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Armour of God III: Chinese Zodiac | aka CZ12 (2012) Review

Director: Jackie Chan Producer: Jackie Chan, Stanley Tong, Barbie Tung Cast: Jackie Chan, Kwon Sang-woo, Liao Fan, Yao Xing Tong, Zhang Lan Xin, Laura Weissbecker, Ken Lo, Oliver Platt, Shu Qi, Daniel Wu, Kazu Patrick Tang Running Time: 123 min. … Continue reading

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Blu-ray and DVD Releases for 5/7/13

Welcome to the month of May. Let’s get cracking. If you’re interested in any of these titles, you can support the site by ordering through our affiliate. We appreciate it! Here are your Blu-ray and DVD releases for the week of … Continue reading

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Blu-ray and DVD Releases for 4/30/13

It’s that time again to look towards this week’s new releases. If you’re interested in any of these titles, you can support the site by ordering through our affiliate. We appreciate it! Here are your Blu-ray and DVD releases for the … Continue reading

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Is Mike Möeller destined to be Europe’s answer to Tony Jaa?

Martial arts fans are always keen to discover the next big onscreen fighting sensation. With some of our icons like Donnie Yen and Jet Li eyeing retirement and Tony Jaa’s future looking uncertain, there’s some manner of urgency as action … Continue reading

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Blu-ray and DVD Releases for 4/23/13

There’s plenty to see and do this week, so let’s get started. If you’re interested in any of these titles, you can support the site by ordering through our affiliate. We appreciate it! Here are your Blu-ray and DVD releases for … Continue reading

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Ronny Yu’s ‘Saving General Yang’ bombs at the Chinese box office

Acclaimed director Ronny Yu was at the Hong Kong FilMart, promoting his forthcoming film Saving General Yang. A press conference occurred with most of the cast and crew, followed by a private screening of the trailer. The film is a … Continue reading

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Blu-ray and DVD Releases for 4/16/13

It’s a busy week with plenty of Asian film love to offer, so let’s get started. If you’re interested in any of these titles, you can support the site by ordering through our affiliate. We appreciate it! Here are your Blu-ray … Continue reading

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Tak Sakaguchi is retiring after all, leaving the fate of ‘Death Trance II’ in the air

Twitch reports on the possible retirement of Japanese action star Tak Sakaguchi. Sakaguchi rose to fame with the 2001 cult favorite Versus, a movie that managed to combine the low-budget charms of Evil Dead-like horror with blistering martial arts and … Continue reading

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Wong Kar-wai’s ‘The Grandmaster’ coming to Import Blu-ray and DVD on April 23rd

While the Weinstein Company has finally announced an August 2013 release date for Wong Kar-wai’s highly anticipated anticipated martial arts epic The Grandmaster in North American theaters, we still don’t know which version of the film it will be. Given … Continue reading

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Sony unveils new ‘4K-mastered’ Blu-ray with superior picture quality

As you can see in our recent article about Universal’s new Blu-ray collector’s editions, movie studios are trying their best to squeeze some income out of the waning days of physical media. Eager to cater to consumers who are investing … Continue reading

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Blu-ray and DVD Releases for 4/9/13

It’s a light week but one that happens to feature a great deal of Asian films being released, which is cause for celebration in our neck of the woods. If you’re interested in any of these titles, you can support … Continue reading

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The director of ‘Saw’ summons ‘The Conjuring’

Saw director James Wan scored a sleeper hit with his 2010 horror film Insidious. The movie starred Patrick Wilson as a concerned father who hires a paranormal investigator to try and help rescue his child from a demonic presence. The film … Continue reading

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North American poster for ‘Tai Chi Hero’

THE MOVIE: After the box office success of Stephen Fung’s steampunk martial arts film Tai Chi 0 – with about US$23 million garnered in China alone – it was perhaps inevitable that we would see a sequel. Good thing, then, … Continue reading

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Blu-ray and DVD Releases for 4/2/13

April is ushered in with a light week of releases but there are still some noteworthy highlights among them, including Takashi Shimizu’s “Tormented” and Magnet Releasing’s “John Dies at the End.” If you’re interested in any of these titles, you … Continue reading

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The director and star of ‘The Rebel’ reteam for gang epic ‘Cho Lon’ – blocked by Vietnamese censors

Last night, Twitch Film reported the word that actor/martial artist Johnny Tri Nguyen will be teaming back up with his brother, director Charlie Nguyen, for a new Vietnamese martial arts film, titled Redemption. The duo previously worked on breakout hit … Continue reading

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Blu-ray and DVD Releases for 3/26/13

Greetings, folks! There are a ton of new releases to explore this week so let’s get cracking. If you’re interested in any of these titles, you can support the site by ordering through our affiliate. We appreciate it! Here are your … Continue reading

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Korean MMA flick ‘Fist of Legend’ is coming to North America

Mixed-Martial Arts may be relatively new to the world of professional sports, but it’s already proved to be a fertile inspiration for filmmakers: from the Rocky-like underdog story of The Warrior with Tom Hardy to Michael Jai White’s fan favorite … Continue reading

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Million Dollar Crocodile | aka Croczilla (2012) Review

Director: Lin Li Sheng Writer: Lin Li Sheng Producer: Li Rui Cast: Barbie Hsu Hsi Yuan, Guo Tao, Lam Suet, Shi Zhao Qi, Hung Yan Yan, Pu Ba Jia Running Time: 87 min. By HKFanatic These days, the monster movie … Continue reading

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Korean undercover cops ‘n crooks thriller ‘New World’ coming to North America

Twitch has the scoop on a new cops-and-crooks thriller out of South Korea, titled New World. The story follows a cop who’s way, way undercover in a criminal organization when he’s caught between the gangsters’ power struggle and a police … Continue reading

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See the Director’s Cut of ‘Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning’ in all its uncut glory

Last year, director John Hyams made waves with Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning, the latest installment in the popular Universal Soldier series. Unforgivingly bloody and brutal, and loaded with adult content, Day of Reckoning pushed the “R” rating to its … Continue reading

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