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Steven Seagal and Mike Tyson battle a ‘China Salesman’

Former heavyweight champ, Mike Tyson (Ip Man 3) and Aikido sensation Steven Seagal (Exit Wounds), have an appearance in China Salesman (aka Chinese Salesman), an action film written and directed by Tan Bing (aka Geng Weiguo). Other cast members include Janicke Askevold (My Way), Eriq … Continue reading

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Deal on Fire! Triple Tap | Blu-ray | Only $9.97 – Expires soon!

Today’s Deal on Fire is the Blu-ray for Triple Tap, a Hong Kong action film directed by Derek Yee (Shinjuku Incident). In Triple Tap,  a competitive marksman Ken comes across an armored van robbery where he shoots and kills four of the robbers. What follows … Continue reading

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Wesley Snipes takes on an alien attack in ‘The Recall’

Looks like Iko Uwais (The Raid) and Frank Grillo (The Raid remake) aren’t the only action stars who’ll be battling extraterrestrial lifeforms (i.e. Beyond Skyline). Wesley Snipes (Passenger 57) is teaming up with R.J. Mitte (Breaking Bad) in The Recall, an upcoming sci-fi thriller from director Mauro Borrelli … Continue reading

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Netflix catches ‘The Raid’ helmer’s revenge thriller ‘Apostle’

While we’re all anxiously waiting for The Raid 3, Gareth Evans (Merantau), the creator of The Raid franchise, is about to start production on Apostle, which begins filming in April. Apostle follows a man who travels to a remote island and attempts to rescue his … Continue reading

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Game of Death: Collector’s Edition | Blu-ray (Shout! Factory)

RELEASE DATE: May 16, 2017 Shout! Factory presents the Collector’s Edition Blu-ray for Game of Death, featuring an all-new 4K scan and restoration from the film’s original negative. This 2-Disc set will also include two extra cuts of the film: The Chinese (4K) and Japanese (HD) versions, … Continue reading

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Van Damme and Daniel Bernhardt will ‘Kill ‘em All’ in June

The two leading stars of Bloodsport and its sequels will soon be sharing the screen together in a scenario we haven’t seen since Jimmy Wang Yu and David Chiang joined their ‘one arms’ together in The One Armed Swordsmen. Jean-Claude Van Damme (Double Impact) is starring along side Peter … 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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Return of the Dragon: Collector’s Edition | Blu-ray (Shout! Factory)

RELEASE DATE: May 16, 2017 Shout! Factory presents the Collector’s Edition Blu-ray for Return of the Dragon (aka Way of the Dragon), featuring an all-new 4K scan and restoration from the film’s original negative. In Return of the Dragon, Tang Lung (Bruce Lee) flies … Continue reading

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The Great Wall | Blu-ray & DVD (Universal)

RELEASE DATE: May 23, 2017 On May 23rd, Universal Studios Home Entertainment will be releasing The Great Wall (read our review) on Blu-ray, DVD and 4K Ultra HD. Acclaimed filmmaker Zhang Yimou (Hero, House of the Flying Daggers) directs this 15th century period flick revolving around an elite force … Continue reading

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Journey to the West: The Demons Strike Back | Blu-ray & DVD (Sony)

RELEASE DATE: June 6, 2017 On June 6, 2017, Sony Home Entertainment will be releasing Stephen Chow (Shaolin Soccer) and Tsui Hark’s (Young Detective Dee) Journey to the West: The Demons Strike Back on Blu-ray and DVD. In this sequel to Journey … Continue reading

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John Wick: Chapter 2 | Blu-ray & DVD (Lionsgate)

RELEASE DATE: June 13, 2017 On June 13th, Lionsgate Home Entertainment will be releasing Chad Stahelski’s John Wick: Chapter 2 (read our review) on Blu-ray, DVD and 4K Ultra HD. Keanu Reeves returns in the sequel to the 2014 hit as legendary hitman John … Continue reading

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Huang Kin Long (aka Bruce Le) is back with ‘Bloody Hero’

A few years ago, Bruce Le (aka Huang Kin Long), cult martial arts star of Mission Terminate and Bruce Stikes Back, made his 7th directorial feature, Eyes of Dawn (a redux of his 1992 film, Comfort Women), a drama about women who were forced … Continue reading

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Deal on Fire! Assassination | Blu-ray | Only $9.99 – Expires soon!

Today’s Deal on Fire is the Blu-ray for Assassination (read our review), directed by Choi Dong-hun (The Thieves). A group of rebels are planning a hit on an Army Leader in Japanese-occupied Korea, but the only killer for the job is in … Continue reading

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Instant Death | DVD (Sony)

RELEASE DATE: May 2, 2017 On May 2, 2017, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment is releasing the DVD for Instant Death, a new ultra-violent revenge flick starring Lou Ferrigno (Pumping Iron). A retired Special Forces veteran (Ferrigno) who is trying to adjust to … Continue reading

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Crazy, all-star actioner ‘Diamond Cartel’ gets a DVD release

Salamat Mukhammed-Ali’s Diamond Cartel (aka The Whole World at Our Feet), a Kazakhstan-produced action film, will finally be seeing a DVD release on August 8th, 2017 (or you can watch it right now, via Amazon Video). In addition, the film’s soundtrack, which promises “a unique collection that … Continue reading

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Lionsgate is bringing a ‘Black Samurai’ to the big screen

Richard Chamberlain (Shogun) and Tom Cruise (The Last Samurai), move over… Lionsgate has just enlisted Gregory Widen (creator/writer of 1986’s Highlander, director of 1995’s The Prophecy) to pen Black Samurai, a historical action film that will revolve around a real-life samurai of African origin. According to … Continue reading

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First photos from Ding Sheng’s ‘A Better Tomorrow 4’

If Song Hae-Seong’s 2010 Korean remake of A Better Tomorrow didn’t quite do it for you, then get ready for a couple more variations of John Woo’s 1986 seminal gangster classic. That’s right, a couple of ’em. Two A Better Tomorrow remakes are … Continue reading

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‘Die Hard 2’ helmer goes wuxia with an ‘Ancient Sword’

Renny Harlin, the Hollywood filmmaker known for Die Hard 2, Cliffhanger, The Long Kiss Goodnight and most recently, Jackie Chan’s Skiptrace, is currently in post-production phase on Legend of the Ancient Sword, an adaptation of Gu Jian Qi Tan, a hit Chinese role-playing game. According to … Continue reading

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The Complete Billy Jack Collection | Blu-ray (Shout! Factory)

RELEASE DATE: July 25, 2017 On July 25, 2017, Shout! Factory will be releasing the 4-disc Blu-ray set for The Complete Billy Jack Collection, starring the late Tom Laughlin. The Billy Jack franchise (read our review for Billy Jack) follows an ex-Green … Continue reading

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Trailer for Netflix’s ‘Death Note’ has death written all over it

A Hollywood adaptation of Tsugumi Ohba’s Death Note – a hit manga, anime and Japanese live-action horror film series – is coming to your Netflix queue. The upcoming film, directed by Adam Wingard (The Guest), stars Nat Wolff (The Fault in Our Stars) … Continue reading

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