- Mar 31
- The U.K prepares itself for THE RAID
- Posted by Deljhp - 31/03/12 at 01:28 PM
The Raid - the incredible, award-winning Indonesian action thriller starring Iko Uwais - is due to open across UK cinemas 18th May from Momentum Pictures and an exclusive new trailer has just come our way. The buzz around this movie has been huge...is it all worthy...we’d have to say that was a big hell yes. Go see the original and no doubt best, before the U.S remake (it’s apparently on the way) hits! Link below.
Synopsis: Deep in the heart of one of Jakarta’s most deprived slums stands an impenetrable high-rise apartment block. To most it is 30 floors of Hell to be avoided at all cost but for many of the city’s most dangerous killers and gangsters, including the area’s most notorious crime lord, it is a fortress-like safe house protecting them from the law. Even for the bravest and most experienced police officers it is considered a no-go area. In a desperate bid to flush these violent criminals and their leader from their haven once and for all, an elite SWAT team is tasked with infiltrating the building and raiding the apartments floor by floor, taking out anyone who stands in their way. Cloaked under the cover of pre-dawn darkness, the SWAT members make their move and enter the block not realizing that this is the easier part of the mission. Once inside, it soon becomes terrifyingly apparent that the real problem at hand is surviving long enough to be able to get out again.
- Mar 30
- Full trailer for SADAKO 3D finally released
- Posted by Adgy - 30/03/12 at 05:38 PM
Last month we brought you the debut of the first teaser trailer for the newest installment of Japan's Ring series, and today we've got the full trailer for Sadako 3D. The new installment in the series is directed by Tsutomu Hanabusa and based on the forthcoming novel S (Esu) by original creator Koji Suzuki (and hopefully, an english translated release is not far behind that) and hits theaters in Japan on May 12th. No word on any international release dates yet.
Synopsis: Akane is a high school teacher who hears a rumor from her students that there is actual footage on the Internet of someone's suicide. The footage is said to drive anyone who sees it to also commit suicide. Akane does not believe the rumor at first, but when one of her female students dies after viewing the footage, she and her boyfriend Takanori are fatefully drawn into the horror that has been created by the man who appears in the suicide footage, Kashiwada. Kashiwada's intention is to create chaos in the world by bringing back Sadako and the power of her curse. Now Akane has to fight against Sadako and Kashiwada to save the lives of herself and Takanori.
Watch the trailer
- Mar 30
- Terracotta Festival 2012 full programme announced
- Posted by Deljhp - 30/03/12 at 05:19 PM
The 4th annual Terracotta Far East Film Festival is set to run April 12th -15th and the full programme has just been announced. Once again hosted by Prince Charles Cinema in the heart of London’s Chinatown there’s a cracking line-up of films hand-picked from the best of the region, encompassing diverse genres from comedy to drama to horror and everything in between, the festival will continue to hold exclusive Q&As, masterclasses and of course partays!
This year, there will be a focus on Taiwan, given the strength of output in recent years. Most cineastes will be familiar with the works of Edward Yang, Hou Hsiao-hsien and Ang Lee already and Terracotta Festival are delighted to host the UK Premiere for Seediq Bale by an emerging director Wei Te-sheng (Cape No. 7). Rising star Da Ching, lead actor of the film, will be attending the festival and the Official Party on the Saturday night will be Taiwanese themed.
Not enough? There’s an added plus...This year also sees the introduction of two new strands: a TERROR COTTA Horror Night Triple Bill (Friday 13th April) to replace the single late night horror film slot which has proved popular. In association with Fright Fest, Terracotta Festival will show a classic horror (The Grudge) to whet the appetite and two brand new horrors (Zombie 108 and anime Gyo) with a film quiz and costume competition.
For full details on all the films, and festival events, mosey on over to the official site here.
