REVIEW: The Dragon Tamers (1975)

REVIEW: The Dragon Tamers (1975)
May 17, 2014 | Posted in Film and TV Reviews by Albert Valentin | No Comments »
Everyone knows John Woo as one of the best action film directors in the world today. During his early days as a director, he tackled the kung fu film and this film, his second as director, is [...]

REVIEW: The Association (1975)

REVIEW: The Association (1975)
May 17, 2014 | Posted in Film and TV Reviews by Albert Valentin | 2 Comments »
Korean-born martial artist Byong Yu makes his only film appearance in this hybrid of martial arts action and exploitation that suffers from so much, it borders on the absurd. Detective Huang Tin-xing (Yu) is a high ranking [...]

REVIEW: The Manchu Boxer (1974)

REVIEW: The Manchu Boxer (1974)
May 17, 2014 | Posted in Film and TV Reviews by Albert Valentin | 1 Comment »
Tony Liu, or Anthony Lau as he is known as today, had appeared in all of the Bruce Lee kung fu films until Lee’s death in 1973. This film was made to market Liu as a potential [...]

Shout! Factory’s Martial Arts Movie Collection to be released on DVD May 20

Shout! Factory's Martial Arts Movie Collection to be released on DVD May 20
May 17, 2014 | Posted in News by Albert Valentin | 2 Comments »
Shout! Factory is releasing four classic martial arts films that will be available for the first time on DVD in the United States on May 20. THE MARTIAL ARTS MOVIE MARATHON will feature four classics from the [...]

Van Damme to take a ‘Pound of Flesh’ and surprise set visit

Van Damme to take a ‘Pound of Flesh’ and surprise set visit
May 15, 2014 | Posted in News by Albert Valentin | 1 Comment »
As of this writing, Jean-Claude Van Damme is in Hong Kong working on his latest film, entitled POUND OF FLESH. Despite its interesting title, martial arts film fans will be excited to hear of this project. Mike [...]

‘Kickboxer’ remake casts newcomer, WWE star, and UFC champ

'Kickboxer' remake casts newcomer, WWE star, and UFC champ
May 12, 2014 | Posted in News by Albert Valentin | 1 Comment »
After recently hearing from director Stephen Fung of his upcoming remake of KICKBOXER, casting had went underway and a lead actor has been chosen, along with two more supporting actors in roles. Variety has made the announcement [...]

Stephen Fung talks remake of Van Damme’s ‘Kickboxer’

Stephen Fung talks remake of Van Damme's 'Kickboxer'
May 7, 2014 | Posted in News by Albert Valentin | 4 Comments »
With only five films under his belt as director, Hong Kong-born actor/musician turned director Stephen Fung has established himself as a respected filmmaker in Hong Kong. His next film as director will be a remake of the [...]

TRAILER: White Tiger (2014)

TRAILER: White Tiger (2014)
May 1, 2014 | Posted in Videos by Albert Valentin | 3 Comments »
After nearly two years after it was first shot on location in Thailand, WHITE TIGER, the martial arts action film starring Don “The Dragon” Wilson, Matt Mullins, Cynthia Rothrock, and the late Joe Lewis (in his final [...]

Kickstarter for ‘The Martial Arts Kid’

Kickstarter for 'The Martial Arts Kid'
April 29, 2014 | Posted in News by Albert Valentin | 4 Comments »
Don “The Dragon” Wilson and Cynthia Rothrock need your help! They have started a Kickstarter fund for their upcoming martial arts film THE MARTIAL ARTS KID. The film’s titular character is named Robbie who, after moving to [...]

REVIEW: The Raid 2: Berandal (2014)

REVIEW: The Raid 2: Berandal (2014)
April 13, 2014 | Posted in Film and TV Reviews by Albert Valentin | 17 Comments »
The long awaited sequel to the Indonesian action thriller THE RAID has finally arrived. Does it live up to its expectations? The answer is a resounding “Yes” and more. Picking up just hours after THE RAID ends, [...]

