Udine Far East Film Festival Announces 2015 Lineup

The Udine Far East Film Festival, one of Europe's biggest showcases for contemporary Asian cinema and also one of TwitchFilm's favorite international festivals, has officially unveiled its lineup during a press conference which took place earlier today.Covering a wide variety... More »
By Patryk Czekaj   
  

Win KILLERS On Blu-ray From TwitchFilm And Well Go USA

Time to give away some Blu-rays!To celebrate the Blu-ray and DVD release of Killers by Indonesian madmen The Mo Brothers, Well Go USA and TwitchFilm have teamed up to give away a pair of discs to some lucky readers. Killers... More »
By J Hurtado   
  

NSFW Trailer: Blood, Sex, Werewolves & More In TOKYO GRAND GUIGNOL

Here's some very Not Safe For Work action to get your day off on the right track - the first trailer from Tokyo Grand Guignol, an anthology of four horror shorts by French directors, filmed on location in the Japanese... More »
By James Marsh   
  

Old School Kung Fu Fest 2015: Enter The Ninjas! (Plus A Trailer!)

Returning for its fifth edition, Old School Kung Fu Fest 2015 will celebrate martial arts and action cinema by turning its focus on "the deadliest fighter of them all...the ninja!" I'm quoting the official announcement, although I'm not convinced the... More »
By Peter Martin   
  

Okinawa 2015: Festival Highlights

Okinawa International Movie Festival (OIMF) always held ambitions beyond limiting itself to the traditional role of a film festival. Now in its seventh year the event is really starting to embrace its position as a hub of entertainment encompassing comedy,... More »
  

MONSTER HUNT Posters Look Suitably Epic

Something big this way comes, courtesy of Hong Kong-based production company Edko Films. Last year they announced the film Monster Hunt, their most expensive production ever, and this week they released two huge teaser posters, which you can see below.... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

THE WORLD OF KANAKO To Be Released By Drafthouse Films

Prepare for "120 minutes of uncomfortable, aggressive, and rigourously crafted filmmaking" to be unleashed upon us all. Nakashima Tetsuya's The World of Kanako has been acquired for distribution by Drafthouse Films. Nakashima, who previously directed the wildly-acclaimed Kamikaze Girls and... More »
By Peter Martin   
  

Nishimura Unleashes His NINJA WAR In New Trailer

Tokyo Gore Police helmer Nishimura Yoshihiro appears to be taking a somewhat more reserved approach with his latest feature, The Ninja War Of Torakage with nary a geyser of blood to be found in the just released first trailer. And,... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Bruce Lee Enterprises Seeking To Stop The Depiction Of Bruce Lee In IP MAN 3

Bruce Lee's estate is seeking all available remedies to stop the depiction of the martial arts superstar in the upcoming Ip Man 3, as reported by The Hollywood Reporter. This followed Pegasus Motion Pictures' recent announcement that the film will... More »
By Hugo Ozman   
  

The First Official Image From Toho's GODZILLA, And A Director Announcement

You did not expect a full sized monster already, did you? As Toho prepares for a new Japanese version of everyone's favorite large lizard, Godzilla, they released their first official image for the film as well as announcing who the... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Raven Banner Takes International Rights To Mattie Do's DEAREST SISTER

Like the headline says, following up a successful crowd funding campaign and serving as the Lao side of Jamie Dagg's Canada-Lao co-production River, Chanthaly helmer Mattie Do's Dearest Sister is gaining momentum leading up to production with word that Raven... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

*UPDATED* Sahamongkol Blocks FURIOUS 7 From Release In Thailand Over Tony Jaa Contract Dispute

[Engines are revving with news that Thailand's Civil Court has struck down the injunction against releasing Furious 7 following an appeal filed by Jaa, Universal and UIP.]The ongoing drama between Thai star Tony Jaa and Sia Jiang - the head... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

2nd Wildflower Film Awards Korea Reveals Nominees

Following its launch last year, the Wildflower Film Awards Korea revealed the nominees of its upcoming 2nd edition last week. Leading the pack with seven nominees is July Jung's A Girl at My Door, while Han Gong-ju and The King... More »
By Pierce Conran   
  

Check Out The Full Trailer For Sono Sion's SHINJUKU SWAN

Well, it was only a matter of time before Sony Pictures Japan would reveal the first full Shinjuku Swan trailer. They've done so by unleashing a truly badass trailer for Sono Sion's highly anticipated live-action crime drama. The trailer comes... More »
By Patryk Czekaj   
  

Toronto Japanese Film Fest Announces 2015 Lineup

The 2015 edition of the Toronto Japanese Film Fest runs from June 11th through 26th this Summer. The festival is announcing their lineup tonight at a monthly screening and we get to be the first to share it with you... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

BLIND MASSAGE Takes Top Honours At 9th Asian Film Awards

Lou Ye's Blind Massage was named Best Film at the 9th Asian Film Awards, which were announced at a star-studded ceremony at The Venetian in Macau last night. The film also won the Best Cinematographer award. Jiang Wen's glitzy... More »
By James Marsh   
  

The BLUE DEMON Gets an Upgrade In Japanese Video Game Adaptation

The bad guy gets an upgrade in Blue Demon ver 2.0 (Ao Oni v 2.0), Maegawa Hideaki's big screen adaptation of the Japanese PC game, and while the story line is absolutely stock stuff - a group of teens enter... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

A Lost Treasure Found! Behold The TOP KNOT DETECTIVE!

In Japan he was known as the Deductive Reasoning Ronin but in Australia? In Australia he was the Top Knot Detective and he's being brought back to screens in this documentary web series by Aaron McCann and Dominic Pearce. What's... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Tokyo Anime Award Festival 2015: SONG OF THE SEA Wins

Oscar nominee Song of the Sea saw off the competition to win the Grand Prize at the second Tokyo Anime Award Festival. Director Tomm Moore's beautifully animated film tells the story of a little girl with the ability to transform... More »
  

Ringo Lam's WILD CITY Teaser: Watch It And Believe

It's Ringo Lam, baby, and that means Wild City is on its way, and it looks like a good ride is a-coming, at least according to this teaser.The film is now in post-production, according to Variety. It's the first to... More »
By Peter Martin   
  
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