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Hot, the Cool and the Vicious, The (1976) Review

Director: Lee Tso Nam Writer: Cheung San Yee Cast: Dorian Tan Tao Liang, Don Wong Tao, Philip Ko Fei, Jimmy Lee Fong, Suen Ga Lam, George Wang Jue, Lau Yin Seung, Tommy Lee Gam Ming, Chai Kai, Sit Hon, Man … Continue reading

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Dusting off cinematic oddities on Netflix Instant

The New York Times has a great article about the obscure cinematic curiosities that hardcore cinephiles may want to dig up on Netflix Instant and Hulu, including the 105-minute cut of Edgar G. Ulmer’s 1949 film noir “Ruthless” and Richard … Continue reading

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Michael Jai White delivers The Beatdown on September 13

Featuring more thrilling and jaw dropping fight sequences than the original; Never Back Down 2: The Beatdown hits Unrated DVD September 13th from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. Starring America’s number one martial arts action star Michael Jai White (Black Dynamite, … Continue reading

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Italian Crime Comes to Netflix Instant

We may be bemoaning their 60% price increase but at least Netflix is steadily adding genre films to their streaming catalog, including some “Poliziotteschi” movies. During the 1960’s and 1970’s, Italian directors popularized Italian crime and police films which were … Continue reading

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Wong Jing goes on a Treasure Hunt to find a good movie

The Malay Mail has an early look at the loved and hated director Wong Jing’s latest effort, “Treasure Hunt.” The film appears to be a family adventure picture and represents a comeback attempt for actress Cecillia Cheung after a sex … Continue reading

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Nowhere to Hide (2000) Review

Director: Lee Myung-sae Writer: Lee Myung-sae Producer: Chung Tae-Won Cast: Joong-Hoon Park (Woo), Dong-Kun Jang, Ji-Woo Choi, Sung-kee Ahn, Sang Myun Park, Jae Mo Ahn Running Time: 112 min. By Joe909 A mish-mash of style and substance, Nowhere to Hide … Continue reading

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Shiri | aka Swiri (1999) Review

Director: Kang Je-Gyu Producer: Kang Je-Kyu Cast: Han Seok-Kyu, Song Kang-Ho, Choi Min-Shik, Kim Yun-Jin, Yun Ju-Sang, Park Yong-Woo Running Time: 125 min. By Numskull Normally, I hate it when people talk about movies “sending messages.” The blocs of suburban … Continue reading

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All Outta Bubblegum Presents: Jean-Claude Van Damme’s Hard Target Uncensored

In celebration of our “Hard Target” retrospective review, we’ve got a special treat for you die-hard John Woo fans. Movie blog All Outta Bubblegum is famous for tallying just how many bad guys the hero kills in our favorite action … Continue reading

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2011 J-Pop Summit Festival announces expanded programming and events: Saturday and Sunday, August 27th-28th

An explosion of colorful artists and pop culture music, fashion, art, and film takes over San Francisco in only 16 DAYS when the 2011 J-Pop Summit Festival will be held the city’s Japantown. The annual is newly expanded to two … Continue reading

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New People Entertainment to release Japanese sci-fi thriller “Gantz” on DVD and Blu-ray in August

NEW PEOPLE Entertainment, a film division of NEW PEOPLE, Inc. that focuses on the licensing and distribution of Japanese films and media, will delight sci-fi, action and anime/manga fans across North America with the release of GANTZ on DVD (SRP … Continue reading

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August 9th brings 4 New Shaw Brothers DVD titles from Dragon Dynasty

Can’t get enough old-school Shaw Brothers action? Have no fear, Dragon Dynasty/Celestial Pictures are releasing four Shaw Brothers catalog titles on DVD today, August 9th. One of them even stars Jet Li! If you’re wondering how these movies stack up … Continue reading

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Mike Pecci’s Grindhouse Shorts DVD: Violence, tattoos and women!

Next Monday director & photographer Mike Pecci is self releasing all of his violent short films on one loaded DVD. This is the definitive collection of what Filmthreat magazine called “Grindhouse done right”. It includes the director’s cut of Cold … Continue reading

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Detailed look at Indomina’s Clash DVD coming August 9th!

From Indomina Releasing comes an action-packed, martial arts thrill-ride like no other as the heart-pounding film Clash (check out our review) hits DVD on August 9, 2011. The blockbuster duo of Johnny Tri Nguyen (Spiderman, Spiderman 2 and X-Men: First … Continue reading

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Media Blasters captures two classic Godzilla epics

Amid a flurry of escalating internet rumors, Media Blasters Inc. and their Tokyo Shock label are proud to announce and confirm the acquisition of two vintage Toho produced Godzilla classics – DESTROY ALL MONSTERS and GODZILLA VS. MEGALON! For the … Continue reading

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Trailer for Van Damme’s Assassination Games (aka Weapon) – theatrical listings near you?

The trailer for “Assassination Games” (formerly known as “Weapon) is now up. Directed by Ernie Barbarash (“Cube Zero”) and co-starring Scott Adkins (“Ninja”). Van Damme’s children, Kristopher Van Varenberg and Bianca Van Varenberg, also appear. Ernie Barbarash and Van Damme … Continue reading

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Trailer: Johnnie To/Lau Ching Wan in “Life Without Principle”

The plot involves three ordinary people, a loan shark and $10 million bucks. Directed by Johnnie To and starring Lau Ching Wan (“Running Out of Time”), Richie Jen (“Accident”), and Denise Ho (“Merry-Go-Round”). The film is also known as “Death … Continue reading

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Warner Japan builds local niche

Variety reports that the Studio arm finds success in film production. In June, Warner Japan released its 10th local production to pass the ¥1 billion mark, “Paradise Kiss.” Based on a hit comic by Ai Yazawa about an exam-stressed high … Continue reading

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Joe Lewis expected to have complete recovery following brain tumor

On July 18th Joe Lewis had an operation to remove a brain tumor from his left temporal lobe. He is expected to have a complete recovery but will go through a normal rehabilitation period. Joe Lewis gained fame for his … Continue reading

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cityonfire.com is now on twitter and tumblr

After a few requests and the opportunity to spread cityonfire.com out there a little more, why not? Besides, it’s another tool to keep cityonfire visitors informed of the latest updates. We promise you’ll never see sh*t like “I’m at Starbucks” … Continue reading

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MYX TV and Tai Seng to air classic Kung Fu movies

MYX TV and Tai Seng Entertainment team up to bring you Movie So Good, a collection of action films that showcases the best of martial arts cinema. Consisting of kung-fu legends and can’t miss fight sequences, Movie So Good brings … Continue reading

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