Author Archives: JJ Bona

This Jackie Chan Double Feature gives us a reason to Shout!

Brace yourself for twice the action and twice the adrenaline rush with an action-packed double feature starring world renowned martial arts sensation Jackie Chan! On January 15, 2013, Shout! Factory will release Crime Story/The Protector Double Feature deluxe Blu-ray™ and … Continue reading

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Sansho the Bailiff Blu-ray (Criterion Collection)

RELEASE DATE: February 26, 2012 Criterion presents the Blu-ray for Kenji Mizoguchi’s Sansho the Bailiff. When an idealistic governor disobeys the reigning feudal lord, he is cast into exile, his wife and children left to fend for themselves and eventually … Continue reading

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The Ballad of Narayama Blu-ray & DVD (Criterion)

RELEASE DATE: February 5th, 2013 Criterion presents the Blu-ray & DVD for Keisuke Kinoshita’s The Ballad of Narayama. This haunting, kabuki-inflected version of a Japanese folk legend is set in a remote mountain village, where food is scarce and tradition … Continue reading

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Hey Japanese! DVD (Vanguard Cinema)

RELEASE DATE: February 26, 2013 Vanguard Cinema presents the DVD for Ryotaro Muramatsu’s Hey Japanese! (aka Hey Japanese! Do You Believe Peace, Love and Understanding? 2008 or Heyjapa!). According to Nippon Cinema, this movie is a black comedy interweaving 6 concurrent stories … Continue reading

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The Assassins Blu-ray & DVD (Well Go USA)

RELEASE DATE: January 8, 2013 Well Go USA presents the Blu-ray & DVD for Zhao Linshan’s The Assassins. This action film stars Chow Yun Fat and is written by the screenwriter behind Zhang Yimou’s Hero. The story focuses on Cao … Continue reading

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Bangkok Assassins DVD (Lionsgate)

RELEASE DATE: January 29, 2013 Lionsgate presents the DVD for Bangkok Assassins (aka Bangkok Kung Fu), featuring action choreography by Ong-bak’s Somchai Munma. Four young boys are kidnapped and forced to become beggars on the street they soon find refuge … Continue reading

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China Lion brings you ‘Back to 1942’ on November 30th

China Lion Film Distribution will release the Feng Xiaogang epic Back to 1942 on November 30th throughout the U.S. and Canada, day-and-date with its planned Chinese Mainland release. The film, based on the bestselling Chinese novel Remembering 1942 by Liu … Continue reading

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Joshua Tree aka Army of One Blu-ray & DVD (Shout! Factory)

RELEASE DATE: February 26, 2013 Shout! Factory presents the Blu-ray & DVD for Vic Armstrong’s Joshua Tree (aka Army of One), starring Dolph Lundgren, George Segal and Kristian Alfonso. A framed prison escapee unknowingly kidnaps a female cop en-route to … Continue reading

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Is Van Damme part of an all-star cast in ‘Swelter’?

According to sources – including The Film Catalogue and the folks at vandammefan.net – Jean-Claude Van Damme is set to star in an action movie titled Swelter, which will be directed by Keith Parmer (Mob Rules). The film will also star … Continue reading

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The Resistance DVD (Xenon)

RELEASE DATE: February 12, 2013 Xenon presents the DVD for The Resistance, a new martial arts movie from director Li Zhang (Last Kung Fu Monk). The year is 1937. Japan begins their invasion of China by murdering over 300,000 people in … Continue reading

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My Sassy Girl: Director’s Cut DVD (Asian Media Rights)

RELEASE DATE: February 19, 2013 Asian Media Rights presents the DVD for My Sassy Girl: Director’s Cut. A chance meeting with a drunk girl (Ji-hyun Jun) on the train puts Gyun-woo (Tae-hyun Cha) in a masochistic relationship he never wanted. After all these years, … Continue reading

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Red Tears DVD (Xenon)

RELEASE DATE: February 26, 2013 Xenon presents the DVD for Takanori Tsujimoto’s Japanese splatter flick Red Tears (aka Monster Killer). While investigating a bizarre serial murder case, Tetsuo meets a mysterious woman, Sayoko. They feel a powerful attraction, but… well, just … Continue reading

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