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Author Martin, Daniel (Professor of Film Studies), author

Title Extreme Asia : the rise of cult cinema from the Far East / Daniel Martin
Published Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, [2015]
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Description 1 online resource (195 pages)
Contents Chilling beginnings : Japanese horror and the British critical reception of Nakata Ideo's Ring -- Cinema of cruelty : the birth of Asia Extreme and Miike Takashi's Audition -- Courting controversy : hype, scandal and Fukasaku Kinji's Battle Royale -- Brand wagon : the courtship of multiplex audiences and the 2003 Asia Extreme roadshow -- Savagery and serenity : extreme cinema and the films of Kim Ki-duk -- From the margins to the mainstream : Asia Extreme in 2004 -- Conclusion : the legacy of Asia Extreme
Summary "Extreme Asia: The Rise of Cult Cinema from the Far East charts the history of the recent cult Asian film invasion, covering a five-year period and focusing on the activities of the distribution company Tartan Films and their incredibly influential 'Asia Extreme' brand. Through a series of case studies of individual releases and other exhibition events, this book examines strategies of film promotion and consumption in the context of differing theories about horror cinema, movie marketing, reception studies, and Orientalism. Covering the rise and fall of the Asia Extreme label, and the enduring legacy of an unforgettable wave of cult cinema, this is a comprehensive study of a film movement that has provoked passion and outrage in equal measure."--Back cover
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Includes filmography
Subject Tartan Films.
Horror films -- Asia -- History and criticism.
Genre/Form Subculture films.
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0748697462 (electronic bk.)
9780748697465 (electronic bk.)