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Bandai Entertainment to cease new DVD and Blu-ray releases in North America

On January 3rd, the publisher of Bandai Entertainment is announcing that it will cease to release new DVD and Blu-ray releases in North America, effectively ending its 13-year run in the market. The majority of the division’s contractors and three … Continue reading

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Blu-ray and DVD Releases for 1/24/12

Can you believe that January is almost over? Well, there are plenty of great titles to choose from this week, whether you want to see Donnie Yen kick ass in Flash Point or witness Johnnie To’s next crime movie masterpiece … Continue reading

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‘United Red Army’ marches onto Netflix Instant

United Red Army, the 2007 Japanese-language film that Sight & Sound magazine called “one of the best films of the decade” is now streaming on Netflix Instant in HD. Director Koji Wakamatsu’s (Caterpillar) epic docudrama explores the political unrest of … Continue reading

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Blu-Ray and DVD Releases for 1/17/12

This week leaves us with plenty to talk about so I’ll cut my speech short and get started. Here are your Asian and genre movie blu-ray and DVD releases for the week of 1/17/12: Gantz II: Perfect Answer (blu-ray/DVD) – … Continue reading

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Donnie Yen talks ‘Ip Man 3’

“Fine, I’ll be an action star,” says Donnie Yen. During an AsianOneNews interview, Donnie also states that he will be taking a break from period films, focusing instead on contemporary action films, a genre he personally prefers. Donnie is currently … Continue reading

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‘District 13: Ultimatum’ leaps onto Netflix Instant

Looking to add a little excitement to your life? Well, you know that producer extraordinaire Luc Besson always has you covered in that regard. As of today, his 2010 film “District 13: Ultimatum” has been added to the Netflix Instant … Continue reading

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Magnolia releases Takeshi Kitano’s ‘Outrage’ on home video on January 31

“A beautifully staged marvel that confidently reasserts Kitano’s considerable cinematic gifts.” – Variety “Kitano’s pristine direction and smooth camera movement always juxtapose the unsettling action with a beautifully crisp formalism that makes the film increasingly disturbing.” – Slant “A must … Continue reading

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Kim Ki-Duk’s ‘The Coast Guard’ services you on January 17th

“Emotionally intense. Jang Dong-gun is superb.” – Derek Elley, Daily Variety “Ki-duk riffs on Full Metal Jacket and Hamlet, while keeping his kinetic style intact.” – Neal Dhand, Sound on Sight Palisades Tartan is proud to announce the new Special … Continue reading

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Daniel Lee wraps up ‘White Vengeance’

Director Daniel Lee (14 Blades) has wrapped up White Vengeance (aka Hong Men Yan), a Chinese historical film that centers on the Feast at Hong Gate/Hongmen Banquet, one of the important events in the Chu–Han Contention. The film stars Leon … Continue reading

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‘War of the Arrows’ ready to rain down on blu-ray and DVD on February 21st

“… one helluva chase movie.” – Kirk Honeycutt, The Hollywood Reporter “… nonstop action and excitement.” – Richard Kuipers, Variety “Character development in writer-director Kim Han-Min’s thrilling War of the Arrows … is economic, precise and efficient, grounding whirlwind action … Continue reading

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Battle Royale & Battle Royale II: The Complete 4-Disc Collection Blu-ray & DVD (Anchor Bay)

RELEASE DATE: March 20, 2012 In the future, the Japanese government captures a class of ninth-grade students and forces them to kill each other under the revolutionary “Battle Royale” act. 42 Students, Three Days, One Survivor, No Rules. Clever, creepy … Continue reading

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South Korea gets faster and furiouser with ‘Quick’

Early on, Quick was billed as South Korea’s answer to the Fast and the Furious franchise: a slick, big-budget action thriller with enough vehicular destruction to make Michael Bay stand up and applaud. The 2011 film, about an ace motorcycle … Continue reading

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Media Blasters lays off 60% of staff

It’s a sad sign of the times: Anime News Network posted the exclusive report that Media Blasters has laid off 60% of their full-time staff. This means they’re down from fifteen to 5 or 6 full-time employees. Some of the … Continue reading

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Well Go USA brings audiences to ‘The Front Line’

Distributor Well Go USA via Indie Wire announced today that they’ve obtained the rights to the Korean war drama The Front Line which is Korea’s submission to the Academy Award category of Best Foreign Picture. The film tells the story … Continue reading

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Blu-ray and DVD Releases for 1/10/12

Welcome to the new year! Finally, a week that’s got a decent variety of Asian films to choose from. Anyone picking up Jackie Chan’s 100th movie just cause it’s his 100th movie? Well, here are your Asian and genre movie … Continue reading

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New concept art for ‘Superman Lives’ toyline reveals we really dodged a bullet

If you need further proof that a Superman movie directed by Tim Burton and starring Nicolas Cage would have been a disaster of epic proportions during the late 90’s, look no further than this recently released concept art from Hasbro. … Continue reading

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‘Triple Tap’ reloads onto Netflix Instant

Triple Tap is the latest Hong Kong thriller from acclaimed director Derek Yee (Shinjuku Incident, One Night in Mongkok). The film stars two of Hong Kong’s most popular actors in Louis Koo and Daniel Wu, as well as Li Bingbing … Continue reading

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Blu-Ray and DVD Releases for 1/3/12

Welcome to the first week of the new year! As far as blu-ray and DVD retail goes, 2012 is off to a slow start, with just one Asian film on the slate for this week. But hey, Warner Home Video … Continue reading

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Bunraku stakes its claim on Netflix Instant

Bunraku is a one of a kind film, a genre mash-up that combines elements of the Western, the noir, and the classic kung fu movie. The 2009 film, directed by Guy Moshe and starring Josh Hartnett, Japanese rock god Gackt, … Continue reading

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Blu-Ray and DVD Releases for 12/27/11

The last week of 2011 is indeed a slow one. But if you’re a horror buff, take heart as there seems to be a surplus of scary flicks this Tuesday. Here are your Asian and genre movie blu-ray and DVD … Continue reading

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