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 [...]

TRAILER: Tekken 2: Kazuya’s Revenge

TRAILER: Tekken 2: Kazuya's Revenge
July 23, 2014 | Posted in Videos by Albert Valentin | 11 Comments »
The long awaited prequel to the live action adaptation of the Namco video game TEKKEN has finally unleashed a teaser trailer upon its release on DVD and Blu-Ray on August 12. TEKKEN 2: KAZUYA’S REVENGE stars Kane [...]

Panna Rittikrai (1961-2014)

Panna Rittikrai (1961-2014)
July 20, 2014 | Posted in News by Albert Valentin | 2 Comments »
Thailand’s world of action cinema has lost one of its pioneers. Panna Rittikrai, the mentor of action stars like Tony Jaa, Jeeja Yanin, and Dan Chupong, has passed away at the age of 53 after a long [...]

The Blacksmith is returning at the end of 2014

The Blacksmith is returning at the end of 2014
July 16, 2014 | Posted in News by Albert Valentin | 7 Comments »
The Blacksmith is back. Despite a negative reaction from critics and fans upon its 2012 release, the titular MAN WITH THE IRON FISTS is returning for a new adventure, this time under the helm of the man [...]

AMC to enter the ‘Badlands’

AMC to enter the 'Badlands'
July 15, 2014 | Posted in News by Albert Valentin | 1 Comment »
AMC, the network behind hit shows such as THE WALKING DEAD, MAD MEN, and BREAKING BAD are gearing for a new martial arts action series to premiere in late 2015 or early 2016. Loosely based on the [...]

“To Be the Best” Sequel in the Works

"To Be the Best" Sequel in the Works
July 11, 2014 | Posted in News by Albert Valentin | No Comments »
The 1993 martial arts action film TO BE THE BEST is getting a sequel treatment, which will incorporate mixed martial arts and a cast of veterans from the dominant 1990′s straight-to-video martial arts film and some upcoming [...]

REVIEW: The Suspect (2013)

REVIEW: The Suspect (2013)
July 11, 2014 | Posted in Film and TV Reviews by Albert Valentin | No Comments »
This action packed South Korean film brings an action style similar to THE BOURNE IDENTITY with the story not only flowing, but coming at you like a Mack truck. Ji Dong-Chul (Gong Yoo) was one of the [...]

REVIEW: Once Upon a Time in Shanghai (2014)

REVIEW: Once Upon a Time in Shanghai (2014)
July 2, 2014 | Posted in Film and TV Reviews by Albert Valentin | 2 Comments »
Hong Kong actor and martial artist Philip Ng finally is given center stage with this rebooted look at the hero Ma Yung-Chen, who was immortalized in the 1972 Shaw Brothers film BOXER FROM SHANTUNG and then in [...]

REVIEW: Ninja Academy (1989)

REVIEW: Ninja Academy (1989)
June 25, 2014 | Posted in Film and TV Reviews by Albert Valentin | No Comments »
What do you get when you cross comedies like POLICE ACADEMY with the ninja? A somewhat underrated cult B-movie action comedy courtesy of producer/director Nico Mastorakis. It starts out a few years ago in Japan where Sensei [...]

Gary Daniels enters the ‘Bullpen Fight Club’

Gary Daniels enters the 'Bullpen Fight Club'
June 23, 2014 | Posted in News by Albert Valentin | No Comments »
British martial arts action star and Kung Fu Cinema favorite Gary Daniels is back with what looks to be an exciting mixed martial arts action thriller. BULLPEN FIGHT CLUB, which is directed by R. Ellis Frazier, stars [...]

REVIEW: The Raid 2 (Blu-Ray)

REVIEW: The Raid 2 (Blu-Ray)
June 21, 2014 | Posted in Home Video Reviews by Albert Valentin | No Comments »
On July 8, 2014, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment will be releasing the action packed sequel THE RAID 2 on DVD and Blu-Ray. For a review of the film, check out the film review right HERE. So what [...]

REVIEW: When Taekwondo Strikes (1973)

REVIEW: When Taekwondo Strikes (1973)
June 20, 2014 | Posted in Film and TV Reviews by Albert Valentin | 3 Comments »
“The Father of American Taekwondo”, Grandmaster Jhoon Rhee, stars with the fighting diva Angela Mao in his only film in this underrated film that pits Chinese and Korean rebels against the Japanese. In Japan-occupied Korea, a group [...]

REVIEW: A Queen’s Ransom (1976)

REVIEW: A Queen's Ransom (1976)
June 20, 2014 | Posted in Film and TV Reviews by Albert Valentin | No Comments »
An interesting film that revolves around a plot to assassinate Queen Elizabeth II during a trip to Hong Kong, this could have the potential to make very good use of its stars. However, it delves into a [...]

Larnell Stovall to choreograph ‘Kickboxer’ remake

Larnell Stovall to choreograph 'Kickboxer' remake
June 19, 2014 | Posted in News by Albert Valentin | 2 Comments »
Major news has arrived thanks to Film Combat Syndicate. A Kung Fu Cinema favorite just landed the role of fight choreographer for the upcoming KICKBOXER remake. At first, there was speculation that the choreographer would be longtime [...]

REVIEW: Stoner (1974)

REVIEW: Stoner (1974)
June 16, 2014 | Posted in Film and TV Reviews by Albert Valentin | 1 Comment »
Angela Mao stars in this film that features one-time James Bond actor George Lazenby in a prominent role. In fact, he has the titular role. And to think, this was to have starred a certain Bruce Lee. [...]

Jackie Chan: ‘Dragon Blade’ casting and surprising sequel news

Jackie Chan: 'Dragon Blade' casting and surprising sequel news
June 15, 2014 | Posted in News by Albert Valentin | 1 Comment »
Jackie Chan has begun production of his next film, a story he came up involving Roman soldiers teaming with Chinese soldiers. The film is entitled DRAGON BLADE. The film has long been developed with Chan announcing there [...]

‘Angela Mao Ying Collection’ Hits Stores on June 17

'Angela Mao Ying Collection' Hits Stores on June 17
June 15, 2014 | Posted in News by Albert Valentin | 4 Comments »
Fans of the fighting diva that is Angela Mao Ying will get a surprise this coming Tuesday when the Angela Mao Ying Collection hits DVD from the gang at Shout! Factory. This new pack features six films [...]

INTERVIEW: John Salvitti on ‘Pound of Flesh’

INTERVIEW: John Salvitti on 'Pound of Flesh'
June 13, 2014 | Posted in Interviews by Jean Lukitsh | 5 Comments »
Fight choreographer John Salvitti grew up in the Boston area. He was still a teen when he joined the kung fu school in Chinatown run by Bow Sim Mark. Yes, that Bow Sim Mark. Donnie Yen’s mom. [...]

VIDEO: Can You Kick It? Eric Jacobus’ “Kicktionary”

VIDEO: Can You Kick It? Eric Jacobus' "Kicktionary"
June 11, 2014 | Posted in Videos by Albert Valentin | No Comments »
Eric Jacobus, the co-founder of one of best independent martial arts teams today, The Stunt People, may have just proven himself to be one of the top superkickers of the 21st Century. Why you may ask? He [...]