|Posted by THE SNAKE on January 20, 2015 at 4:10 PM||comments (0)|
In our first news article of the year we have the sad news in today that British Martial artist and Action star / Stuntman Darren Shahlavi has passed away in Los Angeles .
The star aged just 42 actually died on the 14th January 2015 ,but his family have only today made it public. Darren who starred in such films Ip Man 2 with Donnie Yen and Sammo Hung ,The Package with Steve Austin ( Picture ) and Bloodmoon with Gary Daniels.
Darren also worked on big features in smaller roles or as a stuntman or choreographer in films like ''300'' , Mission Impossible Ghost Protocol, Watchman,BloodRayne as well as a host of TV series including the recent ARROW series.
Cause of death is unannounced at the moment.
Our thoughts are with his family . R.I.P. DARREN
Darren in Action in The Package with Steve Austin in 2012
|Posted by THE SNAKE on October 24, 2014 at 8:55 PM||comments (0)|
Yes last weekend was the London Film and Comic Con and Karate Kid star Ralph Macchio atended both days to meet and greet the fans . Star of the famous trilogy (which recently got a remake back in 2010 with Jackie Chan and Jadan Smith ) seems not to have aged other then maybe being a little heavier.And by the way he will be 53 on November 4th.
But Ralph Macchio also starred in other classics like ''CrossRoads''My Cousin Vinney'' and Distant Thunder which where all well known at their time of release.
You can not beat the classics and the 1984 classic Karate Kid is a iconic film which has many fans.
Ralph Macchio at London Film and Comic Con on October the 19th 2014 at Earls Court 2 in London.
Where have some more stills of the Karate Kid in our special look at the trilogy ,as soon as i find those video tapes , i might have to transfer them first to DVD to make viewing easier.
Watch this space -
|Posted by THE SNAKE on October 14, 2014 at 8:00 PM||comments (0)|
Another film screening at the 9th London Korean film festival is ''The Divine Move'' with Jung Woo-sung and directed by Jo Bum-gu. A revenge film where a man gets revenge for his brothers death ,which he himself was framed for.
Back with another film at the festival tomorrow.
|Posted by THE SNAKE on October 13, 2014 at 9:15 PM||comments (0)|
The 9th London Korean Film Festival kicks of on the 6th November at the Odeon West End with a gala screening of Kundo-Age of Rampant directed by Yoon Jong-bin and starring Ha Jung Woo and Kang Dong- Won.
Set in the Joseon dynasty it surrounds a power struggle between outlaws and Noblemen. If you like your cinema evolving around history and past times this looks set to please.
Another film showing is Cold Eyes, a modern day crime thriller which stars Sol Kyung-gu who was in attendence at last years festival for his film Hope.
More on the films at the festival tomorrow.
|Posted by THE SNAKE on October 13, 2014 at 9:10 PM||comments (0)|
Donnie Yen ,Michelle Bai and Director Teddy Chen where in attendence for the World Premiere of Teddy Chen's new film Kung Fu Jungle starring Donnie Yen , Wang Baiqiang and Michelle Bai in London town on Sunday.
Our review and feature is live on this very site now.. just look in the sidebar for the link.
|Posted by THE SNAKE on September 29, 2014 at 6:10 PM||comments (0)|
Fans of the original Karate Kid films are in for a treat when the Karate Kid himself lands in London for the London Film and Comic Winter show at Earls Court 2 on the weekend of 18th and 19th October 2014.
So if you want to get that autograph ,or photo or both ,then visit the show site and book those tickets.
here's the link
|Posted by THE SNAKE on September 29, 2014 at 5:50 PM||comments (0)|
Gary Daniels ahs a new film coming to region 2 DVD in October . His latest action fest is ''MISFIRE'', Daniels plays Cole a DEA agent who goes searching for his ex wife , a journalist that he beleives has been abducted by a Cartel in Mexico.
Should be good .. review soon.
|Posted by THE SNAKE on September 28, 2014 at 11:15 AM||comments (0)|
Just a quickie to let you all know our site feature on the Eastern Heroes weekend at Seni 2014 at London's Soccer Dome is up on site now.
Loads of photo's of Master Hwang Jung Lee in the UK, Scoot Adkins and the Hwang Jung Lee seminar.
click here to view.
|Posted by THE SNAKE on September 23, 2014 at 8:10 PM||comments (0)|
Another film worth catching at the London Film Festival is the new film from Jacob Cheung , starring Fan Bing Bing ,Huang Xaoming, and Vincent Zhao aka Zhao Wen Zhao aka Chui Man Cheuk. A retelling of a classic story with Stephen Tung responsible for the action .
If you like your Martial arts with lots of Fantasy and beautiful looking women , then you must see ''The White Haired Witch from Luner Kingdom'' .
The film screens on the weekend of 18th and 19th of October , there's two screenings and one has nearly sold out , while the other is filling up nicley . So you better be quick if you want to see the film on the big screen , or your have to wait for the DVD or Bluray.
More BFI London Film Festival news tomorrow.
|Posted by THE SNAKE on September 23, 2014 at 5:20 PM||comments (0)|
Yes You read that right folks , Donnie Yen is coming to the UK for the World Premier of his new film ''Kung Fu Jungle'' arranged by the BFI for this years London Film Festival , Kung Fu Jungle will be one of the highlights of this years festival which is showcasing more then 200 films during October.
Kung Fu Jungle is a return to hardcore action for Donnie after appearing in ''The Monkey King '' and Iceman Cometh 3D , two films we still have to catch up with to review on site.
Accompanying Donnie Yen will be Director Teddy Chen ( Bodyguards and Assassins) and actress Michelle Bai.
The Date of the premeir is Sunday October 12th at the Empire Leicester Square , but chances of getting tickets now are sparse as as soon as it was announced tickets where selling like hotcakes as fan sites and social networks found out.
But if your around London on the 12th October and want to grab a peak of Donnie Yen on the Red Carpet in London ,then head on down to Leicester Square and you never know you may bump into Donnie if your lucky.
Where bring you more news about the festival shortly as their showing some other films that may be of interest to our readers.