Now On Blu-Ray: WHAT?, FELICITY, THAT'S SEXPLOITATION, & KUNG FU TRAILERS OF FURY From Severin Films

Severin Films has been very busy over the last several months delivering one stunner after another. In an effort to catch up on the deluge of quality releases, we're offering our opinions in a gallery of their most recent Blu-ray... More »
By Charlie Hobbs   
  

Review: PALI ROAD, An Intriguing Thriller That Doesn't Quite Go The Distance

Pali Road, the romantic mystery thriller directed by Jonathan Lim, derives its title from an actual road on the island of Oahu, Hawaii, where the film is set. This road is said to be haunted, with many mysterious and unexplainable... More »
  

Nagai Go's Android Hero Returns In CUTIE HONEY: TEARS

Last on the big screen with Neon Genesis Evangelion director Anno Hideaki's live action adaptation in 2004, Nagai Go's hugely popular manga hero Cutie Honey returns with a new adaptation from director Asai Takeshi titled Cutie Honey: Tears. The story... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Sadako And Kayako Invite You To Enjoy A Tasty Snack While Turning Off Your Phone

Full marks to the marketing team handling upcoming J-horror ghost versus ghost team up film Sadako vs Kayako - in which the villainous apparitions from the Ring and Grudge franchises go head to head. They've got an inherently goofy premise... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Imagine 2016 Review: Oshii Mamoru Takes NOWHERE GIRL To His Familiar Places

(The movie which can be summed up as "Stay awake, stay awake, stay awake, WHOA!!!) One cannot help but wonder what would happen if Japanese director Oshii Mamuro would ever decide to make a straightforward action film. Whether he is... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

Exclusive KILL ZONE 2 Clip: I Need A Translator

We've all had this happen to us, I'm sure. Picture this: you're sitting comfortably in your jail cell when a guard bursts in and demands that you translate a phone call from Thai into Cantonese. Now! Sheesh. Prison guards are... More »
By Peter Martin   
  

Hey Australia! Win Tickets To See FINDING MR. RIGHT 2

Wu Xiubo and Tang Wei’s 2013 comedy drama Finding Mr. Right was a major box office hit in China. Its sequel, Finding Mr. Right 2, sees the pair “rekindle their romance and head to new and exotic locations in the... More »
By Hugo Ozman   
  

Now On Blu-ray: Kitano's KIKUJIRO And DOLLS From Third Window Films UK

Our favorite UK based Asian film distributors are at it again, this time with a pair of Kitano Takeshi classics on Blu-ray. Earlier this month, Third Window FIlms released KItano's Kikujiro and Dolls on Blu-ray for the first time in... More »
By J Hurtado   
  

TIFF Kids 2016: The Kids Review LITTLE DOOR GODS

TwitchFilm's tiniest film critics return to cover the TIFF Kids Film Festival, currently running from April 8 - 24th in Toronto, the children's arm of the Toronto International Film Festival group.     Willem (age 13) and Miranda (age 11) watch... More »
By Kurt Halfyard   
  

Cannes 2016: First Teaser Posters For RAMAN RAGHAV 2.0 By Anurag Kashyap

Four years ago Anurag Kashyap took the Cannes Film Festival by storm with his Director's Fortnight entry, Gangs of Wasseypur. That five and a half hour epic went on to cement Kashyap's position as the preeminent Indian filmmaking talent of... More »
By J Hurtado   
  

Okinawa 2016 Review: Miike's TERRA FORMARS Is A Sloppy, Silly Bug Hunt

Miike Takashi’s live-action adaptation of Yu Sasuga’s popular manga series is a star-studded affair but stretches a wafer thin plot to breaking point. The high concept sci-fi adventure quickly descends into a repetitive series of violent scuffles and bizarre mutations... More »
By James Marsh   
  

SADAKO VS KAYAKO: New Trailer Promises Ghost On Ghost Showdown

Here's the surprising thing about upcoming Japanese horror film Sadako vs Kayako: It looks like they made an actual movie, one that not only stands on its own terms but also appears to have significantly better production value than the... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Hey Australia! Win THE IP MAN Trilogy On DVD!

To celebrate the release of Ip Man 3 on DVD and blu-ray in Australia, we are giving three lucky Twitch readers that chance to win a limited edition Ip Man trilogy DVD pack, thanks to Madman Entertainment. The complete Donnie... More »
  

New Trailer for THE HANDMAIDEN: Secrets and Lies

Three weeks before its world premiere at Cannes, and a week after the first teaser was posted, there's a new, longer trailer for Park Chan-wook's The Handmaiden. While there aren't english subtitles, there is more information to be gleaned as... More »
  

Hey, Toronto! Meet Donnie Yen In Person At The Royal's Screening Of WU XIA!

Hey Toronto action fans! Iconic martial arts star Donnie Yen will be making a very rare public appearance in Toronto - so rare that I actually believe this is the first time he's ever done it here - when The... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Giveaway: Win IP MAN 3 And THE GREAT HYPNOTIST From TwitchFilm And Well Go USA

Attention Asian film fans! To celebrate the release of the third film in Wilson Yip and Donnie Yen's Ip Man trilogy we've partnered up with Well Go USA to offer you guys the chance to win one of three Blu-rays... More »
By J Hurtado   
  

Spandan Banerjee's CITY OF DARK Rides The Indian Indie Wave

As the Indian indie wave continues to rise one of the most interesting and consistent hubs of content has been Calcutta based filmmaker Q's Overdose production label. The home to Q's own films the imprint has also attracted a handful... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Full BUPPHA RATREE: HAUNTING IN JAPAN Trailer Strikes A Darker - And Weirder - Pose.

You can never quite be sure what you're going to get from a Yuthlert Sippapak film - the fiercely talented and independently minded director constantly bouncing off in new directions from project to project and, indeed, often within the same... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Thai Cop Stops Bullets With Fabulous Moustache In KHUN PAN Trailer!

No, the moustache does not actually appear to stop bullets in upcoming Thai action fantasy Khun Pan but traditional black magic certainly does and it's hard to imagine the magnificent facial hair doing any harm. Art of the Devil 2... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Criterion In July: From THE IN-LAWS To A TOUCH OF ZEN And More

Ah, Criterion! I love it when the company expands the parameters of what many people consider to be "classic cinema" and anoints the likes of The In-Laws, the 1979 comedy that remains a personal favorite. It may be very broad... More »
By Peter Martin   
  
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