Author Archives: JJ Bona

New Trailer has Choi Min-sik hiding secrets in ‘The Mayor’

Well Go USA is set to release The Mayor (aka Special Citizen), a South Korean political thriller directed by Park In-je (Moby Dick), and starring Choi Min-Sik (The Admiral, Lucy). The film hits theaters on April 28th, 2017. In the world of politics, everyone’s hands get dirty, and … Continue reading

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Operation Mekong | Blu-ray & DVD (Well Go USA)

RELEASE DATE: June 6, 2017 Operation Mekong, a new actioner from director Dante Lam (Unbeatable), is exploding on Blu-ray & DVD, courtesy of Well Go USA. Operation Mekong (read our review) stars Lam’s frequent collaborator Eddie Peng (Rise of the Legend), Zhang Han … Continue reading

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New Poster for Stephen Fung’s ‘Once a Thief’ remake

Stephen Fung (Gen-X Cops) is back in the director’s chair in The Adventurers, a reworking of John Woo’s Once a Thief, the 1991 classic about art thieves, previously played by Chow Yun Fat, Cherie Chung and Leslie Cheung. The film releases domestically on August 11th, … Continue reading

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Luke returns in the New Trailer for ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’

J.J. Abrams’ Star Wars: The Force Awakens (aka Star Wars: Episode VII), the continuation of the original Star Wars trilogy created by George Lucas, was a massive success for Disney, hitting the $2 billion global box office mark. Likewise can be said about Gareth Edwards’ spin-off, Star … Continue reading

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Deal on Fire! Takashi Miike’s Hara-Kiri | Blu-ray | Only $7.49 – Expires soon!

Today’s Deal on Fire is the Blu-ray for Takashi Miike’s (13 Assassins, Terra Formars) Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai, starring Ebizo Ichikawa (Space Battleship Yamato), Koji Yakusho (The World of Kanako) and Hikari Mitsushima (Love Exposure). Hara-Kiri tells the story of a … Continue reading

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Blood flows in the New Trailer ‘Brotherhood of Blades 2’

Lu Yang is getting ready for more slicin’ and dicin’ in Brotherhood of Blades 2, the follow up to the filmmaker’s 2014 wuxia actioner, Brotherhood of Blades. The sequel will get a theatrical release domestically on August 11th, 2017. In Brotherhood … Continue reading

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‘Ip Man 2’ star joins Sly for ‘Escape Plan 2’; Part 3 in the works

A sequel to Mikael Håfström’s Escape Plan, the 2013 prison/action flick starring Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger, is currently in production. In the follow up, titled Escape Plan 2: Hades, Stallone will reprise his role as security expert Ray Breslin, who uses his skills to … Continue reading

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Jason Tobin and Byron Mann find danger in ‘Jasmine’

Indican Pictures presents Jasmine, the full length film feature debut of writer/director Dax Phelan. This suspenseful thriller stars Jason Tobin (Pound of Flesh), Byron Mann (The Corruptor), Sarah Lian (XIII: The Series), Eugenia Yuan (Revenge of the Green Dragons) and Glen Chin … Continue reading

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Doberman Cop | Blu-ray & DVD (Arrow Video)

RELEASE DATE: June 27th, 2017 On June 27th, 2017, Arrow Video is releasing Kinji Fukasaku’s Doberman Cop on Blu-ray & DVD. Never before released on video outside of Japan, this 1977 thriller stars Shinichi “Sonny” Chiba as a Dirty Harry-type character. Read the official details below: … Continue reading

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Deal on Fire! Legend of the Fist | Blu-ray | Only $9.99 – Expires soon!

Today’s Deal on Fire is the Blu-ray for Donnie Yen’s Legend of the Fist: The Return of Chen Zhen, directed by Andrew Lau (Infernal Affairs). In Legend of the Fist: The Return of Chen Zhen (read our review), Donnie Yen plays … Continue reading

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Why Schwarzenegger isn’t in Shane Black’s new ‘Predator’…

While the original Predator may have its share of cheesy one-liners, it’s regarded by most as a modern action classic. It’s a movie that many consider Arnold Schwarzenneger’s strongest effort, a movie that would most likely be called John McTiernan’s … Continue reading

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Alexander Nevsky teams up with a Terminator in ‘Black Rose’

Alexander Nevsky’s (Showdown in Manila) 2014 Russian-made action flick Black Rose has finally been acquired by ITN Distribution for a North American release. Black Rose involves a Russian Police Major (Nevsky) who is enlisted by the LAPD to help solve a series of gruesome murders … Continue reading

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Enter our ‘Sword Master’ Blu-ray Contest! – WINNERS ANNOUNCED!

Cityonfire.com and Well Go USA are giving away 3 Blu-ray copies of Sword Master (read our review) 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 at … Continue reading

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So is Daniel Craig back as James Bond?

The state of the James Bond franchise is currently in limbo (seems to happen constantly with the series every few years or so… helps to get rid of the bad blood), but this hasn’t stopped a number of filmmakers from expressing interest in taking … Continue reading

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Headshot | DVD (Lionsgate)

RELEASE DATE: June 13, 2017 On June 13, 2017, Lionsgate Home Entertainment will be releasing the DVD for Headshot (read our review), an Indonesian martial arts thriller directed by The Mo Brothers (Killers, Macabre). A mysterious man (Iko Uwais) left for dead with a gunshot … Continue reading

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Lady Bloodfight | DVD (Lionsgate)

RELEASE DATE: June 6, 2017 On June 6th, 2017, Lionsgate Home Entertainment will be releasing DVD for Lady Bloodfight (aka Lady Bloodsport), an upcoming “female” martial arts flick, starring Amy Johnston (Raze). Directed by Chris Nahon (Kiss of the Dragon), Lady Bloodfight tells the … Continue reading

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Iko Uwais to ‘Raid’ Mario Kassar’s Indonesian sci-fi thriller?

Producer Mario Kassar will always be synonymous with Hollywood actioners like Rambo, Total Recall, Terminator 2 and Universal Solider, but now the former head of Carolco is taking his action-packed expertise to Indonesia for Foxtrot Six, an upcoming sci-fi thriller that was originally … Continue reading

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New action packed Trailer for Andy Lau thriller ‘Shock Wave’

Herman Yau (Ebola Syndrome) is ready to detonate his latest thriller, Shock Wave, a $23 million dollar action movie that pairs the controversial Untold Story director up with Hong Kong superstar Andy Lau (Switch). In the film, Lau plays an undercover explosive ordnance … 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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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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