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.

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 »
  

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 »
  
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