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Forgotten Classics: Billy Tang's Run and Kill (1993) and the strange world of Category 3 films

The Category 3 label on Hong Kong films can be somewhat of a poisoned chalice for some films, with the rating alienating the films audience with expectations of graphic violence or pornographic scenes. A lot of the films categorised as...

FATE: Wilson Yip to Direct Tony Jaa in New Thriller

Tony Jaa's dance card is steadily filling up. Having been recently attached to the Chinese version of The Expendables called Makeshift Squad yesterday we found out he is joining another project.  News from our friends over at Film Combat Syndicate...

ASURA: THE CITY OF MADNESS Trailer Delivers Noir Thrills

Korean noir takes a dark and violent turn in Kim Sung-su's Asura: The City Of Madness and following its premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival - you can read Pierce's review here - the film has released a theatrical...

WB And Toho Will Produce Takashi Miike's Adaptation of JOJO'S BIZARRE ADVENTURE

Variety announced that Warner Bros. Japan and Toho Studios will produce Takashi Miike's adaptation of a long running anime/manga JoJo's Bizarre Advenure (Jojo no Kimyo na Boken). Miike will be adapting the fourth season of the anime titled Diamond is...

Pint Sized Badass Attacks In KUNG FU BOYS

You want your next generation of screen fighting stars? Well, Chinese martial arts film Kung Fu Boys has got 'em. Yep, it's a total gimmick of a film that features children - mostly one child, really - fighting adult villains...

Hey Australia! Win Tickets to See L.O.R.D: LEGEND OF THE RAVAGING DYNASTIES in Cinemas!

L.O.R.D: Legend of the Ravaging Dynasties is China's first motion-capture action fantasy film. It is written and directed by Guo Jingming (Tiny Times) and stars Fan Bingbing, Kris Wu, Chen Xuedong, William Chan, Amber Kuo and Yang Mi.    Thanks...

Marko Zaror and Daniel Zirilli - New Project Now Underway in Bangkok

A new Untitled Project from action maestro Daniel Zirilli (Crossing Point, Asian Connection, Time Rush) and Chilean martial artist Marko Zaror (Redeemer, Mandrill, Undisputed 3) is prepping now for a late November start in Bangkok, Thailand. The storyline is as...

Korea's Big Year Will Shine at 11th London Korean Film Festival

The London Korean Film Festival has revealed the full lineup for its 11th edition, which cherrypicks several top films from what has been a stellar year for Korean film. The festival announced its closing film, which will be Hong Sang-soo's...

Danish Animation RONAL THE BARBARIAN Getting a Chinese Live-Action

It is just so crazy it might work. Variety reported earlier today that Chinese studio Twinkie (yes) have bought the remake rights for the 2011 Danish animated feature Ronal the Barbarian.    “That’s totally awesome. I really hope they will...

HEADSHOT: Which Territories Have The Action Flick And Global VOD Launch

Important information for anyone looking forward to the Mo Brothers' action epic Headshot. Deadline has broken news about which territories have acquired the rights for the Indonesian flick which had its World Premiere in TIFF's Midnight Madness program last weekend. ...

Avert Your Eyes! It's Nikkatsu's ROMAN PORNO REBOOT Trailer

45 years after Nikkatsu switched its focus from making yakuza movies to focusing on softcore erotica, the celebrated Japanese studio returns to the titillating genre with its Roman Porno Reboot project, and has attracted some pretty heavyweight talent along for...

London Korean Film Festival: Lee Kyoung-mi's THE TRUTH BENEATH to Open Fest

Good news if you live in London, are a fan of Korean cinema, and one of the growing number of film patrons who want to see more women at work in the global film industry. The London Korean Film Festival...

Trailer: SADHURAM 2 Looks to Recreate the Success of SAW

Sadhuram 2 is "India's First Philanthropical Thriller." So says the tagline on the first look poster for Sumanth Radhakrishnan's upcoming thriller. This Tamil language film has been in the works for over two years now, with its first teaser having...

Hey Australia! Win Tickets to See S STORM in Cinemas!

S Storm is the sequel to the 2014 Hong Kong corruption thriller Z Storm. Director David Lam returns and the cast this time includes Louis Koo, Julian Cheung and Vic Chou.    Thanks to Magnum Films, we have FIVE double...

Night Visions 2016: November Edition Beckons With HIGH-RISE, THE WAILING, More

We hereby declare today Festival Announcement Day! The first wave of announcements from the November 2016 edition of the Night Visions International Film Festival has arrived, joining a bevy of other festivals making known their lineups in what could easily...

Toronto 2016 Exclusive: INTERCHANGE Trailer Debuts an Unsettling Supernatural Noir

The first full trailer for Dain Said's Interchange gave me shivers, even though it's quite warm where I live. The supernatural noir is entirely unsettling, at least according to the imagery, sounds, and general atmosphe of the trailer. The film...

Kyoto Film Festival to Debut Never-Before-Seen Ozu Short

This year's Kyoto International Film Festival will host the World Premiere of a newly restored version of The Straightforward Boy, a 1929 short directed by master filmmaker Yasujiro Ozu. Available only in fragments before now, this early work from the director...

Exclusive: Watch the Trailer for the Toshiaki Toyoda Collection From Third Window Films

Third Window Films in the UK is gearing up for their next couple of releases for the autumn season with Takeshi Kitano's A Scene at the Sea this week and Kids Return next month, but that is far from the...

THE BODYGUARD Exclusive Clip: Andy Lau Leaps Stairs, Fights Bad Guys

Andy Lau looking stylish! Stairs looking endless! Villains looking villainous! Our exclusive clip from The Bodyguard features all those things, and more. Sammo Hung directed the drama, his first full-fledged directorial effort in about 20 years. Synopsis: In a small...

Watch This: MSG THE WARRIOR: LION HEART Trailer

Okay. So there's this guy in India, Saint Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh Ji Insan. He made a movie, MSG: The Messenger, a couple of years back that was incredibly awful, but in an "I can't believe what I'm seeing" kind...