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Yakusho Koji Anchors All Star Cast Of Japanese War Film THE EMPEROR IN AUGUST, Watch The Trailer Now!

Yakusho Koji - a great favorite in these parts thanks to his frequent collaborations with Kurosawa Kiyoshi - anchors an all star cast in director Harada Masato's upcoming Japanese war picture The Emperor In August. But while most war pictures...

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...

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,...

U.S. Poster For Sion's WHY DON'T YOU PLAY IN HELL? Keeps It Pink

We're glad that Drafthouse Films did not mess about with the poster for their release of Sono Sion's cult hit Why Don't You Play In Hell? The mass of bodies. Two lone arms, one brandishing a camera, the other a katana...

Camera Japan Festival Rotterdam 2014 Reveals Its Great Line-up

UPDATE: The festival has now released its full schedule, and has opened its ticket sales. Click this link for more details. This October, the Camera Japan Festival returns, starting as always in Rotterdam with its full selection, before travelling to...

THE BABADOOK, HOUSEBOUND, And DEAD SNOW 2 Round Off Saskatoon Fantastic's Lineup

The programmers of the Saskatoon Fantastic Film Festival (formerly Dark Bridges) finally settled on the rest of our lineup this year. As was previously announced the festival already includes Zero Theorem, Mood Indigo, Cold in July and Life After Beth....

NY Asian 2014 Interview: Fumi Nikaido Asks WHY DON'T YOU PLAY IN HELL?

With a CV of films directed by some of Japan's most famous and innovative directors, at the tender age of 19, actress Fumi Nikaido is the very definition of the rising star. The New York Asian Film Festival honored her...

Asian Film Festival Of Dallas Delivers Its Lucky 13th Full Lineup

Many years ago, in the ancient year of 2006, I was fortunate enough to have the kindly overlords of ScreenAnarchy publish a few of my words regarding the Asian Film Festival of Dallas. It was the first time anyone ever...

Imagine Film Festival 2014 Reveals Whopping Line-up

On the 9th of April this year, the Amsterdam-based Imagine Film Festival will start, opening with Christophe Gans' Beauty And The Beast. And now that the festival's site reveals its entire program, it turns out that its opener is not...

OFFSCREEN Film Festival Brussels Welcomes Radley Metzger, And A Whole Lot More

This week, the seventh edition of the Offscreen Film Festival in Brussels will start, undoubtedly one of the best 'genre' festivals in Europe. And their line-up this year is very much yummie. Radley Metzger is one of the guests of...

FICUNAM 2014 News: Sono Sion's WHY DON'T YOU PLAY IN HELL To Premiere In Mexico

The International Film Festival of the National Autonomous University of Mexico (FICUNAM) will celebrate its fourth edition from February 27 to March 9 in Mexico City. The press conference is yet to happen but little by little the organizers are...

Fantastic Fest Tour Set To Infect U.S. Nationwide In November

Just when you thought it was safe to go back into U.S. theaters, here comes the inaugural Fantastic Fest Tour to make it dangerous all over again. The tour will feature eight (8) outstanding, must-see titles from last month's Fantastic...

THE WHITE STORM And SNOWPIERCER Bookend Hong Kong Asian Film Fest

The full line-up for this year's Hong Kong Asian Film Festival has just been unveiled and it looks to be an incredibly strong year, bookended by two of the region's most hotly-anticipated thrillers. Opening the festival on 25 October is...

Hey, LA! WHY DON'T YOU PLAY IN HELL

I mean... would you like to win tickets to see Sono Sion's latest Why Don't You Play In Hell? The LA premiere is this Sunday, October 13th as part of Beyond Fest at The American Cinematheque at The Egyptian. To...

Fantastic Fest 2013: JODOROWSKY'S DUNE Wins Audience Award, THE DIRTIES, THE CONGRESS, and AFFLICTED Also Cited

Before a packed audience, the awards for Fantastic Fest 2013 were handed out tonight in Austin, Texas, USA. Here is the prepared statement by the festival with the announcement: Fantastic Fest is pleased to announce this year's Fantastic Fest Award...

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...

Watch Sion Sono's WHY DON'T YOU PLAY IN HELL For Free!

You want an example of how things have changed int he world of international film festivals? The festival world is now embracing digital technology as never before, with the Venice Film Festival this year embarking on a bold new venture...

Sono Sion Goes Gonzo Comedy With New WHY DON'T YOU PLAY IN HELL Trailer

A new trailer for Sono Sion's long awaited - and soon to premiere in Venice and Toronto - Why Don't You Play In Hell dropped today, along with a full synopsis. Judging by the trailer this newest effort looks somehow...

The Teaser For Sono Sion's WHY DON'T YOU PLAY IN HELL? May Be The Most Insane 35 Seconds Ever Teased

At this point it just feels plain crazy to call Sono Sion merely prolific. I mean the man has made  nearly two movies a year for the past five years. But whatever the case may be Sono is a beastly...

First Details From New Sono Sion Pic WHY DON'T YOU PLAY IN HELL?

The first announcement about Sono Sion's next flick, Why Don't You Play in Hell?, has surfaced in Japan. Two things: (1) We are always excited about any new Sono Sion flick. (2)  We do not speak a lick of Japanese,...