Film

League Of Gods by UKAnifest

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Hi Civilians, 

  Coming to a cinema near you is the film League Of Gods. Sony Pictures are pushing this film in limited cinema chains across the country on the 29th July 2016. 

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"A long time ago, a determined King Zhou, supported by his concubine Daji, sets his mind on conquering the Middle Kingdom. After years of slaughter, the unyielding Adept tribes have been eliminated in succession. Jiang and General Ji from Qishan are King Zhou’s longstanding opponents. Under a divinatory sign, Jiang discovers that the Sword of Light can reverse the adversity.

Jet Li is back and ready for action in the new fantasy epic League of Gods. Based on the 16th-century Chinese novel “The Investiture Of The Gods”, Jet Li is back with a big cast including Louis Koo, Fan Bingbing, Tony Leung Ka-Fai and more!" Sony Pictures Int. 

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 So book tickets here and support Asian films in the UK. This film looks like a visual feast with many starts from Angelbaby to Jet Li. This is perhaps a trial for Sony to see what the uptake is on Asian cinema in the UK therefore we have to support the cause.  

Go and book your tickets NOW!! 

@ukanifest

Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV CG Film by UKAnifest

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Hi Civilians, 

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The news surrounding Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV is hotting up as square enix has confirmed a Japanese release date and a European voice cast stating that it will be with us soon. 

The official Japanese website confirms that Final Fantasy XV game director Hajime Tabata is producing the film. Takeshi Nozue (Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children co-director, co-producer) is directing the film, and John Graham is composing the music. 

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 "The magical kingdom of Lucis is home to the hallowed Crystal, but the menacing empire of Niflheim will stop at nothing to make it theirs. War has raged between the two for as long as most can remember.

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King Regis of Lucis commands an elite force of soldiers dubbed the Kingsglaive. Wielding their king's magic, Nyx Ulric and his fellow glaives stand before the crown city of Insomnia, fighting to stay the inexorable advance of Niflheim's imperial army.

Before the overwhelming military might of the empire, King Regis can only salvage his kingdom by accepting anultimatum—he must cede all lands outside the crown city, and see his son, Prince Noctis, wed to Lady Lunafreya, the former princess of Tenebrae now captive of Niflheim.

As the war of wills rages, the machinations of Niflheim transform Insomnia into an awe-inspiring battleground, pulling Nyx into a struggle for the very survival of the kingdom." 

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Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV features an all-star cast, including Sean Bean (Lord of the Rings, Game of Thrones) as King Regis, Lena Headey (300, Game of Thrones) as Princess Luna and Aaron Paul (Breaking Bad) as Kingsglaive soldier Nyx.

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So head over to the European website for more info and keep checking here to see the official release date when we get it! 

Website: Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV

 

@UKAnifest 

Review: Audition by UKAnifest

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Hi Civilians, 

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The first time I watched Audition (Tartian release) I was blown away, it was clear that Audition left me visually disturbed and mentally excited. Is this a good horror? Yes this is a genuinely scary film that make you feel nervous and also makes you laugh at the bazaar. Despite not categorising itself as a 'horror film' Takashi Miike's Audition, has a lot of 'horror' moments that will make you squirm.

In 1999, when it was screened at various film festivals and released via Tartian Audition gained a reputation of being a film that witnessed walkouts by members of the audience and people who watched it via DVD stating that had to return the film due to its graphic nature... If this genuinely happened or a publicity-driven rumour is unknown at this point but after having seen Audition for the first time I'm not surprised they did.

 

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The plot is about revenge, love and what can happen if love has boundaries. Shigeharu Aoyama (Ryo Ishibashi), a widowed TV producer pretends to be Auditioning young women for a new show, when in fact he's really looking for a wife. He finds a young attractive and attentive woman though the  casting but as the film progresses, he comes face to face with her suspicious past. Director Takashi Miike uses the atmosphere coupled with gore and realism to tell this story that views many scenes using dreams, the protagonists dreams. 

 

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The casting is amazing. Asami (Eihi Shiina), the want-to-be actress is so engaging. Her submissive self, clean as it may seem, makes her cunning and the opposite of trustworthy. Her character provides the viewer with intrigue and calmness that when the story gets going on the 3rd half of the film you are almost shocked about the turn of events.

The writing is on the money especially during the climax, where it focuses on Asami’s lines for chills rather than simply gory visuals. Miike proves that psychologically traumatised characters are far more effective at sending a chill down your spine, rather than loud off the cuff scares. Instead, the story breaks new ground by making the viewer think, could that be me? Could that really happen? What did really happen? Instead of what is happening and what the story has already unfolded. What Miike leaves the viewer to guess, is whether things would have turned out the way they do or is it only a dream.

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Audition Is Japanese horror cinema... A long-haired actress dressed in a white gown, a troubled history of characters and a score that makes the hairs on your back stand up in fright. This puts Hollywood to shame as it does terror so well and the story line... Well I don't really want to talk about the twist so go ahead, make the purchase and get the steal book while you can! Amazing transfer at 1080p , DTS HD (Bluray release) and an intro from the man himself Takashi Miike.

SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS:

• Brand new 2K restoration of original vault elements

• Original 5.1 Dolby Surround Audio / DTS HD

• Optional English subtitles

• Audio commentary with director Takashi Miike and screenwriter Daisuke Tengan

• Brand new commentary by Miike biographer Tom Mes examining the film and its source novel

• Introduction by Miike

• Ties that Bind – A brand new interview with Takashi Miike

• Interviews with stars Ryo Ishibashi, Eihi Shiina, Renji Ishibashi and Ren Osugi

• Damaged Romance: An appreciation by Japanese cinema historian Tony Rayns

• Trailers

• Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Matthew Griffin

 

This movie is one to watch! 

Film: ★★★★☆

Extras:  ★★★★☆

Disc: ★★★★☆

 

@UKAnifest