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HOPPING MAD: THE MR VAMPIRE SEQUELS (BLU-RAY) BOXSET

Mr Vampire II, Mr Vampire III, Mr Vampire IV and Vampire vs Vampire in this blu ray boxset release from Eureka Entertainment. Mr Vampire sparked the wave for films about Jiangshi (Chinese hopping vampires), and this limited edition 2-disc collection brings these sequels together In Mr Vampire II (aka Vampire Family) an archaeologist and his students unwittingly set free a family of hopping vampires who wreak havoc in 1980s Hong Kong.  Mr Vampire III returns to a period setting and sees Lam Ching-ying’s Taoist priest battle an evil witch (a brilliant performance by veteran actress Pauline Yuk-Wan Wong).  Mr Vampire IV (aka Uncle Vampire) two feuding...

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How Sammo Hung Mixed Crude Comedy and Authentic Martial Arts

Mixing comedy and kung fu – humour and violence – could be considered a strange idea, and some kung fu comedies work better than others. The two films which popularised the genre, Snake in The Eagle’s Shadow (1978) and Drunken Master (1978), poked gentle fun at the kung fu itself and were amusing as a result. Others, like The Prodigal Son (1979) and The Magnificent Butcher (1981) – the former directed by Sammo Hung Kam Bo, the latter featuring Hung as an actor – simply intersperse full-on combat scenes with corny humour, and the jokes often detract from the action....

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Behind The Scenes, Comedy, Japanese cinema, New Release, Terracotta Distribution, Third Window Films -

Funky Forest / Warped Forest

With Third Window Films releasing Funky Forest in 2022, rather than us tell you about how crazy this film is, from the country of crazy films, we asked Third Window's Managing Director, Adam Torel, to tell us in his words about the film and what's special about their release...   Funky Forest is one of those cult classics that has a loyal following out there, but was a huge bomb in Japan, which is one of the reasons why getting it out in HD and on bluray was a complicated process. Though, if putting all the time, money and effort...

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Contemporary Japanese Directors You Should Know

With notable and legendary directors like Akira Kurosawa, Yasujirō Ozu and Akio Jissôji who shaped the country’s film industry and contributed works that influenced even western cinema—it’s no doubt that Japanese cinema continues to evolve. 

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Asian Horror, Comedy, Fantasy Adventure, Far East Asian Cinema, J-Horror, Japanese cinema, Terracotta Distribution, Trailer -

Japans Splatter Horror Genre Movies

With the release Terracotta's forthcoming splatter film, Meatball Machine, we thought we'd have a look at a few other films in this genre via trailers and give you a brief understanding of the splatterpunk genre.

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