‘The Eagle of the Ninth’ first look

'The Eagle of the Ninth' first look
November 11, 2009 | Posted in News by Mark Pollard | No Comments »
Even though it stars Channing Tatum, an action star genre fans love to hate, Roman period actioner THE EAGLE OF THE NINE is a film I am eagerly awaiting to see more of for its historical premise [...]

‘Clash of the Titans’ teaser trailer

'Clash of the Titans' teaser trailer
November 11, 2009 | Posted in News by Mark Pollard | 6 Comments »
The first look at director Louis Leterrier’s new CLASH OF THE TITANS is here in the form of a teaser trailer. The film is a remake of the classic 1981 fantasy actioner, originally starring Harry Hamlim as [...]

Donnie Yen enjoys villain role in ’14 Blades’

Donnie Yen enjoys villain role in '14 Blades'
November 10, 2009 | Posted in News by Mark Pollard | 4 Comments »
The Associate Press reports that Donnie Yen was in Hong Kong today to promote 14 BLADES, his latest martial arts movie which is heading to theaters in February. Yen stated his reason for taking on the role [...]

‘Ninja Assassin’ preview: Rain vs. Rick Yune

'Ninja Assassin' preview: Rain vs. Rick Yune
November 10, 2009 | Posted in News by Mark Pollard | 7 Comments »
IGN has scored a new video preview of James McTeigue’s upcoming martial arts actioner NINJA ASSASSIN, starring Korean pop star Rain as a revenge-seeking ninja at odds with his former clan. In the new clip, Raizo (Rain) [...]

REVIEW: Ip Man (DVD – Cine Asia)

REVIEW: Ip Man (DVD - Cine Asia)
November 10, 2009 | Posted in Home Video Reviews by Gazz Ogden | 11 Comments »
Our new U.K. contributor Gazz Ogden checks in with a review of Cine Asia’s DVD release of IP MAN, director Wilson Yip’s award-winning kung fu actioner starring Donnie Yen as famed Wing Chun master Yip Man. Cine [...]

Camelot picks up ‘Samurai Avenger’

Camelot picks up 'Samurai Avenger'
November 10, 2009 | Posted in News by Mark Pollard | 4 Comments »
Although by the title it reads like something straight off a grindhouse movie screen double feature from the 1970s, SAMURAI AVENGER: THE BLIND WOLF is actually a new 2009 film that was recently picked up for distribution [...]

‘The Taoist Wizard:’ Korea’s new superhero

'The Taoist Wizard:' Korea's new superhero
November 9, 2009 | Posted in News by Mark Pollard | 4 Comments »
Coming this December to Korean cinemas is THE TAOIST WIZARD, Korea’s answer to the superhero genre. It’s an action comedy starring Kang Dong-won (DUELIST) as Jeon Woo-chi, a 16th-century Taoist wizard who is released from wrongful imprisonment [...]

Lundgren in talks to appear in ‘Conan’

Lundgren in talks to appear in 'Conan'
November 9, 2009 | Posted in News by Mark Pollard | 6 Comments »
MTV is reporting that Dolph Lundgren, star of DTV actioner COMMAND PERFORMANCE and Sylvester Stallone’s upcoming all-star actioner THE EXPENDABLES is in talks to appear in the upcoming big screen redo of CONAN. Before anyone gets the [...]

Pinkaew eyes Crump for Yanin’s next

Pinkaew eyes Crump for Yanin's next
November 9, 2009 | Posted in News by Mark Pollard | No Comments »
American martial artist Marrese Crump is in talks with ONG BAK director Prachya Pinkaew to star in the Thai action director’s latest film opposite CHOCOLATE star Jeeja (Jija) Yanin. The announcement was first made back in September [...]

Warner Bros. Japan to adapt 47 Ronin

Warner Bros. Japan to adapt 47 Ronin
November 4, 2009 | Posted in News by Mark Pollard | 3 Comments »
As their first local production, Warner Bros. Japan will produce a big-budget adaptation of the classic tale of 47 Ronin, also known as “Chushingura.” This famous story is based on real events in the 18th century and [...]

