Author Archives: Z Ravas

Korean revenge cinema gives birth to a ‘Monster’

After the ultra-violent, ultra-bleak bloodbath that was 2010’s I Saw the Devil, you might be forgiven for thinking that the Korean revenge movie has seen and done it all. Well, at least one movie is out to prove that the … Continue reading

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Pre-order Andy Lau’s ‘Firestorm’ at DDDhouse.com

Despite hitting the ripe age of 51 years-old, Hong Kong superstar Andy Lau is showing no signs of slowing down. After headlining Tsui Hark’s Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame and making a cameo appearance in Cold … Continue reading

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Tartan’s beloved ‘Asia Extreme’ label to make a comeback?

If you’ve been a connoisseur of Asian cinema as far back as 2005, you’re likely to recall the glory days of Palisade Tartan’s ‘Asia Extreme’ label. The beloved DVD series helped introduce a number of now-classic Asian titles – including Oldboy … Continue reading

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Johnny Depp and Morgan Freeman are on the path to ‘Transcendence’ – new trailer!

As cinematographer on Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy, it’s safe to say Wally Pfister had a key part in shaping the stylish visual palette of the Dark Knight saga. Now, the talented director of photography is breaking out on his own … Continue reading

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New poster for Chow Yun-fat’s ‘The Man From Macau’

THE MOVIE: In Wong Jing’s The Man From Macau (aka God of Gamblers 4; Casino; or From Vegas To Macau), Chow Yun-fat returns to the character of Ko Chun, a world-famous gambler, so renowned and talented at winning various games of chance, that he … Continue reading

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Newest trailer for ‘Crows Explode’ flies in!

Back in 2007, director Takashi Miike continued his successful streak of adapting violent manga into live-action films with Crows Zero. The movie told the story of warring factions at an all-boys school and their brawling ways. Although the film was … Continue reading

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New trailer for Cung Le and Lundgren’s ‘Puncture Wounds’

THE MOVIE: After returning home from a traumatic tour of duty in Iraq, John (Cung Le) finds himself rescuing a local call girl from a group of violent Aryan Brotherhood pimps. Having killed several of them in the process, John and his … Continue reading

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Newest trailer for Donnie Yen’s ‘The Monkey King’

Accident and Motorway director Cheang Pou-soi has been developing a big screen, special FX-infused adaptation of the famous Monkey King tale for almost three years now. Production began way back in October of 2010 but we haven’t heard much since then, … Continue reading

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New trailer for Van Damme’s ‘Welcome to the Jungle’

THE MOVIE: Directed by Rob Meltzer, Welcome to the Jungle is a Lord of the Flies-style comedy/thriller starring Jean Claude Van Damme with Adam Brody (Lovelace), Kristen Schaal (Flight of the Conchords) and Rob Huebel (The Descendants). Also briefly appearing … Continue reading

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New North American trailer for Donnie Yen’s ‘Special Identity’

THE MOVIE: A cop and his team of comrades go undercover in one of China’s most ruthless underworld organizations to stop a gang leader, only to put themselves in great danger after being exposed one by one. Special Identity is … Continue reading

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Two action-packed trailers for ‘Once Upon a Time in Shanghai’

THE MOVIE: Once Upon a Time in Shanghai is a martial arts film directed by Wong Ching Po (Let’s Go!) with action choreography from the legendary Yuen Woo-ping (The Matrix). The plot involves a laborer who moves to Shanghai in … Continue reading

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Nicholas Tse and Shawn Yue team up ‘As the Lights Go Out’

THE MOVIE: As a fiery inferno rages in a liquor warehouse, the Hong Kong fire department is called in to try and control the blaze. That’s the premise of the upcoming big-budget drama As the Lights Go Out, which is … Continue reading

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