REVIEW: The Puma – Warrior with Heart (1999)

REVIEW: The Puma - Warrior with Heart (1999)
August 27, 2014 | Posted in Film and TV Reviews by Albert Valentin | 2 Comments »
The pilot for a short-lived German action series plays off like a made-for-TV martial arts version of DIE HARD. However, thanks to Donnie Yen’s frenetic choreography, this is a pretty decent film. Josh Engel (Mickey Hardt) is [...]

‘Power Rangers: Dino Charge’ cast revealed

'Power Rangers: Dino Charge' cast revealed
August 24, 2014 | Posted in News by Albert Valentin | No Comments »
At this weekend’s Power Morpicon, the cast of the next Power Rangers series, DINO CHARGE, was revealed. The series skips the 2012-13 series GO-BUSTERS and jumps right into KYORYUGER. Brennan Mejia will play the Red Ranger. James [...]

REVIEW: 14 Blades (U.S. Blu-Ray)

REVIEW: 14 Blades (U.S. Blu-Ray)
August 24, 2014 | Posted in Home Video Reviews by Albert Valentin | No Comments »
Four years after its initial release in Hong Kong, Donnie Yen’s period action piece 14 BLADES slices its way to DVD and Blu-Ray in the United States courtesy of the Radius/TWC. Yen plays Qinglong, the top commander [...]

TRAILER: Duel – The Last Choice (2014)

TRAILER: Duel - The Last Choice (2014)
August 20, 2014 | Posted in Videos by Albert Valentin | No Comments »
Indonesian martial arts film veteran Willy Dozan, who was known to fans of classic kung fu films as Billy Chong Chuen-Lei, is back with a brand new film and this time, he has his son joining him. [...]

TRAILER: Mystic Blade (2014)

TRAILER: Mystic Blade (2014)
August 20, 2014 | Posted in Videos by Albert Valentin | No Comments »
Former kickboxer turned stuntman and filmmaker David Ismalone returns with a brand new film to highlight the skills of friend and fellow stuntman and martial artist Don Ferguson. Ferguson, a taekwondo expert who became a stuntman in [...]

Camacho and Gruner team-up on ‘The Chemist’

Camacho and Gruner team-up on 'The Chemist'
August 20, 2014 | Posted in News by Albert Valentin | No Comments »
Filmmaker and martial artist Art Camacho and French-born 90′s action star Olivier Gruner have joined forces on a new action film that has just begun principal shooting. THE CHEMIST will star Gruner as Steele, an aging hitman [...]

REVIEW: Furious (1984)

REVIEW: Furious (1984)
August 17, 2014 | Posted in Film and TV Reviews by Albert Valentin | No Comments »
This rare American martial arts film features early performances by the Rhee brothers and marks the first appearance of a future action star. However, the ridiculous plot makes it convincing: don’t take this film seriously. Simon Lee [...]

REVIEW: Tekken 2 – Kazuya’s Revenge (2014)

REVIEW: Tekken 2 - Kazuya's Revenge (2014)
August 14, 2014 | Posted in Film and TV Reviews by Albert Valentin | 3 Comments »
After months of what can be described as sheer confusion, Kane Kosugi finally gets his first lead role in a Hollywood film. However, there is just one slight problem: it’s the prequel to the live action adaptation [...]

The Noble Brothers return with ‘White Cobra’

The Noble Brothers return with 'White Cobra'
August 13, 2014 | Posted in Videos by Albert Valentin | No Comments »
The Noble Brothers from Scotland have returned with a new short film that brings elements of Hong Kong and Korean action to the pleasure of their fans. WHITE COBRA stars Reuben McKay as a man whose girlfriend [...]

TRAILER: Rise of the Legend (2014)

TRAILER: Rise of the Legend (2014)
August 10, 2014 | Posted in Videos by Albert Valentin | 5 Comments »
The trailer for RISE OF THE LEGEND, the film that marks the return of legendary martial arts hero Wong Fei-Hung to the big screen, has finally been unleashed. Eddie Peng (UNBEATABLE) tackles the role of a young [...]

