‘Blood Money’ Exclusive Clip

'Blood Money' Exclusive Clip
August 5, 2012 | Posted in Features by Albert Valentin | 5 Comments »
XLrator Media will present BLOOD MONEY, a new martial arts action adventure starring kung fu legend Gordon Liu, world renowned rapper Pitbull, and introducing former Shaolin monk turned martial arts actor Zheng Liu in the lead role. [...]

REVIEW: Ragin’ Cajun (1988)

REVIEW: Ragin' Cajun (1988)
July 30, 2012 | Posted in Film and TV Reviews by Albert Valentin | 1 Comment »
Actor/Musician David Heavener stars in this low-budgeted action-drama that showcases more 80’s film and television talent and yet, still has the tendency to fall flat. Heavener plays Cage Damante, an ex-Vietnam veteran who became a kickboxer for [...]

Gangster Fu

Gangster Fu
July 25, 2012 | Posted in News by Jean Lukitsh | 5 Comments »
It’s getting hard to keep up with all the new Asian action releases these days. Here are three upcoming films that are on my radar, for various reasons. The one common thread is that they all involve [...]

REVIEW: Champion Road – Arena (2012)

REVIEW: Champion Road - Arena (2012)
July 23, 2012 | Posted in Film and TV Reviews by Albert Valentin | 2 Comments »
Martial artist and filmmaker R.L. Scott directs this pumped up hybrid of urban action film and martial arts tournament genre featuring a cast of amazing fighters. A continuation of his original film, the film begins with Heaven’s [...]

Interview with Jason Yee, star of “The Girl from the Naked Eye”

Interview with Jason Yee, star of "The Girl from the Naked Eye"
July 19, 2012 | Posted in Features by Albert Valentin | 5 Comments »
Jason Yee is a former kickboxing and san shou champion who has delved into the world of filmmaking. He made his film debut with the self-produced DARK ASSASSIN, which was picked up for distribution in 2005. His [...]

REVIEW: Mastering Virtue: The Cinematic Legend of a Martial Artist

REVIEW: Mastering Virtue: The Cinematic Legend of a Martial Artist
July 18, 2012 | Posted in News by Jean Lukitsh | 3 Comments »
Mastering Virtue: The Cinematic Legend of a Martial Artist Monograph published by the Hong Kong Film Archive, book in Chinese text with English translation on CD-ROM. It’s an exciting time for kung fu history geeks. In the [...]

TRAILER: Rurouni Kenshin

TRAILER: Rurouni Kenshin
July 18, 2012 | Posted in Movies by Albert Valentin | 5 Comments »
On August 25, 2012, Japanese fans will have the chance to see one of their beloved anime characters come to live. The live-action adaptation of RUROUNI KENSHIN, based on the manga by Nobuhiro Watsuki, will be released [...]

Iko Uwais joins “Man of Tai Chi”

Iko Uwais joins "Man of Tai Chi"
July 15, 2012 | Posted in News by Albert Valentin | 9 Comments »
MERENTAU and THE RAID: REDEMPTION star Iko Uwais has joined the cast of Keanu Reeves’ directorial debut MAN OF TAI CHI. The film, currently in production, stars Tiger Chen (HOUSE OF FURY) as a martial artist on [...]

REVIEW: Down for the Count (2009)

REVIEW: Down for the Count (2009)
July 8, 2012 | Posted in Film and TV Reviews by Albert Valentin | 6 Comments »
Former Muay Thai champion turned stuntman David Ismalone (ONG-BAK) makes his directorial debut with this semi-biopic of a man who learns a life lesson in the rings of Bangkok. Ahmad (Ahmad Al-Sulaiti) has arrived in Thailand with [...]

TRAILER: Here Comes the Boom

TRAILER: Here Comes the Boom
July 2, 2012 | Posted in News by Albert Valentin | 3 Comments »
HERE COMES THE BOOM, starring Kevin James (THE KING OF QUEENS) and Salma Hayek (DESPERADO) will be coming to theaters on October 12, 2012. The film is a mixed martial arts comedy about a high school teacher [...]

