Asian Cinema Thread

Yami

Straw Hat Pirate
It's actually listed under Studio Canal in Australia as well, so chances are good here. Fingers crossed anyway, it would look incredible; it's probably Kurosawa's best-looking film. Well, that or Dreams but Ran is the better film.
 

NormanicGrav

Yume no Shima Shinen Kōen
AUKN Staff
Jackie Chan's Dragon Lord, Jackie Chan's Fearless Hyena, and Herman Yau's Untold Story have been acquired by distributor 88 Films for a UK Blu-ray release scheduled for Q3 2020. Announced on Facebook.

For those wondering about the legit info about these (because of April Fool's Day), some folks who have worked with 88 Films went into more detail. Dragon Lord has a 2K master but may need re-rating for one of the versions available, and Untold Story is expected to be cut by the BBFC for sexual violence in one scene.
 
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NormanicGrav

Yume no Shima Shinen Kōen
AUKN Staff
Figured I'll offer another update on the Asian Cinema schedule for UK territories. I'll probably make this a monthly thing since there's often tweaks to dates and surprise announcements etc.

April 2020:

DateNameLanguageDirectorFormatDistributor
13thClan of the White LotusCantoneseLieh LoBlu-ray88 Films
13thNever-Ending Man: Hayao MiyazakiJapaneseKaku ArakawaBlu-ray & DVDAnime Limited
20thHeart of DragonCantoneseSammo HungBlu-ray88 Films
20thZu Warriors from the Magic MountainCantoneseTsui HarkBlu-rayEureka 'Masters of Cinema'
27thKwaidanJapaneseMasaki KobayashiBlu-rayEureka 'Masters of Cinema'
27thTsukamoto:
Killing / Haze / Denchu-Kozo
JapaneseShinya TsukamotoBlu-rayThird Window Films

May 2020:

DateNameLanguageDirectorFormatDistributor
18thFlavour of Green Tea Over RiceJapaneseYasujirō OzuBlu-ray & DVDBFI
18thFuneral Parade of RosesJapaneseToshio MatsumotoBlu-rayBFI
18thThrow DownCantoneseJohnnie ToBlu-rayEureka 'Masters of Cinema'
25thPink Films Vol 3 & 4:
Abnormal Family / Blue Film Woman
JapaneseMasayuki Suo, Kan MukaiBlu-ray & DVDThird Window Films

June 2020:

DateNameLanguageDirectorFormatDistributor
1stParasiteKoreanBong Joon-hoBlu-rayCurzon Artificial Eye
15thOperation Condor: Armour of God IICantoneseJackie ChanBlu-ray88 Films
15thTokyo Story (4K Restoration)JapaneseYasujirō OzuBlu-rayBFI
22ndThe Mad FoxJapaneseTomu UchidaBlu-rayArrow Academy
29thTakeshi Kitano Three-Film Collection:
Boiling Point / Sonatine / Violent Cop
JapaneseTakeshi KitanoBlu-rayBFI

July 2020:

DateNameLanguageDirectorFormatDistributor
27thGamera: The Complete CollectionJapaneseVariousBlu-rayArrow Video

Coming Soon (No Scheduled Date Yet):

NameLanguageDirectorDistributor
The Burning Buddha Man & Violence VoyagerJapaneseUjichaThird Window Films
Dragon LordCantoneseJackie Chan88 Films
Fearless HyenaCantoneseJackie Chan88 Films
HanagatamiJapaneseNobuhiko ObayashiThird Window Films
MelancholicJapaneseSeiji TanakaThird Window Films
Pink Films Vol 5: Women Hell SongJapaneseWatanabe MamoruThird Window Films
Ran (4K Ultra HD Blu-ray)JapaneseAkira KurosawaStudio Canal
Underwater Love (Blu-ray)JapaneseShinji ImaokaThird Window Films
Untold StoryCantoneseHerman Yau88 Films
 

Jon O Fun

Hunter
Jackie Chan's Dragon Lord, Jackie Chan's Fearless Hyena, and Herman Yau's Untold Story have been acquired by distributor 88 Films for a UK Blu-ray release scheduled for Q3 2020. Announced on Facebook.

For those wondering about the legit info about these (because of April Fool's Day), some folks who have worked with 88 Films went into more detail. Dragon Lord has a 2K master but may need re-rating for one of the versions available, and Untold Story is expected to be cut by the BBFC for sexual violence in one scene.
Have 88 Films actually come out and said Untold Story was not an April Fool's?!? Its just far too crazy of an announcement to make on that day! 😂
 

NormanicGrav

Yume no Shima Shinen Kōen
AUKN Staff
Have 88 Films actually come out and said Untold Story was not an April Fool's?!? Its just far too crazy of an announcement to make on that day! 😂
Yeah it's quite possibly an April Fools but they literally went into detail about licensing costs on the Blu-ray forum which is a bit overkill for a joke if you ask me.
 

Jon O Fun

Hunter
Yeah it's quite possibly an April Fools but they literally went into detail about licensing costs on the Blu-ray forum which is a bit overkill for a joke if you ask me.
My friend had the theory they did it as a joke and the amount of people on the FB post who were saying 'oh great, I'm going to buy this!' So they had an 'oh s#it, I think we're going to have to do this' moment... 😂
 

NormanicGrav

Yume no Shima Shinen Kōen
AUKN Staff
My friend had the theory they did it as a joke and the amount of people on the FB post who were saying 'oh great, I'm going to buy this!' So they had an 'oh s#it, I think we're going to have to do this' moment... 😂
Sounds reasonable lol, but honestly there's no harm testing the BBFC to see how much needs to be cut. Apparently it's getting a Blu-ray release in the US in the worst case scenario.
 

NormanicGrav

Yume no Shima Shinen Kōen
AUKN Staff
Arrow Easter Sale has begun and they have re-released a few out of print box sets in one single Amaray Blu-ray case.

The re-releases are as follows:
 

HWR

CCG’s Reaper
AUKN Staff
If I didn’t have those sets already I’d have probably considered going for them. Some decent titles in the sale though.
 
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