The Monster Chronicles: Tik TikThe Lady AssassinThe Dragon’s Snake FistGyo: Tokyo Fish Attack!Bloody Muscle Body Builder in Hell (AKA The Japanese Evil Dead)Father Is A DogAll About My FatherDear DictatorDirty RomanceFire in Hell

The Monster Chronicles: Tik Tik

“Quentin Tarantino would probably adore”
AsianMoviePules

“Fun and fresh with excessive violence and laughs!”
FHM Magazine

Vampire folklore horror with a macabre sense of humour, plenty of blood, guts, and garlic.

Makoy, a soon-to-be-father, is suddenly forced to protect his pregnant wife from an onslaught of hungry monsters. He must not just fight for his love, but fight for their very survival when running into trouble with a group of gypsies who transform into TikTik – horrific, man-eating creatures with a taste for newborn children and a hunger for revenge!

The first full-length Filipino film to be shot using green screen, with stylised sets and a comic book look.

Dir: Erik Matti
Cast: Dingdong Dantes (SEVEN SUNDAYS), Lovi Poe (WOKE UP LIKE THIS), Joey Marquez (ON THE JOB), Janice de Belen (HAUNTED MANSION)
Runtime: 83min
Language: Tagalog with English subtitles
Country: Philippines
Rating: 15

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DVD Release Date:
28/03/2016

Screen Ratio:
16:9 Anamorphic Widescreen

DVD Special Features:
Behind the scenes
Trailers

The Lady Assassin

Coming Soon. New films added regularly.

“classic martials arts … a rare treat”
TwitchFilm

“a colourful action spectacular”
Sydney Morning Herald

A martial arts fantasy in the spirit of old Hong Kong Shaw Brothers classics, proving that looks can kill.

A band of glamorous female bandits live together in a remote riverside tavern, robbing and killing the hapless travellers who stop by.

When Linh (Tang Thanh Ha), a seemingly innocent noblewoman, becomes their prisoner, they decide to train her as an assassin in order to seek revenge against a local warlord.

Dir: Nguyen Quang Dung
Cast: Tang Thanh Ha (THE FLOATING LIVES), Thanh Hang (MOTHER IN LAW), Ngoc Quyên (MOTHER IN LAW), Kim Dung, Diem My
Runtime: 89min
Language: Vietnamese with English subtitles
Country: Vietnam
Rating: 15

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DVD Release Date:
10/03/2014

Screen Ratio:
2.00:1

DVD Special Features:
Trailers
Stills Gallery

The Dragon’s Snake Fist

Enter 'The Dragon' ...

Two highly acclaimed martial arts schools see their centuries-old rivalry explode in some of the best choreographed fight scenes ever filmed.

Kung fu masters from the Crane Fist School and Snake Fist School meet for a secret duel, with the loser forced into exile and forbidden from teaching their particular style of martial arts.

Many years after this supposed final showdown, bitter rivalries reignite and the opposing schools meet again, each vowing to destroy the other - this time for good.

Dir: Godfrey Ho (NINJA FORCE), Kim Si-hyeon
Cast: Dragon Lee (THE CLONES OF BRUCE LEE), Yuen Qiu (KUNG FU HUSTLE), Bruce Lai (RETURN TO THE 36TH CHAMBER)
Runtime: 83min
Language: English Dubbed
Country: Taiwan
Rating: 15

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DVD Release Date:
15/06/2015

Screen Ratio:
16:9 Anamorphic Widescreen

Gyo: Tokyo Fish Attack!

“Full-on mental entertainment”
Billy Chainsaw, Bizarre Magazine

“An amazingly creative flair for the grotesque”
Beyond Hollywood

Are you ready for the invasion?

A devastating, disgusting 'Death Stench' is spreading across Japan, creating deadly mutant fish as it covers the land! The country is being invaded by ferocious fish with sharp metal legs, hell-bent on death and destruction. Amidst the carnage, Kaori embarks on a desperate quest to find her missing boyfriend before he is lost in the mayhem.

