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Asian Cinema

Why Don’t You Play in Hell? Blu-ray Review

Posted February 24th, 2015 by Brandon A. DuHamel

Why Don’t You Play in Hell? Blu-ray Review

A group of devoted filmmakers is caught up in the clash of two rival yakuza clans in this over-the-top comedy crime thriller from writer/director Sono Sion.

The Last Supper (2012) Blu-ray Review

Posted February 21st, 2015 by Gerard Iribe

The Last Supper (2012) Blu-ray Review

The Last Supper looks stupendous, but that’s about all this dull historical drama has going for it.

Pom Poko Blu-ray Review

Posted February 10th, 2015 by Brandon A. DuHamel

Pom Poko Blu-ray Review

Studio Ghibli’s magical fantasy Pom Poko with its anthropomorphic raccoons arrives in a fine Blu-ray edition courtesy of Disney.

The Pirates (2014) Blu-ray Review

Posted January 21st, 2015 by Brandon A. DuHamel

The Pirates (2014) Blu-ray Review

Three factions try to hunt down a whale that swallowed the emperor’s royal seal in this Korean comedy/adventure set at the dawn of the Joseon Dynasty.

Naruto the Movie: Road to Ninja Blu-ray Review

Posted December 29th, 2014 by Brandon A. DuHamel

Naruto the Movie: Road to Ninja Blu-ray Review

Naruto and Sakura are cast into an alternate universe in the action-packed feature film Road to Ninja, which should appeal to fans of this franchise

The Hayao Miyazaki Collection [UK] Blu-ray Review

Posted December 8th, 2014 by Brandon A. DuHamel

The Hayao Miyazaki Collection [UK] Blu-ray Review

The masterful animated works of Miyazaki Hayao are brought together by StudioCanal in this eleven film Blu-ray collection spanning over thirty-years.

The Wind Rises [UK] (Hayao Miyazaki Collection Version) Blu-ray Review

Posted December 5th, 2014 by Brandon A. DuHamel

The Wind Rises [UK] (Hayao Miyazaki Collection Version) Blu-ray Review

Breathtaking animation and a fully realized, mature drama make the fictionalized biopic The Wind Rises one of Miyazaki Hayao’s most accomplished works.

As the Light Goes Out Blu-ray Review

Posted November 21st, 2014 by Brandon A. DuHamel

As the Light Goes Out Blu-ray Review

As the light Goes Out, a film about the struggle of a band firefighters, is an epic drama of a different sort out of Hong Kong.

Welcome to the Space Show Blu-ray Review

Posted November 9th, 2014 by Brandon A. DuHamel

Welcome to the Space Show Blu-ray Review

Welcome to the Space Show is a gorgeous anime feature that kids and any fan of animation can appreciate, but also one that is somewhat limited by its light storyline.

Patema Inverted Blu-ray Review

Posted November 3rd, 2014 by Brandon A. DuHamel

Patema Inverted Blu-ray Review

A fascinatingly original sci-fi anime film, Patema Inverted is one that anime fans of all ages will appreciate.