- Mar 29
- Korean creature feature SECTOR 7 hits U.S Blu in June
- Posted by Deljhp - 29/03/12 at 06:01 PM
Surely a must see for any and all Asian/Horror/Sci-fi movie fans in North America?! Korean box office smash creature feature Sector 7 is set for a U.S blu-ray and DVD on June 26. Word on the extras is thin on the ground, but there’s good news for all those who worship at the altar of multi dimensions, is it will have a 3D version included. Which is nice...
Synopsis: Something awaits 8,000 feet under the sea off the southern tip of Jeju Island. The Eclipse is the offshore drilling rig stationed at Sector 7, a mining area in the vast open sea located off the southern tip of Jeju Island. The oil drilling excavations end in failure and headquarters gives the order to withdraw. Captain Jeong-man is sent to oversee the crew’s withdrawal from the Eclipse. However, Hae-jun, the equipment manager (played by Ha Ji-won), is adamantly opposed to the headquarters’ order, as she is certain that oil will be discovered in Sector 7. Motivated by Hae-jun’s conviction of finding oil, the Captain suggests conducting one last drilling exercise. While Hae-jun and the crew are fully engaged in their final attempt, they lose communication with headquarters, and the crew is overwhelmed by the disconcerting feeling that something is out there. As bodies begin disappearing one by one, the few surviving need to think fast and fight for their lives in a non-stop battle against the mutant monster from the sea. Survival looks unlikely, but Hae-jun and the crew are determined to take any chance to get out of Sector 7 alive.
- Mar 29
- Teaser trailer for Lu Chuan’s THE LAST SUPPER
- Posted by Deljhp - 29/03/12 at 05:24 PM
Chinese site Mtime have scored themselves and exclusive first look at the teaser trailer for ‘City of Life and Death’ director Lu Chuan's latest; The Last Supper, and we have to say it could well be and antidote to some possible historical epic fatigue we’ve all been feeling of late.
The Last Supper tells of a story about two warring generals, Liu Bang and Xiang Yu, fighting for control of China at the end of the Qin Dynasty. The film centres on the legendary "Feast at Hong Gate" in 206 BC. When Xiang invites Liu to a banquet, with every intention of assassinating him.
Time for war, for madness, and for mocking the severed head of your arch nemesis? Then on to the trailer! The Last Supper opens in Hong Kong this July.
- Mar 28
- HD trailer for Irish horror CITADEL
- Posted by Deljhp - 28/03/12 at 05:45 PM
A world premiere at this years SXSW Film Festival - where it won the Midnighter Audience Award - and now news it’s snagged a U.S distribution deal, it’s fair to say Ciaran Foy’s Irish-set Indy horror film Citadel couldn’t really have got off to much of a better start in life? A trail out of SXSW has being doing the rounds, but to be honest the qualities been pretty poor, so after some digging we’ve turned up a full HD version and my...it’s looking every bit a worthy winner of that audience award. Cinedigm and New Video who have nabbed the American film rights are apparently promising the movie a theatrical release, so keep em peeled for more news soon.
Synopsis: Citadel is a story about pure terror. Packs of twisted feral children prowl the dark urban landscape of Edens town, the council estate from Hell. Concealed beneath hooded tops, they attack innocent adults with septic syringes to harvest their blood and abduct small children to swell their ranks. Abandoned by the police, the small community that remains is plagued by the brutal and rampant gangs that few truly understand. Emerging at night, they are especially drawn to anyone showing fear - in fact they can see it and sense it. When Tommy¹s pregnant wife Joanne is viciously attacked, it turns his world upside down. Joanne is left in a coma. As a result of the trauma, Tommy suffers crippling agoraphobia rendering him housebound and barely able to look after their infant daughter Elsa. Trapped in Edenstown, Tommy desperately needs to leave. Before he can escape however, Tommy's worst nightmare comes true - Elsa is kidnapped. To save his daughter, he is forced to trust a vigilante priest who understands the horrific truth about the gangs. Tommy must now face the demons of his past by entering the one place that he fears the most – an abandoned tower block called the Citadel.
