What’s New on DVD in October: ‘Parasite,’ ‘Mallrats,’ Dolly Parton, and More

What’s New on DVD in October: ‘Parasite,’ ‘Mallrats,’ Dolly Parton, and More New Foreign “Parasite” is an often-brutal examination of wealth inequality, and yet its Best Picture win still counts as one of the few universally uplifting moments that 2020 had to offer. This ...

Film Review: Flu (2013) by Kim Sung-su

Film Review: Flu (2013) by Kim Sung-su While the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic of 2020 is still ongoing, and will probably continue for quite some time, this naturally does not stop movie publishers worldwide to try and cash in on these ...

Programme Announced for the 15th London Korean Film Festival

Programme Announced for the 15th London Korean Film Festival The London Korean Film Festival (Lkff) is proud to be returning in 2020 for its milestone 15th edition. Taking place from 29 October – 12 November the festival will be going digital for the first ...

18 Movies Hit VOD This Weekend, Including Some Big Releases

18 Movies Hit VOD This Weekend, Including Some Big Releases As we head into October, the amount of new content on streaming and VOD platforms doesn’t seem to be slowing down, Covid-19 or not. For this weekend, a number of new movies were added to the major ...

Ashfall Comes to Digital, Blu-ray + DVD October 6th

Ashfall Comes to Digital, Blu-ray + DVD October 6th Mpi Media Group and capelight Pictures proudly announce the October 6th digital, blu-ray + DVD release of the South Korean action hit, Ashfall. South Korean Hit Ashfall Comes To Digital Platforms, ...

Lee-Byung, Park Seo-joon and Park Bo-young Confirmed for Thriller Film Concrete Utopia

Lee-Byung, Park Seo-joon and Park Bo-young Confirmed for Thriller Film Concrete Utopia Lee Byung-hun, Park Seo-joon and Park Bo-young are all confirmed to be starring in “Vanishing Time: A Boy Who Returned” director Uhm Tae-hwa’s new thriller film “Concrete Utopia”. The film follows ...

Korean box office down by 70% in first half of 2020 due to Covid-19

Korean box office down by 70% in first half of 2020 due to Covid-19 Box office declined to its lowest level since 2005, but started showing signs of recovery in May and June. South Korean box office saw its lowest first half since 2005, according to an analysis ...

Korean Remake of Derek Tsang’s SoulMate Finds Its Leading Trio of Actors

Korean Remake of Derek Tsang’s SoulMate Finds Its Leading Trio of Actors Derek Tsang’s debut film “SoulMate“, starring Zhou Dongyu and Ma Sichun in award-winning roles, was a big hit critically and commercially, so much so that Korean remake of the romantic drama was ...

Hong Kong Box Office Drops by 70% Due to Coronavirus

Hong Kong Box Office Drops by 70% Due to Coronavirus Hong Kong box office receipts plunged by more than 70% in the first six months of 2020 as audiences stayed away and cinemas shut down amid the coronavirus pandemic. The Hong Kong government closed ...

Film Review: Exit (2019) by Lee Sang-geun

Film Review: Exit (2019) by Lee Sang-geun For many years now, the highly competitive domestic Korean film market shows a exponential growth. The Oscar winning streak of “Parasite” (2019) was one of the well-deserved results of this process. ...

M-Appeal seals North America deals for ‘Happy Times’, ‘Fidelity’

M-Appeal seals North America deals for ‘Happy Times’, ‘Fidelity’ ‘Happy Times’ will be released by Artsploitation Films in Q1 2020. M-Appeal has closed North American deals on two of the most prominent titles on its virtual Marché slate. The Berlin-based sales ...

Taiwan Indie Distributor GaragePlay Is a Surprise Coronavirus Winner (Exclusive)

Taiwan Indie Distributor GaragePlay Is a Surprise Coronavirus Winner (Exclusive) Taiwan handled the coronavirus outbreak so effectively that the island’s cinemas did not need to close. But Hollywood studios largely stopped releasing movies, leaving the field to the independent ...

Italy's Far East Film Festival to Open with Korean Disaster Movie 'Ashfall'

Italy's Far East Film Festival to Open with Korean Disaster Movie 'Ashfall' Korean blockbuster Ashfall will open this year's online-only Far East Film Festival (Feff) with Wilson Yip's Ip Man 4, Johnnie To’s musical and martial arts mash-up Chasing Dream and Andrew Lau's ...

Udine Asian Festival to Open Online Edition With Korea’s ‘Ashfall’

Udine Asian Festival to Open Online Edition With Korea’s ‘Ashfall’ Korean disaster action film has been set as the opening movie of the Far East Film Festival in Udine. Due to coronavirus and social distancing measures still in place in Italy, the festival will be ...

Udine 2020: Korean Disaster Epic Ashfall to Open 22nd Far East Film Festival Online Edition, Full Lineup Announced

Udine 2020: Korean Disaster Epic Ashfall to Open 22nd Far East Film Festival Online Edition, Full Lineup Announced Star-studded South Korean disaster epic Ashfall has been unveiled as the opening film of this year’s Far East Film Festival in Udine, Italy, which will be staged as an exclusively online affair due to ...

Udine’s Far East Film Festival unveils online programme including four world premieres

Udine’s Far East Film Festival unveils online programme including four world premieres The festival will play 46 features from eight Asian countries. Udine’s Far East Film Festival (Feff) has revealed a lineup of 46 features including four world premieres, for the online-only edition ...

Udine’s Far East Film Festival announces online programme including four world premieres

Udine’s Far East Film Festival announces online programme including four world premieres The festival will play 46 features from eight Asian countries. Udine’s Far East Film Festival (Feff) has revealed a lineup of 46 features including four world premieres, for the online-only 22nd ...

‘Parasite’ Wins Five Prizes at Korea’s Grand Bell Awards

‘Parasite’ Wins Five Prizes at Korea’s Grand Bell Awards Bong Joon-ho’s multi-Oscar winning “Parasite” keeps winning. A year after its triumphant Cannes debut, the film took home five trophies at Korea’s Daejong Awards (a.k.a Grand Bell Awards) held in ...

Unite to Survive! Epic Korean Volcano Disaster Movie 'Ashfall' Trailer

Unite to Survive! Epic Korean Volcano Disaster Movie 'Ashfall' Trailer "You really believe that absurd plan will work?" Nothing better to forget about the real world than an epic disaster movie. Ashfall is a Korean volcano disaster epic that first premiered last fall in ...

‘Parasite’ Outfit Cj Buys Into Korean Blockbuster Producer & VFX House Dexter Studios

‘Parasite’ Outfit Cj Buys Into Korean Blockbuster Producer & VFX House Dexter Studios Cj Enm, one of Asia’s leading entertainment companies and the outfit behind Bong Joon Ho’s Oscar-winning sensation Parasite, is taking a significant stake in fellow South Korean company Dexter ...

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