Tag: martialarts

Pint Sized Badass Attacks In KUNG FU BOYS

You want your next generation of screen fighting stars? Well, Chinese martial arts film Kung Fu Boys has got 'em. Yep, it's a total gimmick of a film that features children - mostly one child, really - fighting adult villains...

Fantastic Fest 2016 Review: RE: BORN Hails the Bloody Return of Tak Sukiguchi

Japanese action star Tak Sakiguchi makes a welcome return to the screen in this stripped-down action thriller that sees a deadly super soldier forced out of seclusion and back to his old ways of precision destruction. After a somewhat sluggish...

Marko Zaror and Daniel Zirilli - New Project Now Underway in Bangkok

A new Untitled Project from action maestro Daniel Zirilli (Crossing Point, Asian Connection, Time Rush) and Chilean martial artist Marko Zaror (Redeemer, Mandrill, Undisputed 3) is prepping now for a late November start in Bangkok, Thailand. The storyline is as...

Kickstart This! A Retro-Inspired Sci-Fi Cartoon for Kids - HAPPI vs DRAG

G.I. Joe. SWAT Kats. Samurai Pizza Cats. Eto Rangers. Biker Mice from Mars. Street Sharks. Danger Mouse. The cartoons of the 80s and 90s were full of kick-butt action, and rife with martial arts and laser guns. Most of today’s...

Conan Lee is Back! As Himself. In a Drama.

According to casting notices posted online today, old-school action star Conan Lee - he of Ninja in the Dragon's Den and Tiger on the Beat fame - is making a return to leading man status in a film called "MMA". But lest...

Review: Benny Chan's Call of Heroes (2016)

Released recently in UK Cinema's, Call of Heroes (2016), proves to be one of the best recent Hong Kong action films released in the past few years, focusing more on good acting, excellent action sequences and as little CGI as...

Sadly Overlooked: The Career of Hong Kong actor Elvis Tsui Kam Kong

Throughout the history of Hong Kong Cinema there have always been those performers that have deservedly become stars. At the same time there are those that it is unfathomable how they did not become bigger stars, with as much talent...

Forgotten Classics - Lam Nai-Choi's Men from the Gutter (1983) and the changing face of Hong Kong Cinema

Men from the Gutter was made in 1983 towards the end of Shaw Brothers Studios successful run of films. Beginning in the early 1950’s and running up until the company decided to mainly suspend the film making division of their...

Benny Chan's CALL OF HEROES Delivers Old School Kung Fu Action In Trio Of Character Teasers

It's only natural that fans will have certain expectations of a big screen team up of veteran Hong Kong action helmer Benny Chan and iconic action director Sammo Hung. If ever there were a duo capable of delivering a solid...

HEADSHOT: First Images Of Iko Uwais In The Mo Brothers' Actioner Arrive

While the Mo Brothers teased out a few images from the set of Headshot - their martial arts effort with The Raid star Iko Uwais - through social media while in production, the announcement of the film as part of...

Check Out Brandon Vera And Anne Curtis In Training For Erik Matti's Filipino Action Film BUY BUST

Filipino director Erik Matti has been on quite a roll in the past few years with his gritty thrillers On The Job and Honor Thy Father premiering in Cannes and Toronto, respectively, while his Aswang Chronicles films broke new ground...

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...

TEN: THE SECRET MISSION Turns Bikini Models Badass In New International Trailer

The fight against international terrorism has a new weapon in Helfi Kardit's Ten: The Secret Mission. Or, rather, it has ten of them in the form of the ten models recruited by a secret government organization to become an anti-terror...

Hey Australia! Win THE IP MAN Trilogy On DVD!

To celebrate the release of Ip Man 3 on DVD and blu-ray in Australia, we are giving three lucky Twitch readers that chance to win a limited edition Ip Man trilogy DVD pack, thanks to Madman Entertainment. The complete Donnie...

Has Indonesia Found A New Action Star In Pop Singer Bisma Karisma? JUARA Teaser Says Quite Possibly Yes.

Though just 25 years old, Indonesian star Bisma Karisma - actual name Bisma Rudiantoro - already has quite the intriguing resume. An accomplished breakdancer, Karisma rose to prominence on the televised Let's Dance competition before ultimately winning the Japanese edition...

Review: CROUCHING TIGER, HIDDEN DRAGON: SWORD OF DESTINY Should Have Stayed Hidden

In regards to this Netflix original, setting the bar impossibly low barely helped tolerate the arduous two-part viewing experience of this martial-arts mess. Sullying Ang Lee’s beautiful vision of the vintage source material, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny...

Maori Martial Arts Front And Center In New TV Series KAIRAKAU

While Toa Fraser's The Dead Lands was undoubtedly the first introduction to the traditional martial arts of the Maori people it would appear that it won't be the last. Not by a long shot. Maori Television is currently gearing up...

Beware The Arrival Of THE MAN FROM DEATH

We have long been fans of filmmaker Eric Lim in these parts, with a quick search of the ScreenAnarchy archives pulling up stories about his work going back around a decade now. He's a bit of a hard guy to...

Learning From The Masters Of Cinema: King Hu's A TOUCH OF ZEN

Heralded as possibly the greatest martial arts film ever made, King Hu's A Touch Of Zen stands apart from most other films in the wuxia genre. For one thing it runs over three hours long, a rarity among its peers...