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 | 4 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 | 3 Comments »
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 [...]

REVIEW: 47 Ronin (2013)

REVIEW: 47 Ronin (2013)
August 30, 2014 | Posted in Film and TV Reviews by Albert Valentin | 2 Comments »
The famous Japanese legend is given a supernatural twist in Carl Rinsch’s story. Despite the film being one of the biggest flops of 2013, the film is actually worth seeing. In the times of feudal Japan, a [...]

TRAILER: Rurouni Kenshin – The Legend Ends

TRAILER: Rurouni Kenshin - The Legend Ends
August 27, 2014 | Posted in Videos by Albert Valentin | No Comments »
The trailer for the final installment of the RUROUNI KENSHIN films has been unleashed and it looks to set up what could be one of the top sword fights in modern Japanese films. RUROUNI KENSHIN: THE LEGEND [...]

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 [...]