The Asian Blu-ray Guide lists Asian films from Hong Kong, China, Korea, Japan and Thailand as well as Anime series and movies that have been released (or are available for preorder) on Blu-ray Disc. Currently the guide covers 5383 discs from countries all around the world, making it the most comprehensive and hopefully the most useful source for Asian entertainment on Blu-ray Disc.
All information about the listed releases haven been gathered from message boards, news sites and retailers across the net or have been contributed by kind visitors.
If you have further information about released (or announced) titles from Asia, region codes or got any suggestions, please feel free to contact me so this Guide can grow.
Manga Entertainment UK released a trailer for their upcoming November release of Yoshiaki Kawajiri's anime classic Ninja Scroll. The trailer gives us a look at the limited steelbook case and some footage, which hopefully does not represent the picture quality of the final product. The UK Disc will be locked to Region B, but Sentai Filmworks recently announced to release the film on Blu-ray Disc in the USA as soon as December!
I added these two discs some time ago to the database, but since the great cover artwork has only been revealed some days ago, I thought I should highlight the upcoming US Blu-ray Disc releases of Battle Royale on the front page as well. Anchor Bay will release two edition of Kinji Fukasaku's cult hit Battle Royale on March 20th. The single-disc regular edition comes with the director's cut version of the first film while the Complete Collection will include both versions of Battle Royale, the director's cut of Battle Royale: Requiem plus several bonus features on four discs.
The converted 3D version of the original film is still only available in Japan and Germany (Thanks for the heads-up, Martin) withouth English subtitles...
Well Go USA announced to release Jackie Chan's 100th film 1911 (aka 1911 Xinhai Revolution) on Blu-ray Disc on January 31, 2012. Directed by Li Zhang (director of photography for John Woo's Red Cliff series) and Chan himself, the historical drama starring Jackie Chan, his son Jaycee Chan, Bingbing Li and Winston Chao tells of the founding of the Republic of China. Check out the US trailer and official synopsis below:
At the beginning of the 20th century, China is in a state of crisis. The country is split into warring factions, the citizens are starving, and recent political reforms have made matters worse, not better. The ruling Qing Dynasty, led by a seven-year-old emperor and his ruthless mother, Empress Dowager Longyu (Joan Chen), is completely out of touch after 250 years of unquestioned power. With ordinary citizens beginning to revolt openly, the Qing Dynasty has created a powerful, modern army (the “New Army”) to quash any rebellion. But weapons are expensive, and desperate for cash, the Qing leaders are trading anything they can get their hands on with foreign countries… and selling China.