The Fantastic Asia Film Festival comes to Melbourne

Melbournians take heed! A new festival is coming to town, and it’s bringing with it four days of Asian film that run the gamut of cult and genre cinema: from their opener, Nishimura’s zombie splatter film Helldriver, to low-budget Filipino ghost/horror flicks Altar and Yanggaw. They’ve packed a huge number of films into the Cinema Nova in Carlton over four days, starting on the 10th of November.

You’ll find the complete lineup and session times at their website, but here’s a quick list (with links to the few that we have reviews for already):

Thursday 10 Nov (opening night):

  • Helldriver (Japan, 2010, directed by Yoshihiro Nishimura)

Friday 11 Nov:

  • Karate Robo Zaborgar (Japan, 2011, directed by Noboru Iguchi)
  • Ninja Kids (Japan, 2011, directed by Takashi Miike)
  • The Yellow Sea (South Korea, 2010, directed by Na Hong-jin)
  • Deadball (Japan, 2011, directed by Yudai Yamaguchi)
  • Tomie: Unlimited (Japan, 2011, directed by Noboru Iguchi)

Saturday 12 Nov:

  • Erotibot (Japan, 2011, directed by Naoyuki Tomomatsu)
  • Yakuza Busting Girls: Yakuza Death Ride Battle (Japan, 2011, directed by Kazufumi Nakahira)
  • Let The Bullets Fly (China, 2010, directed by Wen Jiang)
  • Invasion of Alien Bikini (South Korea, 2011, directed by Oh Young-doo)
  • Milocrorze: A Love Story (Japan, 2011, directed by Yoshimasa Ishibashi)
  • Yakuza Weapon (Japan, 2011)
  • Guilty of Romance (Japan, 2010, directed by Sion Sono)
  • Zombie Ass (Japan, 2011, directed by Noboru Iguchi)

Sunday 13 Nov:

  • Aswang: Filipino New Blood (presentation)
  • Altar (Philippines, 2007, directed by Rico Maria llarde)
  • Yanggaw (Philippines, 2008, directed by Richard Somes)
  • Wu Xia (China, 2011, directed by Peter Chan Ho-Sun)
  • I Saw The Devil (South Korea, 2010, directed by Kim Jee-woon)
  • 3D Sex & Zen: Extreme Ecstasy (Hong Kong, 2011, directed by Christopher Suen)
  • Underwater Love (Japan, 2011, directed by Shinji Imaoka)
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