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3 items from 2012

Small Village. Big Hair. Mamat Khalid Will Rock Oo!

26 December 2012 12:00 PM, PST | Screen Anarchy | See recent Screen Anarchy news »

Hair metal is funny. You know it. I know it. Even the people who love it secretly know it. And Malaysian director Mamat Khalid certainly knows it. He also knows that the big hair and impossibly high falsettos are even funnier when put on the residents of a tiny, rural Malaysian village.Yes, this is he entire premise of Khalid's upcoming musical comedy Rock Oo! Which may seem a bit thin but for the fact that he's right. It is funny. Very funny. Can the feature sustain the energy of the trailer? I have no idea - though with Khalid at the helm it just might - but I could watch this trailer all day. Check it below....

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Mamat Khalid Breaks Out The Big Gun In Official Hantu Kak Lima 2 Trailer

19 December 2012 10:00 AM, PST | Screen Anarchy | See recent Screen Anarchy news »

While the previous promo for Mamat Khalid's Hantu Kak Lima 2: Husin, Mon & Jin Pakai Toncit broke out the big hair the official trailer is breaking out the big gun. For the uninitiated, let me explain.Khalid is one of Malaysia's most popular filmmakers, a multi-talent threat whose early credits include writing an absolutely gorgeous period drama - still one of the most expensive films the nation has ever produced - while both writing and directing slick, and also gorgeous, throwback to 1950s cult cinema When The Full Moon Rises. But it wasn't one of these glossy productions that made Khalid's name. Nope. His big break came with scrappy, low budget horror comedy Zombi Kampung Pisang, or, Zombies From Banana Village. A very regional film, »

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Mamat Khalid Brings Awesome Hair Back To The Banana Village

21 October 2012 3:01 PM, PDT | Screen Anarchy | See recent Screen Anarchy news »

While we've been eagerly awaiting the arrival of Malaysian director Mamat Khalid's post-apocalyptic gang epic Apokalips X for some time now it appears that the powers that be - particularly the powers overseeing the lengthy post production delays on that film - have other plans. While Apokalips X remains stalled out in post Khalid is returning to his most popular locale: the Banana Village.A refresher for those who may not be familiar.Khalid is a very popular writer and director in Malaysia, one who first came to our attention as a screenwriter on gorgeous Malaysian historical epic Puteri Gunung Ledang. We later fell deeply in love with his absolutely daft - and totally gorgeous - throwback to the black and white b-movie horror flicks of the »

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