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Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment today announced that September 27th will be the launch date for Fox World Cinema’s first slate of films including China’s The Butcher, the Chef and the Swordsman, India’s Dum Maaro Dum and Italy’s Angel of Evil – all critically acclaimed films that have played at festivals around the world.
Fox World Cinema is a newly created premiere line of diverse films from around the world which will be available on DVD, Video On Demand and Digital Download in the United States. Additional films from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment’s vast catalog of international favorites being… More »
Release Date: Sept. 27, 2011
Price: DVD $29.98
Studio: 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment
A mystical blade sees a whole lot of action in The Butcher, the Chef and the Swordsman.
The 2010 Chinese action-comedy adventure The Butcher, the Chef and the Swordsman leads off the first slate of films on the Fox World Cinema label, a premiere line of films from around the world that Fox makes available on DVD — as well as video-on-demand and digital download — in the U.S.
The first feature from filmmaker Wuershan, The Butcher, the Chef and the Swordsman is executive produced by director/producer Doug Liman (Fair Game), who was intrigued by Wuershan’s original approach to the martial arts genre.
Presented in Mandarin with English subtitles, the PG-13-rated movie recounts the journey of a mystical blade as it passes through the hands of three ambitious men. The film features a mix of diverse filmmaking styles, »
G.I. Joe: Cobra Strikes
Michele Placido (”Angel of Evil”) will direct the film about a detective (Auteuil) in his hunt for the marksman (Kassovitz) who spoiled a plot to catch a notorious team of bank-robbers. [Source: IndieWire]
London will play a quirky eccentric paranormal talk show host in the film which centres around a radio station in New Mexico. »
- Garth Franklin
1. Heroine: Grade C-
Well, it does look like a genuine magazine cover, unfortunately it isn’t a particularly interesting magazine cover.
2. Angels of Evil: Grade C
The stylized violence is on display, but it still lacks that eye catching spark. The red is always great, but my nemesis, clutter rears its ugly head again.
3. Monk: Grade B-
The simple intensity of Vincent Cassel is what this poster is all about, and really, why shouldn’t it be?
4. Beginners: Grade C
5. Bell Flower: Grade B
There is an odd mood to this poster, as if it were dredged from a 1970′s poster scrap heap. It is a comforting nostalgia.
6. Goold’s Gold: Grade »
- James Merolla
Michele Placido, director of Angels of Evil (2010), is one of Italy’s most well known directors. An acclaimed actor first of all (particularly well remembered is his performance in successful Italian miniseries La Piovra, which vividly depicted the fight against organised crime and mafia), Placido has been nurturing his talent for directing for some time now, involving himself with brave productions and proving on more than one occasion that he’s not afraid to represent the truth as it is.Read more » »
- Matt Groizard
Critics may have been reaching for the aspirin, but the comedy sequel's £10.4m opening swiftly rocked Johnny Depp's boat
Movies that deliver monster openings usually fall into the category of family, fantasy or action, typically based on pre-existing properties such as Harry Potter, Transformers, James Bond or Marvel crimefighters. Comedies, on the other hand, rarely debut in the high single-digits millions of pounds bracket; Sex and the City (£8.77m including £3.65m in previews) and its sequel (£6.14m, no previews) were among the top performers. Bruno, Borat, Bridget Jones's Diary, Hot Fuzz and the second and third Austin Powers movies all opened healthily in the £5-6m range.
Which makes the £10.41m kick-off for The Hangover: Part II an exceptionally strong result, even taking into account previews of £2.03m. It's eclipsed, just, by Bridget Jones: Edge of Reason, although that film's debut of £10.44m was boosted by more extensive previews totalling £3.31m. »
- Charles Gant
Wearing a tank top and looking very down-to-earth, Kim Rossi Stuart tells me he’s tired. Indeed, he’s had a long day of interviews for his controversial film Angels of Evil (2010), and all of them in English - I am actually his first Italian interviewer. As it happens, the interviews have featured very similar questions, with one in particular which he had to answer every single time.
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- Matt Groizard
He's young (22), talented, he directs, writes, produces and acts: don't you hate Xavier Dolan already? Those green with envy will find plenty to object to about the French-Canadian's second movie, not least the fact that it's rather good. It's a love triangle for our times: at its apex a charming Adonis who becomes the covert object of desire for two friends, a guy and a girl. Like its characters, it's not quite as sophisticated as it wants to be, but it's honest, accomplished and recklessly romantic.
The Hangover Part II (15)
The location is different (Bangkok – or at least the movie version) but this sequel to the hit amnesiac prenuptial buddy comedy takes no risks with formula or cast (even Mr Chow is back). The adult humour, though, »
- Steve Rose
HeyUGuys brings you the latest in World Cinema film trailers in association with Film Dates UK.
Each week we’ll be showcasing some of most anticipated foreign releases as well as highlighting a few hidden gems which may have fallen off your radar. It’s no surprise that Hollywood has turned to World Cinema for inspiration in recent years with the number of remakes getting more and more popular.
Whilst it remains to be seen how many of these remakes go on to succeed or stay true to their original story counterparts, we decided it was high-time we turned the spotlight onto the next wave of foreign films to grace our screens.
This week we have 3 new trailers for your viewing pleasure. Enjoy!
Angels Of Evil (Vallanzasca – Gli angeli del male) UK Cinema Release Date: Friday 27th May 2011
Synopsis: A biography of Milanese mobster Renato Vallanzasca.
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- Andy Petrou
Trailers are an under-appreciated art form insofar that many times they’re seen as vehicles for showing footage, explaining films away, or showing their hand about what moviegoers can expect. Foreign, domestic, independent, big budget: I celebrate all levels of trailers and hopefully this column will satisfactorily give you a baseline of what beta wave I’m operating on, because what better way to hone your skills as a thoughtful moviegoer than by deconstructing these little pieces of advertising? Some of the best authors will tell you that writing a short story is a lot harder than writing a long one, that you have to weigh every sentence. What better medium to see how this theory plays itself out beyond that than with movie trailers? The Island Trailer I don't often kick off things with a suggestion from the peanut gallery but when someone sends you a tip that has »
- Christopher Stipp
Ahoy! Aha! Ahem. The excitement of another rip-roaring high seas adventure dissipates almost before they set sail in this lightweight epic of action set-pieces and people trying to get stuff they want. Depp is business as usual and the presentation is classy, but the new blood brings little to this non-party, which feels less like a story than a succession of twists and swoops along well-established tracks – like a theme-park ride, in fact. Oh, hang on …
Win Win (15)
Giamatti's hard-up lawyer inherits a whole heap of surrogate family issues, and a teen high-school wrestling ace, in a wry drama that doesn't really stray out of its suburban comfort zone.
Julia's Eyes (15)
- Steve Rose
11 items from 2011
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