The Return of ‘Samurai Cop’

The Return of 'Samurai Cop'
August 10, 2014 | Posted in News by Albert Valentin | No Comments »
A definitive “so bad it’s good” movie emerged nearly 25 years ago and while recently, a slew of new and devoted fans have starting showing interest in this film, a major surprise emerged just two months ago. [...]

TRAILER: One Million Klicks

TRAILER: One Million Klicks
August 10, 2014 | Posted in Videos by Albert Valentin | No Comments »
German-born martial arts ace Mike Moeller is back with a brand new film and judging from the trailer, it looks like it’s going to a fun film. Entitled ONE MILLION KLICKS, the film stars Moeller as a [...]

REVIEW: Ring of Fire III – Lion Strike (1994)

REVIEW: Ring of Fire III - Lion Strike (1994)
August 9, 2014 | Posted in Film and TV Reviews by Albert Valentin | 2 Comments »
Don “The Dragon” Wilson wraps up his RING OF FIRE trilogy with this action packed thriller where he takes on Russian terrorists and the Mafia who are after a nuclear weapon. It starts out with an escape [...]

Jaa, Adkins possibly up for ‘Kickboxer’ remake [UPDATED]

Jaa, Adkins possibly up for 'Kickboxer' remake [UPDATED]
August 5, 2014 | Posted in News by Albert Valentin | No Comments »
UPDATE #1: Well, it seems the Hollywood Reporter had recently announced the news involving Tony Jaa and Scott Adkins being cast in KICKBOXER have been premature. While Jaa has admitted that he is in negotiations, it appears [...]

REVIEW: Kickboxing Academy (1997)

REVIEW: Kickboxing Academy (1997)
August 5, 2014 | Posted in Film and TV Reviews by Albert Valentin | No Comments »
This 1997 indie feature from schlock comedy director Richard Gabai is truly aimed at the family crowd, despite an obvious shock in terms of casting and a certain theme involved in the film. June (Donna Barnes) is [...]

‘The Transporter Legacy’ Coming in March

'The Transporter Legacy' Coming in March
August 4, 2014 | Posted in News by Albert Valentin | 2 Comments »
The next installment of the TRANSPORTER films, created by Luc Besson, will be coming to theaters in the U.S. in March. However, don’t expect Jason Statham to return as Frank Martin, the titular “Transporter”. The new film [...]

‘Double Fist’: Martial Artist’s Dream Film Comes to Life

'Double Fist': Martial Artist's Dream Film Comes to Life
July 30, 2014 | Posted in News by Albert Valentin | No Comments »
A New York-based martial artist is finally living his dream as a film project he developed two decades ago has finally come to life. DOUBLE FIST is the dream project of Paul Mormando, founder of the Cha [...]

Shaw Brothers titles coming to El Rey Network in October

Shaw Brothers titles coming to El Rey Network in October
July 30, 2014 | Posted in News by Albert Valentin | 1 Comment »
El Rey Network, the cable channel founded by filmmaker Robert Rodrigues, has announced that have made a deal with Celestial Pictures to air 255 Shaw Brothers titles on the network. The deal was made on July 28 [...]

TRAILER: Falcon Rising

TRAILER: Falcon Rising
July 28, 2014 | Posted in Videos by Albert Valentin | 2 Comments »
There is a new action hero on the horizon and his name is John “Falcon” Chapman. And even better, he’s coming in September in what could be the start of a potential franchise. Directed by Ernie Barbarash, [...]

TEASER: The Martial Arts Kid

TEASER: The Martial Arts Kid
July 28, 2014 | Posted in Videos by Albert Valentin | No Comments »
This past weekend at the Comic-Con, Dragon Traditionz Inc. premiered a one-minute teaser trailer to their first film, THE MARTIAL ARTS KID. The film stars Jansen Panettiere as Robbie, a troubled teen who moves to Florida to [...]