- Mar 27
- U.S poster for WARRIORS OF THE RAINBOW: SEEDIQ BALE
- Posted by Deljhp - 27/03/12 at 05:50 PM
A couple of months back we dropped word that Taiwanese war epic Warriors of the Rainbow: Seediq Bale, was set to tip into U.S cinemas and now here’s the shiny new (with a hint of menace) theatrical poster and trailer to take a gander at...If you haven’t caught the kick-ass U.S trail yet, what’s keeping you?! Head on down to the link. Warriors of the Rainbow: Seediq Bale opens on April 27.
Synopsis: Some eighty years ago, in the mountains of Taiwan two races clashed in defence of their faiths. One race believed in rainbows, the other believed in the sun. Neither side realized that they both believed in the same sky. Between 1895 and 1945, the island was a Japanese colony inhabited not only by the majority (Han Chinese Immigrants) but also by the remnants of the aboriginal tribes who first settled the mountainous land. In 1930 Mouna Rudo, the leader of the Seediq tribe settled on and around Mount Chilai, forged a coalition with other Seediq tribal leaders and plotted a rebellion against their Japanese colonial masters. It was to begin at a sports day meeting where the assembled tribesmen were to attach and kill the Japanese officials and would then broaden to sieges on police stations and local government offices in the region. The initial uprising took the Japanese by surprise and was almost entirely successful. But the Japanese soon sent in their army to crush the rebellion, using aircraft and poison gas. Nothing but all out war ensues.
- Mar 26
- WWII Zombie fest WAR OF THE DEAD finally gets a release
- Posted by Deljhp - 26/03/12 at 06:53 PM
Well folks, it’s not quite the glitz filled opening event we were expecting, but after nearly four long years of waiting, Marko Makilaakso’s (Finnish, but filmed in English) World War II action/zombie flick War of the Dead, has finally got release date...of sorts!
If you haven’t guesses already...yep...it’s heading straight to DVD. Comments about lost opportunities to one side, here’s the good news. UK outfit Momentum Pictures have nabbed the rights to the movie, and it bows there on May 28.
Synopsis: Captain Martin Stone is leading a finely-trained, elite platoon of American and Finnish soldiers as they attack an enemy bunker. Underestimating their enemy’s strength, they are quickly beaten back into the forest. As they try to regroup, they are suddenly attacked by the same soldiers they had just killed a few minutes earlier. Forced to flee deeper into Russian territory, they discover one of war’s most terrifying secrets and realize they have woken up a far more deadly enemy.
- Mar 26
- Xavier Gens apocalypse horror THE DIVIDE: review
- Posted by Deljhp - 26/03/12 at 05:35 PM
Director: Xavier Gens. Review: Dan King.
A group of people are thrown together in the basement of an apartment building, as an unknown enemy drops nuclear bombs on New York City. The dramatic and frantic opening, a panoramic view of the destruction, stands in contrast to the eerie quiet of the sprawling basement domain of reluctant caretaker Mickey (played by a craggy but immense Michael Biehn). This dank, dark refuge is where the drama unfolds as the group tries to come to terms with their daunting predicament. As tempers fray and rations dwindle, the sanctuary is invaded by a (again unknown) menacing military force, dressed in HAZMAT suits. As the basement turns into an asylum, the films heroine, Eva, becomes increasingly threatened as her fellow survivors descend into madness.
The tension builds at a steady pace and there is very little fat, as each interaction between the group - and indeed groups as they splinter - serves to heighten the claustrophobic atmosphere. All the nastiness is further supported by a fantastic soundtrack by Gens’ go-to guy Jean-Pierre Taieb. While sinister, the HAZMAT team, which appears at first to be a bizarre twist, feels more like a plot device/social commentary than having any real consequence to the proceedings. This is not to the detriment of the plot, as the focus is very much on the enemy within as opposed to what’s out there in the unknown wreckage.
