James Marsh
Asian Editor; Hong Kong, China

Originally from England, James has lived in Hong Kong since 2001, where he is becoming increasingly well-acquainted with the delights of Asian Cinema. James began contributing to Twitch in 2009, and became Asian Editor in 2011. His writing can also be found at Screendaily.com and in Vérité Film Magazine, he is an Acquisitions Executive for XYZ Films and a programmer for Fantastic Fest. James can also be heard podcasting about world cinema at thesocietyforfilm.com.

PiFan 2014: Preview Part 2 - World Fantastic Cinema

With just over a week until PiFan, the biggest celebration of genre cinema anywhere in Asia, Team Twitch is barely able to contain our excitement. So instead of sweating and fidgeting uncomfortably, we're putting our anticipation to practical use and... More »
  

THE GANG'S ALL HERE! Busby Berkeley Joins The Masters Of Cinema

Eureka Entertainment has announced today that Busby Berkeley's 1943 technicolor musical comedy The Gang's All Here will be joining the Masters of Cinema series in a brand new Blu-ray edition on 15 September. I must confess to being something of a... More »
  

Learning From The Masters Of Cinema: Lindsay Anderson's IF....

Before becoming a cinematic icon as Alex DeLarge in Stanley Kubrick's blistering adaptation of A Clockwork Orange, a cocky Yorkshire lad by the name of Malcolm McDowell made his screen debut as the equally rebellious Mick Travis in Lindsay Anderson's... More »
  

Marshy's Favourite Asian Movies Of 2014 Part 1

As we pass the halfway point of the year I like to take stock of the new Asian films I have seen. This is as much to jog my memory and help separate the wheat from the chaff as it... More »
  

Full Disclosure 2014 The Directors Cut: Tony Scott

Every month on Full Disclosure, we select a filmmaker who is or would be celebrating their birthday, and use that as an excellent excuse to throw the spotlight on them and their career. Members of Team Twitch seek out a... More »
  

New Image From Miike's YAKUZA APOCALYPSE: THE GREAT WAR OF THE UNDERWORLD

Filming is underway on Miike Takashi's gangster-horror mash-up Yakuza Apocalypse: The Great War Of The Underworld, which stars Ichihara Hayato (All About Lily Chou-Chou) opposite Indonesian martial arts star Yayan Ruhian (The Raid, The Raid 2), as a sensitive young... More »
  

New Trailer For Science Doc THE CREEPING GARDEN Explores Slime Mould, But Not As We Know It!

Not animal, not vegetable, not funghi...Regular readers may remember back in early 2013 we featured the first concept trailer for The Creeping Garden, a new investigative documentary from Tim Grabham and Jasper Sharp into the beautiful yet baffling world of... More »
  

Go Ape For New DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES Trailer

Rupert Wyatt's Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes was one of the best surprises of 2011, and proved successful enough that Fox immediately green-lit a sequel, directed by Matt Reeves (Cloverfield, Let Me In). Set some years after the... More »
  

New GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY Trailer Takes An Epic Approach

With just over a month before Marvel Studios unleashes Guardians Of The Galaxy on us, a new UK trailer is unveiled to reinforce the epic scope of what lays in store, as well as give us plenty of context as... More »
  

Hey Hong Kong! Win Tickets To Indonesian Action Epic THE RAID 2!

Great news for our readers in Hong Kong, and the whole SAR in general. The wait is over - The Raid 2 is finally opening on 19 June and Twitch has five pairs of tickets to give away.It is no... More »
  

Twitch's Favorite Football Films

After the long four-year wait, today is the day for a new World Cup to kick off. It's a very particular edition for football's major event, as the world's top champion, Brazil, is the host country for the first time since... More »
  

Teaser Poster For Wong Fei Hung Flick RISE OF THE LEGEND Unveiled

Eddie Peng is quickly making a name for himself as a bona fide action hero in Chinese Cinema. After impressive turns from the Taiwanese actor in films such as Jump Ashin! and Dante Lam's Unbeatable, Peng will next be seen... More »
  

Masters Of Cinema Brings Fritz Lang's FRAU IM MOND To Blu-ray

Eureka Entertainment has announced the UK release of Fritz Lang's silent science-fiction epic Frau Im Mond (Woman In The Moon) on dual format Blu-ray and DVD on 25 August. Previously available in the Masters of Cinema series as a DVD-only... More »
  

Full Trailer For Brunei Fight Drama YASMINE Packs A Dramatic Punch

We have been following the production of Siti Kamaluddin's silat-infused drama Yasmine for quite some time now, and a full English-subbed trailer is now online, which gives us a far clearer sense of the film and its narrative.  Only the... More »
  

Review: RIGOR MORTIS Pays Eerie Homage To Hong Kong Vampires

Hong Kong popstar-turned-actor Juno Mak continues to defy expectations with his directorial debut, a sombre and eerie eulogy to the hopping vampires of the 1980s that trades the sub-genre's signature laughs for world-weary melancholy from a fine cast of screen... More »
  

PiFan 2014: NAFF Announces "It Project 2014" Selection

With a little over a month to go before the 18th Puchon International Fantastic Film Festival kicks off in South Korea, the festival's Network of Asian Fantastic Films (NAFF) project market has unveiled the 21 new genre features to be... More »
  

Gorgeous New Trailer For DAS CABINET DES DR. CALIGARI Re-Release

Those wonderful people at Eureka Entertainment have today announced the release date for both their UK and Eire theatrical re-release and dual format Blu-ray/DVD release of Robert Wiene's masterpiece of German Expressionist horror, Das Cabinet Des Dr. Caligari.Billed as "the... More »
  

First Trailer & Stills From Nick Cheung-Directed HUNGRY GHOST RITUAL

After a string of successes in front of the camera, including Nightfall, Unbeatable and The White Storm, Hong Kong actor Nick Cheung has become one of the hottest and most sought-after performers in town. He wields so much power in... More »
  

Full Disclosure 2014 The Directors Cut: Orson Welles

For the month of May, Twitch commemorates what would have been the great Orson Welles' 99th birthday by putting his career under the spotlight. In Full Disclosure, we take the filmography of a revered filmmaker each month and then select... More »
  

Crowdfund This: FONOTUNE - AN ELECTRIC FAIRYTALE From The Creators Of YELLOW

Regular readers may remember we showcased the teaser for sci-fi road movie Fonotune - An Electric Fairytale last year. The team has recently launched a Kickstarter campaign to pull together the remaining funds necessary to complete their location shoot in,... More »
  
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