Author Archives: JJ Bona

Hana-Bi | Blu-ray & DVD (Film Movement)

RELEASE DATE: September 19, 2017 On September 19, 2017, Film Movement Classics is releasing the Blu-ray & DVD for Takeshi Kitano’s crime drama, Hana-Bi (aka Fireworks). For the first time in America, this acclaimed classic – directed, written by and starring Kitano … Continue reading

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Deal on Fire! Legend of the Drunken Master | Blu-ray | Only $6.38 – Expires soon!

Today’s Deal on Fire is the Blu-ray for Legend of the Drunken Master, directed by both Lau Kar-leung (Martial Club) and Jackie Chan (Police Story). Unfortunately, this version is the slightly cut, English-dubbed (by Jackie himself) Miramax’d edition of Drunken Master II, but … Continue reading

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Here’s the potential Bond 25 directors on the short list…

Ever since the release of 2015’s Spectre, the state of the James Bond franchise – as well as its current leading man – has been more or less in limbo, but as of a few days ago, James Bond is getting ready … Continue reading

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Master | Blu-ray & DVD (Sony)

RELEASE DATE: September 5, 2017 On September 5, 2017, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment is releasing the Blu-ray & DVD for Jo Eui-seok’s Master (read our review), a South Korean thriller starring Lee Byung-hun (The Age of Shadows), Gang Dong-won (The Priests) … Continue reading

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Lionsgate developing a female ‘John Wick’ spin-off

We’re not sure why John Wick is the poster boy for action movies these days (to quote Paul Bramhall: “Hong Kong cinema has been doing it for ages”), but it certainly deserves the credit for re-igniting that over-the-top, intricately choreographed shoot ’em up action trend … Continue reading

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Kung fu actioner ‘Son of Shaolin’ to get a ‘Dope’ director?

Director Rick Famuyiwa (Dope) is in talks to helm Son of Shaolin, a martial arts film based on the graphic novel of the same name created and written by Caanan Whit and Jay Longino (who also penned Jackie Chan’s Skiptrace). Son of Shaolin … Continue reading

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Deal on Fire! The Complete Lady Snowblood | Blu-ray | Only $22.97 – Expires soon!

Today’s Deal on Fire is for Criterion Collection’s The Complete Lady Snowblood collection, which includes Lady Snowblood (1973) and Lady Snowblood: Love Song of Vengeance (1974). A young woman (Meiko Kaji), trained from childhood as an assassin and hell-bent on revenge for her … Continue reading

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Special Edition for Albert Pyun’s JCVD flick ‘Cyborg’ coming…

U.S. label Scream Factory (subsidiary to Shout! Factory) has announced that they’re working on a Special Edition Blu-ray release for Cyborg, a 1989 actioner from cult director Albert Pyun (The Sword and Sorcerer, Nemesis) that stars martial arts sensation Jean-Claude Van Damme (Death Warrant). Cyborg … Continue reading

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Asura: The City of Madness | DVD (Sony)

RELEASE DATE: August 29, 2017 On August 29, 2017, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment is releasing the DVD for Asura: The City of Madness, directed by Kim Sung-Su (The Flu, Musa: The Warrior). Detective Han (Jung Woo-Sung of The Divine Move), … Continue reading

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‘Transporter Refueled’ helmer shows Mark Dacascos ‘The Way’

French filmmaker Camille Delamarre – best known for directing Brick Mansions (a remake of District 13) and The Transporter Refueled (a reboot of The Transporter) – has teamed up with martial arts star Mark Dacascos (Brotherhood of the Wolf, Drive) … Continue reading

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Deal on Fire! Kung Fu Killer | Blu-ray | Only $9.10 – Expires soon!

Today’s Deal on Fire is the Blu-ray for Donnie Yen’s Kung Fu Killer (aka Kung Fu Jungle). Kung Fu Killer (read our review) follows a top-notch kung fu instructor (Yen) who is imprisoned for accidentally killing a man. But when a deranged … Continue reading

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First Teaser Trailer for the martial arts actioner ‘Triple Threat’

Well Go USA Entertainment has acquired North American rights to Triple Threat (aka Makeshift Squad), an upcoming action film by Jessie V. Johnson (Savage Dog) that’s best described as a martial arts-themed Expendables (via Deadline). The anticipated movie features an ensemble cast of international action stars that … Continue reading

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Director Jesse V. Johnson wants Scott Adkins to ‘Pay Up’

As fellow COF writer Paul Bramhall points out in his recent review for Savage Dog, action filmmaker Jesse V. Johnson (The Last Sentinel) seems to have found a new muse in the form of martial arts sensation Scott Adkins (Eliminators). The … Continue reading

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Triple Threat: Chuck Norris | DVD (Shout! Factory)

RELEASE DATE: October 10, 2017 Who needs Tony Jaa, Tiger Chen and Iko Uwais when you’ve got Chuck Norris? Shout! Factory presents the DVD for Chuck Norris: Triple Threat, which contains Missing in Action (1984), directed by Joseph Zito (Invasion … Continue reading

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New Red Band Trailer for Matthew Vaughn’s ‘Kingsman 2’

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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Juju Chan and Antony Szeto to spice things up with ‘Pepper’?

Australian-born, Hong Kong-based filmmaker Antony Szeto (Wushu), who worked with Juju Chan (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny) on both Palace of the Damned and Fist of the Dragon, may be teaming up with the female action star for a third time … Continue reading

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JCVD returns in the New Trailer for ‘Kickboxer: Retaliation’

In Kickboxer: Retaliation, the follow up to Kickboxer: Vengeance, Alain Moussi is back as Kurt Sloane. One year after the events of the first film, Sloan has vowed never to return to Thailand. However, while gearing up for a MMA title shot, he finds … Continue reading

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Deal on Fire! Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story | Blu-ray | Only $5.64 – Expires soon!

If you think we’re cashing in on that that new Bruce Lee biopic, you’re right. Today’s Deal on Fire is the Blu-ray for 1993’s Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story, directed by Rob Cohen (The Fast and the Furious). Jason Scott Lee … Continue reading

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Bruce Lee protege Dan Inosanto is getting a Hollywood Biopic

Filipino martial arts instructor Dan Inosanto, who is perhaps best known for being the protege of Bruce Lee, will be the subject of an upcoming biopic that’s currently in development. The untitled film will be based on a story by Jeremy Gough. Mark Gordon (Murder on … Continue reading

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New International Trailer for Lee Jung-Sub’s noir thriller ‘Real’

Writer/director Lee Jung-Sub, the filmmaker perhaps best known for co-writing Romantic Island and Perfect Couple, is opening his directorial debut with a bang in Real, an upcoming neo noirish actioner starring Kim Soo-hyun (The Thieves). Real is the story about a colorful city controlled by the underworld, … Continue reading

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