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Police Story Trilogy hits the Cinema and a new Bluray release

Posted by THE SNAKE on July 2, 2022 at 8:15 AM Comments comments (0)

Hi all,

Jackie Chan's Police Story series is getting a special screening at the Prince Charles Cinema in London's Leicester Square.

When is this happening, well September 2022, and it's part of a Jackie Chan retrospective which totals five films in total.

For those who can take the heat of watching all three Police Story films in one sitting then the 8th September is the date for a marathon of Chan on the big screen and all in remastered 4K with HDR.

For those wanting to see just one or two of the films, you can, as all three films are showing on alternative dates, visit the Prince Charles Cinema website for all the times and dates. 

The films are spread out through September with each film having three seperate screenings as well as the Marathon on the 8th September.

But for those lucky enough to have a 4K Bluray player and a decent sound system, you to can enjoy these new 4K remasters at home from the end of September as EUREKA  are releasing a box set of all three films in 4K HDR so you can sit back at home and enjoy the films. 

Coming in at around £70 I do wonder how much better quality can they make these old films, for films that where released on VHS back in the day, then DVD which improved the picture and sound by a large margin, then the more recent Bluray editions in 1080p, are they really that much better?

Or is this this just a cash grab praying on those Jackie Chan completists that must have every version of every film Jackie Chan has done?

Considering most 4K players will do a upscale of a bluray as most standard Blurays do a upscale of a DVD.

I do get irratated when these companies just concentrate on releasing the same few films repeatadly in various formats, when there are other films from Jackie and other stars that have not had a standard release on DVD or Bluray yet. 

Dan Fogler appearing at MCM Comic Con May 2022

Posted by THE SNAKE on May 26, 2022 at 9:25 PM Comments comments (0)

 Hi All,

Some quick updates to whose appearing at this weekends MCM Comic Con, added to the guest list is star of Fantastic Beasts Dan Fogler.

Dan Fogler

For Game Fans we have Doug Cockle whose the voice of Geralt in the game. 

Doug Cockle

So along with the wrestling stars, Dante Basco,Janet Varney and others it should be a fun filled weekend for all that visit the show.. 

Check out the sites Calendar for details and links to the official website

Who knows maybe where see you there.

See you all at MCM Comic Con in May for Gaming,Stars and Wrestling tips

Posted by Bruno B on May 3, 2022 at 9:30 PM Comments comments (0)

   Yes more info for all , I'll be at the May MCM Comic Con at Excel to cover any gaming news, not quite sure which companies will be appearing at present, but hopefully there should be some cool news to report on from the gaming side. 

I will also be doing a feature of the show covering the Cosplayers, Star panels and more . More news in is the appearence of the British Pro Wrestling Champions wh will be giving tips on their art and doing interviews and demos across the weekend. So look out for the likes of Bullit, Alexander Roth, Simon Miller and Claudia Bradstone..

Hope to see you all there.

MCM Comic Con Guest 2* Janet Varney-Legend of Korra

Posted by THE SNAKE on May 2, 2022 at 8:40 AM Comments comments (0)

   I'm Back,

More Guest News for the Upcoming Comic Con is the appearence of Janet Varney who voiced the character of Korra in the Anime series The Legend of Korra.

Janet is another versatile actress who as well as voice acting for various roles has also starred in many live action series as well including Warehouse 13, Stan Against Evil, Bones and even played a party Girl in the 2004 DC comics live action adaptation of Catwoman. 

Again where try and get in on the Press interview for Janet for a more indepth look. 

MCM Comic Con Guests - Avatar Dante Basco

Posted by THE SNAKE on May 2, 2022 at 8:10 AM Comments comments (0)

    Hi All, 

Just a update on one of the guests of this MAY's MCM Comic Con, leading the star line up is actor / Voice Actor Dante Basco who played ZUKO in the Anime Series AVATAR The Last Airbender.

And as Iam currently watching the series where be doing a full feature on the series with a review as well as showcasing Dante himself. 

