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Exclusive Clip: CALL OF HEROES, Jar Fight - Go Behind the Scenes

Of all the spectacular moments in the spectacular Call of Heroes, one of the most memorable is a jar fight between Eddie Peng and Wu Jing. It's not like they're standing inside a cafe tossing jars at each other. No,...

Watch Exclusive CALL OF HEROES Trailer, See Box Art, Be Happy

Watching the opening moments of Call of Heroes at Fantastic Fest last month sent shivers of joy down my spine. Initially, the period action movie feels like a callback to classic Hong Kong fight flicks of the late 80s and...

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...

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...

Wu Jing And Eddie Peng Square Off In First Trailer For CALL OF HEROES

While Sammo Hung's The Bodyguard may not have caused much excitement, the next ensemble martial arts film he has in the works already promises a whole lot more. Hung is serving as action director on Benny Chan's Call Of Heroes,...

Fun Video: Little Shaolin Monk Shows Jackie Chan The Right Moves

I am of the belief that kids can teach us adults so much, and it looks like Jackie Chan would agree. A video has surfaced on the internet showing the actor humbly learning some kung fu techniques from a cute little...

China Box Office: Andy Lau Takes The Charts By FIRESTORM

Andy Lau proves his cinematic clout yet again, with his latest action drama, Firestorm, recording a huge opening in China, while local product continues to dominate the chart. Rank Title Origin 9-15/12/2013 (US$M) Total (US$M) Screening days 1 Firestorm HK/China...

China Box Office: Ning Hao's NO MAN'S LAND Stakes Claim On Charts

Finally released after a four year battle with the censors, Ning Hao's No Man's Land makes a huge debut at the Chinese box office, while The Four 2 and The White Storm ensure local product dominates. Rank Title Origin 2-8/12/2013...

China Box Office: GRAVITY Continues To Pull In The Crowds

Alfonso Cuaron's science fiction blockbuster Gravity holds firm at the top of the charts for a second straight week, although Benny Chan's The White Storm opens strong.   Rank Title Origin 25/11 - 01/12 (US$M) Total (US$M) Screening days 1...

HK Asian 2013 Review: THE WHITE STORM Is Bloated, Unwieldy, Yet Still Entertaining

Benny Chan cranks it up to 11 in his latest high-stakes crime thriller, but with the action, intrigue and melodrama all hitting fever pitch, The White Storm proves an entertaining, yet exhausting and unintentionally amusing affair.Three childhood friends, Tin (Lau...

THE WHITE STORM And SNOWPIERCER Bookend Hong Kong Asian Film Fest

The full line-up for this year's Hong Kong Asian Film Festival has just been unveiled and it looks to be an incredibly strong year, bookended by two of the region's most hotly-anticipated thrillers. Opening the festival on 25 October is...

Exciting First Trailer for Benny Chan's THE WHITE STORM

Hot on the heels of Johnnie To's Drug War, the latest Hong Kong film about the Asian drug war is coming soon! The White Storm - originally touted by Universe under the title Metamorphosis at HK Filmart earlier this year - comes from director...

Could Benny Chan's METAMORPHOSIS Spell Change For Universe?

Scouring the booths at Hong Kong Filmart, I saw that local production house Universe was teasing a couple of upcoming projects. The main focus is on the Pang Brothers' Inferno 3D, starring Lau Ching Wan, Louis Koo and Lee Sinje,...

SHAOLIN COLLECTOR'S EDITION Blu-ray Review (US)

[I previously reviewed Shaolin in the course of reviewing Cine Asia's Blu-ray release.  I'm reprinting the content that applies to the film itself, with new comments at the end, directly reflective of Well Go USA's Blu-ray Collector's Edition]Director Benny Chan's...

SHAOLIN Blu-ray Review

Director Benny Chan's mainland debut is a solid wushu film.  If I'm completely honest, and I'd never be anything less, there's really nothing new in this film, but it is stylish, well-paced, filled with engaging performers, and even manages to...

SHAOLIN Review

[With SHAOLIN hitting US cinemas this weekend, here's another chance to read my earlier review.]For his first full Mainland production, veteran director Benny Chan (MOMENT OF ROMANCE, NEW POLICE STORY, INVISIBLE TARGET) delivers a grand martial arts spectacular, brimming with...

Cine Asia Brings SHAOLIN To UK Blu-ray/DVD 12th September

Our friends at Cine Asia in the UK are bringing one of the most action packed kung-fu films in recent years to Blu-ray and DVD this September 12th.  Benny Chan's Shaolin makes it's UK debut in just a few weeks,...

Fabulous US Trailer For Benny Chan's SHAOLIN

Gotta hand it to Well Go USA. When it comes to bringing the best of Asian action film to US audiences I don't think anybody does it better these days.The latest picture to get the Well Go treatment is Benny...

AFFD 2011: SHAOLIN Review

[The 10th annual Asian Film Festival of Dallas opens today, and the official opening night film is Benny Chan's Shaolin, presented by Well Go USA.  We are reprinting our original review by James Marsh for the occasion. Shaolin screens tonight...

SHAOLIN Review

For his first full Mainland production, veteran director Benny Chan (MOMENT OF ROMANCE, NEW POLICE STORY, INVISIBLE TARGET) delivers a grand martial arts spectacular, brimming with action, redemption and a generous helping of Zen Buddhism. Evolving out of the...