With Dada Chen at NYAFF 2013

With Dada Chen at NYAFF 2013
With Dada Chen at NYAFF 2013

Friday, July 21, 2017

Numerous Asian films to screen at 21st Fantasia International Film Festival

Montreal's Fantasia International Film Festival is celebrating its 21th Anniversary this year. The festival began on July 13th and runs through August 2nd.

For just over two decades, the mammoth three-week festival has embraced a wide variety of genre- but it still continues to boast one of the most dynamic and outstanding Asian films programs from any genre fest. This year, with over 130 new films screening at Fantasia, FIFF has brought together a selection of the best Asian films.

The wide variety of Asian films at Fantasia 2017 is truly incredible. To find out more visit www.fantasiafestival.com.

Thursday, July 20, 2017

WOLF WARRIOR II coming to theaters on July 28th

The H Collective
in partnership with
Well Go USA
Wolf Warrior II
Directed by Wu Jing
Written by Wu Jing, Dong Qun, Liu Yi
Starring Wu Jing, Frank Grillo, Celina Jade, Wu Gang,
Hans Zhang, Ding Haifeng, and Chunyu Shanshan
China, 2017, 120 minutes

The H Collective, in partnership with Well Go USA, is proud to announce that the Wolf Warrior is back, bigger and badder than ever, in this action-packed sequel to the 2015 blockbuster hit. With his career in tatters, China’s deadliest Special Forces operative has settled into a quiet life on the sea. But when he crosses paths with a sadistic band of mercenaries terrorizing innocent civilians, he must reaffirm his duty as a soldier and save the day once again.

Fists (and bullets, tanks, missiles and much more) will fly in this adrenaline-fueled tour de force of bravura action filmmaking, all culminating into a climactic battle between the Wolf Warrior and the mercenary leader (Frank Grillo, Captain America: The Winter Solider and Captain America: Civil War).

Wolf Warrior II will open in theaters on July 28th. Further information, including cities and theaters, is available at the film's official website.

L.O.R.D: Legend of Ravaging Dynasties coming on September 26th

L.O.R.D.: Legend of Ravaging Dynasties
Directed by Jingming Guo
Starring Fan Bingbing (Iron Man 3, X-Men: Days of Future Past),
Kris Wu ( xXx: Return of Xander Cage, The Mermaid), and
Cheney Chen (The Great Wall, TV’s “Yes! Mr. Fashion”)
China/Cambodia, 2016, 118 minutes

In an ancient world of magic and monsters, mystical lords must save their kingdom in L.O.R.D: Legend of Ravaging Dynasties, arriving on DVD, Digital HD and On Demand September 26 from Lionsgate.

From the visual effects team behind James Cameron’s Avatar and Warcraft, this computer- animated, motion-capture, action-adventure odyssey stars Kris Wu and Fan Bingbing as sorcerers battling an evil traitor in order to restore peace to the kingdom.

Based on the fantastic and epic novels by Guo Jingming, the L.O.R.D: Legend of Ravaging Dynasties DVD will be available for the suggested retail price of $14.98.

Supernatural warriors clash with dark forces of evil in this electrifying fantasy-adventure. In a distant time, seven lords who wield powers beyond imagination share dominion over a world. But when one lord falls from grace, the others summon all their magic to stop an epic war that is ravaging the land — and threatening the order of the universe.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

ABSURD ACCIDENT premieres on August 3rd at Asia Society NY

Cheng Cheng Films
Absurd Accident
Director: Yuhe Li
Executive Producer: Derek Yee  
Starring: Xixu Chen, Ye Gao, Suxi Ren, Bo Dong, and Yunfei Lou
China, 2017, 97 minutes

Official Selection, New York Asian American International Film Festival
Nomination, Best Screenplay, Shanghai International Film Festival New Asian Talent
Nomination, Main Competition, Macau International Movie Festival

The Chinese comedy thriller Absurd Accident will premiere on August 3, 2017 at 7:00 pm at Asia Society NY. Tickets are now on sale at the Asian American International Film Festival website.

Bouncing with nail-biting suspense and ingenious humor, young Chinese filmmaker Li Yuhe's feature debut portrays a puzzling crime happened in a rural small town, where greed, lust and wit battle it out in one night. It all starts from a sexually impotent motel owner hiring a pro to murder his cheating wife. Everything goes exactly as planned, until two blind daters, a robber, a policeman and a strange dead body unexpectedly arrive.

Watch the trailer here.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Sentai Filmworks Licenses ‘New Theatrical Movie Initial D Legend’ Movies

Sentai Filmworks has announced its acquisition of all three New Theatrical Movie Initial D Legend movies: New Theatrical Movie Initial D Legend 1: Awakening, New Theatrical Movie Initial D Legend 2: Racer, and New Theatrical Movie Initial D Legend 3: Dream.

Based on the original Initial D manga by Shuichi Shigeno, the movie trilogy is a retelling centered around the adventures of a bleak, uninspired high school senior named Takumi Fujiwara. Despite having no interest in racing, he ends up caught in an exhilarating world which ends up being far more dangerous than he imagined. As Takumi gets drawn deeper into the underworld of drag racing, he meets Keisuke, a competent racer, and his brother Ryosuke, the leader of the Red Suns.

Masamitsu Hidaka (S-CRY-ed, Pokemon) helmed the role of Chief Director for the films. Toshihito Naka served as director with composition by Aki Dobashi (Mobile Suit Gundam Seed, Yozakura Quartet). Anime production was helmed by Sanzigen & Liden Films, who are responsible for Black Rock Shoot and The Heroic Legend of Arslan.