With Dada Chen at NYAFF 2013

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

Wednesday, January 09, 2019

Romantic actioner ONE NIGHT ONLY coming to VOD on January 31st, 2019

Cheng Cheng Films
One Night Only / Tian liang zhi qian
Directed by Matt Wu
Starring: Aaron Kwok and Yang Zishan 
China, 90 minutes, 2016

Chinese romantic actioner One Night Only will be coming to VOD on 1/31/2019. It will be available at these platforms: Google Play, Amazon Prime Video, Vimeo on Demand Comcast, Sling, iNDemand Spectrum/Time Warner, Cox, Optimum/CableV DISH, Verizon FiOS, DirecTV

Mixing high-octane actions with moving romance, One Night Only starring Hong Kong's legendary Aaron Kwok (Cold War, The Monkey King) follows a gambler and a hooker's suspenseful night together as they race through Bangkok's underground world trying to win their fortune and dignity back. With style and energy, Matt Wu's debut wins as an emotional rollercoaster that contemplates love and fate.

View the One Night Only trailer here.

One Night Only Official Webpage: 1NightOnlyMovie.com

All six LONE WOLF AND CUB films coming to Japan Society NY

Japan Society NY
The Complete Lone Wolf and Cub
When: January 25th and 26th, 2019
Where: Japan Society NY
333 East 47th Street, NYC

When he is wrongly accused of treason and stripped of his position as the Shogun’s executioner, Itto Ogami (Tomisaburo Wakayama) becomes an itinerant sword for hire with his infant son Daigoro in tow. Pushing around a wooden cart equipped with an arsenal of hidden weapons, the iconic father-son duo embark on the revenge-driven road to Hell. Adapted from the mega popular manga series, the Lone Wolf and Cub films are Japanese genre filmmaking at its bloody best, each entry replete with bold visual style and brilliant action choreography. For this two-day marathon presentation, Japan Society screens recent restorations of all six original films in sequential order.

Tickets: $14/$11 seniors & students/$10 members
2-Film Pass: $2 off each ticket when you purchase tickets for two different series films in the same transaction!
All Access Pass: $36 for all six films!

For the Full Schedule and to Order Tickets, click here.

Special Offer: Ticketholders are invited to participate in an onsite raffle for a chance to win manga prizes courtesy of Dark Horse Comics. Two winners will receive copies of the Lone Wolf and Cub Omnibus Vol. 1, 2 & 3, and one winner will receive a copy of the newly published Lone Wolf and Cub Gallery Edition, which features illustrations reproduced at original size on heavy-stock art paper. Winners selected at random. Limit one raffle entry per customer. To order Dark Horse’s Lone Wolf and Cub titles visit DarkHorse.com.

Tuesday, January 08, 2019

THE SPY GONE NORTH now available for digital download or rental

CJ Entertainment
The Spy Gone North / Gongjak
Directed by YOON Jong-bin
South Korea, 2018, 137 minutes

The Spy Gone North, a South Korean espionage film inspired by a true story, releases on Amazon, iTunes, and Google Play today, January 8th, 2019. Director YOON Jong-bin (Kundo, Nameless Gangster) delivers a gripping, fact-based spy saga about a loyal South Korean agent caught in the political vortex plotted by the ruling classes of two Koreas.

In 1993 Korea, the only country where the Cold War continues, tensions surrounding the development of nuclear weapons escalate. Seok-young Park, an army major in the South Korea military intelligence with the code name 'Black Venus' is assigned a mission to infiltrate the North Korean nuclear facility. Seok-young disguises himself as a South Korean businessman working on a collaborative project with North Korea, and approaches Myung-woon Lee, a North Korean high official based in Beijing. After laying down groundwork for years, Seok-young finally manages to win the North Korean ruling class' trust and secure a contract for joint advertising. However, Seok-young soon discovers that both North and South Korea are making secret deals for their own interests in the 1998 South Korean presidential election.

The Spy Gone North stars HWANG Jung-min, LEE Sung-min, CHO Jin-woong, and JU Ji-hoon. It was featured in the Midnight section of the 71st Cannes Film Festival last year.

This film is distributed by CJ Entertainment. The cost is $15.99 to purchase High Definition (HD), $11.99 to purchase Standard Definition (SD), $4.99 to rent High Definition (HD), and $3.99 to rent Standard Definition (SD).

The official movie trailer can be seen here.