‘King of Fighters’ video preview

'King of Fighters' video preview
October 1, 2009 | Posted in News by Mark Pollard | 8 Comments »
If you haven’t had enough fantasy fighting in DRAGONBALL EVOLUTION, STREET FIGHTER: THE LEGEND OF CHUN-LI or BLOOD: THE LAST VAMPIRE then you are in luck. A behind-the-scenes preview of director Gordon Chan’s upcoming fighting video game-to-movie [...]

REVIEW: Ashes of Time Redux (DVD – Sony Pictures)

REVIEW: Ashes of Time Redux (DVD - Sony Pictures)
September 30, 2009 | Posted in Home Video Reviews by Mark Pollard | 5 Comments »
This Sony Pictures DVD release represents the re-edited, re-scored, re-subtitled, and digitally re-mastered version of Wong Kar-wai’s 1994 wuxia masterpiece ASHES OF TIME, a visually stunning and complex romantic swordplay saga that takes several primary characters from [...]

Overpriced ‘Ong Bak 2′ premieres on VOD

Overpriced 'Ong Bak 2' premieres on VOD
September 28, 2009 | Posted in News by Mark Pollard | 19 Comments »
Tony Jaa’s ONG BAK 2 began its month-long run on video-on-demand services this past weekend ahead of Magnet Releasing’s planned theatrical release of the period martial arts actioner. The film is part of the label’s Six Shooter [...]

LHMC: Southern Screen Magazine – February, 1982

LHMC: Southern Screen Magazine - February, 1982
September 28, 2009 | Posted in Features by Mark Pollard | 5 Comments »
Shaw Brothers’ February, 1982 issue of their studio fan magazine “Southern Screen” features actor Ti Lung on the cover. Ti was one of Shaw Brothers’ top leading men throughout their Golden Age of filmmaking, most notably in [...]

Trailer for Vietnamese action film ‘Clash’

Trailer for Vietnamese action film 'Clash'
September 23, 2009 | Posted in News by Albert Valentin | 10 Comments »
Twitch has unveiled the trailer and a link to the official site for the upcoming Vietnamese action film CLASH, starring real-life couple Johnny Tri Nguyen and Veronica Ngo, who co-starred in the acclaimed Vietnamese martial arts film [...]

New on home video, September 13-26

New on home video, September 13-26
September 22, 2009 | Posted in News by Mark Pollard | 10 Comments »
Lots of screen fighting action is arriving on Blu-ray and DVD in the U.S., U.K. and Hong Kong. This week and last have produced 20 titles, of which, highlights include Michael Jai White’s prison brawler BLOOD AND [...]

REVIEW: Karate Warrior 2 (1988)

REVIEW: Karate Warrior 2 (1988)
September 22, 2009 | Posted in Film and TV Reviews by Albert Valentin | 4 Comments »
The inevitable had occurred when Italian schlockmaster Fabrizio de Angelis unleashed the 1987 KARATE KID-rehash that was KARATE WARRIOR, starring future Italian heartthrob Kim Rossi Stuart. Both return for this unprecedented sequel, which surprisingly is still cheesy, [...]

REVIEW: Fighting (2009)

REVIEW: Fighting (2009)
September 22, 2009 | Posted in Film and TV Reviews by Mark Pollard | 3 Comments »
Underground, MMA-style fighting gets the dramatic treatment in director Dito Montiel’s sluggish tale of a small-time hustler (Terrence Howard) in New York City who introduces a homeless street hawker named Shawn (Channing Tatum) to the world of [...]

REVIEW: Karate Warrior (1987)

REVIEW: Karate Warrior (1987)
September 21, 2009 | Posted in Film and TV Reviews by Albert Valentin | 3 Comments »
In the wake of the success of the 1984 Hollywood hit THE KARATE KID, Italian schlockmaster Fabrizio de Angelis churns out his version of the two films and the result comes to an abysmal attempt to make [...]

REVIEW: Best of the Best (1989)

REVIEW: Best of the Best (1989)
September 19, 2009 | Posted in Film and TV Reviews by Albert Valentin | 16 Comments »
“A team is not a team if you don’t give a damn about one another” is the tagline for this underrated martial arts drama about five members of the United States karate team, who must endure both [...]

