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Race From Death With Full Trailer For Iguchi's LIVE

Machine Girl director Iguchi Noboru has been going through something of a personal reinvention process over the past couple years, not abandoning the genre world that is his stock in trade but certainly looking to expand the palette a bit... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Slick Trailers For Turkish Hitman Film PANZEHIR (ANTIDOTE)

Though Turkish cinema is perhaps best known abroad for their arthouse dramas while local audiences tend to flock to broad comedies there's a long history of action cinema from Turkey as well, a history that has perhaps bubbled beneath the... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Francis Ng Has A Scam With A Van In The TWO THUMBS UP Teaser

Produced by Soi Cheang (Motorway, The Monkey King) and directed by Lau Ho Leung, writer of numerous Hong Kong movies including Painted Skin and The Great Magician, Two Thumbs Up is an action comedy starring Francis Ng and Simon Yam... More »
  

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 »
By Al Young   
  

Explore The Roots Of Indonesian Action With GARUDA POWER

While Gareth Huw Evans may have reintroduced the world to Indonesian action with Merantau and The Raid, those films are not an introduction of the action genre to the SE Asian nation but, rather, a reinvigoration of a tradition that... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

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 »
By Al Young   
  

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 »
By Al Young   
  

Okinawa 2014 Review: ONE THIRD Is A Darkly Comic Crime Caper

Shinagawa Hiroshi follows up Slapstick Brothers with a fast-paced, light-on-its-feet caper that cruises on its bulging ensemble cast even when the convoluted plot threatens to combust under the weight of its myriad twists and double crosses.When gambling-addicted nightclub manager Shu... More »
  

THE RAID 2: Watch A Second Behind The Scenes Reel

With Gareth Huw Evans' The Raid 2 hitting screens in the US on March 28th - the release begins in New York and LA and will spread rapidly from there to cover all major markets - a second extensive behind... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Watch The Very Promising First Teaser For Brunei Fight Drama YASMINE

We have been intrigued by director Siti Kamaluddin's action drama Yasmine since first coming across word of it back in October. It's just the second commercially produced film in the entire history of Brunei, for one thing, and it provides... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Yubari 2014 Review: GUN WOMAN Is Bloody, Trashy Entertainment

Capitalising on a spirited central performance from Japanese actress Asami as the eponymous heroine, Mitsutake Kurando's blood-soaked US-based crime thriller rises above its budgetary limitations in suitably sleazy style.Killing time on a long drive through the desert, a pair of... More »
  

APOKALIPS X: Watch The Theatrical Trailer For Mamat Khalid's Apocalyptic Gangster Fantasy

It's been a long and winding road for Mamat Khalid's Malaysian action fantasy Apokalips X. Envisioned as a sort of post apocalyptic spin on the Japanese youth gang sub genre - picture Crows Zero or Blue Spring after a nuclear... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Watch The Explosive Theatrical Trailer For Indonesian Actioner GUARDIAN

There's a whole lot of banging and crashing (and punching and stabbing and exploding) in the theatrical trailer for Helfi Kardit's upcoming Indonesian action film Guardian. Boasting an international cast that includes Final Destination 2's Sarah Carter alongside local stars... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Bullets, Blades And Fists Fly In The Trailer For James Lee's SECOND LIFE

Maylasia's James Lee doesn't appear to know how to take a break. Hugely prolific, with his work crossing multiple genre boundaries with his career bouncing back and forth between indie and studio work, Lee has taken a step back from... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Trailer: Finally Hong Kong Will Witness The WRATH OF VAJRA!

Originally scheduled for a release back in the summer of 2013, Law Wing Cheong's martial arts/horror hybrid has finally landed a domestic release date, and is set to screen in Hong Kong from 6 March.Marking the first lead role for... More »
  

Trailer: GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY Are A Bunch Of A-Holes!

I gotta be honest, I had no idea who the Guardians of the Galaxy were before Marvel announced their latest cinematic venture. That clip at the end of Thor: The Dark World left me scratching my head, while news that Chris... More »
  

Review: THE HUNTRESSES Misfire in Poorly-Plotted Blunder

Following the recent hits Masquerade (2012) and last year's The Face Reader, period films are set to make a big push into the Korean market in 2014 with at least six big Joseon era films poised to flood the market.... More »
  

Watch The Full Trailer For Singapore Crime Thriller RE:SOLVE

Billed as the first action crime thriller from Singapore, Randy Ang's Re:Solve opens in local cinemas on February 27th and we've got a full trailer - subtitles included - to follow the previous teaser.Singapore's first crime thriller follows Serious Crimes... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Review: Van Damme Goes Violently Vegan In ENEMIES CLOSER

Jean Claude Van Damme is gleefully deranged in Peter Hyams' no-frills Friday night beat-em up, in which a park ranger and vengeful ex-con form an uneasy alliance against a gang of marauding mercenaries on the Canadian border.The last decade has... More »
  

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 »
By Al Young   
  
 
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