Twitch Film and Movies.com once again present the International Trailer Domination Tour, a selection of the best trailers from upcoming international films. Asia dominates this edition, holding four of the five slots, with the remaining effort belonging to the Dutch.
1. Too Many Villains by Harry Kim, South Korea
Can Harry Kim’s Too Many Villains live up to the pressure that comes with having the best title of the year? It would appear so, yes. A crime noir that came pretty much out of nowhere – the producers normally seem to work in television, so this one snuck in the side door from neither the big established players nor the known indies – this looks to hit just the right balance between style and grit.
2. Blood-C: The Last Dark by Tsutomu Mizushima, Japan
It’s hard to imagine that it’s taken this long for an animated feature based on the Mamoru Oshii-produced 2000 short OVA Blood, The Last Vampire to hit screens but it’s finally happening with Blood-C: The Last Dark. With the series now having spawned novels, manga, video games, a live action feature and two complete anime television series this feature version comes as an extension of the most recent television effort. Backed by original producers Production IG and designed by all-female manga house CLAMP they certainly seem to have gotten the feel of things right.
3. Zombibi by Martijn Smits and Erwin van den Eshof, The Netherlands
The undead have invaded Amsterdam! Yes, zombie comedies have become de rigeur these days but the good ones are still a ton of fun and Dutch effort Zombibi looks to be one of the better offerings of recent years. There’s a bit of a bait and switch in the trailer with things kicking off like a crude, race based comedy but once the dead rise and the blood begins to flow it turns into a no holds barred splatter fest.
4. The Viral Factor by Dante Lam, Hong Kong
Dante Lam is the reigning king of the Hong Kong action film and he’s got the biggest budget of his career with The Viral Factor. Some of that money goes to the big name cast - The Green Hornet’s Jay Chou is one of the leads and he does not come cheap – but most goes to the continent hopping story and massive set pieces. Boats, helicopters, explosions ... it’s all just another day at the office.
5. My Way by Kang Je-gyu, South Korea
If you see only one epic war picture over the next year it is increasingly looking as though Kang Je-gyu’s My Way should be that picture. Kang came to international attention with his Korean War effort Taegukgi a few years back and he’s playing things on an even larger scale with WWII effort My Way. The earlier trailers were already impressive enough but they’ve just followed those with an eight minute promo that proves this is absolutely the real deal.
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