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New Mortal Kombat Movie Inbound

Posted by THE SNAKE on February 22, 2021 at 11:55 AM Comments comments (0)

Yes Mortal Kombat is Back ! 

But this is no game , this is a reboot of the film franchise , this time coming from Warner Bros. With a Street Date of April 16th 2021 and listed as only in Cinema's , so no early streaming of this one folks.

Though Stateside it will stream for a limited period on HBO . 

So it's not only in cinemas.  

For a film that's been in development  for a few years and had most of it's principal photography done in late 2019 it's been a long wait for this one and this is of course due to the global pandemic. 

But as Vacines get rolled out and the hope of life returing to normal at some point , what better way to start off then with a film about Fatalities .

Heading the cast is Hiroyuki Sanada who plays Scorpian , Joe Taslim as Sub Zero and Lewis son of Phillip Tan as Cole Young.Also appearing as Raiden is Tadanobo Asano.

(c) Warner Bros Pictures 2021

Produced by James Wan and directed by Simon McQuiod it looks set to surprise fans and hopefully live up to the hype. 

For Fans in the UK due to current restrictions cinemas are not allowed to re-open till Mid May at the earliest , so it looks like we will be waiting a little longer . 

But what a way to come out of Lockdown. . Your Soul is Mine.

Sertes Nake 

Jackie Chan's VANGUARD comes to DVD December 15th 2020

Posted by THE SNAKE on December 12, 2020 at 10:35 AM Comments comments (0)

On a lighter note , those wishing to watch Jackie Chan's new film VANGUARD on DVD / Bluray can import the film on December 15th 2020. Of course you must have a Region free DVD or Bluray Player to watch the film . 

The Region 3 DVD can be bought for around £12 - £14 depending on sites and the Bluray which is Region A is around £23.00 on some sites .

We hope to be picking up the DVD for view but won't probably have it arrive before Christmas i doubt. 

I find it much more reasonable to pick up the DVD on import and usually buy the Bluray when it gets released in my own region at a much lower price. Plus we don't possess a Region Free Bluray Player here at Kick'em in the Ghoulies . It's also nice to have the different versions as they often have alternate content on disc .

Will you be importing VANGUARD?

Sertes Nake

Director Benny Chan Dead at 58

Posted by THE SNAKE on August 30, 2020 at 2:30 PM Comments comments (0)

Sad News this month is the passing of  Director Benny Chan who was repsonsible for some of Hong Kong's greatest action cinema.

Benny Chan was diagnosed with  Nose Cancer ( nasopharyngeal cancer)  last year whilst  filmimg '' Raging Fire ' with Donnie Yen.

Benny Chan got his break under Johnnie To as his Assistant in the 90's at TVB.

Benny Chan had directed some of the greats in Action cinema from Jackie Chan in Who Am I , to Andy Lau in Shaolin.

Benny Chan Passed away on  August 23rd 2020 , he was Just 58 years old..

We will be doing a series of film reviews as a tribute to the director shortly.

I am sure all readers send their condolances to his family.

Thank you for  all the joy you brought to the big screen Mr Chan.

Sertes Nake August 2020


Disney's Mulan premier down scaled in the UK

Posted by THE SNAKE on March 12, 2020 at 9:15 PM Comments comments (0)

Hi all, the 12th March was the day that Disney's MULAN was supposed to get it's Red Carpet Premier with stars Liu Yifei and Donnie Yen and the Director in attendance , But about 12 or so hours ago , it was declared that due to the escalating COVID19 virus and new precautions in place that it best to cancel the red carpet event and the appearence of the stars. 

The film did go ahead and screen in a closed contained screening. So at least ticket holders did get to see the film. 

It looks like this is the state of play for many events for the next few months as precautions against the virus become more intense. 

Mulan is set to come to mainstream cinemas on March 27th . As far as Internationally goes it seems it may be only playing in less infected areas as in many countries cinemas are on close down .  It looks like for many of us will have to wait for the DVD /Bluray or streaming service of the film to see it. 

MULAN is a live action remake of the animated 1998 film by Disney and stars Liu Yifei ( Sparrow in Forbidden Kingdom) as the title character , with a surpporting cast of Donnie Yen ,Jason Scott Lee, Gong Li, it also sees the return to the big screen of Jet Li who plays the Emperor. The film also stars Legendary actress Cheng Pei Pei ( Come Drink With Me  / Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon)  as the Matchmaker. 

Wrestling Legend Roddy ''Rowdy'' Piper passes away age 61

Posted by THE SNAKE on August 5, 2015 at 7:45 PM Comments comments (0)

Another sad piece of news in last weekend was the passing of  wrestling legend Roddy Piper , Roddy Piper known as Roddy Rowdy Piper and Hot Rod to his fans started his wreslting career in 1969.

Having trained in Boxing and wrestling as well as recieving a Black Blet in Judo from Gene Lebell who also has trained the likes of Chuck Norris ,Bob Wall and more lately Ronda Rousey.

For many who may only watch the occasional wrestling Roddy became known to a bigger fanbase when he appeared in a string of films starting in 1977, but his films roles kicked of big in 1988 with lead roles in ''Hell Comes to Frogtown'' and John Carpenters ,They live. He continued to make films up his death .

A star of all the wrestling federations from WWE,WWF and Wrestlemania Roddy Piper has a huge fanbase worldwide.

In 2006 Roddy Piper was diagnosed with Hodgkins Lymphoma and underwent treatment well into 2007.

On July 31st 2015 Roddy Piper was found dead in his sleep ,he had died from a heart attack just hours before he was to appear at  dedication service for another passed wrestler .

R.I.P. Roddy

Kung Fu villian Chang Seng hits London in August 2015.

Posted by THE SNAKE on June 29, 2015 at 10:55 AM Comments comments (0)

London Kung Fu fans can rejoice as Chang Seng  is coming to London in August. Villianous star of Shaolin vs Lama,Heroic Fight,Kickboxer,Five Shaolin Fighters and more..

For more info on tickets and where , contact https://www.facebook.com/ricky.baker.50364" target="_blank">Ricky Baker via his facebook page.

Jackie Chan's Dragon Blade releases for Chinese New Year

Posted by THE SNAKE on February 11, 2015 at 6:15 PM Comments comments (0)

Yes Jackie latest film Dragon Blade releases in China and Hong Kong on the 19th and 21st February 2015 , The film directed by Daniel Lee also stars Hollywood actors John Cusack and Adrien Brody.

Poster Below.

British Martial Arts Star Darren Shahlavi dies at 42

Posted by THE SNAKE on January 20, 2015 at 4:10 PM Comments 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


The Karate Kid meets the fans at London Film and Comic Con

Posted by THE SNAKE on October 24, 2014 at 8:55 PM Comments 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 -

The Divine Move screening at London Korean Film Festival

Posted by THE SNAKE on October 14, 2014 at 8:00 PM Comments 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.