Friday, September 17, 2010

Upcoming Awesome, Trailers Galore

Some noteworthy trailers to keep your eyes on coming up:

Takashi Miike's 13 Assassins - Looks to be a loosely derived live action version of Shigurui: Death Frenzy, with several samurai intent on stopping the rule of a tyrannical shogun, bent on murder and chaos for sport. Kind of like Akira Kurosawa meets the extravagant gory excess of Yoshihiro Nishimura. Frankly can't wait for the proper home video release of this in the states, considering it's already run the festival circuit, most recently Tiff.

Jennifer Lynch's Hisss - Blending her already surreal visual palette with a Bollywood sensibility and cast, Hisss exploits ancient Hindi myth and puts it in a disturbing foreground. Haven't seen any real reviews as of yet, but the trailer looks completely intense. As awesome as Surveillance was, especially after the vapid Boxing Helena, I'm super stoked to see the end result of her newest picture here.

Romain Gavra's Notre Jour Viendra - I literally know nothing abotu this movie, even after watching the trailer several times. But Vincent Cassel is in it and his work gets better and better with each film he does. This one looks to be no exception, with a trailer even more intense than Cassel's films cast as Mesrine. I'll be looking further into this one for sure!

Jalmari Helander's Rare Exports - Just watch the trailer. Finally a movie with high production values villainizing Santa Claus. Jaded viewers probably won't dig it, since it's a European film intended to be appropriate for most viewers 13 and up, even though early reviews say the content isn't MPAA friendly in the States. I've read several good things about this one, and am pretty excited to seek it out.

Dante Lam's Fire of Conscience - Looks amazing, and after the kinetic insanity of his Sniper and Beast Stalker films last year, I'm incredibly stoked on this one to say the least. Incorporating action set pieces that should make even Johnny To jealous, it should be exceptionally stylish and violent, and given Lam's previously mentioned filmography (as well as the much older Beast Cops) Fire of Conscience looks insanely awesome.


Aaron said...

Hisss looks fuckin disturbing dude. I wanna see it badly but I'm afraid I'll need to cover my eyes a few times.

Dru Hast said...

I"m stoked to check these out. Aaron is right, Hisss looks pretty intense.