Author Archives: JJ Bona

‘Ip Man 3’ star Max Zhang is Jeff Lau’s ‘Heavyweight Assassin’

Veteran Hong Kong director/writer Jeff Lau (Treasure Hunt) is currently shooting Heavyweight Assassin, a martial arts film starring Max Zhang (SPL 2), Ada Choi (Fist of Legend), Andy On (Outcast) and Hung Yan Yan (Double Team), who is also handling the film’s … Continue reading

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New Trailer for the all-star martial arts actioner ‘Death Fighter’

“Eye for an eye. Soul for a soul” – That’s the tagline for Death Fighter (aka White Tiger), an upcoming martial arts movie starring Matt Mullins (Mortal Kombat: Legacy), Cynthia Rothrock (Yes, Madam), Don “The Dragon” Wilson (Martial Arts Kid) and the late Joe Lewis … Continue reading

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Railroad Tigers | Blu-ray & DVD (Well Go USA)

RELEASE DATE: June 20, 2017 Well Go USA has announced the release of Jackie Chan’s Railroad Tigers (read our review) to Blu-ray and DVD on June 20, 2017. This period actioner reunites the legend with director Ding Sheng (Little Big Soldier, … 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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Diamond Cartel | DVD (Cleopatra Entertainment)

RELEASE DATE: August 8, 2017 Salamat Mukhammed-Ali’s Diamond Cartel (read our review), 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 … Continue reading

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McG drops out, ‘Batman’ screenwriter joins ‘He-Man’

Despite years in development hell, Sony Pictures is still keen on bringing Masters of the Universe (aka He-Man) back to the big screen. In fact, they already have a release date in mind: December 18, 2019. The latest news (via EW) is that the … Continue reading

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New Trailer for Van Damme/Lundgren actioner ‘Black Water’

Jean-Claude Van Damme (Cyborg) and Dolph Lundgren (Skin Trade) – the action duo known for their team up in the popular Universal Soldier franchise – are joining forces once again for Black Water. Black Water is the story of a CIA operative (Van Damme) who … Continue reading

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The New ‘Alien: Covenant’ Prologue fills ‘Prometheus’ gap

Ridley Scott returns to the universe he created in Alien with Alien: Covenant, the second chapter in a prequel trilogy that began with Prometheus — and connects directly to Scott’s 1979 seminal work of science fiction. The film hits theaters on May … Continue reading

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Deal on Fire! King Kong vs. Godzilla | Blu-ray | Only $6.27 – Expires soon!

Today’s Deal on Fire is Blu-ray for 1962’s King Kong vs. Godzilla, directed by Godzilla franchise creator, Inoshiro Honda. When a pharmaceutical company captures King Kong and brings him to Japan, he escapes from captivity and battles a recently released Godzilla. Kong … Continue reading

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Sky on Fire | Blu-ray & DVD (Well Go USA)

RELEASE DATE: June 6, 2017 Hong Kong’s legendary action director, Ringo Lam, is back at it with Sky on Fire (read our review) his follow up to his 2015 “comeback” film, Wild City. Well Go USA is releasing it digitally on May 9, then on Blu-ray … Continue reading

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Zhu Zhu to star in a Chinese remake of ‘Run, Lola Run’

A Chinese remake of Tom Tykwer’s 1998 German thriller Run, Lola Run is currently in the works. Zhu Zhu (Marco Polo), who is set to star and produce, will play the titular role originally played by Franka Potente (The Bourne Identity). There is … Continue reading

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Matthew Vaughn does it his way for the ‘Kingsman 2’ Trailer

Director Matthew Vaughn (Kick-Ass) is back with more super spy action with Kingsman: The Golden Circle, the sequel to 2015’s Kingsman: The Secret Service, which is based on the comic book The Secret Service, created by Dave Gibbons and Mark Millar. When their headquarters are … Continue reading

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Fantasy and martial arts collide in ‘Legend of the Naga Pearls’

Ready for a heavy dose of fantasy-infused martial arts action? If so, then Yang Lei’s Legend of the Naga Pearls is right up your alley. This upcoming film stars Darren Wang (Railroad Tigers), Crystal Zhang (The Founding of an Army), Sheng Guansen (City … Continue reading

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New Battles Without Honour & Humanity | Blu-ray & DVD (Arrow Video)

RELEASE DATE: July 18, 2017 Back in December 2015, Arrow Films released Kinji Fukasaku’s original Battles Without Honour and Humanity Collection. Now, Arrow is bringing some new Yakzua tales back with the New Battles Without Honour and Humanity Trilogy to Blu-ray & DVD on July 18th. Check out … Continue reading

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Richard Norton to take on Maria Tran in ‘Tiger Cop’?

Vietnamese actress, martial artist, producer and director, Maria Tran (Truy Sát aka Tracer) is currently working on Tiger Cop, a project backed by Fresh Blood, a joint initiative between ABC and Screen Australia. Tiger Cop, which will consist of three 5-minute segments, will be based on … Continue reading

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Deal on Fire! Bruce Lee: The Legacy Collection | Blu-ray | Only $59.99 – Expires soon!

Today’s Deal on Fire is for Shout! Factory’s Bruce Lee: The Legacy Collection. The set includes both Blu-ray and DVD copies for 1971’s The Big Boss (aka Fists of Fury), 1972’s Fist of Fury (aka The Chinese Connection), 1972’s Way of … Continue reading

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Hell in the Pacific | Blu-ray (Kino Lorber)

RELEASE DATE: June 27, 2017 Kino Lorber has announced the Blu-ray for 1968’s Hell in the Pacific, a survival/thriller by director by John Boorman (Deliverance) that stars Lee Marvin (Point Blank) and Toshiro Mifune (Incident at Blood Pass). During World War II, an American pilot (Marvin) … Continue reading

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Sion Sono’s gore-filled ‘Tag’ hits Blu-ray and DVD in June

On June 20, 2017, FilmRise will be releasing Tag on Blu-ray & DVD. This 2015 film, based Yusuke Yamada’s novel Real Onigokko, is a perceptive, gore-filled exploration of youth and femininity in a nightmarish world. Tag is directed by Sion Sono, the controversial director … 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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Enter our ‘Kung Fu Zombies’ DVD Contest! – WINNERS ANNOUNCED!

Cityonfire.com and Mill Creek Entertainment are giving away 3 DVD copies of Kung Fu Zombies to three lucky City on Fire visitors. To enter, simply add a comment to this post and describe, in your own words, the video below. We will be selecting a winner … Continue reading

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