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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...

Japan Cuts 2017 Preview: A Country at a Crossroads and the Movies at the Heart of it All

Japan Cuts: The Festival of New Japanese Film comes roaring back to life for another season of fresh flicks with the ninja-samurai action epic MUMON: The Land of Stealth kicking things off July 13 at the Japan Society in New...

Marshy's Favourite Asian Movies of 2017 Part 1

As we hit the halfway point of the year, it is time to look back over the past six months, specifically the cinematic offerings from Asia. This year’s crop of new releases has been a mixed bunch, with precious few...

Japan Cuts 2017: Lineup includes Sono's ANTI-PORNO and Joe Odagiri in Person!

The 11th edition of North America's preeminent festival for contemporary Japanese Cinema slices into frame July 13 - 23 at Japan Society in New York City. Today, we have the full lineup of films and guests, including this years Cut...

Sono's SHINJUKU SWAN 2 Teased

In the midst of Sono Sion's rather manic 2015 - in which the maverick director had a whopping six feature films in theatrical release - his adaptation of Wakui Ken's Shinjuku Swan manga stood as the biggest and most commercial...

Sono's ANTI-PORNO Headlines Complete L'Etrange Lineup

European genre film fans, rejoice, for the Paris based L'Etrange Festival have announced their complete lineup and - as per usual - there's a whole lot in there to love alongside a title or two sure to stir up controversy....

Now on Blu-ray: In LOVE & PEACE, Sono Sion Gives Us The Warmest Feelings

Japanese filmmaker Sono Sion made a lot of movies in 2015. Before the year was up, Sono had no less than six films on cinema screens around the world at festivals and back home in Japan. So far the only...

Transylvania Film Fest 2016 Preview: Beasts, Sono And No Limit

The 15th edition of Transylvania International Film Festival will kick-off May 27 in the second most populous city in Romania. The festival´s artistic director Mihai Chirilov programmed a thematic section called "#Animal". He explained: "The idea of a cine-zoo at...

Interview: Director Sono Sion Talks TOKYO TRIBE

Before releasing the crazy amount of six films in only one year, master filmmaker Sono Sion adapted the manga Tokyo Tribes into a unique and fun hip hop musical about several rival gangs (all but one very violent) that are...

Toronto 2015 Review: Sono's WHISPERING STAR Is A Hushed-Tone Oddity, Even By Sono's Standards

In a career positively littered with oddball entries, Sono Sion's The Whispering Star may very well prove to be the most oddball, the most niche entry in the director's lengthy canon. And, surprisingly, this is because he chooses the path...

Upskirt Shots And Boner Gags In First Teaser For Sono's ALL ESPER DAYO

Middle aged men with a fixation on teenaged girls' panties ... well, they get a little bit creepy, don't they? And, yes, panty shots are once again a prime feature in a Sono Sion film and, yes, I'm finding his...

Sono Sion Declares War On Schoolgirls With TAG

You'd think at some point that director Sono Sion would run out of crazy. But nope. Here comes a trailer for another of the whopping six titles the Japanese maverick has slated for release this year and it continues to...

Exclusive Clip And New Red Band Trailer For Sono's WHY DON'T YOU PLAY IN HELL

Drafthouse Films is bringing the madness to US shores with Sono Sion's Why Don't You Play In Hell hitting select theaters and VOD platforms across the nation on November 7th and we've got an exclusive clip from the film along...

Why Don't You Play In Blood?! New Stills From Sono's WHY DON'T YOU PLAY IN HELL?

It's been a while since Todd originally reviewed this kickass film at TIFF 2013, but Why Don't You Play in Hell? is finally coming our way and its meta, movie-making madness will be unleashed on the masses! As Todd put it,...

Sono's WHY DON'T YOU PLAY IN HELL Lands A New US Trailer

With its arrival on North American shores imminent a new trailer for Sono Sion's gonzo Why Don't You Play In Hell has arrived online. I literally ate my shirt at Fantastic Fest last year because of this film (and R100,...

Now Streaming: Sono Sion's Hard-hitting HIMIZU

As always here at Twitch, it's one of our goals to keep cinephiles, and casual viewers alike, abreast of where the river known as cinema flows, and more than ever, we are finding that its toward the world of...

Full Trailer For Sono's TOKYO TRIBE Pushes The Crazy To Epic Levels

This would appear to be a rather good time for fans of Japanese cinematic excess. After stints of varying length demonstrating to the world that they are capable of creating 'proper grown up cinema', Japan's two reigning kings of on...

Check Out These Two Posters For Sono's TOKYO TRIBE

Sono Sion's big screen adaptation of Inoue Santa's Tokyo Tribe hits Japanese screens at the end of August and we've got a pair of posters for you to take a look at. Up first is the official international poster art,...

Get To Beyond Fest For The L.A. Premieres Of WHY DON'T YOU PLAY IN HELL, A FIELD IN ENGLAND & More

While Los Angeles routinely receives a healthy dose of genre fare from such institutions as The Cinefamily and The New Beverley, it's pretty rare to get a full-on, honest-to-goodness festival to exclusively present us with the more subversive, grotesque and...

TIFF 2013 Review: Sono's WHY DON'T YOU PLAY IN HELL Brings The Madness To Midnight

Mark my words: If another film brings even half the level of lunacy to the Toronto International Film Festival's Midnight Madness lineup as does Sono Sion's Why Don't You Play In Hell, I will eat my shirt. Literally. I will...