James Marsh
Asian Editor; Hong Kong, China

Originally from England, James has lived in Hong Kong since 2001. He is a programmer for Fantastic Fest, pretty nifty with a pair of chopsticks, yet harbours no aspirations to learn kung fu. When not attending film festivals, watching films, writing about films, or shopping online for Blurays, James is most likely out drinking somewhere, hogging the karaoke mic. Either that or he's asleep and snoring loudly, but that rarely happens. There are just too many films that remain unwatched and not enough hours in the day.

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 »
  

Van Damme Wraps POUND OF FLESH In China

Principal photography has just wrapped on Jean Claude Van Damme's latest martial arts thriller, Pound of Flesh, which was filming at ACE Studios in Nanhai, China under the direction of regular collaborator Ernie Barbarash (6 Bullets, Assassination Games). JCVD stars alongside... More »
  

The Many Faces Of Fan Bingbing

The biggest new film in theaters this week in most of the world is X-Men: Days of Future Past, and you can read Peter Martin's review here. It is a crowded film though, providing us here at Twitch with an... More »
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Review: EDGE OF TOMORROW Is High Concept Sci-Fi At Its Most Fun

Tom Cruise is on fine form in the high concept sci-fi thriller Edge of Tomorrow, playing a military spin doctor in a war torn near-future, who is caught in a time loop, re-living the same day of mass carnage over... More »
  

Asia Beat: Yxine FF, SCANDAL 2, HIGH KICK ANGELS And More!

Time once again for our bi-weekly round-up of little news bites from around the region that have piqued our interest and have deemed worth sharing with our readership. We've got jury news from the upcoming Yxine Film Fest, a new... More »
  

Eerie First Teaser For Cabbie Thriller ABDULLAH

UK-based Ne'er Do Well Films and sometime Twitch contributor Evrim Ersoy are already making waves on the festival circuit, with 2012's Tokophobia in particular proving a shocking and memorable addition to FrightFest's short film programme that year. Writer/director Ersoy reteams with... More »
  

THE NIGHT COMES FOR US Unveils More Cast Via Instagram

Now that The Raid 2 and Killers are out in the wild, the talents behind those two awesome slices of Indonesian action are collaborating on the dark action thriller The Night Comes For Us, where things are shaping up very... More »
  

Review: COMING HOME Trades Fascinating History For Underwhelming Romance

Zhang Yimou returns to his more humble, socially conscious roots, reuniting with former muse Gong Li for an earnest, if rather underwhelming, adaptation of Yan Geiling's The Criminal Lu Yanshi. While the historical significance of the story will resonate strongly... More »
  

Masters Of Cinema Bringing FAUST and THE CABINET OF DR. CALIGARI To Blu-ray!

Great news for fans of German Expressionism - and let's face it, who isn't? Eureka Entertainment has announced that it will be releasing two of the most important films from this hugely influential movement in world cinema to Blu-ray and... More »
  

New International TRANSFORMERS: AGE OF EXTINCTION Trailer Claims "This Is Not War, It's Human Extinction"

Michael Bay's fourth big budget plundering of Hasbro's toy cupboard, Transformers: Age of Extinction, hits screens on 27 June, and now there's a new international trailer that attempts to tee up a bit more of the plot. It looks like... More »
  

Review: GODZILLA Is King Of The Monsters Once More

British director Gareth Edwards makes his Hollywood debut in jaw-dropping style, bringing Godzilla back to the big screen in a grand scale action adventure that is pitched perfectly between obligatory disaster drama and indulgently delightful monster mash.2014 marks the 60th... More »
  

EXCLUSIVE: Watch The First Teaser For Kaneko Shusuke's DANGER DOLLS

Japanese director Kaneko Shusuke has had a wild and varied career, helming big budget blockbusters like Death Note and the Gamera trilogy, but also producing strange low budget features like last year's erotic teen lesbian drama Jellyfish, which proved a surprising... More »
  

TRANSFORMERS: AGE OF EXTINCTION To Debut In Hong Kong

It has just been announced that the latest instalment in Michael Bay's colossal toy commercial movie franchise, Transformers: Age of Extinction, will have its World Premiere in Hong Kong on 19 June.This is a welcome surprise as Hong Kong rarely... More »
  

ON THE JOB Opens 6th Terracotta Far East Film Festival

One of the best showcases of Asian Cinema in the UK, the Terracotta Far East Film Festival is back for its 6th year from 23 May to 1 June, and boasts a spectacular line-up of some of the most high-profile... More »
  
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