REVIEW: The Divine Move (2014)

REVIEW: The Divine Move (2014)
March 10, 2015 | Posted in Film and TV Reviews by Albert Valentin | 2 Comments »
The Asian chess-like game of Go, or in this case, Baduk, gets deadly in this action thriller from director Jo Bum-Gu. Tae-Seok (Jung Woo-Sung) is a young man whose skills in the game of baduk has led [...]

Bollywood remake of ‘Warrior’ has official title, cast, and release date

Bollywood remake of 'Warrior' has official title, cast, and release date
March 9, 2015 | Posted in News by Albert Valentin | No Comments »
Back in late 2014, it was announced that Lionsgate would be working on a Bollywood remake of the mixed martial arts drama WARRIOR. Production has been completed and information has been released over the weekend. The film’s [...]

REVIEW: Rurouni Kenshin – The Legend Ends (2014)

REVIEW: Rurouni Kenshin - The Legend Ends (2014)
March 7, 2015 | Posted in Film and TV Reviews by Albert Valentin | No Comments »
The saga based on Nobuhiro Watsuki’s manga and the anime comes to an end in this exciting final installment that features both character-driven performances and perhaps the best action of the entire trilogy. Picking up where KYOTO [...]

Jon Foo is the new Inspector Lee

Jon Foo is the new Inspector Lee
March 4, 2015 | Posted in News by Albert Valentin | 1 Comment »
The television adaptation of RUSH HOUR has found its Inspector Lee and it is a Kung Fu Cinema favorite. Jon Foo (TEKKEN, EXTRACTION) has been cast in the role made famous by Jackie Chan in the trilogy [...]

Rousey and Uwais go to “Mile 22″

Rousey and Uwais go to "Mile 22"
March 2, 2015 | Posted in News by Albert Valentin | No Comments »
Some interesting news has hit on the action front and it involves the current undefeated UFC women’s champion and the star of the RAID franchise. Ronda Rousey, who just this past weekend defeated her opponent Cat Zingano [...]

REVIEW: Virtual Combat (1995)

REVIEW: Virtual Combat (1995)
March 2, 2015 | Posted in Film and TV Reviews by Albert Valentin | No Comments »
Kickboxing legend Don “The Dragon” Wilson takes on the virtual world in this pretty interesting action film. David Quarry (Wilson) and his partner John Gibson (Ken McLeod) are grid runners, border cops who make sure that all [...]

REVIEW: The Rage of Wind (1973)

REVIEW: The Rage of Wind (1973)
February 27, 2015 | Posted in Film and TV Reviews by Albert Valentin | No Comments »
This standard basher with the typical movie rivalry between China and Japan is highlighted by quite a finale between Chen Sing and Yasuaki Kurata. Chen Kwong (Chen) is a Chinese kung fu expert who returns home after [...]

REVIEW: The Challenger (1979)

REVIEW: The Challenger (1979)
February 26, 2015 | Posted in Film and TV Reviews by Albert Valentin | No Comments »
One of Hong Kong’s most prolific actors, Eric Tsang, made his directorial debut with this very good classic kung fu film that has some great performances from its cast of characters. Chin Chan-Hung (Norman Tsui) is a [...]

REVIEW: White Haired Witch (2014)

REVIEW: White Haired Witch (2014)
February 22, 2015 | Posted in Film and TV Reviews by Albert Valentin | No Comments »
Hong Kong auteur Jacob Cheung (CAGEMAN) brings the story of THE BRIDE WITH WHITE HAIR in this new re-telling of Liang Yusheng’s classic novel. Having proven himself worthy of the title “Head of Wudang”, Zhuo Yihang (Huang [...]

REVIEW: The Crane Fighter (1979)

REVIEW: The Crane Fighter (1979)
February 20, 2015 | Posted in Film and TV Reviews by Albert Valentin | 1 Comment »
The team of kung fu fighting diva Judy Lee (Chia Ling) and filmmaker Raymond Lui have a great time with this underrated kung fu classic. Yang Su (Chuan Yuan) is the sole survivor of a massacre of [...]

