Lately, it seems that we’ve been treated to theatrical ‘revival’ runs of many Asian cult favorites. Just a couple of years ago, we were treated to the pop-art horror nonsense of Nobuhiko Obayashi’s Hausu and Kinji Fukasaku’s Battle Royale has just ridden into theaters on the back of its first North American DVD release (not to mention a popular teen book with similar themes). Another such big cult screening is happening this week. Medium Rare Cinema is screening Hong Kong director Ringo Lam’s gritty 1988 thriller School On Fire in rare uncut form (including the nearly 6 minutes cut out before its initial Hong Kong theatrical release) this Thursday, April 12th at The Broad Street Ministry, 315 South Broad Street in Philadelphia.
This screening is hosted by Gtown Radio and internet film critic Adam Lippe. Entry is only $5 and along with the film, there will be trivia games, prizes, and a post-screening discussion. For more information, click here. For us non-Philadelphians, let’s hope that this print makes its rounds around!