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Wednesday, July 23

Movie review: The Wrath of Vajra

Law Wing-Cheong, a production partner of Johnnie To, steps out from his usual realm of hard-boiled and quirky crime pictures with 2013's The Wrath of Vajra. There are some flashes of fine martial arts film-making, but unfortunately, the road to get there is a bit of a cinematic slog.

Full review here

Tuesday, July 22

Upcoming DVD/Blu-ray/VOD release: Baby Blues

Well Go USA is bringing Baby Blues to DVD, Blu-ray, and VOD on September 2. Marking the return of director Leung Po-Chi to the big screen after an abscence of twenty years, Baby Blues is a tense thriller in the tradition of classic Hong Kong ghost stories that will keep viewers on the edge of their seats.

The DVD and Blu-ray are available for pre-order at Amazon.

Saturday, July 19

Movie review: Tom Yum Goong 2

Once considered the rising star to watch for in the martial arts genre, Tony Jaa's career has stumbled over the past few years in the eyes of many aficionados. Those sorts of opinions aren't likely to change with Tom Yum Goong 2, which is being released in the US as The Protector 2.

Full review here

Saturday, July 12

Movie review: The Suspect

Like their Hong Kong counterparts, South Korean film-makers often get inspiration from Hollywood blockbusters. The 2013 release The Suspect is a case in point, as the Bourne films were an obvious influence here. Though some of the copycat mannerisms get tiring after a while, this is still a successful take on the genre.

Full review here

Monday, July 7

Movie review: Transformers: Age of Extinction

Slated to become China's all-time box office champ, probably due in no small part to major portions of it taking place on the Mainland and Hong Kong, Michael Bay's fourth time bringing the Transformers franchise to the big screen is unsurprisingly full of his usual modus operandi of cinematic masturbatory bombast.

Full review here

In theatres now: Friend 2: The Legacy

The explosive sequel to the Asian action hit of 2001, Friend 2: The Legacy picks up seventeen years later as Joon-Seok (played by Yoo Oh-Seong) is discharged from prison to find his gang has been taken over by a treacherous new leader. As he plots to regain power, Joon-Seok is confronted with younger, more ruthless gangsters in what has become the region's most powerful crime organization, as well as a rival gang whose blood-drenched violence knows no bounds. To find showtimes for your area, please visit CJ Entertainment's site, or you can pre-order the DVD, which is coming out on September 16, from Amazon.

Upcoming DVD/VOD release: Triad

Director Daniel Chan (Young and Dangerous: Reloaded) assembles an up-and-coming young cast for the crime thriller Triad, making its' North American debut on DVD and VOD on August 26 from Well Go USA Entertainment. William Chan (As the Light Goes Out), Michele Wai (Hardcore Comedy), and Derek Tsang (The Thieves) star in the story of three childhood friends who join the Hong Kong's biggest crime family, only to discover that fame and fortune will ultimately break them apart, as only one can become the leader of the gang.

For more information, please visit Well Go USA's site.

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