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05.28.2009
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If you live in or near New York and have an appreciation for Asian cinema, you should be absolutely feverish about the annual New York Asian Film Fest.

This year's lineup is still rolling out, but it's already well worth attention. Some of the sweet selections on the schedule include the Hong Kong action epic THE WARLORDS (featuring Jet Li and Andy Lau), the amazing kung fu flick IP MAN, the Shaw Brothers classic FIVE DEADLY VENOMS, Japan's "softgore" action flick SAMURAI PRINCESS and the popular 20th CENTURY BOYS and K-20: LEGEND OF THE MASK, Indonesia's bizarro THE FORBIDDEN DOOR, South Korea's surprising ROUGH CUT, and the premiere of the insane gorefest VAMPIRE GIRL vs. FRANKENSTEIN GIRL (which you can sample below).

And that's just a taste! The fest runs from June 19 to July 6 -- check out the entire schedule (so far) and get more details RIGHT HERE!

Extra Tidbit: Got a favorite Asian film? (Or a whole bunch?)
Source: NYAFF

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11:54PM on 05/29/2009

NICE!

Good to see people actually enjoy some quality Asian cinema!
Good to see people actually enjoy some quality Asian cinema!
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11:34AM on 05/29/2009
Infernal Affairs 1 and 2
Fist of Legend
Drunken Master 2
Oldboy
Memories of Murder
The Mission
Hard Boiled
SPL (aka Killzone)
Infernal Affairs 1 and 2
Fist of Legend
Drunken Master 2
Oldboy
Memories of Murder
The Mission
Hard Boiled
SPL (aka Killzone)
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3:36AM on 05/29/2009

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Oldboy
Ringu
Phone
Brotherhood
Zatoichi
Kung Fu Hustle
Oldboy
Ringu
Phone
Brotherhood
Zatoichi
Kung Fu Hustle
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2:39AM on 05/29/2009

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Dead Or Alive,Wicked City(Anime),Ju-On(Fuck The Grudge),Ringu(Fuck The Ring),Fudoh: The New Generation.

and I'm probably alone here but I enjoyed Sympathy For Mr. Vengence more than Old Boy.
Dead Or Alive,Wicked City(Anime),Ju-On(Fuck The Grudge),Ringu(Fuck The Ring),Fudoh: The New Generation.

and I'm probably alone here but I enjoyed Sympathy For Mr. Vengence more than Old Boy.
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12:48AM on 05/29/2009

gore fest?

i'm all for film festivals like this, geared to select crowds of film fans. this looked like tokyo gore police with all the crimson spraying around the place.

gotta love 5 deadly venoms, for kick ass kung fu chop socky action. i'm partial to john woo flicks like hard boiled. the 3 part dvd of infernal affairs (remade by scorsese as "the departed"), flicks like "chocolate" or "ong bak", so close is cool, as is sci fi films like returner,casshern,hell, i still enjoy godzilla vs mecha godzilla.
i'm all for film festivals like this, geared to select crowds of film fans. this looked like tokyo gore police with all the crimson spraying around the place.

gotta love 5 deadly venoms, for kick ass kung fu chop socky action. i'm partial to john woo flicks like hard boiled. the 3 part dvd of infernal affairs (remade by scorsese as "the departed"), flicks like "chocolate" or "ong bak", so close is cool, as is sci fi films like returner,casshern,hell, i still enjoy godzilla vs mecha godzilla. there is such a wealth of asian cinema to choose from, it's really heady stuff. seek out older flicks like gunhed (actual spelling) or zieram for fun quirky sci-fi if you want some cool viewing.
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11:48PM on 05/28/2009
i haven't seen but one and i dont think it can get any better in oldboy! thanks for recommending that one joblo!
i haven't seen but one and i dont think it can get any better in oldboy! thanks for recommending that one joblo!
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11:48PM on 05/28/2009

Wow ONE comment?

Come on fellow Shmoes! Some faves, Oldboy, Three Extremes, Audition, Shogun Assassin (yes I know it was actually a tv series but hey) Zatoichi, Ichi The Killer and from the looks of it my latest will be Vampire Girl vs Frankenstein Girl. Hahaha its like live action anime! Dig it!!!
Come on fellow Shmoes! Some faves, Oldboy, Three Extremes, Audition, Shogun Assassin (yes I know it was actually a tv series but hey) Zatoichi, Ichi The Killer and from the looks of it my latest will be Vampire Girl vs Frankenstein Girl. Hahaha its like live action anime! Dig it!!!
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11:07PM on 05/28/2009
favorite asian film: survive style 5+
favorite asian film: survive style 5+
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