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Saturday, August 16

Movie review: Rigor Mortis

Rigor Mortis is an homage to the popular kynosi ("hopping vampire") movies of the 1980's such as Mr. Vampire. While Rigor Mortis doesn't capture the feeling of fun those films projected, as a horror movie (especially one from a first-time director) it's very solid.

Full review here

Friday, August 15

Blu-ray/DVD Giveaway: 14 Blades

Radius TWC will be giving Donnie Yen's high-flying wuxia epic a release in US theatres and on VOD starting August 22, with the DVD and Blu-ray hitting stores soon afterwards on September 2. You can pre-order the DVD and Blu-ray through Amazon, but three lucky winners won't have to buy theirs. To find out how you can win a copy of the Blu-ray or DVD, please visit our pages on Twitter and Facebook.

Tuesday, August 12

Movie review: The Trouble-Makers

The biggest stars often have the most humble beginnings. A case in point is model turned actress Maggie Q. She's now an international star thanks to her roles in films such as Mission: Impossible III and the TV show Nikita, but her first few roles were in low-budget fare such as 2003's The Trouble-Makers.

Full review here

Upcoming DVD/Blu-ray/VOD release: The Last Supper

Lu Chuan's 2012 historical epic The Last Supper is making its' North American premiere via DVD, Blu-ray, and video on demand on October 14 courtesy of Cinedigm and Random Media. The film, which has been well-received at film festivals worldwide, stars Liu Ye, Daniel Wu, and Chang Chen in a tale of a young peasant's meteoric rise to power during the Han Dyansty. The release runs at 116 minutes and will be in the original Mandarin language.

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

Wednesday, August 6

News: Upcoming Shout! Factory Releases

Shout! Factory is bringing out two kung fu themed box sets this November. On the 11th, they are re-releasing the Blu-ray discs of The Big Boss, Fist of Fury, Way of the Dragon, and Game of Death from the Legacy Collection box set as The Bruce Lee Premiere Collection. A week later on the 18th, The Jimmy Wang Yu Collection is coming out, which is a DVD set that has One-Armed Boxer, The Tattooed Dragon, Beach of the War Gods, and Man Called Tiger.

Tuesday, August 5

Movie review: Fairy Tale Killer

The Pang brothers, Danny and Oxide, made a big splash with their early films such as Bangkok Dangerous and The Eye, but have found their careers floundering over the past few years, as with Danny's 2012 solo effort Fairy Tale Killer, a thriller that delivers precious little actual thrills.

Full review here

Saturday, August 2

Movie review: Snake Crane Secret

Actor and director Wu Ma is rightly regarded as one of the legendary figures in Hong Kong cinema. But, like any film-maker -- especially one who stepped behind the lens nearly fifty times in his career -- there are a few clunkers in his ouvere, one of them being 1978's Snake Crane Secret.

Full review here

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