Blvd Warriors interviews

Grandmaster Ron Van Clief Martial Artist, Master Instructor, Actor and Filmmaker Black Dragon’s Revenge, The Last Dragon Oso Tayari Casel Martial Artist and Master Instructor Master Carl Scott Martial Artist, Master Instructor and Actor Soul Brothers of Kung Fu, Sun Dragon, Kung Fu Executioner Soke ‘Little’ John Davis Martial Artist and Master Instructor Master Linda ….

Blvd Warriors first synopsis

Inspiration can come from many places: from traditions developed thousands of miles away and thousands of years ago; from movies with dialogue we don’t understand; and it can come from within. But what’s important is where inspiration takes us. Whether it’s community centers, world-class competitions, music, or kung fu cinema, the martial arts have been ….

Enter the Dragon original release at Graumann’s Chinese in Los Angeles

Artist Aaron Kai emailed me these extremely rare photos from the original 1973 release of Bruce Lee’s martial arts epic Enter the Dragon. The images feature the original banners at Graumann’s Chinese Theater. When Aaron’s not collecting vintage martial arts memorabilia, he’s a highly skilled painter. See his work at myfantasyart.com/id/kaiart.

More details on The Grandmaster

Filmmaker Wong Kar Wai’s The Grandmaster hits theaters tomorrow in New York and Los Angeles, with a wider expansion planned for the following, on August 30th. The Grandmaster is an epic action film inspired by the life and times of Bruce Lee’s legendary kung fu master, Ip Man. The 3 international superstars at the film’s ….

Weinstein Co. to remake Shaw Bros. classics Come Drink With Me and Avenging Eagle

Variety reports that the Weinstein Co. has signed a two-picture deal with Celestial Pictures to remake a pair of classic martial arts action films from the Golden Era of Hong Kong cinema. Weinstein and Celestial will develop and produce English-language versions of Come Drink With Me and Avenging Eagle, according to the report. John Fusco, ….

2013 CCL World Spot News Center in Oaxaca, Mexico celebrating Wong Fei Hung Day

Grandmaster Chiu Chi Ling sent me this image featuring his students in Mexico. “Our world wide family Chiu Chi Ling team branch in Oaxaca, Mexico hosted a celebration of legendary Chinese hero Wong Fei Hung during Wong Fei Hung Day and in May the great grand master Chiu Chi Ling Day many success the biggest ….

First trailer and 4 character posters for Keanu Reeves’ 47 Ronin

Universal Pictures has released the first trailer and 4 character posters for Keanu Reeves’ big budget version of the historical action tale 47 Ronin, which hits theaters on December 25th, 2013. While there’s an overuse of special effects in the film, I’m looking forward to 47 Ronin a bit more than Man of Tai-Chi, Reeves’s ….

New Bloodsport and The Crow ‘reinventions’ coming to theaters soon

According to reports, Relativity Media is preparing to shoot a remake of Jean-Claude Van Damme’s 1988 cult classic hit Bloodsport, with V for Vendetta director James McTeigue taking the helm. According to the report, Relativity will produce the new Bloodsport with Edward R. Pressman, Chris Brown, Alberto Lensi, Australia-based Pictures in Paradise and Trans-American Films ….

Gloria Hendry, Bob Wall, Fred Williamson, John Saxon & many martial arts experts to celebrate life of Jim Kelly at free L.A. event

This is a press release I just received regarding a special tribute in Los Angeles for Jim Kelly. The free event will feature appearances by Kelly’s Black Belt Jones co-star (and James Bond’s first African-American love interest) Gloria Hendry, his co-star from Three the Hard Way Fred Williamson, his Enter the Dragon co-stars Bob Wall ….