Asia Extreme

For the uninitiated, the most ground-breaking, unpredictable and inventive films are being made in the Far East. Alice opens Pandora's Box unleashing an astonishing world of cinema from Korea, Thailand, Hong Kong and Japan; introducing cinema-watchers to the stylish and often violent world of Miike Takashi, Hideo Nakata, Takeshi 'Beat' Kitano and the Pang Brothers amongst others. While films such as 'Battle Royale', 'Ring', 'The Eye', 'Dark Water' and 'Audition' continue to satisfy the ever increasing hunger for astounding cinematic style and outrageous shock moments, Alice is committed to the development of the most exciting and unique of all contemporary genres. Stay tuned... Right: The hills are alive with the sound of screaming in Miike Takashi's 'The Happiness of the Katakuris'.

Ninja in the Dragon's Den (1982)

Director: Corey Yuen Kwai
Starring: Conan Lee, Hiroyuki Sanada, Tai Bo, Hwang Jang Lee

Conan Lee plays a smug martial artist who comes to the aid of his teacher when the old man is attacked by a ninja assassin (Hiroyuki Sanada). Turns o... Read more

Oldboy (2003)

Director: Chan-wook Park
Starring: Min-sik Choi, Hye-jeong Kang, Ji-tae Yu

Oh Dae-su (Choi Min-sik) has been imprisoned in a room for 15 years with no explanation when, barely sane, he is released. Thrown back into the world... Read more

Once Upon A Time In China: The Trilogy (1991)

Director: Tsui Hark
Starring: Jet Li, Yuen Biao, Rosamund Kwan, Ken Chang, Jacky Cheung, Donnie Yen, Siu Chung...

The most celebrated film series in Hong Kong cinema history is now available as a box set. All 3 films have been digitally restored and enhanced for... Read more

One Last Dance (2006)

Director: Max Makowskii
Starring: Harvey Keitel, Ti Lung, Francis Ng, Vivian Hsu

A professional hitman ponders another line of business but soon finds that there's a high price to pay for leaving behind a life of crime in director... Read more

One Missed Call (2003)

Director: Takashi Miike
Starring: Kou Shibasaki, Shinichi Tsutsumi, Kazue Fukiishi, Renji Ishibashi

From cult Japanese director Takashi Miike comes this typically stylish idiosyncratic horror-thriller. Yumi's friend has a missed call on her cell-pho... Read more

One Nite in Mongkok (2004)

Director: Tung-Shing Derek Yee
Starring: Alex Fong, Daniel Wu, Cecilia Cheung, Kar Lok Chin, Anson Leung

When a gangster's son is accidentally killed during a drunken dispute, Officer Milo (Alex Fong) heads a special task force to prevent an all-out triad... Read more

One Take Only (2001)

Director: Oxide Pang
Starring: Pavarit Mongkolpisit, Wanatchada Siwapornchai

From the director of 'The Eye' comes this fast-paced and dizzyingly stylish film about a Bangkok street urchin (Pawalit Mongkolpisit from 'Bangkok Dan... Read more

Ong Bak (2003)

Director: Prachya Pinkaew
Starring: Tony Jaa, Petchthai Wongkamlao, Chattapong Pantanaunkul

When the head of sacred a Buddha statue, Ong Bak, is stolen, country boy Ting (Tony Jaa) is sent to Bangkok to retrieve it. Raised by a monk and train... Read more

Ong Bak 2: The Beginning (2008)

Director: Panna Rittikrai, Tony Jaa
Starring: Tony Jaa, Sorapong Chatri, Sarunyoo Wongkrachang, Dan Chupong, Nirut Sirichanya

Martial arts wunderkind Tony Jaa returns with more jaw-dropping, bone-shattering action, and this time he also got behind the camera and co-directed.... Read more

P ( The Possessed ) (2005)

Director: Paul Spurrier
Starring: Suangporn Jaturaphut

A curious blend of Bangkok's seedy sex trade and flesh-eating horror, this UK/Thai co-production begins in the Thai countryside where a sweet young gi... Read more