Death Note by UKAnifest

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Hi Civilians, 

Its nearly time to see the American premiere of Death Note. Netflix has released details of the film including the release date... August 25! 

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We suggest you obey the rules. Based on the famous Japanese manga written by Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata, Death Note follows a high school student who comes across a supernatural notebook, realizing it holds within it a great power; if the owner inscribes someone’s name into it while picturing their face, he or she will die. Intoxicated with his new godlike abilities, the young man begins to kill those he deems unworthy of life." Netflix Originals

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The only thing left to say is view the trailer and comment after and let us know what you think?

Review: The Wailing by UKAnifest

The Wailing [DVD]
Starring Do-won Kwak, Jung-min Hwang, Jun Kunimura, Woo-hee Chun, Hwan-hee Kim

Hi Civilians, 

 The film that sent waves in the Korean box office and all over the world has finally come to the UK. The Korean title 'Goksung' pertains to the rural village where the film is placed, but this village is not like any other... this is the wailing.

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"The South Korean box office smash, The Wailing, is a riveting police investigation which turns into a sensationally terrifying thriller as a likeable cop is drawn into a nightmarish hunt for a source of pure evil disturbing this quiet, rural village." Kaleidoscope Home Entertainment

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  A guy has stabbed his wife and kids to death for no premeditated reason. Jeon Jong-gu and his police unit get to the area and this is where we see the plot untangle. As more family murders happen suspects emerge and the 'so-called' killers are found to be covered within rashes and boils.  Rumors circulate about a middle aged Japanese man who arrived only when these situations occur, this only adds to the confusion and randomness in this violent, scary and suspenseful film.

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There's nothing more scary about a film that has you fearing something that you cannot see straight away or something that you cannot comprehend. The Wailing makes you want to see what happens next, it starts with a series of gruesome deaths and ends with a plot twist that you have to watch twice just to absorb the true nature of what just happened. The plot, scripted and directed by Hong-jin Na on the surface makes some sense but in its randomness gives the viewer a sense of surrealism making good use of suspense, gore and shock keeping you on the edge of your seat.
The director draws upon ancient customs to show a dark, primitive tone where story is first and violence is second. This thriller crosses the line between suspense and horror, associating itself amongst films like The Exorcist, Poltergeist and 28 days later to give you a genre crossing sublime film. The film runs at 2hrs 56minutes long keeping you engaged in the drama and yes the GORE but it does so with such elegance that this has to be the Korean film of the year. 

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This movie is the 8th biggest Korean opening of all time and has the making for being one of the best Korean films to date. It is a fun, thrilling and gory movie that has all depth of a Hollywood movie and all the guts of a indie film.  The characters are the focal point of this film and it is a better film for it. As we keep saying, we need to keep Asian film alive in the U.K. and this is an offering that you cannot refuse to watch. Powerful and mesmerising you need to purchase this NOW and watch late at night for full effect. 

This movie comes highly recommended and is definitely one to watch!

Film: ★★★★★ /Extras: ★★★☆☆ /Disc: ★★★★☆

@ukanifest

Syfy + Anime by UKAnifest

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Hi Civilians, 

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In the U.K the Syfy channel has always been a channel to go against the grain. The channel has always seen the potential to screen programmes that appeal to a niche market, they have now acquired some key manga films to be screened on the UK network. 

Every Saturday Syfy will be screening a major manga title starting with this Saturday being Akira.  

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January 7 -Akira @ 11.10 pm. 

Neo-Tokyo, 2019. The city is being rebuilt post World War III when two high school drop outs, Kaneda and Tetsuo stumble across a secret government project to develop a new weapon - telekinetic humans. After Tetsuo is captured by the military and experimented on, he gains psychic abilities and learns about the existence of the project's most powerful subject, Akira. Dangerous and destructive, Kaneda must take it upon himself to stop both Tetsuo and Akira before things get out of control and the city is destroyed once again.

January 14 - Ninja Scroll @ 11.10 pm.

A ninja-for-hire is forced into fighting an old nemesis who is bent on overthrowing the Japanese government. His nemesis is also the leader of a group of demons each with superhuman powers.

January 21 - The Girl Who Leapt Through Time @ 11.10 pm.

There is a future that we can't wait for.

What would you do if you could “leap” backward through time? When tomboyish 17 year old Makoto Konno gains this ability after an accident in her high school chemistry lab, she immediately sets about improving her grades and preventing personal mishaps. Before long, however, she realizes that even innocuous changes can have terrible consequences. Changing the past is not as simple as it seems, and eventually Makoto will have to rely on her new powers to shape the future for herself and her friends.

January 28 - Redline @ 11.10 pm.

The most dangerous and exciting car race in the universe is held only once every five years. And that’s tonight. The competitors are lined up at the starting block. In his vehicle, JP, the most daredevil driver on the circuit, is ready for the green light. Female driver Sonoshee, with whom he is secretly in love, is also on the starting line. She will stop at nothing to get on to that podium. In this race, not only is anything possible, but also anything is allowed.

February 4 - Summer Wars @ 11.10 pm.

When timid eleventh-grader and math genius Kenji Koiso is asked by older student and secret crush Natsuki to come with her to her family’s Nagano home for a summer job, he agrees without hesitation. Natsuki’s family, the Jinnouchi clan, dates back to the Muromachi era, and they’ve all come together to celebrate the 90th birthday of the spunky matriarch of the family, Sakae. That’s when Kenji discovers his “summer job” is to pretend to be Natsuki’s fiancé and dance with her at the birthday celebration. As Kenji attempts to keep up with Natsuki’s act around her family, he receives a strange math problem on his cell phone which, being a math genius, he can’t resist solving. As it turns out, the solution to the mysterious equation causes a hijacking of the social networking site through which most of the world's social and business traffic flows. It’s up to Kenji and his new fake family to put reality back in order.

February 11 - The Wolf Children @ 11.10 pm

Hana is a 19-year-old student who falls in a "fairy-tale like" love with a "wolf man". Over the course of the 13-year story Hana gives birth to two children - older sister Yuki, and younger brother Ame, or "Snow and Rain". At first the family quietly lives in the city trying to hide their wolf heritage, but when the "wolf man" suddenly dies Hana makes the decision to move to a rural town, far from their previous city life.

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So as we always say, keep anime alive in the UK and get on your TV or set your sky/virgin planners to record these amazing movies. 

 

@UKAnifest