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Would you believe it ,it's summer,well of course not ,well not from the clouds and thunder anyway.
But that does not stop us marching on to bring you the reviews ,Event features and more over the coming months.
Our time at the Terracotta Film Festival is finished and we gear up to some reviews of some classics and more up to date fair. All this before we gear up for our coverage of this years Hyper Japan show at Earls Court London at the end of July.
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Content Media's Recent Release of Web series Street Fighter 'Assassins Fist' gave the fans what they have wanted for years, A true depiction in live action of there heroes. No poor effects,Unconnected story lines or directors,Producers or actors that don't give a damn about the content.
''Assassins Fist'' is pure Street Fighter by people that love the video game series, Real action,stunning effects and stunts,a story to get lost in and in all that it captures the spirit of the martial arts and the legendary game series . Street Fighter just got real.
From the 1st of June 2014 to October ,the BFI on London's Southbank will be show casing a expansive and shall we say a ludicrous amount of Chinese cinema ,not just from Hong Kong but Taiwan and the Mainland to. Starting in June with some very rare classics the five month festival will focus on alternate genres over each of the months.
July sees the Gangsters,Swords and fights sections with such classics being shown as Shaw's classic ''The One Armed Swordsman, Yuen Woo Ping's ''Drunken Master'' with Jackie Chan as well as the later Drunken Master 2 aka Legend of the Drunken Master.
Bruce Lee gets a look in with ''Fist of Fury'' and Jet Li and Donnie Yen with ''Once Upon in China '' parts 1 and 2.
There is a also a early Wong Fei Hong film from 1949 with Kwan Tak Hing who went on to play the part for some seventy films.
August onwards have not been listed as of yet but for more info visit the BFI website at http://www.bfi.org.uk/china
Recently released on DVD and Bluray , The Wrath of Vajra is a other entry into the arena fight flicks that have been doing the rounds, here some quite heavy set fighters bust each others heads in what looks like a other contender for fight film of the year.
*Of note the film also stars Legendary Karate master Yasuaki Kurata ( Fist of Legend,Shanghai Express,Bloodfight), now i bet that's got your attention?
Donnie Yen stars as the Monkey King with Chow Yun Fat as the Jade Emperor in this Chinese fantasy film based on the the novel Journey to the West.
Although already released in China and only just in February in the USA ,we still have a small wait in the UK and Europe to see this on the big screen.
We don't often cover TV series on site, i would suppose the only reason being that having to cover them well you need to view all the episodes in a short period as opposed to tuning in to your favorite station each week . Also buying and importing DVD series from the east can be pricey and not all are subtitled.
But even though we do have one series on the go to cover it does not mean we can not cover a series closer to home.
I recently viewed the entire first season of ''VIKINGS'' on Lovefilm and found it a enjoyable escapade. Filmed for most part in Southern Ireland it followed the legend of famous viking Ragnar Lodbrok who was famous for wreaking havoc in England in the ninth century.
A series which had a fair amount of action which was well put together. And your also be pleased to know the series is released on DVD and Bluray as of February 3rd 2014 on region 2.
Which is just in time for the second season which premieres on February 27th 2014.
VIKINGS © MGM 2013
© 2013 Fortissimo Films
Juno Mak re-imagines the Mr Vampire series in his new action horror ''Rigor Mortis'' ,the film has taken Hong Kong by storm and it looks like Mr Mak has a hit on his hands, the film also stars some of the original cast from Mr Vampire including Chin Siu Ho and Anthony Chan.
Yes you get one MMA film ,then all of a sudden there's another and anther.
After the brilliant ''Fists of Legend'' by Kang Woo Suk and then Hong Kong's answer in ''Unbeatable'' ,another Hong Kong film this time starring a bevvy of beauties as the ''Kick Ass Girls''have arrived to the MMA ground. Starring Chrissie Chau ,Dada Lo and Hidy Yu as three boxing gym friends who get mixed up in some MMA shenanigans.
Say Eastern Heroes to anyone who was around in the late 80's and early 90's and into the Hong Kong film scene and their eyes will light up with memories of late night cinema ,Kung Fu film marathons and major events featuring some of the greatest talent the genre has seen.
Eastern Heroes headed and owned by Rick Baker and in conjunction with long time friend and Hong Kong film maker Toby Russell at the time where responsible for the Kung Fu explosion in the UK ,their events attracted large crowds ,but then these where the guys that brought the Likes of Jet Li, Donnie Yen,Chow Yun Fat ,John Woo,Cynthia Rothrock ,Gordon Liu to the UK .
Some of these events where also in conjunction with Hong Kong Film Maker,historian,Producer,Writer Bey Logan who many will know now resides in Hong Kong.
Mobbed ,Rick Baker looks set to entertain.
Toby Gets mobbed as fans want his latest book , ''The Art of Vengeance''
Anyway after many years on this day the 8th December 2013 ,Eastern Heroes is back ,a event held in London's China Town to promote a new book and Documentary by Toby Russell and new book and Documentary by Bruce Lee aficionado Steve Kerridge went down a storm as the venue brimmed beyond the gills as fans watched and witnessed some very rare Bruce footage and The Invincible Venoms by Toby Russell in which Toby Interviewed the legendary Shaw Brothers Venoms Group amidst snippets of their films,all of which have been beautifully restored by Celestial Pictures.
One of the volumes of Toby Russell's new book ,for fans of old Kung Fu cinema these are a joy to behold.