|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
|Posted by THE SNAKE on July 22, 2014 at 3:55 PM||comments (0)|
Jackie Chan is now well under way with filming of his latest action Blockbuster. The films being shot in the desert and is a story of warring forces in ancient China who come across a legion of Roam Soldiers.
John Cusack and Adrien Brody star in this film telling the story of two armies from two very different continents.
After the speculation that Mel Gibson was the big A list Hollywood star to be connected with the film, we now know this to be untrue and in fact we have two A list Hollywood stars taking part,neither of which is Mel Gibson.
Benny The Jet Urquidez is on set to in the fight action department. Plsu he's also John Cusack's martial arts teacher and has been for years..
Filming in the heat of the desert is going to get harder as well as soon they move further into the Gobi desrt to film.
The film is being directed by Daniel Lee ,giving Jackie Chan a break after CZ12 and 1911.. Though we still know he's pretty much hands on any film he makes..
More as we get it..
Jackie Chan as Huo An
John Cusack as Lucius
Adrien Brody as Tiberius
|Posted by Bruno B on June 9, 2014 at 10:00 PM||comments (0)|
Electronic Arts also had their showcase today at E3 ,with the likes of Battlefield and Dragon Age which we mentioned below.
But one of their main reveals was showing footage of the Bruce Lee Content in their new UFC game on Xbox One and PS4.
Enjoy the trailer.
The Dragon Lives On ..
|Posted by THE SNAKE on May 24, 2014 at 7:30 PM||comments (0)|
Scott Adkins , must be the man of the moment, after appearing at the Birmingham Comic Con in March and doing a series of seminars ,Scott has spent the first of two days at London's Excel for the MCM Comic Con to meet and greet the fans.
After seeing him Birmingham ,i was surpised to see him at the London show to, I went and said hi after i had caught some sneaky shots of him..
Quite few stars of films and TV at the show ,but of course being K.I.T.G. where more into our Martial arts stars and to be honest a lot of them i did not know at all ,maybe i don't follow enough of these American series we get over here.
Where back again tomorrow where Henry Winkler (yes The Fonz ) will be appearing for the day ,we will try and catch his on stage interview if we can, as their a bit of a first come first seated policy and once it's full ,it's full.
A Full site feature of the show will appear on our sister site ''Cosplay Heroes'' , where post it here once it's up.
Next week where at the Terracotta Far East Film Festival in London , so where be doing a feature onsite for the event.
Keep Safe ,Train Hard, and Remember ''It's The Only Way To Survive'' - Sertes.
Scott Adkins at the London MCM Comic Con
|Posted by THE SNAKE on May 2, 2014 at 2:15 PM||comments (0)|
Ninja Star Scott Adkins is holding a Power Kicking seminar on Sunday May 4th in Milton Keynes . ,with not lots of spaces ,those interested should visit Scotts facebbok page or contact the organisers at Immortal MMA, located at 38 Alston Drive, Bradwell Abbey, Milton Keynes, MK139HA for more info.
So if you want to kick like fury and have what it takes ,then the event starts at 3.00pm to 5.30pm Sunday May 4th. at the above address. Tickets are £40 .
If we have any other news on the event where post it here.
Learn to kick like Scott Adkins with Scott Adkins on Sunday May 4th.
|Posted by THE SNAKE on April 1, 2014 at 9:10 PM||comments (0)|
For the past two months the London Korean Cultural Centre in the Strand have been holding one of their regular Film night features ,which feature either a director,actor or screenwriter or any other filmmaker.
In a three year project which started way back in 2012 (something we did not know about at the time) they featured in 2012 the works of twelve directors ,showing their films in series and inviting said directors to visit for one of the screenings of their films.
In 2013 it was the turn of the actors, This time four actors/actresses where chosen with each having four or six films on show with the final film with said actor/actress in attendence.
Unfortunately we where unable to make many of the screenings. and as the screenings are free with limited spaces they often get booked quite fast.
We where lucky to get to a couple featuring Choi Min-Sik and actually got to meet the man in question to ,which was great.
Choi Min -Sik in London in 2013
We attended a few screenings for rising star Ha Jung-Woo ,but where not quick enough to meet him as the spaces where taken quicker then a speeding train.
