Out now on DVD
All-star Hong Kong extravaganza about patriots vs. traitors in 1930s Shanghai featuring Shaw Brothers veterans David Chiang and Ti Lung, and superstar Andy Lau (INFERNAL AFFAIRS); from the director of FIVE DEADLY VENOMS and ONE ARMED SWORDSMAN
Thirteen deadly warriors versus an entire army.
During the Sino-Japanese war, a Chinese patriot steals damning evidence that exposes traitorous intentions within the government. Planning to bring the evidence from Shanghai to Hong Kong and break it to the public he becomes an assassination target. In order to ensure a safe passage he employs an elite ensemble of fighters - The Shanghai Thirteen to protect him on the mission. With obstacles ahead and pursuers behind, bloody battles ensue.
On DVD & Blu-Ray Monday 9th Sept. 2013
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon star Chow Yun Fat returns in THE ASSASSINS, an epic tale of love, power and betrayal. Filled to the brim with stunning visuals, Eastern promise and superstition, this historical tale of political intrigue and doomed romance boasts the visual talents of cinematographer Zhao Xiao Ding, a regular collaborator of Zhang Yimou who was nominated for an Oscar for his stunning work on House of Flying Daggers.
THE ASSASSINS sits up there with the best martial arts epics of recent years – and it will take your breath away.
In the early era of the Chinese Han Dynasty, Prime Minister Cao Cao (CHOW YUN FAT) ventured to the east and savagely defeated China’s greatest warrior Lv Bu, terrifying every warlord across the country before crowning himself the King of Wei. Meanwhile, young lovers Mu Shun (TAMAKI HIROSHI) and Ling Jv (CRYSTAL LIU YI FEI) were taken from a prison camp to a hidden tomb where they spent five cruel years being trained as assassins for a secret mission.
Over twenty years later, astronomical signs began to predict dramatic change and as a result, Cao’s son Cao Pi (QIU XIN ZHI) and his followers urged Cao to become the new Emperor, unaware that opposing forces were plotting against him….
Chow Yun Fat Featurette
Director Zhao Lin Shan Featurette
Behind-the-scenes with the cast
On DVD Monday 9th Sept. 2013
The first feature film adaptation of Wen Ruian’s novel series The Four Great Constables (Si Da Ming Bu), THE FOUR transports you into a world where magic, action and mystery reign, and where superheroes with fantastic powers wage war on armies of the undead in increasingly spectacular battles.
THE FOUR is a classic Wuxia with a supernatural twist from the director of the magnificent Fist of Legend, Gordon Chan. Filled with stunning action sequences, an intriguing central mystery and brilliant monsters, THE FOUR is a must-see for any martial arts or horror fan.
When counterfeit bills appear in the capital city of the Song Dynasty, a government department known as The Six Panels appoints an undercover agent, Coldblood, to infiltrate a special force called The Divine Constabulary to sabotage their investigations.
Coldblood soon befriends other constables Life Snatcher and Iron Hands as well as the beautiful Emotionless and together they soon discover The Divine Constabulary’s real plans – not to flood the capital with fake money, but with a powerful army of the undead…. CHECK OUT EASTERN FILM FANS REVIEW HERE
Four Making-Of Featurettes:
Mid-Air Lake Scene
The Constables vs. the God of Wealth
How Monsters and Ghosts are Made
The Training of Kung Fu Masters
For Loves sake - Out 10th June
TAKASHI MIIKE, the mad genius behind such classics as 13 Assassins, Audition, Ichi the Killer, Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai and more is back with this over-the-top musical action/comedy!
Not exactly a director that plays along with genre rules, the prolific Takashi Miike now takes his talent in genre bending to the pure romance world with For Love's Sake (a.k.a. Ai to Makoto), based on Ikki Kajiwara's 1973 manga series. An epic story of a rich high school girl who falls in love with a tough young gangster, Miike's take on the story breaks all the rules with musical numbers (with music by popular music producer Takeshi Kobayashi), tongue-in-cheek humor, and in-your-face violence. Starring Satoshi Tsumabuki (Villain) and Emi Takei (Rurouni Kenshin) as the star-crossed lovers, For Love's Sake is a unique and incredibly wild ride that will change your definition of what a pure romance can be.
Out June 10th as a double-disc DVD or Blu-ray
A 35 minute Making Of
Music-only version of the film with Skip to a Song Selection
Terracotta Film Club presents samurai masterpiece LADY SNOWBLOOD at the Prince Charles Cinema on Wednesday 24 April 2013
This blood-splattered Samurai masterpiece from the golden age of Japanese cult cinema is credited as the main inspiration for Quentin Tarantino’s KILL BILL series.
LADY SNOWBLOOD is a 1973 Japanese film based on a manga and set in 17^th century Japan. The film follows Yuki (Meiko Kaji) on her quest for vengeance against those who killed her father, brother and raped her mother, all before she was even born.
'Terracotta Film Club' organisers are delighted to continue showing Asian films regularly on the big screen and this opportunity to show LADY SNOWBLOOD fits perfectly among the other influential classic and contemporary Asian films showcased in the previous months.
'Terracotta Film Club' will take place every last Wednesday of the month at the Prince Charles Cinema, London.
VULGARIA - From Third window Films
A film by Pang Ho-Cheung (Dream Home, Love in a Puff)
Starring: Chapman To (Infernal Affairs Trilogy, A Simple Life)
Lam Suet (Vengeance, Exiled, PTU)
Hong Kong / 2012 / 92 Mins / In Cantonese with English subtitles / Colour
Out on DVD & Blu-ray April 15th, 2013
DVD and Blu-ray Special Features
Anamorphic Widescreen transfer with 5.1 Surround Sound
Making Of, Theatrical Trailer
The Hong Kong #1 Box Office Hit and highest grossing Hong Kong film of 2012!
