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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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Trailer for Robin Shou’s ‘Pirate Brothers’

There’s some buzz circulating about Robin Shou’s (“Mortal Kombat”) new Indonesian actioner “Pirate Brothers”. The film is being made by Asun Mawardi, who has produced and directed award-winning projects like “I Do I Do”, “Untukmu”, “Rindu Kami Pada Mu” and … Continue reading

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L.A. Streetfighters | aka Ninja Turf (1985) Review

Director: Park Woo-sang (aka Richard W. Park) Producer: Jun Chong, Phillip Rhee Writer: Ji-woon Hong, Jaime Mendoza-Nava Cast: Jun Chong, Phillip Rhee, James Lew, Rosanna King, Bill Wallace, Ken Nagayama, Frank Marmolejo, Dorin Mukama, Mark Hicks, Loren Avedon, Arlene Montano, … Continue reading

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Memories of Murder (2003) Review

Director: Bong Jun-Ho Writer: Bong Jun-Ho, Shim Seong-Bo Producer: Cha Seung-Jae Cast: Song Kang-ho, Kim Sang-kyung, Kim Roi-ha, Park Hae-il and Byun Hee-bong Running Time: 127 min. By Raging Gaijin “Memories of Murder” was a blockbuster hit in South Korea … Continue reading

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Netflix does an asshole move: 60% price increase

Netflix was awesome 24 hours ago. I was currently paying $9.99 a month for a plan that included Unlimited Streaming and Unlimited DVDs (1 out at-a-time). Now, starting September 1st, if I want to continue, it’ll be $15.98 instead of … Continue reading

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Scorsese’s George Harrison documentary on HBO

Paste Magazine reports: After acquiring the North American television rights to Martin Scorsese’s George Harrison: Living in the Material World, HBO will air the documentary in October. The film will give viewers a rare glimpse to the world of this … Continue reading

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Tragic Hero | aka Rich and Famous II (1987) Review

Director: Taylor Wong Tai Loy, David Lai Dai Wai Producer: Johnny Mak, Alice Chan Cast: Chow Yun Fat, Andy Lau, Alex Man Chi Leung, Carina Lau, Shing Fui On, Pauline Wong Siu Fung, Lam Chung, Peter Yang, Elvis Tsui Kam … Continue reading

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Rich and Famous | aka Black Vengeance (1987) Review

Director: Taylor Wong Tai Loy Writer: Stephen Siu, Manfred Wong Producer: Johnny Mak Cast: Chow Yun Fat, Andy Lau Tak Wah, Alex Man Chi Leung, O Chun Hung, Alan Tam Wing Lun, Lam Chung, Shing Fui On, Carina Lau Kar … Continue reading

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Metrodome’s Blood Fighter DVD

The Metrodome Group (UK) is releasing Blood Fighter on August 15th, 2011. The violent adventures of a deadly fighter who rises to face his most ferocious battle yet, Blood Fighter features brutal, jaw-dropping martial arts moves and raw combat action. … Continue reading

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Metrodome’s The Founding of a Republic DVD: Jackie Chan, Donnie Yen and Jet Li

The Metrodome Group (UK) is releasing “The Founding of a Republic” on DVD August 29th, 2011. The film features an all-star cast of Chinese film heavies including Jackie Chan, Donnie Yen, Jet Li, Zhao Wei, Zhang Ziyi, Leon Lai, Andy … Continue reading

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Bruce Lee Fanzine BLR Issue #2: Featuring an interview with Aarif Lee

Very limited copies are still available of BLR: Issue #2, a small-press, non-profit Bruce Lee fanzine. This issue features an exclusive interview with Aarif Lee, star of “Young Bruce Lee” aka “Bruce Lee, My Brother”; The missing “Big Boss”, Jason … Continue reading

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