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Hong Kong goes West - When Hong Kong film makers attempt to break the Western market - part 2

Moving into the 1990’s Golden Harvest would once again make an attempt for American success. Unfortunately their first American made film of the decade was the poor China O Brien (1990), an attempt by Golden Harvest to launch star Cynthia...

Hong Kong goes West - When Hong Kong film makers attempt to break the Western market - part 1

Throughout the 1980’s and early 1990’s, Hong Kong cinema produced many films that to this day are considered to be the best action films ever made. Films like Police Story (1985), The Killer (1989), Once Upon a Time in China...

BLACK WATER Sees Jean-Claude Van Damme and Dolph Lundgren Joining Forces on a Sub

2017 has barely kicked off and already action fans are being assured 2018 won’t pull any punches. Or at least, that’s what we’re hoping to get once Black Water is released: a high-octane, kick-ass thriller centered around the latest on...

Have Your Say: What's Your Favorite Jean-Claude Van Damme Film?

Sometimes it's hard to think of what our question of the week should be, sometimes it's easy. The moment I saw that today was Jean-Claude Van Damme's birthday, it was very easy indeed. The "Muscles From Brussels" becomes 56 years...

The Muscles from Brussels sports sleep attire and sense of self-parody in first JEAN-CLAUDE VAN JOHNSON trailer

Jean-Claude Van Damme, world-renowned action hero of countless eighties and nineties B-movie flicks, is back in older yet no less muscular fashion. Just one month after Van Damme helped kick off Fantasia 2016 as Master Durand in opening night film...

Pilot for JCVD's Ridiculously Farcical Action Comedy JEAN-CLAUDE VAN JOHNSON is a Giant Leap Forward in the Actor's Career. Watch and Vote!

"Maybe you’ve seen TimeCop, which is like Looper, starring Bruce Willis but like a million times better." Guess who's back? Back again.  It’s no secret I’m the biggest Jean-Claude Van Damme fan in the world. If you think you have a...

KICKBOXER: VENGEANCE - RLJ Entertainment Puts A Choke Hold On U.S. Film Rights

What you see above is a lumpy Mr. Bautista laying a beat down on some poor sad sack. Each of those lumps would mean certain death to us mere mortals. I imagine the same is about to happen to said...

Trailer: Van Damme Gets Tasty In Chinese Superhero Comedy JIAN BING MAN

The muscles from Brussels, Jean-Claude Van Damme returns to China, to play a supporting role in Da Peng's superhero comedy Jian Bing Man...literally translated as "Pancake Man".The film is being lined up for a big summer release in the mainland,...

Review: POUND OF FLESH Is Soft In All The Wrong Places

Jean-Claude Van Damme continues to explore and embrace his darker side in this modest Asian action thriller, as a kidnap & rescue specialist who falls foul of organ traffickers in the Philippines. Sadly, budgetary constraints and a lack of interesting...

UPDATED: Martial Artist Darren Shahlavi: 1972 - 2015

UPDATE: Three months after the tragic death of martial artist Darren Shahlavi, on 14 January at the age of 42, his family have received the official coroner's report from the Los Angeles County Coroners Department, and would like it to...

Van Damme Wants His Kidney Back. Watch The POUND OF FLESH Teaser Now.

One thing is certain: If you're damn fool enough to steal Jean Claude Van Damme's kidney he's going to want it back. And what Van Damme wants he generally gets. And he gets it with a kick to the face....

SWELTER: Van Damme Partakes In A Bar Brawl In Exclusive Clip

Jean Claude Van Damme heads to the American south in indie action film Swelter and the tension is just like the weather: Hot. The story revolves around a criminal gang who - ten years before - robbed a casino. Four...

Adkins, Jaa, Bautista, St Pierre And Newcomer Alain Moussi Star In Stephen Fung's KICKBOXER Remake

While it may fall to newcomer Alain Moussi to fill Jean Claude Van Damme's shoes in the Stephen Fung (Tai Chi Hero) directed remake of Kickboxer he's going to have some familiar - and dangerous - faces around him rounding...

Van Damme Wraps POUND OF FLESH In China

Principal photography has just wrapped on Jean Claude Van Damme's latest martial arts thriller, Pound of Flesh, which was filming at ACE Studios in Nanhai, China under the direction of regular collaborator Ernie Barbarash (6 Bullets, Assassination Games). JCVD stars alongside...

Full Disclosure 2014 The Directors Cut: Tsui Hark

This year on Full Disclosure we are focusing on a different celebrated filmmaker each month and getting ourselves better acquainted with their body of work. Last week, Hong Kong institution Tsui Hark celebrated his 64th birthday, and so in recognition...

Review: Van Damme Goes Violently Vegan In ENEMIES CLOSER

Jean Claude Van Damme is gleefully deranged in Peter Hyams' no-frills Friday night beat-em up, in which a park ranger and vengeful ex-con form an uneasy alliance against a gang of marauding mercenaries on the Canadian border.The last decade has...

Van Damme Plus Moving Trucks Equals Epic Splits

Gotta hand it to Jean Claude Van Damme: He may not be as young as he used to be but he's still pretty damn flexible. Enter a recent Volvo commercial to make that point ......

B-Movie Legend Albert Pyun Retires Due To Health Issues.

Sad news from Tinseltown as legendary B-Movie director Albert Pyun has decided to retire early from filmmaking due to health issues that have been plaguing him for the last few years. I've been a fan of his films for years...

JCVD Reunites With TIMECOP Director For ENEMIES CLOSER. Watch The Trailer!

It's a father-son duo behind the camera for upcoming Jean Claude Van Damme picture Enemies Closer with Peter Hyams - director of Timecop - directing and serving as DP while son John Hyams - director of the most recent pair...

Tony Jaa To Direct Again, Co-Star With JCVD

[UPDATE, 8:30am EST, Jan 28. We have confirmed that the international project referred to in The Nation is NOT any one of the Hong Kong based projects that Jaa has been linked to in the past but is a Thai...