|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.
|Posted by THE SNAKE on September 4, 2014 at 7:35 PM||comments (0)|
It's not long till the Strength and Combat show incorperating Seni 2014, this means also it's not long till Eastern Heroes hold there Hwang Jung Lee and Bruce Lee weekend at the show.
So if you have not yet purchased your ticket i suggest your quick about it as this is one event not to miss, Also Attending is Ninja/ Undisputed star Scott Adkins who will be on the Eastern Heroes stand for autographs and photos as well.
Now we have been busy working on some new features and reviews of late , and one feature to appear in just a few short days is a look back at the Kung Fu filmscene in London back in the 80's and 90's . This was a time when Eastern Heroes,Beymark International,Shaolin Club and a few others including the official Jackie Chan club brought fans the films and the events that we craved .
If you where one of the attendees to any of the events at the now defunct Scala cinema,the Metro cinema or the Prince Charles Cinema in Liecester Square ( which has become the go to place for these films now) then your be taken back in our site feature of those days.
The films may be more at hand and obtainable now from one source or another ,but nothing can replicate the days of those cinema's and the VHS tape era that we all where a part of.
I will post a update here when our feature is up ,won't be long ,be before the show on the 13th and 14th.So maybe I'll meet a few old timers who frequented those events back then.
But to get your juices flowing ,who remembers this ---
All the way to Nottingham and back just to see Drunken Master 2 at the cinema, yep i done that
|Posted by THE SNAKE on July 30, 2014 at 2:00 PM||comments (0)|
September sees the return of SENI ,which is combined within the new Combat and Strength show ,being held at London's Soccer dome in Greenwich. Taking place on the 12th and 14th of September ,so it's some time ahead.
My old friends at Eastern Heroes ,Rick Baker and Toby Russel have secured a major star for the weekend for a Kung Fu Cinema celebration which also features some new books and articles on Bruce Lee.
But here's the great news , 'SILVER FOX '' is coming , yes Master Hwang Jang Lee is spending two days at the event to meet fans and sign autographs ,which Rick Baker has assured won't be to crazy in price.
The price to attend the event is just the price of the SENI and Combat show fee of £20 for the day, so after meeting Master Lee your still have lots to do ,with many other great martial artists from all fields at the event.
But there's more, On the 14th of September Master Hwang Jang Lee will hold a two hour Impact kicking seminar between 12 and 2pm.
Price for the seminar ,which includes your ticket for the show is just £35..
Of course the seminar will sell out quickly ,so if you want to train with master Lee you best book your tickets now. The link to the Seminar page where you can buy tickets for the seminar is below.Remember it includes your show ticket as well .
Master Hwang Jang Lee
Where there on Sunday 14th of September , because we have our seminar ticket booked already..
This is a one of chance to see the Master of Taekwondo ,meet him,train with him and get his autograph and picture.
So hope to see you there ,
|Posted by THE SNAKE on July 29, 2014 at 4:00 PM||comments (0)|
Yes we know we wanted to update this the other day, but we where not to know getting back from Hyper Japan that our internet connection would be slower then a dead snail. we just could not do anything creative.
So here it is the final teaser of Hyper Japan 2014 before we publish our full feature on site.
Saturday saw another hot day and we got there early to get some gaming in and we had to see Hiroki Ninja perform again as we where amazed at his feats. Plus it gave us a chance to get some alternative pictures of the show.
Tradditonal music and dance was in full swing to with the re-appearence of Minyo group last year consisting of Hibiki Ichikawa,Akari Mochizuki and the London Okinawa Sanshinkai and they gave various performances through out the weekend on the Main,Fringe and Martial arts stages.
Saturday also saw the Martial arts stage at it's busiest with demonstrations of Karate,Iaido,Kendo and Jiujitsu among the performers.
Cosplay was also more evident on Saturday ,with many in costume and more so in the afternoon session as the cosparade was on the main stage in the afternoon.
Fans of more modern music where not left out either with Jpop and Jrock stars appearing to get the crowds bopping along. While they partook in Japanese delicacies and tradditional drinking in the form of Sake as well as the many Japanese beers to buy to.
