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'.

13: Game of Death (2005)

Director: Chukiat Sakveerakul, Stewart St John
Starring: Krissada Terrence, Achita Wuthinounsurasit, Sarunyoo Wongkrachang, Nattapong Aru...

Pusit is deep in debt, he's just lost his job, his girlfriend and his car, so when a mysterious cell phone caller offers him $100 million to feature i... Read more

15 (2003)

Director: Royston Tan
Starring: Melvin Chen, Melvin Lee, Erick Chun, Vynn Soh, Shaun Tan

Singapore too squeaky clean for street kids? Director Royston Tan would disagree, as would his cast of real-life delinquents, many of whom are now mi... Read more

3 Extremes (2004)

Director: Takashi Miike, Chan-wook Park, Fruit Chan
Starring: Kyoko Hasegawa, Atsuro Watabe, Byung-hun Lee, Won-hee Lim, Hye-jeong Kang, Jung-...

Three of Asia's hottest directors join forces for this horror triple. Hong Kong's Fruit Chan, Korea's Park Chan-wook and Japan's Takashi Miike each co... Read more

3 Extremes 2 (2002)

Director: Peter Ho-Sun Chan, Kim Jee-Woon, Nonzee Nimibutr
Starring: Hye-su Kim, Bo-seok Jeong, Suwinit Panjamawat, Leon Lai, Eric Tsang, Eugenia Yua...

Another collection of three chilling shorts from innovative Asian directors. From Korea Ji-woon Kim's, 'Memories' is about a woman (Hye-su Kim) who w... Read more

A Better Tomorrow (1986)

Director: John Woo
Starring: Chow Yun-Fat, Ti Lung, Leslie Cheung

This masterful thriller from John 'The Killer' Woo is once again highlighted by stunning action sequences. This is a saga of three friends who run a s... Read more

A Better Tomorrow 2 (1987)

Director: John Woo
Starring: Chow Yun-Fat, Ti Lung, Leslie Cheung, Dean Shek

This dynamite sequel focuses on the original's leading characters' exploits and pays homage to Sam Peckinpah and the American gangsters in intoxicatin... Read more

A Tale of Two Sisters (2003)

Director: Kim Jee-Woon
Starring: Su-jeong Lim, Geun-yeong Mun, Jung-ah Yum, Kap-su Kim

The Asian pop culture crossover continues with this eerie South Korean horror, with more than a shiver of recognition from the modern Japanese classic... Read more

Abnormal Beauty (2004)

Director: Oxide Pang
Starring: Anson Leung, Race Wong, Rosanne Wong

The Pang Brothers cast sisters from Hong Kong rock group 2Rs as lesbian lovers in this their latest mood horror. Photographer Jin is dissatisfied wit... Read more

Audition (2000)

Director: Takashi Miike
Starring: Ryo Ishibashi, Eihi Shiina, Jun Kunimura

Extreme drama from rebel Japanese director Miike Takashi tells of Aoyama, a lonely widower owner of a video production company, who joins forces with... Read more

Bang Rajan (2000)

Director: Thanit Jitnukul
Starring: Winai Kraibutr, Jaran Ngamdee, Chumphorn Thepphithak, Suntharee Maila-Or

A blockbuster epic from Thailand based on the 1765 invasion by Burma. The only thing standing between the Burmese Army and the (then Siamese) capital... Read more