Production begins on John Woo’s ‘Rain of Swords’ with Michelle Yeoh

Production begins on John Woo's 'Rain of Swords' with Michelle Yeoh
November 4, 2009 | Posted in News by Mark Pollard | 5 Comments »
On November 3, production began in Shanghai on a new wuxia-suspense film starring 47-year-old action movie queen Michelle Yeoh. The film, which is being shot at the same Songjiang Studio where Wilson Yip’s IP MAN 2 is [...]

John Woo introduces ‘Red Cliff’

John Woo introduces 'Red Cliff'
November 3, 2009 | Posted in News by Mark Pollard | 7 Comments »
Magnolia Pictures is gearing up for the limited theatrical release of John Woo’s critically acclaimed war epic RED CLIFF on November 20th and has put out a preview video where Woo describes the significance of the film. [...]

Kane Kosugi and ‘City of Violence’ duo are ‘Timeless’

Kane Kosugi and 'City of Violence' duo are 'Timeless'
November 3, 2009 | Posted in News by Albert Valentin | No Comments »
American-born Japanese action star Kane Kosugi is teaming up with the duo behind the hit Korean action film THE CITY VIOLENCE, actor/action director Jung Doo-Hong and star/director Ryu Seung-Wan, for a new short film coming out this [...]

Former kung fu starlet Kara Hui talks

Former kung fu starlet Kara Hui talks
November 3, 2009 | Posted in News by Mark Pollard | 15 Comments »
Kara Hui, the top Hong Kong kung fu star of the 1980s was recently interviewed by HK-magazine. A former protégé of legendary kung fu filmmaker Lau Kar-leung and star of hits like MY YOUNG AUNTIE, Hui is [...]

First look at ‘Ip Man 2′

First look at 'Ip Man 2'
November 3, 2009 | Posted in News by Mark Pollard | 37 Comments »
Chinese media recently gained access to the set of Wilson Yip’s IP MAN 2 in Songjiang Studio, Shanghai where production is wrapping up with stars Donnie Yen and Sammo Hung filming their first screen duel since SPL. [...]

First look at MMA actioner ‘Circle of Pain’

First look at MMA actioner 'Circle of Pain'
November 3, 2009 | Posted in News by Mark Pollard | 4 Comments »
Mixed martial arts film action continues to proliferate in the DTV realm amid the rising popularity of the sport. The latest actioner to tap into this trend is CIRCLE OF PAIN, a fighting drama from director Daniel [...]

CONTEST: ‘Samurai Princess’ DVD from Well Go USA

CONTEST: 'Samurai Princess' DVD from Well Go USA
November 3, 2009 | Posted in News by Mark Pollard | 6 Comments »
Distributor Well Go USA is giving away 10 DVD copies of the gore-drenched mondo actioner SAMURAI PRINCESS to Kung Fu Cinema readers in the U.S. Directed by Kengo Kaji, the writer of TOKYO GORE POLICE, this sick [...]

‘Chyna’ joins ‘Kung Fu Man’ cast

'Chyna' joins 'Kung Fu Man' cast
November 3, 2009 | Posted in News by Mark Pollard | 4 Comments »
Martial arts-trained Hollywood actor Andre “Chyna” McCoy, star of indie actioners RANDOM ACTS OF VIOLENCE and GAME OVER, will have a prominent role in the upcoming martial arts comedy KUNG FU MAN (formerly KUNG FU HERO), starring [...]

Jay Chou’s ‘The Treasure Hunter’ preview

Jay Chou's 'The Treasure Hunter' preview
November 3, 2009 | Posted in News by Mark Pollard | 6 Comments »
BODYGUARDS AND ASSASSINS is expected to be one the top Chinese-language hits at the end of the year but Taiwanese director Kevin Chu’s THE TREASURE HUNTER, another big-budget action movie that we haven’t covered as much, is [...]

Gordon Chan’s ‘King of Fighters’ coming to a gas pump near you

Gordon Chan's 'King of Fighters' coming to a gas pump near you
November 2, 2009 | Posted in News by Mark Pollard | 2 Comments »
I’m all for accessibility when it comes to getting entertainment to the masses but this news may be taking the idea a bit far. It’s been announced that PumpTopTV has partnered with MovieSet to begin showing behind-the-scenes [...]