Sammo Hung’s “Millionaire’s Express” comes to Blu-ray in a beautiful transfer from MVD, with four different cuts and loaded with extras.
The “Ip Man” movies look better and better in 4K as the sequels progress but they’re all great martial arts movies.
The 1997 Mark Dacascos vehicle “Drive” looks great on 4K UHD as he kicks around the Hong Kong style martial arts movie.
The most famous flying guillotine movie is Master of the Flying Guillotine, but it’s a whole franchise. In fact, it’s a shared universe as Master pitted the One-armed boxer against the Flying Guillotine. Flying Guillotine 2 is now on Blu-ray from Arrow. Now there’s a whole army of Flying Guillotines so it’s like the Aliens […]
Dragon Inn Criterion Collection Blu-ray Review: The Beginning of Martial Arts Movies
When I fell in love with Hong Kong cinema in the ‘90s, I saw the Dragon Inn remake with Donnie Yen. Now thanks to the Criterion Collection I can dig deeper into Chinese cinema with the Taiwanese original, and only my second King Hu film after Come Drink With Me. They were already starting to […]
Jackie Chan was a martial arts legend around the world before Rumble in the Bronx made him one in the U.S. too. But it was his animated show, Jackie Chan Adventures, that made him a hero to children. The show ran from 2000-2005 but at the press conference for The LEGO Ninjago Movie (Chan plays […]
The LEGO Movie briefly touched on all the different LEGO worlds that are available for kids to build. The LEGO Ninjago Movie is a whole world set on the island of Ninjago, with Master Wu (Jackie Chan) leading the six ninjas to defeat Garmadon (Justin Theroux). Charlie Bean makes his feature film debut directing The […]
Jackie Chan’s latest still delivers an impressive amount of fighting for a 63-year-old martial artist. As he’s done for the past 10 years, Kung Fu Yoga involves many more visual effects, and the VFX aren’t as good as Weta or ILM, but this one is more like a classic Jackie Chan movie where he fights […]
Exclusive Interview: Scott Adkins on Close Range, Hard Target 2 and Boyka: Undisputed IV
Scott Adkins’ new movie is called Close Range and if you’ve seen Adkins fight, you know bad guys wouldn’t want to get within striking distance of him. Adkins plays Colton MacReady, a retired special forces agent who rescues his niece from kidnappers, only to find the cartel who took her teaming up with corrupt sheriffs […]
Close Range is another great action vehicle for Scott Adkins, and may be the beginning of another franchise for him. It’s got a good simple setup for action, but Adkins plays a character who could easily have many more adventures. The simple premise is Adkins out in the country versus a gang of corrupt cops […]