Stranger With My Face 2016: Festival Announces New Mentoring Initiative THE ATTIC LAB

Tremendous things happen in the world of fantastic/genre cinema. Not only do the weird and wonderful, the frightening and inspiring, and the sick and depraved co-exist but I do not believe that any other film genre (grouping all of this... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

NSFW: Bulimia, Body Image And Brilliance In Japanese Animated Short SUMMER'S PUKE IS WINTER'S DELIGHT

Back in 2014, Twitch featured an animated short film entitled Ketsujiru Juke (Anal Juke - Anal Juice) from a young Japanese animator named Kabuki Sawako. The film was decorated for its "Artistic Contribution" at the Yubari International Fantastic Film Festival.... More »
By James Marsh   
  

Trailer: Boyapati Sreenu's SARRAINODU Makes Slo-Mo Violence Look Fun

No one in India makes crazier, more violent movies than Tollywood director Boyapati Sreenu. He burst onto the scene in 2010 with the ultraviolent multigenerational masala film Simha starring Balakrishna that features what is inarguably the greatest onscreen decapitation of... More »
By J Hurtado   
  

WTF Is This? Turkey Goes Bollywood In BIR BABA HINDU

In my years following the cinema of India, from big budget blockbusters to no-budget crapfests, I've seen some weird shit. However, nothing from India has come close to preparing me for the mind-bending collision that is Turkey's Bollywood-style musical comedy... More »
By J Hurtado   
  

Wu Jing And Eddie Peng Square Off In First Trailer For CALL OF HEROES

While Sammo Hung's The Bodyguard may not have caused much excitement, the next ensemble martial arts film he has in the works already promises a whole lot more. Hung is serving as action director on Benny Chan's Call Of Heroes,... More »
By James Marsh   
  

Indian Actioner BAAGHI In Trouble Over Similarities To THE RAID: REDEMPTION

A few weeks ago, we posted the trailer for a Bollywood action film called Baaghi, directed by Sabbir Khan and starring Tiger Shroff. The trailer is pretty exciting and showcases some solid looking martial arts from its star, but there... More »
By J Hurtado   
  

Bullets Fly In The Trailer For Vietnamese Action Flick TRACER (TRUY SAT)

A product of Korean giant CJ Entertainment's seemingly ever expanding presence in Vietnam - where they've been building cinemas and investing in local content heavily over the past few years - the theatrical trailer for Cuong Ngo's upcoming Tracer (Truy... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

A Madsen And A Baldwin Go To Turkey And Things Go Badly In New Teaser For MAGI

Dabbe director Hasan Karacadag dips his toes into international waters with the upcoming Magi - or, rather, he brings the international to him in Turkey - and the results are all sorts of messed up according to the new teaser... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Watch The Trailer For Japanese Indie Cyberpunk Thriller COLONEL PANICS

Though the upcoming Colonel Panics may be the directorial debut of Korean filmmaker Cho Jinseok there is an array of talent behind the cyberpunk thriller - that talent overwhelmingly from Japan, oddly enough - sure to attract the attention of... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Watch Marza Animation's Short THE GIFT

Marza Animation Planet, the studio behind Toei's Space Pirate Captain Harlock and Sony's in-development hybrid live action/CG Sonic the Hedgehog movie, has debuted the full animated short The Gift. The short demonstrate the visual quality of the animation without any... More »
By Al Young   
  

TEN YEARS Named Best Film At Hong Kong Film Awards As PORT OF CALL Wins Big

The 35th Hong Kong Film Awards have just been announced at a star-studded ceremony at the Hong Kong Cultural Centre. 18 competitive categories were contested, with Philip Yung’s gritty crime thriller Port Of Call sweeping the board, winning a total... More »
By James Marsh   
  

Nakamura's MAGNIFICENT 9 Trailer Is Pretty Magnificent

Of the current crop of high end international directors today few have handled the transition from quirky indie fave to massive commercial success while retaining the quirk that drew everyone's attention in the first place better than Nakamura Yoshihiro. Rising... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

More Bad Taste In The Full CHINYUKI Trailer

It was back in December that we first brought word of Yamaguchi Yudai's upcoming adaptation of cult favorite manga and anime Chinyuki: Taro To Yukaina Nakama Tachi noting that this one looks positively mad, even by Yamaguchi's totally gonzo standards.... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Full TONKATSU DJ AGE-TARO Trailer

It was just Tuesday when we shared the first teaser for Daichi Akitaro's adaptation of writer Ipyao and artist Koyama Yujiro's manga Tonkatsu DJ Age-taro and for those intrigued by the quirky tale of a young man working in his... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

A New Final Fantasy Movie Arrives With KINGSGLAIVE, Watch The Trailer Now!

Square Enix once again moves from computer screens to theaters and televisions with the upcoming Final Fantasy XV film Kingsglaive coming soon from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. The magical kingdom of Lucis is home to the hallowed Crystal, but the... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Eureka! Acquires CREEPY, AN, QUEEN OF EARTH, ALOYS; Adds Keaton, Murnau And More To Masters Of Cinema

In their biggest ever announcement, British distributor Eureka! Entertainment revealed a quartet of new acquisitions, as well as announced a number of upcoming releases on their Masters of Cinema and Eureka! Classics labels. Kawase Naomi's tender drama An (also known... More »
By James Marsh   
  

ART OF THE DEVIL Director Returns To Horror With TAKE ME HOME

Thai writer-director Kongkiat Khomsiri made quite a name for himself as part of the team behind gruesome Thai horror film Art Of The Devil 2 and while he has since proven himself to be far more diverse than just a... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Breaded Pork Meats DJ. Watch The First Teaser For TONKATSU DJ AGE-TARO

If you've caught yourself thinking that the anime scene has gotten very same-y over the past few years then you're not at all alone. While I'm certain there are some hardcore anime fans reading this who can provide some examples... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

SICCIN 3: Latest Entry In Turkish Horror Franchise Delivers A Gloriously Over The Top Trailer

'Subtle' is not a word likely to be applied to any of Alper Mestçi's Siccin films and with the trailer for the third entry in the Turkish horror franchise frreshly released I think we can all agree that this is... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

A Thai Ghost Heads To Japan In BUPPHA RAHTREE: HAUNTING IN JAPAN

Arriving on the international scene as part of the leading edge of the Thai film explosion of the late 90s and early 2000s, Yuthlert Sippapak may not have found the international success of contemporary directors Prachya Pinkaew, Pen-Ek Ratanaruang or... More »
By Todd Brown   
  
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