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Coming Shortly!

Coming soon on site, we look at Asia's Oldest Film Industry who puts out more films each year then any other region.

Yes BollyWood is coming to Kick'em in the Ghoulies.

Our Next Drama Review in progress

Next in our drama series of reviews is a up to date sequel to the classic Toei series Kamen Rider Amazon. Here we look at the 2016 Amazon Prime Original Amazon Riders, also known as Kamen Rider Amazons. A collaboration between Toei and Amazon this series brings the stories of the Toei originals up to date with a fresh new story set in a new universe. Where currently viewing and will post our review soon.


Another TV Drama gets reviewed

Its been a long haul, but fiinally our review of The Legends aka ZhaoYao is live on site, after viewing all 56 episodes of this Fantasy Xianxia story, you can get the lowdown on what we thought and whether it was worth the time spent watching it. It also fits in with our concluding Halloween Jiangshi special on site as well.


Our MCM Comic Con feature goes live

Our London Comic Con feature Now live on site, How was the first Comic Con after two years? Did MCM pull it off amidst the Covid pandemic.?

Top Ten Film Collections Now Live

Everyone has their favourite films, on this new page we want to know your top ten kick flicks, Action flicks, as long as it has a martial arts or oriental theme you can make any type of top ten to include on this site. Want to submit your own Top Ten, then go to the movies tab and select Top Ten Film Collections to find out how.

Snakes Christmas Top Ten Now Live...

Raging Fire at LEAFF - Review Live

Yes we were lucky enough to get to see Raging Fire at the London East Asia Film Festival . The last film of late director Benny Chan. Check out our coverage 

Keanu Reeves is back as Neo in The Matrix

Confirmed earlier in the Year after a lot of on and off's , the long awaited fourth film in the franchise is releasing December 2021 at cinemas.
Keanu Reeves and Carrie Ann Moss return to their roles in a new film in The Matrix story. Titled The Matrix -Resurrections, the film is directed and co-written by Lana Washowski.

So come December will you take the Blue Pill or the Red Pill?

New Releases from the Far East

Whilst releases of new films in physical form my be a bit sparse at the moment in the West other then remasters of old school titles the releases from South East Asia are still flooding the market. 
So three titles to look out for are on import if you have a compatable Bluray or DVD player that is Multiregion and they are a mixed bag , so something for all.

One Second Champion - A Boxing film from China 

Operation Bangkok  - Sees the legendary Ray Liu and Yuen Biao return to our screens 

End Game  - Andy Lau Tak Wah returns with a more light heart film compared to his earlier Shockwave 2 .

JUDO - New feature page soon

Yes another feature page for the arts is coming , in the wake of Japan's massive Gold Medal wins in Judo we give a breakdown of the art and showcase some of the stars of Judo of today and Yesteryear. - Coming soon.


Tang Soo-Do - New Feature Live Now

Yes we have been  hard at work on a new feature arts page where we look at the art of Tang Soo Do , Tang Soo Do is one of  the arts that Taekwondo came from , it focuses on Stances and Poomse ( Korean for Kata) .

Yes it's up,live now our feature page on Tang Soo Do


Live Now our review of Shang Chi 

What a Marvel Film featured on site.  Well yes , with the Marvel Universe expanding and phase four of the Marvel Universe in full flight we had to include the upcoming ''Shang Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings''

 Shang Chi like all the Marvel Characters featured in the origonal comics , maybe not as much but he is a well known character. 
In this film adaptation Shang Chi is forced to face his past when he enters in to a secret organisation of the Ten Rings.

The films stars in the lead role Simi Liu as Shang Chi and he is backed up by Fala Cheng , Benedict Wong and the legendary Michele Yeoh and Tony Leung.

Also of note  behind the scenes was Bradley Allan of the Jackie Chan Stunt Team who sadly passed away on the 07-08-2021 . 

For more on Bradley Allan please see our News Stream where we report on his passing. 

Our New Look Taekwondo page is live 

Yes it's back , our new look Taekwondo page is back up with a more indepth look at the art and updated pictures and more .