Well Go’s ‘Epic Heroes’ Shaw Bros. set

Well Go's 'Epic Heroes' Shaw Bros. set
September 18, 2009 | Posted in News by Mark Pollard | 3 Comments »
U.S. distributor Well Go USA has just announced a new four-disc DVD collector’s set of Shaw Brothers classics, two of which are new releases. Packaged in a metal tin, EPIC HEROES: KUNG FU’S ULTIMATE WARRIORS contains HEROES [...]

Trailers for Maggie Q epic ‘Warrior and the Wolf’

Trailers for Maggie Q epic 'Warrior and the Wolf'
September 18, 2009 | Posted in News by Mark Pollard | 2 Comments »
Two Chinese-language trailers have surfaced for writer-director Tian Zhuang-zhuang’s period fantasy actioner THE WARRIOR AND THE WOLF, starring Maggie Q (LIVE FREE OR DIE HARD) and Japanese actor Joe Odagiri (PLASTIC CITY). The film most recently premiered [...]

‘Waverly Place’ star to bring MMA to ‘Weapon’

'Waverly Place' star to bring MMA to 'Weapon'
September 17, 2009 | Posted in News by Mark Pollard | 7 Comments »
There is a new martial arts-fighting comic book hero coming to theaters, or so WIZARDS OF WAVERLY PLACE star David Henrie hopes. The Disney Channel series actor has teamed up with Platinum Studios to develop its comic [...]

‘Royal Tramp’ TV series comes to DVD

'Royal Tramp' TV series comes to DVD
September 17, 2009 | Posted in News by Mark Pollard | No Comments »
Tai Seng has announced their Asian entertainment offerings on home video for October which include Blu-ray releases of Dante Lam’s actioner THE BEAST STALKER, romantic comedy LOOK FOR A STAR, starring Andy Lau and Shu Qi, and [...]

‘The Tournament’ to open Screamfest ’09

'The Tournament' to open Screamfest '09
September 17, 2009 | Posted in News by Mark Pollard | 2 Comments »
Director Scott Mann’s violent assassin-versus-assassin actioner THE TOURNAMENT will continue its festival run by opening horror film festival Screamfest LA 2009 in October. This bloody and fast-paced British action thriller stars Robert Carlyle as a priest inadvertently [...]

‘Basterds’ star Christoph Waltz is ‘Green Hornet’ villain

'Basterds' star Christoph Waltz is 'Green Hornet' villain
September 15, 2009 | Posted in News by Mark Pollard | 7 Comments »
Currently enjoying favorable reviews for his turn as a Nazi colonel in Quentin Tarantino’s INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS, Austrian actor Christoph Waltz has signed up to play the lead villain in THE GREEN HORNET. Waltz is replacing Nicolas Cage [...]

First pics of Jackie Chan in ‘Kung Fu Kid’

First pics of Jackie Chan in 'Kung Fu Kid'
September 15, 2009 | Posted in News by Mark Pollard | 17 Comments »
Images from the set of producer Will Smith’s remake of THE KARATE KID have appeared online depicting 11-year-old Jaden Smith (Will’s son) and action superstar Jackie Chan training on a dock. Jackie Chan and Jaden Smith on [...]

REVIEW: Girl Fighter, A (1972)

REVIEW: Girl Fighter, A (1972)
September 15, 2009 | Posted in Film and TV Reviews by Mark Pollard | 4 Comments »
A young heroine with superb fighting skill volunteers to capture a dangerous murderer and bring him to justice during China’s Ming Dynasty. With the aid of several lawmen and a hero with a grudge, she nabs the [...]

REVIEW: A Girl Fighter (DVD – Hoker Records)

REVIEW: A Girl Fighter (DVD - Hoker Records)
September 15, 2009 | Posted in Home Video Reviews by Mark Pollard | No Comments »
Hoker Records’ DVD release of the Polly Shang-kwan wuxia actioner A GIRL FIGHTER (1972) is a licensed release from Taiwan that comes with poorly written, and no doubt poorly translated English subtitles. Video quality is merely average. [...]

7-minute ‘Ninja’ preview, more pics

7-minute 'Ninja' preview, more pics
September 11, 2009 | Posted in News by Mark Pollard | 9 Comments »
We recently posted several preview clips of Isaac Florentine’s upcoming martial arts actioner NINJA starring Scott Adkins and here now is a longer, more complete video preview with even more footage and behind-the-scenes interviews with cast and [...]