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  • Kansas City

    Returning to the city of his birth for inspiration, legendary maverick director Robert Altman helms an evocative, bullet-riddled tribute to the music and movies of his youth in Kansas City, a Depression-era gangster flick as only he could make one. Blondie O'Hara (Jennifer Jason Leigh) resorts to...

  • Ringu

    In 1998, director Hideo Nakata (Dark Water) unleashed a chilling tale of technological terror on unsuspecting audiences, which redefined the horror genre, launched the J-horror boom in the West and introducing a generation of moviegoers to a creepy, dark-haired girl called Sadako. The film's succ...

  • Deadly Manor

    An old, dark house... A maniac on the loose... An orgy of bloodlust!

    All the hallmarks of late master of Spanish macabre José Ramón Larraz (Edge of the Axe, Vampyres) are present and correct in 1990's Deadly Manor - the final horror movie from one of the genre's most unheralded filmmakers.

    Wh...

  • Evil Ed

    Mild-mannered film technician Edward enjoys his job. That is until he finds himself transferred from his regular post to the "Splatter and Gore department", where he's forced to edit hours upon hours of grisly video nasty footage. Traumatised by the onscreen violence, Ed starts to lose his grip o...

  • The Addiction

    Philosophy student Kathleen (Lili Taylor, The Conjuring) is dragged into an alleyway on her way home from class by Casanova (Annabella Sciorra, The Hand That Rocks the Cradle) and bitten on the neck. She quickly falls ill but realises this isn't any ordinary disease when she develops an aversion ...

  • Bullet Ballet

    Goda (Shinya Tsukamoto) is a thirty-something documentary filmmaker. While his work may seem intriguing to some, his life is absolutely average - long hours at the office, drinks after work and an equally busy girlfriend: Kiriko, that he's been with for a decade. No surprises. No detours. No shoc...

  • Gabbeh

    Gabbeh tells of an elderly couple who stop by a stream to wash a vividly woven traditional Persian rug ('Gabbeh'). A beautiful woman, depicted in the rug's elaborate design, suddenly appears and tells a heart-rending story of love and loss.

  • Gamera 2: Attack of the Legion

    One year after the events of the previous Gamera film, Earth's ecosystem is under attack by an insect lifeform from outer space bent on colonizing our world. As the city of Sendai is destroyed, Gamera must protect the planet from the monster Legion and gets some help from Japan's Self Defense For...

  • Gamera 3: Revenge of Iris

    As Gyaos monsters begin to attack Japan again, a young girl - whose parents died during a previous monster conflict - discovers a new creature called Iris. After merging with the girl, the trauma-powered Iris seeks revenge on Gamera, who seems to be losing his patience with humankind.

  • Gamera: Guardian of the Universe

    Following a long absence from the big screen, Gamera made a triumphant return to form in time for his 30th anniversary, with upgraded special effects and a more serious tone. Now a guardian deity, Gamera tussles with a new incarnation of his old foe - the flying monster Gyaos - first in Fukuoka, ...

  • Kolobos

    A group of youngsters arrive at a snow-covered house under the guise of participating in a "ground-breaking" new experimental film. With the entire property fitted out with cameras, their every move will be recorded. But when the house locks down, trapping the youngsters within, it soon becomes c...

  • Rainy Dog

    Rainy Dog is about an exiled Yakuza who finds himself saddled with a son he never knew he had and a price on his head after the Chinese gang he works for decides to turn on him.

  • Ringu 2

    One year after the success of his genre-defining horror classic Ringu, director Hideo Nakata (Dark Water) returned to the world of viral video to deliver his own follow-up, reteaming with much of his original cast and creative team. Picking up where its predecessor left off, Ringu 2 finds Mai (Mi...

  • Tetsuo II: Body Hammer

    Sequel to 'Tetsuo', this time has the Iron Man transforming into a cyber-kinetic gun when a gang of vicious skinheads kidnap his son. When the skinheads capture him, they begin to experiment on him... speeding up the mutative process!

  • Tokyo Fist

    Once again Shinya Tsukamoto steps out from behind the camera and stars as Tsuda, the archetypal Japanese salary man, a cog in the machine seemingly cut off from his own being by hours and hours of work. He's married to polite and compliant Hizuru (Kahori Fujii), the dictionary definition of an id...

  • Audition

    One of the most notorious J-horror films ever made, Takashi Miike’s Audition exploded onto the festival circuit at the turn of the century to a chorus of awards and praise. The film would catapult Miike to the international scene and pave the way for such other genre delights as Ichii the Killer ...

  • Dead or Alive

    Beginning with an explosive, six-minute montage of sex, drugs and violence, and ending with a phallus-headed battle robot taking flight, Takashi Miike's unforgettable Dead or Alive Trilogy features many of the director's most outrageous moments set alongside some of his most dramatically moving s...

  • Ley Lines

    Ley Lines moves from the countryside to the city and back, as three Japanese youths of Chinese descent (including The Raid 2's Kazuki Kitamura) seek their fortune in Tokyo, only to run afoul of a violent gang boss.

  • Khrustalyov, My Car!

    Late winter 1953. The lives of nearly half the planet are in Stalin's hands. A military surgeon, General Yuri Georgievich Klensky (Yuri Tsurilo), finds himself a target of the "Doctors' Plot": the anti-Semitic conspiracy accusing Jewish doctors in Moscow of planning to assassinate the Soviet elit...

  • Ringu Spiral

    When Hideo Nakata's Ringu was released in Japanese cinemas in 1998, it did so as part of a double bill with Spiral, a sequel directed by Joji 'George' Iida (Another Heaven; co-writer of the original 1995 TV adaptation of Ringu) and based on Koji Suzuki's novel of the same name. Due to the film's ...

  • The Voice of the Moon

    The Voice of the Moon concerns itself with Ivo Salvini (Roberto Benigni, Life Is Beautiful), recently released from a mental hospital and in love with Aldini (Nadia Ottaviani). As he attempts to win her heart, he wanders a strange, dreamlike landscape and encounters various oddball characters, in...

  • The Silence

    A film imbued with the ideas of Sufism, The Silence tells of Khorshid, a young blind boy from Tajikistan who earns rent money for his family by tuning rare instruments but becomes enraptured by the sonorous music he hears on his way to work each day.

  • Shinjuku Triad Society

    The first entry in Takashi Miike’s “Black Society Trilogy,” Shinjuku Triad Society burst into cinemas in Japan in 1995 - and announced the birth of a radical new artist in the world of genre filmmaking. Although he had made his debut in 1991, Miike had worked up to this point in the world of “V-c...

  • Yumeji

    Yumeji (1991) imagines the real-life painter-poet Takehisa Yumeji’s encounter with a beautiful widow with a dark past.