TRAILER: The Man with the Iron Fists (Red Band)

TRAILER: The Man with the Iron Fists (Red Band)
July 2, 2012 | Posted in News by Albert Valentin | 8 Comments »
The RZA’s long-awaited martial arts film THE MAN WITH THE IRON FISTS, is slated for release later this year. The rapper marks his directorial debut with this homage to classic martial arts films and the wuxia pian [...]

TRAILER: The Girl from the Naked Eye DVD

TRAILER: The Girl from the Naked Eye DVD
June 28, 2012 | Posted in News by Albert Valentin | No Comments »
The neo-noir/martial arts action drama THE GIRL FROM THE NAKED EYE, starring Jason Yee, Ron Yuan, Samantha Streets, and Gary Stretch, will be coming to DVD on July 24, 2012 from Naedomi Media. Fans in the United [...]

REVIEW: The Girl from the Naked Eye (2012) (UPDATED)

REVIEW: The Girl from the Naked Eye (2012) (UPDATED)
June 24, 2012 | Posted in Film and TV Reviews by Albert Valentin | 1 Comment »
U.S. San-Shou kickboxing champion Jason Yee breaks out in this exciting action drama that melds martial arts films with modern-day noir. Yee plays Jake, a man who is forced to work as a driver for high-class escorts [...]

REVIEW: Mandrill (2009)

REVIEW: Mandrill (2009)
June 24, 2012 | Posted in Film and TV Reviews by Albert Valentin | 3 Comments »
Chilean martial arts extraordinaire Marko Zaror continues to do what he does best, this time tackling the theme of the grindhouse action film in his latest collaboration with director Ernesto Diaz Espinosa. Zaror plays Antonio Espinoza, nickname [...]

REVIEW: Gutter King (2010)

REVIEW: Gutter King (2010)
June 24, 2012 | Posted in Film and TV Reviews by Albert Valentin | 2 Comments »
What started out as a good premise ultimately is marred by shoddy action in this independent action drama. Will (Zeb Crown) is a older teen who has been in trouble for far too long. Constantly getting into [...]

REVIEW: The Philly Kid (2012)

REVIEW: The Philly Kid (2012)
June 17, 2012 | Posted in Film and TV Reviews by Albert Valentin | 4 Comments »
One man seeks not only to get his friend out of danger, but seeks personal redemption in this mixed martial arts drama. Dillon McGuire (Wes Chatham) was a NCAA wrestling champion when a twist of fate awaits [...]

REVIEW: Black Cobra (2012)

REVIEW: Black Cobra (2012)
May 27, 2012 | Posted in Film and TV Reviews by Albert Valentin | 2 Comments »
T.J. Storm unleashes his martial arts skills in this independent action film that proves to be quite well despite some confusing dialogue and a standardized plot. South African martial artist Sizwe “The Cobra” Biko (Storm) is asked [...]

REVIEW: Choy Lee Fut (2011)

REVIEW: Choy Lee Fut (2011)
May 26, 2012 | Posted in Film and TV Reviews by Albert Valentin | 3 Comments »
Real-life friends and current generation stars Sammy Hung (son of Sammo) and Kane Kosugi (son of Sho) star in this action-packed yet sometimes slow-paced film. The young Hung plays Chen Yingjie and Kosugi plays Yingjie’s Japanese friend [...]

REVIEW: Besouro (2009)

REVIEW: Besouro (2009)
May 26, 2012 | Posted in Film and TV Reviews by Albert Valentin | 3 Comments »
The martial art of Capoeira comes home in this Brazilian action drama that combines a historical retrospective and a taste of the supernatural. The year is 1924. Capoeira has been outlawed and despite the abolition of slavery [...]

Pinkaew to direct “Tekken” prequel

Pinkaew to direct "Tekken" prequel
May 23, 2012 | Posted in News by Albert Valentin | 13 Comments »
Crystal Sky Pictures is bringing the video game TEKKEN back with a prequel to the 2009 live-action adaptation. This time, they have found a new helmer in ONG-BAK director Prachya Pinkaew. The new film, currently titled TEKKEN: [...]