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Cops vs Thugs | Blu-ray & DVD (Arrow Video)

RELEASE DATE: May 23, 2017 Arrow Video’s ever growing catalogue of Asian masterpieces continues with the Blu-ray & DVD for 1975’s Cops vs Thugs, a crime classic directed by Kinji Fukasaku (Battles Without Honor and Humanity). Considered by many to be … Continue reading

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Xu Haofeng has a ‘Hidden Blade’ under his sleeve…

Before we can even think about Xu Haofeng’s Moonlight Blade (his soon-to-be-shot remake of Chor Yuen’s Shaw Brothers classic, The Magic Blade), our attention should be focused on Hidden Blade (not to be confused with the Yoji Yamada film of the same name), … Continue reading

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New Trailer for the 80s-inspired martial arts flick ‘Plan B’

Grab your red “Thriller” jacket and get ready for Plan B, an upcoming martial arts flick fused with comedy and nostalgic pop culture. The film’s cast and crew consists of stuntmen and martial artists from the German film crew, Reel Deal Action. In Plan B, three martial … Continue reading

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Deal on Fire! Ip Man: The Final Fight | Blu-ray | Only $6.98 – Expires soon!

Today’s Deal on Fire is the Blu-ray for Herman Yau’s Ip Man: The Final Fight starring Anthony Wong (White Vengeance). In postwar Hong Kong, legendary Wing Chun grandmaster Ip Man (Wong) is reluctantly called into action once more. What began as … Continue reading

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Steven Seagal is back with a 3-word titled film ‘Paid on Death’

A fresh Steven Seagal (Above the Law, Contract to Kill) project, titled Paid on Death, has popped up on the radar. This upcoming actioner will team Seagal with director Shawn Sourgose (Blood of Redemption) and producer Kevin Carraway (Chain of Command). Here’s what you can expect from … Continue reading

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Warner Bros. wants Mel Gibson to direct ‘Suicide Squad 2’

Here’s one nobody saw coming. Mel Gibson is in talks with Warner Bros. to direct a sequel to David Ayer’s Suicide Squad. According to THR, Gibson is familiarizing himself with the material. But the studio is not being passive and is also … Continue reading

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Returning cast members announced for ‘Detective Dee 3’

A 3rd film in the Detective Dee series, tentatively titled Detective Dee and the Four Kings, has been announced by the Huayi Brothers film company (Chinese Zodiac, Mojin: The Lost Legend). Tsui Hark (The Raid) will once again direct. There’s currently … Continue reading

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Mark Dacascos brings ‘Ultimate Justice’ for all…

Martial arts star Mark Dacascos (Drive, Brotherhood of the Wolf, Only the Brave) is back in action with a new thriller titled Ultimate Justice. The upcoming film will be backed by Mike Leeder’s Silent Partners, the production company also responsible … Continue reading

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Enter our ‘Cold War 2’ Blu-ray Contest! – WINNERS ANNOUNCED!

Cityonfire.com and Well Go USA are giving away 3 Blu-ray copies of Cold War 2 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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A sequel to Jackie Chan’s ‘Kung Fu Yoga’ in the works?

Whether you loved or hated it (read our review), there’s a strong possibility that a sequel to Kung Fu Yoga is on its way. Not only is the film dominating box office charts in China, but Indian film star Sonu Sood … Continue reading

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Sword Master | Blu-ray & DVD (Well Go USA)

RELEASE DATE: April 11, 2017 Well Go USA’s release for Derek Yee’s (Shinjuku Incident) Sword Master (read our review) is arriving on Digital on March 7th; then on Blu-ray & DVD on April 11th. The film is a remake of Chor Yuen’s Death Duel, a 1977 … Continue reading

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Deal on Fire! Hero | Blu-ray | Only $5.88 – Expires soon!

Today’s Deal on Fire is the Blu-ray for Zhang Yimou’s 2002 wuxia film Hero, which stars Jet Li (Flying Swords of Dragon Gate), Tony Leung (Bullet in the Head), Maggie Cheung (Police Story), Chen Daoming (Infernal Affairs 3), Zhang Ziyi … Continue reading

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‘Scarface’ gets a re-write from The Coen brothers

It’s been off and on for over 5 years, but Universal is still on a mission to bring back another remake of Scarface, originally conceived by Howard Hawks (Rio Bravo) and reimagined by Brian DePalma (Carrie). This time around, Scarface … Continue reading

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Well Go USA catches Donnie Yen’s ‘Chasing the Dragon’

The public will soon see Donnie Yen (Ip Man 3) play real-life gangster Ng Sek-ho (aka Crippled Ho) in Chasing the Dragon (aka King of Drug Dealers), a remake of the 1991 Hong Kong gangster movie To Be Number One. The film will be … Continue reading

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We ‘Overheard’ the ‘Thieves’ director is doing a remake

Acclaimed South Korean filmmaker Choi Dong-hun (Assassination, The Thieves) is getting ready for yet another ensemble thriller, this time, a remake of a popular Hong Kong franchise. According to AFS, the Tazza director is doing his own version of the Felix Chong and Alan … Continue reading

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

RELEASE DATE: April 4, 2017 Johnnie To’s critically acclaimed action thriller Three (read our review) is heading onto digital March 7th and on Blu-ray & DVD April 4th from Well Go USA Entertainment. When a police sting goes bad, a criminal (Chung) forces cops to … Continue reading

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Deal on Fire! The Raid Collection | Blu-ray | Only $13.59 – Expires soon!

Today’s Deal on Fire is for Gareth Evans’ The Raid Collection on Blu-ray, which will contain both 2011’s The Raid and 2014’s The Raid 2. In The Raid, an elite swat team moves in to take down the notorious drug lord that … Continue reading

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‘Superman Returns’ in Vincent Zhou’s ‘Lost in the Pacific’

On February 7, 2017, Hannover House is releasing the DVD for Lost in the Pacific, a sci-fi actioner starring Brandon Routh (Superman Returns), Zhang Yuqi (CJ7), Russell Wong (Contract to Kill), Bernice Liu (King of Triads) and Mengjie Jiang (Kung Fu … Continue reading

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Tiger Chen leaps in time in a New Trailer for ‘Kung Fu Traveler’

Looks like Tiger Hu Chen (Monk Comes Down the Mountain) will be giving Jean Claude Van Damme’s Timecop a run for its money in an upcoming movie that sounds like it’s another concept that meshes martial arts and time traveling into one complete package. … Continue reading

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Yuen Woo-Ping’s ‘Vigilantes’ still has some life to it…

We first heard about this Yuen Woo-ping (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny) project back in 2012, but apparently, there’s no sign of its lingering coming to a full stop any time soon. Thanks to AFS, a new preliminary banner … Continue reading

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