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Afm: WellGo Takes on Yuen Woo-ping’s ‘Thousand Faces of Dunija’

WellGo USA has acquired North American rights to “The Thousand Faces of Dunija,” the Yuen Woo-ping-directed fantasy action picture that is expected to be one of the largest Chinese films of the year.

Rights were acquired from Hong Kong-based Distribution Workshop, which is representing the film at the American Film Market this week.

The story involves a secret underground society of Wuyinmen, who have supernatural abilities which they use to prevent the destruction of mankind. Those powers are called on when two paranormal creatures emerge from hiding.

WellGo plans to give the film an outing in theaters on Dec. 15, which would be a day-and-date release coordinated with its debut in mainland China. Although Christmas is not an official holiday in China, December is often the biggest month of the year for cinema-going in the Middle Kingdom, and many of the major commercial titles are time to hit screens in this season.

“Dunija” has a strong pedigree.
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Has the Hrithik Roshan – Tiger Shroff film been Inspired from a Jackie Chan flick?

Has the Hrithik Roshan – Tiger Shroff film been Inspired from a Jackie Chan flick?
Siddharth Anand’s last film Bang Bang was an official remake of Knight And Day. Now buzz in B-Town is that his next as-yet-untitled flick, starring Hrithik Roshan, Tiger Shroff and Vaani Kapoor and produced by Aditya Chopra, has been inspired by the Chinese film, The Drunken Master (1978). The comedy martial arts film, directed byRead More

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'The Foreigner' Review: Jackie Chan Goes the 'Taken' Route in Revenge Thriller

'The Foreigner' Review: Jackie Chan Goes the 'Taken' Route in Revenge Thriller
Legend is a much abused word in the movie business – but Jackie Chan really is a legend. The undisputed king of martial-arts movies kicked up a notch with slapstick and jaw-dropping stunts, the star is acrobatic poetry in motion. American audiences know him best from his three Rush Hour action comedies with Chris Tucker (No. 4 is on the drawing board), but true aficionados rightly point to Chan's death-defying Hong Kong cinema epics – see Drunken Master, Police Story and Armor of God – as pinnacles of the form. The lifetime achievement Oscar
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Have We Started To Settle For Mediocre Action Pieces?

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George Chrysostomou asks whether we’ve started to settle for mediocre action pieces…

The action film will forever be in its heyday, for conflict drives any narrative forward – especially when that conflict results in a showdown between two or more characters. Audiences will forever be drawn to the cinema to witness larger than life sequences, explosions and fisticuffs. Action of course comes in all sorts of forms, whether that’s an old western shootout, a superhero showdown or a kung fu brawl. Certainly, cinema has created some iconic action heroes and TV has often taken its air time to produce some quality choreographed fight sequences.

But, what sets these significant action pieces apart from the groan worthy cinematic beat-downs that we have all sat through at one time? Are we actually settling for mediocre action pieces and rewarding them with our attention? This feature will attempt to tackle these questions for mainstream cinema and TV.
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Iron Fist: What We Want To See In Season 2

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Note: This piece was originally published on May 30, 2017, but in light of The Defenders hitting Netflix this Friday, we thought it had some thoughts worth reiterating.

Marvel and Netflix have created something truly special with their four superhero shows: Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, and Iron Fist. They've established a unique, ongoing, and shared universe that not only respects each character's source material, but also builds upon and expands their lore. Fans have clearly responded, as many media outlets report that these are some of the most-popular shows on Netflix.

Daredevil is heading into its third season, while Jessica Jones and Luke Cage are each preparing for their second, but what about the fate of Iron Fist? According to SuperBroMovies, Danny Rand himself, actor Finn Jones, will soon issue a Season 2 announcement. While that's certainly welcome news for the whole Marvel/Netflix enterprise, it's probably safe to say that Iron Fist
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The Best Movie Fight Scenes — IndieWire Critics Survey

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The Best Movie Fight Scenes — IndieWire Critics Survey
Every week, IndieWire asks a select handful of film and TV critics two questions and publishes the results on Monday. (The answer to the second, “What is the best film in theaters right now?”, can be found at the end of this post.)

This week’s question: In honor of the bone-crunching “Atomic Blonde,” what is the greatest movie fight scene?

