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 [...]

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 [...]