From browsing the stalls to visiting the pandemonium which was the Nintendo stand for some gaming action.
Hyper Japan is back in November on the 14th to the 16th at Olympia for the Hyper Japan Christmas Market , where be there to get in on the action , but that about wraps up our teaser for Hyper Japan 2014 .
Our full site feature will be up in a few days ,once we recall all our shenanigans of the three days and we sift through all the photos we took,sorting the good from the bad and what will go where..
But for now .Be Safe,Train Hard and most all , of have Fun.
|Posted by THE SNAKE on July 25, 2014 at 9:20 PM||comments (0)|
Hyper Japan is back in London Town and we where there on the opening day on Friday 25th at London's Earls Court.
This year the Hyper Japan team have taken over the larger hall at Earls Court one, added a number of dedicated stages apart from the main stage and though the Friday is never filled to capacity it looks like the bigger venue may hold up well when the weekend crowds arrive on Saturday and Sunday.
Today we where still treated to some great acts on stage and it gave us time to browse the stalls and even get some play time on Nintendo's and Bandai Namco's stand..
Real Life Ninja Warrior Hiroki appeared on stage today (he's back Saturday/Sunday) and delivered a heart pounding perfomance.. as well as holding a small workshop for all those who wish to learn his training techniques with the aid of a Towel. I suppose you can't give visitors Nunchucks ,we would have people knocked out on the floor as they hit themselves ,
a towel in your face won't render you unconsious .
Karate and Ninja Hiroki performs on stage on Friday
He's back both Saturday and Sunday and the workshops are short and free ,you just have sign a disclaimer that you can exert yourself .. because they don't want people actually keeling over from just hitting themselves with a towel.
There where a couple of other Martial art displays on the Martial arts Tatami ,Karate and Battado Samurai swordmanship.
Workshops,Bonsai and Ninjas , all at Hyper Japan 2014
They even had another art form on display ,the art of the Bonsai tree , with a huge range of Bonsai to view and Buy.
The Bonsai Kai Club are passionette about their art ,but the arts council won't recognise it as a art and so they get no funding.. . Well I'm sorry Arts Council ,Bonsai ia art form that's been around for century's . Compared to some of the things they throw money at ..Bonsai is a art that teaches care ,Paitence through how one sees ones self. Something we could all learn from..
For more info visit www.bonsaikai.org.uk
We had JPOP to close the show from Jpop duo Yanakiku and Saturday where back to indulge in entertainment and view other arts and hopefully get loads of pictures for you all to see.
Check back tomorrow for another mini update before our fully fledged feature goes live..
Sertes Nake ..
|Posted by THE SNAKE on July 22, 2014 at 4:40 PM||comments (0)|
It was with shock that the news came about Thai action legend ,stuntman,Action Choreographer and Director Panna Rittikirai passing at the weekend at the age of just 53..
Star of many films in Thailand in the 80's and 90's Panna went on to define the way films are made in Thailand. He directed his first film 1984 ,''Gerd Ma Lui'' which is actually the original to the film ''Born to Fight ' from 2004 ,which Panna also directed.
Of course Most of us in the West will know him for the showstopping film Ong Bak (2003) where he was the action director , directing his student and friend Tony Jaa. He went on to action direct Tom Yum Goong,Mecury Man and Born to Fight.
After that he gave us Jeeja Yanin Vismitananda in Chocolate , another showstopping film with full on action..
In 2006 he starred alongside Thai action hero Dan Chupong in Dynamite Warrior ,giving a full on performance as the bad guy who fights Dan Chupong at the end of the movie.
Well be doing a small feature page on the late Master Rittikrai ,where where look at some of the films he set the world alight with.. It's quite hard in the West to source the earlier films .But where do the best we can to honor him..
Panna Riitikrai passed away on July 19th 2014. He was taken ill last November with Liver disease. It was later found that he also had a Brain Tumour ..
R.I.P Master Rittikrai
Panna Rittikrai as the Black Wizard in 2006 film Dynamite Warrior
aka Khon Fai Bin