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Chinese historical epic ‘The Warring States’ now on Netflix Instant

“The Warring States” is a 2010 Chinese historical epic, co-starring Francis Ng, that combines elements of romance, comedy, and action. The film just arrived on DVD last week but you can watch it streaming on Netflix Instant, along with a … Continue reading

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Well Go USA inks deal with upstart streaming service ‘Japan Flix’

Via Far East Films, Asian film distributor Well Go USA has signed a deal with upstart streaming website Japan Flix to make their catalog of Japanese films available on streaming. The first titles available will include the splatterpunk zombie movie … Continue reading

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Blu-Ray and DVD Releases for 11/22/11

Not a lot on the table this week but cinema buffs should still be able to find something to enjoy, whether you’re craving a gory Japanese flick or a Criterion Collection blu-ray. So here are your Asian and genre-related blu-ray … Continue reading

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Donnie Yen to star in a heist film produced by Jackie Chan

Twitch Film is reporting that Donnie Yen is set to star and choreograph the actions sequences in an upcoming heist film called Ultimate Codebreak. The movie will be produced by Jackie Chan, who will have a small role in the … Continue reading

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‘Voltron’ returns on Xbox Live and Playstation Network

Infracells are up, mega thrusters are go and the legendary robot hero is ready to make his resurgence in Voltron: Defender of the Universe, scheduled for release in October on Xbox LIVE® Arcade and PlayStation®Network. In this brand-new take on … Continue reading

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36 Styles kung fu film t-shirts: An all-new brand of ‘Fashion Fu-Wear’

Shaolin Chamber 36, Golden Swallow and Kung Fu Bob have collectively created something for the kung fu film fans: 36 Styles: An all-new brand of Fashion Fu-Wear. Currently, there are 4 stylish types of t-shirts (featuring retro artwork from Snake … Continue reading

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Blu-ray and DVD Releases for 11/15/11

A diverse range of titles will be available for purchase this Tuesday. A little something for everyone, as they say. So here are your Asian and genre-related blu-ray and DVD releases for the week of 11/15/11: ASIAN CINEMA Infernal Affairs … Continue reading

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Well Go USA takes you on an apocalyptic zombie road trip with ‘Helldriver’

“Helldriver explodes with goodness!” – Cole Abaius, Film School Rejects “Plenty of gore, comedy and carnage to go around!” – Colleen Wanglund, CinemaKnifeFight.com Welcome to Zombie World! HELLDRIVER Japanese Splatter King Yoshihiro Nishimura Delivers a Blood-Soaked Gore Fest on Blu-ray™ … Continue reading

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Azumi (2003) Review

Director: Ryuhei Kitamura Writers: Isao Kiriyama, Yu Koyama Producer: Mataichiro Yamamoto Cast: Aya Ueto, Shun Oguri, Hiroki Narimiya, Kenji Kohashi, Takatoshi Kaneko, Yuma Ishigaki, Tak Sakaguchi, Yoshio Harada, Kenichi Endo, Kazuya Shimizu Running Time: 124/148 min. By Alexander Strip the … Continue reading

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Blu-ray and DVD Releases for 11/8/11

This is a pretty jam-packed so let’s get right into it. From masters like Terry Gilliam and David Lynch on blu-ray to a Korean remake of one of John Woo’s best loved flicks, there is plenty to discuss. Here are … Continue reading

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R.I.P. Ricky Hui

Ricky Hui Koon-Ying died of a heart attack on November 8, 2011 at the age of 65. Ricky Hui often acted with his brothers Michael and Sam (the trio were dubbed “The Hui Brothers”). He and his brothers made several … Continue reading

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Azumi 2: Death or Love (2005) Review

Director: Shusuke Kaneko Producer: Mataichiro Yamamoto Cast: Aya Ueto, Yuma Ishigaki, Chiaki Kuriyama, Shun Oguri, Kenichi Endo, Kai Shishido, Eugene Nomura, Tak Sakaguchi, Shoichiro Masumoto, Kenji Takechi, Ai Maeda, Toshie Negishi, Toshiya Nagasawa, Shigeru Koyama, Kazuki Kitamura Running Time: 102 … Continue reading

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Former John Woo collaborator brings home ‘Cold Steel’ for the Holidays

A new action drama directed by former John Woo collaborator David Wu and starring Tony Leung Ka-Fai, Peter Ho, Song Jia, Angeles Woo (John Woo’s daughter) and Yu Rong-Guang. The film is going to utilize lots of sniper rifles and … Continue reading

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Asian DVD retailer SensAsian.com closes its doors

SensAsian.com, a Malaysia-based online retailer that specialized in Asian movies is closing its doors after 10 years of business. This marks the second time a well-known online “Asian” DVD retailer has shut down operations. Earlier this year, HKFlix.com also closed … Continue reading

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Well Go USA’s release of ‘Flash Point’ to feature new subtitles

Relatively minor news here but it should be of interest to martial arts fans: Well Go USA revealed via their Facebook page that they will be completely re-doing the subtitles on “Flash Point” for their upcoming blu-ray and DVD release … Continue reading

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Well Go USA invites you to ‘A Better Tomorrow’ on November 8

“A remake that’s on the money.” – The Hollywood Reporter “A classic unto itself.” – Film Critics United Brothers.  Enemies.  Killers. A BETTER TOMORROW From Executive Producer John Woo Comes the Stylish Action Drama Starring Jin-mo Ju and Seung-heon Song. … Continue reading

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Netflix Instant Asian Horror Spooktacular

Looking for a bloody good time? In the spirit of the Halloween season, we spotlight a few Asian horror movies now streaming on Netflix Instant: Thirst (2009) – the director of “Oldboy,” Chan Wook-Park, presents his unconventional take on the … Continue reading

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Blu-ray and DVD Releases for 11/1/11

Not a whole lot for Asian film buffs to choose from this week but martial arts fans will probably want to check out “Bunraku” and perhaps there’s an older catalog title you’d like to upgrade to blu-ray on. Alright, let’s … Continue reading

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Want to rent a hot new release from Netflix? Great, now wait 60 days

Netflix CEO Reed Hastings has issued an apology for the handling of a recent price hike that had Netflix subscribers in a lather and led to a number of subscriber cancellations and a drop in stock price. And he’s also … Continue reading

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Dante Lam’s ‘The Stool Pigeon’ – now streaming on Netflix Instant

The Stool Pigeon is 2010 Hong Kong police thriller directed by Dante Lam (The Beast Stalker, Fire of Conscience) and starring Nicholas Tse, Nick Cheung and Kwai Lun-mei. The film explores the dangerous world of police informants and the lengths … Continue reading

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