|Posted by THE SNAKE on March 12, 2020 at 9:15 PM||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.
|Posted by THE SNAKE on August 5, 2015 at 7:45 PM||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 .
|Posted by THE SNAKE on June 29, 2015 at 10:55 AM||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.
|Posted by THE SNAKE on February 11, 2015 at 6:15 PM||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.
|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