12 items from 2014
Stars: Oka Antara, Kazuki Kitamura, Rin Takanashi, Ray Sahetapy, Epy Kusnandar, Luna Maya, Tara Basro, Mei Kurokawa | Written by Takuji Ushiyama, Timo Tjahjanto | Directed by Kimo Stamboel, Timo Tjahjanto
When presented with a film proudly stating “from the producers of The Raid” you’d expect it to be similar, but with Killers that thought would be wrong. This isn’t a bad thing though, the subject matter makes up for it. A psychological battle of wits between two serial killers from different backgrounds being drawn together through the lust for murder is an interesting concept, what will happen when they finally meet?
Bayu Aditya (Oka Antara) is a loser in life, a failed investigative journalist and separated from his wife he finds himself pushed into murder when defending himself from a mugging. Nomura Shuhei (Kazuki Kitamura) is a charismatic good-looking man in his early thirties and more importantly successful. Behind »
- Paul Metcalf
Director Gareth Evans’ The Raid 2: Berendal has already screened at Sundance, and while the sequel to the 2014 film The Raid: Redemption received praise for the level of technical artistry on display, many reviewers were taken aback by the film’s bone-crushing, head-splitting level of violence.
The significant marketing push for the film has not shied away from the wild martial arts action, with several trailers, a ten-minute featurette and director Evans talking about the movie’s violence and how the sequel’s plot ties in with The Raid 3. Picking up just hours after The Raid, Officer Rama (Iko Uwais) has survived the assault on the slum apartment building fortress of Boss Tama (Ray Sahetapy) and is given a new mission: infiltrate a Jakarta crime syndicate and take down the corrupt forces spreading through the police department.
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- Anthony Vieira
At two-and-a-quarter hours, “Killers” has plenty to offer genre fans — provided they don’t bolt during its opening scene of a tied-up woman being beaten to death with a mallet by Nomura (Kazuki Kitamura), a Tokyo psycho who uploads a video of the murder to his members-only website. Directed by the Mo Brothers, aka Timo Tjahjanto and Kimo Stamboel (“Macabre”), this repugnantly savage and arguably immoral pic takes torture porn to new levels of cinematic sophistication while telling of exhibitionistic serial killers — Nomura and the Jakarta-based Bayu (Oka Antara) — who sickly compete for online clicks. Beware.
Pouring acid on the dead woman’s body while somber string music plays, Nomura proceeds to buy flowers from Hisae (Rin Takanashi), a sweet young lady who’s an obvious victim-to-be — or perhaps a survivor, depending on the Mo Brothers’ Tbd level of mercy. In the meantime, Bayu, an unsuccessful journalist and failed husband »
- Rob Nelson
With the European Film Market kicking off this week in Berlin, expect lots of announcements, but first we have some North American distro news to share as Well Go USA Entertainment has just picked up those rights to the Sundance favorite Killers.
The company plans a domestic theatrical release date for the fourth quarter of 2014.
In the film, two serial killers, one Japanese and one Indonesian, post their violent crimes online in a psychotic battle for notoriety. It soon becomes clear that they will square off with one another face-to-face.
- Debi Moore
In a competitive situation following Sundance, distributor Well Go USA Entertainment has picked up North American rights to the Park City at Midnight favorite ”Killers,” which was executive produced by “The Raid” director Gareth Huw Evans, TheWrap has learned. Well Go USA, which also acquired “Dead Snow: Red vs. Dead” at Sundance, plans a domestic theatrical release date for the fourth quarter of 2014. The Japanese/Indonesian co-production was directed by Timo Tjahjanto and Kimo Stamboel (aka The Mo Brothers), and stars Kazuki Kitamura, Oka Antara, Rin Takanashi, Luna Maya and Ray Sahetapy. Also Read: Sundance: ‘The Raid 2′ Director Gareth Evans »
- Jeff Sneider and Lucas Shaw
A new, very not safe for work trailer has made its way online for Killers, the next film from moviemaking duo The Mo Brothers (Macabre), and it's hitting all the right notes... and faces. Check it out!
Developed by The Mo Brothers from a story by Nightmare Detective producer Ushiyama Takuji, Killers is a dark psychological look into the minds of two men with nothing in common: Nomura, a self-obsessed serial killer residing in Tokyo, and Bayu, a failing journalist and a struggling father in Jakarta. Connected through violent incidents, both men inexplicably start to feed off each other. As their lives become more uncontrollable, each of them starts to journey into a maze of violent self-discovery.
