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Rome Prepares For Invasion In ASTERIX: THE LAND OF THE GODS Teaser

Europe's popular comic character Asterix and his well-rounded sidekick Obelix is getting the CG/3D animated treatment for the first time in Asterix: The Land of the Gods (aka Astérix: Le Domaine des Dieux) from the directing team Louis Clichy and... More »
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Watch The Teaser For Hong Kong Sci-Fi Project VIRTUS

FATface Production, the Hong Kong-based VFX studio behind Tai Chi Zero and Storm Warriors, ventures into its own independent sci-fi project, Virtus. The following teaser is in fact a proof of concept video but it's unclear if its for a... More »
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Asia Beat: Yxine FF, SCANDAL 2, HIGH KICK ANGELS And More!

Time once again for our bi-weekly round-up of little news bites from around the region that have piqued our interest and have deemed worth sharing with our readership. We've got jury news from the upcoming Yxine Film Fest, a new... More »
  

Explosive First Teaser For Taiwanese Cop Actioner BLACK & WHITE EPISODE II: THE DAWN OF JUSTICE

Big explosion and plenty of shoot'em up descended upon Harbor City yet again and its up to the cops to restore the peace in Tsai Yueh-hsun's Black & White Episode II: The Dawn of Justice, the second installment of the... More »
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First Teaser For Animated MONKEY KING RELOADED

Media Asia is producing its first English-language 3D animated film, called Monkey King Reloaded. Directed by Felix Ip and Paul Wang of Hong Kong-based Unicorn Studios, the former production staff of the Imagi Animation Studios that previously brought us TMNT... More »
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First Trailer For CG/3D Animated Film STAND BY ME DORAEMON

For most children aged between 3-12 in Japan and other parts of Asia, there is no manga/anime character more enduringly beloved and recognizable than Doraemon, the futuristic robotic cat who travels back in time to aid the young boy Nobita... More »
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Donnie Yen Freezes No More And Finally Cometh In Hong Kong Trailer For ICEMAN 3D

Production problems over the high cost budget and shooting complication has stalled Law Wing Cheong's period/modern actioner Iceman 3D for a long while but after overcoming this temporary setback, the remake to Clarence Fok's Iceman Cometh is finally ready to... More »
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Watch High School Girls Kick More Ass In This New Look At HIGH KICK ANGELS

Our first preview of the action movie High Kick Angels arrived last week in a promo video, but it was mostly a mashed-up video of fight scenes from other films, revealing only a few shot of actual footage and some... More »
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Watch Cute Girls Kick Ass In HIGH KICK ANGELS Promo Videos

Back in 2009, High Kick Girl and Karate Girl producer Nishi Fuyukiko oversaw the introduction of karate prodigy Takeda Rina to great stardom in the Japanese martial arts genre. With an eye for discovering new talent, Nishi has assembled not... More »
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First Teaser For Wuxia Fantasy THE WHITE HAIRED WITCH OF LUNAR KINGDOM

China's most stunning leading lady Fan Bingbing is set to not only bewitch audiences with her gorgeous looks, but will also unleash her cold hearted scorn in Jacob Cheung's wuxia fantasy epic The White Haired Witch Of Lunar Kingdom. Its... More »
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Watch LIFE AFTER PI, The Chronicle Of An Oscar-Winning VFX Studio's Downfall

Where would many a Hollywood blockbuster be without the use of visual effects to help tell its spectacle laden stories? It's hard to imagine. Most would say its a major contributing factor in attracting the audience, thus generating millions for... More »
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Watch The Final Trailer For THE MONKEY KING

Yesterday saw the unveiling of the "Ultimate" trailer for Cheang Pou Soi's fantasy event film The Monkey King with action actor/director Donnie Yen as the title character caught in the middle of an epic battle between the Jade Emperor from... More »
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Get Behind The Scenes Of Christophe Gans' BEAUTY AND THE BEAST

Pathe Films has posted a making-of video for Christophe Gans' adaptation of the fairy tale Beauty And The Beast, featuring an interview with the director and screen writer Sandra Vo-Anh.  Unfortunately, its in French so those who don't know the... More »
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Get Behind The Scenes Of THE MONKEY KING With Donnie Yen Going Apeshit

In Cheang Pou Soi's upcoming fantasy epic The Monkey King (aka in US as The Monkey King: The Legend Begins), lead actor/action director Donnie Yen not only underwent prosthetic makeup but he fully immerse himself into an ape-like character as... More »
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THE HUNTRESSESS Trailer Blends Girl Power And Campy Humor

The local Korean cinemas will kick off the new year with empowered female warriors getting into some silly situations in the period action comedy The Huntresses.  Rounding out these trio bounty hunters is Ha Ji-won (As One), Kang Ye-won (Quick)... More »
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Watch Donnie Yen vs Bruce Lee In Animated Short A WARRIOR'S DREAM

Wouldn't it be very cool to see Donnie Yen and Bruce Lee, two martial arts great share the screen for a dream match-up? Well, you can see both of them together through the magic of animation in A Warrior's Dream. ... More »
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Watch Tony Jaa vs Marrese Crump In A New TOM YUM GOONG 2 Clip

Sahamongkol film has posted the second 3D clip for the highly anticipated Thai action flick Tom Yum Goong 2 on its official Youtube channel.  The clip showcases a fight scene with Tony Jaa, along with Jija Yanin (aka Jeeja Yanin)... More »
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Watch Donnie Yen vs Andy On In SPECIAL ID Clip

With a week to go before Clarence Fok's contemporary Martial Arts thriller Special ID hits the theaters across Asia, Starlit Film has release another fight scene clip, featuring a sample of the climatic showdown between Donnie Yen and Andy On. ... More »
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Watch Tony Jaa Fly Through The Roof In TOM YUM GOONG 2 Clip

How did director Prachya Pinkaew up the ante in Tom Yum Goong 2 after Tony Jaa had to evade a gang of BMX riders at an abandoned warehouse in the last installment? How about evading a gang of motorcyclists on top... More »
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Watch Donnie Yen Kick Some Serious Ass In A New SPECIAL ID Clip

In the Information age where even the smallest news detail is exposed online before a film is released, there are some things that are better left unseen at the risk of spoiling the element of surprise. However, being an eager... More »
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