Facing four-legged killer sharks, machine driven squid and the myriad dangers of Tokyo, now an urban war zone, Kaori must find the truth behind these mechanical monsters and face an evil greater than she ever could have imagined.

Based on the popular manga from the master of the macabre, Junji Ito (Tomie, Uzumaki), Gyo: Tokyo Fish Attack! is a bizarre thrill-ride that has to be seen to be believed.

Dir: Takayuki Hirao
Cast: Mirai Kataoka, Takuma Negishi
Runtime: 71min
Language: Japanese with English subtitles
Country: Japan
Rating: 15

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DVD Release Date:
20/08/2012

Screen Ratio:
16:9 Anamorphic

DVD Special Features:
Interview with creator, Junji Ito
Terracotta Far East Film Festival 2012 montage
Terracotta Far East Film Festival 2012 mini documentary

Bloody Muscle Body Builder in Hell (AKA The Japanese Evil Dead)

“a stand out cult classic in the making”
The Rotting Zombie

“gory, insane and fun”
Infernal Cinema

“cracking, gory, Japanese ‘80s throwback slice of horror heaven”
Geek Legion of Doom

HAUSU meets THE EVIL DEAD in a wacky, retro gore fest...

After a surprise phone call interrupts his daily workout, beefy body builder Naoto agrees to meet his photojournalist ex-girlfriend to help with her research on haunted houses.

Accompanied by a professional psychic, they visit an abandoned house once owned by Naoto's father. But inside the house a dark secret lingers and they find themselves trapped and tormented by a relentless ghost with a 30 year grudge ...

From the land famous for cursed VHS tapes, comes a 'forgotten video nasty'. Unleashed from a mysterious Tokyo cellar and available for the first time in the UK, the Bloody Muscle Body Builder invites fans of bizarro, lo-fi cinema on a far out journey ... into hell.

Dir: Shinichi Fukazawa
Cast: Shinichi Fukazawa, Asako Nosaka, Masaaki Kai
Runtime: 65min
Language: Japanese with English subtitles
Country: Japan
Rating: 18

bloody muscle body builder in hell

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DVD Release Date:
10/04/2017

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DVD Special Features:
From Sketch to Scary: ‘Groovy’ Artwork by Graham Humphreys
Original Japanese Trailers
Behind-the-Scenes Photo Gallery
Dismemberment of a Scene
Clip 1: Losing Your Head
Clip 2: Hands Off My Skeleton
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Father Is A Dog

A father has chewed up and spat out his own role in the family, instead opting to act as master to his sons; worthless dogs in his eyes…But for how long will these dogs not bite back?

Director Lee Sang-woo forges a vicious takedown on masculinity and family that both stuns and enthralls in this intensely affecting drama.

Since the death of their mother, a menacing patriarchy has bedeviled the home of the widower and his three sons. Kwang-Hun tries to allay his father’s wrath and crazed abuse by protecting his brothers, one disabled and the other retreated into isolation. When the father brings home a foreign boy, as his lover to sleep where his wife once had, the absurd family relationship becomes ever more complicated for the three sons. Kwang-Hun hopes he can provide some balance and normality when he introduces the brothers to a homeless woman, but when they secretly start bringing her to their home, a cruel fate awaits everyone.

Staring into the abyss has never been so gripping. Lee Sang-woo’s trademark balancing act marrying sympathy and disgust reaches new heights in this brooding, climactic family overture.

Dir: Lee Sang-woo
Cast: Lee Sang-woo (DEAR DICTATOR, I AM TRASH), Kwon Bum-taek (I AM TRASH, MOTHER IS A WHORE), Lee Si-ho
Runtime: 97mins
Language: Korean (English subtitles)
Country: South Korea
Rating: TBC

 

All About My Father

An omnibus of tales of hierarchies, institutions, and deviancy.

