Japanese Film Festival In Sydney Announces Suo Masayuki And Kamishiraishi Mone As Special Guests

Australia's Japanese Film Festival, now in its 18th year, has just announced its special guests for the Sydney leg of the program this year. They are Suo Masayuki, director of such Japanese classics as Sumo Do, Sumo Don't and Shall... More »
By Hugo Ozman   
  

Enter To Win This Massive Prize Pack For THE TALE OF THE PRINCESS KAGUYA

Hoo boy. Have we got a giveaway for you! To celebrate the U.S. release of The Tale Of The Princess Kaguya this Friday, October 17th, we have a giveaway to ends all giveaways. Everything in this package is official Ghibli swag... More »
  

Sono's WHY DON'T YOU PLAY IN HELL Lands A New US Trailer

With its arrival on North American shores imminent a new trailer for Sono Sion's gonzo Why Don't You Play In Hell has arrived online. I literally ate my shirt at Fantastic Fest last year because of this film (and R100,... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Even By Miike Standards, This Is Just Weird. Check The Full Trailer For AS THE GODS WILL

The are exploding heads o'plenty in the full trailer for Miike Takashi's adaptation of popular manga As The Gods Will. Heads exploding into piles of beads, apparently, all of it presided over by a mocking sculpture. Then there's the guy... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

First Proper SKIN TRADE Trailer Teams Dolph Lundgren And Tony Jaa In Thailand

Dolph Lundgren is very much the star in the first official trailer for Skin Trade, directed by Ekachai Uekrongtham (Beautiful Boxer), but Tony Jaa is lurking in the background, ready to strike fear into the hearts of men with his fists... More »
  

Panna Rittikrai Exits In Style With Balls-Out Insane VENGEANCE OF AN ASSASSIN Trailer

Weep for the loss of Panna Rittikrai for when the acclaimed Thai fight choreographer succumbed to illness earlier this year the fight world lost a simply enormous talent. While Rittikrai has often been viewed as a secondary player in the... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Busan 2014's THE INSEMINATOR Banned In Vietnam

If you're in BIFF right now, you can see the poster of the Vietnamese independent film The Inseminator (Người truyền giống), along the streets of Busan. And if you have a chance, go watch it now because it's banned in Vietnam. Without any... More »
By Trung Rwo   
  

Be Charmed By The Trailer For Malaysian Quasi-SciFi Comedy NOVA (TERBAIK DARI LANGIT)

It was just last year that we first came across the work of Malaysia's Nik Amir Mustapha and we immediately knew that he was one of us. The occasion was his debut film, a genre mashing drama titled Kil that... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Doyle, Asano And Khavn Collide In The RUINED HEART Trailer

What happens when you take one of the most punk rock filmmakers on the planet in Khavn de la Cruz - a Filipino lofi maestro who elevates 'shambolic' to an art form - and put him together with acclaimed cinematographer... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

NYC Happenings: "Stephen Chow: The King of Comedy," An Appreciation of the Popular and Versatile Hong Kong Actor-Director

Hong Kong actor and writer-director Stephen Chow has been an immensely popular figure in Asia since first appearing on TV and in films in the late 1980s. He is best known in the West, however, for his two breakout international hits... More »
  

Hey Australia! Get Ready For The Best Ever Japanese Film Festival In Its 18-Year History

This year, Australia's Japanese Film Festival is not only massive in terms of number of screening locations (which include Adelaide, Auckland, Brisbane, Broome, Cairns, Canberra, Christchurch, Darwin, Hobart, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney, Townsville and Wellington), but also the quantity and quality... More »
By Hugo Ozman   
  

Hey Australia! Win Tickets To See Wong Jing's FLIRTING IN THE AIR In Cinemas!

From producer Wong Jing comes Flirting In The Air, a time-travelling comedy that stars Vulgaria leads Chapman To and Dada Chan. The title suggests a cross between Triumph In The Skies (a television series about a group of pilots) and Stephen... More »
By Hugo Ozman   
  

GANGSTER PAYDAY Gets A Trailer And A Nice Picture Gallery

In Lee Po-Cheung's comedy action drama Gangster Payday, an aging hoodlum decides to go straight and invest his time and money in a teahouse. When the teahouse stands in the way of a development project, and a rival gang is... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

13 BELOVED Director Returns To Horror With THE EYES DIARY. Watch The Trailer!

There was a period of time back in the early 2000s when it appeared that Thailand could do no wrong int he film arena. International audiences were treated to wave after wave of young talent across a broad range of... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

CROUCHING TIGER Sequel Running Out Of IMAX Screens In North America! And Elsewhere!

I do not know if this what you would call the final nail in the coffin but the last major chain in North America, AMC, has decided that they will not screen the sequel to Crouching Tiger, Hidden Tiger on... More »
  

Watch The Trailer For Oshii's Live Action GARM WARS: THE LAST DRUID

Ghost In The Shell director Oshii Mamoru continues to bring his visions to life in (mostly) live action with the upcoming Garm Wars: The Last Druid - an English language hybrid of live action and animation techniques starring Lance Henriksen,... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

U.S. Theatre Chains React To Netflix/IMAX CROUCHING TIGER Release Plans

Netflix, IMAX and The Weinstein Company announced their plans for a day-and-date release of the sequel to Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. The plan is to release the sequel on Netflix and on IMAX screens simultaneously on August 28th, 2015. This news... More »
  

U.S. Poster For Sion's WHY DON'T YOU PLAY IN HELL? Keeps It Pink

We're glad that Drafthouse Films did not mess about with the poster for their release of Sono Sion's cult hit Why Don't You Play In Hell? The mass of bodies. Two lone arms, one brandishing a camera, the other a katana... More »
  

Check Out The Poster And Production Stills From Tsui Hark's TAKING OF TIGER MOUNTAIN

We have the official poster for Tsui Hark's upcoming 3D epic Taking of Tiger Mountain and some behind the scenes stills featuring the director at work. The film is set to open during the highly coveted Christmas season on Christmas... More »
  

China Blocks Nicolas Cage's OUTCAST Hours Before Release

While Hollywood continues to scramble after rapidly growing Chinese box office numbers the unpredictability and risk of the market and it's often unpredictable censorship laws continues to inspire a certain degree of fear. And Nicolas Cage starring period action film... More »
By Todd Brown   
  
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