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Saving Mr. Wu (2015) Review

Director: Ding Sheng Writer: Ding Sheng Cast: Andy Lau, Liu Ye, Wu Ruofu, Wang Qianyuan, Lam Suet, Zhao Xiaoyue, Vivien Li, Cai Lu, Yu Ailei Running Time: 106 min. Kyle Warner Andy Lau walks out of a nightclub, signs autographs, … Continue reading

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Sword Master (2016) Review

Director: Derek Yee Producer: Tsui Hark Cast: Kenny Lin Geng-Xin, Peter Ho Yun-Tung, Jiang Yi-Yan, Jiang Meng-Jie, Norman Chu, Edward Ku Running Time: 105 min. By Paul Bramhall There have been a handful of Shaw Brothers re-makes over recent years. Some of them … Continue reading

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Eliminators (2016) Review

Director: James Nunn Producer: James Harris Cast: Scott Adkins, Wade Barrett, Daniel Caltagirone, James Cosmo, Mem Ferda, Ty Glaser, Olivia Mace, Stephen Marcus, Bruce Johnson, Sean Cronin, Richard Carter Running Time: 94 min. By Zach Nix British martial artist and … Continue reading

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Bounty Hunters (2016) Review

Director: Shin Tae-Ra Producer: Raymond Wong Cast: Lee Min-ho, Wallace Chung, Tiffany Tang, Jeremy Xu, Karena Ng, Fan Siu-Wong, Yang Mi Running Time: 105 min. By Paul Bramhall In 2016 China continued its mission to create a watchable Hollywood style action … Continue reading

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League of Gods (2016) Review

AKA: Legend of the Gods Director: Koan Hui, Vernie Yeung Cast: Jet Li, Tony Leung Ka-Fai, Fan Bing-Bing, AngelaBaby, Huang Xiao-Ming, Louis Koo, Wen Zhang, Kristy Yeung Kung-Yu, Jacky Heung Cho, Andy On Chi-Kit, Zu Feng Running Time: 109 min.  … Continue reading

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Call of Heroes (2016) Review

Director: Benny Chan Writer: Benny Chan Cast: Lau Ching-Wan, Louis Koo, Eddie Peng, Yuan Quan, Maggie Jiang, Liu Kai-Chi, Jacky Wu Jing, Phillip Keung, Sammy Hung, Berg Ng, Xing Yu Running Time: 120 min.  By Kyle Warner When a bloodthirsty … Continue reading

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Hex (1980) Review

Director: Kuei Chih-Hung Producer: Runme Shaw Cast: Tien Ni, Wong Yung, Chan Si Gaai, Shum Lo, Lee Sau Kei, Hon Gwok Choi, Ma Chao, Chan Laap Ban, Lau Yat Fan, Wong Ching Ho, Stephen Chan Yung Running Time: 90 min. … Continue reading

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Rocky Handsome (2016) Review

Director: Nishikant Kamat Writer: Lee Jeong-beom, Ritesh Shah Cast: John Abraham, Diya Chalwad, Nishikant Kamat, Sharad Kelkar, Nathalia Kaur, Yash Tonk, Nishikant Kamat, Sharad Kelkar, Shiv Kumar Subramaniam, Suhasini Mulay, Teddy Maurya, Kazu Patrick Tang, Uday Tikekar Running Time: 119 … Continue reading

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Sky on Fire (2016) Review

AKA: Battle of Life Director: Ringo Lam Writer: Ringo Lam Cast: Daniel Wu, Amber Kuo, Joseph Chang, Zhang Jingchu, Philip Keung, Zhang Ruoyun, Eddie Cheung Running Time: 90 min.  By Paul Bramhall The return of Ringo Lam to the director’s chair … Continue reading

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Fifth Cord, The (1971) Review

Director: Luigi Bazzoni Producer: Manolo Bolognini Cast: Franco Nero, Silvia Monti, Rossella Falk, Edmund Purdom, Maurizio Bonuglia, Pamela Tiffin Running Time: 90 min. By HKFanatic Barely five minutes into The Fifth Cord and Franco Nero’s character is swigging back a … Continue reading

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Ebola Syndrome (1996) Review

