Tag "vietnam"

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 »

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   

Five Flavours 2013 Review: HOMOSTRATUS, A Surreal Meditation On Contemporary Life

Homostratus, the latest experimental piece from Vietnamese director Siu Pham, went a long and turbulent way from its production phase through to its world premiere here at Five Flavours Film Festival 2013 in Warsaw. Due to some misunderstandings with the distributors,... More »

Watch The Chilling First Teaser For Victor Vu's VENGEFUL HEART

Vietnamese director Victor Vu refuses to be confined to any one style or genre. He's done comedies, he's done action, he's done thrillers but he started off with horror and he's returning to that world now with Vengeful Heart, a... More »
By Todd Brown   

Every Man For Himself As The Women Strike Back In First Teaser For Victor Vu's BATTLE OF THE BRIDES 2

A new trailer for the sequel to Vietnamese rom-com hit Battle of the Brides arrived today, featuring a ton of surprises. The scope of the sequel expands this time out moving from a clash between four girls and their unknowingly... More »
By Trung Rwo   

Fingers Point In All Directions Over Leak Of Banned Vietnamese Film CHO LON

Ten days after the leak of Cho Lon nothing appears clear here in Vietnam. Immediately following the banned film's appearance on the internet production company and distributor Galaxy Film JSC sent a letter to the authorities to denounce and suggest an investigation... More »
By Trung Rwo   

Vietnam Plans to Top Southeast Asia's Film Industry By 2020

There's no sarcasm here. Vietnam's Department of Cinema has announced a plan to make the local film industry the leading one in Southeast Asia by 2020, but experts have called it wishful thinking. The conference was organized to collect opinions... More »
By Trung Rwo   

Flying Dagger, Bathing Babes In The Trailer Of Vietnamese 3D Thriller HOW THE HELL I KNOW

Biết Chết Liền (not-really-literally translated: How The Hell I Know), a 3D comedy thriller directed by Le Bao Trung, has released its theatrical trailer. The preview features scandalous star Angela Phuong Trinh in many bath tub scenes or passionately kissing... More »
By Trung Rwo   

Battling Monks And Flashing Blades In Full ONCE UPON A TIME IN VIETNAM Trailer

Dustin Nguyen makes his much anticipated directorial debut with martial arts fantasy Once Upon A Time In Vietnam (Lua Phat), a fight flick spectacle that owes equal debts to American westerns, steampunk aesthetics and local influences. We've been tracking this... More »
By Todd Brown   

Johnny Nguyen's CHO LON Blocked By Vietnamese Censors

Been looking forward to seeing star Johnny Nguyen and the creative team behind The Rebel kick some more ass? You're going to have to keep waiting. It was announced today that the film has not been able to pass Vietnamese... More »
By Todd Brown   

Machetes! Face Kicks! Johnny Tri Nguyen's Gangster Action Flick CHO LON Trailer Is Here

We're acolytes of Johnny Tri Nguyen's brand of ass-whupping here at Twitch, so any time new Nguyen footage appears, we are on it. The most recent film we've been tracking is his gangland martial arts film, Cho Lon, and there... More »
By J Hurtado   

Motorbikes And Whup Ass In First Teaser For Dustin Nguyen's ONCE UPON A TIME IN VIETNAM

Get ready martial arts fans, Dustin Nguyen has cooked up a potent blend of swordplay, super powered martial arts and motorcycle riding badassery for you with his upcoming Once Upon A Time In Vietnam.Formerly known as Monk On Fire, this... More »
By Todd Brown   

Get Behind The Scenes Of Dustin Nguyen's ONCE UPON A TIME IN VIETNAM

Mark my words, international action fans: Keep your eyes on Vietnam. Fans have already taken notice of the output from the southeast Asian nation but 2013 should yield a handful of interesting titles, the most interesting of which are Charlie... More »
By Todd Brown   


The Lady Assassin (My Nhan Ke) is headed for Vietnam, with writer-director Nguyen Quang Dung's handsome 3D martial arts fantasy angling to be one of the big winners over the upcoming Tet holidays. And if Tet audiences are hungry for... More »
By Todd Brown   

VIFF 2012 Wrap-Up: All Apologies, A Mere Life, and In the Name of Love

Emily Tang's beautiful, smart, and moving Perfect Life is not only one of my favorite VIFF films of 2008, but one of my favorite films period (I don't keep a list, I just know that the memorable ones must... More »