|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 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 THE SNAKE on June 6, 2014 at 8:50 PM||comments (0)|
Think Power Rangers,then mix it up with some crazy rubber suited monsters,Extreme Kawai and you have JOSHIZU, a film about a group of girls who come to gether to fight for justice , Release date in Japan is June 7th and then we have to wait for DVD / Bluray releases.
Here's the trailer and the poster for the film which stars Mirei Kiritani (RED) ,Mina Fujii (BLUE), Mitsuki Takahata (Yellow),Kasumi Arimura (Green) and Mizuki Yamamoto (NAVY).
|Posted by THE SNAKE on June 5, 2014 at 9:00 PM||comments (0)|
Yes after the brillaint High Kick Girl and Karate Girl starring the lovely Rina Takeda, Another offering from Japan brings us young Japanese School girls kicking butt in the brilliantly titled ''Hgh Kick Angels''
It's still to do a cinema run in Japan ,so don't be expecting to see it to soon on your DVD shelf and even longer before a English subtitle print rears it's head, but for the time being here's the poster and the trailer . ohh this is so cool looking.
Where be bringing you more news of other Japanese titles shortly.
|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 February 17, 2014 at 8:15 PM||comments (0)|
If your into your classic Shaw Brothers films and want to add to your collection then you should head over to Amazon UK right now as there are some great bargains on some of their classics on the DRAGON DYNASTY label..
OK some of the artwork may not be correct ,but as importing the original Celestial pictures films can set you back a good £13 or more a film , with the bargains on offer you could buy four or five films for the price of one Celestial region 3 release..
Tiltes on offer include ' Return to 36th Chamber'' Avenging Eagle '' Flying Guliotine 1 &2 '' Mad Monkey Kung Fu '' Executioners from Shaolin'' One armed Swordsman and many more..
All films on offer are Region 1 USA
Prices are from about £1.80 to £6.00 plus delivery charge from the USA.. WHICH I THINK IS ABOUT £1.26 a film. So a bargain can be had .
There's a link below ,but don't wait to long or their be gone, gone ,gone..
Classic Fight action from Shaw Brothers
Here's a link to one of the pages with some of the offers on..