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Reset | Blu-ray & DVD (Well Go USA)

RELEASE DATE: February 6, 2018 Director Yoon Hong-seung (The Target) joins forces with Jackie Chan (as producer) for the Korean/Chinese production titled Reset (read our review), which is heading to Blu-ray & DVD from Well Go USA on February 6, 2018. When her son is … Continue reading

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‘Blade of the Immortal’ proves Asian-inspired cinema is still critically successful

If you look at this brutal dissection of the flop film Ghost in the Shell starring Scarlett Johansson, you can see that there were inherent problems with the thinking behind the movie. The movie managed to offend vast swathes of Asian cinema fans … Continue reading

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Deal on Fire! The Assassin | Blu-ray | Only $8.97 – Expires soon!

Today’s Deal on Fire is the Blu-ray for The Assassin (read our review), 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 … Continue reading

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Extraordinary Mission | Blu-ray & DVD (Crimson Forest)

RELEASE DATE: February 6, 2018 On February 6, 2018, North American label Crimson Forest Films is set to release Extraordinary Mission (read our review) to Blu-ray & DVD. Alan Mak and Anthony Pun – the directing duo behind the Infernal Affairs sequels, the … Continue reading

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Blade of the Immortal | Blu-ray & DVD (Magnet Releasing)

RELEASE DATE: February 13, 2018 Magnet Releasing is giving Takashi Miike’s (13 Assassins, Terra Formars) live-action movie adaptation of Hiroaki Samura’s manga, Blade of the Immortal, a Blu-ray & DVD release on February 13, 2018. This period samurai film (read our review) … Continue reading

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Newest action-packed Trailer for ‘A Better Tomorrow 2018’

If Song Hae-Seong’s 2010 Korean remake of A Better Tomorrow didn’t quite do it for you, then get ready for another variation of John Woo’s 1986 seminal gangster classic. Ding Sheng – the acclaimed director of Little Big Soldier, Police Story 2013, Railroad Tigers, … Continue reading

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Vincent Zhao kicks ass in the New Trailer for ‘Invisible Tattoo’

Martial arts star Vincent Zhao (The Blade, The White Haired Witch of Lunar Kingdom) and parkour founder David Belle (District B13, Brick Mansions) are teaming up for a 1935-based action film titled Invisible Tattoo (via AFS). Unfortunately, further details for Invisible Tattoo are practically non-existent, but … Continue reading

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Brotherhood of Blades 2 | Blu-ray & DVD (Well Go USA)

RELEASE DATE: February 27, 2018 On February 27, 2018, Well Go USA is releasing the Blu-ray & DVD for Lu Yang’s Brotherhood of Blades 2, the follow up to the filmmaker’s 2014 wuxia actioner, Brotherhood of Blades. In Brotherhood of … Continue reading

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Old Stone | Blu-ray (Kino Lorber)

RELEASE DATE: January 30, 2018 On January 30, 2018, Zeitgeist Films and Kino Lorber will be releasing the Blu-ray for Johnny Ma’s Old Stone, a critically acclaimed social-realist drama that slowly turns into blood-drenched noir. Old Stone follows the repercussions of a car … Continue reading

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Jackie Chan and Arnold Schwarzenegger ‘Journey to China’

Jackie Chan (The Foreigner, Dragon Blade) and Arnold Schwarzenegger (Maggie, Aftermath) will be appearing (emphasize on the word “appearing”) in Oleg Stepchenko’s Journey to China: The Iron Mask Mystery (aka Viy 2), an action adventure flick that’s being hailed as “Russia’s biggest-budget co-production ever”. According … Continue reading

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The Master | Blu-ray & DVD (Kino Lorber)

RELEASE DATE: February 20, 2018 Good news for ninja film buffs! On February 20, 2018, Kino Lorber will be releasing the 3-Disc Blu-ray & the 4-Disc DVD set for 1984’s The Master: The Complete Series – newly re-Mastered in HD (pun intended). In The Master (aka The … Continue reading

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New action-packed Featurettes for Max Zhang’s ‘The Brink’

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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Wu Jing’s ‘Wolf Warrior II’ is currently howling on Blu-ray/DVD

The highly successful sequel to Wu Jing’s Wolf Warrior is currently exploding on Blu-ray & DVD. China’s deadliest special forces operative (Wu Jing of SPL II) settles into a quiet life on the sea. When sadistic mercenaries begin targeting nearby civilians, he … Continue reading

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Well Go USA goes in for the kill with a ‘Memoir of a Murderer’

Well Go USA continues to kill the competition with their upcoming release of the highly-anticipated thriller, Memoir of a Murderer (not to be confused with Bong Jun-Ho’s similarly titled Memories of Murder) from director Won Shin-Yeon (The Suspect). Byeong-soo, a retired serial killer, lives … Continue reading

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Kill Order | DVD (Image Entertainment)

RELEASE DATE: February 6, 2018 The perfect weapon. The ultimate target. That’s the tagline for Kill Order (aka Meza), an upcoming martial arts actioner that marks the directorial debut of veteran stunt coordinator James Mark (Scott Pilgrim vs. The World). The film hits … Continue reading

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