Anurag Kashyap's Epic GANGS OF WASSEYPUR Finally Gets North American Distribution By Cinelicious

Hell has apparently frozen over because Anurag Kashyap's epic crime story, Gangs of Wasseypur, finally has North American distribution. Gangs of Wasseypur, a five and a half hour cinematic experience that is gripping like few films I've ever seen, debuted in... More »
By J Hurtado   
  

Hey, Canada! Win THE RAID 2 On Blu-Ray!

Hey, Canada! Indonesian martial arts flick The Raid 2 hits Blu-Ray from eOne Films tomorrow - July 8th - and they've offered up five free copies to you, the faithful Twitch readers.He thought it was over. After fighting his way... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Hey, NYC! Wanna Win Tix To Japan Cuts?

Good afternoon, residents and readers from the five boroughs and adjacent areas, we're teaming up with our good friends at Japan Society to giveaway passes to select screenings of films playing during their generally excellent Japan Cuts, the New York... More »
  

Watch COMMANDO's Vidyut Jamwal In The First Teaser For Suriya's ANJAAN

Tamil film superstar Suriya is back for the first time since the disastrous Singam 2 with a new film directed by N. Lingusamy titled Anjaan. Normally, this information on its own would be enough to get my excited. Suriya is... More »
By J Hurtado   
  

Toronto Japanese Film Festival: Award Winners, And Win Double Passes For An Encore Screening

The Toronto Japanese Film Festival wrapped up at the end of June. 18 films from Japanese contemporary cinema had their North American and/or Canadian premieres during the festival. Awards were handed out during the fest. The winners are noted in... More »
  

Asian Film Festival Of Dallas Delivers Its Lucky 13th Full Lineup

Many years ago, in the ancient year of 2006, I was fortunate enough to have the kindly overlords of Twitch publish a few of my words regarding the Asian Film Festival of Dallas. It was the first time anyone ever... More »
By J Hurtado   
  

WHEN MARNIE WAS THERE: Watch The Trailer For Ghibli's Latest!

The Secret World Of Arrietty director Yonebayashi Hiromasa returns to Japanese screens in July with his Studio Ghibli produced adaptation of Joan G. Robinson's children's novel When Marnie Was There and with the release rapidly approaching the first trailer has... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Hey Australia! Win Tickets To See Z STORM In Cinemas!

Z Storm is a new corruption thriller from Hong Kong that stars Louis Koo, Gordon Lam and Dada Chan. It also has a strong supporting cast including Lo Hoi Pang, Liu Kai Chi and Michael Wong. It is due to... More »
By Hugo Ozman   
  

Thanks To Everyone Who Helped Mattie Do's DEAREST SISTER Blow Past Its Crowdfunding Goal!

Not so much news here as a hearty thank you!Back on May 19th we announced that Twitch and IndieGoGo were partnering up to help Laotian director Mattie Do - Laos' first ever female feature film director and helmer of first... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

JUON - BEGINNING OF THE END: Check These Exclusive Images!

About to have its international premiere as part of the sprawling Fantasia Festival in Montreal we've got an extensive gallery of images from Ochiai Masayuki's Ju-on: Beginning Of The End. As the festival puts it the great strength of Ochiai's... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Check Out These Two Posters For Sono's TOKYO TRIBE

Sono Sion's big screen adaptation of Inoue Santa's Tokyo Tribe hits Japanese screens at the end of August and we've got a pair of posters for you to take a look at. Up first is the official international poster art,... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Second Teaser For Koike's Animated LUPIN THE THIRD: DAISUKE JIGEN'S GRAVESTONE

It's a busy time for fans of popular anime and manga property Lupin The Third. Kitamura Ryuhei's live action adaptation hits the big screen in Japan in August and also in the works is a new animated feature from Redline... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

More Cleaver Chopping Action In Full Trailer For KUNDO: AGE OF THE RAMPANT

A Korean Robin Hood armed with a meat cleaver? That's essentially what you've got with upcoming Korean period epic Kundo: Age Of The Rampant. and you know what? Wonky English in the title aside, that's alright by me.The year is... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

SEA FOG: Watch The Teaser For Bong Joon-ho Produced Thriller

The Host director Bong Joon-ho slides into the producer's chair for his Memories Of Murder co-writer Shim Sung-bo's directorial debut, Sea Fog (HaeMoo), the based-on-a-true-story tale of a fishing vessel whose attempt to transport illegal immigrants ends very badly, indeed.With... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

OVER YOUR DEAD BODY: Watch The Blood Soaked Full Trailer For Miike's Latest

After a lengthy foray into more mainstream fare, Japan's premiere cinematic bad boy is back into the horror genre where he made his name in a big way. Yes, Miike Takashi has laid on more of the red stuff with... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

SNOWPIERCER: Tilda Swinton Delivers An Inspirational Speech In New Clip

Tilda Swinton's got a little something going on in this new clip from Bong Joon-ho's Snowpiercer, a wee bit of righteous indignation as she informs Chris Evans, Jamie Bell and the rest of the lower class insurgents in this post-apocalyptic... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Six New Stills From Ghibli's WHEN MARNIE WAS THERE

With a release for Yonebayashi Hiromas's adaptation of Joan G. Robinson's children's novel When Marnie Was There approaching Studio Ghibli have posted a series of new stills on their Twitter account over the past couple days with more promised to... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

LUPIN THE THIRD: Kitamura Delivers Rollicking Action With Full Trailer For Live Action Adaptation

Fans excited at the prospect of Versus director Kitamura Ryuhei tackling hugely popular manga and anime property Lupin The Third in a new live action adaptation, you now have more reason to be excited. The first trailer for the upcoming... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

New Image From Miike's YAKUZA APOCALYPSE: THE GREAT WAR OF THE UNDERWORLD

Filming is underway on Miike Takashi's gangster-horror mash-up Yakuza Apocalypse: The Great War Of The Underworld, which stars Ichihara Hayato (All About Lily Chou-Chou) opposite Indonesian martial arts star Yayan Ruhian (The Raid, The Raid 2), as a sensitive young... More »
  

THE DIVINE MOVE: Dive Into Korea's Gambling Underworld With The First Teaser

When it comes to high stakes gambling prone to lead to outbursts of extreme violence the board game go does not seem a likely candidate. But, hey, Tazza: The High Rollers managed to take the card game of hwatu and... More »
By Todd Brown   
  
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