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Deal on Fire! Vengeance of an Assassin | Blu-ray | Only $9.64 – Expires soon!

Today’s Deal on Fire is the Blu-ray for Vengeance of an Assassin (read our review) from the late Panna Rittikrai, the director behind fan favorites like Born to Fight and BKO. This time around, Rittikrai is teaming back up with his Born … Continue reading

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Enter the Warrior’s Gate | Blu-ray & DVD (Lionsgate)

RELEASE DATE: June 6, 2017 Matthias Hoene’s (Cockneys vs Zombies) Enter the Warrior’s Gate (aka Warrior’s Gate), a French-Chinese co-production written by Luc Besson (Lucy), will be released on Blu-ray & DVD 0n June 6th, 2017. After a mysterious chest opens a gateway through … Continue reading

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Leon Lai directs his first action movie in ‘Wine War’

Over ten years ago, Hong Kong megastar Leon Lai (A Hero Never Dies, Fallen Angels) made his directorial debut in the 2006 musical, A Melody Looking. Now, Lai is back in the director’s chair for something a little bit different: Action! When … Continue reading

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Head to Head: Seagal vs JCVD Collection | DVD (Mill Creek)

RELEASE DATE: June 6, 2017 Mill Creek Entertainment presents Head to Head: The Seagal vs JCVD Collection, featuring 8 movies on 2 DVDs. In the Muscles from Brussels’ corner, we have 1996’s Maximum Risk (read our review), 1999’s Universal Soldier: The Return (read … Continue reading

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Shekhar Kapur to direct official Bruce Lee biopic ‘Little Dragon’

Filmmaker Shekhar Kapur, who helmed Elizabeth (1998) and New York, I Love You (2008), will be directing/co-writing Little Dragon, an official, authorized biopic of martial arts legend Bruce Lee, which will be produced/co-written by Bruce Lee Entertainment, a company operated by Lee’s daughter Shannon … Continue reading

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Doug Liman’s ‘Edge of Tomorrow’ sequel gets a title

Director Doug Liman (The Bourne Identity) is currently working on the development of Live Die Repeat and Repeat, the sequel to his 2014 sci-fi action film, Edge of Tomorrow. Both Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt will be reprising their roles from the first film. On board as the … Continue reading

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Missing in Action: Collector’s Edition | Blu-ray (Shout! Factory)

RELEASE DATE: August 15, 2017 The war isn’t over until James Braddock brings back our POWs! On August 15, 2017, Shout! Factory is releasing the Missing in Action: Collector’s Edition Blu-ray, starring the one, the only Chuck Norris (Code of … Continue reading

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First image from ‘The Raid’ helmer’s revenge thriller ‘Apostle’

While we’re all anxiously waiting for a possible The Raid 3, Gareth Evans (Merantau), the creator of The Raid franchise is currently hard at work on latest film, Apostle, which will premiere on Netflix in 2018. Apostle follows a man who travels to a remote island … Continue reading

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‘Taken’ helmer is making a female ‘John Wick’ movie

Charlize Theron’s Atomic Blonde better brace herself, because there’s another unstoppable killer on the way. Pierre Morel, the director of 2008’s Taken, is tackling Peppermint, an upcoming female-centric actioner. According to THR, Peppermint is a revenge story centering on a young mother who finds herself … Continue reading

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R. Marcos Taylor and Don ‘The Dragon’ Wilson are ‘Paying’

Kickboxing legend Don “The Dragon” Wilson (Bloodfist) has re-teamed with Martial Arts Kid director Michael Baumgarten in Paying Mr. McGetty, an upcoming action-comedy starring R. Marcos Taylor (“Suge Knight” in Straight Outta Compton, Luke Cage). After a night of drinking and gambling, Tyrell (Taylor) is … Continue reading

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Wesley Snipes takes on an alien attack in ‘The Recall’

Looks like Iko Uwais (The Raid) and Frank Grillo (The Raid remake) aren’t the only action stars who’ll be battling extraterrestrial lifeforms (i.e. Beyond Skyline). Wesley Snipes (Passenger 57) is teaming up with R.J. Mitte (Breaking Bad) in The Recall, an upcoming sci-fi thriller from director Mauro Borrelli … Continue reading

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Erik Matti’s Filipino crime saga continues with ‘On the Job 2’

Although he’s currently hard-at-work with the much hyped martial arts action movie Buy Bust, director Erik Matti is now moving onto pre-production stage with the long-talked-about sequel (along with a mini-series) to his critically acclaimed crime thriller On the Job (via DiP). … Continue reading

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Kill ‘em All | Blu-ray & DVD (Sony)

RELEASE DATE: June 6, 2017 Jean-Claude Van Damme (Double Impact) stars alongside Peter Stormare (Fargo), Kris Van Damme (Assassination Games) – and get this – Daniel Bernhardt (Logan, Bloodsport 2-3, Matrix Reloaded) in Kill ‘Em All. Kill ’em All (no relation with 2013 Johnny Messner of … Continue reading

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

Today’s Deal on Fire is the Blu-ray for Well Go USA’s The Four, a wuxia film from director Gordon Chan (Fist of Legend) starring Deng Chao (The Mermaid), Ronald Cheng (Full Strike), Collin Chou (Special ID), and Crystal Liu (White Vengeance). A government … Continue reading

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Bruce Lee’s ‘Longstreet’ TV series to hit DVD later this year

North American distributers, Visual Entertainment, has announced the upcoming DVD release of Longstreet, a semi-obscure ABC TV series that aired in 1971-72. Longstreet follows the adventures of Mike Longstreet (James Franciscus), a blind insurance investigator who’s on a mission to … 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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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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