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- Uncle Creepy
Exclusive: Xyz Films is tearing through sales on the eve of Efm on its recent Japanese-Indonesian Park City world premiere from the Mo Brothers.
In other deals, Vendetta has taken rights for Australia/New Zealand, Shaw Renters for Singapore and Ipa for Thailand and Vietnam.
As previously reported on Screendaily, Tiberius acquired the thriller for Germany, Wild Side for France, Calinos for Turkey and Sundream for Hong Kong. Talks are underway with a North American distributor.
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- firstname.lastname@example.org (Jeremy Kay)
Killers turned out to be the darkest most brutal movie that I saw at Sundance. It is a really well made film, but damn... It's one of those movies that are kind of uncomfortable to watch, and you see things that cannot be unseen. It was was insanely violent and bloody, but that wasn't really what made it so brutal. It was the nature in which the violence was inflicted.
The story focuses on a serial killer named Mr. Nomura, who films himself killing the women that he lures to his home. He then posts them on a website were people can watch these live killings. There is another character in the film named Bayu that watches this killer's work. He is going through some hard times of his own with his job and family. He finds himself the victim of a robbery, but in the process, he kills the »
- Joey Paur
Film4 FrightFest Glasgow 2014 has today announced a 4(!) day event to include eight World, European and UK premieres, Ti West special event and Sunday repeat screenings in the festivals biggest programme ever. From Thursday February 27th to Sunday March 2nd, the UK’s favourite horror fantasy festival returns to its second home at the Gft for the 9th year with an impressive slate of the hottest new horror films.
The line-up in full:
Thurs 27 Feb – Gft Screen 2 21:00 In Conversation With Ti West (Special event)
Nobody does nostalgia-brushed spookiness and minimalist horror like independent director Ti West, King of the slow-burn shocker. FrightFest has been there from the very start – our video label released his 2005 debut feature The Roost – and we’ve watched with pride as the Delaware-born quirky talent has grown in global genre stature through The House Of The Devil, The Innkeepers, V/H/S and now his game-changing Eli Roth produced The Sacrament. »
- Phil Wheat
Killers Trailer. Kimo Stamboel, Timo Tjahjanto‘s Killers (2014) movie trailers star Rin Takanashi, Luna Maya, Ray Sahetapy, Kazuki Kitamura, and Oka Antara. Killers‘ plot synopsis: “Mr. Nomura is an eerily handsome, sharply dressed, sociopathic serial killer who preys on the women of Tokyo. In Jakarta, a world-weary journalist named Bayu finds himself [...]
Continue reading: Killers (2014) Movie Trailers: Serial Killers Find Each on the Internet »
- Rollo Tomasi
"Why do this?" "Because we can." Yet another Sundance 2014 film debuting a trailer to kick off the festival is a Park City at Midnight selection titled Killers. The second feature comes from filmmaking collaborators Kimo Stamboel & Timo Tjahjanto, who last came to Sundance in 2013 to present their crazy segment "Safe Haven" (you know the one) from anthology horror V/H/S/2. They're back again with a film about two serial killers who post their violent crimes online in a psychotic battle for notoriety. It "soon becomes clear that they will square off with one another face to face." The cast of Killers: Kazuki Kitamura, Oka Antara, Rin Takanashi, Luna Maya, Ray Sahetapy. This looks bloody and painful, but still fun. Take a look. Here's the trailer for Kimo Stamboel & Timo Tjahjanto's Killers, found on YouTube (via The Film Stage): Plot from the Sundance 2014 guide: Mr. Nomura is an eerily handsome, »
- Alex Billington
Set to premiere at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival, Killers is the next film from moviemaking duo The Mo Brothers (Macabre), and it promises to be a blood-soaked battle for the ages. But don't take our word for it. Check out an extended international trailer for the flick right here!
Be sure to keep your eyes on the official 2014 Sundance Film Festival website for more info.
Developed by The Mo Brothers from a story by Nightmare Detective producer Ushiyama Takuji, Killers is a dark psychological look into the minds of two men with nothing in common: Nomura, a self-obsessed serial killer residing in Tokyo, and Bayu, a failing journalist and a struggling father in Jakarta. Connected through violent incidents, both men inexplicably start to feed off each other. As their lives become more uncontrollable, »
- Uncle Creepy
12 items from 2014
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