Hugo Ozman
Sydney, Australia

Hugo has been part of the Twitch family since May, 2011. He is passionate about cinema, in particular three genres that all start with the letter ‘a’: Asian, Action & Animation.

EYES OF THE SPIDER / SERPENT'S PATH DVD Hitting Shelves In UK On September 9

Films like Cure, Pulse and Retribution have helped to firmly establish director Kurosawa Kiyoshi as Japanese's master of suspense. As previously reported his rarely seen 1998 classics Eyes Of The Spider and Serpent's Path will soon be released on DVD... More »
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Hey, Australia! Check Out Madman's Reel Anime 2013 Massive Giveaway No. 1 (of 5)!

To celebrate the upcoming Reel Anime Festival 2013, Madman is giving you, our dear readers, the chance to win some wonderful prizes! In each of the following 5 weeks in the lead up to the Festival, there will be a new... More »
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Miyazaki Happy For EVANGELION Creator To Direct NAUSICAA 2

As reported by ANN, Miyazaki Hayao was asked in a TV interview if he was interested in making a sequel to his early classic Nausicaa Of The Valley Of The Wind, to which he replied, "No, I don't. I don't really... More »
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DVD Review: DAILY LIVES OF HIGH SCHOOL BOYS Has Never A Dull Moment

Daily Lives Of High School Boys is an absolutely hilarious anime series. The title already tells you all you need to know about the show - the main characters are high school boys and the series focuses on their daily... More »
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EXCLUSIVE: UK Trailer For Sono Sion's THE LAND OF HOPE

Sono Sion (Love Exposure, Cold Fish, Guilty Of Romance, Himizu) is one of Japan's most interesting directors, and The Land Of Hope is one of his most accomplished films. I had the pleasure of seeing it at the Sydney Film... More »
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Australia's Japanese Film Festival Is Expanding!

One of the favorite events amongst Australian film lovers, the annual Japanese Film Festival (JFF), will be having a major expansion this year. Now in its 17th year, the JFF has been consistently bringing the latest and best Japanese films... More »
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Hey, Australia! Win Tickets To See UNBEATABLE In Cinemas!

Thanks to our friends at Magnum Films, we have FIVE double passes to give away for Unbeatable, the new MMA action drama from one of Hong Kong's most consistent action directors - Dante Lam.Unbeatable stars a very muscular Nick Cheung,... More »
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Hey, Australia! Win Tickets To See TALES FROM THE DARK 1 & 2 In Cinemas!

Thanks to our friends at Magnum Films, we have FIVE double passes for the Hong Kong horror omnibus Tales From The Dark 1 & 2 to give to our Australian readers! Tales From The Dark 1 & 2 will be screening... More »
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Review: ANOHANA Is A Beautiful And Bittersweet Anime Series

After watching just 20 minutes of the anime series Anohana, I knew that it was a show that I would like because of its wonderful characters, plots and visuals. However, I decided to hold off judgment until I had finished... More »
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Amazing 4-Minute Trailer For Miyazaki Hayao's THE WIND RISES (KAZE TACHINU)!

It has been a long 5 years since Master animator Miyazaki Hayao's last film Ponyo was released. The very exciting news for all his fans and lovers of animated films in general is of course the release of his new... More »
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Welcome Back, SAMURAI JACK!

Even though it has been nine years since the series ended, many people still fondly remember Samurai Jack from creator Genndy Tartakovsky (Dexter's Laboratory, Powerpuff Girls) as one of the best shows ever on the Cartoon Network, and fans now... More »
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Hey, Australia! Win Tickets To See SDU: SEX DUTIES UNIT In Cinemas!

Thanks to our friends at Magnum Films, we have FIVE double passes for SDU: Sex Duties Unit from producer Pang Ho Cheung (Vulgaria, Men Suddenly In Black) to give to our Australian readers! SDU: Sex Duties Unit stars funnyman Chapman To... More »
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Hey, Australia! Check Out This Lineup Of Upcoming Hong Kong Films Hitting Our Screens!

If you live in Australia and love Asian cinema, you will probably be very excited about the lineup of Hong Kong films that will be brought to our screens by Magnum Films in the second half of 2013. These include... More »
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Check Out The Incredible Trailer For Sci-Fi / Fantasy Short DUST

Wow. The trailer for the sci-fi / fantasy short film Dust by Mike Grier looks incredible. Reportedly filmed in abandoned remote areas of Shikoku, Japan over just 11 days, the project was funded on Kickstarter last year. Take a look... More »
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Gorgeous Full Trailer For The Japanese Remake Of Clint Eastwood's UNFORGIVEN!

A lot of positive buzz was generated when the two short teasers for the Japanese remake of Clint Eastwood's Unforgiven were released. We now have the full trailer to show you, and it looks absolutely gorgeous. Lee Sang-il, the acclaimed director... More »
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SHARKNADO Trailer - It's Scarier Than A Tornado!

Tornadoes are bad, but it looks like sharknadoes are worse. If you don't believe that, you may want to check out the new trailer for SyFy's new movie Sharknado. It stars Tara Reid and Beverly Hills 90210's Ian Ziering. As... More »
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Serial Killer Mick Taylor Returns To WOLF CREEK In 2014

Wolf Creek 2, sequel to the Australian horror film that achieved local box office success before going on to become something of an international phenomenon, will be released in Australian cinemas on February 20, 2014. The film's director Greg Mclean made... More »
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New Documentary About Studio Ghibli Coming To Japan This Fall

This year will not only see the release of two new films from Studio Ghibli, but also a documentary about the famous animation studio co-founded by producer Suzuki Toshio and directors Miyazaki Hayao and Takahata Isao. Titled Yume to Kyōki... More »
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New Images From Spike Lee's OLDBOY!

By now, you would have seen the official poster for Spike Lee's adaptation of the Oldboy manga, made famous by Park Chan-wook's classic film of the same name and based on the same source material. Whether you are impressed by... More »
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Funny Commercials: Darth Vader And The Light Saber Pocky Sticks

Pocky, produced by the Glico Company, is a very popular brand of Japanese biscuit sticks with flavored coatings that has been sold since 1966. It comes in a large variety of flavors like chocolate, almond, strawberry, melon, banana, green tea,... More »
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