Reel Asian is proud to be co-presenting 3 films at the Toronto After Dark Film Festival.
Sun. Aug. 15 2010 | 7:00pm | Bloor Cinema | $13 | Website
Dir. Noboru Iguchi | 2009 | Japan | 102 min
From the team that brought you Machine Girl, Vampire Girl vs. Frankenstein Girl and Tokyo Gore Police comes the latest in the Japanese subgenre of high-powered, mutant girl superkillers. Sisters Sis and Yoshie are employed at a geisha house. While the elder Sis is swiftly rising through the ranks of geisha/assassin trainees, Yoshie scrubs the floors. But when the man Sis loves prefers Yoshie, sisterly bonds are replaced by machine guns and katanas. What ensues is the ultimate catfight, as each sister ups the ante in pursuit of her man. These girls are human transformers, and the screen is filled bodies, blades and blood, all served up with the knowing Geisha smile. With brilliantly staged camp and comic timing, Robogeisha is a memoir of an all together different kind of geisha.
ALIEN VERSUS NINJA
Mon. Aug. 16, 2010 | 9:45pm | Bloor Cinema | $13 | Website
Dir. Seiji Chiba | 2010 | Japan | 85 min
From veteran ninja director Seiji Chiba and action director Yuji Shimomura comes – unsurprisingly – an intense, blood-splattering, fight-packed film that pits two sets of incredible warriors against each other. As a group of some of the greatest ninja warriors in Japan practice in the remote woods, they see a fireball falling out of the sky. From that fireball emerge ferocious aliens, who attack a nearby village and slaughter all but a few of the ninjas. Those that remain seek to rid the Earth of there extra-terrestrial killers, and search for love and honour along the way. But, when their traditional weapons are powerless against the aliens, the ninjas must find new sources of power to overcome the invaders. With wall-to-wall action in the grand tradition of Japanese over-the-top, splatter-gore films, Alien versus Ninja is guaranteed to leave you wanting more.
Tue. Aug. 17, 2010 | 7:00pm | Bloor Cinema | $13 | Website
Dir. Poolvoralaks, Pisanthanakun, Purikitpanya, Sugmakanan & Wongpoom | 2009 | Thailand | 127 min
The sequel to one of our audience favourites in 2008, Phobia 2 brings back three of the original directors along with two new ones, presenting five new terrifying and gruesome tales from Thailand. A delinquent youth seeks refuge in a rural monastery, only to anger the local Gods. A young man admitted to hospital finds himself in the room of a near-dead cult leader who has other plans for his soul. A teenage couple attempting to hitchhike to the city finds themselves on the run from drug-running zombies. A shady used car saleswoman finds herself alone on her lot at night and under attack from the victims of her ***. And three young filmmakers attempt to keep their cool when one of the cast members comes back from the dead to finish the movie. A sure classic from the current golden age of Thai horror.