Director: Herman Yau Writer: Chau Ting Producer: Wong Jing Cast: Anthony Wong, Angel Wong, Vincent Wan, Mariane Chan, Lo Meng, Ng Sui Ting, Peter Ngor Chi Kwan, Shing Fui On, Cindy Yip, Chang Yin Running Time: 97 min. By Martin … Continue reading

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Terra Formars (2016) Review

Director: Takashi Miike Writer: Kazuki Nakashima Cast: Hideaki Ito, Takayuki Yamada, Kane Kosugi, Emi Takei, Shun Oguri, Masaya Kato, Rinko Kikuchi, Tomohisa Yamashita, Eiko Koike, Mariko Shinoda, Rila Fukushima, Kenichi Takito, Rina Ohta, Tadayoshi Kobashi Running time: 108 min. By … Continue reading

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Reign of Assassins (2010) Review

AKA: Rain of Sword Director: Su Chao-Bin Writer: Su Chao-Bin Producer: John Woo, Terence Chang Cast: Michelle Yeoh, Jeong Wu Seong, Wang Xue Qi, Barbie Hsu, Kelly Lin, Shawn Yue, Nina Pau, Guo Xiao Dong, Matt Wu, Leon Dai, Jiang … Continue reading

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Insane (2015) Review

Director: Lee Chul-Ha Writer: Valentine Producer: Jung Kyung-Il Cast: Gang Ye-Won, Lee Sang-Yoon, Choi Jin-Ho, Ji Dae-Han, Chun Min-Hee, Lee Hak-Joo, Choi Yoon-So, Jo Jae-Yun, Kim Jong-Soo, Jang Tae-Seong, Yu Geon Running Time: 91 min. By Paul Bramhall Mainstream Korean … Continue reading

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Kickboxer: Vengeance (2016) Review

Director: John Stockwell Writer: Dimitri Logothetis, Jim McGrath Cast: Alain Moussi, Georges St-Pierre, T.J. Storm, Matthew Ziff, Sam Medina, Dave Bautista, Sue-Lynn Ansari, Darren Shahlavi, Gina Carano, Hawn Tran, Sara Malakul Lane, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Tanzpol Chuksrida, Joshua Tran Running … Continue reading

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Nilalang | aka The Entity (2015) Review

AKA: Creature Director: Pedring Lopez Writer: Pedring Lopez, Dennis Empalmado Cast: Cesar Montano, Maria Ozawa, Meg Imperial, Yam Concepcion, Cholo Barretto, Dido de la Paz, Kiko Matos, Aubrey Miles, Alexandre Charlet, Sonny Sison Running Time: 90 min.  By Paul Bramhall After … Continue reading

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Halloween III: Season of the Witch (1982) Review

Director: Tommy Lee Wallace Writer: Tommy Lee Wallace, Nigel Kneale Producer: Debra Hill, John Carpenter Cast: Tom Atkins, Stacey Nelkin, Dan O’Herlihy, Michael Currie, Ralph Strait, Jadeen Barbor, Brad Schacter Running Time: 98 min. By Kyle Warner “Happy, Happy Halloween! … Continue reading

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Kwaidan | aka Ghost Stories (1965) Review

AKA: Weird Tales Director: Masaki Kobayashi Writer: Yoko Mizuki, Lafcadio Hearn Cast: Tatsuya Nakadai, Rentaro Mikuni, Tetsuro Tamba, Takashi Shimura, Michiyo Aratama, Kunie Tanaka Running Time: 182 min. By Kyle Warner It’s long been my opinion that every great filmmaker should try their … Continue reading

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Bruce Lee: Tracking the Dragon (2016) Review

Director: John Little Writer: John Little Cast: John Little, Bruce Lee, Malisa Longo, Jon T. Benn, Anders Nelsson, Riccardo Billi, Chaplin Chang Running Time: 100 minutes By Jeff Bona Back in 2013, I reviewed a documentary titled In Pursuit of the Dragon, by noted … Continue reading

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Jack Reacher: Never Go Back (2016) Review

AKA: Jack Reacher 2 Director: Edward Zwick Producer: Christopher McQuarrie, Tom Cruise Cast: Tom Cruise, Cobie Smulders, Aldis Hodge, Danika Yarosh, Patrick Heusinger, Holt McCallany, Austin Hebert, Robert Catrini, Robert Knepper Running Time: 118 min. By Paul Bramhall The announcement … Continue reading

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