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Banquet, The | aka Legend of the Black Scorpion (2006) Review

AKA: The Night Banquet Director: Feng Xiaogang Writer: Feng Xiaogang, Sheng Ke Yu Producer: John Chong, Wang Zhongjun Cast: Zhang Ziyi, Ge You, Daniel Wu, Zhou Xun, Huang Xiao Ming, Ma Jing Wu, Chun Hoi Liu, Fan Wei, Li Li, … Continue reading

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City War (1989) Review

Director: Sun Chung Producer: Catherine Lau, Dean Shek Cast: Chow Yun Fat, Ti Lung, Norman Chu, Tien Niu, Lee Ka Ting, Lo Lieh, Teresa Carpio, Michael Chow, Ricky Yi, Mary Hon Lut Lee, John Ladalski, Robin Shou Running Time: 92 … Continue reading

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Graveyard of Honor (2002) Review

AKA: New Graveyard of Honor Director: Takashi Miike Writer: Goro Fujita, Shigenori Takechi Cast: Narumi Arimori, Yoshiyuki Daichi, Hirotaro Honda, Harumi Inoue, Renji Ishibashi, Goro Kishitani, Takashi Miike, Ryosuke Miki, Yasukaze Motomiya, Mikio Osawa, Daisuke Ryu, Harumi Sone, Shun Sugata … Continue reading

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Wild Card | Blu-ray & DVD (Lionsgate)

RELEASE DATE: March 31, 2015 Lionsgate presents the Blu-ray & DVD for Wild Card, directed by Simon West (The Expendables 2) and starring Jason Statham. The film is a remake of the 1986 Burt Reynolds movie Heat (No relation to the … Continue reading

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Killers (2014) Review

Director: The Mo Brothers Writer: Takuji Ushiyama, Timo Tjahjanto Cast: Kazuki Kitamura, Oka Antara, Rin Takanashi, Luna Maya, Ray Sahetapy, Ersya Aurelia, Epy Kusnandar, Mei Kurokawa, Denden, Motoki Fukami, Tara Basro, Dimas Argobie Running Time: 137 min. By HKFanatic Killers … Continue reading

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Angel Terminators (1990) Review

Director: Wai Lit Writer: Yeung Gei Producer: Georges Lai Cast: Sharon Yeung Pan Pan, Kenneth Tsang, Carrie Ng, Michiko Nishiwaki, Alan Chui Chung San, Kara Hui Ying Hung, Cheng Yuen Man, Dick Wei Running Time: 91 min. By HKFanatic Here’s … Continue reading

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Falcon Rising (2014) Review

AKA: Favela Director: Ernie Barbarash Writer: Y.T. Parazi Producer: Shahar Stroh, Etchie Stroh Cast: Michael Jai White, Neal McDonough, Laila Ali, Lateef Crowder, Hazuki Kato, Millie Ruperto, Masashi Odate, Jimmy Navarro, Jazmín Caratini, Daniel Cardona, Arzoris Perez Running Time: 100 … Continue reading

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Beyond Outrage (2012) Review

Director: Takeshi Kitano Writer: Takeshi Kitano Cast: Beat Takeshi, Tomokazu Miura, Ryo Kase, Akira Nakao, Shigeru Koyama, Toshiyuki Nishida, Sansei Shiomi, Katsunori Takahashi, Fumiyo Kohinata, Yutaka Matsushige, Hideo Nakano, Kenta Kiritani, Hirofumi Arai, Tetsushi Tanaka, Ken Mitsuishi, Tatsuo Nadaka Running … Continue reading

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Vigilante (1983) Review

AKA: Street Gang Director: William Lustig Writer: Richard Vetere Producer: Andrew W. Garroni, William Lustig Cast: Robert Forster, Fred Williamson, Richard Bright, Rutanya Alda, Don Blakely, Joseph Carberry, Willie Colón, Joe Spinell, Carol Lynley, Frank Pesce, Steve James, Woody Strode … Continue reading

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1990: The Bronx Warriors (1982) Review

Director: Enzo G. Castellari Writer: Elisa Livia Briganti, Dardano Sacchetti Producer: Fabrizio de Angelis Cast: Mark Gregory, Fred Williamson, Vic Morrow, Christopher Connelly, “Betty” Elisabetta Dessy, Stefania Girolami Running Time: 86 min. By HKFanatic By 1981, the Italian film industry was … Continue reading

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Join Liam Neeson for ‘A Walk Among the Tombstones’

Liam Neeson is back in the kind of mode that audiences have come to love him in: playing a gravelly-voiced tough guy with ‘a particular set of skills.’ This September, Neeson is going for A Walk Among the Tombstones. Despite … Continue reading

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Suspect, The (2013) Review

Director: Won Shin-Yeon Writer: Lim Sang-Yoon Producer: Shin Chang-hwan Cast: Gong Yoo, Park Hee-Soon, You Da-In, Cho Seong-Ha, Jo Jae-Yun, Kim Sung-Kyun, Park Ji-Il, Won Jin Running Time: 137 min. By HKFanatic When The Bourne Supremacy first hit theaters back … Continue reading

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New U.S. trailer for Van Damme’s heist flick ‘Swelter’

THE MOVIE: In Keith Parmer’s (Mob Rules) action-thriller Swelter, Jean-Claude Van Damme plays a member of a bank robbing gang that manages to steal a cool $100 million before some of them are apprehended by the police. In the vein of … Continue reading

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Popular Japanese survival-horror video game ‘Fatal Frame’ coming to theaters

Since its inception in 2002, the Japanese video game series Fatal Frame has been one of the most popular and enduring franchises in the ‘survival-horror’ genre. Known as Zero in Japan, the series typically follows plucky young women as they … Continue reading

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Korean cinematic bad boy Kim Ki-duk is back with the disturbing ‘Moebius’

Ever since 2000’s The Isle caught the attention of the international cinema scene,  director Kim Ki-duk has been known as an iconoclast and provocateur of Korean cinema. Although his 2012 effort Pieta earned him the coveted Golden Lion at that … Continue reading

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Want a ‘Pacific Rim 2,’ kaiju fans? You’ll get it April 7, 2017!

Last summer’s ‘giant monsters vs. mech’ film Pacific Rim proved to be a modest hit worldwide, grossing $400 million on a budget of about half that. The movie arrived in theaters with plenty of internet buzz, thanks in part to … Continue reading

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Hot new Asian titles streaming on Netflix

Got a Netflix subscription? If so, you’ve got a gateway to some of the latest and greatest in Asian cinema, as well as related martial arts titles. Let’s take a look at some of the titles that have found their … Continue reading

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Cung Le may just be the busiest man in martial arts action cinema

There’s no rest for the wicked – or for a wicked, musclebound Mixed Martial Arts fighter. Fan favorite actor Cung Le has made a name for himself in and out of the ring, thanks to co-starring roles in films like … Continue reading

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Check out the trailer for stylish Korean action film ‘For the Emperor’

If you were wondering what it’d look like if a professional baseball player lost everything in a gambling scandal and had to start working for the Korean mob, apparently the answer is ‘a lot of stylishly photographed ass-kicking.’ That’s the … Continue reading

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Nick Cheung gets downright spooky for a ‘Hungry Ghost Ritual’

What do you get when you combine Dario Argento’s giallo classic Opera with the Academy Award-winning Black Swan, adding a dash of Asian horror creepiness? You just might find out by watching the trailer for Hungry Ghost Ritual, an upcoming … Continue reading

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