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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 Read more…


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 Read more…


FIST OF LEGEND JET LI

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. Read more…


Before he made his name in Lone Wolf and Cub Tomisaburo Wakayama starred in these violent samurai spectacles that draw on James Bond and Spaghetti Westerns for inspiration yet feature the period’s familiar style and blood-spattering action. In this Bounty Read more…


the rebel 2007

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 Read more…


house of ninjas tv series

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 Read more…


last hero in china blu ray review

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 Read more…


black mask jet li

Eureka in the UK and soon to be in the USA, have announced the release of the Jet Li action movie Black Mask as a limited special edition. Tsui Chik (Li) is a librarian who leads a quiet, unassuming life Read more…


china obrien poster

Eureka in the UK has announced the release of the cult martial arts films starring Cynthia Rothrock, China Obrien parts 1 and 2 onto 4K UHD and Blu-ray. In China O’Brien, city cop and formidable martial artist Lori China O’Brien Read more…


MEN FROM THE MONASTERY

Director Chang Cheh was always the pioneer at Shaw Brothers studios, especially during the 1960s and 70s and Men From the Monastery was one of his first in what was called his “Shaolin Cycle” of films. The film stars Fu Read more…

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