REVIEW: Iron Thunder (1988)

REVIEW: Iron Thunder (1988)
July 3, 2015 | Posted in Film and TV Reviews by Albert Valentin | No Comments »
The story of 1980’s kickboxing champion Anthony “Amp” Elmore comes to life in this decent biopic that relies more on actual in-ring kickboxing as opposed to the stylized fights we are normally used to. Elmore plays himself, [...]

REVIEW: Shootfighter 2 (1995)

REVIEW: Shootfighter 2 (1995)
July 3, 2015 | Posted in Film and TV Reviews by Albert Valentin | 1 Comment »
The legendary Bolo Yeung is forced into the deadly sport he long retired from in this pretty nifty sequel to the 1992 tournament film. In Miami, a young shootfighter attempts to escape after refusing to kill his [...]

REVIEW: Mistaken (2015)

REVIEW: Mistaken (2015)
July 2, 2015 | Posted in Film and TV Reviews by Albert Valentin | No Comments »
New Jersey-based indie filmmaker Franklin Correa unleashes his latest film, a tale of a man returning home and finds himself wondering what happened after he left town years ago. Five years ago, Joey (Correa) learned that his [...]

REVIEW: Shootfighter – Fight to the Death (1992)

REVIEW: Shootfighter - Fight to the Death (1992)
June 28, 2015 | Posted in Film and TV Reviews by Albert Valentin | No Comments »
The awesome Bolo Yeung plays hero in this underrated 90’s straight to video tournament that relies on some gory scenes in its fight scenes but still holds its own nonetheless. Five years ago in Hong Kong, the [...]

REVIEW: Kung Fu Killer (U.S. Blu-Ray)

REVIEW: Kung Fu Killer (U.S. Blu-Ray)
June 27, 2015 | Posted in Home Video Reviews by Albert Valentin | 1 Comment »
  Donnie Yen’s awesome film KUNG FU KILLER (also known as KUNG FU JUNGLE) is coming to Digital HD on July 7, followed by a DVD and Blu-Ray release of July 21, 2015 from Well Go USA [...]

REVIEW: Fist 2 Fist II – Weapon of Choice (2014)

REVIEW: Fist 2 Fist II - Weapon of Choice (2014)
June 27, 2015 | Posted in Film and TV Reviews by Albert Valentin | No Comments »
This in-name sequel to the 2011 martial arts action film brings back Hapkido master Jino Kang, but sadly if compared to the first one, it’s a disappointment. Jack Lee (Kang) is an ex-assassin who used to work [...]

REVIEW: Big Match (2014)

REVIEW: Big Match (2014)
June 26, 2015 | Posted in Film and TV Reviews by Albert Valentin | No Comments »
From the director of BLOODY TIE comes a film that can be described as a Korean version of the WWE film 12 ROUNDS but switch a cop for a mixed martial arts champion and adding a twist [...]

“Never Back Down 3″, “Undisputed 4″ updates, reboot in the works?

"Never Back Down 3", "Undisputed 4" updates, reboot in the works?
June 23, 2015 | Posted in News by Albert Valentin | No Comments »
Some recent updates have been released involving two upcoming martial arts sequels and a possible reboot could be in the works. NEVER BACK DOWN 3: Michael Jai White recently posted the above photo on his Facebook page. [...]

REVIEW: High Kickers (2013)

REVIEW: High Kickers (2013)
June 20, 2015 | Posted in Film and TV Reviews by Albert Valentin | No Comments »
This Chinese action drama focuses on the Korean martial art of tae kwon do and has a sort of BEST OF THE BEST-vibe, but is not too bad. Lingling (Eva Huang) heads to the Navigation Tae Kwon [...]

REVIEW: Dragon and the Hawk (2000)

REVIEW: Dragon and the Hawk (2000)
June 20, 2015 | Posted in Film and TV Reviews by Albert Valentin | No Comments »
Korean-born martial arts master Julian Lee teams up with a tough female detective in this pretty good action thriller from director Mark Steven Grove. Dragon Pak (Lee) is a Korean martial artist living in Hong Kong who [...]

