REVIEW: The Man with the Iron Fists 2 (2015)

REVIEW: The Man with the Iron Fists 2 (2015)
April 19, 2015 | Posted in Film and TV Reviews by Albert Valentin | 1 Comment »
The RZA returns in the titular role in this straightforward sequel to the over-the-top 2012 original kung fu homage. Thaddeus (RZA), the titular “Man with the Iron Fists” on his way to a quest for inner peace. [...]

REVIEW: Death Force (1978)

REVIEW: Death Force (1978)
April 19, 2015 | Posted in Film and TV Reviews by Albert Valentin | No Comments »
The tagline for this action film involves former couple Leon Isaac Kennedy and Jayne Kennedy in key roles. However, the promotion is a bit misleading. Doug Russell (James Iglehart) is a former Vietnam veteran who goes to [...]

Van Damme’s “Pound of Flesh” hits theaters and VOD in May

Van Damme's "Pound of Flesh" hits theaters and VOD in May
April 17, 2015 | Posted in News by Albert Valentin | No Comments »
Jean-Claude Van Damme’s latest action thriller, POUND OF FLESH, will hit theaters and VOD on May 15. Directed by Ernie Barbarash, who directed two other Van Damme films (SIX BULLETS and ASSASSINATION GAMES), the film stars Van [...]

REVIEW: Catch the Heat (1987)

REVIEW: Catch the Heat (1987)
April 12, 2015 | Posted in Film and TV Reviews by Albert Valentin | No Comments »
This 80’s action was made as perhaps to become a launching pad for Vietnamese-born Tiana Alexandra, who was actually a student of Bruce Lee. However, had it not been for Alexandra, this film would have been just [...]

REVIEW: Ninja Champion (1986)

REVIEW: Ninja Champion (1986)
April 4, 2015 | Posted in Film and TV Reviews by Albert Valentin | No Comments »
This “cut-and-paste” film from the gang at IFD take footage with the late Bruce Baron and combines it with a Korean revenge film. In Taipei, a mysterious woman named Cherry (Seo Eun-Hye) has arrived to broker a [...]

REVIEW: Ninja the Protector (1985)

REVIEW: Ninja the Protector (1985)
April 4, 2015 | Posted in Film and TV Reviews by Albert Valentin | 1 Comment »
This cut-and-paste film from the gang at IFD seems like a very jumbled mess that takes footage of Richard Harrison and combines it with some Taiwanese flick about brothers who are in a deadly love triangle. Jason [...]

REVIEW: Born Wild (2001)

REVIEW: Born Wild (2001)
March 27, 2015 | Posted in Film and TV Reviews by Albert Valentin | No Comments »
Louis Koo and Daniel Wu star in this underground boxing film that combines flashbacks with an investigation into a fighter’s death with his brother trying to find out who is responsible. Tide Ho (Wu), a young man [...]

REVIEW: Shamo (2007)

REVIEW: Shamo (2007)
March 26, 2015 | Posted in Film and TV Reviews by Albert Valentin | No Comments »
Based on the Japanese manga, one can only wonder why Shawn Yue didn’t get more lead action roles as this truly is a breakout role for the Hong Kong actor. Ryo Narushima (Yue) is a young teenager [...]

REVIEW: Skin Traffik (2015)

REVIEW: Skin Traffik (2015)
March 25, 2015 | Posted in Film and TV Reviews by Albert Valentin | 9 Comments »
Scotland-born filmmaker Ara Paiaya is back with a new action thriller that boasts Hollywood veterans about atonement and redemption. Bradley (Gary Daniels) is a hitman whose latest assignment ends up in the death of an innocent woman. [...]

The wait will soon be over! Boyka is truly coming back!

The wait will soon be over! Boyka is truly coming back!
March 24, 2015 | Posted in News by Albert Valentin | 1 Comment »
Major news has arrived in the form of a start date on production of the most anticipated return of one of the most awesome characters in martial arts films today…the Russian powerhouse Uri Boyka! The Action Elite has [...]

