• Silent Night (2023) Review

    Director: John Woo Cast: Joel Kinnaman, Scott Mescudi, Harold Torres, Catalina Sandino Moreno, Yoko Hamamura, Vinny O’Brien, Anthony Giulietti, John Pollack, Angeles Woo Running Time: 104 min. By Will McGuire Silent Night represents John Woo’s return to Hollywood after a twenty year absence. Trailers breathlessly proclaim him to be “the Michelangelo of the Action Film”, and this film is clearly meant to re-introduce him to an American audience before his Continue reading →

  • Artwork revealed for 88 Films’ Blu-ray for Li Han-Hsiang’s 1965 historical epic ‘Hsi Shih Beauty of Beauties’ arriving in March

    In March of 2024, 88 Films is releasing the Blu-ray (Region A/B) for Hsi Shih Beauty of Beauties, a 1965 Taiwanese historical epic directed by Li Han-Hsiang (The Ghost Story, The Enchanting Shadow, The Magnificent Concubine). Director Li Han-Hsiang was King Hu’s mentor and friend. He directed almost 90 films between the 50s and 90s – most of them – Shaw Brothers productions. A feature-length documentary is currently in the Continue reading →

  • Phantom Kung Fu (1979) Review

    Director: Lee Tso-Nam Cast: Chang Yi, Don Wong Tao, Lee Kwan, Ma Cheung, Jimmy Lee Fong, Shih Ting Ken, Tommy Lee Gam Ming, Wang Tai Lang, Got Heung Ting, Miu Tin Running Time: 90 min. By Will McGuire Lee Tso-Nam is one of the most distinctive directors of independent kung fu films during the 70’s. A favorite of Tarantino, his energetic, workmanlike, style produced kung fu films that stood out Continue reading →

  • Wellson Chin’s all-star Hong Kong actioner ‘Inspector Wears Skirts’ arriving on Blu-ray from 88 Films on December 25

    On December 26, 2023, 88 Films will be releasing a Blu-ray (Region A/B) for The Inspector Wears Skirts (aka Top Squad), a 1988 Hong Kong film directed by Wellson Chin Sing Wai (Naughty Boys) that stars Sibelle Hu (Tai Chi Boxer), Cynthia Rothrock (Yes Madam!), Kara Wai (Angel Terminators), Sandra Ng (Thunder Cops 2), Regina Kent (Legacy of Rage), Ellen Chan (Aces Go Places V: The Terracotta Hit) and Billy Continue reading →

  • Fist of Fury Soul, Swords, Beggars, Dune Devils and Female Thieves: Here’s what’s on Hi-YAH for the month of December

    Hi-YAH!, Well Go USA’s very own Asian/martial arts streaming channel has just announced their New Release line up for the month of December, which includes a New title added to Hi-YAH! every Friday. If you want to give Hi-YAH! a go, visitors of this site can use the promo code “CITYONFIRE” for a FREE 30 Day trial! Read on for the full list of New and Exclusive titles: 12/1/23 | The Sword In Continue reading →

  • First Trailer for ‘Last Kumite’ featuring Cynthia Rothrock, Kurt McKinney, Matthias Hues, Billy Blanks and Michel Qissi

    Cult martial arts icons Cynthia Rothrock (No Retreat, No Surrender 2), Kurt McKinney (No Retreat, No Surrender), Matthias Hues (Ultimate Justice), Michel Qissi (Kickboxer) and Billy Blanks (King of the Kickboxers) unite for The Last Kumite. The upcoming film centers around Mathis Landwehr (Lasko) who takes part in the kumite for one final battle – for the life of his daughter. This all-star martial arts actioner also features Abdel Qissi (Lionheart), David Continue reading →

  • ‘The Childe’ from ‘New World’ director Park Hoon-Jung arrives on Blu-ray in January from Well Go USA

    On January 16, 2024, Well Go USA will be releasing the Blu-ray for The Childe (aka Sad Tropics), a South Korean thriller comes from writer/director Park Hoon-Jung (New World, The Witch: Part 1. The Subversion, The Witch: Part 2. The Other One). The film (read our review) follows Marco (Kang Tae-joo, Missing: The Other Side), a boxer of mixed Filipino and Korean descent as he travels to South Korea in search of Continue reading →

  • Watch the First Trailer for George Miller’s highly-anticipated ‘Fury Road’ prequel/spinoff ‘Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga’

    George Miller’s follow-up to the action packed, post-apocalyptic franchise is now in high gear with Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga (aka Furiosa), a direct prequel/spinoff to 2015’s Mad Max: Fury Road, that hits theaters in 2024. The film is headlined by Anya Taylor-Joy (Split), Chris Hemsworth (Thor) and Tom Burke (Mank). As the world fell, young Furiosa (Taylor-Joy) is snatched from the Green Place of Many Mothers and falls into the hands Continue reading →

  • Ivan Lai Gai Ming’s ‘Dead Heat’-esque sci-fi actioner ‘The Blue Jean Monster’ starring Shing Fui-On hits Blu-ray in December

    On December 12, 2023, 88 Films will be releasing a Blu-ray (Region A/B) for The Blue Jean Monster, a 1991 Hong Kong film directed by Ivan Lai Gai Ming (Erotic Ghost Story 3, The Imp) that stars Shing Fui-On (Horrible High Heels), Pauline Wong (Mr. Vampire 2), Tse Wai-Kit (Fight Back to School), Kunimua Jun (The Wailing) and Amy Yip (To Be Number One). After a brave Hong Kong lawman Continue reading →

  • Mona Lisa and the Blood Moon (2021) Review

    Director: Ana Lily Amirpour Cast: Jeon Jong-seo, Kate Hudson, Ed Skrein, Evan Whitten, Craig Robinson, Cory Roberts Running Time: 106 min. By Paul Bramhall When it comes to the age-old question of which Asian actors should try their hand at Hollywood, my usual response is to ask why they’d need to in the first place, however even in the 2020’s Hollywood remains a kind of validation in the world of Continue reading →

  • ‘Black Scar Blues’ writer, director and star Leroy Nguyen returns in the New Trailer ‘The Brokenhearted’

    Indie filmmaker Leroy Nguyen – writer, director and star of the gritty festival favorites Black Scar Blues and Silverback – will soon return with The Brokenhearted, his latest upcoming action thriller from Rising Tiger Films and 02 Hero Media. The Brokenhearted also stars Samuel Joon Lee, Jackie Kim, Travis Davis, Gene Rush and Alex Au. If you’re not familiar with his work, Nguyen’s influences are taken from the likes of Martin Scorsese, Takeshi Kitano and Continue reading →

  • Watch the English ‘Moving’ Trailer for Hulu’s South Korean all-star sci-fi actioner starring Ryoo Seung-Ryong

    Introducing Moving, a South Korean series by Park In-Je (The Mayor) that stars Ryu Seungryong (Seven Years of Night), Han Hyojoo (The Pirates: The Last Royal Treasure), Zo Insung (Escape from Mogadishu), Cha Tae-Hyun (My Sassy Girl) and Ryoo Seung-Bum (Doomsday Book). Hailed as “a superhero story with an emotional core” by Forbes, “the next breakout hit from Asia” by Variety, and “surprising and powerful” by IGN — Moving. Now Continue reading →