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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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Street Fighters 4 Film DVD Set (Image)

RELEASE DATE: November 8, 2011 These titles have been released before by various budget labels. Bruce Lee Fights Back from the Grave, The Crippled Masters, The 36 Crazy Fists, Kung Fu the Punch of Death. Please note that these films … Continue reading

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Metrodome’s Brave DVD: From the action team behind Ong-Bak

The Metrodome Group (UK) is releasing Brave on September 11th. Brave stars Michael B, the key stuntman on the acclaimed Ong Bak. Brave unleashes explosive martial arts scenes from the original experts of Muay Thai. Michael B leads as hard-headed … Continue reading

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September 6, discover A Horrible Way to Die

Forget everything you’ve ever seen in a serial killer movie and get ready for the chiller that stunned festival audiences around the world. Officially selected by such prestigious film festivals as Sitges, the Toronto International Film Festival, and Fanatastic Fest.Named … Continue reading

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Legendary East gets funding boost

Another piece of financing has come together for Thomas Tull’s Legendary East banner, with Hong Kong’s Paul Y. Engineering Group agreeing to invest $220.5 million in the company for a 50% stake. In addition, Legendary said it will also establish … Continue reading

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Hot, the Cool and the Vicious, The (1976) Review

Director: Lee Tso Nam Writer: Cheung San Yee Cast: Dorian Tan Tao Liang, Don Wong Tao, Philip Ko Fei, Jimmy Lee Fong, Suen Ga Lam, George Wang Jue, Lau Yin Seung, Tommy Lee Gam Ming, Chai Kai, Sit Hon, Man … Continue reading

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Dusting off cinematic oddities on Netflix Instant

The New York Times has a great article about the obscure cinematic curiosities that hardcore cinephiles may want to dig up on Netflix Instant and Hulu, including the 105-minute cut of Edgar G. Ulmer’s 1949 film noir “Ruthless” and Richard … Continue reading

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Michael Jai White delivers The Beatdown on September 13

Featuring more thrilling and jaw dropping fight sequences than the original; Never Back Down 2: The Beatdown hits Unrated DVD September 13th from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. Starring America’s number one martial arts action star Michael Jai White (Black Dynamite, … Continue reading

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Italian Crime Comes to Netflix Instant

We may be bemoaning their 60% price increase but at least Netflix is steadily adding genre films to their streaming catalog, including some “Poliziotteschi” movies. During the 1960’s and 1970’s, Italian directors popularized Italian crime and police films which were … Continue reading

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