Asia Pacific Roundabout

Thailand Hunger Games
Thai circuit kills ‘Mockingjay’ prior to opening

As an entire nation feverishly awaited the Thailand premiere of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay–Part 1 on Nov. 20, moviegoers in the capital Bangkok were in for a big surprise when the film was abruptly canceled by the operator of the inner-city Scala and Lido theatres literally hours before its scheduled first screening, apparently due to political factors. More »

Asia Roundabout 12-14
‘Outcast’ gets a second chance in China

On Sept. 26, the period action film Outcast, a France/U.S.A./China co-production, was withdrawn by Chinese studio Yunnan Film Group, its principal local investor, without any immediate explanation and just two hours before its scheduled midnight previews in Beijing. More »

Asia Nov.
China casts out ‘Outcast’

Once again, China has pulled a major English-language movie literally hours before its scheduled opening. More »

Asia 10-14
‘Roaring Currents’ breaks Korean box-office records

A historical drama depicting a famous sea battle between Korean and Japanese forces has set new records at the South Korean box office. More »

Asia 09-14
China’s SAPPRFT releases 2014 box-office figures

The State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television (SAPPRFT, often shortened to “China Film Bureau”), China’s media industry-governing body, has released the official box-office figures for the first half of 2014. More »

Asia 08-14
‘World’s most luxurious cinema’ opens in Bangkok

Bangkok has long been known for harboring some of the poshest and most comfortable movie theatres on the planet. But if the operator and interior designers of the just recently opened Embassy Diplomat Screens are to be believed, Thailand’s capital now also is home to “the world’s most luxurious cinema.” More »



Fifth annual CinemaCon to return to Caesars Palace April 20

The fifth annual CinemaCon will return to Caesars Palace in Las Vegas on April 20-23 More »

NATO issues technological requirements for High Dynamic Range projection

NATO has released technological requirements for High Dynamic Range projection systems More »

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