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Fantaspoa 2015 Interview: REDEEMER Director Ernesto Díaz Espinoza

Redeemer marks the fourth collaboration between director Ernesto Díaz Espinoza and martial artist Marko Zaror, and is considered by the director himself as his most serious movie, since it accompanies its carefully choreographed and violent as hell fights with a... More »
  

Tony Jaa! Wu Jing! Max Zhang! Simon Yam! Louis Koo! SPL2: A TIME FOR CONSEQUENCES Gets 5 New Character Posters

Soi Cheang's SPL2: A Time For Consequences opens in Hong Kong and mainland China on 18 June, and the PR machine is shifting into high gear. This star-studded, action-packed sequel to Wilson Yip's fantastic 2005 martial arts thriller SPL stars... More »
By James Marsh   
  

SPL2: A TIME FOR CONSEQUENCES: Check Out New Making-Of Featurettes And Posters

Wilson Yip's 2005 action thriller SPL (aka Sha Po Lung, Kill Zone) was the film that relaunched Donnie Yen's career, and saw him ascend to the upper echelons of martial arts stardom. Ten years later, director Soi Cheang (Accident, Motorway, The Monkey King) brings... More »
By James Marsh   
  

Review: POUND OF FLESH Is Soft In All The Wrong Places

Jean-Claude Van Damme continues to explore and embrace his darker side in this modest Asian action thriller, as a kidnap & rescue specialist who falls foul of organ traffickers in the Philippines. Sadly, budgetary constraints and a lack of interesting... More »
By James Marsh   
  

SPL2 Gets A Poster, And A Whopping Big Set Of Stills

A few weeks ago we got the teaser trailer to SPL 2, and... well, damn... that looked very promising indeed! Tony Jaa and Wu Jing kicking ass, a brutally melodramatic plot that would get even the most pacifist fighter's blood... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

Byron Mann Lays A Beating In This Clip From Steven Seagal's ABSOLUTION

Steven Seagal returns to screens alongside Vinnie Jones in the upcoming Absolution and while the action veteran is not to be seen in this new, exclusive clip from the film have no fear: co-star Byron Mann's pretty damn good at... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

More Tony Jaa Versus Wu Jing In Second SPL 2 Trailer!

While Thai martial arts star Tony Jaa may not have gotten a whole load of screen time in Furious 7 it seems like very nearly the entire population of the globe has seen at least a little bit of him... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Old School Kung Fu Fest 2015: Enter The Ninjas! (Plus A Trailer!)

Returning for its fifth edition, Old School Kung Fu Fest 2015 will celebrate martial arts and action cinema by turning its focus on "the deadliest fighter of them all...the ninja!" I'm quoting the official announcement, although I'm not convinced the... More »
By Peter Martin   
  

Tony Jaa And Wu Jing Kick Ass In First SPL 2 Teaser

There have been a great many mixed feelings in the lead up to SPL 2, the sequel to a film that many consider one of the finest martial arts films of recent days and the film which triggered the mid... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Jaa. Lundgren. SKIN TRADE American Trailer.

International action stars Tony Jaa and Dolph Lundgren - and that Michael Jai White guy, he's pretty good, too - team up to take down Ron Perlman's flesh trading ring in the upcoming Skin Trade and if that hasn't gotten... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

It's Not The Size Of The Knife In First CLOSE RANGE Clip, It's How Scott Adkins Uses It

American action fans really should be thanking their stars for the director-star duo of Isaac Florentine and Scott Adkins. The duo not only set the standard for US produced fight flicks with their 2006 collaboration Undisputed 2 but have vaulted... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Exclusive US Trailer: BROTHERHOOD OF BLADES Brings The Action

Brotherhood of Blades, director Lu Yang's second feature, is set to hit Blu-ray and DVD next Tuesday, February 10th in North America and we've got your first look at the trailer. I haven't yet seen the film, but the action... More »
By J Hurtado   
  

UNLUCKY STARS: Watch The Official Trailer For The Indie Fight Flick

It was way, way back in March of 2012 when we first wrote about indie fight flick Unlucky Stars in these pages. At that point they'd shot a bit of footage and were prepping a crowd funding campaign to raise... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

ROPE A DOPE 2 Is One Of The Best American Fight Comedies Ever Made. Watch It Now.

It seems reductive to say that Rope A Dope 2 is the best thing to emerge from The Stunt People community to date. It's true, I think, and given that The Stunt People have been very good at what they... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Watch Celine Tran Slit Throats And Kick Ass In BURST

Formerly known as adult superstar Katsuni, French/Vietnamese performer Celine Tran is now embarking on a serious acting career, reinventing herself as a bona fide action heroine. Teaming up with French stunt team Cinemaction Stunts, Celine has been training furiously and... More »
By James Marsh   
  

Dustin Nguyen Faces Off With RZA In THE MAN WITH THE IRON FISTS 2 Trailer

Though RZA's directorial and starring effort The Man With The Iron Fists under performed at the box office it still did enough business for Universal to quietly give the go ahead to a straight-to-video sequel with the directing duties this... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Iranian Martial Arts Star Ramin Sohrab Kicks His Way Through The MALEK Promo

What's that? An Iranian martial arts star seems like an unlikely sort of thing to you? Well, I'd wager very few people were wondering where the next Iranian vampire story would come from before A Girl Walks Home Alone At... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

BLADE OF THE MAIDEN: Check The Teaser For Filipino Martial Arts Fantasy

The Philippines' Cinema One Originals program continues to support a broad range of talent across more genres than you can shake a stick at with their annual funding grants - unlike most nations Filipino festivals actually commission and pay for... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

New RE:BORN Training Video Gives Sakaguchi Tak Ninja Skills

It is with no small amount of enthusiasm that we have been following the development of Re:Born, the comeback, and potentially final, action film for Japanese martial arts star Sakaguchi Tak. The latest in a series of videos has surfaced,... More »
By James Marsh   
  

Marko Zaror Will Kick That Face And That Face And All The Faces In First REDEEMER Teaser!

Good news for fans of Chilean martial artist Marko Zaror on a pair of fronts. Up first, word is out from the American Film Market that US rights for his latest pairing with writer-director Ernesto Diaz Espinoza, Redeemer, has been... More »
By Todd Brown   
  
 
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