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11/26/2015 - 02:20
Black Friday Weekend, Friday 27 to Monday 30 November 2016

As the annual BLACK FRIDAY shopping frenzy hits the high streets, avoid the manic crush, shop from the safety of your sofa and enjoy Asian movie bargains, courtesy of Terracotta Distribution and Sharp Teeth Films.

Visit our online shop over the BLACK FRIDAY WEEKEND, starting at 00:01am on Friday 27 Nov and finishing 11:59pm Monday 30 Nov night for special offers across our entire catalogue, including Blu-ray, special editions and kung fu classics.

Details coming soon via social media - make sure you're connected on Facebook and Twitter !

11/06/2015 - 12:39
new label SHARP TEETH FILMS launched

Sharp Teeth Films promises to bring a taste of the unusual to UK audiences via cinema, DVD and VOD releases. Our carefully selected line-up will include a mix of languages and genres, with a focus on stand-out stories that are provocative and fascinating … films with ‘bite’.

Sharp Teeth Films launched in September 2015 with a limited theatrical run of Jim Carey-produced documentary RUBBLE KINGS, highlighting the true story that inspired the 1979 cult classic The Warriors. RUBBLE KINGS was executive produced by Saboteur, a Goldcrest company.

Terracotta Distribution will continue to release entertaining Asian films in UK cinemas, on DVD and VOD.

02/03/2015 - 21:52
Filmdoo Unveils Prestigious Film Poster Competition at Sundance

Terracotta Distribution is proud to support FilmDoo as they kick off their Film Poster Creativity Competition, where three winners will be given the paid opportunity to create artwork for an upcoming film release this year and many more fantastic prizes! Other supporters include major technology and design brands like Scan,NVIDIA and cutting edge film magazine Little White Lies!
The #FilmDooCreativity Competition is also supported by other leading Film Distributors such as Picturehouse Entertainment, Peccadillo Pictures and Third Window Films. This is an opportunity for designers and film lovers from around the world to embrace their talent by creating an original, innovative and exciting film poster!

The competition is open from 28th January to 30th April 2015 and entrants can submit their film-inspired piece of artwork or film poster via the FilmDoo website and Adobe’s Behance platform. The winners will be announced during Cannes Film Festival in May 2015, where their posters will be printed and promoted.

Winning designs will be chosen by a leading panel of judges from within the design and film industry. The Top Three winning entries receive the following amazing prizes from our partners:

• Paid opportunity to design artwork for film release in 2015;
• One year license for Adobe Creative Cloud, which includes a Behance Prosite account
• $1,500 (approximately £1,000) redeemable against courses from Raindance;
• $1,500 (approximately £1,000) voucher from Scan Computers;
• A powerful workstation graphics card from NVIDIA; and
• A signed copy of Little White Lies’ ‘What I Love About Movies’

Weerada Sucharitkul, FilmDoo co-founder notes: “Although FilmDoo is a film discovery website, we still feel that going to the cinema is a filmic experience second to none. Part of that experience is checking out the movie posters in the cinema lobby, or even collecting them, so we are thrilled to be paying homage to the art of movie posters with such prestigious partners, allowing you, the film-viewer, to have your own work up there for others to see. So if you have an eye for film, show us what you’re made of!

07/17/2014 - 14:45
Pitch-black study of lust and guilt as controversial as Lars Von Trier Films.

We are very excited to announce details of our latest acquisition ...

After a packed screening at Terracotta Far East Film Festival in May and Q&A with lead actor, SEO Young-ju, Terracotta Distribution will release MOEBIUS, Kim Ki-duk's daring portrayal of a dysfunctional family, filmed entirely without dialogue.

“ ... Moebius is one of the most powerful experiences of the year." - Pierce Conran, Twitch Film

“A weird, powerful, engaging, utterly bonkers Oedipal fairy tale.”- Little White Lies

The film will open at the CURZON SOHO and cinemas nationwide for one week only from Friday 8 August, including a day and date release with Curzon Home Cinema.
The Irish opening is set for Friday 15 August at the IRISH FILM INSTITUTE.

