Game of Clones – New Bruce Lee Exploitation Blu Ray Box Set Coming From Severin
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by David Rees
2w ago
Severin in the USA has announced the release of a massive Bruce Lee exploitation box set called THE GAME OF CLONES: BRUCEPLOITATION COLLECTION VOLUME 1. Order Link: https://severinfilms.com/…/the-game-of-clones… “Many films tried to capitalize on the popularity of Bruce Lee. Some amped up the craziness as far as it would go. Others played it straight, delivering seriously good films. At its best, Bruceploitation was some of the most uninhibited and exciting martial arts cinema of the age.” Den Of Geek 8 DISC COLLECTION INCLUDES 14 RESTORED BRUCEPLOITATION CLASSICS PLUS THE AWARD-WINNING DOCUME ..read more
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The Miracle Fighters – Remastered Blu-Ray Coming Soon From Eureka
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by David Rees
3w ago
The crazy action/fantasy movie from Yuen Woo Ping, The Miracle Fighters is getting a new remastered Blu-ray release from Eureka. During the Qing dynasty, marriage between Manchu and Han people is outlawed. When it is discovered that high-ranking official Kao Hsiung (Eddy Ko) has taken a Han wife, the Emperor informs him that he will be forgiven – but only if he kills his beloved before the court. When he refuses, Kao Hsiung is marked for death by the powerful Sorcerer Bat (Yuen Shun-yee) and forced to watch as his wife is slain before his eyes. Kao Hsiung flees, kidnapping the Crown Prince dur ..read more
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Above the Law (1988) – Retro Review
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by David Rees
1M ago
Mention the name Steven Seagal these days, and you will probably get some comic or derogatory comments, but back in the late 80’s onwards for about 6 movies he was one of the most successful action film stars in Hollywood, which started in 1988 with Above the Law.(aka Nico). Directed and co-written by Andrew Davis, the film has Seagal playing Nico Toscani an ex-soldier and now a cop in downtown Chicago, who with his female partner (Pam Grier) finds himself tracking down ex-CIA cops (headed by Henry Silva) who are involved in illegal drug trafficking. It also transpires that they are also plann ..read more
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The Valiant Ones – King Hu Classic on Blu-ray and UHD
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by David Rees
1M ago
Eureka in the UK are going to release the King Hu classic Wuxia film The Valiant Ones onto Blu-ray and 4K UHD from a new remaster as part of their Masters of Cinema series. During the reign of the Jiajing Emperor (Chao Lei), China’s coastal regions have come under attack by wokou – Japanese pirates under the leadership of the infamous Hakatatsu (Sammo Hung). To combat this threat, the Emperor tasks a trusted general, Zhu Wan (Tu Kuang-chi), with assembling a group of skilled warriors to find and eliminate the pirates. Under the command of General Yu Dayou (Roy Chiao), the band of sol ..read more
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Shaolin Martial Arts (1974) – Retro Review
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by David Rees
1M ago
One of the early films in director Chang Cheh’s Shaolin Cycle, this one stars Alexander Fu Sheng and Chi Kuan Chun as two students of Shaolin (in this film the destruction of Shaolin has happened long before) who with other students and Manchu fighters attend a traditional ceremony held every year. Things turn ugly after a demonstration and a fight starts between the two groups after one of the Shaolin students is brutally killed. The Manchu have wanted to get rid of all Shaolin rebels for a long time and now recruit two invincible Chi Gung (Internal power) experts to help them, played by Wang ..read more
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Island of Fire – Blu-ray Coming Soon From 88 Films
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by David Rees
1M ago
The action Drama Island of Fire is getting a remastered Blu-ray release soon from 88 Films in the UK. The film has an all-star cast including Jackie Chan, Sammo Hung, Andy Lau, and Tony Leung. Four men of iron face their destinies within the harsh walls of a Taiwanese prison. Steve (Jackie Chan) is a gambler seeking to atone for his sins. Andy (Tony Leung) is an undercover cop solving a crime. Lee (Andy Lau) is a gangster looking for vengeance. John (Sammo Hung) is a lifer seeking to reunite with his son.  The film had a cut-down release in Hong Kong, but a longer uncut Taiwanese version ..read more
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Fist of Legend – 4K UHD and Blu-Ray Coming Soon from 88 Films
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by David Rees
1M ago
Considered by many to be Jet Li’s finest martial arts movie and a remake of the Bruce Lee classic Fist of Fury, Fist of Legend is getting a remastered 4K UHD and Blu-ray release from 88 Films in the UK. Jet Li, plays Chen Zhen – the matchless number-one student of China’s pre-eminent Kung Fu master, Fok Yun-gap. Upon returning home to Shanghai after a period of study abroad, he discovers that his homeland has been devastated by a brutal Japanese occupation and that his once proud martial arts academy has fallen into disarray following the untimely demise of his beloved Master – allegedly in a ..read more
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The Rebel (2007)- Brutal Fight Scene
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by David Rees
2M ago
Below is a great fight scene from the Vietnamese action film The Rebel, made in 2007 and starring Johnny Tri Nguyen and Veronica Ngo. It is a great action drama still available on DVD (Click Here…) but not released on Blu-ray yet. The post The Rebel (2007)- Brutal Fight Scene first appeared on Asian Action Cinema ..read more
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House of Ninjas – TV Series Coming Soon to Netflix
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by David Rees
2M ago
Netflix has released the trailer (see below) for a new TV series called House of Ninjas, consisting of 6 episodes. It stars Kento Kaku, Yosuke Eguchi and Tae Kimura. The action/drama series is directed by American director Dave Boyle. The Tawara family are the last ninja clan. Due to a mission that took place 6 years ago, the Tawara family decided to abandon their ninja duties and live a normal life among regular people but now the family must take on the greatest crisis in Japanese history, one that threatens to shake the nation to its core. Not sure what regions it will show on first but ke ..read more
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Last Hero In China – Blu-Ray Review 88 Films
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by David Rees
2M ago
Jet Li is probably best known to martial arts movie fans for playing the legendary Wong Fei Hung in the Once Upon a Time in China films made by director Tsui Hark. The films regenerated the limping Kung fu movie genre at the time and were a big hit. In 1993 Jet went over to another film company and made Last Hero in China for director Wong Jing also playing the Wong Fei Hung character. Anyone who knows the director’s output will realise that he is not subtle in his approach to filmmaking and this film is much the same, with the story being much more comical in tone to the Once Upon a Time in C ..read more
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