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‘Helldriver’ brings Japanese splatterpunk to Netflix Instant

If you enjoy Sushi Typhoon’s particular brand of gonzo Japanese cinema – think Machine Gun Girl and Tokyo Gore Police – then you’ll probably find something to enjoy in their latest splatterpunk epic, Helldriver. It’s a roadtrip movie set in … Continue reading

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Blu-Ray and DVD Releases for 12/20/11

The releases are slowing down a bit this week, perhaps in preparation of the holiday, but there’s still plenty to enjoy. I imagine Asian film fans will be most excited about “Love Exposure” finally making its way to American shores. … Continue reading

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Taxi Hunter (1993) Review

Director: Herman Yau Producer: Stephen Shin, Tony Leung, Herman Yau Cast: Anthony Wong, Yu Rong Guang, Fung Woo, Ng Man Tat, Athene Chu, Chan Fai Hung, Lam King Kong, Lam Chiu Wing, James Ha Chim Si Running Time: 88 min. … Continue reading

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Sion Sono’s Asian horror masterpiece ‘Cold Fish’ arrives on Netflix Instant

From Sion Sono, the acclaimed director of Suicide Club, comes a new vision of Asian horror. Cold Fish is a dark, disturbing, and strangely humorous look at one dysfunctional Japanese family and the lengths they will go to in order … Continue reading

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Reindeer Games Director’s Cut Blu-ray (Lionsgate)

RELASE DATE: March 6, 2012 Not sure why everyone knocks this film, but I personally love John Frankenheimer’s Reindeer Games! Upon release from prison, Rudy (Ben Affleck) poses as his old cell mate Nick in order to meet Nick’s sexy … Continue reading

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‘Corman’s World: Exploits of a Hollywood Rebel’ in selected theaters December 16th

Corman’s World: Exploits of a Hollywood Rebel is a tribute to Roger Corman, Hollywood’s most prolific writer-director producer, and seminal influencing force in modern moviemaking over the last 60 years. Featuring interviews with Hollywood icons and cinematic luminaries, some who … Continue reading

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Blu-Ray and DVD Releases for 12/13/11

This week is jam-packed with releases leading up to the holidays so let’s get cracking. Here are your Asian and genre movie blu-ray and DVD releases for the week of 12/13/11: ASIAN CINEMA The Legend is Born – Ip Man … Continue reading

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New streaming website dedicated to Japanese movies: ‘Japan Flix’

This past July, a new video streaming website dedicated to Japanese movies and television called Japan Flix was launched. Japan Flix allows you to watch Japanese content immediately without leaving your home or waiting for a DVD to arrive in … Continue reading

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Catch the 2010 Korean “A Better Tomorrow” remake on Netflix Instant

In 2010, Korean director Hae-sung Song remade John Woo’s heroic bloodshed classic “A Better Tomorrow” – with Woo’s blessing – as a slick Korean melodrama. Released on blu-ray and DVD just a few weeks ago from distributor Well Go USA, … Continue reading

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Mission, The (1999) Review

Director: Johnnie To Writer: Nai-Hoi Yau Producer: Johnnie To Cast: Anthony Wong Chau-Sang, Francis Ng Chun-Yu, Jackie Lui Chung-yin, Roy Cheung, Suet Lam, Simon Yam, Tin Lam Wong, Eddy Ko-Hung Running Time: 88 min. By Woody “The Mission” concerns a … Continue reading

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On January 24, get ‘Punished’ by Johnnie To

Get Ready For Action Packed Excitement PUNISHED Available on DVD, Digital and Movies on Demand on January 24, 2012 Indomina Releasing is adding another action-packed drama to its release titles, PUNISHED, produced by critically acclaimed Johnnie To and directed by … Continue reading

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Blu-ray and DVD Releases for 12/6/11

The holidays are getting closer with each week. Have you finished shopping for gifts – or not even started yet? Here are the Asian and genre movie blu-ray and DVD releases for the week of 12/6/11: ASIAN CINEMA Triple Tap … Continue reading

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The Bruce Lee Chronicles: Volume 1 eBook available for iPad/Kindle

The ultimate ebook for all Bruce Lee fans! There’s no better reason to want an iPad/Kindle for Christmas this year! To millions of fans around the world, Bruce Lee was the greatest martial arts icon who ever lived. Join Bruce … Continue reading

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Pierce Brosnan is back as 007…at least on Netflix

They say your favorite James Bond tends to be the one you grew up with. For many who came of age during the 90’s, that would be Pierce Brosnan, who staked his claim as the famous secret agent in a … Continue reading

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Midnight Madness DVD imprint haunts Netflix Instant

Back in late September, Image Entertainment released a slew of out-of-print 80’s horror and cult movies on DVD, many of which had previous been released by Anchor Bay, as part of their new “Midnight Madness” imprint. Just yesterday, most of … Continue reading

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‘Triple Tap’ is reloaded and ready for blu-ray and DVD on December 6

“HIGH ADRENALINE ACTION” – Twitch “Superior fascinating thriller!” – Beyond Hollywood “Yee continues to surpass his demanding audience expectations” – A Nut Shell Review The Stakes are Higher, the Danger Greater and the Sharpshooter Much, Much Deadlier TRIPLE TAP Louis … Continue reading

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‘Chillerama’ comes to Netflix Instant

Some noteworthy titles have been added to Netflix instant. These films are actually arriving day and date with their blu-ray/DVD counterparts, perhaps a sign of things to come. Will advertisements in the future read “coming soon to blu-ray, DVD, and … Continue reading

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Blu-Ray and DVD Releases for 11/29/11

The last week of November finds plenty to get excited about. Time to get started on your Christmas shopping if you haven’t already. Who doesn’t love a good Asian blu-ray stocking stuffer? So here is our list of Asian and … Continue reading

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Netflix’s dirty little secret: a failure to stream

When Netflix added a surplus of Asian films to their streaming catalog, cinema fans everywhere rejoiced, including the folks here at City on Fire. However, as their increased price hike and falling stock prices have proved, Netflix can’t seem to … Continue reading

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Asian movie murders and executions – I mean, mergers and acquisitions

Today Crunchyroll reports that Funimation has acquired the rights to Hong Kong superhero parody “Incredibly Ever After” (known as “Mr. and Mrs. Incredible” in Hong Kong). The film follows retired superheroes Gazer Man (Louis Koo) and Aroma Woman (Sandra Ng), … Continue reading

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