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Tiger on the Beat (1988) Review

Director: Lau Kar Leung Writer: Chang Gwok Tsz Producer: Wellington Fung Wing Cast: Chow Yun Fat, Conan Lee, Nina Li Chi, Shirley Ng, Norman Chu, Gordon Liu, David Chiang, Philip Ko Fei, James Wong, Wayne Archer, Lau Kar Wing, Shing … Continue reading

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Shout! Factory to release Korean action films ‘Sector 7’ and ‘Quick’ on Blu-ray & DVD

Today, Shout! Factory announced a multi-year agreement with CJ E&M, the leading film distribution and production company in Korea, to be the exclusive North American home entertainment distributor for two widely popular Korean motion pictures. Under the multi-property alliance, Shout! … Continue reading

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Jet Li fights for your soul in ‘The Sorcerer and the White Snake’ on Import Blu-ray and DVD

It’s not an easy being a monk. You’ve got to abstain from earthly pleasures and stay focused on the holy path. And sometimes you’re called upon to kick demon ass. At least that’s what happens to Jet Li in The … Continue reading

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‘Tetsuo’-style psycho-sexual body horror returns with ‘Henge’

The trailer for director Hajime Ohata’s upcoming film Henge is one of the most interesting trailers I’ve seen in ages. The film is about a husband and wife who must deal with the fallout when the husband is mysterious attacked … Continue reading

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Korean monster movie ‘Sector 7’ on Import 3D Blu-ray and DVD

Monster movie Sector 7 didn’t exactly earn glowing reviews last year but it did go on to become the highest-grossing Korean-language film of all time in China. How can you go wrong with a crew of workers trapped on an … Continue reading

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New York Korean Film Festival 2012 is coming

Need another reason to pack up your belongings, cash a life insurance policy, and move to the Big Apple? The 10th Annual New York Korean Film Festival is fast approaching. On February 24th through the 26th, the Festival will play … Continue reading

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Blu-ray and DVD Releases for 2/14/12

This Tuesday happens to be Valentine’s Day. What better way to celebrate than with a Criterion samurai film or a Jeff Speakman flick on Blu-ray, right? Here are your Asian and genre movie releases for the week of 2/14/12: ASIAN … Continue reading

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‘Beat ‘Em Up’ promises ‘Bruce Lee’s Game of Death for the UFC Generation’

Beat ‘Em Up is an upcoming martial arts feature starring and directed by Peter Hallett (The Silencer, Death List). The film, openly billed as “Bruce Lee’s Game of Death for the UFC Generation,” features action from the stunt team behind … Continue reading

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Golden Harvest’s Raymond Chow speaks in a rare interview

Raymond Chow is the prime mover of Golden Harvest Studios, which he founded in 1970 with Leonard Ho. Some of the biggest names of Hong Kong cinema were launched (and still are associated) by the studio: Bruce Lee, Jackie Chan, … Continue reading

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From the director of supernatural military thriller ‘R-Point’ comes ‘GP506’ on Import Blu-ray and DVD

Back in 2004, the supernatural military thriller R-Point was a hit at both the Korean domestic box office and in the States as part of Tartan’s beloved “Asia Extreme” DVD line. Now the director of that film, Su-chang Kong, is … Continue reading

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This movie could be a ‘Turning Point’ in your life – ‘Turning Point 2’ on Import Blu-ray and DVD

Since retiring from the film business, the Shaw Brothers have transformed into a successful television production studio known as TVB. One of their biggest hits was a series called Lives of Omission starring Michael Tse. That show was actually a … Continue reading

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If we’re lucky, Yuen Woo-Ping may lead ‘The Order of the Seven’

THE MOVIE: Commercial director Michael Gracey is helming an East-meets-West take on Snow White and the Seven Dwarves for Disney, titled The Order of the Seven. Saoirse Ronan (Hanna, The Lovely Bones) stars as Snow White but this adaptation of … Continue reading

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Live-action ‘Space Adventure Cobra’ in the works

THE MOVIE: Alexandre Aja, director of The Hills Have Eyes remake and Piranha 3-D, is positioned to helm a live-action adaptation of Space Adventure Cobra, the popular anime from Osamu Dezaki (director on shows like Astro Boy and Lupin the … Continue reading

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Cityonfire.com to promote Asian Import Blu-ray and DVDs through DDDHouse.com

Cityonfire.com is proud to announce we are now promoting new and upcoming Asian Import Blu-ray and DVDs through DDDHouse, a well-established online retail company operating out of Hong Kong. After countless orders placed, DDDHouse has become our choice for the … Continue reading

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Watch the Nazis take over in ‘Iron Sky’

Iron Sky, a Finland/Germany/Australia co-production, revolves around how the Nazis set up a secret base on the moon back in 1945; now it’s 2018 and they’re going to continue where Hitler left off. Directed by Timo Vuorensola (“Star Wreck V: … Continue reading

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You may have heard this movie is good – ‘Overheard 2’ on Import Blu-ray and DVD

Directed/written by Alan Mak and Felix Chong (“Infernal Affairs Trilogy”); Starring Lau Ching Wan (“A Hero Never Dies”), Louis Koo (“Bullets Over Summer”) and Daniel Wu (“Shinjuku Incident”), and produced by Derek Yee (“One Nite in Mongkok”). The movie will … Continue reading

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From the director of ‘Fist of Legend’ – Chinese fantasy film ‘Mural’ now on Import DVD

Twitch has your first look at the trailer for Fist of Legend director Gordan Chan’s next film, the stylish fantasy-action-romance Mural. The project began as a proposed sequel to 2008’s Painted Skin but soon became its own entity. The story … Continue reading

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Ninja in the Deadly Trap | aka Hero Defeating Japs (1981) Review

AKA: Ninjutsu, Ninja Kung Fu Director: Philip Kwok Writer: Huang Sheng Producer: Pao Hsueh-Li Cast: Ti Lung, Lu Feng, Philip Kwok, Yasuaki Kurata, Chiang Sheng, Cheung Paang, Wong Yeuk Ping, July Chu Lai, Han Yu, Ma Chin Ku, Cheung Chung … Continue reading

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‘The Sword Identity’ slices into Chinese theaters on February 24th

Wong Kar-Wai is notorious for taking his own sweet time in delivering a completed movie to theaters. Case in point: apparently the screenwriter for Kar-Wai’s next film, The Grandmasters, has gone and made his own film while we’re still waiting … Continue reading

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Blu-ray and DVD Releases for 2/7/12

I’ll be honest, it’s a bit of a slow week this week but, hey, that gives our wallets a breather. Or maybe you’ll want to snatch up one of the many triple features and Dolph Lundgren double-packs available this week. … Continue reading

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