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Asia Extreme films!!!

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  1. PoochJD

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    Hi Folks,

    Okay, so I now have ADVANCE NOTICE about the seven “Asia Extreme” films that will be playing at UGC cinemas across the UK, during the months of May, June, July and August. Each film will be shown for 2 weeks, before the next one takes its place. At the moment, these are the ONLY places where these films will be shown. If this changes, I will try to notify you. None of these have ever been shown in the UK, outside of specialist festivals. Nor have they been given a UK DVD release, although this is set to change, towards the end of the year, and into early next year! :)

    The seven Asia Extreme films, that are to be shown, in their full, uncensored, subtitled versions, are:

    Shiri
    Certificate 18
    125 minutes (Uncut Version)
    Korean action-thriller, directed by Kang Je-Gyu

    Happiness Of The Katakuris
    Certificate 15 (Uncut Version)
    112 minutes 42 seconds
    Japanese comedy/horror musical, directed by Miike Takashi (Dead Or Alive; Audition)

    Sympathy For Mr Vengeance
    Certificate 18 (Uncut Version)
    121 minutes 8 seconds
    Korean action-thriller, directed by Chan Wook Park

    A Snake Of June
    Certificate 18 (Uncut Version)
    76 minutes 54 seconds
    Japanese drama, directed by Shinya Tsukamoto (Tetsuo: The Iron Man; Tokyo Fist)

    Fulltime Killer
    Certificate 18 (Uncut Version)
    100 minutes 20 seconds
    Cantonese action-drama, directed by Johnnie To and Wai Ka Fai

    Bad Guy (“Nabbeun Namja”)
    Certificate UNKNOWN
    Korea 2001
    RUNNING TIME TO BE CONFIRMED (approx 100 minutes)
    Controversial Korean drama/documentary directed by Ki-duk Kim

    Public Enemy
    Certificate 18 (Uncut Version)
    138 minutes 18 seconds
    Korean action-drama, directed by Kang Woo-seo
    ** This one is supposed to be very grim and nasty! **


    Here are the dates and places confirmed so far. Please contact the respective cinemas nearer the time, to check for exact performance times:

    UGC Cinemas: Shaftesbury Avenue, London; Glasgow and Edinburgh
    May 2nd – Shiri
    May 16th – Happiness Of The Katakuris
    May 30th – Sympathy For Mr Vengeance
    June 13th – A Snake Of June
    June 27th – Fulltime Killer
    July 11th – Bad Guy
    July 25th – Public Enemy

    UGC Cinemas: Liverpool; Didsbury, Manchester; Broad Street, Birmingham
    May 16th – Shiri
    May 30th – Happiness Of The Katakuris
    June 13th – Sympathy For Mr Vengeance
    June 27th – A Snake Of June
    July 11th – Fulltime Killer
    July 25th - Bad Guy
    August 8th – Public Enemy

    UGC Cinemas: Southampton; Brighton; Crawley
    May 30th – Shiri
    June 13th – Happiness Of The Katakuris
    June 27th – Sympathy For Mr Vengeance
    July 11th – A Snake Of June
    July 25th – Fulltime Killer
    August 8th – Bad Guy
    August 22nd – Public Enemy


    Enjoy!

    Pooch
     
  2. Rambo John J

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    They do like to throw that "extreme" title around, don't they. Not much extreme in that bunch.
    Shiri's not a bad little film though. Nice weapons
     
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    Cool, no surprose that there not showing Visitior Q, Miike Takashi's sickest film imo.

    Any more news on DVD releases??
     
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    Hi,

    The films may not be extreme, to some tastes, but they are extreme in comparison to most normal cinema films! And don't forget, that you don't get to see many Far Eastern films on the big-screen nowadays, at all. Especially not of the sci-fi/horror/action/heroic-bloodshed type at least!

    The only reason these seven titles have been selected, is purely because of print availability for cinemas and because Metro Tartan want to try and get more people into their DVD Asia Extreme series.

    Sorry, but no further news on DVD release dates, or any specifications. Don't expect anything until towards September or October 2003, at the earliest though!

    Pooch
     
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    I'd like to see Ichi the Killer get a proper UK release. Glad I;ve got the Dutch uncut version!
     

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