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 [...]

REVIEW: Angel’s Mission (1990)

REVIEW: Angel's Mission (1990)
September 3, 2013 | Posted in Film and TV Reviews by Albert Valentin | No Comments »
Japanese powerhouse Yukari Oshima stars in this pretty routine action film that, like most others of this era, has some pretty nifty fight scenes. Oshima plays Cynthia, a Japanese policewoman on vacation in Hong Kong visiting her [...]

REVIEW: Blind Rage (1978)

REVIEW: Blind Rage (1978)
August 28, 2013 | Posted in Film and TV Reviews by Albert Valentin | 1 Comment »
Blaxploitation icon Fred Williamson makes a special cameo in this action film revolving around five blind men who become bank robbers. Johnny Duran (Charlie Davao) is a local bank who is in cahoots with a crime boss, [...]

Tony Jaa “Fast”-tracks to Hollywood

Tony Jaa "Fast"-tracks to Hollywood
August 26, 2013 | Posted in News by Albert Valentin | 6 Comments »
It was rumored last week and is now official. Thai action star Tony Jaa, whose ONG-BAK films redefined the action film in his native land, will make his Hollywood debut next year with a role in the [...]

REVIEW: Weapons of Death (1981)

REVIEW: Weapons of Death (1981)
August 26, 2013 | Posted in Film and TV Reviews by Albert Valentin | No Comments »
The King of Kata, Eric Lee, stars in his pretty exciting action film from director Paul Kyriazi. Eric (Lee) runs a martial arts school in San Francisco’s Chinatown. He also lives with his mother (Leemoi), brother David [...]

REVIEW: Ninja Nightmare (1978)

REVIEW: Ninja Nightmare (1978)
August 26, 2013 | Posted in Film and TV Reviews by Albert Valentin | No Comments »
This American-Filipino martial arts film may bring a sense of cheese value, but it is “so bad it’s good” thanks to martial artist and filmmaker Leo Fong. Near the end of World War II, a band of [...]

REVIEW: Ip Man – The Final Fight (2013)

REVIEW: Ip Man - The Final Fight (2013)
August 22, 2013 | Posted in Film and TV Reviews by Albert Valentin | 4 Comments »
From the director of THE LEGEND IS BORN: IP MAN (2010) comes this exciting installment of the Ip Man film legacy, driven by an energetic performance by Anthony Wong as the legendary Wing Chun grandmaster. In 1960’s [...]

Phillip Rhee returns to martial arts with “The Underdogs”

Phillip Rhee returns to martial arts with "The Underdogs"
August 20, 2013 | Posted in News by Albert Valentin | 2 Comments »
It has been nearly fifteen years since we last saw Korean-American martial arts action star Phillip Rhee, best known for his BEST OF THE BEST film series. Now, he is returning to martial arts with a new [...]

The Legend of Wong ‘Rises’ Again (UPDATED)

The Legend of Wong 'Rises' Again (UPDATED)
August 19, 2013 | Posted in News by Albert Valentin | 9 Comments »
Ladies and gentlemen…Martial arts grandmaster and cinematic icon Wong Fei-Hung is returning to the screens in 2014. Bill Kong, the producer of CROUCHING TIGER HIDDEN DRAGON; Liu Erdong, a known production manager; and filmmaker Ivy Ho (CROSSING [...]

Veteran Cast Star in Paiaya’s Latest, “Skin Traffik”

Veteran Cast Star in Paiaya's Latest, "Skin Traffik"
August 17, 2013 | Posted in News by Albert Valentin | 1 Comment »
Scottish-based filmmaker and martial artist Ara Paiaya has been a force to be reckoned with in the indie martial arts film circuit. His hard work has paid off following a cult following as for his latest film, [...]

