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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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‘Helldriver’ brings Japanese splatterpunk to Netflix Instant

If you enjoy Sushi Typhoon’s particular brand of gonzo Japanese cinema – think Machine Gun Girl and Tokyo Gore Police – then you’ll probably find something to enjoy in their latest splatterpunk epic, Helldriver. It’s a roadtrip movie set in … Continue reading

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Blu-Ray and DVD Releases for 12/20/11

The releases are slowing down a bit this week, perhaps in preparation of the holiday, but there’s still plenty to enjoy. I imagine Asian film fans will be most excited about “Love Exposure” finally making its way to American shores. … Continue reading

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Taxi Hunter (1993) Review

Director: Herman Yau Producer: Stephen Shin, Tony Leung, Herman Yau Cast: Anthony Wong, Yu Rong Guang, Fung Woo, Ng Man Tat, Athene Chu, Chan Fai Hung, Lam King Kong, Lam Chiu Wing, James Ha Chim Si Running Time: 88 min. … Continue reading

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Sion Sono’s Asian horror masterpiece ‘Cold Fish’ arrives on Netflix Instant

From Sion Sono, the acclaimed director of Suicide Club, comes a new vision of Asian horror. Cold Fish is a dark, disturbing, and strangely humorous look at one dysfunctional Japanese family and the lengths they will go to in order … Continue reading

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Reindeer Games Director’s Cut Blu-ray (Lionsgate)

RELASE DATE: March 6, 2012 Not sure why everyone knocks this film, but I personally love John Frankenheimer’s Reindeer Games! Upon release from prison, Rudy (Ben Affleck) poses as his old cell mate Nick in order to meet Nick’s sexy … Continue reading

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‘Corman’s World: Exploits of a Hollywood Rebel’ in selected theaters December 16th

Corman’s World: Exploits of a Hollywood Rebel is a tribute to Roger Corman, Hollywood’s most prolific writer-director producer, and seminal influencing force in modern moviemaking over the last 60 years. Featuring interviews with Hollywood icons and cinematic luminaries, some who … Continue reading

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Blu-Ray and DVD Releases for 12/13/11

This week is jam-packed with releases leading up to the holidays so let’s get cracking. Here are your Asian and genre movie blu-ray and DVD releases for the week of 12/13/11: ASIAN CINEMA The Legend is Born – Ip Man … Continue reading

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