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Hentai Kamen hero-worshipped in New York


Hentai Kamen hero-worshipped in New York

By Staff Reporter

Thu, 18 July 2013, 12:20 PM (HKT)


Festival News

HK: Forbidden Super Hero HK 変態仮面 has belatedly announced the audience award winner at the 12th New York Asian Film Festival after its "top scientists" used "complicated math to figure out the most popular movies at the festival"

Festival organisers describe the Japanese film, based on the Hentai Kamen manga series as a "motion picture about a young man born to a dominatrix and a masochist, who uses perversion to fight evil while wearing panties over his head".

The film opened theatrically in Japan in April. It next screens this weekend at the Puchon International Fantastic Film Festival (PiFan) 부천국제판타스틱영화제 and at next month's Fantasia International Film Festival.

It's the third year in a row that a Japanese film has won the audience award at the New York festival, following NAKAMURA Yoshihiro 中村義洋's A Boy and His Samurai ちょんまげぷりん (2010) and MIIKE Takashi 三池崇史's Ace Attorney 逆転裁判 (2012).

Since the award was launched in 2002, Japanese films have won in nine years out of twelve. The festival pays particular attention to the country's films, in partnership with the Japan Society's Japan Cuts festival that continues until Sunday.

This year's runner ups are How to Use Guys with Secret Tips 남자사용설명서, Thermae Romae テルマエ・ロマエ (2012), Comrade Kim Goes Flying 김동무는 하늘을 난다 (2012), The Legend Is Born: Ip Man 葉問前傳 (2010), Rurouni Kenshin るろうに剣心 (2012) and Eungyo 은교 (2012).

The festival gave the first Daniel A. Craft Award for Excellence in Action Cinema, in memory of its late programmer, to Herman YAU 邱禮濤's Ip Man: The Final Fight 葉問 終極一戰 and its choreographers Nicky LI 李忠志 and Checkley SIN 冼國林.

The festival closed on Monday with Jay CHOU 周杰倫's The Rooftop 天台, part of a tribute to Well Go USA Inc. It also hosted tributes to New Filipino Cinema and Taiwan Black Movies, a little-known period of exploitation cinema from the island.


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