Two sequels to ‘Rurouni Kenshin’ coming in 2014

Two sequels to 'Rurouni Kenshin' coming in 2014
November 30, 2013 | Posted in News by Albert Valentin | 2 Comments »
Warner Brothers Japan have had one of their biggest hits in 2012 with the live action adaptation of the popular manga and anime RUROUNI KENSHIN. Now in production are not one, but two sequels that are set [...]

Koichi Sakamoto directs cage fighting erotica with ‘Red x Pink’

Koichi Sakamoto directs cage fighting erotica with 'Red x Pink'
November 30, 2013 | Posted in News by Albert Valentin | 1 Comment »
Alpha Stunts co-leader Koichi Sakamoto, fresh off working on the Super Sentai series JYUDEN SENTAI KYORYUGER, combines cage fighting with the sexy otaku genre in his upcoming action film RED x PINK. The story revolves around four [...]

TRAILER: The Raid 2 – Berendal (2014)

TRAILER: The Raid 2 - Berendal (2014)
November 30, 2013 | Posted in Movies by Albert Valentin | 4 Comments »
At long last, the first trailer to Gareth Evans’ long awaited sequel to his 2012 hit martial arts film THE RAID-REDEMPTION has finally been unleashed. THE RAID 2-BERENDAL begins directly after the first film and brings our [...]

Tony Jaa and Wu Jing in ‘SPL 2′

Tony Jaa and Wu Jing in 'SPL 2'
November 30, 2013 | Posted in News by Albert Valentin | 1 Comment »
Thai action star Tony Jaa, who is currently shooting his Hollywood debut, FAST AND FURIOUS 7, has announced that he will be making his Hong Kong film debut next year with SPL 2. It was announced that [...]

REVIEW: Only God Forgives (2013)

REVIEW: Only God Forgives (2013)
November 23, 2013 | Posted in Film and TV Reviews by Albert Valentin | 3 Comments »
From famous Danish director Nicolas Winding Refn (DRIVE) comes this tale of revenge set in the underworld of Bangkok. Despite not being an actuak martial arts action film, Refn knows how to shoot fights as seen in [...]

REVIEW: Bangkok Revenge (2011)

REVIEW: Bangkok Revenge (2011)
November 23, 2013 | Posted in Film and TV Reviews by Albert Valentin | No Comments »
From French filmmaker Jean-Marc Mineo comes this standard revenge martial arts film starring TEKKEN’s Jon Foo, who can fight well, but seems robotic in terms of acting. Foo plays Manit, a young man who many years ago, [...]

REVIEW: City Under Siege (2010)

REVIEW: City Under Siege (2010)
November 22, 2013 | Posted in Film and TV Reviews by Albert Valentin | No Comments »
From the director of NEW POLICE STORY comes this homage to superhero-style films that is best described as somewhat goofy yet somewhat still fun. A group of Hong Kong circus performers are in Malaysia for a show. [...]

REVIEW: The Fighting Express Trilogy (2008)

REVIEW: The Fighting Express Trilogy (2008)
November 11, 2013 | Posted in Film and TV Reviews by Albert Valentin | No Comments »
Japan is offering a new delivery service…one where the couriers will do anything it takes to make sure the packages are delivered. This includes fighting anyone that stands in their way in this trilogy of V-cinema films [...]

REVIEW: The Guillotines (2012)

REVIEW: The Guillotines (2012)
November 10, 2013 | Posted in Film and TV Reviews by Albert Valentin | 2 Comments »
Based loosely on a Shaw Brothers classic, this Andrew Lau-directed period piece features some pretty good performances that make this a watchable effort. For centuries, the Emperor has employed a secret band of warriors skilled in a [...]

REVIEW: Ten Dead Men (2008)

REVIEW: Ten Dead Men (2008)
October 29, 2013 | Posted in Film and TV Reviews by Albert Valentin | 1 Comment »
For their follow-up on the 2004 film LEFT FOR DEAD, director Ross Boyask and producer Phil Hobden bring to life the tale of an ex-hitman out for revenge. Ryan (Brendan Carr) is a former hitman who is [...]

