Tag: kungfu

IP MAN 4 - Director Wilson Yip and Donnie Yen are back.

Donnie Yen has announced that production has started on the fourth movie in the Ip Man franchise, which is likely going to be the last.   The Ip Man movies are based on the true story of the titular martial arts master, played...

Stuart Simpson's DRAGON FORCE X Arrives Monday!

It was back in August that we wrote about a crowdfunding campaign for writer-director-star Stuart Simpson's upcoming web series Dragon Force X. And that campaign was clearly successful because the series is now wrapped up and set to arrive at...

Crowdfund This! DRAGON FORCE X Delivers Kung Fu And Kick-Arse Moustaches!

Here's what you need to know about upcoming Australian web series Dragon Force X: Writer-director-star Stuart Simpson references Manimal on the official pitch website. Yeah, that's right. Fuckin' Manimal. But if you need to know more than that Simpson has absolutely...

Samurai Jack: Live-Action Fan Tribute

Check out the Samurai Jack: Live-Action teaser! 30 Minutes Live-Action Fan Tribute  Coming Soon...   To create the stylish visuals and colours of Samurai Jack, we shot it over the course of 2 years, capturing the beauty through different seasons...

Interview: Director Xu Haofeng Mixes Philosophy, Politics And Knives In THE FINAL MASTER

A director who’s won awards as a screenwriter, martial arts choreographer and literary novelist, Xu Haofeng seriously believes in multitasking.  The writer of Wong Kar Wai’s The Grandmaster and Chen Kaige’s Monk Comes Down the Mountain, Xu sits in the...

It's Muay Thai Versus Kung Fu In Thai Action Comedy MONKEY TWINS

Monkey gods figure large in both Thai and Chinese folklore and theatre traditions with monkey god Hanuman figuring large in Thai lore with magical monkey Sun Wukong figuring large in China. And the pair are meeting in upcoming Thai action...

Philip Ng Is Bruce Lee In George Nolfi's BIRTH OF THE DRAGON

Word first broke about The Adjustment Bureau director George Nolfi's upcoming Birth Of The Dragon back in February and with production just around the corner further details have arrived on the Bruce Lee biopic.Birth of The Dragon recreates the mid-1960's...

THE CHALLENGER: Watch Bao Tran's Kung Fu Proof Of Concept Now!

It was all the way back in 2007 that we first came across the work of Vietnamese-American director Bao Tran. The occasion at the time was his fabulous short film Bookie, a gorgeous black and white crime drama starring Ken...

Review: KUNG FU JUNGLE Sees Donnie Yen Pay His Respects Then Kick Some Ass

Donnie Yen plays a convicted murderer sprung from jail to help track down a serial killer targeting martial arts masters in Teddy Chen's appreciably nostalgic action thriller. While Yen wisely gifts the lion's share of the fighting to opposite number...

New York! Prepare Thy Selves For Old School Kung Fu Fest!

Attention fans of classic kung fu cinema! Subway Cinema and Anthology Film Archives are putting together a weekend to celebrate classic martial arts films from April 18th through 20th. As well, there will be a tribute to one of kung...

This Exclusive WRATH OF VAJRA Clip Comes With Extra Wrath

Law Wing-Cheong's Hong Kong fight flick The Wrath Of Vajra hits home video and VOD in the USA next week and just in case you're wondering just how much wrath Vajra has, well, the answer is a lot as evidenced...

More Donnie Yen Whoop-Ass In The Latest SPECIAL ID Trailer

How many fight reels and trailers do the producers of Donnie Yen fight flick Special ID intend to release? There appears to be no end in sight but when they look as good as every one of these has so...

First Tease Of Corman-Produced Actioner FIST OF THE DRAGON

Last month we brought you a trailer for a Roger Corman-produced horror movie called Palace of the Damned (previously entitled Hell's Haunted Palace), made on location in China by Australian-Chinese director Antony Szeto. Now we have a first look at their second...

Interview: Wong Kar-Wai, Tony Leung And Zhang Ziyi Talk THE GRANDMASTER

Director Wong Kar-Wai is renowned for legendarily long incubation periods for his films.  Five years after his last movie, Director Wong brings us The Grandmaster, his kung fu-filled biopic of Wing Chun master, Ip Man, which reunites him with...

Evil Cults And Killer Kung Fu In Second WRATH OF VAJRA Trailer

While the so-called Golden Era of Hong Kong cinema was fueled in large part by its kung fu cinema a major factor in the success of martial arts cinema was the extreme diversity within the genre. Unlike today's market which...

Martial Arts Legend Gordon Liu's Health Condition Deteriorating Following Stroke

In August 2011, Gordon Liu, Hong Kong martial arts legend and star of The 36th Chamber of Shaolin, Kill Bill 1 & 2 plus numerous other classic films, suffered a major stroke that left him completely paralyzed on the right...

Pop Singers! Kung Fu! Glamor Shots! It's THE LEGEND OF TRIO MACAN!

Strange things can happen when pop stars make movies and that's even more true when they do so in a country predisposed towards making some rather strange movies in the first place. Enter Indonesian singers Trio Macan, stars of upcoming...

Watch The US Trailer For Stephen Fung's TAI CHI HERO

Stephen Fung's Tai Chi Hero is coming to US shores, the riotous conclusion of the two part martial arts / steampunk fusion hitting American screens April 26th thanks to WellGo USA. And - no surprise here - that means a...