Vietnam Enters The Heist Game With Ham Tran's SIEU TROM (BITCOIN HEIST)

As the Vietnamese film industry continues to grow we're seeing constant steps forward in terms of scale and production value with the occasional injection of international style and subgenres into the nation's local fare and Journey From The Fall director... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Character Posters And A New Teaser For Stephen Chow's THE MERMAID!

The Octopus Man cometh in the new teaser for Stephen Chow's The Mermaid! Chao Deng, Lin Yun, Kitty Zhang, Show Lo, Shangzheng Li, Zhang Wen, Zhang Meie, Ke Bai and Lianshun Kong star in the latest from the director of... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Now On Blu-ray: Wim Wenders' THE AMERICAN FRIEND On Criterion

It's startling to me that The American Friend, a pitch-black film noir, remains so fresh and vibrant. Originally released in 1977, the film was part of a wave of "New German Cinema" that swept beyond the country's borders to international... More »
By Peter Martin   
  

Exclusive: MONSTER HUNT Character Posters

The monsters are coming! The monsters are coming! Raman Hui's family-friendly fantasy Monster Hunt proved to be a big hit in its native China last year and it will open in the U.S. on January 22. To showcase the sweet... More »
By Peter Martin   
  

Now On Blu-ray: RUINED HEART And Kitano Takeshi's HANA-BI From Third Window FIlms UK

Third Window Films continues its hot streak with a pair of recent releases that any fan of East Asian cinema should have on their radar. First up is Khavn's Phillippine pantomime noir musical Ruined Heart: Another Love Story Between a Criminal... More »
By J Hurtado   
  

IRAIVI Teaser: Tamil Up And Comer Karthik Subbaraj Is Back With His Latest

Karthik Subbaraj is ready to jump back into the limelight with the first teaser for his upcoming film Iraivi (Goddess). Subbaraj is one of Tamil cinema's most exciting new talents and among the leaders of the current Tamil Cinema new... More »
By J Hurtado   
  

THE BODYGUARD Trailer And Poster, Starring Sammo Hung, Andy Lau And Crime

The great Sammo Hung delivers a great-looking first trailer for The Bodyguard, in which he stars as the titular character. Now in retirement, he has settled down in a small town on the border between Russia and China, where he befriends... More »
By Peter Martin   
  

AYASHII KANOJO: Poster And Trailer For Japanese MISS GRANNY Remake

Korean box-office smash Miss Granny has been subject to a spate of remakes across Asia since its 2014 debut. Leste Chen's Chinese effort 20 Once Again was released back in January of last year before Sweet 20, the debut feature... More »
  

Now On Blu-ray: SICARIO, TRUE DETECTIVE S2, THE GREEN INFERNO, LOVE And More

The new year in Blu-ray begins with one, maybe two, clear winners. Sicario: A top 10 pick of the year, per our writers (including myself), this is a pulse-pounding thriller that should look spectacular on Blu-ray, thanks to Roger Deakins'... More »
By Peter Martin   
  

Trailer: Ram Gopal Varma Returns To Form In KILLING VEERAPPAN

Ram Gopal Varma is one of India's most prominent independent filmmakers over the last two decades. From his start with films like the Telugu crime classic Shiva through his Hindi gangster epic Company in the early part of the 21st... More »
By J Hurtado   
  

Giveaway: Win A Well Go USA Blu-ray Prize Pack! PARTISAN, WILD CITY And MEMORIES OF THE SWORD

Well, readers, when it rains, it pours.Our good friends over at Well Go USA have given us three special prize packs for their recent Blu-ray releases of Partisan, Ringo Lam's Wild City, and Korean period action film Memories of the... More »
By J Hurtado   
  

MIRUTHAN Trailer: The Zombie Apocalypse Hits South India

Horror films in India are largely a niche market, unless, of course, you're talking about Tamil Nadu's Kollywood film industry. Over the last four years, Kollywood has had an explosion of popular horror films that have made big bucks at the... More »
By J Hurtado   
  

The Mo Brothers Announce MACABRE 2 Is Coming

Details? We aint got no details. But what we do have is that image above, freshly posted to Instagram and Facebook by Timo Tjahjanto, one half of Indonesian directing duo The Mo Brothers. And for those unfamiliar with the face,... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Now On Blu-ray: BONE TOMAHAWK, DRAGON BLADE Lead New Releases

Headlining Blu-ray releases in North America this week, Kurt Russell stars in the sneaky Bone Tomahawk, which looks very much like a Western until it reveals its full palette of colors. Our founder and editor Todd Brown wrote: "Though certainly... More »
By Peter Martin   
  

Kore-Eda Hirokazu's AFTER THE STORM Details Announced

Kore-Eda Horokazu's next film, After the Storm (Umi yori mo Mada Fukaku), will be released in Japan on May 21, 2016, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Kore-Eda's previous two films (Like Father, Like Son and Our Little Sister) debuted at... More »
By Peter Martin   
  

First Teaser For Slick Vietnamese Thriller NU DAI GIA

It was just a few years ago that director Le Van Kiet made waves with his sophomore feature The House In The Alley, one of the first true horror films ever produced in the nation. Le followed that with the... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

A VIOLENT PROSECUTOR: Watch The Trailer For The Hwang Jung-min Starring Prison Thriller

Hangdog Korean character actor Hwang Jung-min has made his career playing an assortment of cops, lawyers and blue collar style antiheroes, constantly finding new variations to play on his natural strengths and it appears he has done so again with... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Hey Australia! Don't Miss Madman's Massive December Giveaway!

To celebrate the Australian release of Ghost In The Shell Arise 2 on home video, Madman is giving you the chance to win one of FIVE awesome Ghost In The Shell prize packs!Each prize pack consists of the following:  - Ghost... More »
By Hugo Ozman   
  

Hey Australia! Win Tickets To See IP MAN 3 In Cinemas!

In 2015, Australian distributor Magnum Films has had a phenomenal year, releasing one hit film after another. Some of the highlights included Monster Hunt and Lost In Hong Kong, the 2 biggest films in Chinese box office history; Our Times,... More »
By Hugo Ozman   
  

'Tis The Season For Little People ...

There are, from time to time, moments of weird synchronicity in the international film world, times when the film gods appear to think that doing something odd once just isn't sufficient and so they lay it down a few times.... More »
By Todd Brown   
  
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