FIRESTORM arrives on U.S DVD

Hong Kong action icon Andy Lau stars in Director Alan Yuen’s (Princess D) action-packed crime thriller FIRESTORM, and it lands on U.S Blu-ray, DVD and Digital Sept. 23. Rounding out the cast are Michael Wong (Triple Tap), Ray Lui (Transformers: Age of Extinction), Ka Tung Lam (Drug War, IP Man), Jun Hu (Bodyguards & Assassins), Chen Yao (Caught in the Web), Vincent Sze (Vengeance), Chi-yin Wong (Life Without Principle) and Shing-Ban Lam (Young and Dangerous: Reloaded).

Cop dramas are bread ‘n’ butter to the HK film industry, and something they always do well. Add to that Mr Lau presence, and we reckon you’ve got a sure “fire” (ahem) bet on your hands here!

Synopsis: A storm is heading toward the city of Hong Kong, threatening the lives of everyone in its path. As citizens scramble for cover, a crew of seasoned criminals stage a series of armoured car heists in broad daylight, showing no mercy to anyone who gets in their way. Hardboiled police inspector Cao Nam (Andy Lau) has had enough. He vows to take back his city, but quickly learns that regular police tactics are no match for the thieves’ unmerciful brutality. The more Nam pursues them, the more unhinged he becomes - and the savage confrontation brewing in the streets may leave an aftermath even more horrifying than the devastating effects of nature itself.

Read our review of Firestorm


Official site for MOTHER

Horror Manga maestro Kazuo Umezu has taken to film, and a trailer for his first stab at movie making a semi autobiographical “horror” movie Mother, has been released.

Mixing reality and fiction, the story revolves around the relationship between Umezu and his deceased mother, Ichie. And my....if any of this is even remotely based on was an ODD one. Mother opens in Japan this September.



Mother official site

Mother trailer


New trailer for TEKKEN 2: KAZUYA’S REVENGE

Guilty pleasures are the name of the game with a new trailer (though it watches more like just a long clip) for TEKKEN 2: KAZUYA’S REVENGE.

It gets released across Asia in August, or if you are in the U.S you can nab yourself some - low to no budget - fight fest fun, on VOD around the same time!

Synopsis: Suffering from amnesia, a young man trying to discover his true identity is kidnapped by an underground crime organization and turned into a ruthless assassin.



Tekken 2 trailer

North America gets BABY BLUES on DVD & Blu

British born director Po-Chih Leong’s high end budget Hong Kong horror - Baby Blues - boasts some real heavy hitters in the HK Film production world. Cinematography by Chi Ying Chan (‘Detective D’) the editing duties are the dept of Chi Wai Yau (‘Shaolin,’ ‘Flying Swords of Dragon Gate’) and whaddya know its debuting on U.S Blu-ray™, DVD and Digital Sept. 2.

Well worth checking out we think. 

Synopsis: A new home brings a fresh start for Hao (Raymond Lam) and Tian Qing (Sing Kwan Janelle), a happily married couple who soon discover she's pregnant with twin boys. But when a difficult delivery leaves the couple with only one son alive, Tian is consumed with grief and postpartum depression. These “Baby Blues” weave an obsessive attachment to a baby doll, presumably abandoned by the previous owner. Before long, mysterious accidents grow into violent episodes that threaten the entire family - and one neighbor's warnings about a curse on their home becomes terrifyingly real...


New poster for K-horror THE TUNNEL

Korean horror movies (good, bad, or so bad they’re good) have been thin on the ground this year alas, but one that’s been twitching the needle on the ol horror The Tunnel 3D. New poster and full trailer time.  





The Tunnel trailer

KILLERS arrive in the U.K this Friday

Heads up UK fight fans. Killers, the stylish thriller from The Raid producer/ Director Gareth Evans and directed by the hugely talented ‘Mo Brothers’ (Macabre) will be in UK (grab a chance to see it on the big screen if you can) cinemas from 18th July...Before heading to DVD & Blu-ray 1st September!

We could talk about its swathe of excellent reviews, and you could go aaaall the way through the synopsis (we tried to find a decent shorter one!) or you can just go for a trailer full of mayhem!

