REVIEW: Iceman (2013)

REVIEW: Iceman (2013)
October 22, 2014 | Posted in Film and TV Reviews by Albert Valentin | No Comments »
Donnie Yen stars in this remake of the 1980’s sci-fi action film ICEMAN COMETH. However, while the action scenes are the highlight of this first of two films, the film’s story at times seems a bit jumbled. [...]

‘Die Fighting’ hits VOD on November 4

'Die Fighting' hits VOD on November 4
October 22, 2014 | Posted in News by Albert Valentin | No Comments »
On November 4, Gravitas Ventures and Lighthouse Pictures will unleash the martial arts action film DIE FIGHTING on Video on Demand. Originally titled THE PRICE OF SUCCESS, the film stars Fabien Garcia, Laurent “Lohan” Buson, Didier Buson, [...]

TRAILER: Skin Trade

TRAILER: Skin Trade
October 13, 2014 | Posted in Videos by Albert Valentin | 1 Comment »
The official trailer to the upcoming action thriller SKIN TRADE has finally been unleashed. The film stars Dolph Lundgren as New York City detective Nick Cassidy, whose family is murdered by a vicious crime lord, Viktor Dragovic [...]

TRAILER: Vengeance of an Assassin

TRAILER: Vengeance of an Assassin
October 13, 2014 | Posted in Videos by Albert Valentin | No Comments »
The trailer for the final film from Thai stuntmaster Panna Rittikrai has been unleashed with a release date of November. For what is his final film before his death this past summer, Panna Rittikrai reunited with Dan [...]

REVIEW: Kundo – Age of the Rampant (2014)

REVIEW: Kundo - Age of the Rampant (2014)
October 11, 2014 | Posted in Film and TV Reviews by Albert Valentin | No Comments »
Part-Robin Hood, part-spaghetti western, all historical piece, this Korean action-comedy has been making waves as one of the most entertaining films of the year and that is definitely true. It is the year 1859. During the Joseon [...]

REVIEW: Ninja Terminator (1985)

REVIEW: Ninja Terminator (1985)
October 11, 2014 | Posted in Film and TV Reviews by Albert Valentin | 1 Comment »
This Godfrey Ho/Joseph Lai production has the distinction of having some of the ridiculous at times in the form of some of the newer ninja scenes mixed in with an exciting Korean action film starring the legendary [...]

REVIEW: Full Metal Ninja (1988)

REVIEW: Full Metal Ninja (1988)
October 7, 2014 | Posted in Film and TV Reviews by Albert Valentin | No Comments »
This film was this reviewer’s introduction to the “cut-and-paste” ninja genre of the 1980’s, where Godfrey Ho would work with the likes of Joseph Lai at IFD and Tomas Tang at Filmark. This film takes a period [...]

VIDEO: ‘Wheels on Meals’ homage fight

VIDEO: 'Wheels on Meals' homage fight
October 6, 2014 | Posted in Videos by Albert Valentin | 3 Comments »
Fans of the 1984 Hong Kong film WHEELS ON MEALS, starring Jackie Chan, Sammo Hung, and Yuen Biao, are in for a very special treat courtesy of Emmanuel Manzanares. Manzanares wanted to pay homage to the classic [...]

A “Rush Hour” series in the works

A "Rush Hour" series in the works
October 6, 2014 | Posted in News by Albert Valentin | 1 Comment »
With Jackie Chan saying he was done with making more installments of the RUSH HOUR films, Warner Brothers have decided to do the next best thing, or worst: turn the franchise into a TV series. This past [...]

REVIEW: Zombie vs. Ninja (1988)

REVIEW: Zombie vs. Ninja (1988)
October 6, 2014 | Posted in Film and TV Reviews by Albert Valentin | No Comments »
In the mid-80’s, the team of Godfrey Ho and Joseph Lai, under Lai’s IFD Films and Arts Company, gained a cult following with their “cut-and-paste” method of the ninja genre. This film combines newer footage with the [...]