REVIEW: Blood on the Sun (1945)

REVIEW: Blood on the Sun (1945)
June 20, 2015 | Posted in Film and TV Reviews by Albert Valentin | No Comments »
James Cagney stars in this classic World War II-set drama that can be said to be the first true American martial arts drama. Nick Condon (Cagney) is an American journalist in Tokyo just after the start of [...]

TEASER: The Green Ghost

TEASER: The Green Ghost
June 18, 2015 | Posted in Videos by Albert Valentin | No Comments »
With a few upcoming family-friendly martial arts films coming up, another one has been announced out of nowhere with a teaser trailer, thanks to the gang over at Twitch. THE GREEN GHOST stars car dealer owner and [...]

TRAILER: Skiptrace

TRAILER: Skiptrace
June 18, 2015 | Posted in Videos by Albert Valentin | 1 Comment »
A Chinese trailer has been released for the upcoming film SKIPTRACE, starring Jackie Chan, Johnny Knoxville, and Fan Bingbing. The film stars Chan as a Hong Kong detective who teams up with Knoxville’s American smart-mouth gambler to [...]

TRAILER: Brothers

TRAILER: Brothers
June 10, 2015 | Posted in Videos by Albert Valentin | No Comments »
The official trailer to the upcoming Bollywood MMA drama BROTHERS has finally arrived. BROTHERS is a remake of the 2011 mixed martial arts drama WARRIOR. Martial artist and actor Akshay Kumar plays David Fernandes, a physics teacher [...]

VIDEO: Kung Fury

VIDEO: Kung Fury
May 30, 2015 | Posted in Short Films by Albert Valentin | 6 Comments »
One of the greatest Kickstarter successes, the long awaited KUNG FURY has finally arrived and it is one awesome ride. The 31-minute is the brainchild of Swedish filmmaker David Sandberg. Sandberg plays the titular Kung Fury, a [...]

REVIEW: High Kicks (1993)

REVIEW: High Kicks (1993)
May 29, 2015 | Posted in Film and TV Reviews by Albert Valentin | No Comments »
This film, made in the wake of the home video circuit, could be either an informercial for the predecessor of Tae Bo, an elongated Taster’s Choice commercial, or a women’s self-defense video. Actually, it turns out it [...]

Jones, Clarkson confirmed for “Never Back Down 3″

Jones, Clarkson confirmed for "Never Back Down 3"
May 28, 2015 | Posted in News by Albert Valentin | No Comments »
Michael Jai White currently is in Bangkok to film the next installment of the MMA-themed NEVER BACK DOWN series and some more news involving casting and even a lensman has been confirmed. Film Combat Syndicate has received [...]

TRAILER: Redeemer

TRAILER: Redeemer
May 28, 2015 | Posted in Videos by Albert Valentin | No Comments »
Marko Zaror and Ernesto Diaz Espinoza, the Chilean duo behind KILTRO and MIRAGEMAN, have re-teamed for a new action thriller coming to VOD and theaters in June. REDEEMER tells the story of Pardo (Zaror), a former hitman [...]

REVIEW: City Dragon (1995)

REVIEW: City Dragon (1995)
May 22, 2015 | Posted in Film and TV Reviews by Albert Valentin | No Comments »
Before BLACK DYNAMITE and after KUNG FU JOE, there was Ray, the titular CITY DRAGON, in this shot-on-video action-comedy that all of a sudden takes a turn into something one would see on Lifetime. Ray (Stan Derain, [...]

White, Yanin confirmed for “Never Back Down 3″

White, Yanin confirmed for "Never Back Down 3"
May 12, 2015 | Posted in News by Albert Valentin | 1 Comment »
In 2011, Michael Jai White made his directorial debut in the mixed martial arts sequel NEVER BACK DOWN 2: THE BEATDOWN as ex-MMA champ turned mentor Elijah “Case” Walker, who took on four fighters as students. Four [...]