This year is the year of the film makers, whether they be Screenwriters,Directors,Producers or choreographers. We aim to not miss as many as we did in the past , though even though the screenngs are free you still have to get to London in time to view them.
Anyway this year has started with Screenwriter turned director Park Hoon-Jung ,who wrote the screenplays for ''I Saw the Devil'' , The Unjust, The Showdown and New World. The latter two which he also directed.
We had already seen ''I Saw the Devil'' at the Choi Min-Sik event last year ,so we attended the screenings of the latter three films.
Park Hoon-Jung (center)
For New World Park Hoon-Jung was in attendence in London for a Q&A after the film .
With only just publishing our review of The Showdown ,our New World review will be in a couple of Days with pictures from the event .
We look forward to seeing the next in the series providing it meets with the sites criteria, but as where quite open to what we view chances are if we can make it where be there to cover the event.
Poster for New World with Choi Min-Sik, Hwang Jung-Min and Lee Jung-Jae
|Posted by THE SNAKE on March 21, 2014 at 6:45 PM||comments (0)|
Fans of Kung Fu cinema will have a soft spot for the films from the Shaw Brothers studios, in the 60's and 70's they produced some of the greatest wuxia and Kung Fu films to grace the screen.
In a look back at the studio and it's films the K.I.T.G team have compiled a small bio on the studio and it's founders and will in three month series look back at a number of the studios films .
With Review and Photo galleries on site and on our Facebook page.
The bio is all finished with some reviews from the past already on site along with a couple of recent ones in our ''Spring of Shaw Season which runs till end of May 2014.
By then we hope to have covered some favorites of everyone.
Look out for reviews of ,The Flying Guillotine, Boxer from Shantung,Teahouse,Killer Clans and more over the coming weeks on a weekly basis.
For that kung fu fix the Shaw films always deliver ,where also be telling you where to find the fims in question at the best possible prices to.
|Posted by THE SNAKE on March 21, 2014 at 6:20 PM||comments (0)|
Scott Adkins as Yuri Boyka in Undisputed 3
Scott Adkins star of Ninja ,El'gringo ,Expendables 2 and more is set to appear at the Birmingham Comic con at the NEC on Saturday the 22nd and Sunday the 23rd of March 2014.
Along with many other stars from TV and film Scott will be on hand for a photo shoot and Autograph signing.
MCM Comic Con is a great media event to see the latest games,meet the stars and hear about up coming projects from TV and and Film production companies.
Along with a vast range of Media sellers as well as film collectables on offer to buy as well.
A great day out for all.
Visit the site for more info. Click the MCMC logo
|Posted by THE SNAKE on November 16, 2013 at 10:15 AM||comments (0)|
Going viral in a matter of less then twenty four hours Jean Claude Van Damme performs one of his classic spilts between two reversing Volvo trucks whilst standing on thier door mirrors.
Proving JCVD still has the moves and the stamina .
watch the video for the whole story.
Man and Machine together - JCVD and Volvo
|Posted by THE SNAKE on November 9, 2013 at 3:35 PM||comments (0)|
We attended our second screening today of the festival at the Korean Cultural Center in London.
Held in their Multi Purpose hall we arrived just in time for the screening of Public Enemy Retunrs ,only to be confronted by a screening of the first film Public Enemy (which is supposed to be shown on Tuesday witha Director Q&A) , Now being i was sure i had seen Public Enemy i was eager to see this third film in the series even though not yet seen the sequel ''Another Public Enemy''.
To tell the truth i could not recall the film,but this is a film from 2002, arriving back home i have scoured my films only to find the DVD of Public Enemy ,i may have bought it ,but i could not tell you if i have watched it before today , if not it's been sitting on my shelf for more then five or six years at least unwatched.
It's funny as usually i remember films within a few minutes if i have seen them before. For the life of me i did not know what was coming next in the story.
Stranger things have happened ,all i know i enjoyed the film ,but now i need to see the sequel and the third to satisfy my cravings for more from this maverick cop .
A good film ,which we own in our archives on DVD,but we didn't mnd watching again and it was a free screening. And there's nothing like watching with a group of fans .