Tag: martialarts

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...

Full BOYKA: UNDISPUTED Trailer Will Punch You In The Face

Boyka is back, with Scott Adkins once again taking on his most popular role to lay one hell of a beatdown in the upcoming Boyka: Undisputed. This one breaks with the format of the series somewhat with the title character...

Exclusive BOYKA: UNDISPUTED Stills!

We were very pleased to share the first teaser for the Isaac Florentine directed / Scott Adkins starring fight flick Boyka: Undisputed - the fourth installment in the popular Undisputed franchise - yesterday and we follow that today with a...

Boyka Is Back And As Surly As Ever! The BOYKA: UNDISPUTED Teaser Has Arrived To Lay A Beating!

Soon to move into the Marvel Universe in an as-yet-unspecified role in Doctor Strange, actor and martial artist Scott Adkins first has one more kick (and punch, and spinning flip thing) at the can with the role that first threw...

Sakaguchi Tak Throws Down In First RE:BORN Teaser

After an announcement video and a follow up teaser showing some behind the scenes work, we finally have some proper footage of Versus star Sakaguchi Tak's reunion with his Death Trance director Shimomura Yuji in the form of the first...

Let's Count The Number Of Punches Thrown In The New IP MAN 3 Trailer, Shall We?

How many punches thrown in the brand new trailer for Donnie Yen star vehicle Ip Man 3? Lots. Lots and lots and lots. Many by Yen. Many by co-star Mike Tyson. And seemingly a few by everyone else in the...

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...

Yuen Woo-ping And Tsui Hark Team Up For MIRACLE FIGHTERS Remake

A pair of Hong Kong film icons are teaming up for the first time in over a decade to bring a new version of an old classic to the big screen.Film Biz Asia report that Yuen Woo-ping will direct a...