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RUROUNI KENSHI 3: THE LEGEND ENDS
In cinemas from Friday 17 April 2015 comes the final instalment of the thrilling live action series of movies from Keishi Ohtomo Read more »
THE OZU COLLECTION: THE GANGSTER FILMS
Walk Cheerfully kicks off this collection in style: the story of a criminal seduced into going straight by the sexual allure of a local lady. Read more »
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ASIAN FILM // NEWS EXCLUSIVE TRAILER FROM THE AGE OF SHADOWS Based on real incidents and people, The Age of Shadows brings the story of Hwang Ok's 1923 police headquarters bombing to the screen.
ASIAN FILM // REVIEW A SCENE AT THE SEA Shigeru (Claude Maki) is a deaf and mute garbage collector who comes across a broken surfboard one day...
ASIAN FILM // REVIEW RITUAL Joko Anwar’s low-budget survival horror begins as an unnamed man drags himself from a shallow grave, deep in the heart of the Indonesian rainforest.
ASIAN FILM // REVIEW YAKUZA APOCALYPSE A yakuza boss is attacked by a rival gang – again, again and again – but he just won’t die. Even when he’s stabbed, shot and beaten, crime kingpin Kamiura (Lily Franky) still slaughters his attackers.
ASIAN FILM // REVIEW HIGH KICKERS Xie Yi’s feature treads very similar territory to Rob Radler’s 1989 classic Best Of The Best, in which Phillip Rhee’s character battles the man responsible for his older brother’s death.
ASIAN FILM // NEWS EXCLUSIVE CLIP FROM POLICE STORY: LOCKDOWN Crime saga Police Story: Lockdown starring Jackie Chan is out now for download as well as on DVD and Blu-ray.
ASIAN FILM // REVIEW PARASYTE THE MOVIE: PART 1 While high school student Shinichi Izumi (Shota Sometani) is napping at home one night, listening to music on his headphones, a strange slithering creature tries to crawl into his ear.
ASIAN FILM // REVIEW IP MAN 3 The latest and perhaps last entry in the iconic series, Ip Man 3 sees Donnie Yen’s eponymous Wing Chun master settled into a life of relative tranquillity in 1950s Hong Kong.
ASIAN FILM // REVIEW DOLLS Third Window continues its high definition update of Takeshi Kitano’s back catalogue with Dolls
ASIAN FILM // REVIEW AUDITION What is there to say that hasn’t already been said about one of the scariest horror films of all time?
ASIAN FILM // REVIEW PRAY FOR DEATH This 1985 ninja-flick was the second of three collaborations between director Gordon Hessler and martial artist Sho Kosugi.
ASIAN FILM // ARTICLE ENTER THE DRAGON BLADE Jackie Chan talks to NEO’s David West about dealing with the desert heat, sandstorms and a cast of thousands in Daniel Lee’s historical action adventure Dragon Blade.
ASIAN FILM // REVIEW ATELIER Country girl Mayuko Tokita’s love of fabric borders on the obsessive. From its production, to which materials work best together, she has an encyclopaedic knowledge of it all.
ASIAN FILM // REVIEW SWORD OF THE ASSASSIN Sword Of The Assassin has been billed as Vietnam’s first entry in the wuxia genre – or kiem hiep in Vietnamese – and Victor Vu’s tale ticks all the right boxes for a swordplay film.
ASIAN FILM // REVIEW RAGE OF HONOUR After his partner Ray is killed by a drug cartel, Shiro Tanaka (Sho Kosugi) quits the Drugs Investigation Bureau and heads to South America to bring the drug lords to justice – ninja-style!
ASIAN FILM // REVIEW THE ASSASSIN Taiwanese New-Wave director Hou Hsiao-Hsien’s first film in the genre made a big impression at Cannes last year.
ASIAN FILM // REVIEW UZUMASA LIMELIGHT Uzumasa Limelight follows the final months in the career of Seiichi Kamiyama (Seizo Fukumoto), a kirare yaku who passes his fight choreography knowledge on to Satsuki Iga (Chihiro Yamamoto).
ASIAN FILM // REVIEW KIKUJIRO The titular character in this film is far from terrifying and unhinged. He’s bumbling, impulsive, and somehow ends up as the guardian of Masao (Yusuke Sekiguchi).
ASIAN FILM // REVIEW ATTACK ON TITAN The basic premise is the same – the last remnants of humanity live inside a walled city to protect them from the ravenous man-eating titans that stalk the land outside.
ASIAN FILM // REVIEW THE GRANDMASTERS OF KUNG FU Peter Chan’s Dragon is easily the pick of the crop.
ASIAN FILM // REVIEW THE CANNONBALL RUN / THE CANNONBALL RUN II A mad-cap race across American states – illegal and with a big money prize – attracts characters from across the world.
ASIAN FILM // REVIEW KIJU YOSHIDA: LOVE + ANARCHISM LIMITED EDITION Despite his integral place in Japanese cinematic tradition, avant-garde director Kiju Yoshida remains something of an unknown outside of his native country.
ASIAN FILM // ARTICLE THE MASTER OF DRAGON INN NEO’s David West looks at the impact of Hu’s 1967 classic Dragon Inn and its influence on Chinese martial arts movies.
ASIAN FILM // REVIEW DRAGON INN Originally released in 1967, King Hu’s second martial arts film concerns a group of warriors trying to save the lives of the children of their former commander
ASIAN FILM // ARTICLE THE SHAPE OF ROCK TO COME With eight albums, theme songs in hit anime, and a growing global profile, Asian Kung-Fu Generation have hit the nail on the head calling their new record Wonder Future.
ASIAN FILM // REVIEW TEKKEN 2: KAZUYA’S REVENGE A sort-of prequel to the 2009 movie starring John Foo, Tekken 2: Kazuya’s Revenge
ASIAN FILM // REVIEW RUINED HEART Ruined Heart is the 46th feature by this father of Filipino digital filmmaking, and it shows in every frame captured by legendary cameraman Chris Doyle.
ASIAN FILM // REVIEW THE SHOHEI IMAMURA MASTERPIECE COLLECTION The eight films in this Masterpiece Collection spans the years 1958 through to 1979 in the remarkable career of Shohei Imamura, one of Japanese cinema’s great social commentators.
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