More MOEBIUS news, competitions and cinema information coming soon!

With: CHO Jae-hyun as Father (CROCODILE, THE ISLE, BAD GUY, THE WEIGHT), SEO Young-ju as Son (JUVENILE OFFENDER) and LEE Eun-woo as Mother/ Young Woman

About KIM Ki-duk
Born in 1960. After studying art in Paris, KIM Ki-duk returned to Korea and began his career as a screenwriter. He made his directorial debut with a low-budget movie, CROCODILE, in 1996. Since then, KIM Ki-duk has been hailed by both critics and audiences for his hard-to-express characters, shocking visuals, and unprecedented messages.
Selected filmography: The Isle (2000), Address Unknown (2001), Bad Guy (2001), The Coast Guard (2002), Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter…and Spring (2003),Samaritan Girl (2004), 3-Iron (2004), The Bow (2005), Time (2006), Breath (2007), Dream (2008), Arirang (2011), Pieta (2012).

09/24/2013 - 13:58
Two new films from Vietnam and Indonesia.

Terracotta Distribution is pleased to announce the acquisition of two new films, from Vietnam and Indonesia, to add to their already diverse catalogue: THE LADY ASSASSIN by director Nguyen Quang Dung and SHACKLED (aka BELENGGU) by director Upi.

THE LADY ASSASSIN is a 3-D martial arts film in the vein of classic Shaw Brothers film. It broke local box office records for its domestic release and took $3m at the box-office on opening weekend in L.A. alone.

Psychological thriller SHACKLED (aka BELENGGU) by female director Upi is a David Lynch style murder mystery, noir/horror from Indonesia. It opened the Terracotta Festival ’s Horror All-Nighter jointly presented with Film4 FrightFest in June.

Both films will be released in the UK on DVD and digital channels with a limited theatrical release showing THE LADY ASSASSIN in November 2013.

Terracotta founder Joey Leung commented: “We are very excited to be working on these titles - we will take a tailor-made product development and marketing approach to each film. Both Vietnam and Indonesia have a strong output of films and we are one of the few labels to help connect UK audiences with these fantastic titles.”

These will be the first titles from Vietnam and Indonesia from the Terracotta and Terror Cotta labels, having released diverse titles from Korean fantasy horror HANSEL AND GRETEL to Taiwanese drama GOD MAN DOG and Japanese 3D comedy-horror BIG TITS ZOMBIE.

09/09/2013 - 14:58
KIM Ki-duk debut film

With PIETA in UK cinemas and MOEBIUS being the talk of Toronto and Venice Film Festivals, Terracotta Distribution re-releases KIM Ki-duk debut feature CROCODILE as a single DVD.

Buy KIM Ki-duk early work CROCODILE on AMAZON.CO.UK

or you can also still get it WITH his very personal documentary ARIRANG here: AMAZON.CO.UK

08/20/2013 - 13:06
at the Prince Charles Cinema on Wednesday 28 August

It's that time of the year: FRIGHTFEST time!

For the occasion Terracotta Film Club will be playing the dark thriller romance REVENGE: A LOVE STORY

Police are investigating a serial killer who targets pregnant women and the media have labelled him ‘The Dissector’. At the scene of yet another such murder, undercover detectives comb the area and find a known suspect, Chan Kit (Juno Mak), and bring him in. Chan Kit remains silent throughout the physically brutal interrogation and is released without charge. If Chan Kit is not the killer, then who is?

A thriller with a star cast: Sola Aoi (BIG TITS ZOMBIE), Juno Mak (DREAM HOME), Tony HO (Sex and Zen 3D), Chin Siu HO (Mr. Vampire).

Wednesday 28 August at 8.45pm doors open/ 9.00pm film starts
Ticket price: £ 7.50 (Prince Charles cinema members £ 5.00).

