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Mystery of Chess Boxing | aka Ninja Checkmate (1979) Review

AKA: Double Chained Horses Director: Joseph Kuo Writer: Joseph Kuo Cast: Lee Yi Min, Mark Long, Jack Long, Jeanie Chang, Siu Foo Dau, Simon Yuen, Ricky Cheng, Wong Chi Sang, Wong Wing Sang, Mau Ging Shun Running Time: 90 min. … Continue reading

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Racial tensions reach a boiling point in Justin Chon’s ‘Gook’

Justin Chon (Revenge of the Green Dragons) writes, directs and stars in Gook, an upcoming thriller that examines the relationships between Korean and African American communities set around the 1992 L.A. Riots. Eli (Chon) and Daniel (David So) are two Korean American … Continue reading

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Crazy, all-star actioner ‘Diamond Cartel’ gets a DVD release

Salamat Mukhammed-Ali’s Diamond Cartel (read our review), a Kazakhstan-produced action film, will finally be seeing a DVD release on August 8th, 2017 (or you can watch it right now, via Amazon Video). In addition, the film’s soundtrack, which promises “a unique collection that perfectly captures the … Continue reading

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McG drops out, ‘Batman’ screenwriter joins ‘He-Man’

Despite years in development hell, Sony Pictures is still keen on bringing Masters of the Universe (aka He-Man) back to the big screen. In fact, they already have a release date in mind: December 18, 2019. The latest news (via EW) is that the … Continue reading

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New Trailer for Van Damme/Lundgren actioner ‘Black Water’

Jean-Claude Van Damme (Cyborg) and Dolph Lundgren (Skin Trade) – the action duo known for their team up in the popular Universal Soldier franchise – are joining forces once again for Black Water. Black Water is the story of a CIA operative (Van Damme) who … Continue reading

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The Kung fu Golden Era… had the Internet been around

As someone who got into the kung fu movie scene during the late 90’s, there’s always been a part of me which feels envious of those who got to experience the movies from the 70’s and 80’s golden era first … Continue reading

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The New ‘Alien: Covenant’ Prologue fills ‘Prometheus’ gap

Ridley Scott returns to the universe he created in Alien with Alien: Covenant, the second chapter in a prequel trilogy that began with Prometheus — and connects directly to Scott’s 1979 seminal work of science fiction. The film hits theaters on May … Continue reading

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Iron Monkey 2 (1996) Review

Director: Chiu Lo-Kong Producer: Lan Tin Hung, Lee Shin Cast: Donnie Yen, Billy Chow Bei Lei, Wu Ma, Alan Lee, Yuen Man Hing, Cheung, Kin Li, Li Wing, Han Wan Chong Running Time: 92 min. By Paul Bramhall There are … Continue reading

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Sky on Fire | Blu-ray & DVD (Well Go USA)

RELEASE DATE: June 6, 2017 Hong Kong’s legendary action director, Ringo Lam, is back at it with Sky on Fire (read our review) his follow up to his 2015 “comeback” film, Wild City. Well Go USA is releasing it digitally on May 9, then on Blu-ray … Continue reading

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Zhu Zhu to star in a Chinese remake of ‘Run, Lola Run’

A Chinese remake of Tom Tykwer’s 1998 German thriller Run, Lola Run is currently in the works. Zhu Zhu (Marco Polo), who is set to star and produce, will play the titular role originally played by Franka Potente (The Bourne Identity). There is … Continue reading

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Matthew Vaughn does it his way for the ‘Kingsman 2’ Trailer

Director Matthew Vaughn (Kick-Ass) is back with more super spy action with Kingsman: The Golden Circle, the sequel to 2015’s Kingsman: The Secret Service, which is based on the comic book The Secret Service, created by Dave Gibbons and Mark Millar. When their headquarters are … Continue reading

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Aftermath (2017) Review

Director: Elliott Lester Writer: Javier Gullón Producer: Darren Aronofsky Cast: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Scoot McNairy, Maggie Grace, Martin Donovan, Hannah Ware, Mariana Klaveno, Kevin Zegers, Larry Sullivan, Teri Clark Linden Running Time: 92 min. By Zach Nix Although Arnold Schwarzenegger (Maggie) is an … Continue reading

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Fantasy and martial arts collide in ‘Legend of the Naga Pearls’

Ready for a heavy dose of fantasy-infused martial arts action? If so, then Yang Lei’s Legend of the Naga Pearls is right up your alley. This upcoming film stars Darren Wang (Railroad Tigers), Crystal Zhang (The Founding of an Army), Sheng Guansen (City … Continue reading

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New Battles Without Honour & Humanity | Blu-ray & DVD (Arrow Video)

RELEASE DATE: July 18, 2017 Back in December 2015, Arrow Films released Kinji Fukasaku’s original Battles Without Honour and Humanity Collection. Now, Arrow is bringing some new Yakzua tales back with the New Battles Without Honour and Humanity Trilogy to Blu-ray & DVD on July 18th. Check out … Continue reading

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Missing You (2016) Review

Director: Mo Hong-jin Writer: Mo Hong-jin Producer: Kim Dae-Geun Cast: Shim Eun-Kyung, Yoon Je-Moon, Kim Sung-Oh, Ahn Jae-Hong, Kim Won-Hae, Kim Hong-Fa, Oh Tae-Kyung Running Time: 108 min. By Paul Bramhall There can be no doubt that 2016 was a big year for … Continue reading

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Richard Norton to take on Maria Tran in ‘Tiger Cop’?

Vietnamese actress, martial artist, producer and director, Maria Tran (Truy Sát aka Tracer) is currently working on Tiger Cop, a project backed by Fresh Blood, a joint initiative between ABC and Screen Australia. Tiger Cop, which will consist of three 5-minute segments, will be based on … Continue reading

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Deal on Fire! Bruce Lee: The Legacy Collection | Blu-ray | Only $59.99 – Expires soon!

Today’s Deal on Fire is for Shout! Factory’s Bruce Lee: The Legacy Collection. The set includes both Blu-ray and DVD copies for 1971’s The Big Boss (aka Fists of Fury), 1972’s Fist of Fury (aka The Chinese Connection), 1972’s Way of … Continue reading

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Updated: China’s Live-action adaptation of Konami’s ‘Contra’

A live-action Chinese film adaptation of Konami’s 1987 arcade hit, Contra (aka Kontora or Gryzor), is in the works. According to AFS, the film will be produced by Wei Nan (Soul Transfer Station) and backed by Beijing Starlit Movie and TV Culture. The highly popular … Continue reading

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Billy Jack (1971) Review

Director: Tom Laughlin Writer: Tom Laughlin, Delores Taylor Cast: Tom Laughlin, Delores Taylor, Clark Howat, Victor Izay, Julie Webb, Debbie Schock, Teresa Kelly, Lynn Baker, Stan Rice, David Roya, John McClure Running Time: 114 min. By Zach Nix Steven Seagal … Continue reading

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Hell in the Pacific | Blu-ray (Kino Lorber)

RELEASE DATE: June 27, 2017 Kino Lorber has announced the Blu-ray for 1968’s Hell in the Pacific, a survival/thriller by director by John Boorman (Deliverance) that stars Lee Marvin (Point Blank) and Toshiro Mifune (Incident at Blood Pass). During World War II, an American pilot (Marvin) … Continue reading

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