking some rest from making thriller movies, Victor Vu has finally come back with a new melodrama, Yellow Flowers on Green Grass (lit. Tôi thấy hoa vàng trên cỏ xanh), based on a best-selling novel. The first trailer is now out... More »
By Trung Rwo   
  

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   
  

Vietnam Enters The Masked Hero Arena With Tokusatsu Comedy SIEU NHAN X

Vietnam is about to have a masked hero to call its own with director Nguyễn Quang Dũng's Sieu Nhan X slated for release over the 2015 Tet holidays. The Vietnamese New Year celebration, Tet coincides with Chinese New Year and... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Fresh Scares In Second Trailer For Vietnam's CHUNG CU

With its release edging closer a second full trailer has been released for Vietnamese horror tale Chung Cu. This new effort is clearly intended to be a more story oriented effort, which means a good deal more dialogue in the... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Fabulous Full Trailer For Vietnamese Horror CHUNG CU

Back when the first teaser for Van M Pham's Chung Cu arrived in October we commented on how the director had managed what felt like a sort of throwback to the wave of top tier Asian horror that included Ringu,... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Five Flavours 2014 Review: Handsomely Shot 2030 Sinks Under The Weight Of Its Own Ambitions

Second time Vietnamese helmer Nguyen-Vo Nghiem-Minh makes a come back on the international festival circuit with 2030 (Nuoc), a film that conspicuously defies easy categorization by melding elements of a romantic triangle drama, murder mystery, and eco-conscious sci-fi thriller. Originally... More »
By Patryk Czekaj   
  

First Teaser For Van M Pham's CHUNG CU Is Like A Flashback To The Golden Age Of Asian Horror

Do you remember when it felt like you couldn't turn a corner in any Asian film culture without stumbling across something utterly horrifying? It wasn't that long ago, after all, when directors in Japan, Hong Kong, Korea and Thailand were... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Warsaw 2014 Review: GENTLE, A Polished And Splendidly Acted Adaptation Of Dostoyevsky's Touching Short Story

Le-Van Kiet's Gentle starts with an unexpectedly drastic scene, as if trying to wash away the tranquility so pleasantly accentuated by the film's opening credits and its intriguing title, inspired by Fyodor Dostoyevsky's 1876 short story 'A Gentle Creature'.From the... More »
By Patryk Czekaj   
  

Dream Trip Turns Bad In Vietnamese Horror THE LOST TOUR

Sure, there are a lot of reasons to suggest that we're beyond the point of viewer fatigue with found footage horror at this point, that people are just plain tired of the format. There's certainly a vocal segment of the... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Blood Spilled In Teaser For Vietnamese Thriller SCANDAL: THE COMEBACK

The first teaser trailer for Scandal: The Comeback has been released online. It shows us some glimpses into the dark side of the showbiz industry and their obsessions with plastic surgery. This teaser doesn't show much, but you'll feel the... More »
By Trung Rwo   
  

Full Trailer For Vietnamese Horror HOLLOW Chills

It was back in mid-February when we first learned of Ham Tran's upcoming Vietnamese horror film Hollow (Đoạt Hồn) with the release of the film's creepy as hell first teaser. Tran first came to our attention as the editor of... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Vietnamese Musical THE TALENT Surprisingly Wins Golden Kite Award

The Golden Kite Award (usually called the Oscar of Vietnam) has officially announced the winner. The Talent (original titled Thần Tượng) by first-time director Nguyen Quang Huy surprised everyone with six awards, including "Golden Kite for Best Feature Film",... More »
By Trung Rwo   
  

Vietnam Makes A Splash In The Horror Arena With Fantastic Trailer For Ham Tran's HOLLOW

We first learned of Vietnamese filmmaker Ham Tran in these parts when he served as the editor on martial arts fave The Rebel and he's certainly been busy - and diverse - since. Back in October the Tran directed romantic... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Victor Vu's SWORD OF THE ASSASSIN (aka BLOOD LETTER) Hits US Shores In February, Check Out The New Trailer

Victor Vu's gorgeous Vietnamese martial arts epic Sword of the Assassin - previously known as Blood Letter - hits US shelves on DVD and BluRay from Epic Pictures Releasing on February 25th and the release announcement brings with it new... More »
By Todd Brown   
  
 
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