Exclusive Clip: In MEMORIES OF THE SWORD, A Master Fights Back

Our friends at Well Go USA are preparing their next assault on US cinema screens with this exclusive clip from Korean period action film, Memories of the Sword. The film, starring Lee Byung-Hun (A Bittersweet Life, G.I. Joe, I Saw... More »
By J Hurtado   

Criterion In November: THE APU TRILOGY, IN COLD BLOOD, IKIRU, And More

After a limited run in select theaters, a restored version of The Apu Trilogy is heading to Blu-ray from the Criterion Collection in November. Also due out: Richard Brooks' In Cold Blood, which seems appropriate for the season (at least... More »
By Peter Martin   

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

This month, fans of Korean cinema living in Australia have more than one reason to celebrate. Firstly, Korean Film Festival In Australia (KOFFIA) has kicked off in Sydney and so you have the opportunities to watch exciting films like The... More »
By Hugo Ozman   

Yakuza Turned Priest Returns To Violence In Russian Action PRIEST: CONFESSION OF A SAMURAI

There appears to be a pretty fascinating collision of cultures at the center of upcoming Russian action picture Priest: Confession of a Samurai. Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa stars in the picture as a former yakuza turned Orthodox priest pulled back into his... More »
By Todd Brown   

Kickstart This! THE HELPER - A Hong Kong Documentary

One side of Hong Kong that is almost never seen on film is the world of domestic helpers. In a city fuelled by the financial and business sectors, where parents work incredibly long hours every day, it is still commonplace... More »
By James Marsh   

Locarno 2015: Golden Leopard Goes To Hong Sangsoo

The 68th Locarno International Film Festival wound to a close yesterday and offered its top prize to a Korean film for the first time, in what was a strong night overall for Asian features. Two years after picking up the... More »
By Pierce Conran   

Whatever Happened To Nakata? GHOST THEATER Trailer Fails To Impress ...

It really wasn't that long ago that Nakata Hideo was not just one of the most intriguing directors in Japan but in the entire world. Riding a string of success that peaked with - but wasn't limited to - Ringu... More »
By Todd Brown   

Snakes, Blood And Sex In Thai Erotic Horror HOOD

While details in English are hard to come by - and Google Translate proves remarkably bad at Thai, even by Google Translate standards - a very impressive trailer has arrived online for upcoming Thai erotic horror Hood (ตัวอย่างเต็ม แม่เบี้ย). The... More »
By Todd Brown   

Hey Australia! Win Tickets To See Ringo Lam's WILD CITY In Cinemas!

Wild City marks a very welcome return for Hong Kong director Ringo Lam, best known for City On Fire, Prison On Fire, Full Contact and Full Alert. It is his first feature film in 12 years and the cast includes... More »
By Hugo Ozman   

Anggy Umbara Lays On The Future-Silat In Indonesian Actioner 3

Indonesian director Anggy Umbara clearly belongs to the John Woo school of filmmaking, which means that the only thing better than slow motion is more slow motion. In the rain. He also believes in laying on a good smackdown and... More »
By Todd Brown   

THE PIPER: Deliciously Grim Trailer For Korean Reimagining Of The Classic Tale

Though Pierce reviewed Kim Gwang-tae's dark fairy tale re-imagining The Piper back in July we've somehow neglected to post the trailer for what, by all accounts, is one of the stronger efforts from Korea this year, a situation we remedy... More »
By Todd Brown   

COLLECTIVE INVENTION: Meet The Sad Fish Man In Trailer For Korean Oddity

Yep. That dude's a fish. And something of a media celebrity. Welcome to the very odd world of Kwon Oh-kwang's TIFF selected comedy Collective Invention.Young and unemployed Gu is desperate to make some money and participates in a clinical trial... More »
By Todd Brown   

Liam Neeson To Play General MacArthur In Korean War Pic

A Moment to Remember (2004) and 71: Into the Fire (2010) director John H. Lee is set to helm Korean War pic Operation Chromite and the first cast member to join the project is none other than Liam Neeson, who... More »
By Pierce Conran   

It's Snack Time In New, Higher Rated ATTACK ON TITAN Trailer

With the first installment of the new, live action Attack On Titan now topping the box office charts in Japan a new promo for the Higuchi Shinji directed adaptation of the popular manga and anime has been released online. This... More »
By Todd Brown   

MR. SIX: Feng Xiaogang Means Business In First Trailer For Venice Closer

Director Feng Xiaogang (The Banquet, Assembly, Back To 1942) steps in front of the cameras to play the lead role in Guan Hu's Mr. Six, which has been selected as the official closing film of this year's VeniceInternational Film Festival.... More »
By James Marsh   

Fantasia 2015 Review: ASSASSINATION CLASSROOM, A Heartwarming Tale About Assassinating Your Alien Teacher

An extraterrestrial has destroyed most of the moon and will destroy the Earth at the end of the school year. To help wait it out the creature made a most outlandish suggestion. At Kunugigaoka Junior High School the flunkies of... More »
By Andrew Mack   

Watch New Trailer For Tsukamoto Shinya's A SNAKE OF JUNE

In their continuing quest to deliver the finest offbeat East Asian cinema to the English speaking world, the UK's Third Window Films presents Tsukamoto Shinya's A Snake of June on Blu-ray, this September 28th. To celebrate the new release, they've... More »
By J Hurtado   

Win KUNG FU KILLER On Blu-ray From TwitchFilm And Well Go USA

TwitchFilm and Well Go USA come to you with a contest to win one of three Blu-ray copies of Teddy Chen's Kung Fu Killer (aka Kung Fu Jungle)!Kung Fu Killer features martial arts legend Donnie Yen in one of his... More »
By J Hurtado   

HALFWORLDS: First Look At Joko Anwar's HBO Asia Series

Here at Twitch we are big fans of Indonesian filmmaker Joko Anwar, and were thrilled by the news back in May that he would be writing and directing Halfworlds, an 8-part original series for HBO Asia.Production is well underway and... More »
By James Marsh   

Watch The Ultra Slick Trailer For Malaysian Action POLIS EVO

Malaysia has been steadily upping their game when it comes to action films in recent years with a strong of glossy, high budget efforts making big waves at the local box office. And I think it's fair to say that... More »
By Todd Brown   
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