Author Archives: JJ Bona

Sammo Hung announces ‘The Return of Lucky Stars’

If you’re a fan of the legendary Sammo Hung (The Bodyguard), get ready to be happy. Hung’s new Shanghai-based film company, Sammo Hung Films, has announced The Return of Lucky Stars, an upcoming follow up to the classic Golden Harvest series that peaked … Continue reading

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‘The Raid’, ‘Ong-Bak’ and ‘Tai Chi’ stars unite in ‘Triple Threat’

Tony Jaa (Skin Trade), Tiger Chen (Man of Tai Chi) and Iko Uwais (The Raid 2, Headshot) will equally headline Jesse V. Johnson’s Triple Threat, an upcoming action film that’s best described as a martial arts-themed Expendables. The film, previously known as Makeshift … Continue reading

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Nick Cheung gives us a ‘Taste of Crime’ in this New Trailer

Hong Kong actor/filmmaker Nick Cheung (The White Storm) is stepping out of his comfort zone by making a gangster-themed movie called Taste of Crime, which will serve as his 3rd directorial project. You may recall that his first two features – 2014’s Hungry Ghost Ritual and … Continue reading

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Rising ‘Ip Man 3’ co-star is on ‘The Brink’ of destruction

Max Zhang – the rising star of The Grandmaster S.P.L. II and Ip Man 3 – is revisiting danger in The Brink, an upcoming thriller by first-time director Jonathan Li. The Brink follows a group of fishermen who smuggle gold … Continue reading

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George Lazenby is back to ‘Becoming Bond’ for Hulu

Australian actor George Lazenby has an upcoming documentary film about his life called Becoming Bond (the film was previously known as This Never Happened to the Other Fella – a title that’s a direct reference to his fourth-wall breaking line in … Continue reading

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Deal on Fire! The Gangster | Blu-ray | Only $6.96 – Expires soon!

Today’s Deal on Fire is the Blu-ray for Kongkiat Khomsiri’s The Gangster (aka Antapal). Set in the 1960s, The Gangster is based on the true story of a notorious gangster and the origins of the Bangkokian mafia. The Gangster is based on the notorious … Continue reading

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New Teaser for the Louis Koo, Tony Jaa actioner ‘Paradox’

In addition to Jesse V. Johnson’s Triple Threat, which is being described as an Asian Expendables-type flick starring Tony Jaa (Skin Trade), Angelababy (Mojin: The Lost Legend), Tiger Chen (Man of Tai Chi) and Iko Uwais (The Raid 2), there’s another high … Continue reading

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The hunt for Filipino martial arts begins with ‘Blood Hunters’

With Erik Matti’s Buy Bust and Pedring Lopez’ Breach in early stages of production, a new film titled Blood Hunters: Rise of the Hybrids is definitely a taste of what’s yet to come in the world of Filipino martial arts cinema. “My main motivation in doing Blood Hunters: … Continue reading

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Louis Koo and Lau Ching Wan are ‘Warriors of Future’

Tom Cruise, eat your heart out. Louis Koo (Accident) and Lau Ching Wan (The Bullet Vanishes) are doing the powered exoskeleton thing with Warriors of Future (previously known as Virtus), an upcoming sci-fi action flick that may possibly be Hong Kong’s answer to all that … Continue reading

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Black Butler | Blu-ray & DVD (Funimation)

RELEASE DATE: May 2, 2017 On May 2, 2017, Funimation will be releasing the Blu-ray & DVD for Black Butler, an 2014 action fantasy film by directors Kentaro Otani (Go, Masao!) and Keiichi Sato (Asura). Inspired by the hit anime series Black Butler, this … Continue reading

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Blood and 1980s synth merge in ‘Noriko: The Hong Kong Dead’

When there’s no more room in hell, the dead will walk the Earth. With Hong Kong island under quarantine and the walking dead roaming the streets, small pockets of survivors struggle to stay alive. But when the authorities learn of … Continue reading

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Enter our ‘Return of Kung Fu: Trailers of Fury’ Blu-ray Contest! – WINNERS ANNOUNCED!

Cityonfire.com and Severin Films are giving away 3 Blu-ray copies of Return of Kung Fu: Trailers of Fury to three lucky Cityonfire visitors. To enter, simply add a comment to this post and describe, in your own words, comment on the video below: … Continue reading

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New Teaser for Jackie Chan’s sci-fi actioner ‘Bleeding Steel’

In addition to the upcoming thriller, The Foreigner, and a small part in Journey to China – not to mention the newly announced Five Against a Bullet – the legendary Jackie Chan is tapping into the sci-fi genre with Bleeding Steel, a big budget actioner written and directed by Leo Zhang … Continue reading

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Lau Ching Wan and Louis Koo return to crime for ‘Drug Warn’

Famed Hong Kong star Lau Ching Wan (Call of Heroes) looks to be getting back to the gritty, grimy world of gangsterism in Drug Warn (previously known as The Fixer), an upcoming film from director Lawrence Lau (My Name is Fame). AFS describes the Drug Warn as … Continue reading

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Run, hide or fight until you reach the ‘Check Point’

On March 7th, Thomas J. Churchill’s all-star actioner, Check Point, will be unleashed on practically all streaming platforms, as well as DVD at major retail outlets, including Walmart, Best Buy, Amazon.com, Netflix, Redbox and Military Base shops. Check Point is about a sleeper cell … Continue reading

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Wang Kai and Zhang Luyi collide in ‘The Devotion of Suspect X’

China Lion Film Distribution has announced the release Alec Su’s (The Left Ear) The Devotion of Suspect X in the U.S. on March 31st. The feature is based on Keigo Higashino’s award-winning novel. The Devotion of Suspect X follows a professor (Wang Kai of … Continue reading

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New ‘Ghost in the Shell’ Japanese Poster shows off the cast

The release of Rupert Sanders (White and the Huntsman) live-action adaptation of Ghost in the Shell, based on Masamune Shirow’s manga/and anime by Mamoru Oshii of the same name, is right around the corner. The film follows the exploits a female … Continue reading

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009-1: The End of the Beginning | Blu-ray (Tokyo Shock)

RELEASE DATE: May 2, 2017 Tokyo Shock presents the Blu-ray for 009-1: The End of the Beginning, directed by Koichi Sakamoto (Kamen Rider Fourze the Movie: Everyone, Space Is Here!). This 2013 film is based on Shotaro Ishinomori’s classic spy heroine manga, 009-1. Meet Mylene, a … Continue reading

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‘A Hard Day’ and ‘Tunnel’ director to deliver zombies to Netflix

Kim Seong-Hun, the filmmaker behind A Hard Day and Tunnel, is making an eight-episode Korean zombie series for Netflix from a script by Kim Eun-hee (Signal). According to Deadline, Kingdom is set in Korea’s medieval Joseon period where a crown prince is sent on a … Continue reading

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Deal on Fire! Firestorm | Blu-ray | Only $8.99 – Expires soon!

Today’s Deal on Fire is the Blu-ray for Firestorm, starring Andy Lau (Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame), Yao Chen (Chronicles of the Ghostly Tribe) and Gordon Lam (Trivisa). Firestorm is a high-octane action/thriller set in modern day Hong Kong. It … Continue reading

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