Magnificent Warriors – 88 Films USA Blu-ray Review
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by David Rees
15h ago
Michelle Yeoh has recently become a fan and critic favourite with her starring role in the fabulous Everything Everywhere All at Once, but she will always be fondly remembered as one of the first stars of the Battling Babes genre of action films coming out of Hong Kong in the 1980s. Magnificent Warriors was made in 1987 and starred Yeoh (then billed as Michelle Khan) as well as Derek Yee and Richard Ng in a story where she portrays a wisecracking mercenary pilot with a leather jacket, rope dart and bullwhip who sets aside personal greed to defend a small town and free its leader from the clut ..read more
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Bullet Train (1975) – Coming Soon From Eureka
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by David Rees
6d ago
The classic Japanese action thriller Bullet Train is getting a new Blu-ray release in the UK from Eureka. Not to be confused with the recent movie starring Brad Pitt, Bullet Train stars Ken Takakura as a mad bomber who plants a device on a high-speed Japanese train, programmed to detonate if the train’s speed drops below 80 kilometres per hour. The train’s conductor (Sonny Chiba) must keep the train moving whilst the police track the madman down. Most well-known for inspiring the 1994 Hollywood blockbuster Speed, The Bullet Train is a remarkably tense thriller from director&nbs ..read more
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Jackie Chan Collection – Volume 2 Blu Ray Coming Soon From Shout Factory
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by David Rees
6d ago
Shout Factory in the USA has announced the release of the second volume of Jackie Chan movies on Blu-ray with the Jackie Chan Collection Volume 2. Films featured in this set : WINNERS AND SINNERS (1.85:1 / Cantonese, English DTS-HD Master Audio Mono / 108 min.) WHEELS ON MEALS (1.85:1 / Cantonese, English DTS-HD Master Audio Mono / 107 min.) THE PROTECTOR (1.85:1 / English DTS-HD Master Audio Stereo & 5.1 / U.S. Cut (95 min.) / Hong Kong Cut (92 min.)) TWINKLE, TWINKLE LUCKY STARS (1.85:1 / Cantonese, English DTS-HD Master Audio Mono / Hong Kong Cut (94 min.) / Extended Cut (107 min.)) AR ..read more
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Street Fighter Trilogy – Coming Soon From Arrow UK.
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by David Rees
6d ago
Arrow Video in the UK has announced the release of the Sonny Chiba classic Street Fighter Collection a set featuring all 3 films in the iconic series. The Streetfighter Trilogy has Sonny Chiba as Takuma “Terry” Tsurugi, the animalistic antihero driven by sex, money and brawling in the infamous series that first introduced the name of the martial arts legend to a global audience. The first film to receive an X rating in the U.S. purely on account of its violence, The Street Fighter sees Tsurugi embroiled in a game of double and triple crosses involving both local and foreign mafia gangs when h ..read more
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Last Hurrah For Chivalry (1979) – Review
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by David Rees
1M ago
All HK action movie fans know the name of director John Woo, with classics such as The Killer and Hard Boiled in most collections but one of his earlier films he did for Golden Harvest Studios, Last Hurrah For Chivalry is one that is neglected unfairly by some, which is a shame as it has many of the themes that he would go on to explore in his later gangster movies. This epic swordplay film starts with a wedding ceremony for Kao (Liu Chiang), a warrior who has many loyal followers. But the wedding is interrupted by one of his main enemies Pai (Lee Hoi Sang) and his men who set about slaughter ..read more
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Sakra (2022) – Trailer – New Film with Donnie Yen
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by David Rees
2M ago
Below is the trailer for the new film Sakra, starring and directed by Donnie Yen, In the film, Yen will take the role of Master Qiao Feng, who is one of the main protagonists of an intertwining storyline that includes the characters of Duan Yu and Xuzhu. Donnie Yen said about the film “Over the last 20 years, a lot of Wuxia characters on screen have become more and more fantasy and cartoonish. I wanted to stay away from that — I wanted to go back to the history and the roots. From the wardrobe to the hair and set design all the way to the action and stunts, I wanted to go back to the roo ..read more
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In The Line Of Duty 1-4 Blu Rays – USA and UK Releases
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by David Rees
2M ago
The fantastic In The Line of Duty 1-4 series of films from Hong Kong is getting a remastered Blu-ray release from 88 Films in the USA as a box set of all 4 films and in the UK by Eureka of the 4 films released separately, below are the details for both sets. USA set will be locked to region A, UK locked to Region B. Click on the images for more details and where to order. USA BOX SET RELEASE BY 88 FILMS – These four classic police stories from the Golden Age of Hong Kong action broke new ground showing women kicking butt as hard as any man! Michelle Yeoh, Cynthia Rothrock Cynthia Kahn star as ..read more
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New Bruce Lee Biopic To Be Made By Ang Lee
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by David Rees
2M ago
Ang Lee, Bruce and Ang Lee’s Son Mason. There have been many biopics on the life of Bruce Lee over the years from low-budget exploitation films to big studio films such as Dragon The Bruce Lee Story from Universal. Now award-winning director Ang Lee is to direct Bruce Lee, a new film from Sony 3000 Pictures. The director’s son, Mason Lee, who is perhaps best known for his roles in 2011’s The Hangover Part II will be playing the iconic martial arts superstar. “Accepted as neither fully American nor fully Chinese, Bruce Lee was a bridge between East and West who introduced Chinese Kung ..read more
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Millionaires Express – Special Edition Blu-Ray Coming to the USA From Arrow
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by David Rees
2M ago
All aboard for the all-star action-packed adventure of a lifetime as martial arts maestro Sammo Hung (Heart of Dragon) brings East and West crashing spectacularly together in Millionaires’ Express! Sammo himself plays Ching Fong-tin, a former outlaw with a wild scheme to make amends with the citizens of his struggling hometown of Hon Sui: explosively derail a brand new luxury express train en route from Shanghai so that its super-rich passengers will have no choice but to spend money in the town. He’s not the only one with eyes on the passengers’ deep pockets, however; a gang of ruthless bank ..read more
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Magnificent Warriors – Blu-Ray From Eureka
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by David Rees
2M ago
Eureka in the UK has announced the specifications for the upcoming Blu-ray release of Magnificent Warriors starring Michelle Yeoh. Michelle Yeoh stars as a daring secret agent during the Second Sino-Japanese War, who intervenes in a characteristically explosive fashion to defend a remote mountain town from occupying Japanese forces. One of Michelle Yeoh’s most popular titles and featuring some of her most memorable action sequences, Magnificent Warriors also stars Richard Ng, Shaw Brothers veteran Derek Yee, and Lowell Lo. Fully restored in 2K, and with the film ..read more
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