Dragon Lord was Jackie Chan’s attempt to break away from the traditional Kung fu movie market and have different types of action in his movies. Although this was a brave attempt at change it did not work out for various reasons and was a disappointment at the Hong Kong box office compared to his previous hits.
Terracotta Distribution have released this classic Chang Cheh directed Kung fu movie for the first time on DVD in the UK. The film revolves around Mr Gao (Chiang Ming) who uncovers a treacherous plan that will surrender China to the invading Japanese forces.
With the help of the famous thief Black Hat (Jimmy Wang Yu), he steals the plans and intends to expose the treacherous acts of key government officials. But his actions target him for assassination by the treacherous Government official Hung Xu Wu (Seung Fung).
IVL in Hong Kong have announced a Blu ray release for the classic Shaw Brothers martial arts movie trilogy.
Here is the trailer for the classic Sammo Hung action / comedy Shanghai Express (also known as Millionaires Express) featuring an all star cast of Sammo Hung, Yuen Biao, Kenny Bee, Yasuaki Kurata, Richard Norton, Cynthia Rothrock , Meng Hoi and many more!!
Very sad today to hear of the death of the action star Darren Shahlavi. He has passed away at 42 years old. An extremely talented actor and martial artist and immensely dedicated to his acting and action craft. My sincerest condolences to his family and all who were lucky enough to know him. He was best known for co-starring roles in Ip Man 2, Tai Chi Boxer and many others…..
UK distributor Terracotta have announced the release of the classic kung fu movie Shanghai 13 on DVD on the 9th of February. Directed by Chang Cheh Shanghai 13 is full of great kung fu superstars from the Shaw Brothers era including Ti Lung, David Chiang, Chi Kuan Chun, Leung Kar Yan, Chen Kuan Tai and many more.
Its an action packed, fight filled extravaganza and this will be the first time it has been officially released outside of the Far East.
- Anamorphic Widescreen
- Cantonese Language with English subtitles
- Original English dub option
- Special Features: original cast interviews with Lu Feng and Sonny Yu.
Review soon…..You can pre-order below.
Director Johnnie To is one of the best directors working in Hong Kong at the moment and this film made in 2004 was just the start of his growing success and Winning Best Director at the 41st Golden Horse Awards.
Breaking News follows a team of thieves led by Yuan (Richie Jen) as they make their getaway and engage in multiple shootouts with the cops. The criminals’ bold escape is all captured on camera, leading to a public outcry against police cowardice and incompetence. In steps Inspector Rebecca Fong (Kelly Chen) who proposes fixing this public relations nightmare by putting on another big show for the media: televising their capture of the criminals.
Starring : Chang Yi, Shih Juh, Han Hsiang Chin, Miao Tien.
Directed by : Huang Feng.
Made in 1971 for Golden Harvest studio The Fast Sword is a typical swordplay action film of the period with a good lead performance from Chang Yi. A young warrior (Shih Juh) avenges his Father and is subsequently arrested by a local magistrate (Chang Yi). But they have to team up when the dead villains gang want revenge and kidnap his blind mother for ransom.
Donnie Yen’s latest action blockbuster Kung Fu Jungle will be released on DVD and Blu ray in Hong Kong on December 23rd. The film has had nothing but praise from those who have seen it and say it is his best film for a long time.
Director King Hu is one of those film makers who you may read about with a lot of praise but his work has not had the wide distribution it deserves. He started at Shaw Brothers and his famous swordplay epic Come Drink With Me is now rightly regarded as a classic of the genre. Fed up with the restricted contract at Shaws he moved on and started his own production company that he established after making A Touch of Zen in 1971. In 1973 he made The Fate Of Lee Khan in a deal with the then young studio Golden Harvest who agreed to distribute the film.