Check it out Now


Eastern Heroes Magazine returns

My old friends  Rick Baker and Toby Russell are re-launching the Eastern Heroes Magazine as a new Bi-Monthly . 

Launching in Late July , possibly around the 25th or sooner.  
For fans of the orignal this is a great piece of news and a hark back to those days back in the late eighties and Nineties that we all so fondly remember. .

 They had a special limited run of 100 issues that where signed and came with a badge ,but those sold out in one afternoon. 
The standard issue is uo  for preorder now at their webs

2021 sees a flurry of New Releases 

Films may be a bit scarce at Cinema's still , but as Lockdown eases I'm sure where all be back in those cinema seats.

But in the meantime there are some cool features heading our way on DVD, Bluray and streaming.

One big feature is Chinese war epic The Eight Hundred  by Guan Hu , it follows a bunch of Chinese soldiers who put up a defence at a Shanghai Warehouse in 1937.

Next is Jiujitsu with Nichloas Cage and Alain Moussi , available to stream or buy at a very reasonable price at present.

Taking Russia by storm is Russian Raid which has released on DVD , It's a homage to Gareth Edwards original Raid film. Looks pretty good and stars a plethora of Russian MMA fighters and Martial artists.

Undercover Punch and Gun is a film produced by Gordon Chan and Directed by Phillip Lui and Frankie Tam. It stars Andy On ,Aaron Aziz ,Philip NG and Meng Jia . It's a action fest inspired by those 80's and 90's Hong Kong films .

Ip Man Kung Fu Master is yet another film about the legendary Man , this time with Dennis To returning to play Ip Man ,it follows Ip's early life in Foshan as Policeman. Out on DVD and Bluray this April in the UK.

Next is a classic for those Importers ,it's a classic from 1994 and one of my favorite films from that period. Burning Paradise by Ring Lam is getting a Bluray release  and DVD reprint in the far east. Avaiable now as a region 3 DVD or region A bluray.

Fans of Korean cinema should not miss the UK release of The Battle of Jangsari which releases in early May in the UK on DVD , Bluray , it stars Megan Fox ,Gearge Eads and Korean star Kim Myung Min.

Reviews as and when we get to see them.

Mulan to Mulan 

We go all MULAN crazy. Yes with so many stories surrounding the legendary character we look at three films , the 1998 Walt Disney Animated classic , the 2009 Jingle Ma directed masterpiece and the latest 2020 live action film also from Walt Disney. Do any of them actually tell the story of the real Mulan. It was often believed that Mulan may have been different people at various times , even Disney's animated film is set in a different Dynasty to the Jingle Ma directed film . Or should we just take these as great entertainment which pay homage to a legendary figure .


Our Gaming Guru is Ready for Action

One thing lacking of late on site have been our Gaming pages , this looks set to change as updates take place and our gaming guru BrunoB  gets some new videos and reviews published on site. So Watch this space for Updates on PS5 /Xbox X /S and of course where would be without the classics as we delve back in time to the past gens and re-discover the classics. 

You can also see our Guru on Twitter as he prepares various articles and see what he is playing.

Where Going All Japanese with our TOEI feature

Japanese films have always been a tough one for us viewers in the UK . Unlike their Chinese and Korean counterparts finding English subtitled Japanese films is a secret mission and often at a hefty price. 

Anyway as we  have now amassed a decent number of films from the TOEI catalogue and all with English Subtitles and / or English Dubs it's time we  get all Japanese in our new feature coming soon where we look at a collection of films from Shinichi 'Sonny ' Chiba and Etsuko'Sue' Shihomi and a couple of others we have acquired , Watch this space!


We get into some Classic Jackie Chan 

No Martial art featured site is complete without Jackie Chan . 

That's why we are currently rebuilding our Jackie Chan feature page .

To celebrate this we will be covering a selection of Jackie Chan films on Bluray 

Our first film will be the 1978 Classic Snake and Crane Arts of Shaolin which just happens to be one of my favourite old school Jackie Films. 

Later on we will be looking at the latest re-release of Operation Condor on Bluray from 88Films.

