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Dragon, the Young Master (1981) Review

AKA: Eighteen Martial Arts Director: Kim Si-hyun Writer: Kim Kyeong-il Cast: Dragon Lee (Mun Kyong-sok), Yuen Qiu, Choi Min-kyu, Baek Hwang-ki, Kim Ki-ju, Kim Ki-ju Running Time: 83 min. Paul Bramhall Back when I was first getting into the kung fu genre many years ago, upon witnessing … Continue reading

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Nick Cheung gives us a ‘Taste of Crime’ in this New Trailer

Hong Kong actor/filmmaker Nick Cheung (The White Storm) is stepping out of his comfort zone by making a gangster-themed movie called Taste of Crime, which will serve as his 3rd directorial project. You may recall that his first two features – 2014’s Hungry Ghost Ritual and … Continue reading

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Rising ‘Ip Man 3’ co-star is on ‘The Brink’ of destruction

Max Zhang – the rising star of The Grandmaster S.P.L. II and Ip Man 3 – is revisiting danger in The Brink, an upcoming thriller by first-time director Jonathan Li. The Brink follows a group of fishermen who smuggle gold … Continue reading

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George Lazenby is back to ‘Becoming Bond’ for Hulu

Australian actor George Lazenby has an upcoming documentary film about his life called Becoming Bond (the film was previously known as This Never Happened to the Other Fella – a title that’s a direct reference to his fourth-wall breaking line in … Continue reading

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Deal on Fire! The Gangster | Blu-ray | Only $6.96 – Expires soon!

Today’s Deal on Fire is the Blu-ray for Kongkiat Khomsiri’s The Gangster (aka Antapal). Set in the 1960s, The Gangster is based on the true story of a notorious gangster and the origins of the Bangkokian mafia. The Gangster is based on the notorious … Continue reading

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New Teaser for the Louis Koo, Tony Jaa actioner ‘Paradox’

In addition to Jesse V. Johnson’s Triple Threat, which is being described as an Asian Expendables-type flick starring Tony Jaa (Skin Trade), Angelababy (Mojin: The Lost Legend), Tiger Chen (Man of Tai Chi) and Iko Uwais (The Raid 2), there’s another high … Continue reading

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The hunt for Filipino martial arts begins with ‘Blood Hunters’

With Erik Matti’s Buy Bust and Pedring Lopez’ Breach in early stages of production, a new film titled Blood Hunters: Rise of the Hybrids is definitely a taste of what’s yet to come in the world of Filipino martial arts cinema. “My main motivation in doing Blood Hunters: … Continue reading

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Louis Koo and Lau Ching Wan are ‘Warriors of Future’

Tom Cruise, eat your heart out. Louis Koo (Accident) and Lau Ching Wan (The Bullet Vanishes) are doing the powered exoskeleton thing with Warriors of Future (previously known as Virtus), an upcoming sci-fi action flick that may possibly be Hong Kong’s answer to all that … Continue reading

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Black Butler | Blu-ray & DVD (Funimation)

RELEASE DATE: May 2, 2017 On May 2, 2017, Funimation will be releasing the Blu-ray & DVD for Black Butler, an 2014 action fantasy film by directors Kentaro Otani (Go, Masao!) and Keiichi Sato (Asura). Inspired by the hit anime series Black Butler, this … Continue reading

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Blood and 1980s synth merge in ‘Noriko: The Hong Kong Dead’

When there’s no more room in hell, the dead will walk the Earth. With Hong Kong island under quarantine and the walking dead roaming the streets, small pockets of survivors struggle to stay alive. But when the authorities learn of … Continue reading

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Enter our ‘Return of Kung Fu: Trailers of Fury’ Blu-ray Contest! – WINNERS ANNOUNCED! and Severin Films are giving away 3 Blu-ray copies of Return of Kung Fu: Trailers of Fury to three lucky Cityonfire visitors. To enter, simply add a comment to this post and describe, in your own words, comment on the video below: … Continue reading

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New Teaser for Jackie Chan’s sci-fi actioner ‘Bleeding Steel’

In addition to the upcoming thriller, The Foreigner, and a small part in Journey to China – not to mention the newly announced Five Against a Bullet – the legendary Jackie Chan is tapping into the sci-fi genre with Bleeding Steel, a big budget actioner written and directed by Leo Zhang … Continue reading

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Age of Shadows, The (2016) Review

AKA: Secret Agent Director: Kim Ji-woon Cast: Goo Uoo, Song Kang-Ho, Han Ji-Min, Um Tae-Goo, Shin Sung-Rok, Seo Young-Joo, Lee Byung-Hun, Shingo Tsurumi, Heo Sung-Tae, Kim Dong-Young Running Time: 140 min. By Martin Sandison I remember going to see Kim Ji-woon’s A Bittersweet Life back when it … Continue reading

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Classic Hong Kong action to return in Maria Tran’s ‘Tiger Cop’

Australian-born Vietnamese actress, martial artist, producer and director, Maria Tran (Truy Sát aka Tracer) has announced pre-production for Tiger Cop. The film will be based on a throwback concept inspired by the Girls with Guns sub-genre made popular by titles like Royal Warriors and In … Continue reading

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Lau Ching Wan and Louis Koo return to crime for ‘Drug Warn’

Famed Hong Kong star Lau Ching Wan (Call of Heroes) looks to be getting back to the gritty, grimy world of gangsterism in Drug Warn (previously known as The Fixer), an upcoming film from director Lawrence Lau (My Name is Fame). AFS describes the Drug Warn as … Continue reading

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Run, hide or fight until you reach the ‘Check Point’

On March 7th, Thomas J. Churchill’s all-star actioner, Check Point, will be unleashed on practically all streaming platforms, as well as DVD at major retail outlets, including Walmart, Best Buy,, Netflix, Redbox and Military Base shops. Check Point is about a sleeper cell … Continue reading

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Wang Kai and Zhang Luyi collide in ‘The Devotion of Suspect X’

China Lion Film Distribution has announced the release Alec Su’s (The Left Ear) The Devotion of Suspect X in the U.S. on March 31st. The feature is based on Keigo Higashino’s award-winning novel. The Devotion of Suspect X follows a professor (Wang Kai of … Continue reading

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Cold War II (2016) Review

Director: Longman Leung, Sunny Luk Writer: Longman Leung, Sunny Luk Cast: Aaron Kwok, Tony Leung Ka Fai, Chow Yun-Fat, Charlie Young, Janice Man, Eddie Peng, Aarif Rahman, Tony Yang, Chang Kuo-chu, Wu Yue Running Time: 110 min.  By Kyle Warner The 2012 Hong Kong crime film Cold War created a lot of buzz before its … Continue reading

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New ‘Ghost in the Shell’ Japanese Poster shows off the cast

The release of Rupert Sanders (White and the Huntsman) live-action adaptation of Ghost in the Shell, based on Masamune Shirow’s manga/and anime by Mamoru Oshii of the same name, is right around the corner. The film follows the exploits a female … Continue reading

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009-1: The End of the Beginning | Blu-ray (Tokyo Shock)

RELEASE DATE: May 2, 2017 Tokyo Shock presents the Blu-ray for 009-1: The End of the Beginning, directed by Koichi Sakamoto (Kamen Rider Fourze the Movie: Everyone, Space Is Here!). This 2013 film is based on Shotaro Ishinomori’s classic spy heroine manga, 009-1. Meet Mylene, a … Continue reading

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