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ICHI THE KILLER Gets A Digitally Restored 4K Bloodbath From Well Go USA Starting This November

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It was back in May ahead of the Cannes Film Festival that news broke of a forthcoming remastering and re-release of film auteur Miike Takashi's manga adaptation hit, Ichi the Killer. The controversial ultra-violent crime horror scored a cult following after its 2001 and having only been shot on Betacam and only coverted 35mm film at the time, new technology now deems it possible for a more crisp and pristine finish.
Restoration of the film was handled by L’Immagine Rittrovata Asia, the Hong Kong offices of Davide Pozzi's Bologna, Italy-based film restoration lab which opened to a lucrative streak of restoring Asian film in the wake of bolstering online video demand. Since then, the long-awaited announcement of its acquisition news was made over the weekend with word that Well Go USA have officially acquired distribution rights to the new 4K restoration now dubbed Ichi The Killer: The Digitally Restored Director's.
Asano leads the film as a sadistic Yakuza enforcer whose s…

Chiba Seiji's NINJA HUNTER Gets A U.S. Blu-Ray Combo Release This November!

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I don't know what Alien vs. Ninja and The Kunochi: Ninja Girl helmer Chiba Seiji has up his sleeve after this. I do know that I am as interested as I am in his latest stateside arrival, Ninja Hunter with Koga Mitsuki, Kurokawa Mei and Mimoto Masanori starring and its North American trailer still has my interest peaked.
Tao, a ninja from the Iga clan, wakes up in a cave surrounded by dead bodies, including a beautiful female ninja. Suffering from amnesia, he can’t remember how or why he’s there, or if he’s the one responsible for this massacre. As Tao fights various other ninja, he begins to piece together his memories with their stories. But instead of solving the enigma, a web of betrayal unfolds. Check out the trailer below and Pre-order your Blu-Ray copy ahead of its November 14 release today!


AJIN: DEMI HUMAN Gets An English-Subbed Trailer For Its Singapore Release

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I've seen some okay signs with respect to release news regarding live-action adaptations. Sakurai Gaimon's 2012 sci-fi action horror manga publication, Ajin: Demi Human, is one I'm amply hyped for in its latest treatement from Bayside Shakedown film series and Shaolin Girl helmer Motohiro Katsuyuki and so I'm compelled to help keep the excitement going on my end with the film's Singapore release on October 12.

For this, the latest trailer from Encore Films comes nice and English subbed for not-so-fluent types like myself in lieu of its September 30 release in Japan. The subs lend much more context here so you're not entirely lost in the imagery and spectacle, although the imagery and spectacle aren't don't exactly come dead last. It's an explosive story to follow from start to finish; I speak of the anime with respect to what we're offered in the trailers that have rolled out but Motohiro looks like he's handled himself pretty well on this. …

GODZILLA: KING OF THE MONSTERS Rules In CG In A New Set Pic

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Paving the way for more monster madness is director Michael Dougherty's Godzilla: King Of The Monsters. A March 22, 2019 release date is in tow from Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Legendary Pictures as this next foray into cinematic MonsterVerse inches forward, and the helmer just teased a new progress image in his latest tweet below.

Day 69. @GodzillaMoviepic.twitter.com/fy4BvBTeic — Mike Dougherty (@Mike_Dougherty) September 22, 2017The new story follows the heroic efforts of the crypto-zoological agency Monarch as its members face off against a battery of god-sized monsters, including the mighty Godzilla, who collides with Mothra, Rodan, and his ultimate nemesis, the three-headed King Ghidorah. When these ancient super-species—thought to be mere myths—rise again, they all vie for supremacy, leaving humanity’s very existence hanging in the balance.Dougherty directs from a script he wrote with Zach Shields, and a cast that includes Oscar nominees Vera Farmiga, and Ken Watanabe and Sal…

DETECTIVE DEE: THE FOUR HEAVENLY KINGS: Heroes, Villains And Monsters Emerge In The First Teaser

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Mark Chao is back on the case next summer for legendary auteur Tsui Hark's Detective Dee: The Four Heavenly Kings. Kicking things off is a brisk new teaser to get the mood going and promising of the usual mystery and eerie intrigue to accomodate the ensuing action and adventure.
In the third film of the critically acclaimed and popular Detective Dee franchise, Detective Dee is called upon to investigate a series of strange events during the Tang Dynasty in China. While he is defending himself against accusations of wrong-doing from his most formidable opponent Empress Wu, a crime wave has overtaken the city, marked by strange occurrences where warriors are wearing totem masks, foxes are speaking in human language, the palace’s dragon sculptures are coming to life, and the Heavenly Kings in the temple are showing angry faces - all of which conspire to give the resourceful and cunning detective his most difficult case ever.Chao is joined by William Feng, Kenny Lin and actress Carina …

SAMURAI JACK: THE PREMIERE MOVIE EVENT: Fathom Event Teases The Ultimate Theatrical Fan Experience Set For October 16

