Author Archives: JJ Bona

Scott Adkins has an ‘Incoming’ Die Hard-in-space actioner

With a handful of projects currently under his belt, martial arts sensation Scott Adkins (Hard Targer 2, Eliminators, Zero Tolerance) is without doubt, one of the most active action stars in the business. And now, a new project, titled Incoming, has just been … Continue reading

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Return of the Dragon: Collector’s Edition | Blu-ray (Shout! Factory)

RELEASE DATE: May 16, 2017 Shout! Factory presents the Collector’s Edition Blu-ray for Return of the Dragon (aka Way of the Dragon), featuring an all-new 4K scan and restoration from the film’s original negative. In Return of the Dragon, Tang Lung (Bruce Lee) flies … Continue reading

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The Great Wall | Blu-ray & DVD (Universal)

RELEASE DATE: May 23, 2017 On May 23rd, Universal Studios Home Entertainment will be releasing The Great Wall (read our review) on Blu-ray, DVD and 4K Ultra HD. Acclaimed filmmaker Zhang Yimou (Hero, House of the Flying Daggers) directs this 15th century period flick revolving around an elite force … Continue reading

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Journey to the West: The Demons Strike Back | Blu-ray & DVD (Sony)

RELEASE DATE: June 6, 2017 On June 6, 2017, Sony Home Entertainment will be releasing Stephen Chow (Shaolin Soccer) and Tsui Hark’s (Young Detective Dee) Journey to the West: The Demons Strike Back on Blu-ray and DVD. In this sequel to Journey … Continue reading

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John Wick: Chapter 2 | Blu-ray & DVD (Lionsgate)

RELEASE DATE: June 13, 2017 On June 13th, Lionsgate Home Entertainment will be releasing Chad Stahelski’s John Wick: Chapter 2 (read our review) on Blu-ray, DVD and 4K Ultra HD. Keanu Reeves returns in the sequel to the 2014 hit as legendary hitman John … Continue reading

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Huang Kin Long (aka Bruce Le) is back with ‘Bloody Hero’

A few years ago, Bruce Le (aka Huang Kin Long), cult martial arts star of Mission Terminate and Bruce Stikes Back, made his 7th directorial feature, Eyes of Dawn (a redux of his 1992 film, Comfort Women), a drama about women who were forced … Continue reading

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Deal on Fire! Assassination | Blu-ray | Only $9.99 – Expires soon!

Today’s Deal on Fire is the Blu-ray for Assassination (read our review), directed by Choi Dong-hun (The Thieves). A group of rebels are planning a hit on an Army Leader in Japanese-occupied Korea, but the only killer for the job is in … Continue reading

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Instant Death | DVD (Sony)

RELEASE DATE: May 2, 2017 On May 2, 2017, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment is releasing the DVD for Instant Death, a new ultra-violent revenge flick starring Lou Ferrigno (Pumping Iron). A retired Special Forces veteran (Ferrigno) who is trying to adjust to … Continue reading

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Lionsgate is bringing a ‘Black Samurai’ to the big screen

Richard Chamberlain (Shogun) and Tom Cruise (The Last Samurai), move over… Lionsgate has just enlisted Gregory Widen (creator/writer of 1986’s Highlander, director of 1995’s The Prophecy) to pen Black Samurai, a historical action film that will revolve around a real-life samurai of African origin. According to … Continue reading

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‘Die Hard 2’ helmer goes wuxia with an ‘Ancient Sword’

Renny Harlin, the Hollywood filmmaker known for Die Hard 2, Cliffhanger, The Long Kiss Goodnight and most recently, Jackie Chan’s Skiptrace, is currently in post-production phase on Legend of the Ancient Sword, an adaptation of Gu Jian Qi Tan, a hit Chinese role-playing game. According to … Continue reading

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The Complete Billy Jack Collection | Blu-ray (Shout! Factory)

RELEASE DATE: July 25, 2017 On July 25, 2017, Shout! Factory will be releasing the 4-disc Blu-ray set for The Complete Billy Jack Collection, starring the late Tom Laughlin. The Billy Jack franchise (read our review for Billy Jack) follows an ex-Green … Continue reading

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Trailer for Netflix’s ‘Death Note’ has death written all over it

A Hollywood adaptation of Tsugumi Ohba’s Death Note – a hit manga, anime and Japanese live-action horror film series – is coming to your Netflix queue. The upcoming film, directed by Adam Wingard (The Guest), stars Nat Wolff (The Fault in Our Stars) … Continue reading

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Karate Kill | Blu-ray & DVD (Petri Entertainment)

RELEASE DATE: July 18, 2017 North American distributor Petri Entertainment is bringing Kurando Mitsutake’s (Gun Woman) Karate Kill to Blu-ray & DVD. When a mysterious loner and Karate master Kenji’s (Hayate) little sister goes missing in Los Angeles, whoever stands … Continue reading

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Wolf Guy | Blu-ray & DVD (Arrow Video)

RELEASE DATE: May 23, 2017 On May 23, 2017, Arrow Video will be releasing the Blu-ray & DVD for 1975’s Wolf Guy (aka Wolfguy: Enraged Lycanthrope), a multi-genre flick directed by Kazuhiko Yamaguchi (Sister Street Fighter: Hanging by a Thread) and starring the one, … Continue reading

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‘The Matrix’ reboot rumored to be a Morpheus prequel

A reboot of the highly successful 1999 sci-fi film The Matrix is brewing at Warner Bros. According to THR, Zak Penn (Ready Player One) is in talks to pen the screenplay and the studio is eyeing Michael B. Jordan (Creed) for the lead role made popular by … Continue reading

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Deal on Fire! The Assassin | Blu-ray | Only $9.28 – Expires soon!

Today’s Deal on Fire is the Blu-ray for The Assassin, by acclaimed director Hou Hsiao-Hsien (A City of Sadness) and starring Shu Qi (Journey to the West). In 9th-century China, Nie Yinniang (Qi) is a woman who was abducted in childhood from a … Continue reading

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Trailer for Chapman To’s artsy Karate film ‘Empty Hands’

Hong Kong actor Chapman To (Infernal Affairs, Men Suddenly in Black) is the director of The Empty Hands (previously known as simply Karate), an upcoming martial arts-themed film that will be led by singer turned actress, Stephy Tang (Let’s Go). According to SD, the film tells the story … Continue reading

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Age of Shadows | Blu-ray & DVD (CJ Entertainment)

RELEASE DATE: May 2, 2017 CJ Entertainment will releasing The Age of Shadows (read our review) on Blu-ray & DVD on May 2, 2017. The film is directed by Kim Jee-woon, the acclaimed filmmaker behind I Saw the Devil and A Bittersweet Life. Set in the late … Continue reading

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Straw Dogs | Blu-ray & DVD (Criterion)

RELEASE DATE: June 27, 2017 On June 27, 2017, Criterion Collection is releasing a fully restored, 4K version of Straw Dogs, a film directed by the maestro of screen violence, Sam Peckinpah (Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia). This thrilling classic stars Dustin … Continue reading

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Herman Yau returns to Category III with ‘The Sleep Curse’

Considering that he’s gone all respectable with historical action pictures like The Legend is Born: Ip Man and The Woman Knight of Mirror Lake, it’s easy to forget that director Herman Yau (Taxi Hunter) got his start in the grimy, … Continue reading

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