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 [...]

REVIEW: Triple Impact (1992)

REVIEW: Triple Impact (1992)
February 7, 2015 | Posted in Film and TV Reviews by Albert Valentin | No Comments »
It’s a race for a rare golden Buddha head as evil mercenaries must face off against three world-class martial arts experts in this action film from the producer of AMERICAN KICKBOXER 2. Twenty years ago, a band [...]

REVIEW: The Little Dragons (1979)

REVIEW: The Little Dragons (1979)
February 7, 2015 | Posted in Film and TV Reviews by Albert Valentin | No Comments »
In a time where American martial arts films began to churn out to bring a taste of home after America’s love for the kung fu craze, this 1979 kiddie karate fare may seem mediocre, but subliminally, the [...]

REVIEW: No Tears for the Dead (2014)

REVIEW: No Tears for the Dead (2014)
February 7, 2015 | Posted in Film and TV Reviews by Albert Valentin | No Comments »
Korean actor Jang Dong-Gun truly makes his mark in the action genre with this tale of redemption and revenge in which he unleashes one of his best performances. Gon (Jang) is a Korean-born man who was abandoned [...]

TRAILER: Unlucky Stars

TRAILER: Unlucky Stars
February 4, 2015 | Posted in Videos by Albert Valentin | 1 Comment »
Dennis Ruel’s directorial debut pays homage to 1980′s Hong Kong action cinema and the first official trailer has finally been unleashed after a few years of production as it prepares to be entered into film festivals this [...]

REVIEW: Chavez – Cage of Glory (2013)

REVIEW: Chavez - Cage of Glory (2013)
February 2, 2015 | Posted in Film and TV Reviews by Albert Valentin | No Comments »
Martial arts action star Hector Echavarria earns major redemption points with his latest mixed martial arts movie, a tale of a fighter struggling with life and his one shot at making things right. Hector Chavez (Echavarria) is [...]

REVIEW: Brotherhood of Blades (2014) (Film and U.S. Blu-Ray)

REVIEW: Brotherhood of Blades (2014) (Film and U.S. Blu-Ray)
January 29, 2015 | Posted in Film and TV Reviews by Albert Valentin | 1 Comment »
From the executive producer of some of John Woo’s classic films comes this wuxia film that is a well-made combination of drama and action, courtesy of co-writer-director Lu Yang. When the Emperor learns of a treachery amongst [...]

REVIEW: John Wick (2014) (Film and Blu-Ray)

REVIEW: John Wick (2014) (Film and Blu-Ray)
January 20, 2015 | Posted in Film and TV Reviews by Albert Valentin | 1 Comment »
What happens when a former hitman has his life shattered when a Russian mobster steals his car and kills his dog? The answer lies in one of the best “gun-fu” flicks of the millennium. In other words, [...]