“Ip Man 3″ surprises everyone with shocker of a casting

"Ip Man 3" surprises everyone with shocker of a casting
March 24, 2015 | Posted in News by Albert Valentin | 4 Comments »
Production has begun on the long-awaited sequel IP MAN 3 after a press conference was held. At the conference, Pegasus Motion Pictures made a very shocking announcement involving casting an opponent for the Wing Chun grandmaster, to [...]

REVIEW: Shadowguard (2011)

REVIEW: Shadowguard (2011)
March 24, 2015 | Posted in Film and TV Reviews by Albert Valentin | No Comments »
Hollywood actor Michael Biehn makes his return to Hong Kong cinema with this action film that can be described as both a B-movie and a “learning experience”. Deva (Phoenix Valen) is a young woman who after fighting [...]

TEASER: SPL II – A Time of Consequences

TEASER: SPL II - A Time of Consequences
March 23, 2015 | Posted in Videos by Albert Valentin | 2 Comments »
It’s been a long time coming, but the teaser trailer to the upcoming sequel SPL II: A TIME OF CONSEQUENCES has finally arrived. The film stars Wu Jing as Kit, a Hong Kong officer who has nailed [...]

REVIEW: Vengeance of an Assassin (2014)

REVIEW: Vengeance of an Assassin (2014)
March 23, 2015 | Posted in Film and TV Reviews by Albert Valentin | 1 Comment »
For his final film, Thai stunt master Panna Rittikrai pulls out all stops and goes back to basics and combines with modern technology in this revenge action thriller. Thee (Dan Chupong) is a young man who has [...]

REVIEW: The Four Shaolin Challengers (1977)

REVIEW: The Four Shaolin Challengers (1977)
March 22, 2015 | Posted in Film and TV Reviews by Albert Valentin | No Comments »
Two years before Sammo Hung played one of Wong Fei-Hung’s most beloved disciples, karate expert Larry Lee took the role of Lam Sai-Wing in this standard kung fu film that features some nice action scenes. A band [...]

REVIEW: Tracers (2015)

REVIEW: Tracers (2015)
March 21, 2015 | Posted in Film and TV Reviews by Albert Valentin | No Comments »
Former XMA champion turned Hollywood actor Taylor Lautner joins the reins of parkour in this thriller from director Daniel Benmayor. Lautner plays Cam, a New York City bike messenger who owes a massive debt to the Chinese [...]

TEASER: The Transporter Refueled

TEASER: The Transporter Refueled
March 20, 2015 | Posted in Videos by Albert Valentin | 1 Comment »
The teaser trailer to the prequel/reboot of the TRANSPORTER series has finally arrived. Jason Statham played the character of Frank Martin from 2002 to 2007, making the original film his breakout role and today, he is considered [...]

REVIEW: The Last Warrior (1982)

REVIEW: The Last Warrior (1982)
March 15, 2015 | Posted in Film and TV Reviews by Albert Valentin | No Comments »
Turkish action cinema has quite the cult following due its combination of exploitation and its very exaggerative action sequences. The genre’s premier star, Cuneyt Arkin, stars in this very “bad it’s good cult martial arts film. Murat [...]

Sion Sono’s maniacal “Tokyo Tribe” coming to the U.S.

Sion Sono's maniacal "Tokyo Tribe" coming to the U.S.
March 11, 2015 | Posted in News by Albert Valentin | No Comments »
Since the original release of celebrated filmmaker Sion Sono’s latest film, a maniacal  mix of musical and action, the question is “When will this film come out in the U.S.”. Well, that answer has been discovered. TOKYO [...]

Seagal brings a “Code of Honor” in latest film

Seagal brings a "Code of Honor" in latest film
March 11, 2015 | Posted in News by Albert Valentin | 1 Comment »
Aikido master turned action star Steven Seagal is back with his latest film beginning production this week. CODE OF HONOR stars Seagal as a Special Forces colonel who has recently returned back home from the Middle East after [...]