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Trailer for the Thai-US-UK horror flick ‘M.I.A.: A Greater Evil’

The Amityville Horror meets Apocalypse Now? That’s the vibe we’re getting from Abishek J. Bajaj’s supernatural thriller, M.I.A.: A Greater Evil. This upcoming Thai-US-UK co-production is written by Peter Alan Lloyd and stars Valerie Bentson (Bad Genius), Lamou Vissay (Truy Sat), Mark Matula and Sahajak Boonthanakit … Continue reading

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Wolf Warrior 2 (2017) Review

Director: Wu Jing Producer: Wu Jing Cast: Wu Jing, Celina Jade, Frank Grillo, Yu Nan, Zou Kai, Hans Zhang, Wu Gang, Ding Hai-Feng, Chun Yu Shan Shan, Yu Qian, Shi Zhao-Qi, Diana Sylla Running Time: 120 min. By Paul Bramhall While … Continue reading

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The Expendables 3-Film Collection | Blu-ray (Lionsgate)

RELEASE DATE: October 3, 2017 Sly and his psychotic gang of mutts are back! On October 3, 2017, Lionsgate Home Entertainment will be releasing The Expendables 3-Film Collection (on 3 Blu-ray discs, plus digital copies). This action-packed, star-studded bundle includes The … Continue reading

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Well Go USA steals Stephen Fung’s ‘Once a Thief’ remake

Well Go USA has nabbed The Adventurers (read our review) for a North American theatrical release. The upcoming actioner is a reworking of John Woo’s Once a Thief, the 1991 Hong Kong classic about art thieves, famously played by Chow Yun Fat, Cherie Chung and … Continue reading

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Hana-Bi | Blu-ray & DVD (Film Movement)

RELEASE DATE: September 19, 2017 On September 19, 2017, Film Movement Classics is releasing the Blu-ray & DVD for Takeshi Kitano’s crime drama, Hana-Bi (aka Fireworks). For the first time in America, this acclaimed classic – directed, written by and starring Kitano … Continue reading

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Deal on Fire! Legend of the Drunken Master | Blu-ray | Only $6.38 – Expires soon!

Today’s Deal on Fire is the Blu-ray for Legend of the Drunken Master, directed by both Lau Kar-leung (Martial Club) and Jackie Chan (Police Story). Unfortunately, this version is the slightly cut, English-dubbed (by Jackie himself) Miramax’d edition of Drunken Master II, but … Continue reading

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Here’s the potential Bond 25 directors on the short list…

Ever since the release of 2015’s Spectre, the state of the James Bond franchise – as well as its current leading man – has been more or less in limbo, but as of a few days ago, James Bond is getting ready … Continue reading

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Master | Blu-ray & DVD (Sony)

RELEASE DATE: September 5, 2017 On September 5, 2017, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment is releasing the Blu-ray & DVD for Jo Eui-seok’s Master (read our review), a South Korean thriller starring Lee Byung-hun (The Age of Shadows), Gang Dong-won (The Priests) … Continue reading

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Lionsgate developing a female ‘John Wick’ spin-off

We’re not sure why John Wick is the poster boy for action movies these days (to quote Paul Bramhall: “Hong Kong cinema has been doing it for ages”), but it certainly deserves the credit for re-igniting that over-the-top, intricately choreographed shoot ’em up action trend … Continue reading

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Kung fu actioner ‘Son of Shaolin’ to get a ‘Dope’ director?

Director Rick Famuyiwa (Dope) is in talks to helm Son of Shaolin, a martial arts film based on the graphic novel of the same name created and written by Caanan Whit and Jay Longino (who also penned Jackie Chan’s Skiptrace). Son of Shaolin … Continue reading

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Taming the ‘Savage Dog’: 10 Questions for Marko Zaror

With the upcoming theatrical and VOD release of Savage Dog in August, at COF we were given the opportunity to provide the Dragon from Chile – Marko Zaror – 10 questions about his experience working on the movie. Since initially … Continue reading

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Deal on Fire! The Complete Lady Snowblood | Blu-ray | Only $22.97 – Expires soon!

Today’s Deal on Fire is for Criterion Collection’s The Complete Lady Snowblood collection, which includes Lady Snowblood (1973) and Lady Snowblood: Love Song of Vengeance (1974). A young woman (Meiko Kaji), trained from childhood as an assassin and hell-bent on revenge for her … Continue reading

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Special Edition for Albert Pyun’s JCVD flick ‘Cyborg’ coming…

U.S. label Scream Factory (subsidiary to Shout! Factory) has announced that they’re working on a Special Edition Blu-ray release for Cyborg, a 1989 actioner from cult director Albert Pyun (The Sword and Sorcerer, Nemesis) that stars martial arts sensation Jean-Claude Van Damme (Death Warrant). Cyborg … Continue reading

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Valhalla Rising (2009) Review

Director: Nicolas Winding Refn Director: Nicolas Winding Refn, Roy Jacobsen Cast: Mads Mikkelsen, Maarten Stevenson, Gordon Brown, Paul Rhys, Andrew Flanagan, Gary Lewis, Gary McCormack, Alexander Morton, Jamie Sives Running Time: 92 min. By HKFanatic Back in 2009 accomplished Danish … Continue reading

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Asura: The City of Madness | DVD (Sony)

RELEASE DATE: August 29, 2017 On August 29, 2017, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment is releasing the DVD for Asura: The City of Madness, directed by Kim Sung-Su (The Flu, Musa: The Warrior). Detective Han (Jung Woo-Sung of The Divine Move), … Continue reading

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‘Transporter Refueled’ helmer shows Mark Dacascos ‘The Way’

French filmmaker Camille Delamarre – best known for directing Brick Mansions (a remake of District 13) and The Transporter Refueled (a reboot of The Transporter) – has teamed up with martial arts star Mark Dacascos (Brotherhood of the Wolf, Drive) … Continue reading

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Deal on Fire! Kung Fu Killer | Blu-ray | Only $9.10 – Expires soon!

Today’s Deal on Fire is the Blu-ray for Donnie Yen’s Kung Fu Killer (aka Kung Fu Jungle). Kung Fu Killer (read our review) follows a top-notch kung fu instructor (Yen) who is imprisoned for accidentally killing a man. But when a deranged … Continue reading

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First Teaser Trailer for the martial arts actioner ‘Triple Threat’

Well Go USA Entertainment has acquired North American rights to Triple Threat (aka Makeshift Squad), an upcoming action film by Jessie V. Johnson (Savage Dog) that’s best described as a martial arts-themed Expendables (via Deadline). The anticipated movie features an ensemble cast of international action stars that … Continue reading

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Director Jesse V. Johnson wants Scott Adkins to ‘Pay Up’

As fellow COF writer Paul Bramhall points out in his recent review for Savage Dog, action filmmaker Jesse V. Johnson (The Last Sentinel) seems to have found a new muse in the form of martial arts sensation Scott Adkins (Eliminators). The … Continue reading

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Before We Vanish (2017) Review

Director: Kiyoshi Kurosawa Writer: Kiyoshi Kurosawa, Sachiko Tanaka Cast: Ryuhei Matsuda, Masami Nagasawa, Mahiro Takasugi, Yuri Tsunematsu, Hiroki Hasegawa, Atsuko Maeda, Masahiro Higashide, Takashi Sasano Running Time: 129 min. By Matija Makotoichi Tomic Following the premiere at 2017 Cannes Film … Continue reading

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