2014 SE Asian Film Releases for the UK

Note (29/12/2013): Newly updated for 2014. There may still be mistakes and there are definitely still gaps (and missing links)! To make everyone’s life easier, here is a calendar for (South East) Asian film releases (theatrical and home media) in the UK for 2014. If you are looking for the (surely incomplete) 2013 release list, I saved it as .pdf file for archival purposes. Links to cinemas screening a particular film are provided where available. For festival or special events screenings, please refer to my monthly events posts. TBC = exact release date yet To Be Confirmed. Click on title for trailers (where available). January 2014 secret tips 2

  • Jan 6, 2014: 돈의 맛 (Donui Mat/The Taste of Money, South Korea, 2012) – Dir. by Im Sang-soo. Home media release via Arrow Films.
  • Jan 13, 2014: 「009 Re: Cyborg」(009 Re: Cyborg, Japan, 2013) on DVD and Blu-ray via Anime Limited.
  • Jan 27, 2014: 남자 사용설명서  (Namja Sayongseolmyungseo/How to Use Guys with Secret Tips, South Korea, 2013) – Dir. by Lee Won-suk. Home media release via Third Window Films.

February 2014 boomerang family 3

  • Feb 24, 2014: 고령화가족 (Goryeonghwa Gajok/Boomerang Family, South Korea, 2013) – Dir. by Song Hae-sung. Home media release via Third Window Films.
  • Feb 25, 2014: 「そして父になる」 (Soshite Chichi ni Naru/Like Father, Like Son, Japan, 2013) – Dir. by Koreeda Hirokazu. Home release via Arrow Films.

March 2014 shady

  • March 17, 2014:「怪談昇り竜」(Kaidan Nobori Ryu/Blind Woman’s Curse, Japan, 1970) – Dir. by Ishii Teruo. Home released via Arrow Films.
  • March 24, 2014:「かしこい狗は、吠えずに笑う」 (Kashkoi Inu wa Hoezuni Warau/Shady, Japan, 2012) – Dir. by Watanabe Ryohei. Home release by Third Window Films.
  • March 31, 2014: ヱヴァンゲリヲン新劇場版:Q」(Evangerion Shin Gekijōban: Kyū/Evangelion: 3.0 You Can (Not) Redo, Japan, 2012) – Dir. by Anno Hideaki, Tsurumaki Kazuya, Masayuki and Maeda Mahiro. Home release by Scotland Loves Anime.

April 2014 Yonosuke

May 2014 pluto

  • May (exact date TBC): 명왕성 (Myungwangsung/Pluto, South Korea, 2012) – Dir. by Shin Su-Won. DVD and Blu-ray release from Third Window Films.

June 201436

  • 6 June: 36 (Thailand, 2012) – Dir. by Nawapol Thamrongrattanarit. Released by day for night*.

July 2014 bleak night

  • July (exact date TBC): 파수꾼 (Pasuggun/Bleak Night, South Korea, 2010) – Dir. by Yoon Sung-hyun. Home release from Third Window Films.

August 2014 lessons of evil

  • August (exact date TBC): 「悪の教典」(Aku no Kyoten/Lessons of Evil, Japan, 2012) – Dir. by Miike Takashi. Home release from Third Window Films.

September 2014 behind the camera

  • September (exact date TBC): 뒷담화:감독이 미쳤어요 (Dwitdamhwa: Kamdokei Michyeosseoyo/Behind the Camera, 2013) – Dir. by E J-yong. Home release from Third Window Films.

October 2014 greatful dead

  • October (exact date TBC):「グレイトフルデッド」 (Gureitofurudeddo/Greatful Dead, Japan, 2013) – Dir. By Uchida Eiji. Home release from Third Window Films.

November 2014 sake bomb

  • November (exact date TBC): Sake-BOMB (Japan, 2013) – Dir. by Sakino Junya. Home release from Third Window Films.

December 2014 kumo no muko

  • Dec 22, 2014*: Double release of 「ほしのこえ」(Hoshi no Koe/Voices of a Distant Star, 2003) and「雲のむこう、約束の場所」 (Kumo no Mukō, Yakusoku no Basho/The Place Promised in Our Early Days, 2004) – Dir. by Shinkai Makoto. Blu-ray Twin Pack released via Anime Limited.

*I’m doubtful about this date, which I got from the amazon.co.uk pre-order page. This double-pack was originally scheduled for an autumn 2013 release, which was pushed back. I think it will be available earlier in the year…

No specific released date yet:

  • 「旅するぬいぐるみ」 (Tasiburu Nuigurumi/Travelling Daru, Japan, 2012) – Dir. by Tazawa Ushio. Ten minute short from CoMix Wave. Home release via All the Anime.
  • 「劇場版 TIGER & BUNNY -The Beginning」 (Gekijō-ban Tiger & Bunny – The Beginning/Tiger & Bunny: The Beginning, 2012) – Dir. by Yoshitomo Yonetani. Home media release via All the Anime.
  • 《天注定》 (Tian Zhu Ding/A Touch of Sin, 2013, China) – Dir. by Jia Zhangke. Home release via Arrow Film.
  • 「ももへの手紙」 (Momo e no Tegami/A Letter to Momo) – Animated film. Dir. by Okiura Hiroyuki. Cinema release via All the AnimeREVIEW – 8.5/10
  • 「言の葉の庭」(Kotonoha no Niwa/Garden of Words, Japan, 2013) – Dir. by Shinkai Makoto. Limited theatrical and home release via Anime Limited.
  • 「青の祓魔師(エクソシスト)」 (Ao no Ekusoshisut/Blue Exorcist, Japan, 2012) – Dir. by Takahashi Atsushi. Home release by Manga Entertainment.
  • 「FAIRY TAIL 鳳凰の巫女」 (Fearī Teiru Hōō no Miko/Fairy Tail Movie 1: Priestess of the Phoenix, Japan, 2012) – Dir. by Fujimori Masaya. Home release by Manga Entertainment.
  • 「サカサマのパテマ」 (Sakasama no Patema/Patema Inverted, Japan, 2013) – Dir. by Yoshiura Yasuhiro. Home release by All the Anime.
  • Mary is Happy, Mary is Happy (Thailand, 2013) – Dir. by Nawapol Thamrongrattanarit. Released by day for night*.

UK Distributors specialised in Asian films are: Third Window Films Terracotta Distribution Masters of Cinema (Eureka Entertainment, includes many classic Japanese films) For animated films: Manga UK  All the Anime 2

4 thoughts on “2014 SE Asian Film Releases for the UK”

  1. Tired Paul said:

    Nice list! if I see anything that you haven’t, I’ll let you know

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