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‘Friend’ helmer no longer friendly with ‘Resurrected Victims’

Kwak Kyung-Taek, the acclaimed South Korean director of Friend and Friend 2 is back with a not-so-friendly movie RV: Resurrected Victims (read our review). In the near future, murder victims have begun coming back to life with the sole purpose of avenging their deaths. … Continue reading

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Michael Shannon joins Park Chan-wook’s ‘Little Drummer Girl’

Visionary director Park Chan-wook (Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance, The Handmaiden) will be directing an entire six-episode AMC/BBC mini-series based on John le Carre’s spy novel The Little Drummer Girl. According to DM, Florence Pugh (The Commuter), the fast-rising young British actress, has landed the starring role. Alexander Skarsgård … Continue reading

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Watch the New U.S. Trailer for 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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Michael Jai White teases ‘Black Dynamite’ sequel for 2018

Looks like the possibility of a Black Dynamite sequel is no jive turkey! Since 2012, Michael Jai White (Skin Trade) has been hinting a continuation to the 2009 martial arts/blaxploition spoof – turns out, the idea of bringing Dynamite back in action … Continue reading

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Showdown in Manila | DVD (Sony)

RELEASE DATE: March 6, 2018 If you’re not going to catch Showdown in Manila’s recent theatrical run, don’t stress – because Sony Home Entertainment is releasing the DVD version of the film on March 6th, 2018. Showdown in Manila (read our review) stars Alexander Nevsky (Black … Continue reading

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Deal on Fire! The Last Sentinel | Blu-ray | Only $4.99 – Expires soon!

Today’s Deal on Fire is the Blu-ray for The Last Sentinal, starring 11-time World Kickboxing Champion, Don “The Dragon” Wilson (The Martial Arts Kid). Before director Jesse V. Johnson unleashed Savage Dog, Accident Man and the soon-to-be released Triple Threat, he teamed up … 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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Scorched Earth | Blu-ray & DVD (Cinedigm)

RELEASE DATE: March 6, 2018 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 … 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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Deal on Fire! Mortal Kombat: Legacy II | Blu-ray | Only $8.07 – Expires soon!

Today’s Deal on Fire is the Blu-ray for Kevin Tancharoen’s Mortal Kombat: Legacy II (aka Mortal Kombat: Legacy – Season 2). Legacy II stars Casper Van Dien as Johnny Cage, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa as Shang Tsung, Eric Jacobus as Stryker, Michelle Lee as Mileena, David … 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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