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Well Go USA Acquires ICHI THE KILLER 4K Restoration For North America

The recently completed 4K restoration of Miike Takashi's seminal splatter film, Ichi the Killer, has found a North American home with Plano, TX based Well Go USA. The restoration just had its world premiere at Fantastic Fest in Austin and...

Fantastic Fest 2017 Review: BAD GENIUS, Taking Tests for Fun, Profit and Extreme Stress

At some point, you have to ask yourself: Am I doing this for my friend? Or am I doing it for myself? In Bad Genius, teenage Lynn (Chutimon Chuengcharoensukying) is faced with those questions. She's a top student in Thailand,...

CHASING THE DRAGON: Andy Lau Pursues Donnie Yen And His 1970's Hair In First Explosive Trailer

Hong Kong superstars Andy Lau and Donnie Yen face off in director Wong Jing's upcoming 1970's set crime thriller Chasing The Dragon. And, yes, if the trailer is to be believed then fans of both stars should be very, very...

ALL I SEE IS YOU Envisions Chilling Haze In The First Official Trailer

Director Marc Forster brings forth a romantic tale that is much more than meets the eye in the new film, All I See Is You. Actress Blake Lively and actor Jason Clarke lead the way from a script by Forster...

Mattie Do's DEAREST SISTER Named Laos' First Ever Oscar Submission

Since first drawing our attention with her debut feature Chanthaly, Lao director Mattie Do has been a regular staple of these pages as she continues to break new ground. Do was the first ever female film director in Laos' history....

Pretty Packaging: Germany Primps OLDBOY, Korean Style

When DVDs started conquering the world, twenty years ago, the then-recently-invented "special edition" started to thrive like never before. One country especially started creating elaborately decorated boxes filled with bling and trinkets. That country was Korea. Well, to be honest,...

Toronto 2017 Review: Kitamura Ryuhei's DOWNRANGE, A Lean and Mean Horror Thriller

Six college students on the way home in a carpool are stranded on an isolated road (in the middle of BFE as one puts it so eloquently) when a tire blows. Just when one of them realizes that this is...

NEOMANILA: Check Out The First Teaser For Mikhail Red's Explosive New Thriller

Hot on the heels of an award-winning festival run for his last film Birdshot, Filipino director Mikhail Red is already hard at work on his third feature, Neomanila. Set in the deadly world of the drug war raging through contemporary...

COWBOY BEBOP Helmer Announces BLADE RUNNER Anime BLACK OUT 2022

Big news has emerged from the anime world with the announcement that Watanabe Shinichiro - the helmer of iconic series Cowboy Bebop and Samurai Champloo - is currenty at work on Blade Runner spin off anime Black Out 2022. The...

Pretty Packaging: The French GHOST IN THE SHELL: STAND-ALONE COMPLEX Boxset Looks Ace

My fandom of (slash obsession with) Mamoru Oshii's adaptation of Ghost in the Shell is not exactly a secret here at Screen Anarchy (cough), so it will probably not come as a surprise when I say that I like Kamiyama...

Busan 2017: Women Filmmakers Bookend 22nd Edition with GLASS GARDEN and LOVE EDUCATION

The Busan International Film Festival returns on the 12th of next month with its 22nd edition, which will kick off with the world premiere of Glass Garden, the latest film from Madonna and Pluto director Shin Su-won. For the first...

Busan 2017: Devashish Makhija's Revenge Story, AJJI Gets A Tense First Trailer

The Busan International Film Festival is about a month away and with their recent lineup announcement we are starting to see lots of exciting promotional material for the upcoming films. India is very well represented in this year's Busan lineup,...

THE LEGEND OF THE DEMON CAT: Watch The Teaser For Chen Kaige's Period Fantasy

Iconic Chinese director Chen Kaige (Farewell My Concubine) makes a forway into the world of period fantasy with his upcoming effort The Legend Of The Demon Cat. Based on a Japanese novel by Mineo Yoneyama, this one has flown remarkably...

SATAN'S SLAVES: Watch The Full Trailer For Joko Anwar's Indonesian Horror

Indonesia's Joko Anwar has long been a favorite of these pages, the writer-director carving out a space for himself as one of the region's most restless talents as he shifts and morphs, leaving his own stamp on a broad range...

Pretty Packaging: THE TAISHO TRILOGY Boxset Pays Proper Homage

In February of this year, we lost the Japanese filmmaker Suzuki Seijun at the venerable age of 93. His work lives on of course, and UK distributor Arrow will be releasing (re-releasing on some cases) his films in a collection...

TAG, RE:BORN, LEGEND OF THE MOUNTAIN and More Coming Soon from Eureka Entertainment

British distributor Eureka! Entertainment has announced their latest slew of acquisitions and releases, which proves a typically eclectic mix of classic and contemporary cinema.   New 4K restorations of James Whale’s horror classic The Old Dark House and Philippe de...

Venice 2017 Review: HUMAN FLOW Produces Powerful Ripples For Ai Weiwei

It seems appropriate that this year’s lead artwork for the 74th Venice Biennale should reference Singing in the Rain, given that Italy’s entire expected summer rainfall seems to have descended in the last few days. Nevertheless, whilst the effects of...

Cinepocalypse 2017: LOWLIFE And TRAGEDY GIRLS Lead First Wave

Chi-town residents! Pay heed to our words because there is a genre film festival coming to your town for the very first time. Well, not the first first time. As you will read below Cinepocalypse evolved from another horror film...

Kitano Takeshi's GETTING ANY? Makes Its Blu-ray Debut 16th October From Third Window Films UK

Third Window Films continues fighting the good fight of expanding the availability of world cinema on Blu-ray with their continued commitment to sharing the catalog of one of Japan's most famous filmmakers, the legendary Kitano Takeshi. After releasing much of...

Miike's BLADE OF THE IMMORTAL Red Band Trailer: Sorry, I Got Blood On It

A new red-band (Not Safe For Work) trailer for Miike Takashi's Blade of the Immortal will slash its way into your bloody heart. IMiike's 100th film is headed for its North American* U.S. debut at Fantastic Fest in Austin, Texas,...