A father that has an affair with his son’s new husband, a reporter investigates the sexual misconduct of military, and a grandfather that uses his grandson to source explicit magazines.

Dir: Lee Sang-woo
Cast: Lee Sang-woo (DEAR DICTATOR, MOTHER IS A WHORE), Lee Kwang-soo, Kim Hun (FIRE IN HELL)
Runtime: 82mins
Language: Korean (English subtitles)
Country: South Korea
Rating: TBC

 

Dear Dictator

South Korean underclass, as documented by a North Korean spy

The presence of a North Korean spy looms gradually more momentous in the lives of three deprived South Korean teens, who he encounters and secretly pursues as he creates the ultimate propaganda film. An ingenious mix of social commentary and emotional human drama, cutting deep into the dilemmas facing Korean youth.

A North Korean spy infiltrates a poverty-stricken South Korean ghetto, hoping to capture footage that will aid his nation’s propaganda. He focuses on the everyday life of three young, disadvantaged men who suffer abuse inside at home, and outside a lack of opportunities to thrive. As the spy continues to film them while events complicate and head towards dark consequences, the relationship between the three men and spy takes on more substance…

A uniquely twisted take on voyeuristic filmmaking, and a unique mutation of the spy genre, Dear Dictator is a daring film that strides through status-quo thought into the dark, taboo-ridden underbelly of Korean society, powerfully laying bare the irony and tragedy. A film as controversial and confrontational as this could only be from the mind of Lee Sang-Woo.

Dir: Lee Sang-woo
Cast: Lee Sang-woo (MOTHER IS A WHORE), Shin Won-ho, Kim Yeong-geon
Runtime: 102mins
Language: Korean (English subtitles)
Country: South Korea
Rating: TBC

 

Dirty Romance

Harrowing, compassionate, perverse

Chul-joong is too busy caring for his disabled sister’s health, and forcing his friend to sexually please her, to notice that an unconventional romance may await her; if only he allowed someone to love her for who she is. A masterful weaving of light and dark that is uniquely shocking, provocative and poignant.

Chul-joong is seeking love and marriage, the normal aspirations, but his life is not normal and he is slowly deteriorating. His intellectually and developmentally disabled sister is wearing down his patience and his frustration is mounting. Meanwhile his old school friend, Chang-ji, is also dedicated to caring for his dementia suffering mother. With their attention dedicated to their family responsibilities, time to mature seems to have passed them by, and their focus on themselves takes on a perverse edge.

An independent festival circuit breakout, Dirty Romance is a harrowing yet compassionate and deeply moving drama unlike anything you will have seen before, that deliriously dances through themes of love, resentment, and freedom.

Dir: Lee Sang-woo
Cast: An Ha-na, Park Young-bin, Choi Hong-jun
Runtime: 94min
Language: Korean (English subtitles)
Country: South Korea
Rating: TBC

Fire in Hell

A thrilling and shocking depiction of karma and a razor-sharp satire on religion

An exiled monk endeavours to stick to his holy path, but has more to repent for than he is willing to admit. As he tries to curtail his behaviour, a dark odyssey dismantles his identity and his life in this heartrending, ethereal critique of religions grasp on modern Asian life.

Ji-wol, a Buddhist monk, is banished from his temple after breaking his vows and seducing a fellow believer on holy ground. Upon returning home he struggles to restrain his desires and adhere to the Buddhist path, eventually swirling out of control and he conceals the truth of his crimes…

Perhaps Lee Sang-woo’s most poetic film, Fire in Hell is a thrilling and shocking depiction of karma and a razor-sharp satire on religion, which leaves you guessing right up until the end.

Dir: Lee Sang-woo
Cast: Lee Sang-woo (MOTHER IS A WHORE), Won Tae-Hee, Kim Hun (ALL ABOUT MY FATHER), Cha Seung-min
Runtime: 109min
Language: Korean (English subtitles)
Country: South Korea
Rating: TBC