Other films we will cover in the section will be 
'Police Story Lockdown'
'Railroad Tigers'
'The Foriegner'
'Kung Fu Yoga '


Scott Adkins as busy as ever

Scott Adkins seems to be knocking out the films at such a rate that it's getting hard to keep up.
Coming shortly our look at the films and the man behind the constant flurry of action hitting our screens from his early parts in Jackie Chan's Medallion right up to his latest releases on DVD like Avengement and Abduction.

With even more films yet to be released on Bluray /DVD or even the cinema  such as Ip Man 4 .

Does this man ever stop ?
Here at K.I.T.G. we think it might take a Tsunami to stop this guy appearing in the next film , but more then likely Scott would just brush it off as a light shower.

A Tribute to the Late  Soke Richard Morris

Modern Day Legends are quite rare , In the World of Jiujitsu  One name comes up more often then not ,He is Soke Richard Morris . 
Having practised and taught the art for over sixty years we were saddened to hear of the Great man's passing in 2019 . 
Here we pay Tribute to a Legend in our own time. Live Now
Updated _August 2021 - As I recall certain moments in my vast memory I have added a couple of Interesting snippets to this page 

Video Reviews Incoming

I'm always thinking of new ways to spread the word about good films and events and the like that we cover on this site. 
So going forward New Reviews will be accompanied by a Video of the review by myself or a contributor to the site. 
We shall be filming these in the Snake-Dojo for that Authentic effect. So basically if your to lazy to read the review you can just sit back and listen to it with all my enthusiasm that i have for the films and series we watch here at K.I.T.G. 
If anything it should be amusing . And Yes they are Totoro Slippers

We delve into Chinese Drama 

One Media portal we have not covered to much in the past are Chinese drama's . With the event of streaming sites like Amazon Prime / Netflix / Hulu and others it is now possible to stream many of these shows with Subtitles in English now.

Something in the past which where impossible to find subtitled.

And over the past year or more we have viewed various series with a passion , with such titles as the Martial arts Romantic drama Taekwondo Girl to more classic costume drama's like Novoland Eagle Flag and The Longest Day in Changan.

What makes these drama's so different to Western drama's are that more then often they are end to end ,so that your get the whole story in one season of say 40 - 60 episodes . 

None of this ten episodes then wait a year to see the next ten. Their often in your face and once you start you just can not stop till the end. 

  • An Oriental Odyssey
    An Oriental Odyssey
  • Taekwondo Girl aka Whirlwind Girl
    Taekwondo Girl aka Whirlwind Girl
  • The Longest Day in Chang'an
    The Longest Day in Chang'an
  • Novoland Eagle Flag
    Novoland Eagle Flag
  • Legend of Qin
    Legend of Qin
An Oriental Odyssey
An Oriental Odyssey

Golden Harvest Pioneers of Modern Action

Founded by the Late Raymond Chow and Leonard K C Ho in 1970 Golden Harvest produced some of the best Hong Kong action cinema throughout the 70's and 80's . 

Founded  by  the two former Shaw Brothers execs who grew tired of Shaw's archaic policies and contracts.

This led Golden Harvest able to sign Bruce Lee which propelled the new start up studio to great heights . They continued this success well in to the 90' s with stars like Jackie Chan, Sammo Hung, Jet Li ,Tsui Hark and many more. 

Where by the late 70's Shaw's where starting to loose there hold on Hong Kong cinema dominance , Golden Harvest where just getting started and what a ride it was.

Our new dedicated page will give a brief overview of the studio and it's  founders which will be followed up by various reviews in our forthcoming Summer Harvest special- Coming Soon!

From ''YES MADAM'' to ''Black Cat'' - D&B Films

Fronted by Hong Kong Tycoon Sir Dickson Poon and in collaboration with  Sammo Hung D&B Films Co released in the region of fifty films in the action cinema category in it's short lifespan from 1988-1992.

Giving a window of opportunity to the likes of Michele Yeoh , Donnie Yen , Cynthia Khan and Cynthia Rothrock.

D&B produced some of the most edge off your seat action films in the late 80's and early 90's . 

We will be delving into many of these films in a new feature coming 2020.

So look out for coverage on the Yes Madam series , Tiger Cage , and many more . 

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