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Well Go USA enlists Dante Lam’s ‘Operation Red Sea’

Director Dante Lam (Unbeatable) might just be the hardest working man in Hong Kong cinema. The filmmaker has been reliably turning out hard-hitting films that have helped expand the scope of the action/thriller genre in Hong Kong – his most … Continue reading

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Tokyo Ghoul | Blu-ray & DVD (Funimation)

RELEASE DATE: April 3, 2018 On April 3, 2018, Funimation will be releasing the Blu-ray & DVD for Kentaro Hagiwara’s Tokyo Ghoul, a live-action feature film adaptation of Sui Ishida’s popular manga series. Ken Kaneki’s only chance for survival is an organ donation that turns … Continue reading

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Gina Carano’s post-apocalyptic actioner hits Blu-ray in March

Former MMA champ-turned-star Gina Carano (Haywire, Kickboxer: Vengeance) is back in action with Scorched Earth, an upcoming thriller that will potentially give Italian western and post-apocalyptic film buffs something to drool over. The film is directed by Peter Howitt (Johnny English) and co-stars John … Continue reading

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Watch the New Trailer for Erik Matti’s Filipino MA film ‘Buy Bust’

Filipino director Erik Matti (Tiktik: The Aswang Chronicles) hit the nail right on its head with his 2013 contract killer-themed thriller On the Job. His recent film, Honor Thy Father (no relation to that 1973 Godfather knock off), has met with … Continue reading

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Cinedigm to unleash the ‘Asian Extreme’ Blu-ray set in March

On March 6, 2018, North American entertainment company Cinedigm will be releasing the Asian Extreme Blu-ray set, which will include the following films: R100 (read our review): A mild-mannered family man with a secret taste for S&M finds himself pursued by a gang … Continue reading

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Kung Fu Traveler | DVD (Cinedigm)

RELEASE: April 3, 2018 On April 3, 2018, Cinedigm Entertainment will be releasing Zhang Xianfeng’s sci-fi actioner Kung Fu Traveler to DVD. The film stars Tiger Chen (Monk Comes Down the Mountain) and Wang Zhi (Drug War). In the film, aliens have invaded and … Continue reading

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Immortal Demon Slayer – The Legend of Wu Kong | Blu-ray & DVD (Cinedigm)

RELEASE DATE: March 6, 2018 Cinedigm/Crimson Forest Films presents the Blu-ray & DVD for Immortal Demon Slayer – The Legend of Wu Kong (aka WuKong), a fantasy/martial arts film directed by Derek Kwok (As the Lights Goes Out). Within just a few years, Kwok firmly … Continue reading

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Peng Zhang takes us into an unbelievable dimension in ‘Asura’

This year will see the release of the fantasy-adventure Asura (not to be confused with the Korean crime film), the directorial debut of noted stunt coordinator Peng Zhang (The Wrath of Vajra, Kick-Ass). The big budget film is said to be the first … Continue reading

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Hiroyuki Sanada to take on Keanu Reeves in ‘John Wick 3’?

Chad Stahelski – co-director of the original John Wick and sole director for John Wick: Chapter 2 – will once again be helming John Wick: Chapter 3, which begins filming this March. Keanu Reeves (Man of Tai Chi) will be returning as legendary hitman John Wick. Other returning cast … Continue reading

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Vincent Zhao to direct a Sammo Hung-produced spy thriller

Hong Kong martial arts star Vincent Zhao (The Blade, God of War) is set to make his directing debut with Huzong Dieying, a spy-thriller based on a popular series of novels by Wang Jianxing (via AFS). Huzong Dieying is being produced by Sammo Hung (God of … Continue reading

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Alicia Vikander and Daniel Wu raid the jungle in ‘Tomb Raider’

The first Trailer for Tomb Raider, the anticipated reboot of the 2001-2003 film series (based on the highly successful video game franchise) has been released. Alicia Vikander (Ex Machina) steps into the role of Lara Croft (previously played by Angelina Jolie), … Continue reading

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Ichi the Killer: Restored Director’s Cut | Blu-ray (Well Go USA)

RELEASE DATE: March 20, 2018 On March 20, 2018, Well Go USA will be releasing Takashi Miike’s 4K Restoration of Ichi the Killer (aka Ichi the Killer: The Digitally Restored Director’s Cut) on Blu-ray. Based on the manga Ichin the Killer by Hideo Yamamoto, … Continue reading

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