Asia Pacific Roundabout
It may come as a big surprise to some, but the internationally isolated and politically ostracized country of North Korea has long boasted an extraordinarily prolific movie industry. More »
As the clock struck midnight and ushered in the New Year, Korean cinema found itself in the lucky position of being able to look back on an extremely satisfying 2013, with both theatres and studios reporting new records. More »
Conservative activists in Thailand have recently raised a storm against the producers of ghost slapstick comedy Oh! My Ghost, criticizing the inclusion in the movie of a scene in which the characters release a floating lantern to which a set of female underwear is attached. More »
The extraordinarily brutal gang-rape of a young Indian student on Dec. 12, 2012, in a suburb of New Delhi has inspired a Bollywood movie titled Kill the Rapist?, slated for release exactly one year after the fatal incident. More »
A real-life drama worthy of a movie in its own right recently unfolded in Thailand when Somsak Techaratanaprasert, owner of Sahamongkol Film, one of the country’s largest studios and film distributors, threatened homegrown martial-arts star Tony Jaa with legal action due to alleged breach of contract. More »
A new study by Health Physics found that ocular hazards from projectors—professional to consumer-grade systems—are similar whether their illumination source is laser-based or lamp-based. More »
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