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Herman Yau delivers more blood with ‘Always Be with You’

Considering that he’s gone all respectable with historical action pictures like The Legend is Born: Ip Man and The Woman Knight of Mirror Lake – not to mention edge-of-your-seat blockbusters like Shock Wave – it’s easy to forget that director Herman Yau … Continue reading

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Ann Hui’s war epic ‘Our Time Will Come’ gets a July release

China Lion is releasing Our Time Will Come on July 7th in 16 cities in North America. Based on a true story, this action-filled wartime epic is directed by award-winning filmmaker Ann Hui (A Simple Life) and stars Zhou Xun (The … Continue reading

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Death Fighter | aka White Tiger | DVD (Sony)

RELEASE DATE: July 25, 2017 Sony Pictures Home Entertainment is finally releasing the DVD for Death Fighter (aka White Tiger) on July 25, 2017. This all-star martial arts actioner stars Matt Mullins (Mortal Kombat: Legacy), Cynthia Rothrock (Yes, Madam), Don “The Dragon” Wilson (Martial Arts … Continue reading

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Jackie Chan kills with intrigue in the first ‘Foreigner’ Trailer

Perhaps Jackie Chan (Police Story 2013) is taking a page from Liam Neeson’s playbook and realizing that, even at the ripe age of 62 years-old, there’s no reason he has to retire from a life of action. That would explain why … Continue reading

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Master of the Drunken Fist: Beggar So | Blu-ray & DVD (Warner)

RELEASE DATE: August 8, 2017 Warner Brothers presents the Blu-ray & DVD for Guo Jian-Yong’s Master of the Drunken Fist: Beggar So (read our coverage about the film), starring Zhi Hui Chen, Jun Cao and Mei Ying Wang. The film is part of … Continue reading

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Deal on Fire! Ran | Blu-ray | Only $9.59 – Expires soon!

Today’s Deal on Fire is the Blu-ray for Akira Kurosawa’s Ran (read our reviews), a 1985 “interpretation” of Shakespeare’s King Lear. In Medieval Japan, an elderly warlord retires, handing over his empire to his three sons. However, he vastly underestimates how the … Continue reading

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Master of the Shadowless Kick: Wong Kei-Ying | Blu-ray & DVD (Warner)

RELEASE DATE: August 8, 2017 Warner Brothers presents the Blu-ray & DVD for Guo Jian-Yong’s Master of the Shadowless Kick: Wong Kei-Ying (read our coverage about the film), starring Mou Li, Zhi Hui Chen and Hao Ran Sun. The film is part of … Continue reading

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Boyka: Undisputed IV | Blu-ray & DVD (Universal)

RELEASE DATE: August 1, 2017 Universal Studios Home Entertainment is bringing the highly-anticipated Boyka: Undisputed (aka Boyka: Undisputed IV) to Blu-ray & DVD on August 1, 2017. Scott Adkins (Hard Target 2, Eliminators) the film’s mega-talented star and martial artist from Universal Soldier: Day … Continue reading

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New Trailer for the Louis Koo, Tony Jaa actioner ‘Paradox’

In addition to Jesse V. Johnson’s Triple Threat, which is being described as an Asian Expendables-type flick starring Tony Jaa (Skin Trade), Angelababy (Mojin: The Lost Legend), Tiger Chen (Man of Tai Chi) and Iko Uwais (The Raid 2), there’s another high … Continue reading

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Scott Adkins has an ‘Incoming’ Die Hard-in-space actioner

With a handful of projects currently under his belt, martial arts sensation Scott Adkins (Hard Targer 2, Eliminators, Zero Tolerance) is without doubt, one of the most active action stars in the business. And now, a new project, titled Incoming, has just been … Continue reading

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‘Han Solo’ film drops the ‘Legos’ and gains Ron Howard

Apparently, the force isn’t strong with Phil Lord and Christopher Miller (duo behind The Lego Movie) – at least according to Kathleen Kennedy, president of Lucasfilm, and the brand manager of the Star Wars franchise. At 6 months into production (filming started in January 2017), Kennedy fired the directing … Continue reading

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Racial tensions reach a boiling point in Justin Chon’s ‘Gook’

Justin Chon (Revenge of the Green Dragons) writes, directs and stars in Gook, an upcoming thriller that examines the relationships between Korean and African American communities set around the 1992 L.A. Riots. Eli (Chon) and Daniel (David So) are two Korean American … Continue reading

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Aaron Kwok is having ‘A Hard Day’ in ‘Peace Breaker’

On August 18th, Aaron Kwok (Monk Comes Down the Mountain) is going to have one heck of a day in Lien Yi-Chi’s Peace Breaker (aka Perpetrators), a Chinese remake of the 2014 Korean thriller, A Hard Day. Wang Qianyuan (Brotherhood of the … Continue reading

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Deal on Fire! Kill Zone 2 | Blu-ray | Only $9.99 – Expires soon!

Today’s Deal on Fire is the Blu-ray for Cheang Pou-soi’s Kill Zone 2 (aka  SPL II: A Time for Consequences). When an undercover cop gets too close to revealing the mastermind of a drug syndicate, his cover is blown. Double-crossed, he’s thrown into a Thai … Continue reading

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Tak Sakaguchi goes ballistic in the new trailer for ‘Re:Born’!

Tak Sakaguchi rose to fame with the 2001 cult favorite Versus, a movie that managed to combine the low-budget charms of Evil Dead-like horror with blistering martial arts and gunplay. The actor later scored another cult hit with Battlefield Baseball, … Continue reading

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Catch Scott Adkins in ‘American Assassin’ if you can…

On September 15th, Lionsgate will be releasing American Assassin into the theaters. This upcoming action thriller is directed by Michael Cuesta (Kill the Messenger) and based on a series of novels by the late Vince Flynn. The film stars Dylan O’Brien (The Maze Runner) as a special … Continue reading

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Vin Diesel to return as Xander Cage for ‘xXx 4’

The H Collective, a newly formed film company – headed by veteran producers Sid Ganis, Nancy Hult Ganis, Mark Johnson, Joe Roth and Jeff Kirschenbaum – has its first project on its to-do list: xXx 4 (via TW). xXx 4 is at early … Continue reading

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Rising ‘Ip Man 3’ co-star is on ‘The Brink’ of destruction

Max Zhang – the rising star of The Grandmaster S.P.L. II and Ip Man 3 – is revisiting danger in The Brink, an upcoming thriller by first-time director Jonathan Li. The Brink follows a group of fishermen who smuggle gold … Continue reading

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New Trailer for Bong Joon-ho’s Netflix creature film ‘Okja’

Bong Joon-ho (The Snowpiercer), the acclaimed director of the 2006 Korean monster masterpiece The Host, will debut his latest film Okja on Netflix June 28th Meet Mija (Seohyun An), a young girl who risks everything to prevent a powerful, multi-national company from kidnapping … Continue reading

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Scott Adkins’ ‘Savage Dog’ unleashes in August

Action director Jesse V. Johnson (The Last Sentinel, Green Street Hooligans 2) is currently prepping his next film, Savage Dog, which is described as “A bold, non-stop action epic unlike any other.” Savage Dog will feature martial arts stars Scott Adkins (Close … Continue reading

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