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CasshernJapanese director Kazuaki Kiriya?s first feature film, Casshern is a remake of the 1973 anime, Casshan: Robot Hunter. The story is set in a post-apocalyptic future and is centered
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One Missed CallEclectic Japanese director Takashi Miike entered the over-saturated teen ghost story genre with his adaptation of Yasushi Akimoto?s novel, Chakushin Ari. The story is about a rash of voicemail
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Tears of the Black TigerThai director Wisit Sasanatieng's avant-garde western, Tears of the Black Tiger is equal parts parody and tribute to both spaghetti westerns and Technicolor-era love stories. The movie is about
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YojimboAkira Kurosawa?s Yojimbo is a story about a ronin named Sanjuro who comes to a town that is being destroyed by gang warfare. Rival gang leaders, Seibei and Ushitora
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The IsleSouth Korean auteur Kim Ki-duk's The Isle is a chilling, metaphoric drama about Hee-Jin, a mute woman who owns and operates a fishing resort. She shuttles the fishermen and
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ShikokuShunichi Nagasaki's Shikoku is a Japanese ghost story deeply rooted in the folklore of the rural island of Shikoku. The narrative starts off when Hinako returns to her old
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InugamiInugami, from celebrated Japanese director, Masato Harada, is a taut horror-drama about Akira, an art teacher who has recently transferred to the middle school in the village of Omine.
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The MotelKorean-American director Michael Kang's third film, The Motel, is about Ernest, a 13 year old Chinese-American boy who lives and works at a seedy motel that his mother owns.
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Infernal AffairsHong Kong action movie, Infernal Affairs is a story about Yan, an undercover cop infiltrating a prominent Triad gang and Lau, a mole sent from that gang to work inside
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Shinobi: Heart Under BladeTen Shimoyama?s fifth movie, Shinobi: Heart Under Blade is an epic tale based on the works of author, Futaro Yamada. This movie is the story of Gennosuke and Oboro,
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The Man-EaterThe Man-Eater, from Thai directors Buranee Rachjabun and Nida Suthat Na Ayutthaya is based on the true story of Zee-Oui, an ex Chinese soldier trying to start a new life
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Six Strong GuysHong Kong comedy-drama Six Strong Guys is about what happens when four close friends decide to commit suicide together. While working up the nerve to jump off the roof
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Blind Beast vs. Killer DwarfBlind Beast vs. Killer Dwarf was cult movie director, Teruo Ishii's final film. The plot consists of two separate but intertwined stories. In one story, Lily Franky plays
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The Red ShoesThe Red Shoes is a Korean horror movie loosely based on the Hans Christian Anderson fairytale of the same name. This story is about Sun-jae, a young woman with
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Public EnemySouth Korean police drama, Public Enemy is a story about the unorthodox police officer, Kang Cheol-jung, and his struggle to put a wealthy, powerful killer behind bars. While staking
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