9 Upcoming Asian Movies Released This Year

Posted 2017/08/24 1918 0

Let's see what the Asian film industry has in stocks to offer!


1. Sekigahara (Japan)

Release Date: 26/8

A movie adaptation of a novel based on the Battle of Sekigahara. The famous battle determined the ruler for Japan and marked the beginning of the rise of the Tokugawa shogunate.


2. Memoir of a Muderer (S. Korea)

Release Date: 7/9

Byeong-soo (Sol Kyung-gu) was a serial killer in the past, though he now suffers from Alzheimer's disease. He has a daughter, Eun-hee (Kim Seol-hyun), but she isn't his real daughter; rather, he took her from one of his victims, raising her as his own. One day, Tae-joo, later Eun-hee's boyfriend (Kim Nam-gil) approaches Eun-hee to kill her. To protect Eun-hee, he fights to keep his memory and he plans to kill Tae-joo. However it becomes apparent that his memories may not be as reliable as he believes them to be.


3. Fullmetal Alchemist (Japan)

Release Date: 1/12

Two alchemist brothers go on a quest for the Philosopher's Stone after an attempt to revive their dead mother goes horribly wrong.


4. Tiger Zinda Hai (India)

Release Date: 22/12

R.A.W agent Tiger a.k.a. Avinash Singh Rathore has been disavowed by his agency. When civilians are placed in harms way, Tiger is called back into action for an impossible covert mission where he must battle an international terrorist organisation.


5. Bleeding Steel (China)

Release Date: 22/12

Chan stars as a hardened special forces agent who fights to protect a young woman from a sinister criminal gang. At the same time he with feels a special connection to the young woman, like they met in a different life.


6. The Journey to China: The Mystery of Iron Mask (China)

The English traveler Jonathan Green receives from Peter the Great an order to map the Russian Far East. Once again he sets out for a long journey full of incredible adventures that will eventually lead him to China. The cartographer will unexpectedly face a lot of breathtaking discoveries, encounter bizarre creatures, meet with Chinese princesses, and confront deadly martial arts masters and even the king of all dragons - the Dragon King. What could be more dangerous than meeting eye to eye with Viy, except doing it again? What would be stronger this time - a staunch skepticism of the scientist or the old black magic that has seized power of Eastern lands?


7. Operation Red Sea (China)

The film is loosely based on the evacuation of the 225 foreign nationals and almost 600 Chinese citizens from Yemen's southern port of Aden during the 2015 Yemeni Civil War in late March.


8. Seven Years of Night (S. Korea)

Seo-Won has gone through a lot as the son of a murderer. He learned that his father was executed. Seven years ago, his drunken father Hyun-Soo, working as the leader for a management team at a dam, drives out to Seryeong Village where the dam is located. He hits a girl and throws the girl into the lake. Since then, Hyun-Soo goes crazy due to guilt. Young-Je is the dead girl's father takes revenge upon Seo-Won.


9. Uhm Bok Dong (S. Korea)

Based on the true story of famed cyclist Uhm Bok-dong, who became a symbol of pride for Koreans when he defeated Japanese cyclists and won the championship in a bicycle race which took place during the Japanese colonial rule of Korea.