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 | 6 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 [...]

REVIEW: The Tournament (1974)

REVIEW: The Tournament (1974)
June 11, 2014 | Posted in Film and TV Reviews by Albert Valentin | No Comments »
One of the early films to showcase the martial art of Muay Thai kickboxing, Angela Mao and Carter Wong take center stage with this somewhat underrate classic kung fu film. Mao plays Liu Xiao-Feng and Wong plays [...]

REVIEW: Tapped Out (2013)

REVIEW: Tapped Out (2013)
June 6, 2014 | Posted in Film and TV Reviews by Albert Valentin | No Comments »
The latest mixed martial arts film to arrive focuses on a standard story that melds the likes of NEVER BACK DOWN with a standard revenge style thriller, and despite some flaws, this is actually a decent film. [...]

REVIEW: Badges of Fury (2013)

REVIEW: Badges of Fury (2013)
June 5, 2014 | Posted in Film and TV Reviews by Albert Valentin | No Comments »
Why Jet? Why? Why must you star in this film when it is a) not funny and features b) some very ridiculous action that wastes not just your talents but the talents of others? Jet Li plays [...]

‘Bushido Man: Seven Deadly Battles’ on DVD and Blu-Ray June 10

'Bushido Man: Seven Deadly Battles' on DVD and Blu-Ray June 10
June 3, 2014 | Posted in News by Albert Valentin | No Comments »
The gang at SHOUT! Factory recently released the Japanese web series BUSHIDO MAN on their site last week. If you want to see some fun martial arts mayhem, SHOUT! Factory will release the feature film BUSHIDO MAN: [...]

Nolfi to film ‘Birth of the Dragon’

Nolfi to film 'Birth of the Dragon'
June 1, 2014 | Posted in News by Albert Valentin | 2 Comments »
The latest of a series of biopics about the legendary Bruce Lee has found a director, over a year after the project was first announced. The film, entitled BIRTH OF THE DRAGON, will focus on a famous [...]

‘Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon’ sequel updates

'Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon' sequel updates
May 27, 2014 | Posted in News by Albert Valentin | 1 Comment »
Some interesting updates have arrived in terms of the upcoming sequel to the 2000 wuxia epic CROUCHING TIGER, HIDDEN DRAGON, which will star Michelle Yeoh and Donnie Yen. HKSAR Film No Top 10 Box Office reports that [...]

Trailer: Brutal (Red-Band)

Trailer: Brutal (Red-Band)
May 27, 2014 | Posted in Videos by Albert Valentin | No Comments »
At the Cannes Film Festival, the trailer to the upcoming MMA/sci-fi hybrid BRUTAL was unleashed and well, let’s just say the teaser lives up to its namem which explains why it’s NSFW value. The film stars Morgan [...]

REVIEW: Warriors of Virtue (1997)

REVIEW: Warriors of Virtue (1997)
May 26, 2014 | Posted in Film and TV Reviews by Albert Valentin | No Comments »
Hong Kong director Ronny Yu melds fantasy films such as THE NEVERENDING STORY (1984) and the likes of TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES with this pretty decent martial arts fantasy film has not turtles, but kangaroos are the [...]

‘Tekken’ prequel to be released on DVD and Blu-Ray in August (UPDATED)

'Tekken' prequel to be released on DVD and Blu-Ray in August (UPDATED)
May 25, 2014 | Posted in News by Albert Valentin | 3 Comments »
A few years back, it was announced that the live action adaptation of the Namco video game TEKKEN was getting a prequel. After a bunch of news involving casting and the director, the prequel, which is apparently [...]

REVIEW: Street Fighter – Assassin’s Fist [Web Series]

REVIEW: Street Fighter - Assassin's Fist [Web Series]
May 25, 2014 | Posted in Reviews by Albert Valentin | 1 Comment »
After Jackie Chan’s famous scene in CITY HUNTER (1992), the Jean-Claude Van Damme led adaptation in 1994, and the very abysmal installment LEGEND OF CHUN LI (2009), this web series focuses on the story of Ryu and [...]

Jansen Panettiere is ‘The Martial Arts Kid’

Jansen Panettiere is 'The Martial Arts Kid'
May 18, 2014 | Posted in News by Albert Valentin | 2 Comments »
On May 11, the Twitter account for the upcoming Don Wilson-Cynthia Rothrock film THE MARTIAL ARTS KID announced that after a nationwide search, its titular actor has been found. Nineteen-year old actor Jansen Panettiere has scored the [...]