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‘Yakuza Weapon’ to leave a trail of bodies in its wake on February 7th

“Yakuza Weapon is literally a blast” – Fangoria “Slapstick comedy with tightly choreographed action and outrageous special effects, Yakuza Weapon is a riotously entertaining ride” – Twitch The Team Who Brought You VERSUS Have Returned with Another Hard-Edged Battle Royale … Continue reading

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Dante Lam’s ‘The Sniper’ reloads onto UK DVD

Thanks to hit action-thrillers like Fire of Conscience and The Viral Factor, Dante Lam is arguably the biggest director in Hong Kong cinema right now. That might lead you to believe that all of his recent films would be readily … Continue reading

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Enlist in ‘SIU’ on Korean DVD

SIU is a high-octane police thriller from the booming Korean film industry. The plot concerns two cops with differing methods who are tasked with investigating a drug-related murder. It doesn’t take long for the trail of corruption to lead to … Continue reading

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‘Star Wars’ comes to the small screen with ‘Underworld’

Star Wars producer Rick McCallum has a new interview with IGN about the long-in-development live-action Star Wars TV show. The working title for the show is Star Wars: Underworld and it focuses on the 20 year gap between Episode III … Continue reading

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We hope you have no OBJECTION! to a live-action ‘Phoenix Wright’ movie

A live-action adaptation of Capcom’s popular visual novel game series “Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney” is set for a theatrical release in Japan on February 11, 2012. The magazine Otona Fami published the first photograph of actor Hiroki Narimiya as the … Continue reading

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Deal on Fire! JCVD Blu-ray: Only $7.99 – Expires soon!

Jean-Claude Van Damme fans have a lot to look forward to this year. In addition to Six Bullets, he’ll be starring along side Cung Le in Dragon Eyes; re-teaming up with Dolph Lundgren and Scott Adkins in Universal Soldier: A … Continue reading

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Fists meet face in ‘Furyou Shounen: 3000-nin no Atama’

If you enjoyed Japanese high school delinquent films like Takashi Miike’s Crows: Episode Zero and the Funimation released Drop, you might want to keep an eye on the upcoming film Furyou Shounen: 3000-nin no Atama. The movie, which lands in … Continue reading

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Blu-ray and DVD Releases for 1/31/12

This week is notable for bringing us Ryan Gosling in Drive on blu-ray and Takeshi Kitano’s Outrage, as well as some Italian exploitation flicks on blu-ray. All in all, not too shabby. So here are your Asian and genre movie … Continue reading

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Wilson Yip brings a little ‘Magic’ into your life on Hong Kong Blu-ray and DVD

Hong Kong director Wilson Yip may be best known in the West for his martial arts collaborations with Donnie Yen, like Ip Man and Flash Point, but he’s no stranger to special effects-laden blockbusters either. In 2006, he brought a … Continue reading

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‘Let’s Go’ kick some ass on Hong Kong Blu-ray

Once I saw the trailer for this film, I just had to post about it. From acclaimed Hong Kong director Wong Ching Po (Jiang Hu AKA Triad Underworld, Revenge: A Love Story) comes Let’s Go, an over-the-top action yarn about … Continue reading

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Well Go USA unsheaths the ‘Blade of Kings’ on March 6th

“Donnie Yen and Jackie Chan Blow Up the Screen in an Epic Battle.” – RedCarpetCrash.com BLADE OF KINGS Donnie Yen, Jackie Chan and Bing Bing Fan Star in an Epic Tale Combining Romance, Fantasy, Comedy and Cutting Edge Hong Kong … Continue reading

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Well Go USA announces two Shaw Brothers classics coming in April: ‘Duel of Fists’ and ‘Swordsman and Enchantress’

On Facebook, Well Go USA posted: “Be on the lookout for Duel of Fists and also Swordsman and Enchantress – both coming on DVD in April.” In the meantime, Well Go USA is keeping their Asian catalogue fresh with upcoming … Continue reading

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Mainland China embraces the horror genre

We’re not even a month into 2012 and already two gruesome, blood-splattered horror films are slated for release in…Mainland China?! Sure, Hong Kong has always be known for their goofy horror comedies and supernatural-tinged romances, but I for one never … Continue reading

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Bandai Entertainment to cease new DVD and Blu-ray releases in North America

On January 3rd, the publisher of Bandai Entertainment is announcing that it will cease to release new DVD and Blu-ray releases in North America, effectively ending its 13-year run in the market. The majority of the division’s contractors and three … Continue reading

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Blu-ray and DVD Releases for 1/24/12

Can you believe that January is almost over? Well, there are plenty of great titles to choose from this week, whether you want to see Donnie Yen kick ass in Flash Point or witness Johnnie To’s next crime movie masterpiece … Continue reading

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‘United Red Army’ marches onto Netflix Instant

United Red Army, the 2007 Japanese-language film that Sight & Sound magazine called “one of the best films of the decade” is now streaming on Netflix Instant in HD. Director Koji Wakamatsu’s (Caterpillar) epic docudrama explores the political unrest of … Continue reading

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Blu-Ray and DVD Releases for 1/17/12

This week leaves us with plenty to talk about so I’ll cut my speech short and get started. Here are your Asian and genre movie blu-ray and DVD releases for the week of 1/17/12: Gantz II: Perfect Answer (blu-ray/DVD) – … Continue reading

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Donnie Yen talks ‘Ip Man 3’

“Fine, I’ll be an action star,” says Donnie Yen. During an AsianOneNews interview, Donnie also states that he will be taking a break from period films, focusing instead on contemporary action films, a genre he personally prefers. Donnie is currently … Continue reading

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‘District 13: Ultimatum’ leaps onto Netflix Instant

Looking to add a little excitement to your life? Well, you know that producer extraordinaire Luc Besson always has you covered in that regard. As of today, his 2010 film “District 13: Ultimatum” has been added to the Netflix Instant … Continue reading

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Magnolia releases Takeshi Kitano’s ‘Outrage’ on home video on January 31

“A beautifully staged marvel that confidently reasserts Kitano’s considerable cinematic gifts.” – Variety “Kitano’s pristine direction and smooth camera movement always juxtapose the unsettling action with a beautifully crisp formalism that makes the film increasingly disturbing.” – Slant “A must … Continue reading

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