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PTU | aka Police Tactical Unit (2003) Review

AKA: Into The Perilous Night Director: Johnnie To Writer: Au Kin Yee, Yau Nai Hoi Cast: Simon Yam Tat Wah, Lam Suet, Ruby Wong Cheuk Ling, Raymond Wong Ho Yin, Maggie Siu Mei Kei, Eddie Ko Hung, Wong Wa Wo, … Continue reading

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Blu-Ray and DVD Releases for 10/4/11

And we’re back! Check out our handy list of Blu-ray and DVD releases for the coming week of 10/4/11. Be advised that a few of the titles on this list are Imports but we have labeled what Region they are … Continue reading

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Trailer for the South Korean action film ‘Countdown’

A debt collector finds out he has liver cancer. In order to live, he must get a liver transplant in the next 10 days from an ex-convict woman, who apparently has a matching organ. The woman agrees to donate part … Continue reading

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Prachya Pinkaew’s ‘The Kick’ Trailer

The Kick is a Thailand/South Korean co-production directed by Prachya Pinkaew (Tom Yum Goong). The film is about Korean family of Taekwondo experts who immigrate to Thailand. The film stars Cho Jae-hyun (Bad Guy), Yea Ji-won (Hanji), Yanin Vismistananda (Chocolate) … Continue reading

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Netflix Instant Asian Film Archive

Here’s a look at select Asian titles streaming on Netflix Instant. Be advised that a few of these films are only available on streaming [dubbed] in English and that earlier movies on this list may have expired: 11/4/12 White Vengeance … Continue reading

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Blu-Ray and DVD Releases for 9/27/11

Each week, City on Fire does our best to spotlight the Asian and genre-related blu-ray and DVD releases that we suspect our readers might be interested in. Here’s the handy list of releases for 9/27/11: ASIAN CINEMA The Stool Pigeon … Continue reading

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Police Woman | aka Young Tiger (1973) Review

AKA: Rumble in Hong Kong Director: Zhu Mu Cast: Yuen Qiu, Charlie Ching, Jackie Chan, Chiang Nan, Hu Chin, Betty Pei Dee, John Cheung Ng Long, Feng Yi, Lee Man Tai, Helena Law Lan Running Time: 90 min By Alvin … Continue reading

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Collin Chou and Andy On have the makings of a ‘Five Star General’

Currently filming in Thailand is “Wu Xing Shang Jiang,” loosely translated into English as “Five Star General.” This film is a co-production between Thailand and China, and features several big names from Hong Kong. What little is known about the … Continue reading

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Prachya Pinkaew readies ‘The Kick’ with ‘Chocolate’ star JeeJa Yanin

The trailer for the new film from “Ong Bak” director Prachya Pinkaew, the Thai martial arts film “The Kick,” should arrive any day now. In the meantime, Twitch Film has a look at the poster art and some new promotional … Continue reading

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Blu-ray and DVD Releases for 9/20/11

Wondering what’s coming out on blu-ray/DVD this Tuesday that would be of interest to your average fan of Asian and genre cinema? Read on because once again City on Fire has you covered with our handy list: ASIAN CINEMA Blades … Continue reading

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The return of Hong Kong action films

In the mid-90s, the Hong Kong film industry ate itself alive. In 1993, it had produced a record 238 films and its doyen director, John Woo, was about to dive, twin guns aflame, through Hollywood’s doors. Six years later, production … Continue reading

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Well Go USA obtains the rights to two new Korean films

Deadline Hollywood reports that Well Go USA, one of the premiere distributors of global cinema in the United States, has obtained the rights to two new Korean films.  They include the South Korean War drama “My Way” from the director … Continue reading

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Blu-ray and DVD Releases for 9/13/11

If you’re curious about what relevant Asian and genre-related movies are coming out on blu-ray/DVD this week, but you don’t want to sift through a bunch of romantic comedies or weepy dramas to get to the good stuff – we’ve … Continue reading

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Shogun Assassin (1980) Review

AKA: Lone Wolf and Cub Director: Kenji Misumi, Robert Houston Produced: Shintaro Katsu, Robert Houston Cast: Tomisaburo Wakayama, Kayo Matsuo, Minoru Ohki, Akiji Kobayashi, Shin Kishida, Masahiro Tomikawama Running Time: 89 min. By Joe909 Shogun Assassin is one of those … Continue reading

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The Human Centipede 2: Full Sequence Trailer

“Human Centipede II (Full Sequence)” director Tom Six has a few words for the British Board of Film Classification, which has banned the sequel to Six’s “Human Centipede” film in the U.K. The BBFC claimed that the movie, about a … Continue reading

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Pulse | aka Kairo (2001) Review

AKA: The Circuit Director: Kiyoshi Kurosawa Cast: Haruhiko Kato, Kumiko Aso, Koyuki, Kurume Arisaka, Masatoshi Matsuo, Show Aikawa, Jun Fubuki, Shinji Takeda, Koji Yakusho, Shun Sugata Running Time: 119 min. By Numskull What Kairo sets out to do, it does … Continue reading

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Trailer for Pen-Ek Ratanaruang’s Headshot

Twitch has posted a trailer for Pen-Ek Ratanaruang’s Headshot (not to be confused with the upcoming Stallone film). Along with Wisit Sasanatieng (Tears of the Black Tiger) and Apichatpong Weerasethakul (Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives), Pen-Ek Ratanaruang is … Continue reading

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Hindsight (aka Blue Salt) Trailer

Directed by Lee Hyeon-Seung (Il Mare) and starring Song Kang-ho (The Good, The Bad, The Weird) and Shin Se-kyung (Five Senses of Eros). Hindsight is about a former gangster who now wants to live a quiet life while hoping to … Continue reading

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My Sassy Girl director to make blockbuster starring Fan Bingning and Chow Yun-fat

“My Sassy Girl” director Kwak Jae-yong has been hired by China Film Group to direct a movie potentially starring two of China’s biggest celebrities, Chow Yun-fat and Fan Bingbing. This is the first time for a Korean director to helm … Continue reading

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Well Go USA to release two films from Grudge director Takashi Shimizu

Well Go USA has preemptively acquired all North American distribution rights including theatrical, DVD, Digital, VOD and Television to the upcoming 3D horror thriller TORMENTED from Hong Kong/Netherlands-based Fortissimo Films.  They have simultaneously also acquired all rights to the 2010 … Continue reading

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