Synopsis: Nomura is a good looking and stylish man in his early thirties who lives a successful life in Tokyo, Japan. Girls are drawn to him, something he uses to his advantage as none of them realise the sinister truth behind the clean-cut façade. Nomura has been leaving a legacy of violent murders that he immortalises through video clips posted on a public video website. He thrives off of the fact that millions are witnessing his work through the virally spread videos. Thousands of miles away from him, in a whole different world, lives Bayu, a disgraced investigative journalist living in a violent and unstable Jakarta, Indonesia. As Bayu’s life is hit by the nadir of failures, Nomura’s videos trigger his dark side as he starts to record his own brand of “justified” killings. Nomura’s seemingly confident and controlled charm starts to peel when his ego is wounded by the fact that Bayu’s videos have reached a significant numbers of followers that could rival his own. Complicating matters further is Nomura’s bizarre attraction towards a traumatised young florist Hisae. Bayu himself starts to sink deeper into a spiral of violence; obsessed with bringing down one of the country’s biggest and most corrupt politicians, but during his bloody rampage he doesn’t realise the repercussions towards his young daughter, Elly. When the rivalry between Nomura and Bayu becomes an uncontrollable psychosis, the two of them must face each other and carnage ensues.

So-so teaser poster for horror thriller HORNS

Since the Harry Potter series came to a close Daniel Radcliffe seems to have been working hard with his choice of roles, to distance himself (who wants to be typecast?) from the franchise, so he’s probably over the moon that the teaser poster for his upcoming horror thriller ‘Horns’ looks almost exactly like a front page of the Daily Prophet?! Talk about a tenuous link to try and sell your movie. Sheeeeesh.

On the plus side it does sound rather’s directed by Alexandre Aja (Haute Tension, The Hills Have Eyes, Piranha 3D) and the plot has and offbeat and thriller-esk vibe. Here’s hoping the full theatrical poster is a little more impactful, and ORIGINAL. Horns opens in the UK Friday 31 October 2014.

Synopsis: Ig Perrish (Daniel Radcliffe) is accused for the violent rape and killing of his girlfriend, Merrin Williams (Juno Temple). After a hard night of drinking, Ig awakens, hungover, to find horns growing out of his head; they have the ability to drive people to confess sins and give in to selfish impulses. Ig decides to use this effective tool to discover the circumstances of his girlfriend's death and to seek revenge by finding the true murderer.

Daniel Chan’s TRIAD on US DVD

Director Daniel Chan (Young and Dangerous: Reloaded) Hong Kong crime thriller TRIAD, debuting on DVD and Digital Aug. 26 from Well Go USA Entertainment.

William Chan, Michele Wai and Derek Tsang star in the story of three childhood friends who join the Hong Kong Triads, and to be honest we wouldn’t say its Mr Chans best work, but its still pretty darn good.

Synopsis: Three childhood friends join the Hong Kong Triads, only to discover that fame and fortune will ultimately break them apart as only one can become the leader of the gang.




Triad trailer

English subbed trailer for Thai horror HONG HOON

Everyone’s favourite Thai horror movie actor (well one of ours, and if you haven’t seen Banjong Pisanthanakun & Parkpoom Wongpoom’s 2004 classic ‘Shutter,’ hang your head in shame) is back in the horror fold with a new frightener....Hong Hoon. The film is set to open in Malaysia next month so that mean English subs!

Synopsis: The death of Ploy’s father seemed like an unfortunate accident at the archery range until a mysterious man, Nop, shows up to insist otherwise: it was because her father got a figure of himself made. A suspicious character with a remorseful past of his own, Ploy disregards Nop’s warning, until more of her relatives pass away following the same accidental circumstances. No longer able to ignore this incredulous heed, Ploy hurries to find the person behind this sinister craft. As Ploy and Nop dig deeper, what surfaces are shocking family revelations and disturbing photographs that leave her with one question: will this enthralling yet dark art cause everyone’s untimely demise?



We dropped you word back in May that Juno Mak’s Vampire horror, Rigor Mortis was heading Stateside, and today’s the day you can nab a copy if your very own on DVD or Blu. If by some fluke of madness you need reminding just how good it is the U.S trailer is below, to REMIND you.





Rigor Mortis US trailer

Aussi horror THE BABADOOK gets UK release date

Writer/ director Jennifer Kent’s psychological thriller The Babadook premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in January 2014 to rave reviews and international sales, so we’ve been keeping an eye out for releases dates closer to home. Latest territories to get confirmation are France, on July 30 (where it will be called Mister Babadook) and in the UK...October 24. One for the must see lists, because by ALL accounts it’s a hell of creepy ride!

