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Trailer: The Beast

Have you ever wondered what a guy would do if the grandmother that he lives with suddenly dies, then finds out that his sister has been kidnapped, and on top of all that learns that the kidnappers plan to make … Continue reading

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New York Asian Film Festival 2011: You wanna be a part of it?

At Film Society of Lincoln Center’s Walter Reade Theater (July 1 – 14) and Japan Society (July 7 – 10). The New York Asian Film Festival is ten years old! So this year’s festival is a no-holds-barred anniversary celebration of … Continue reading

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Yojimbo (1961) Review

Director: Akira Kurosawa Writer: Ryuzo Kikushima, Akira Kurosawa Cast: Toshiro Mifune, Tatsuya Nakadai, Yko Tsukasa, Isuzu Yamada, Daisuke Kat, Seizabur Kawazu, Takashi Shimura, Hiroshi Tachikawa, Yosuke Natsuki Running Time: 110 min. By Mairosu One day I’ll stop frenetically rewatching Kurosawa, … Continue reading

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Rashomon (1950) Review

AKA: In the Wood Director: Akira Kurosawa Producer: Jingo Minoura Cast: Toshiro Mifune, Machiko Kyo, Masayuki Mori, Takashi Shimura, Minoru Chiaki, Kichijiro Ueda, Fumiko Honma Running Time: 88 min. By Alexander The Good: I’ve never been as captivated by the … Continue reading

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Mr. Vampire (1985) Review

Director: Ricky Lau Producer: Sammo Hung Writer: Roy Szeto, Barry Wong Cast: Lam Ching-Ying, Chin Siu Ho, Ricky Hui, Moon Lee, Pauline Wong, Yuen Wah, Billy Lau, Choi Fung-Li, Wu Ma, Yuen Wah, Anthony Chan By Numskull I sat down … Continue reading

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Storm Riders, The (1998) Review

AKA: The Stormriders Director: Andrew Lau Writer: Chau Ting, Manfred Wong Producer: Manfred Wong Cast: Ekin Cheng, Aaron Kwok, Sonny Chiba, Kristy Yeung, Michael Tse, Lawrence Cheng Tan Shui, Wayne Lai, Roy Cheung, Shu Qi, Jason Chu, Alex Fong, Anthony … Continue reading

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Iron Fisted Monk, The (1978) Review

Director: Sammo Hung Writer: Huang Feng, Sammo Hung Producer: Raymond Chow Cast: Sammo Hung, Chan Sing, Lo Hoi Pang, Fung Hak On, James Tien, Dean Shek, Chiu Hung, Wong Hap, Chin Yuet Sang, Chu Ching, Casanova Wong, Hsiao Ho, Meng Hoi, Eric … Continue reading

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Hapkido | aka Lady Kung Fu (1972) Review

Director: Huang Feng Writer: Hoh Yan Producer: Raymond Chow Cast: Angela Mao, Sammo Hung, Carter Wong, Wang In Sik, Pai Ying, Teruo Yamane, Nancy Sit Kar Yin, Bruce Leung Siu Lung, Paul Wei Ping Ao, Gam Dai, Ji Han Jae, … Continue reading

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Odd Couple | aka Eternal Conflict (1979) Review

Director: Lau Kar Wing Writer: Raymond Wong, Lai Wai Man Producer: Karl Maka Cast: Sammo Hung, Lau Kar Wing, Leung Kar Yan, Mars, Lee Hoi San, Dean Shek Tien, Yeung Sai Gwan, Karl Maka, Billy Chan Wui Ngai, Peter Chan … Continue reading

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Dragon Inn (1992) Review

AKA: New Dragon Gate Inn Director: Raymond Lee, Tsui Hark, Ching Siu-tung Writer: Tsui Hark, Cheung Than, Hiu Mor Cast: Brigitte Lin, Maggie Cheung, Tony Leung Ka-Fai, Donnie Yen, Hung Yan-yan, Yuen Bun, Ng Kai-wah, Lan Tun, Yam Sai-Kwoon, Yuen … Continue reading

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Blade, The (1995) Review

Director: Tsui Hark Writer: Tsui Hark, Koan Hui On, So Man Sing Producer: Tsui Hark Cast: Vincent Chiu Man Chuk, Hung Yan-Yan, Song Lei, Moses Chan Ho, Austin Wai Tin-Chi, Valerie Chow Kar-Ling, Jason Chu Wing-Tong, Michael Tse, Ngai Sing, … Continue reading

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Legend of Zu, The (2001) Review

AKA: Zu Warriors Director: Tsui Hark Writer: Tsui Hark Cast: Zhang Ziyi, Sammo Hung, Ekin Cheng, Cecilia Cheung, Wu Jing, Louis Koo, Kelly Lin Xi-Lei, Patrick Tam Yiu-Man Running Time: 104 min. By Numskull You know what sucks? When you … Continue reading

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Time and Tide (2001) Review

Director: Tsui Hark Writer: Koan Hui, Tsui Hark Producer: Tsui Hark Cast: Nicholas Tse, Wu Bai, Candy Lo, Cathy Chui, Joventino Couto Remotigue, Anthony Wong, Jack Kao Jie Running Time: 113 min. By Sergio Martorelli Hark, the herald angels sing, … Continue reading

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Quentin Tarantino: The Disciple of Hong Kong documentary

A new documentary about Quentin Tarantino and his Hong Kong influences will air on French TV in a couple of weeks. The documentary features interviews with Ringo Lam, Gordon Liu, Simon Yam and Mike Leeder. If you don’t have French … Continue reading

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Andy Cheng and Ernie Reyes Jr. to make “Wuxia Knight”

The Hollywood Report reports: Napoleon Smith, the exec producer of Michael Bay’s $140 million Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles reboot, has come aboard Wuxia Knight, a $25 million budgeted youth-oriented martial arts movie to be directed by Andy Cheng (Member of … Continue reading

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Van Damme as villain in Expendables 2?

Twitch reports: Sheldon Lettich – the writer of both Bloodsport and Rambo III and a long time associate of Van Damme – has told JCVD fan site VanDammeFan.net that the Belgian star has accepted a role in The Expendables 2 … Continue reading

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Bruce Lee, Sonny Chiba and Brandon Lee in 3-D!!!

Buyer beware! Even though it’s my duty to report releases like these, it’s obvious that these are the very low budget, public domain versions. No specs are given at all (Amazon.com doesn’t even list a a brand or distributor!). I … Continue reading

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What do you think of the new cityonfire.com?

What do you think of the new cityonfire.com? Please drop us an email (or leave a comment below) if you have any questions or comments. In case you haven’t noticed: In addition to the new reviews, we have been adding … Continue reading

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Trailer for the apocalyptic “Bellflower”

An apocalyptic love story for the Mad Max generation, Evan Glodell’s impressive feature debut paints a classic, yet urgently contemporary, tale of the destructive power of love. A 2011 Sundance Film Festival favorite… Bellflower follows two friends who spend their … Continue reading

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Godzilla vs. Megalon (1973) Review

Director: Jun Fukuda Producer: Tomoyuki Tanaka Cast: Katsuhiko Sasaki, Hiroyuki Kawase, Yutaka Hayashi, Robert Dunham, Kotaro Tomita, Ulf Ootsuki Running Time: 81 min. By Woody My fondest memories of Palmdale, California are of visiting my Grandma Mary, eating TV dinners, … Continue reading

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