For fans of Martial arts cinema Dante also played opposite Jeff Speakman in the film Perfect Weapon and Gary Daniels in the Fist of the North Star live action film.

Hopefully where get in on the press Interview with Dante to get a more indepth view of his career and his choice to play Zuko.

Live events for 2022, MCM Comic Con,Hyper Japan Festival, and more.

Posted by THE SNAKE on May 1, 2022 at 8:40 AM Comments comments (0)

       Yes those events are starting up again, and even with the  Worlds Unrest currently its good that live events are back so people can get out and enjoy life a bit more after the two plus years of the Pandemic restrictions. 

Though there where quite a few towards the end of 2021, 2022 is starting fresh with live events all over the country from films shows, Comic Con's and culture shows. 

So Hopefully where be covering some of these events on site in features and our first attendance of the year is MCM Comic Con London which we will be attending for a couple of days, maybe even three at the end of May.

After that we have Hyper Japan Festival at Evolution London in July on the weekend of the 22nd and we hope to be covering that one in some form, .

Both shows have been added to our events calender under Upcoming Events on the home page, and you can find out the dates and times and official site links on the page. 

We will be updating on the guests to appear with the MCM Comic Con getting priority first. Next update on the MCM show will be on the 2nd -05-2022.

XBOX celebrates 20 years with 76 new backward compatable titles

Posted by Bruno B on November 16, 2021 at 9:35 PM Comments comments (0)

 Hi all, Bruno B here with another dose of gaming news. XBOX celebrated 20 years of Xbox on Monday 15th November with a special half hour show announcing a whopping 76 new backward compatable titles available to play on your Xbox One / One S / One X / Series S, and Series X.

Included are a mix of OG Xbox and Xbox 360 titles, bringing the 360 titles playable to over four hundred titles now.  Among these games where some real gems like Timespitters Future Perfect and its sequel, three games from the Dead or Alive fighting series, Max Payne 1/2/3, and a few titles from Sega's back catalogue including Binary Domain, OTOGI 1 & 2, and GunValkyrie.

The list is extensive and though it does contain some games that where released digital only on the 360, its still a impressive list, especially for those with a collection of OG Xbox titles. Whether all of these titles will be able to be purchased via the storefront is unknown at present, so it may be better to track down a original disc to  be able to play the game. 

But you can bet your bottom dollar that the savvy people on ebay and second hand games sellers like CEX will be reviewing there prices on some of these games as their now available to a new audience. 

Sad news is that it seems that might be it for the backward compatable program, as licensing some of these old games is quite dificult as some of these IPs have changed hands since they launched and the biggest titles to suffer are games with Licensed cars, sports peronalites and Movie or TV licensed product..

Yes many are still wishing for the likes of PGR, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Ralisport challenge to re appear but it looks like these games are relegated to being played via the original disc on original hardware only. 

Also Xbox have released a series of new controllers in various finishes with the XBOX 20th logo on to commemorate the twenty years, these come in wired DUKE versions and Series S/X wirelesss versions. 

I will be back shorlty with more gaming content going live on site, and also where be covering the Game Awards from the comfort of our armchair on the 9th December.

This BrunoB signing of.

Karate Kicks into the Olympics in Tokyo

Posted by THE SNAKE on August 6, 2021 at 1:50 PM Comments comments (0)

Hi all,
Karate has kicked it self in to the Olympics and even in this very unusual Olympics in Tokyo it seems to have got of to a fine start .

Day one of the Karate saw the Female Kata's being performed . And in the end it came down to two exponenets . Japan's Kiyou Shimizu and Spain's Sandra Sanchez Jaime. 

Performing the Chatanyara Kata from Shito-Ryu Karate both participants gave their all . But in the end it was the reigning World Champion Sandra Sanchez Jaime of Spain who grabbed the Gold. 

Both performed with intensity and gave impeccable demonstrations of the Kata in question.

