Shaw Brothers classics return for more vengeance

In more news on the Asian DVD scene, Celestial Pictures has signed new distribution deals for its classic Shaw Brothers martial arts titles, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The new deals are with BCI, Media Blasters and Well Go USA to release a total of 45 titles in North America. Some of the major highlights …
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Kimbo Slice not appearing in Kung Fu U film

Stereo Vision Entertainment announced today that due to a misunderstanding among the agents involved with the Kimbo Slice deal, Stereo Vision is retracting the announcement that Kimbo Slice was to co-star in the upcoming Kung Fu U 3D movie. The company will be seeking a replacement for the role.

All the details on the Wachoski Brothers’ Ninja Assassin, plus a bloody still from the film

Genre: Action Adventure Director: James McTeigue Writer: Matthew Sand and J. Michael Straczynski Producers: Joel Silver, Grant Hill, Larry Wachowski, Andy Wachowski Executive Producers: Thomas Tull, Jon Jashni, William Fay Cast: Rain, Naomie Harris, Ben Miles, Sho Kosugi, Rick Yune Raizo (Rain) is one of the deadliest assassins in the world. Taken from the streets …
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Update on Bruce Lee museum

Variety has posted a story about a Bruce lee museum that is being prepped in Hong Kong. Sadly, the project continues to have hurdles, including a lack of funding by local officials. Apparently, the museum is poised to be located in the home Lee used for several years until his death in 1973 and affectionately …
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French trailer for Transporter 3 online

Yep, that’s T-Bag from Fox’s on-the-run epic Prison Break, in that photo. Robert Knepper, man of a thousand sadistic one-liners, will be bringing some of that literary wit to Jason Statham’s Transporter 3. French movie news site Allocine, has posted a trailer, featuring, among other things, shirtless ass-kicking by Statham. Olivier Megaton, who helmed the …
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Ninja Assassin starts production in Berlin

Filming is underway on Ninja Assassin, being directed by James McTeigue (V for Vendetta) from a screenplay by Matthew Sand and J. Michael Straczynski. Joel Silver, Grant Hill, Larry Wachowski and Andy Wachowski are producing, with Thomas Tull, Jon Jashni and William Fay serving as executive producers. Ninja Assassin stars Korean pop star Rain (Speed …
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Weinsteins, Andy Lau and 300 producer Krantz form new martial arts movie label

The Weinstein Company, internationally acclaimed director Andrew Lau (Infernal Affairs) and prolific producer Tony Krantz (24, Mulholland Drive) have formed the new martial arts label Qi (pronounced ‘Chee’) to produce the next generation of sophisticated, high-quality, English language martial arts films that will feature leading international martial arts superstars. The company has begun working on …
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Jet Li’s War trailer online

The film once called Rogue, now called War, finally has a trailer. Looks like lots of action, as one should expect from a film starring Jet Li and Jason “Transporter” Statham. This film was supposed to be “highly anticipated” though. I am not sure if the trailer says classic to me. Here’s a synopsis: After …
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