|Posted by THE SNAKE on May 22, 2013 at 7:40 PM||comments (0)|
London has been the source of good underground Martial arts film events for many years, Eastern Heroes,Beymark International,Shaolin Club put on many events during the 80's/90's . It popularised the genre and made it more mainstream and accessable to all.
Of course the internet has made finding those old films and trinkets easier. ,Events still happen ,but with the genre of Asian cinema being more global the events are lavish affairs now ,with the Terracotta Film Festival and Korean film festivals taking pride of place in everyones diary.
But how about a place you can go ,whatever night and meet and mix with Eastern Action fans ,while having some munch and a drink.
Well one man by the name of Sipheng You has started a crowdfunder at Indiegogo for such a place in London.
Go check out the crowdfunder page and see if it's something you would indulge in.
|Posted by THE SNAKE on May 10, 2013 at 1:05 PM||comments (0)|
Came across some terrific artwork ,all inspired by classic and newer films. with a large selection available in posters measuring 24'' by 36'' and smaller prints measuring 11'' by 17'' ,these are a great additon to spruce up your cinema room , dojo,or Kwoon. Prices start from $14.99 dollars and rise .
Here's a sample of Bob's artwork to get you thinking if your wallet can take it. And of course a link to his online store.
|Posted by Bruno B on May 1, 2013 at 9:35 PM||comments (0)|
Ryo Hazuki the main protagonist in the 1999 Dreamcast game Shenmue is back , but for fans of the series i'm sorry to say that where not talking Shenmue 3. Where not even talking a guest appearence in a new SEGA game ,of which he has starred previously like in Sonic and All stars racing.
Hell i would be excited if they featured him in a new Virtua Fighter game ,but no .
SEGA in association with First 4 Figures are launching two collectable figurines which feature Ryo in a pose, standing in at a whole one foot tall these limited edition figures come in two versions. A standard base version and a special edition with Ryo standing on a Phoenix Mirror.
Now these pre order figures are not pocket money toys ,coming in at approxiamately $170 for the standard and $184 for the Phoenix mirror version. So that's about £100 each ,but i'm sure importers in the UK will put a hefty profit on that if anybody in the UK requires one.
Even though it's nice to see such collectables ,closer look at these particular ones gives away a clue that Ryo may have been slacking in his training since the end of Shenmue 2. Ryo looks slightly podgy and fuller in the face then i remember him being.
Any Shenmue news always gets the internet buzzing and the SEGA fans typing ,but i can't see many forking out such a high price for a figurine of the intrepid Ryo Hazuki when facially the figure is not quite perfect.
I would actually gladly pay £100 for a copy of Shenmue 3 ,but for a Figurine that just about facially bears a resembelance to our hero ,i don't think so.
|Posted by THE SNAKE on April 16, 2013 at 7:55 PM||comments (0)|
Yes it's true , the hardest man alive has shaven of his beard. It;s kinda wierd seeing Chuck without his facial hair. But this is the new Chuck at 73 .
Chuck in the Buff
|Posted by THE SNAKE on November 18, 2012 at 7:15 PM||comments (0)|
Japanese Rock Guitar legend Tomoyasu Hotei is set to appear at Hyper Japan Christmas this coming Friday at Earls Court in London. Known in the West most famously for the title ''Battle Without Honor and Humanity '' which featured in number of films ,TV series and commercials including Kill Bill.
Tomoyasu has worked with the likes of David Sanborn,Roxy Music and even arranged the theme for the last Mission Impossible film with Tom Cruise - Ghost Protocol
Tomoyasu is also appearing in Camden on Decemeber 18th at the Roundhouse.
If you have the chance then don't miss the chance to see him at either event.
|Posted by THE SNAKE on September 11, 2012 at 8:55 AM||comments (0)|
So of course you want to know what's going on over the next few weeks , but first the sad news last month Karate Legend Joe Lewis passed away after battling Brain Cancer ,he had a tumor removed in 2011 and doctors believed they had removed it all but in May this year he fell ill again and passed away this August . We will be doing a retrospective of his life on site that will go live in about a week or so.
The Late Great Joe Lewis who passed away end of August
Also unfortunalty staying with the not so happy news is that Gordon Liu (SAN-TE) famous for his roles in the 36th Chamber of Shaolin and numerous Shaw Brothers classics as well as his role as the leader as the head of the Crazy 88's in Kill Bill is still in a bad way after his Stroke last year ,confined to a wheel chair ,he has cut himself of from the world and the only contact with the celebrity world are two of his closest friends who visit him of which one is Leung Kan Yan.
There is still hope that he may walk again after he lost movement in one side of his body ,and said he has shown improvement. We wish him well.
I hope all get to see him in his last film role ,in a Martial arts action film called ''Kill'em All'' ,still to be released look out for it, of note it also stars the Late Joe Lewis who made the film before he fell ill again.
Now also this month look out for a Korean film extravaganza , we will showcase a handful of Korean films with the first already up ( Sword with No Name) our next feature review is the Thai/Korean co-production starring a mainly Korean Cast and directed in Thailand by prachya Pinkaew and action by Panna Rittikrai. Yes it's The Kick ,which also stars Petchtai Wongkamlao and Jeeja Yanin .
Crying Fist ,part of our Ryoo Seung-Wan feature appearing soon
After this we cover a selection of films by Ryoo Seung-Wan in a retrosective of his career.
Game wise our big feature this month is a look at Dreamcast classic ''SHENMUE'' a game so real your forget your own life, plus look out for news of Shenmue HD on XBOX live and the Playstation Network..
There's also a couple of other surpises in store as well ,but hey we need some surprises.
Till next time ,Take Care,Stay Well,,Keep Fit and May it be Well with You.
|Posted by THE SNAKE on August 20, 2012 at 9:50 AM||comments (0)|
On a sad note , ealrier today it has been reported that Hollywood Director and Producer Tony Scott committed suicide yestreday by jumping of a bridge in Los Angeles ,California.
Responsible for many great films ,the British Director who was also the younger brother of Ridley Scott had directed some of the top action stars over the past three decades .
Many will remeber him for films like Top Gun with Tom Cruise ,the second in the Beverly Hills Cop series and he was also the man who in partnership with his brother produced the film version of hit televsion series of the 80's ,The A Team.
Our sister site will be doing a retrospective of Tony Scott and his films in the coming week or so , people always look to find the sinister answers about peoples death,whatever the reason ,we may never know. But at K.I.T.G. and Shoot'em in the Head where about celebrating what joy people brought to others and that's precisely what where going to do .
Director Tony Scott - R.I.P.