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‘The Matrix’ reboot rumored to be a Morpheus prequel

A reboot of the highly successful 1999 sci-fi film The Matrix is brewing at Warner Bros. According to THR, Zak Penn (Ready Player One) is in talks to pen the screenplay and the studio is eyeing Michael B. Jordan (Creed) for the lead role made popular by … Continue reading

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On Her Majesty’s Secret Service (1969) Review

Director: Peter Hunt Writer: Richard Maibaum Producer: Harry Saltzman, Albert R. Broccoli Cast: George Lazenby, Diana Rigg, Telly Savalas, Bernard Lee, Gabriele Ferzetti, Ilse Steppat, Lois Maxwell, George Baker, Yuri Borienko, Bernard Horsfall, Desmond Llewelyn Running Time: 140 min. By Paul Bramhall … Continue reading

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Deal on Fire! The Assassin | Blu-ray | Only $9.28 – Expires soon!

Today’s Deal on Fire is the Blu-ray for The Assassin, by acclaimed director Hou Hsiao-Hsien (A City of Sadness) and starring Shu Qi (Journey to the West). In 9th-century China, Nie Yinniang (Qi) is a woman who was abducted in childhood from a … Continue reading

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Martial Club | aka Instructors of Death (1981) Review

Director: Lau Kar Leung Writer: Kuang Ni Producer: Mona Fong Cast: Gordon Liu, Kara Hui, Robert Mak, Wang Lung Wei, Ku Feng, King Chu Lee, Chu Te Hu, Wilson Tong, Hsiao Ho Running Time: 102 min. By Chris Hatcher Of … Continue reading

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Trailer for Chapman To’s artsy Karate film ‘Empty Hands’

Hong Kong actor Chapman To (Infernal Affairs, Men Suddenly in Black) is the director of The Empty Hands (previously known as simply Karate), an upcoming martial arts-themed film that will be led by singer turned actress, Stephy Tang (Let’s Go). According to SD, the film tells the story … Continue reading

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Age of Shadows | Blu-ray & DVD (CJ Entertainment)

RELEASE DATE: May 2, 2017 CJ Entertainment will releasing The Age of Shadows (read our review) on Blu-ray & DVD on May 2, 2017. The film is directed by Kim Jee-woon, the acclaimed filmmaker behind I Saw the Devil and A Bittersweet Life. Set in the late … Continue reading

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Trailer: Max Zhang vs. Anderson Silva in ‘Invincible Dragon’

Max Zhang – the rising star of The Grandmaster and Ip Man 3 – will once again appear alongside his SPL II co-star, Louis Koo (and again, in newly announced Greedy Wolf), in The Invincible Dragon. Formerly known as both Made in Kowloon and The … Continue reading

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Straw Dogs | Blu-ray & DVD (Criterion)

RELEASE DATE: June 27, 2017 On June 27, 2017, Criterion Collection is releasing a fully restored, 4K version of Straw Dogs, a film directed by the maestro of screen violence, Sam Peckinpah (Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia). This thrilling classic stars Dustin … Continue reading

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Herman Yau returns to Category III with ‘The Sleep Curse’

Considering that he’s gone all respectable with historical action pictures like The Legend is Born: Ip Man and The Woman Knight of Mirror Lake, it’s easy to forget that director Herman Yau (Taxi Hunter) got his start in the grimy, … Continue reading

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Sky on Fire | Blu-ray & DVD (Well Go USA)

RELEASE DATE: June 6, 2017 Hong Kong’s legendary action director, Ringo Lam, is back at it with Sky on Fire (read our review) his follow up to his 2015 “comeback” film, Wild City. Once again, Well Go USA is releasing Lam’s latest work … Continue reading

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Red Band Trailer has Hiroyuki Sanada running for his ‘Life’

An international space crew discovers life on Mars, but when they begin to conduct research on the alien organism, they soon realize that nobody can hear you scream when you’re in space… As you just read, Daniel Espinosa (Safe House) is doing the Alien thing … Continue reading

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Ugetsu | Blu-ray & DVD (Criterion Collection)

RELEASE DATE: June 6, 2017 Criterion Collection presents the Blu-ray & DVD for Kenji Mizoguchi’s Ugetsu. Read the film’s official details below. Having refined his craft in the silent era, Kenji Mizoguchi was an elder statesman of Japanese cinema—fiercely revered by Akira Kurosawa and … Continue reading

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Railroad Tigers | Blu-ray & DVD (Well Go USA)

RELEASE DATE: June 20, 2017 Well Go USA has announced the release of Jackie Chan’s Railroad Tigers (read our review) to Blu-ray and DVD on June 20, 2017. This period actioner reunites the legend with director Ding Sheng (Little Big Soldier, … Continue reading

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Kung Fu Zombies | DVD (Mill Creek Entertainment)

RELEASE DATE: May 16, 2017 On May 16th, Mill Creek Entertainment is unleashing Kung Fu Zombies, a new 2-disc compilation that includes 7 movies, which equals 10 hours of English-dubbed, non-stop deadly action. The Kung Fu Zombies set features stars such as Billy Chong (Kung … Continue reading

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Enter our ‘Three’ Blu-ray Contest! – WINNERS ANNOUNCED!

Cityonfire.com and Well Go USA are giving away 3 Blu-ray copies of Three to three lucky City on Fire visitors. To enter, simply add a comment to this post and describe, in your own words, the video below. We will be selecting a winner at random. Be … Continue reading

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Timo Tjahjanto’s ‘The Night Comes For Us’ is near…

Back in September 2014, pre-production for The Night Comes For Us – an anticipated action film by Indonesian director Timo Tjahjanto of the “Mo Brothers” directing duo (Macabre, Killers, Headshot) – was halted for unknown reasons. But now, according to Tjahjanto himself, The Night is definitely in full swing. The … Continue reading

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Denis Villeneuve’s ‘Blade Runner 2049’ just got Gaff’led

Filmmaker Denis Villeneuve (Sicario, Arrival) is currently putting finishing touches on Blade Runner 2049 (aka Blade Runner 2), which has a theatrical release date set for October 6, 2017. This sequel Ridley Scott’s ground-breaking 1982 science fiction classic, which will take place … Continue reading

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‘Everly’ helmer makes Steven Yeun a walking killer in ‘Mayhem’

Joe Lynch, the director of the underrated action flick, Everly, is back with Mayhem, a thriller that may serve as the perfect companion piece to the soon-to-be-released, The Belko Experiment, a Battle Royale-esque film where bloody rage also takes place in an office … Continue reading

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Michelle Yeoh, Tony Jaa and Dave Bautista join Max Zhang in Yuen Woo-ping’s ‘Cheung Tin-chi’ (aka ‘Ip Man 3’ spin-off)

Max Zhang – the rising star of The Grandmaster, S.P.L. II and Ip Man 3 – is headlining an unofficial Ip Man 3 spin-off directed by legendary martial arts choreographer Yuen Woo-ping (Dance of the Drunken Mantis). Zhang will reprise his role … Continue reading

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Sammo Hung announces ‘The Return of Lucky Stars’

If you’re a fan of the legendary Sammo Hung (The Bodyguard), get ready to be happy. Hung’s new Shanghai-based film company, Sammo Hung Films, has announced The Return of Lucky Stars, an upcoming follow up to the classic Golden Harvest series that peaked … Continue reading

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