BiFan Unleashes Powerful 2015 Lineup

The recently renamed BiFan (formerly PiFan) is set to return with a scorching lineup for its 19th edition next month. The Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival will open with Antoine Bardou-Jacquet's Moonwalkers (with Ron Perlman and Rupert Grint) on July 16th... More »
By Pierce Conran   
  

VETERAN: Watch The Teaser For Ryoo Seung-wan's Latest Blast Of Entertainment

He's been doing it for so long now that it seems a misnomer to continue referring to director Ryoo Seung-wan as Korea's 'action kid', the title he earned in his early days. And yet, despite now being deep into his... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Trailer: Beware The Bumbling Bombers Of BANGISTAN!

There is a real cinematic upheaval going on in India under the world's noses. In the late '50s, the world was shocked and awed by the French New Wave, a bunch of film critics who decided that they could do... More »
By J Hurtado   
  

Now On Blu-ray: Third Window Films Does HAN GONG-JU Right

Lee Su-jin's Han Gong-ju was a surprise critical hit when it premiered at the Busan International Film Festival back in 2013. In the intervening time, the film has managed to make the festival circuit and gather an impressive load of... More »
By J Hurtado   
  

Akshay Kumar And Sidharth Malhotra Star In Bollywood MMA Film BROTHERS

The director of Agneepath teams up with stars Akshay Kumar and Sidharth Malhotrafor his latest effort, the MMA themed fight drama Brothers. Kumar, of course, is one of the absolute biggest stars going on the subcontinent and also a highly... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Donnie Yen's Nose Lacerated By Max Zhang While Shooting IP MAN 3

The filming of Ip Man 3 is well under way and after Mike Tyson's finger got fractured last month, another key cast member has been injured. This time, it is lead actor Donnie Yen who has been hurt. According to local... More »
By Hugo Ozman   
  

THE WASTED TIMES: Er Cheng Offers Up A Trippy Noir Gallery Of Stars In Trailer For His Next

Mainland Chinese director Er Cheng offers up what looks to be a super stylish and deliberately off kilter take on classic film noir with his upcoming effort The Wasted Times, a period set offering that boasts a who's who of... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Hey Tokyo! The 17th Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia Is Happening Now

Annual short film event, Short Shorts Film Festival and Asia 2015 (SSFF & ASIA), has kicked off and will run for almost two weeks in locations around Tokyo as well as in its own dedicated cinema, the Brillia Short Shorts... More »
  

NAFF Loads Up 8th 'It Project'

The Network of Asian Fantastic Films (NAFF) has selected finalists for the 'It Project' of its upcoming 8th edition, which will take place during this summer's Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival (BiFan). The genre film project market fielded its largest... More »
By Pierce Conran   
  

Beware Little Boys In Underpants! It's The JUON: THE FINAL Trailer!

One of the most successful horror franchises in the world comes to an end June 20th when the Ochiai Masayuki directed Juon: The Final hits Japanese screens with one final dose of horrific thrills featuring ghostly child Toshio and his... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Crowdfund This! THE LAND OF IDOLS Explores A Uniquely Japanese Phenomenon.

More than just teen bands, there's nothing quite equivalent to the specifically Japanese 'idol' phenomenon, groups of young teen girls groomed for stardom from very young ages as carefully packaged pieces of cross-media merchandise. And now that very particular world... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Tsui Hark Talks THE TAKING OF TIGER MOUNTAIN In Exclusive Interview Clip

Director Tsui Hark is a master and a big screen icon in his own time so when he sets to talking about his new projects, we like to listen. So with his latest effort, The Taking Of Tiger Mountain, freshly... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Trailer: Justin Lin's HOLLYWOOD ADVENTURES Primed For Fast & Furious Business, In China At Least

Justin Lin, the Taiwan-born director of Fast & Furious instalments 3 through 6, has been hard at work steering his Chinese language debut - the US-set, star-studded action comedy Hollywood Adventures to the screen. Lin writes and produces the film,... More »
By James Marsh   
  

Win THE TAKING OF TIGER MOUNTAIN From Well Go USA And TwitchFilm

Well Go USA and TwitchFilm are partnering up to offer our lucky readers one of three Blu-ray copies of Tsui Hark's latest film, The Taking of Tiger Mountain! Our man in Hong Kong, James Marsh, really enjoyed the film and... More »
By J Hurtado   
  

Upskirt Shots And Boner Gags In First Teaser For Sono's ALL ESPER DAYO

Middle aged men with a fixation on teenaged girls' panties ... well, they get a little bit creepy, don't they? And, yes, panty shots are once again a prime feature in a Sono Sion film and, yes, I'm finding his... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Win The Entire Artsploitation Films DVD Back Catalogue, Only At TwitchFilm

Philedelphia based film distributor Artsploitation Films has been hibernating for the past 15 months, however, this June they come roaring back with brand new DVD and Blu-ray releases of festival favorites Horsehead, Der Samurai, and The House of 1,000 Eyes.In... More »
By J Hurtado   
  

BAAHUBALI: THE BEGINNING Trailer Hints At An Epic World Of Love And Violence

Today is the day! After nearly two years of waiting the first theatrical trailer for SS Rajamouli's Baahubali: The Beginning is live! I've seen Rajamouli's last five films, so I had some idea of his capabilities going in, however, this looks... More »
By J Hurtado   
  

Mini Teaser Alert! First BAAHUBALI Teaser Is Here!

The world is watching as SS Rajamouli's medieval epic Baahubali creeps closer to worldwide release this July. We've been waiting patiently for a real trailer for almost two years no, and while it seems we'll have to wait a couple... More »
By J Hurtado   
  

TOKYO TRIBE: Manga Could Be Coming To TV, Pilot To Shoot This Summer

THR is reporting that producer Patrick S. Cunningham (Martha Marcy May Marlene) and director Darryl Wharton-Rigby will shoot a pilot for a potential television adaptation of Santa Inoue's manga Tokyo Tribe. Both are based in Japan."Everyone loves this manga and... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

New Anthology CHAAR CUTTING Shows Growing Respect For Shorts In India

This weekend a new film is opening in India. Chaar Cutting is an anthology of four short films getting a regular theatrical release, showing an increasing interest in the work of short filmmakers in India. In North America, anthologies, apart from the... More »
By J Hurtado   
  
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