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.

Hey Australia! Don't Miss Madman's Massive March Giveaway!

To celebrate the release of Tony Jaa's The Protector 2 and Kitano Takeshi's Beyond Outrage on DVD in Australia, Madman is giving you, our dear readers, the chance to win a DVD pack that includes some of the best Thai... More »
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Hey Australia! Win Tickets To See Miyazaki Hayao's THE WIND RISES In Cinemas!

To celebrate the release of Miyazaki Hayao's latest (and perhaps last) film The Wind Rises in Australian cinemas, Madman Entertainment is giving you the chance to win one of five double passes to see it on the big screen. For a... More »
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Hey Australia! Don't Miss Madman's Massive February Giveaway!

To celebrate the release of acclaimed French TV drama The Returned on DVD, Madman is giving you, our dear readers, the chance to win a DVD pack that includes some of the best TV shows from around the world. First prize... More »
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Hey Australia! Win Tickets To See Chow Yun Fat's FROM VEGAS TO MACAU In Cinemas!

From Vegas To Macau is the latest collaboration between Hong Kong director Wong Jing and star Chow Yun Fat, who of course worked together on the classic gambling film God Of Gamblers and its popular sequel. James Marsh, our Asian... More »
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Australian Anime Distributor Hanabee Launching In-house Encoding And Authoring Services

Hanabee, Australia's youngest anime and pop-culture distributor, has just announced that it will be launching its own in-house authoring and encoding service. Carl Ardron, who has 12 years' experience in the compression and authoring field has joined the company as... More »
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Eerie First Teaser For Gary King's Horror Film UNNERVED

There are a great number of talented people working in the world of independent filmmaking today, and writer / director Gary King is one of them. I had the pleasure of reviewing his last film How Do You Write A... More »
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Hey Australia! Don't Miss Madman's Massive January Giveaway!

To celebrate the releases of The Act Of Killing and The Gatekeepers on DVD, Madman is giving you, our dear readers, the chance to win a DVD pack consisting of 10 documentaries (pictured above). Whether you like it confronting, informative... More »
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Hey Australia! Win Tickets To See Donnie Yen's THE MONKEY KING 3D In Cinemas!

With the release of The Monkey King 3D, 2014 starts off with a bang for fans of Hong Kong cinema in Australia. Featuring an all-star cast that includes Donnie Yen, Chow Yun Fat and Aaron Kwok, this fantasy epic looks... More »
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Shaw Brothers Founder Sir Run Run Shaw Has Died

Sir Run Run Shaw, one of the most influential figures in the history of Hong Kong's entertainment industry, has passed away, local media is reporting this morning. The companies that he founded, Shaw Brothers (Hong Kong) and Television Broadcasting (TVB)... More »
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Watch Samuel L. Jackson In The First Live-Action KITE Trailer

Upcoming movie Kite is based on Yasuomi Umetsu's anime that is known for its graphic depictions of sex and violence. Samuel L. Jackson plays Karl Aker, a corrupt detective and India Eisley (The Secret Life of the American Teenager, Underworld:... More »
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New Trailer For Donnie Yen's THE MONKEY KING Ruled By Special Effects

(Updated with a high-definition trailer)With the upcoming release of Donnie Yen's The Monkey King in Chinese cinemas at the end of the month, a new trailer has arrived, which shows a lot more of the film's action and special effects. The Monkey... More »
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Twitch's Best Of 2013: Television From Lands Other Than America

At this point it's almost a truism to say that TV is in a new golden age, the twin factors of contraction within the former 'mid-tier' of films geared to adults and the rise of the cable nets embracing those... More »
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Exciting First Teaser For Live-Action RUROUNI KENSHIN Sequels Arrives!

Rurouni Kenshin, one of the most popular anime and manga series ever, was adapted into a live action feature film last year. With the success of the film, both critically and commercially, two sequels went into production this year. The new... More »
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Giant Robot Comes To Life In First Live-Action PATLABOR Teaser!

One of the biggest anime-related news in 2013 was the announcement of the live-action Patlabor project, which will consist of a 7-part television series in 2014 and a feature film in 2015, with original creator Oshii Mamoru directing the feature... More »
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Tsui Hark has begun production on his new film, titled Tracks In The Snowy Forest 3D, in Beijing. Based on a Chinese novel written in the 1950s, it tells the well-known true story of a soldier who went undercover and... More »
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EXCLUSIVE: Third Window Films Add LESSON OF EVIL And GREATFUL DEAD To 2014 Lineup

Third Window Films have acquired two pieces of cult cinema to be added to their 2014 lineup of Japanese and South Korean films that already includes comedies, dramas, mockumentaries, thrillers and more. The first acquisition is Miike Takashi's Lesson Of Evil,... More »
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Hey Australia! Win Tickets To See Andy Lau's FIRESTORM 3D In Cinemas!

It's been a good year for fans of Asian cinema in Australia. We got to see Unbeatable, Special ID, Journey To The West and many others on the big screen, all thanks to distributor Magnum Films. And it looks like... More »
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EXCLUSIVE: Full Trailer For Aussie Neo-Giallo Feature SORORAL

A little while back, Twitch brought you the exclusive teasers for Sororal, Australia's first neo-giallo feature from the creative team at Nakatomi Pictures. And now, we have an exclusive full trailer to show you. Enjoy!Cassie (Amanda Woodhams) is tormented by... More »
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Hey, Australia! Win Tickets To See Donnie Yen's SPECIAL ID In Cinemas!

Thanks to our friends at Magnum Films, we have FIVE double passes to give away for Special ID, the latest action thriller from Donnie Yen.  You have already seen a number of exciting trailers and production videos here at Twitch,... More »
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Reel Anime 2013 Review: GHOST IN THE SHELL ARISE: BORDER 1 - GHOST PAIN Is Interesting But Not Spectacular

Ghost In The Shell Arise's biggest enemies are fans' expectations. Most people who have watched or will be watching its first episode Ghost Pain would be very familiar with the incredibly rich GITS universe - the futuristic world of hacking... More »
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