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Tuesday, July 28

Movie review: Police Story 2013

Police Story 2013 is a sequel in name only to the classic series, forgoing Jackie Chan's traditional comedy-tinged action for more of a dour "realistic" story. These sorts of elements make this release not really feel like a "true" Jackie Chan film, but it's still pretty entertaining nonetheless.

Full review here

Thursday, July 23

Movie review: The New One-Armed Swordsman

What do you do when one of your major stars and lead of a promising new franchise leaves your studio? If you're the Shaw Brothers, the answer is easy -- the studio tapped Chang Cheh to craft another origin story of sorts, this time with David Chiang as the lead.

Full review here

Thursday, July 16

Movie review: Magic to Win

This is a reboot of the Happy Ghost series, which were pretty popular films back in the 1980's and 1990's. Having never seen those movies, we can't say how this stacks up against them. But, on its own, this is Hong Kong comedy at its worst: mistaking volume and number of jokes for actual hilarity.

Full review here

Upcoming release: Wolf Warriors

Wu Jing and Scott Adkins star in Wolf Warriors, which is headed to North American DVD, Blu-ray, and video on demand on September 1 from Well Go USA. In the film, Wu (who also directed the movie) plays a soldier who is discharged from the army and joins a troupe of insurgents known as the Wolf Warriors. No bonus materials have been announced, but the release looks to be uncut and in the original language mix.

The latest information about the release and other upcoming titles from Well Go USA can be found on their site.

Friday, July 10

Movie review: The Web of Death

Based on Based on Jin Yong's classic Chinese novel Heaven Sword and Dragon Sabre, The Web of Death is goofy and over the top, but a lot of fun. The same source material was the basis for Kung Fu Cult Master, so fans of that film and the more bizarre side of kung fu cinema will want to check this one out.

Full review here

Wednesday, July 8

Upcoming DVD/Blu-ray release: Black & White

The Chinese box office hit Black & White: The Dawn of Assault is headed to North American DVD and Blu-ray from Shout! Factory on August 4. The release is uncut and has soundtracks in the original Mandarin language and an English dub. Extras include a making-of featurette and trailers.

The movie is available for pre-order on DVD and Blu-ray from Amazon.

Thursday, July 2

Updated review: Kung Fu Jungle

After a theatrical run in America, Well Go USA is bringing out Kung Fu Jungle (under the title Kung Fu Killer) to DVD and Blu-ray of July 21. We've updated our review of the movie (which we dug a lot) to include info on the upcoming Blu-ray, including screen shots and an exclusive video clip.

Full review here

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