REVIEW: Among Dead Men (2008)

REVIEW: Among Dead Men (2008)
April 11, 2014 | Posted in Film and TV Reviews by Albert Valentin | 2 Comments »
From co-writer and director James Richards comes this low budget Aussie martial arts action that is a mixed bag, especially when contrasting the fight scenes. Bobby Delgado (Avelino “El Rico” Lescot) has been released from prison. A [...]

REVIEW: The Wrath of Vajra (2013)

REVIEW: The Wrath of Vajra (2013)
March 29, 2014 | Posted in Film and TV Reviews by Albert Valentin | 3 Comments »
Shi Yanneng, a former Shaolin monk turned actor whom many fans know for his role of the Coolie in Stephen Chow’s KUNG FU HUSTLE, gets his first lead role in this action thriller about redemption for one [...]

TRAILER: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014)

TRAILER: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014)
March 27, 2014 | Posted in Videos by Albert Valentin | 2 Comments »
The trailer to the Michael Bay-produced live action adaptation of Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird’s TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES has finally arrived. Directed by Jonathan Liebesman (WRATH OF THE TITANS), the film stars Megan Fox as April [...]

Meet Nishi’s ‘High Kick Angels’

Meet Nishi's 'High Kick Angels'
March 26, 2014 | Posted in News by Albert Valentin | 3 Comments »
Fuyuhiko Nishi, the martial artist turned filmmaker who introduced the world to Rina Takeda with his 2009 film HIGH KICK GIRL! plans to unleash a new team of female action stars with his latest film, appropriately titled [...]

TEASER: Rurouni Kenshin: The Great Kyoto Fire/End of a Legend (2014)

TEASER: Rurouni Kenshin: The Great Kyoto Fire/End of a Legend (2014)
March 24, 2014 | Posted in Videos by Albert Valentin | No Comments »
A new teaser trailer for the upcoming back-to-back sequels to the 2012 hit adaptation of Nobuhiro Watsuki’s manga RUROUNI KENSHIN has been unleashed and gives the viewer more insight as to what to expect as our heroic [...]

A first look at Uekrongtham’s ‘Skin Trade’

A first look at Uekrongtham's 'Skin Trade'
March 22, 2014 | Posted in Videos by Albert Valentin | 3 Comments »
A recent viral video is showing some of the action that will be seen in Ekachai Uekrongtham’s upcoming action thriller SKIN TRADE. The film’s major pluses is a stellar cast that includes Tony Jaa, Dolph Lundgren, Michael [...]

REVIEW: In the Blood (2014)

REVIEW: In the Blood (2014)
March 16, 2014 | Posted in Film and TV Reviews by Albert Valentin | 3 Comments »
Following her debut lead role in HAYWIRE, former mixed martial arts champion Gina Carano proves with this follow-up that she can not only fight, but proves herself to be a good actress. Carano plays Ava, a woman [...]

VIDEO: Hammer Girl (NSFW)

VIDEO: Hammer Girl (NSFW)
March 16, 2014 | Posted in Short Films by Albert Valentin | 1 Comment »
Can’t wait for THE RAID 2: BERANDAL to come out? Neither can filmmaker Vlad Rimburg, who once again shines as an up and comer filmmaker and fight choreographer who has been unleashing some great short videos for [...]

REVIEW: Manhattan Chase (1998)

REVIEW: Manhattan Chase (1998)
March 16, 2014 | Posted in Film and TV Reviews by Albert Valentin | No Comments »
For his final feature, Hong Kong filmmaker Godfrey Ho teams up real-life friends Cynthia Rothrock and Loren Avedon in a somewhat lackluster film that compared to his previous two English language attempts starts off promising but ends [...]

REVIEW: Force of Execution (2013)

REVIEW: Force of Execution (2013)
March 2, 2014 | Posted in Film and TV Reviews by Albert Valentin | 14 Comments »
Despite top billing from Steven Seagal, the real star of this action drama is taekwondo champion Bren Foster, who could be one of the next big action stars if he continues this route. Foster plays Roman Hurst, [...]