Arquette is a highlight as the quite literally hopeless Marilyn, who suffers at the hands of the demented Michael Eklund and Milo Ventimiglia. These two fit the bill as the barbaric twisted clown villains of the film, in what is a far cry from Ventimiglia’s self-righteous do-goodery in ‘Heroes’. That role in this film is left to their cousin (Ashton Holmes), a neutral character and pseudo love interest of the heroine Eva (Lauren German). Eva’s boyfriend (Iván González), we soon realise, is about as useful as a wet rag in defending her against the madness growing around them.
This very much feels like Xavier Gens modern take on ‘Lord of the Flies’, where camaraderie in times of crisis gives way to pack mentality and brutal selfish survival. ‘Post-apocalyptic’ feels like a step too far as a classification for this film, as the apocalypse is happening before your eyes as the fabric of society (albeit on a very small scale) breaks down. The tagline ‘The lucky ones died in the blast’ is spot on. Bleak as hell, Gen’s apocalyptic vision quickly kills off any shred of humanity and leaves a very plausible nightmare. It is more accessible than his earlier work (namely Frontiere(s)), despite it’s probably still somewhat sensitive subject matter, the setting is bold given its limited attempt at the American market. It retains Gens’ flair for laying bare the darker side of human nature and leaves you yearning for something stupidly innocent and Technicolor. Disney it ain’t, but it is a refreshing entry in what is becoming a stale genre.
- Mar 24
- New pics for Brit cannibal horror ELFIE HOPKINS
- Posted by Deljhp - 24/03/12 at 12:11 PM
Middle England was never so dangerous! Writer/director Ryan Andrews; latest horror film - Elfie Hopkins - peels back the curtains on Rural life, to reveal the cannibalism within. Theres a load of new character pics to see on the films official Facebook page. Plus, if you missed it before check out the great looking trailer, at the links. Elfie Hopkins opens in the UK April 20.
Synopsis: Set in a sleepy hunting village, Elfie Hopkins is the story of twenty-two year old slacker and “wanna-be” detective. Elfie is a stoner and an animal lover in a village populated with hunters. Haunted by the death of her mother and surrounded by her broken father and alcoholic step-mother, Elfie seeks solace and inspiration from the old school detectives in The Maltese Falcon and Chinatown. She entertains herself, along with her geeky best friend, Dylan, by investigating the villagers and upsetting everyone with their imaginative allegations. Elfie’s mundane existence is thrown for a spin with the arrival of a family of trendy city dwellers, the Gammons.
The Gammons weave tales of adventure and entice the villagers with offers of exotic hunting holidays around the world. It’s not long before the villagers are flying off to the four corners of the world. Elfie, despite her best efforts, is not immune to the Gammons charms, but soon smells a rat. Elfie and Dylan snap into detective mode and investigate the Gammons life. Blood soon starts to spill in the village and it’s no longer just the blood of animals. Elfie discovers the villagers are not making those flights and when she finally uncovers the truth, its darker then she could have ever imagined. The Gammons are a family of cannibals!
- Mar 23
- Soi Cheang’s crime thriller ACCIDENT on U.S Blu & DVD
- Posted by Deljhp - 23/03/12 at 08:04 PM
This summer, get ready for a new breed of action suspense thriller. On June 12, Shout! Factory, in collaboration with Media Asia, will debut Soi Cheang's ('Shamo,' Dog Bite Dog') acclaimed Hong Kong feature Accident on Blu-ray and DVD. Nominated for a Golden Lion Award at the Venice International Film Festival and a festival favourite at the Toronto International Film Festival Accident is a masterfully crafted thriller that combines stylish visuals, edge-of-your seat suspense, and violence.
