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Hell in the Pacific | Blu-ray & DVD (Kino Lorber)

RELEASE DATE: 2017 Kino Lorber has announced that they’re prepping a Blu-ray for 1968’s Hell in the Pacific, a survival/thriller by director by John Boorman (Deliverance) that stars Lee Marvin (Point Blank) and Toshiro Mifune (Incident at Blood Pass). During World War II, an American … Continue reading

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A ‘Traitor’ to helm Jackie Chan’s ‘Five Against a Bullet’

Back in 2012, it was reported that Bruce Willis was set to star in Five Against a Bullet, a film about a Mexican politician who hires five of the best bodyguards (Willis, being one of them) after his father is killed by a … Continue reading

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New Japanese Poster for shoot ’em up flick ‘Free Fire’

Part John Woo violence, part Guy Ritchie comedy and part 70s exploitation… get ready for Free Fire, an upcoming shoot ’em flick produced by Martin Scorsese. Official: Acclaimed filmmaker Ben Wheatley (High Rise) propels the audience into quite possibly the most … Continue reading

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Tunnel | DVD (Well Go USA)

RELEASE DATE: May 2, 2017 On May 2, 2017, Well Go USA Entertainment will be releasing the DVD for Kim Seong-hun’s Tunnel (read our review), a South Korean thriller starring Ha Jung-Woo (Assassination), Doona Bae (A Girl at My Door, The … Continue reading

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Iko Uwais to appear in Joe Carnahan’s ‘Raid’ remake?

Back in 2014, an English language remake of The Raid was announced, but during early stages of development, the film became stuck in development hell. Within the process, director Patrick Hughes (Expendables 3) dropped out for reasons unknown. And Frank Grillo (Captain America: Civil War), who was also heavily associated with … Continue reading

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Deal on Fire! Heroes Two | Blu-ray | Only $5.50 – Expires soon!

Today’s Deal on Fire is the Blu-ray for Heroes Two, a Shaw Brothers classic directed by the legendary Chang Cheh (Five Element Ninjas, Slaughter in Xian) with action scenes choreographed by the great Lau Kar-leung (Shaolin Mantis, Drunken Master II). … Continue reading

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JCVD and Lundgren head the New ‘Black Water’ Fan Poster

Jean-Claude Van Damme (Kickboxer: Vengeance, Cyborg) and Dolph Lundgren (Skin Trade) will team up once again for Black Water. Black Water is the story of a CIA operative (Van Damme) who is imprisoned in a CIA black site on a nuclear submarine after … Continue reading

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The Top 5 Classic Poker scenes from movies

They say that tension and conflict’s at the heart of drama so it’s not surprising that the confrontational nature of gambling has featured so heavily in many Hollywood films. After all, it’s also an industry that represents some of the … Continue reading

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Japanese New Wave director Seijun Suzuki passes away

Nikkatsu is reporting that famed action movie and Japanese New Wave director Seijun Suzuki passed away on February 13th, 2017 at age 93. Suzuki began his career with Nikkatsu in 1956. He made many pictures each year, filming at a rapid pace. … Continue reading

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First cast photo from Shane Black’s new ‘Predator’ film

While the original Predator may have its share of cheesy one-liners, it’s regarded by most as a modern action classic. It’s a movie that many consider Arnold Schwarzenneger’s strongest effort, a movie that would most likely be called John McTiernan’s … Continue reading

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The latest Trailer for ‘Extraordinary Mission’ is extraordinary

The directing duo behind the Infernal Affairs sequels, the Overheard saga, and Donnie Yen’s The Lost Bladesman are back in Extraordinary Mission, an upcoming undercover thriller that’s exploding onto screens in April. We’re currently clueless in regards to the plot, but considering this … Continue reading

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Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia (1974) Review

Director: Sam Peckinpah Producer: Martin Baum Cast: Warren Oates, Isela Vega, Robert Webber, Gig Young, Helmut Dantine, Emilio Fernández, Kris Kristofferson Running Time: 112 min. By Martin Sandison Sam Peckinpah’s influence as a filmmaker is undoubted, and his run from … Continue reading

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Cops vs Thugs | Blu-ray & DVD (Arrow Video)

RELEASE DATE: May 23, 2017 Arrow Video’s ever growing catalogue of Asian masterpieces continues with the Blu-ray & DVD for 1975’s Cops vs Thugs, a crime classic directed by Kinji Fukasaku (Battles Without Honor and Humanity). Considered by many to be … Continue reading

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Dance of the Drunk Mantis (1979) Review

AKA: Drunken Master 2 Director: Yuen Woo-ping Writer: Lung Hsiao, See Yuen Ng Producer: See Yuen Ng Cast: Siu Tien “Simon” Yuen, Shun Yee “Sunny” Yuen, Hwang Jang Lee, Linda Lin, Corey Yuen, Yen Shi Kwan, Dean Shek Running Time: … Continue reading

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HBO: The New Home of Kung Fu?

When you think of the famous studios responsible for producing some of the most popular kung fu classics, some names that will likely spring to mind are Golden Harvest, Shaw Brothers, and Cathay, to name but a few. One name … Continue reading

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Xu Haofeng has a ‘Hidden Blade’ under his sleeve…

Before we can even think about Xu Haofeng’s Moonlight Blade (his soon-to-be-shot remake of Chor Yuen’s Shaw Brothers classic, The Magic Blade), our attention should be focused on Hidden Blade (not to be confused with the Yoji Yamada film of the same name), … Continue reading

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New Trailer for the 80s-inspired martial arts flick ‘Plan B’

Grab your red “Thriller” jacket and get ready for Plan B, an upcoming martial arts flick fused with comedy and nostalgic pop culture. The film’s cast and crew consists of stuntmen and martial artists from the German film crew, Reel Deal Action. In Plan B, three martial … Continue reading

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Deal on Fire! Ip Man: The Final Fight | Blu-ray | Only $6.98 – Expires soon!

Today’s Deal on Fire is the Blu-ray for Herman Yau’s Ip Man: The Final Fight starring Anthony Wong (White Vengeance). In postwar Hong Kong, legendary Wing Chun grandmaster Ip Man (Wong) is reluctantly called into action once more. What began as … Continue reading

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Games for Judge Dredd and more could be on the horizon

Judge Dredd emains one of the most perennially underrated action heroes in comic books, particularly when it comes to the United States. The “street judge” is one of the most hard-boiled characters in the world of British comics but has … Continue reading

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Handmaiden, The (2016) Review

Director: Park Chan-wook Novel By: Sarah Waters Writer: Park Chan-wook, Chung Seo-kyung Cast: Kim Min-hee, Ha Jung-woo, Cho Jin-woong, Kim Tae-ri, Lee Yong-Nyeo, Yoo Min-Chae, Rina Takagi Running Time: 144 min. By Kyle Warner After making his English language debut … Continue reading

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