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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.
Jackie Chan is back again, we really enjoyed CZ12 ,there where others that thought it lacked something, but from people i know it seems they where in the minority.
But it looks like everyone's singing the praises of Jackie's next iteration in the Police Story series ,Directed by Ding Sheng (Little Big Soldier) this looks like one hard hitting film which seems the fans can not wait for .
Released in December this year in Asian Cinemas.
More films then you can shake a leg at, yes they just keep coming , anyway we go old school with a review of 1974 classic Shaw Brothers film ''Five Shaolin Masters '' this classic from Chang Cheh stars many of the greats of the genre.
Ti Lung,David Chiang,Fu Sheng and many more star in Five Shaolin Masters
Heading to the big screens this Christmas is Man of Tai Chi with Keanu Reeves who also directs. We get hands on with this film focusing on this gentle art.
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After Fists of Legend from South Korea another MMA inspired film arrives from the East ,this time from Hong Kong ,starring Nick Cheung and Andy On Unbeatable looks set to start maybe the next craze in fight films.
Another great film where looking forward to is the sequel to Detective D and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame, yes Tsui Hark's new sequel or should i say prequel will be with us shortly for review
Young Detective D and the Rise of the Sea Dragon looks out standing
Also coming shortly is a review and feature on Warner Bros Video Game Injustice Gods Among Us. Recently released in a Ultimate edition for PS3 , XBOX 360 ,Xbox One and PS4 , our video games expert Bruno B delves into the Wii U version with a indepth review.
Our latest reviews on site are films we viewed at the Korean Film Festival in London , so for reviews of Song Hae-sung's ''Boomerang Family , Kang Woo-suks ''Fists of Legend'' and the latest film starring Sol-Kyung-gu by director Lee Joon-ik ''HOPE'' just click on the relevant picture to shoot to the review.
For the past three months the KCCUK (Korean Cultural Center UK, which is in London's The Strand) has been holding there popular film events every two weeks or so. Split up into four retrospectives of four Korean Actors. The events are free to view if you register for each viewing on the KCCUK website.
For their third featured actor this year they featured films starring Choi Min -Sik ,who many know for the iconic film Old Boy (which is currently getting a USA remake) ,they showcased six films from the actor , five which are shown at the KCCUK in their hall, it's all a very laid back affair.
For the final film they showcased the latest available for us to view which was Nameless Gangster , this screening took place at London's BAFTA in Piccadilly in their dedicated screening room which holds around 200 .
This is due to them having the star appear on stage for interview and a Q&A . Afterwards is a small reception where fans can meet the star and even get a photo or autograph or even both.
We had previously viewed 'I Saw the Devil '' at the KCCUK a couple weeks back ,we didn't get to any earlier ones due to not being able to apart from Oldboy which we didn't bother with because we have it in our library .
Here are a couple of pictures of Choi Min-Sik on stage at Bafta for the Q&A, a review of the film will follow shortly .
Screen legend Choi Min-Sik , very passionate about his art and open to answering what ever is thrown at him .
There's one more actor to be showcased this year and he's another star we will be focusing on site. He has starred in The Berlin File ,Nameless Gangster,The Chaser and many more and is a up and coming star ,he is none other then , Ha Jung-Woo.
Tony Jaa demo
Since we last saw Tony Jaa on screen he has Joined a Temple ,Left a Temple, filmed The Protector 2 aka Tom Yum Goong 2, Got Married ,had a child ,well his wife has, and put on some weight. Well The Protector 2 is set to be released in October this year in Thailand ,I'm sure it won't be long before we see it over in the West.
Here is a video of Tony in a demo reel he has just shot ,proving he still has the moves though he has a bit of podge on him.
And below is the teaser trailer for The Protector 2 or Tom Yum Goong2 if you prefer.