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To celebrate the release of Black Coal, Thin Ice, we’ve two copies to give away on DVD, courtesy of Studiocanal.

From the visionary mind of Yi’nan Diao (Night Train), comes a world-cinema treasure with plenty more than just a sharp edge. With powerful performances from protagonists Fan Liao (Chinese Zodiac, Assembly) and Lun Mei Gwei (Secret, Girlfriend Boyfriend), BLACK COAL, THIN ICE will leave you with chills.

Winner of the Golden Bear for Best Film and Silver Bear for Best Actor at the 64th Berlin International Film Festival and nominated at the Glasgow Film Festival 2015, this compelling detective story pays homage to the best in neo-noir filmmaking.

Zhang Zili wasn’t always a badly paid security guard. He was once one of the best detectives on the police force. That is until injuries sustained during an investigation into a gruesome and unsolved murder case forced him into early retirement. That was five years ago and the killings have started again. Determined to track down the killer, Zhang is drawn towards a mysterious woman seemingly connected to each victim. But he soon discovers nothing is what it appears to be. Will he be able to solve the case? Discover the truth in this ground-breaking and unforgettable crime thriller.

Black Coal, Thin Ice is out now on Digital Download and DVD 6th July 2015

For your chance to win BLACK COAL, THIN ICE on DVD, simply comment below telling us your favourite Asian movie and why.

The competition will close at 11.59pm GMT on Saturday 18th July 2015 and two valid comments will be chosen and notified by email.

• This promotion is open to UK residents only.
• Entrants must be aged 15 years or older
• One entry per household
• The Editor’s decision is final and binding on the entrants. No correspondence will be entered into
• There is no cash alternative to Prizes which are subject to availability, non-transferable, non-negotiable and non-refundable. Prizes may not be sold, offered for sale or used in connection with any other competition or promotion by the Prize winner
• 2 winners will eachwin 1x Black Coal, Thin Ice on DVD
• The Editor’s decision is final and binding on the entrants. No correspondence will be entered into.


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  71 Responses to “Win BLACK COAL,THIN ICE on DVD In Our Competition!”

  1. Battle Royale because it’s non-stop action and thrills

  2. Battle Royale – brilliant premise, thrilling, intense and (occasionally) funny…and some great, gruesome deaths! A classic.

  3. Wow – vast category of films to pick from: Battle Royal, Hard Boiled, Red Cliff, The Ring, The Host! I could go on and on, but am going to pick Ju-On! 🙂

  4. The original Harakiri – love the slow building tension.

  5. The Killer, Chow Yun Fat at his most savage directed by John Woo and produced by Tsui Hark, need I say more.

  6. Bruce Lee – Enter The Dragon because it portrayed excellent martial art skills and was extremely entertaining!

  7. Life Of PI because of the storyline of endurance and those wonderful animals!

  8. The Raid: Redemption – action packed all the way through!

  9. Battle Royale action all the way

  10. Enter The Dragon – great Kung Fu

  11. 2014`s New World – wasnt brilliant but it was absorbing and I like crime films………

  12. Anything by Studio Ghibli, I really love their animation and style.

  13. Enter The Dragon is quality

  14. I liked East is east it was so funny I could imagine that this is partly true.

  15. Enter the Dragon – because it was such a good film

  16. The Host is my favourite, love the mix of black comedy and sci-fi!

  17. Battle Royale simply because I reckon it should be all that Big Brother should be…I might even watch it then 😉 Hunger Games is a very pale immitation of this wonderful movie.

  18. Old Boy such a great look and feel to the film

  19. I like azumi 🙂 such an awesome girl kick ass film 🙂

  20. The Raid 2 – didn’t think it was possible to get better than the first one. How wrong was i! Insane action over two hours, the prison fight scene is one of the most dynamic scenes in cinema

  21. Bruce Lee – Enter The Dragon great martial art skills

  22. old boy – theres nothing like it

  23. ‘ IP ‘ even thou its in a other language its still so easy to follow

  24. Ring because it really creeped me out, and not many films manage it

  25. Enter the Dragon, starring Brue Lee, who showed us umpteen ways to kick a man where it hurts.

  26. Thirst – a vampire comedy, the perfect combination.

  27. Enter the Dragon – legend, simple as!

  28. Battle Royale – the original and still better than any copycats that have appeared.

  29. I’d say Enter the Dragon.

  30. Has to be Enter the Dragon, a real classic

  31. Looks rather scary 🙂

  32. Too many but loved The Eye x

  33. survive style 5+. not just my favourite asian movie but my favourite movie. it has literally everything. laughs, chills, action, romance, drama, emotion and vinnie jones. bonkers, fun and surprisingly affecting. cannot recommend it enough.

  34. Battle Royale, as the storyline is very inventive and original.

  35. I’ve always loved Enter the Dragon & Fists of Fury, but my favourite Asian movie, even though directed by Danny Boyle has to be Slumdog Millionaire.

  36. Ichi the Killer.
    One of the most intense films I have ever seen.

  37. Spirited Away, because it’s visually and written beautifully

  38. East is East, I can watch it time and time again

  39. Hard Boiled. Best. Action. Scenes. Ever.

  40. Love Asian horror films, Premonition has to be my fav

  41. The Taking of Tiger Mountain gives an insight into Chinese history, coupled with lots of action.

  42. Bruce Lee. Enter the Dragon…Timeless classic

  43. Old Boy – superb acting, superb storyline and just all over excellence 🙂

  44. The original version of Harakiri – love the way it slowly and continuously builds tension to the finale.

  45. Enter The Dragon – frs tAsian film I can remember.

  46. Dark Water. Very gripping

  47. Battle Royale, great original film at the time

  48. Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon because of the stunning photography and stunts

  49. Pulse. Its a modern take on a ghost story that was fun to watch

  50. Enter The Dragon is great.

  51. The Ring – amazing!

  52. Shutter – scares me silly every time.

  53. Kung Fu Hustle – 13 year old me, on holiday in the Philippines, had never been fully immersed into the world of Asian film.
    Going to the cinema with my cousins, we decided to go watch it with no preconceptions and the next 90 minutes were just an exhilarating whirlwind that took my breath away. I had never seen anything like it. I was finally introduced to the idiosyncrasy of Asian cinema and it blew my mind.
    Have never looked back since.

  54. Probably Howl’s Moving Castle 🙂

  55. Battle Royale is so brutal

  56. Slumdog Millionaire

  57. No Tears for the Dead – great plot

  58. Bruce Lee – Enter The Dragon

  59. Enter The Dragon is great.

  60. House of Flying Daggers, the cinematography is just beautiful.

  61. I prefer animations, and my favorite is Spirited Away- it’s awe inspiring, love the animation style, effects, use of color tones. It’s magical.

  62. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. Beautiful film with amazing fighting scenes.

  63. Old Boy – though I did see an amazing Thai film a few weeks back that I have forgotten the name of & *that* is bugging the hell out of me!

  64. Fantastic prize fingers crossed

  65. My favourite Asian film was last years release ‘Dearest’. It deals with the really sensitive issue of child abduction in China. It is actually based on a real life case, about a divorced couple who search for 3 years to find their missing son, who was kidnapped by a migrant worker. It’s a fantastic film!

  66. Enter the dragon because Bruce Lee is amazing!

  67. Ringu – so scary

  68. Enter The Dragon greta film

  69. Hard Boiled – love the hospital shoot out

  70. No Tears for the Dead

  71. Enter The Dragon is Classic

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