REVIEW: Green Street 3 – Never Back Down (2013)

REVIEW: Green Street 3 - Never Back Down (2013)
October 20, 2013 | Posted in Film and TV Reviews by Albert Valentin | 3 Comments »
British martial arts star Scott Adkins returns home to star in this third installment of the soccer hooligan series with this one bringing more martial arts flavor in the mix. Adkins plays Danny Harvey, a former leader [...]

REVIEW: Man of Tai Chi (2013)

REVIEW: Man of Tai Chi (2013)
October 12, 2013 | Posted in Film and TV Reviews by Albert Valentin | 3 Comments »
Keanu Reeves finally unveils his directorial debut with this pretty decent martial arts drama. While there are some flaws in the film, the final result is not too bad of a directorial debut. “Tiger” Chen Lin-Hu (Tiger [...]

REVIEW: Ninja – Shadow of a Tear (2013)

REVIEW: Ninja - Shadow of a Tear (2013)
October 11, 2013 | Posted in Film and TV Reviews by Albert Valentin | 4 Comments »
After being disappointed with their collaboration on the 2009 film NINJA, the action star/director team of Scott Adkins and Isaac Florentine unleashed the long-awaited sequel and is it worth seeing? It could be one of the best [...]

REVIEW: Extraction (2013)

REVIEW: Extraction (2013)
October 8, 2013 | Posted in Film and TV Reviews by Albert Valentin | 1 Comment »
Crackle. , the online movie and TV site, unleashes an original film that combines shades of DIE HARD and surprisingly, THE RAID: REDEMPTION with an ensemble cast. The U.S. military are working closely with the CIA and [...]

Female Lead of Correa’s ‘Mistaken’ Needs Your Help

Female Lead of Correa's 'Mistaken' Needs Your Help
October 2, 2013 | Posted in News by Albert Valentin | No Comments »
Franklin Correa, star and director of the upcoming independent action film MISTAKEN, has announced that the lead actress of the film, Crystal T. Williams (poster right), has been diagnosed with a rare form of leukemia and needs [...]

TRAILER: Green Street 3 (2013)

TRAILER: Green Street 3 (2013)
September 24, 2013 | Posted in Movies by Albert Valentin | No Comments »
Also known as GREEN STREET HOOLIGANS: UNDERGROUND, this third installment of the football (soccer) fan fight film series gets more martial arts-style action with the amazing Scott Adkins in the lead role. Danny Harvey has spent all [...]

TRAILER: Ninja – Shadow of a Tear (2013)

TRAILER: Ninja - Shadow of a Tear (2013)
September 20, 2013 | Posted in Movies by Albert Valentin | 4 Comments »
Scott Adkins is back as Casey Bowman in the long-awaited sequel to the 2009 film NINJA. While many felt disappointed in the original film, judging from the trailer, fans will end up liking this sequel, which features [...]

Electric Shadows, new & improved

Electric Shadows, new & improved
September 11, 2013 | Posted in News by Jean Lukitsh | 1 Comment »
Hey, I’m back! And I wrote a book! Well, a short ebook based on the research I did for the Electric Shadows blog here at kungfucinema.com. There’s a lot more information that’s turned up online since my [...]

REVIEW: The Grandmaster (2013)

REVIEW: The Grandmaster (2013)
September 9, 2013 | Posted in Home Video Reviews by Albert Valentin | 8 Comments »
We’ve seen Wilson Yip and Herman Yau’s takes on the legend of Wing Chun grandmaster Yip Man (1893-1972). At long last, we take a look at the Yip Man film everyone has been waiting to see, directed [...]

REVIEW: Barrio Brawler (2013)

REVIEW: Barrio Brawler (2013)
September 4, 2013 | Posted in Film and TV Reviews by Albert Valentin | 2 Comments »
The world of underground fighting returns in this pretty exciting action drama starring members of the amazing Stunt People squad. The film marks the film debut of martial artist and actor Marco Antonio Alvarez. Alvarez plays Carlos [...]