Synopsis: A self-styled accident choreographer, Brain is a professional hit man who kills his victims by trapping them in well crafted accidents that look like unfortunate mishaps but are in fact perfectly staged acts of crime. He is perennially plagued with guilt, as the avalanche of memories of his lost wife does not make things any easier. After one mission inexplicably goes wrong, costing the life of one of his men, Brain becomes convinced that this accident has been choreographed: someone is out there plotting to terminate him and his team. He becomes increasingly paranoid, not knowing whether or not to trust his friends and accomplices. When he discovers that a mysterious insurance agent named Fong is somehow related to the last staged accident, Brain becomes obsessed that this man must be the mastermind behind a conspiracy to take him out. To regain his sanity and to save his life, he must stay one step ahead of Fong before he makes his next move. Brain rents an apartment below Fong’s, bugs the rooms, then becomes obsessed with the insurance man’s comings and goings. Eventually reality and delusion blur, culminating in a wickedly twisted ending.
- Mar 22
- Trailer and posters for Chinese thriller AN INACCURATE MEMOIR
- Posted by Adgy - 22/03/12 at 08:17 AM
We don't yet have a whole lot of plot information on director Yang Shupeng's latest film An Inaccurate Memoir, other than it being about a group of gangsters "who kidnap an ambitious groom", but the trailer looks damn good and some of these character posters do, too.
The film stars Huang Xiaoming, Zhang Yi and Zhang Xinyiand is currently scheduled to hit Chinese theaters late next month.
We'll keep an eye out for more information for you. In the meantime, check out the trailer below and visit Mtime for a whole boatload of posters and stills. Thanks to HKMDB Daily News for the heads up.
- Mar 21
- NAMELESS GANGSTER to descend on North America
- Posted by Adgy - 21/03/12 at 10:02 PM
Great news! Korean mobster flick Nameless Gangster is set to hit select theaters in the U.S. in just a couple of weeks. It's really nice to see distributors actually try and get a film released here before it's already on (importable) DVD and Blu-rays, isn't it? The flick, starring Choi Min-sik, of Oldboy and I Saw The Devil fame, is due to make it's stateside debut on March 30th in a handful of cities before spreading out a bit the following weeks.
Choi reportedly put on an extra 10kg for his role and co-actor Ha Jeong-woo (The Yellow Sea, The Chaser) apparently spent 8 hours getting a fake full-body tattoo that had to be touched up before every shooting. Choi's name alone makes this a must see, but the cast and this teaser definitely adds extra weight (pun intended) to our anticipation.
Synopsis: 1982, Busan. Ik-hyun (Choi Min-sik) is a corrupt customs officer who is on the verge of getting fired for bureaucratic reasons. He decides to go out with a bang when he comes upon a bag full of heroine and in an attempt to sell it to Japan, he partners up with Busan’s top gangster boss Hyung-bae (Ha Jung-woo). Ik-hyun immediately wins the trust of Hyung-bae with his ability to solve hurdles and to talk his way out of tricky situations. With Hyung-bae’s back alley prowess and Ik-hyun’s lobbying skills, the two men begin to take over Busan. Their era has finally come. When the war against crime was announced in the ‘90s, cracks in their relationship became more visible, and they begin to look for the right moment to backstab each other and take over the syndicate. Who will rise over the other and have the final laugh?
Check out the official site for exact locations and dates.
- Mar 21
- RE-CYCLE: DVD review
- Posted by Deljhp - 21/03/12 at 07:21 PM
Director: The Pang Brothers. Review: Adam Wing.
Few filmmakers thrill and frustrate the way The Pang Brothers do. Early collaborations – Bangkok Dangerous and The Eye in particular – were smash hits the world over. Their solo outings have been something of a mixed bag, with Oxide fairing slightly better than Danny. ‘Abnormal Beauty,’ ‘Diary’ and ‘The Detective’ are certainly worth a look, but recent offerings have definitely been more miss than hit. ‘Storm Warriors’ – a sequel to smash hit movie ‘The Storm Riders’ – was a huge disappointment, and over the last few years we have had to endure Hollywood misfire ‘The Messengers,’ as well as 3D infused (should that read infuriating?) features ‘The Childs Eye’ and ‘Sleepwalker.’ Re-cycle was released in 2006, sandwiched between ‘The Eye 2’ and their Hollywood debut; it’s also arguably their greatest achievement.