Of course us viewers in the UK who rely on the BBc for coverage where given the bare minimum of footage , yes it would have been nice to see the other kata's and sparring but it seems once again the BBC let viewers down with poor coverage of this new entry into the Olympics , but managed to give lengthy coverage of the other new sport of Rock climbing /Boudering..

We will bring more as we view what we can . 
Sertes Nake 

   Sandra Sanchez Jaime of Spain takjes Gold in the Karate Kata's at Tokyo 2020

Events for all in 2021

Posted by THE SNAKE on August 1, 2021 at 11:35 AM Comments comments (0)

Hi all , 

The one thing we have all missed these past Year and half are public events and shows. and though the opening of these are still limited , and I dont see a return to normal till well into next year .

Even though Digital online events have been happenng in many communities , like the recent Hyper Japan Online event with many portals for your fix of Japanese culture , some Free and some pay for via Zoom . We all want one thing and that's to get out there and be at a event in person. Oh how we have missed those. 

I recently went to the cinema for the first time since 2019 Christmas. and it was so surreal being out again.

So some events are happening , Rick Baker of Eastern Heroes has started up his Kung Fu Cafe again with the first one kicking off today , though I was unable to make it , I will make sure I get to the next one. 

Also the Mighty MCM Comic Con is returning to London in October and Birmingham in November of this year . Though some limitations will still be in place as to numbers allowed and all attendees must wear a face covering at the event , it looks like it's slowly coming back to normal.

Tickets for Comic Con are on sale now and the Weekend tickets are sold out already. But single tickets are avaiable . Will I be attending to cover the show? I 'm not sure yet . As Stars and events for the show are still to be announced I really need to know what's happening first. 

But I will be applying for a press pass and see if i can attend. But if I'm unsuccessful in the Press pass request because their pretty random how they apply these each time , some times i get them and some times I dont. 

Thing is if I'm unsuccessful it may be to late to get tickets due tot the limitations on numbers this year . We shall see. 

But hopefully a few more events will happen before Christmas and the KITG team hope to meet old and new friends at some of these .

Till then Stay Safe , Train Hard, and above all enjoy Life as it's The Only Way To Survive.

Sertes Nake 



The Wolf secures Gold for Japan at Tokyo 2020

Posted by THE SNAKE on July 31, 2021 at 10:25 AM Comments comments (0)

Judo and the Men's -100kg category was a mamoth match , a match of Titans . In the White Wolf Aaron fighting for Japan  and in the Blue South Korea's Cho Guham . 

Both men had come to claim Gold  , For Japan it was a hope for another Gold in a sport they invented which would take their tally up and give them another medal in Judo .

For the South Korean it was a chance to prove their superioty in Martial arts after they had failed to grab a gold in the Taekwondo .

This was a a tense match where Wolf took his time to figure out his opponent , But Wolf was taking the risks  with some good technique , While Cho attacked it was a battle of wits  but Cho did make a couple of mistakes and penalties where awarded. But at the end of normal time of four minutes there was no winner .

In to Golden score the two fighters new they had to attack and get it right. As one mistake and all could be lost . Or at least that's how it would be. 

As time ticked by and we where three or so minutes in to Golden score the two fighters where tiring , they had been going for over seven minutes , Cho had made a couple of mistakes in poor execution of technique where he just dropped to the floor , but amazingly the referee let it go and go again to the disbelief of the commentators . Four times were they thought the match had to be  over via penalties the referee let them continue and to his credit the ref made the right choice in giving the South Korean the chance to carry on . 

It would have been demoralising to lose on penalties in a Gold Medal match .

The two carried on and in the end the Wolf came through with a Ippon to secure Japan another Gold , the two fighters had been at it for 9 Minutes and 35 seconds .

Yes these where two titans fighting for honor and in the end the Wolf won . 

A amazing match and a great end to the Men's -100kg Judo at Tokyo.

The Wolf of Japan takes the Gold from Cho Guham of South Korea at Tokyo 2020