‘Crouching’ sequel to hit Netflix and IMAX…and its backlash

'Crouching' sequel to hit Netflix and IMAX...and its backlash
October 3, 2014 | Posted in News by Albert Valentin | No Comments »
The sequel to the 2000 foreign hit CROUCHING TIGER, HIDDEN DRAGON will be arriving in August 2015. However, it will be quite a different sort of release. The very popular streaming output Netflix has recently made an [...]

TRAILER: Big Match

TRAILER: Big Match
October 3, 2014 | Posted in Videos by Albert Valentin | No Comments »
The trailer for the Korean martial arts action thriller BIG MATCH has finally been unleashed. Looking to be a fun action thriller, the film stars Lee Jung-Jae (THE NEW WORLD) as martial arts champion Choi Ik-ho. When [...]

REVIEW: Death Code Ninja (1987)

REVIEW: Death Code Ninja (1987)
September 25, 2014 | Posted in Film and TV Reviews by Albert Valentin | 3 Comments »
In the 1980’s, fans were treated to the “cut-and-paste” ninja films and this film combined a Taiwanese gangster film with newly shot ninja scenes. However, with a mishmash of minimal new scenes, the film would have been [...]

Update on Scott Adkins’ Projects

Update on Scott Adkins' Projects
September 18, 2014 | Posted in News by Albert Valentin | 6 Comments »
On September 14, at the SENI Combat Convention in London, England, martial arts action star Scott Adkins made an appearance and gave some brief updates on some of his upcoming projects. In addition, it has been confirmed [...]

Mark Dacascos to dispense ‘Ultimate Justice’

Mark Dacascos to dispense 'Ultimate Justice'
September 17, 2014 | Posted in News by Albert Valentin | No Comments »
Silent Partners, the new production company recently formed by Mike Leeder and Ruediger Kummerle, have recently announced their next film and its lead star. The film, titled ULTIMATE JUSTICE, will be the first lead role in years [...]

TRAILER: The Dead Lands

TRAILER: The Dead Lands
September 16, 2014 | Posted in Videos by Albert Valentin | No Comments »
The trailer to Toa Fraser’s THE DEAD LANDS has arrived just before it makes its debut in its native New Zealand in October. The film revolves around a village chieftain’s son named Hongi, played by James Rolleston. [...]

REVIEW: Echoes of a Ronin (Short) (2014)

REVIEW: Echoes of a Ronin (Short) (2014)
September 14, 2014 | Posted in Reviews by Albert Valentin | No Comments »
Danish-born martial artist and actor David Sakurai stars in this homage to Japanese chanbara films that has some exciting fight sequences. Sakurai plays Shin, who after the death of his father, has inherited the family restaurant. This [...]

REVIEW: Falcon Rising (2014)

REVIEW: Falcon Rising (2014)
September 7, 2014 | Posted in Film and TV Reviews by Albert Valentin | 3 Comments »
Ernie Barbarash, the director of ASSASSINATION GAMES and the upcoming POUND OF FLESH, teams up with martial arts actor Michael Jai White for an exciting thriller that could set up a potential franchise. White plays ex-Marine John [...]

REVIEW: Broken Path (2008)

REVIEW: Broken Path (2008)
September 6, 2014 | Posted in Film and TV Reviews by Albert Valentin | 1 Comment »
Alpha Stunts co-founder Koichi Sakamoto delivers one of the most brutal yet exciting action films in recent years with two former Power Rangers taking the lead. A family has moved into a ranch into Texas. Jack (Johnny [...]

Patrick Lung Kong (1935-2014)

Patrick Lung Kong (1935-2014)
September 4, 2014 | Posted in News by Albert Valentin | No Comments »
It is with great sadness to announce the death of Hong Kong actor and director Patrick Lung Kong, best known in the West for his role of the villain Commander Hung in the film BLACK MASK. He [...]