*UPDATED* Sahamongkol Blocks FURIOUS 7 From Release In Thailand Over Tony Jaa Contract Dispute

[Engines are revving with news that Thailand's Civil Court has struck down the injunction against releasing Furious 7 following an appeal filed by Jaa, Universal and UIP.]The ongoing drama between Thai star Tony Jaa and Sia Jiang - the head... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

2nd Wildflower Film Awards Korea Reveals Nominees

Following its launch last year, the Wildflower Film Awards Korea revealed the nominees of its upcoming 2nd edition last week. Leading the pack with seven nominees is July Jung's A Girl at My Door, while Han Gong-ju and The King... More »
By Pierce Conran   
  

Check Out The Full Trailer For Sono Sion's SHINJUKU SWAN

Well, it was only a matter of time before Sony Pictures Japan would reveal the first full Shinjuku Swan trailer. They've done so by unleashing a truly badass trailer for Sono Sion's highly anticipated live-action crime drama. The trailer comes... More »
By Patryk Czekaj   
  

Toronto Japanese Film Fest Announces 2015 Lineup

The 2015 edition of the Toronto Japanese Film Fest runs from June 11th through 26th this Summer. The festival is announcing their lineup tonight at a monthly screening and we get to be the first to share it with you... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

BLIND MASSAGE Takes Top Honours At 9th Asian Film Awards

Lou Ye's Blind Massage was named Best Film at the 9th Asian Film Awards, which were announced at a star-studded ceremony at The Venetian in Macau last night. The film also won the Best Cinematographer award. Jiang Wen's glitzy... More »
By James Marsh   
  

The BLUE DEMON Gets an Upgrade In Japanese Video Game Adaptation

The bad guy gets an upgrade in Blue Demon ver 2.0 (Ao Oni v 2.0), Maegawa Hideaki's big screen adaptation of the Japanese PC game, and while the story line is absolutely stock stuff - a group of teens enter... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

A Lost Treasure Found! Behold The TOP KNOT DETECTIVE!

In Japan he was known as the Deductive Reasoning Ronin but in Australia? In Australia he was the Top Knot Detective and he's being brought back to screens in this documentary web series by Aaron McCann and Dominic Pearce. What's... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Tokyo Anime Award Festival 2015: SONG OF THE SEA Wins

Oscar nominee Song of the Sea saw off the competition to win the Grand Prize at the second Tokyo Anime Award Festival. Director Tomm Moore's beautifully animated film tells the story of a little girl with the ability to transform... More »
  

Ringo Lam's WILD CITY Teaser: Watch It And Believe

It's Ringo Lam, baby, and that means Wild City is on its way, and it looks like a good ride is a-coming, at least according to this teaser.The film is now in post-production, according to Variety. It's the first to... More »
By Peter Martin   
  

Trailer Alert! BOMBAY VELVET From Anurag Kashyap First Look Here

The first trailer for Anurag Kashyap's upcoming Bombay Velvet is finally here.The film, Kashyap's follow up to his critically acclaimed dark thriller Ugly, is a period gangster piece set in '60s Bombay. The film stars Ranbir Kapoor, who appears to... More »
By J Hurtado   
  

The Director Of BUNOHAN Returns With Supernatural Noir INTERCHANGE. Take A Look Behind The Scenes!

Malaysia's Dain Said won much love in these parts with his action-drama Bunohan, a compelling fusion of arthouse craft with pulpy crime elements that ultimately took Said and his creation to top level festivals around the globe and marking him... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

IP MAN 3: Are You Ready For Mike Tyson vs. Donnie Yen?

Production began on Ip Man 3 today. All the familiar players are in place. Raymond Wong will produce. Wilson Yip will direct. Donnie Yen will reprise his role as Yip Man. Then just to mix things up a bit, former... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Tony Jaa And Wu Jing Kick Ass In First SPL 2 Teaser

There have been a great many mixed feelings in the lead up to SPL 2, the sequel to a film that many consider one of the finest martial arts films of recent days and the film which triggered the mid... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Watch The New Promotional Video For The New GHOST IN THE SHELL Animated Film

With the upcoming release of the latest film in the popular manga and anime franchise Ghost In The Shell in Japan on June 20, a new promotional video is now available. It features scenes from past films and series as... More »
By Hugo Ozman   
  

First Terrifying Teaser For The Live-Action ATTACK ON TITAN! Has Arrived

Finally, a teaser trailer for the upcoming live-action adaptation of Attack on Titan film has arrived. After the cast announcements last year, we recently saw character posters with them all in full costume - and now we finally have a... More »
By Trung Rwo   
  

John Woo Has Been Caught For A MANHUNT Remake

Earlier today, Media Asia Films announced they are planning a new thriller, Manhunt, which will be helmed by legendary Hong Kong director John Woo. The film is a remake of the 1976 Japanese film by Satô Jun'ya of the... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

Texas Frightmare Weekend 2015 Announces Screenings For 10th Anniversary Event

Since 2006, Texas Frightmare Weekend has been the place to be for horror fans in the southwest United States. From founder Loyd Cryer's humble beginnings at the Grapevine community center to its current home at the DFW Hyatt, this is... More »
By Charlie Hobbs   
  

Indonesian Haunted House Tale WEWE Brings Classy Chills

Though educated as an architect, Indonesian helmer Rizal Montovani has become one of the nation's most prolific directors. Despite clearly missing several titles - including this one - the IMDB has 19 directorial entries for Montovani since 1999 and judging... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Indonesian Folk Tale Creature Arrives In The Full TUYUL Trailer

Childbirth has been a fertile source of horrific imagery around the globe for centuries, fears of a woman's body ceasing to be entirely her own fueling all manner of grotesque stories from virtually every culture imaginable. One such tale is... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Osaka 2015: Taiwan's MEETING DR. SUN Wins Asian Film Festival Grand Prix

Taiwanese film Meeting Dr. Sun proved popular with audiences and jury members alike at Osaka Asian Film Festival, receiving the Audience Award and the festival's Grand Prix. Director Yee Chih-yen and stars Zhan Huai-yuan and Matthew Wei were present to... More »
  
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