To (Chapman To Man-chak), a long-time film producer, has yet to produce anything resembling a hit. Beset by financial troubles, he has become desperate for money - so much so that he is unable to pay the alimony to his ex-wife (Kristal Tin). Despite his former spouse's bitterness, their daughter still clings onto her faith in him - and wishes to see him on TV once his new movie premieres. To is soon introduced to a potential Mainland Chinese investor, Tyrannosaurus (Ronald Cheng), by his buddy Lui Wing-shing (Simon Loui Yu-yeung), but Tyrannosaurus is not only the head of a Guangxi triad gang, he turns out to have very particular tastes in food and sex. Regardless, To is determined to woo this investor, even if it means giving into his every demands. Tyrannosaurus eventually tells them to cast his childhood idol Yum Yum Shaw (Susan Shaw) in a remake of a classic pornographic film. He even gives the film the title Confessions of Two Concubines...
Starring: Eita (Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai, Memories of Matsuko)
Ryuhei Matsuda (Nightmare Detective, Blue Spring, Gohatto)
Japan / 2007 / 110 Mins / In Japanese with English subtitles / Colour / 35mm
Out on DVD January 11th, 2013
Moving into his new apartment in Sendai, college student Shiina (Gaku Hamada from Fish Story) meets his new neighbor Kawasaki (Eita fromHara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai and Memories of Matsuko). Tall, confident Kawasaki and short, mild-mannered Shiina seem to be unlikely candidates for friendship, but they click over a mutual interest in Bob Dylan.
Kawasaki is an odd duck, but in an irresistibly cool and charming kind of way, and Shiina can't help but be drawn into his more exciting, if slightly loony world. Kawasaki's head is full of unpredictable ideas, like his absurd warnings about pet shop owner Reiko (Nene Otsuka from I Wish) or his even more absurd plan to steal a dictionary for their Bhutanese neighbor. Next thing Shiina knows, he's standing watch with a toy gun outside the bookstore, on the beginning of their bizarre, existential adventure…
DEATH OF A SAMURAI
RELEASED BY REVOLVER ENTERTAINMENT IN CINEMAS ON 4th MAY AND AVAILABLE TO OWN ON DVD 7th MAY
Revolver Entertainment and acclaimed director Takashi Miike (Audition, 13 Assassins) present a gripping tale of vengeance set in 17th Century Japan in this remake of Masaki Kobayashi’s 1962 cult classic.
1911 - Jackie Chans 100th Movie COMING 19th March
To celebrate the landmark 100th movie of Jackie Chan's outstanding career in film and re-live the violent and heartbreaking events of The Xinhai Revolution: a bloody uprising that brought the despotic Qing Dynasty crashing to its knees, ending nearly 3,000 years of feudal oppression.
Action legend, Jackie Chan, commands the screen as Huang Xing: the fearless resistance leader and military genius, who opposed a 20,000-strong Imperial Army during the 1908 Guang Xi Uprising with only 200 men! Now, as military commander to legendary revolutionary leader, Sun Yat-sen, he will lead an impoverished and vastly outnumbered rebel army against the Emperor s elite Royal Forces in a battle that will change the course of history! CHECK OUT THE SPECS HERE review coming soon!
THE FRONT LINE - OUT 27th February 2012
Experience breath-taking action sequences and heart-wrenching performances in this critically acclaimed Korean box-office smash-hit. In the final decisive battles of The Korean War, the battle-worn armies of North and South Korea face a brutal deadlock on the rugged Aerok Hills. Fears of treachery and collusion with enemy forces trigger an investigation into the men of the South Korean Alligator Company. Check out the Specs HERE
THE MASTER - out 27th February 2012
Acclaimed director/producer Tsui Hark (Once Upon a Time in China), presents the story of a young Kung Fu champion (Jet Li) who becomes embroiled in a violent vendetta against his former master, and must use his amazing martial arts skills to survive on the brutal streets of Downtown Los Angeles. CHECK OUT SPECS HERE
ONE UPON A TIME IN CHINA TRILOGY - Out 27th February 2012
Filled With Vibrant emotion, poignant historical context and showcasing some of the most incredible fight sequences ever divised for film "Once Upon a Time in China" recounts the adventures of legendary martial arts master, Wong Fei Hung, as he battles ruthless imperial forces determined to subjugate his country with a terrifying new weapon - the gun! CHECK OUT THE SPECS HERE
Revenge: A love Story - Terror-Cotta - OUT NOW
Dark and moody serial killer film with a perspective from the killer’s side of the story, ‘REVENGE: A LOVE STORY’ at times bloody, and at other times touching and romantic. Includes Making of Interviews and More. Check out the specs here
The Big Boss - A Cine Asia Release OUT NOW
The film that catapulted Bruce Lee to Stardom in his first picture, Cine Asia brings you a Digitally re-mastered and restored from a High Definition Transfer slice of action. This 2 Disc edition will give you trailers, interviews and Audio Commentary with Bruce Lee expert Andrew Staton and Will Johnston plus MUCH MUCH MORE. check out the specs here
Game of Death - Cine Asia - OUT NOW
Bruce Lee in his last on screen performance. Cine Asia brings you a 2 Disc Digitally re-mastered and restored DVD transfer. With Interviews, documentary's and Feature length audio commentary with Bey Logan plus MUCH MUCH MORE. You can check out the full specs here