TRAILER: Pound of Flesh

TRAILER: Pound of Flesh
February 20, 2015 | Posted in Videos by Albert Valentin | No Comments »
Jean-Claude Van Damme is back…and he is raging mad in his latest team up with director Ernie Barbarash (SIX BULLETS, ASSASSINATION GAMES). Van Damme plays Deacon, a man who arrives to help his niece, who is in [...]

More ‘Unlucky Stars’ Madness in new trailer

More 'Unlucky Stars' Madness in new trailer
February 18, 2015 | Posted in News by Albert Valentin | 1 Comment »
A new trailer for Dennis Ruel’s homage to old school Hong Kong action cinema, UNLUCKY STARS, has been released and this new trailer will even make the most avid martial arts film fan want to see it. [...]

REVIEW: Kickboxer’s Tears (1992)

REVIEW: Kickboxer's Tears (1992)
February 17, 2015 | Posted in Film and TV Reviews by Albert Valentin | No Comments »
A young woman seeks revenge for the death of her brother in this modern-day kickboxing film that highlights the talents of fighting furies Moon Lee and Yukari Oshima. Li Feng (Lee) returns home to find out her [...]

REVIEW: Fists of Iron (1995)

REVIEW: Fists of Iron (1995)
February 16, 2015 | Posted in Film and TV Reviews by Albert Valentin | No Comments »
In the 90’s, a young martial artist and aspiring filmmaker by the name of Michael Worth bursted onto the screen. This is perhaps one of his best films during the heyday of 90’s straight-to-video action films. Worth [...]

REVIEW: The Woman Avenger (1980)

REVIEW: The Woman Avenger (1980)
February 16, 2015 | Posted in Film and TV Reviews by Albert Valentin | No Comments »
Kung fu diva Ha Kwong-Li shines in the titular role in this underrated classic, featuring stellar choreography by the film’s villain actor, Peng Kang. Ha plays Lo Ling-Chi, a young woman who works with her husband (Henry [...]

TEASER: Close Range

TEASER: Close Range
February 13, 2015 | Posted in Videos by Albert Valentin | 3 Comments »
With shooting just completed a few weeks ago, fans are getting a taste of what to expect from the dynamic duo of director Isaac Florentine and action star Scott Adkins. CLOSE RANGE stars Adkins as Colton MacReady, [...]

REVIEW: The Mar’s Villa (1979)

REVIEW: The Mar's Villa (1979)
February 13, 2015 | Posted in Film and TV Reviews by Albert Valentin | No Comments »
Superkicker John Liu goes insane and seeks revenge in this pretty underrated classic kung fu film from director Ting Chung. Liu plays Mar Tien-Lung, a respected martial arts master known for his technique, the Magic Kick. When [...]

REVIEW: Ninja Apocalypse (2014)

REVIEW: Ninja Apocalypse (2014)
February 10, 2015 | Posted in Film and TV Reviews by Albert Valentin | 1 Comment »
From director Lloyd Lee Barnett comes this post-apocalyptic martial arts version of THE WARRIORS that more or less fails to impress, despite a pretty good cast. After the apocalypse has struck, many warriors have formed clans and [...]

TRAILER: Street

TRAILER: Street
February 9, 2015 | Posted in Videos by Albert Valentin | No Comments »
A new mixed martial arts movie is due for release this year with hip hop dancer Beau “Casper” Smart in his lead role debut as the titular character of STREET. Remo Street is a 23-year-old former wrestling [...]

REVIEW: Scorpion (1986)

REVIEW: Scorpion (1986)
February 9, 2015 | Posted in Film and TV Reviews by Albert Valentin | No Comments »
Former world karate champion Tonny Tulleners makes his only film with this action picture that lacks one major asset: some really fun hand-to-hand combat scenes. Tulleners plays Steve Woods, a covert agent for the Defense Intelligence Agency [...]