Echavarria Returns to MMA with “Chavez: Cage of Glory”

Echavarria Returns to MMA with "Chavez: Cage of Glory"
August 17, 2013 | Posted in News by Albert Valentin | No Comments »
Martial artist and filmmaker Hector Echavarria is making a return to the cage…the mixed martial arts film cage that is. Coming soon will be his latest film, CHAVEZ: CAGE OF GLORY. In the film, Echavarria plays Hector [...]

John Kreng and Melissa Tracy to host Action Seminar at end of the month

John Kreng and Melissa Tracy to host Action Seminar at end of the month
August 16, 2013 | Posted in News by Albert Valentin | No Comments »
Actor, filmmaker, and fight choreographer extraordiniare John Kreng and actress/stuntwoman/filmmaker Melissa Tracy will be hosting an Action Seminar for Filmmakers at the end of August. Kreng and Tracy will be hosting the Fights and Action for Filmmakers [...]

REVIEW: Shaolin Drunken Monk (1981)

REVIEW: Shaolin Drunken Monk (1981)
August 12, 2013 | Posted in Film and TV Reviews by Albert Valentin | 3 Comments »
Gordon Liu once again joins forces with his elder brother Lau Kar-Leung on this action packed film that surprisingly the elder Lau did not direct, but a great film nevertheless. Mantis Fist master Wong Kin-Chung (Eagle Han) [...]

REVIEW: The Story of Wong Fei-Hung (Part 1) (1949)

REVIEW: The Story of Wong Fei-Hung (Part 1) (1949)
July 29, 2013 | Posted in Film and TV Reviews by Albert Valentin | 6 Comments »
One of the groundbreaking martial arts films in history, this 1949 production would revive Hong Kong and Chinas martial arts film industry in a whole new light. The film opens with a lion dance being performed by [...]

Remakes and Reboots On the Way

Remakes and Reboots On the Way
July 25, 2013 | Posted in News by Albert Valentin | 8 Comments »
Over the past few days, there have been emerging reports about martial arts films getting the remake and reboot treatment. Dark Horizons reports that the Weinstein Company is joining forces with Malyasia-based Celestial Pictures to remake two [...]

‘Street Fighter’ Live-Action Series Shooting

'Street Fighter' Live-Action Series Shooting
July 23, 2013 | Posted in News by Albert Valentin | No Comments »
Capcom made a major announcement that a live action series based on their hit video game STREET FIGHTER is currently in production. STREET FIGHTER: ASSASSIN’S FIST is based off the short film STREET FIGHTER: LEGACY, which starred [...]

TRAILER: Mistaken (2013)

TRAILER: Mistaken (2013)
July 23, 2013 | Posted in Videos by Albert Valentin | 2 Comments »
This past weekend, filmmaker and martial artist Franklin Correa has unleashed the teaser trailer for his latest independent film MISTAKEN. Correa plays a man who is accused of murdering his partner and attempts to start a new [...]

REVIEW: Canton Viper (1983)

REVIEW: Canton Viper (1983)
July 21, 2013 | Posted in Film and TV Reviews by Albert Valentin | No Comments »
Korean bootmaster legend Hwang Jang-Lee returns to his homeland to star and direct this rare martial arts film about one man’s search for redemption. Kal Ma-Ryong (Hwang) is targeted by a band of swordsmen and fighters, all [...]

REVIEW: Kung Fu vs. Yoga (1979)

REVIEW: Kung Fu vs. Yoga (1979)
July 21, 2013 | Posted in Film and TV Reviews by Albert Valentin | 1 Comment »
Two kung fu experts find the biggest challenge of their lives in this underrated classic kung fu film from director Chan Chuen. Tiger (Chin Yuet-Sang) and Wu Shing (Alan Hsu) are best friends who are also kung [...]

TRAILER: American Brawler (2013)

TRAILER: American Brawler (2013)
July 13, 2013 | Posted in News by Albert Valentin | No Comments »
The gang from indie film company The Asylum will release their upcoming fight film AMERICAN BRAWLER on DVD and Video On Demand (VOD) on August 27, 2013. Written and directed by Jose Montesinos, the film stars Marco [...]