Angelica Lee (married to Oxide and starring in the second of three collaborations with the siblings) is Ting-yin, a popular author struggling with writers block. Her love life is way past complicated and the waste paper bin is overflowing with discarded themes and ideas. The pressure of writing her latest novel is proving too much, but things get worse when she starts to sense that her apartment is haunted. Horror convention is thrown out the window when she leaves her world behind, opening the door to a mystical plain where characters she rejected live on. An old man (Lau Siu Ming) tells her that she must go to "The Transit" if she hopes to get home, and a little girl (Tsang Nga Kei) joins her on an extraordinary journey from one desolate world to the next. Re-cycle is available for the first time on U.K. shores courtesy of Cine du Monde...Continue review here.
- Mar 20
- Full trailer for PAINTED SKIN 2: RESURRECTION
- Posted by Deljhp - 20/03/12 at 07:18 PM
A full trailer (with English subs) has just dropped online for martial arts fantasy flick, Painted Skin 2: Resurrection, and all we can say is...WOW. Check it out...in all its eye boggling glory, at the link.
Synopsis: According to demon lore, it takes hundreds of years to attain human form. Even then, lacking a human heart, a demon cannot experience the true pains and passions of existence. However, there is a legend that if a pure human heart is freely offered to a demon, it can become a mortal and experience true life.
- Mar 20
- Spanish bloodfest [REC]3 GENESIS gets UK release date!
- Posted by Deljhp - 20/03/12 at 06:25 PM
Happy happy days. The news we’ve been waiting for, for well over a year, has just dropped into our inbox. Spanish horror [REC] 3: Genesis finally has a release date in an English speaking territory, and the lucky Brits will be the first to see it, because it hits U.K theatres on May 11th. DVDs on pre-order for delivery around late August time then. Summer now looks bloody great!
Synopsis: Koldo and Clara about to celebrate the most important day of their lives: their wedding. Everything appears to be running smoothly and the bride and groom and their families are enjoying a wonderful day; that is until some of the guests start showing signs of a strange illness. Before they know what’s happening, the bride and groom find themselves in the middle of a hellish ordeal, as an uncontrollable torrent of violence is unleashed on the wedding. Amidst the chaos, Koldo and Clara become separated and begin a desperate search for one another. What started off as an idyllic day quickly descends into a nightmare of the worst kind.
- Mar 20
- English trailer for Korean crime caper OVER MY DEAD BODY
- Posted by Deljhp - 20/03/12 at 05:56 PM
It looked great...dumb...fun, but we hadn’t a clue what was going down in upcoming Korea crime comedy Over My Dead Body. Until now that is. We’ve just now got hold of detailed plotline, and better yet, a trailer with those ever handy English subs. Lee Beom-soo (‘Death Bell,’ ‘200 Pound Beauty’) leads the cast in a tale of industrial espionage and morgue theft? Who knew body snatching could be such a lark. Over My Dead Body hits Korean theatres late March.
Synopsis: Hyeon-cheol is a scientist researching the cure for skin cancer. Deciding to shut the lab and sell Hyeon-cheol’s work overseas, the head of the pharmaceutical conglomerate, KIM Taek-su, sends Steve and his gang to force the lab to shut down and take the research. Hyeon-cheol’s colleague Jin-su protests the decision, and is later involved in a hit-and-run accident and falls into a vegetative state. Taek-su is also betrayed and murdered by Steve; little knowing the research is on a microchip planted inside his body. Driven by vengeance, Hyeon-cheol and Jin-su’s daughter Dong-hwa plot to steal Taek-su’s body to pay for Jin-su’s hospital bills. However the body they steal from the morgue with isn’t Taek-su’s but that of Jin-o, a man who faked his death in order to hide from loan sharks. Believing Taek-su’s body has been stolen, Steve and his gang begin a hunt for Hyeon-cheol and Dong-hwa to recover the precious microchip.