Dir: Wong Ching-po, starring: Juno Mak, Sola Aoi, Chin Siu HO.
Runtime: 90 min. / Cert.18 / Horror Thriller / 2010 / Country: Hong Kong / Cantonese language with English subtitles.

Terracotta Distribution launched this monthly film residency in January 2013 at the legendary, cult Prince Charles Cinema in London with a mission to offer the chance to enjoy Asian films regularly on the big screen, right in the heart of London. Previous Film Clubs editions showcased Jackie Chan’s POLICE STORY, Pang Ho-Cheung’s VULGARIA, Prachya Pinkaew’s CHOCOLATE and Wong Kar Wai’s DAYS OF BEING WILD.

07/26/2013 - 13:26
UK's biggest J-culture event 26-28 July 2013

Terracotta Distribution DVDs, GYO: TOKYO FISH ATTACK, HANSEL AND GRETEL and BIG TITS ZOMBIE 3D are all on sale today through to Sunday at HYPER JAPAN .
Just look for the Third Window Films booth near the food demonstration stage, where you will find lots more excellent titles on sale.

07/19/2013 - 16:07

Check out our new store:
You can order directly from us with FREE shipping.
See what's going on in our Summer Sale...get your fix of Asian films!

07/19/2013 - 15:22
at the Prince Charles Cinema on Wednesday 31 July

Park Chan-wook’s "JSA: JOINT SECURITY AREA" at the Prince Charles Cinema on Wednesday 31 July

For this summer’s edition Terracotta Film Club revisits the early work from Park Chan-wook, the acclaimed South Korean director of OLD BOY and STOKER.

The screening on 31 July follows days after the 60th anniversary of the ceasefire agreement between North and South Korea on 27 July.

JSA: JOINT SECURITY AREA is a tense thriller where an incident one night jeopardises the delicately balanced North and South Korean ceasefire agreement.
A box office smash in its country back in 2000, it features a younger Lee Byung-hun, who is now enjoying global stardom since he landed in the G.I. JOE franchise and RED 2. Prolific actor Song Kang-ho will also be in the international spotlight soon with the highly anticipated release of SNOWPIERCER.

Link to event page:

Wednesday 31 July at 6.30pm doors open/ 6.45pm film starts
Ticket price: £ 7.50 (Prince Charles cinema members £ 5.00).

Director: Park Chan-wook. Cast: Lee Yeong-ae, Lee Byung-hun, Song Kang-ho, Kim Tae-woo, Shin Ha-kyun
Runtime: 110 min. / Cert.15 / Action Thriller / 2000
Country: South Korea, Korean language with English subtitles.
Original Title: Gongdong gyeongbi guyeok JSA/공동경비구역 JSA

Set on the volatile Demilitarised Zone between the South and the communist North Korea. After a confused incident at night, where both sides open fire at each other, one North Korean soldier is killed and a South Korean soldier is injured. Hoping to avoid an escalation in the crisis, both sides agree to allow neutral Korean-Swiss investigator Sophie Jean (Li Yeong-Ae, SYMPATHY FOR LADY VENGEANCE) to look into the case. When she discovers discrepancies in the amount of bullets fired from each soldier's gun that night, and when witnesses try to commit suicide rather than talk to her, Jean realises that the truth behind the shooting is much more explosive. Stars Lee Byung-hun (RED 2, GI JOE, A BITTERSWEET LIFE) and Song Kang-ho (SNOWPIERCER,THE HOST).

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About Terracotta Distribution

Terracotta Distribution is part of the Terracotta Entertainment Group.

Terracotta promotes Far East films in the UK via: the annual Terracotta Festival, a monthly free film club, a monthly newsletter, and frequent competitions and exclusive screenings.

Terracotta Distribution releases quality Asian Cinema across all platforms, with no stipulation on country or genre, and recently launched an imprint label, Terror-Cotta.