The Sword Identity

The Sword Identity
At times so sublimely executed and at others achingly self-conscious

The Viral Factor

The Viral Factor
A slick tale of biological weapons, long lost brothers and huge gunfights

Gun Woman

Gun Woman
Perfect if you're in the mood for a healthy helping of boobs and blood
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Trailer For 'The Loan Shark' June 29, 2011
Trailer For 'The Loan Shark'

The trailer has been released for 'The Loan Shark' (AKA 'Struggle'), a new Chinese action thriller helmed by Malaysian director C.L. Hor ('Kinta'). The story centres around a pair of brothers who vow to eradicate as many loan sharks as possible after one of them is reponsible for the death of their father.

Live-Action 'Rurouni Kenshin' Movie In 2012 June 29, 2011
Live-Action 'Rurouni Kenshin' Movie In 2012

Japanese actor Takeru Satoh ('Beck') is set to headline a live-action film adaptation of Nobuhiro Watsuki's samurai manga 'Rurouni Kenshin'. Warner Brothers Pictures Japan and Studio Swan ('Paradise Kiss') are producing the project, which will be helmed by television director Keishi Otomo ('Ryomaden').

'Sawako Decides' Hits UK Cinemas In July June 27, 2011
'Sawako Decides' Hits UK Cinemas In July

Yuya Ishii’s award winning comedy 'Sawako Decides' will open across selected UK cinemas on the 8th July, 2011. The film stars fast-rising actress Hikari Mitsushima ('Love Exposure') as a mildly depressed office worker who decides to quit her job so that she can move back to her rural hometown.

'Norwegian Wood' On UK DVD And Blu-Ray June 27, 2011
'Norwegian Wood' On UK DVD And Blu-Ray

Soda Pictures have announced the UK DVD and Blu-Ray releases of 'Norwegian Wood' for the 4th July, 2011. Directed by by Tran Anh Hung ('The Scent of Green Papaya'), the film is a live-action adaptaton of Haruki Murakami’s 1987 novel that tells a story of loss and heartbreak in a time of global instability.

Teaser For 'Lost In Panic Cruise' June 24, 2011
Teaser For 'Lost In Panic Cruise'

The teaser trailer has been released for 'Lost In Panic Cruise, a sequel to the 2010 thriller 'Lost In Panic Room'. Helmed by original director Zhang Fanfan, the film sees the return of Alec Su as detective novelist Liu Yunfei who takes it upon himself to investigate a series of murders on a cruise ship.

'The Lost Bladesman' On UK DVD And Blu-Ray June 24, 2011
'The Lost Bladesman' On UK DVD And Blu-Ray

Icon Home Entertainment have announced the UK DVD and Blu-Ray releases of 'The Lost Bladesman' for the 8th August, 2011. Co-written and co-directed by Alan Mak and Felix Chong, the film is a sumptuous period martial arts epic that stars Donnie Yen as the legendary general Guan Yu.

Trailer For 'The Devil Inside Me' June 23, 2011
Trailer For 'The Devil Inside Me'

The full trailer has been released for 'The Devil Inside Me', a new Chinese suspense thriller directed by Zhang Qi. The film stars Tony Leung Ka Fai as a doctor whose trials and tribulations in his personal relationships lead him to violent extremes. Co-stars include Kelly Lin and Victor Huang.

'Black Belt' On UK DVD June 23, 2011
'Black Belt' On UK DVD

MVM have announced the UK DVD release of 'Black Belt' for the 8th August, 2011. Set to do for karate what 'Ong Bak' did for the martial art of Muay Thai, the film takes a “no wires, no CGI, no special effects” approach to portray the real bone-crushing force of hand-to-hand combat in uncompromising fashion.

First Stills From 'Banquet At Hongmen' June 23, 2011
First Stills From 'Banquet At Hongmen'

The first set of stills have been released for director Daniel Lee's ('14 Blades') upcoming historical epic 'Banquet At Hongmen'. The film recalls the well-known event in 206 B.C. where warring general Xiang Yu organised a banquet so that he could assassinate his biggest rival Liu Bang.

'Bleak Night' On Korean DVD June 22, 2011
'Bleak Night' On Korean DVD

Art Service have announced the Korean DVD release of 'Bleak Night' for the 13th July, 2011. Shot on handheld cam, the film is a dark indie drama that drew acclaim for its realistically grim portrayal of the complex dynamics that build and break a friendship between three highschool boys.

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