- Mar 19
- MUTANT GIRLS SQUAD coming to US Blu-Ray
- Posted by Adgy - 19/03/12 at 09:44 PM
WellGo USA have announced that they'll be releasing Mutant Girls Squad, the latest film from the sick bastards behind Machine Girl, Tokyo Gore Police, RoboGeisha, etc in a blu-ray/DVD combo pack in the U.S. on May 22nd! Rejoice! Special features will include two behind the scene featurettes, interviews and a short film called Yoshi Zero.
We haven't seen this one yet, but it's probably safe to assume it'll fit in right next to the other Sushi Typhoon films on the shelf. Low on plot, high on entertainment. If you like these kinds of horror-comedies, there's no reason not to be excited for this!
Synopsis: Rin (Yumi Sugimoto, Engine Squadron Go-onger) has always felt like an outcast among her classmates and peers, and as she's about to turn sixteen, she finds out why - while her mother (Maiko Ito, Shall We Dance?) is human, her dad (Kanji Tsuda, Audition) is a Hiruko, a race of mutant creatures whose bodies transform themselves in strange ways and can sprout weapons at will. Defense Minister Koshimizu (Naoto Takenaka, Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence) has launched a crusade to eliminate the Hirukos in the name of public safety, but Rin's father tells her of an underground Hiruko alliance who are fighting for their right to survive, and after the death of her parents, Rin makes her way to a training camp for young Hirukos. Rin, who now has long blades where her fingers used to be, teams up with fellow teenage warriors Rei (Yûko Takayama, Rescue Wings), Yoshie (Suzuka Morita, Samurai Squadron Shinkenger), Sachie (Cay Izumi, Tokyo Gore Police), and Chiako (Naoi Nagano, RoboGeisha), all of whom have unique bodily weapons of their own, as they set out to take down Koshimizu.
Pre-order from Amazon
- Mar 19
- Jackie Chan’s - 1911 REVOLUTION: DVD Review
- Posted by Deljhp - 19/03/12 at 07:00 PM
Director: Li Zhang. Review: Adam Wing.
What can be said about Jackie that hasn’t been said before? 1911 will best be remembered as his 100th movie and over the years we have witnessed plenty of highs, and more than a few lows (much of his Hollywood output in fact). His contribution to action cinema however is undeniable. Police Story is often considered his best (even though Police Story 3 gives it a good run for its money) and Project A is another personal favourite of mine. Chan’s success in the 80’s is beyond comparison, and even though he’s had plenty of hits since, he seemed to reach his peak alongside long time companions Sammo Hung and Yuen Biao.
Time catches up with us all of course and in recent years he has moved into more dramatic territory. I doubt very much film studios these days would let him get away with the death defying stunts of yesteryear, even though the twinkle in his eye suggests he’d probably still give it a go. This is after all the man who once said, “While making Supercop I dislocated my cheekbone. I didn’t even know you could do that”. If you haven’t already caught him in Little Big Soldier you should immediately, it’s a wonderful movie that captures the spirit of Jackie both young and old. Someday soon Jackie will hang up his fighting boots for good, but his cinematic legacy is sure to stand the test of time...Continue reading here.
- Mar 19
- China goes for some ‘Lost’ in DESERT ISLAND?
- Posted by Deljhp - 19/03/12 at 06:46 PM
It’s always interesting when Asia turns the tables on Hollywood with a remake of their own and by the look and sound of Desert Island that’s what may well be in store - because so far it’s all sounding more than a little ‘Lost.’
The film revolves around a group of former college classmates, at a reunion party aboard the luxury yacht sunk that gets caught in a freak storm. Shipwrecked on an unknown lost island they face perilous cave collapses and food shortages coupled by the fact they are more and more certain they are not alone on the island – and whatever it is, isn’t friendly.
Judging by the poster this maybe a little more horrific than its U.S counterpart. Why...well if the body hanging off the meat hook isn’t a subtle enough hint, then the eyeball is a nice finishing touch?! Desert Island opens in April 13. Hope to have a trailer soon.
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