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If you can help clearing your schedule for October 16 and you're a fan of Genndy Tartakovsky's hit animated brainchild, Samurai Jack, you may be in for an exclusive treat. Fathom Events is holding the Ultimate Fan Experience with Samurai Jack: The Premiere Movie Event only on the aforementioned date at 7:00 p.m. local time, remastered in high definition with exclusive extras from Samurai Jack: The Complete Series Box Set and for attending fans along with other surprises.
“Samurai Jack: The Premiere Movie Event” follows a young Samurai after he is sent to the future by the evil wizard, Aku. Determined to undo his destruction, Jack sets off on a daring journey to return to the past and defeat Aku once and for all. Gathering allies and combating other villains along the way, Jack battles to accomplish his mission and restore the peace of the past. The screening takes place just a day before the complete box set, packed with all 62 episodes and much more, arrives courtesy of Warne…

Universal, Skybound To Develop KILL THE MINOTAUR Comic Book Adaptation

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More comic book adaptations are abound as of Thursday with word on Kill The Minotaur from creators Christian Cantamessa and Chris Pasetto, following its launch in June. The two scribes are attached to pen a script for the latest big screen adaptation from Universal Pictures and Skybound Entertainment, the same company behind AMC hit televison series, The Walking Dead.
Kill the Minotaur is a modern and fantastical take on the ancient Greek myth of Theseus and the Minotaur. Theseus must enter King Minos’s bizarre Labyrinth and defeat the Minotaur, a creature which feeds on human sacrifices, before the monster can escape its prison to threaten the world. The film marks the latest move to proceed since Skybound's first look deal with Universal back in April of 2015 upon Cantamessa's own directorial debut, Air, starring Norman Reedus and Djimon Hounsou. Skybound's Robert Kirkman, David Alpert, Bryan Furst, and Sean Furst are producing the film.
“Christian and Chris have ingeniou…

2307: WINTER'S WAR Lands A Chilling New Trailer For The Upcoming Action Sci-Fi

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Joey Curtis's award-winning sophomore outing is just weeks away from a limited theatrical U.S. release for 2307: Winter's Dream. The new indie sci-fi action thriller has had a fantastic run at the festivals and with Vertical Entertainment invested in distributing the new pic, we now have an official trailer and key art in our midst as seen above and further below.
The year is 2307 A.D. The Earth is frozen over and virtually uninhabitable. The remaining humans live underground, unable to survive the sub-arctic temperatures. With no “man power,” scientists bio-engineered Humanoids that possess great strength, speed, and tolerance to extreme cold. When a rogue humanoid escapes and threatens to lead a rebellion against mankind, an elite team of soldiers, led by decorated killer Commander Bishop, must hunt and kill the fugitive.2307: Winter's Dream stars Paul Sidhu, Arielle Holmes, Timothy Lee DePriest, Anne-Solenne Hatte, Branden Coles, Kelcey Watson and Brad Potts. Vertical&#…

THE WALKING DEAD: War Is Imminent In The Latest Promo

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I've rarely had the opportunity to enjoy television. Streaming apps like Netflix were just what the doctor ordered and so you're reading the words of a man who just wrapped up seven seasons of AMC hit series graphic novel adaptation, The Walking Dead, inside a three-month period. I took a bit of time somedays and binged on others but it feels a lot better to finally have a grip on what to expect for season 8 when it premieres on October 22.
AMC just rolled out a quick promo for the new season which continues the epic saga of a small band of post-apocalyptic survivors whose longstanding battle between the living and the undead have now neared them to an all-out war with a tyrant and his relentless cult-like army. I'm pretty sure from that point on those of you who've seen the show don't need me to tell you who's expected to return, but I am keen on seeing Shiva maul the shit out of some more Saviors.
The promo is brief but check it out below. I'm sharing the …

ESCAPE PLAN 3: DEVIL'S STATION: Stallone Welcomes Fans To 'Club Dead' As Production Starts; Bautista And Zhang, More Added To Cast

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Still to the surprise of many is the forthcoming second installment of the Escape Plan trilogy - Steven C. Miller's Escape Plan 2: Hades, following Mikael Håfström's initial 2013 hit pairing Sylvester Stallone with Arnold Schwarzenegger. A third was announced back in April and news this week now confirms the start of principal photography for upcoming threequel, Escape Plan 3: Devil's Station with Death And Life Of Bobby Z and 15 Minutes director John Herzfeld at the helm.
The new movie sees Stallone and actor Dave Bautista reprising their roles from a script by Herzfeld and screenwriter Miles Chapman which sees the two pairing up once again to break out one of their own from an inescapable prison. The two will be joined on screen by actor and martial artist Max Zhang whose credits span various facets in film from stunt double to principal actor with credits such as Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, Soi Cheng's S.P.L. 2: A Time For Conseuqences (a.k.a. Kill Zone 2), and…