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TOP TEN FOREIGN THRILLERS RELEASING SOON 1-3

Some great foreign thrillers movies releasing soon so I’ve decided to do another Top Ten Foreign Thrillers post. This is part one and will feature 3 movies. Part two will feature another three great films with the final post featuring another 4 gems. Enjoy

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1: GOODNIGHT MOMMY
I was left feeling a little weird after Watching the trailer for this. Looks like more of a psychological thriller/drama than anything else. Seems like a simple premise and judging by the trailer, there seems to be very few cast involved.

The story follows two young twin brothers. They are in a large empty house waiting on their mother to return home. Time passes and the boys start to wonder what has happened to their mother. Just as they’re about to give up hope of her ever returning, a strange woman enters through the front door, her whole face is covered in bandages , she is claiming to be their lost mother, but the kids are unable to tell because of the bandages. She seems different, she doesn’t seem like the person that they once knew. So that premise sort of freaked the fuck out of me a little bit!! This sounds pretty damn creepy.

The trailer had a huge runtime of over three minutes which I thought to be way too long. I think the trailer gave away a little bit too much of the storyline, I’m pretty sure I’ve pieced together the entire film just by watching the trailer, I hope I am wrong though and it offers a lot more than expected.

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One thing is for sure, this looks absolutely terrifying !

2:IN ORDER OF DISAPPEARANCE

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This just looks like a lot of bloody fun. The film follows a man called Nils who has just been awarded citizen of the year. His son is murdered for something that he did not do. Nils then takes it upon himself to go on a act of vengeance to get all responsible and to find out the truth behind his sons murder.

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While we have the premise for quite a brutal and dark thriller, this films is very much a black comedy. I believe that if you can laugh at subtitled trailer then the comedy has to be really well written. When I think about it, I’d probably prefer it no to be a comedy, but this looks and sounds brilliant so I ain’t complaining.

3: THE WORLD OF KANAKO
New film from acclaimed Japanese director Tetsuya Nakashima. If you are unsure about who is he is-, he is the writer and director behind Japanese cult favourite CONFESSIONS. A movie about a teacher who targets the students who are responsible for her daughters death. If you ain’t seen it then that film is well worth checking out.

I’m unsure of any real premise for this film. There is a small description on imdb but I think I’m just gonna give this one a go purely based on the fact that I’ve loved this mans previous work. He always seems to offer something different.

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Thanks for reading.

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5 FOREIGN MOVIES TO WATCH OUT FOR

1: THE SAMURAI
I’m pretty sure this one has already been released and not, then you can expect it very soon. I have just seen the trailer for this and was automatically drawn to it. Did I understand what the fuck was going on in the trailer?, no, I didn’t !. Did I even remotely know what it was about, again, no, I didn’t. All I seen was a cop who was on the pursuit of a wolf that has been terrorising a village. When his search brings him to a nearby by wooded area, he meets a strange man in a long red dress and is carrying a samurai sword,. The samurai tells the cop that he is on a crusade, he then asks the cop to accompany him and the cop accepts.

I have no idea where this film is gonna go, it could turn out to be a love story but I highly doubt it. All I know is that is sounds original and judging from the trailer it looks pretty awesome as well.

SAMURAI TRAILER

2:PARASYTE
Based on a hugely popular manga series by Hitoshi Iwaaki that was published from 1990-1995. PARASYTE tells the story of 17 yr old Shinichi Izumi, a kid who is unaware that while he is laying sleeping, a worm-like alien is trying to take over his body, but because he is wearing headphones, the alien is unable to get into his ears and infect his brain, so it burrows a hole in his arm. When he wakes the next day he finds that most of the human-race has been taken over by aliens, and that his arm can mutate into just about anything (think Prototype only more insane).

I haven’t had the pleasure of reading the manga series but I must admit it looks and sounds absolutely awesome and completely original.

it was recently announced that there was a live-action adaptation coming our way which will be split into  a two part series . The first instalment will be here as early as November, with the second following sometime next year.

I also read an article that Gareth Evans (writer of The Raid and The raid 2) had joined the cast. I have no idea if this is true. If he is involved then I’d say he’d be behind the camera rather than in front of it.

an Anime version is also on the way

PARASYTE PT1 TRAILER

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3:THE DEAD LANDS
No doubt this is gonna be another beauty from production company XYZ FILMS. XYZ FIKMS keep releasing fantastic movies, and there is no sign of them ever stopping. These guys know what they’re doing. They have given us classics like THE RAID, THE RAID 2, TUSK (not yet released), BIG BAD WOLVES, ON THE JOB, THE NIGHT COMES FOR US (not yet released). Now we have THE DEAD LANDS to add to the list.

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OFFICIAL PLOT (imdb)
After his tribe is slaughtered through an act of treachery, Hongi – a Maori chieftain’s teenage son – must avenge his father’s murder in order to bring peace and honor to the souls of his loved ones. Vastly outnumbered by the band of villains, Hongi’s only hope is to pass through the feared and forbidden Dead Lands and forge an uneasy alliance with the mysterious ‘Warrior’ a ruthless fighter who has ruled the area for years. — IMDb Plot: The Dead Lands (2014)

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4COLT 45
Not only do the the French make quality horror films, they’re also pretty damn good at making thrillers. It’s been a while though since I have seen any French film (of any genre) that’s left it’s mark with me. The trailer for this looks really good, but there was a horrible stench of an inevitable American remake, such a rancid stench, you can almost see it coming through your screen.

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COLT 45 TRAILER

5: AS GOD SAYS
Another manga adaptation from japan, this time, veteran director Takeshi Miike is the man in the directors chair. Miike has been out of action for quite some time but recently he’s been attached to direct three movie AS GOD SAYS, OVER YOU DEAD BODY, also a world war 2 drama/thriller that will star Tom Hardy (not sure of the title, sorry).

Miike is no stranger in bringing us ultra-violence adapted from a manga series. ICHI THE KILLER was, and still is one of the most shocking and daring films of recent years. A film that is guaranteed to make you go ” wtf did I just watch?”.

What I admire about Miike is that he has always been a daring filmmaker, films like AUDITION, ICHI THE KILLER,HAPPINESS OF THE KATIKURI’SVISITOR Qhave proved that the man is one the best in the business. He really doesn’t give a shit about censorship.. His films are as raw and brutal as they come and more than often, very graphic and extremely disturbing. So, Mr Miike, I salute you sir!
AS GOD SAYS TRAILER

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