Tag: thailand

Kickboxing Champ Buakaw Banchamek Anchors LEGEND OF THE BROKEN SWORD WARRIOR

While I'll never understand the failure of Born To Fight star Dan Chupong to really catch on as a martial arts leading man - I've always found him enormously charismatic myself - it would appear that those awaiting the rise...

Vancouver 2016 Review: THE ROAD TO MANDALAY Paints A Dark Portrait Of Migration

We've all heard, or read, an innumerable amount of horror stories about immigrants from third-world countries coming to North America and Europe. The Road to Mandalay shows us that even the seemingly small hop from Myanmar to Thailand can feel...

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...

BiFan 2016 Review: THE FOREST Is A Slow Burn Beauty

In Paul Spurrier's The Forest, Preecha (Asanee Suwan) walks into a bucolic village in nowhere Thailand to begin a new chapter in his life as teacher in the local village. Whatever hope and passion he has for his new profession...

Black Magic Wizard Versus Bulletproof Cop In Second Trailer For Khomsiri's KHUN PAN

One of the most intriguing genre talents in the world today, Thailand's Kongkiat Khomsiri first came to international attention at the height of the Asian horror craze as part of the Ronin Team - the collective of Thai filmmakers responsible...

Full BUPPHA RATREE: HAUNTING IN JAPAN Trailer Strikes A Darker - And Weirder - Pose.

You can never quite be sure what you're going to get from a Yuthlert Sippapak film - the fiercely talented and independently minded director constantly bouncing off in new directions from project to project and, indeed, often within the same...

Thai Cop Stops Bullets With Fabulous Moustache In KHUN PAN Trailer!

No, the moustache does not actually appear to stop bullets in upcoming Thai action fantasy Khun Pan but traditional black magic certainly does and it's hard to imagine the magnificent facial hair doing any harm. Art of the Devil 2...

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...

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...

Review: CEMETERY OF SPLENDOUR, Dreamy Wonder And Painful Laments

The Thai director Apichatpong Weerasethakul, in his body of work consisting of six features, plus a number of short and medium length films, and also art installations, illuminates the landscapes of his native country in ways that often approximate trance-like...

It's Muay Thai Versus Kung Fu In Thai Action Comedy MONKEY TWINS

Monkey gods figure large in both Thai and Chinese folklore and theatre traditions with monkey god Hanuman figuring large in Thai lore with magical monkey Sun Wukong figuring large in China. And the pair are meeting in upcoming Thai action...

Thai Film Giant GMM Tai Hub Shutting Down, Dissolving Operations

In news that appears to have come as a shock even to industry watchers in Thailand, it was announced Friday that Thai production powerhouse GMM Tai Hub will dissolve and cease operations. The news comes as a surprise given that...

Cameras Roll On Dante Lam's OPERATION MEKONG

Distribution Workshop announced today the start of shooting on Dante Lam's latest action drama. Kicking off in Thailand, Operation Mekong reunites the director once more with Taiwanese leading man Eddie Peng, whom he has previously worked with on box office...

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...

Tony Jaa! Wu Jing! Max Zhang! Simon Yam! Louis Koo! SPL2: A TIME FOR CONSEQUENCES Gets 5 New Character Posters

Soi Cheang's SPL2: A Time For Consequences opens in Hong Kong and mainland China on 18 June, and the PR machine is shifting into high gear. This star-studded, action-packed sequel to Wilson Yip's fantastic 2005 martial arts thriller SPL stars...

SPL2: A TIME FOR CONSEQUENCES: Check Out New Making-Of Featurettes And Posters

Wilson Yip's 2005 action thriller SPL (aka Sha Po Lung, Kill Zone) was the film that relaunched Donnie Yen's career, and saw him ascend to the upper echelons of martial arts stardom. Ten years later, director Soi Cheang (Accident, Motorway, The Monkey King) brings...

Herman Yau Exposes Asian Sex Tourism In First SARA Trailer

Herman Yau has come a long way since the exploitation days of The Untold Story and Ebola Syndrome. Recent years have seen him score hits with a pair of ip Man action dramas - The Legend Is Born: Ip Man...

13 BELOVED Director Returns To Horror With THE EYES DIARY. Watch The Trailer!

There was a period of time back in the early 2000s when it appeared that Thailand could do no wrong int he film arena. International audiences were treated to wave after wave of young talent across a broad range of...

Review: CAM2CAM Brings Hatchets And Hotties To Bangkok, But Little Else

(Or should that be Cleavers and Cleavages? Or Axes and Asses? I can never choose...) In Joel Saisson's thriller Cam2Cam, a sicko bastard in Bangkok is decapitating young foreign women, after first making them undress in front of their own...

NAFF Puts Thailand In Spotlight For 7th IT Project

With just a month to go until the start of the 18th Pucheon International Fantastic Film Festival (PiFan), its industry arm, the Network of Asian Fantastic Films (NAFF), has revealed the projects that will make up its Thailand country spotlight...