Synopsis: Six years after the violent death of her husband, Amelia struggles to discipline her “out-of-control” six-year-old Samuel – a son she finds difficult to love. Samuel’s dreams are plagued by a monster he believes is coming to kill them both. When a disturbing storybook called Mister Babadook turns up at their house, Samuel is convinced that the Babadook is the creature he has been dreaming about. As Amelia begins to see glimpses of the creature herself, it slowly dawns on her that the thing Samuel has been warning her about may well be real.

The Babadook official site



Director Gareth Huw Evans reunites with star Iko Uwais for the sequel to their cult hit with the acclaimed, action-packed martial arts epic THE RAID 2, available on Blu-ray™, DVD and Digital HD... Aug 8 from Entertainment One. Is it even better than the first (if that was even possible!) one? You’d better believe it!

The Blu-ray and DVD will include of extras, but thankfully unlike its American counterpart, theres NO English dub (dub! urgh!) in sight. This is pretty much a no brainer people, just pre-order it now.

Synopsis: Immediately following the events of THE RAID, Rama (Iko Uwais) is forced to reinvent himself as an undercover cop in order to provide protection for his wife and child. Working for the anti-corruption taskforce led by the one person he can trust, Bunawar (Cok Simbara), he is given a mission to engage himself as an enforcer for a local mob boss, Bangun (Tio Pakusodewo). Finding a way in through Bangun's son Uco (Arifin Putra), Rama must hunt for information linking Bangun with police force corruption. All the while, he harbors a dangerous and personal vendetta for revenge and justice that threatens to consume him- and bring both this mission and the organized crime syndicates crashing down.

The Raid 2 official site



Well now we know, as there’s a new trailer out for The House That Never Dies, a spiffy new Chinese horror film directed by Raymond Yip. The plot is apparently based on a “true” story regarding a haunted mansion, Chaonei No. 81, which is located on No.81 Chaoyangmen Street in Beijing.

Add a top notch cast (including Francis Ng , Ruby Lin , Tony Yang, Li Ching and Monica Mok) plus the great visuals into the pot, and all in all its looking rather good. The House That Never Dies opens in Hong Kong and China next month.

Synopsis: The Chaonei No. 81 was a three-story French Baroque-style house which was built in the 1800s by Qing officials. Legend says that the house became haunted after the end of the Chinese Communist Revolution in 1949, when the wife of a Kuomintang official who once lived there committed suicide. It is believed that her spirit still haunts the house.


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Poster and teaser trailer for K-horror NAVIGATION

Its poster and teaser trailer time for Korean horror thriller Navigation and so far it looks to be shaping up into a ‘group of 20 something’s do something really quite dumb (it’s a horror movie after all) and shortly after the dieing commences’ affair. Yes one of those.

Synopsis: One spring day when the autumn colors had filled, three members of the movie club suddenly decide to borrow a senior's car and take a trip to an isolated village in Mountain Nae-jang. Being their first trip there, they get lost a little and witness a terrible accident and they pick up a navigation device nearby. The kind voice on the device leads them to their destination but they end up somewhere they never expected. They decide to take a break and find a piece of flat stone to grill some meat on but they realize the stone was a gravestone and hurriedly run away in their car. Their tragedy starts when someone jumps out from nowhere and is hit by their car...



Navigation teaser

Film4 FrightFest 2014 announces opening night film

This year’s Film4 FrightFest gets off to a cracking start with the UK premiere of Adam Wingard’s killer thriller THE GUEST, starring Dan Stevens (Downton Abbey) and rising star Maika Monroe (The Bling Ring, It Follows).

The film is written by Simon Barrett (You’re Next, A Horrible Way To Die), and also stars Sheila Kelley (Matchstick Men), Leland Orser (Taken), Lance Reddick (The Wire) and Brendan Meyer. It is being distributed in the UK by Icon Film Distribution.

SYNOPSIS: A brilliant homage to 1980s action flicks, THE GUEST opens with the Peterson family struggling over the loss of their oldest son, Caleb, to the war in Afghanistan, They find some solace when an unexpected visitor knocks on its door. David (Dan Stevens), a steely eyed and charismatic soldier who was recently discharged, is welcomed into their home when he comes to fulfill a promise he made to his fallen comrade. Siblings Anna and Luke are at first reluctant to accept David’s presence, but he soon wins them over. Though he appears to be the perfect houseguest, a mysterious and sinister chain of events causes Anna to question whether David is actually whom he claims to be.

Film4 FrightFest 2014 has moved to the prestigious Vue West End and the full-line up will be jointly announced on Friday 27 June, along with details on when and how to buy Festival passes and individual tickets. All that’s and more in on the fests official site.