Read More‘Atomic Blonde’: How They Turned One Amazing Action Scene Into a Seven-Minute Long Take Erin Oliver Whitney (@cinemabite), ScreenCrush

I’ve got a soft spot for wuxia so the “best fight scene” immediately evokes Zhang Yimou in my mind. I could list every fight in “Hero,” sequences so spellbindingly beautiful and graceful you forget you’re watching violence. The bamboo forest battle from “House of Flying Daggers” is another all-timer, a mesmerizing fight that almost entirely takes place in the air. And the bone-crunching, table-smashing
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Rick Famuyiwa In Talks To Direct Martial Arts Movie: Son of Shaolin

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Martial arts movies are true guilty pleasures -- one of the more overlooked and undervalued of all the film genres. I was raised on a steady diet of Bruce Lee, Jackie Chan, Sonny Chiba, and Chuck Norris films. Later, I got to know Jet Li, Donnie Yen, Jean Claude-Van Damme, Steven Seagal for -- for the better or (sometimes) worse. These amazing fighters led the way for more recent talents, like Tony Jaa and Iko Uwais.

The '70s and '80s were arguably The greatest decades of martial arts movies (Enter the Dragon, Drunken Master, The Octagon, Bloodsport)... sure, you had to squint at times to get past bad acting and absurd plots, but we reveled in the pure visceral insanity of two (or more) trained fighters going toe-to-toe. Karate vs. Kung Fu, Tae Kwon Do vs. Muay Thai -- for martial arts junkies, it's incredible to watch
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Jet Li's Epic Remake, The Art Of Alex Ross, Donner's Superman, And More -- The Lrm Weekend

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By David Kozlowski | 14 July 2017

Welcome to Issue #4 of The Lrm Weekend, a weekly column highlighting cool and unique videos about film, TV, comics, Star Wars, Marvel, DC, animation, and anime. We also want to hear from you, our awesome Lrm community! Share your favorite videos to: @LRM_Weekend and we'll post your Tweets below!

Last Issue: 7.7.17

Why do we love superheroes, martial arts, fantasy, and sci-fi? The big fight scenes, of course. Every week we'll bring you an epic brawl from the recent or distant past -- we want to hear from you, so share your favorite fights with us!

Jet Li's Fist of Legend (1994) Bonus: Rare Jet Li Interview (English w/ French subtitles)

The original Chinese language movie poster from 1994!

What Is It?

Fist of Legend is a Hong Kong martial arts film directed by Gordon Chan, featuring action choreography by the legendary Yuen Woo-ping (Drunken Master, The
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Jackie Chan's Oddest Fight, Comic Book Artist Jack Kirby, And More -- The Lrm Weekend

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  By David Kozlowski   |   7 July 2017

Welcome to Issue #3 of The Lrm Weekend, a weekly column highlighting cool and unique videos about film, TV, comics, Star Wars, Marvel, DC, animation, and anime. We also want to hear from you, our awesome Lrm community! Share your favorite videos to: @LRM_Weekend and we'll post your Tweets below!

Last Issue: 6.30.17

Why do we love superheroes, martial arts, fantasy, and sci-fi? The big fight scenes, of course. Every week we'll bring you an epic brawl from the recent or distant past -- we want to hear from you, share your favorite fights with us!

Jackie Chan's The Legend of Drunken Master (1994) Bonus: Jackie Chan Talks About Bringing Film To America

The original Chinese language movie poster from 1978!

What Is It?

Drunken Master II is a 1994 Hong Kong kung fu film directed by Lau Kar-leung and Jackie Chan, who stars as Chinese folk hero, Wong Fei-hung.
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Review: Kung Fu Yoga (2017)

A Chinese archaeologist Professor Jack (Jackie Chan) teams up with a beautiful Indian Professor Ashmita (Disha Patani) and her assistant Kyra (Amyra Dastur) to find a lost Magadha treasure. From the freezing Tibetan ice caves, to the scorching beaches of Dubai, they find themselves travelling around the world to locate all the pieces required to unlock the secrets of the treasure. Unfortunately, they are not alone in their search as the descendant of a rebel leader Randall (Sonu Sood) also seeks the treasure and will do anything he can to make sure he gets it.

Kung Fu Yoga is a cultural collaboration between China and India, with both the cast and cultural philosophies incorporated into the film. This is not unusual for Chan who has featured Kung Fu and Buddhist philosophies in his past films. In Kung Fu Yoga he even manages to incorporate this into his fighting, talking through
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8 Great Foreign Action Films Streaming on Netflix

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8 Great Foreign Action Films Streaming on Netflix
Subscription streaming services require digging to discover their full value. For example, while I’ve been prepping for IndieWire’s Best Action Films of the 21st Century (coming later this week), I was pleasantly surprised to find how many quality action films were available on Netflix — including works by a number of non-American auteurs. From martial arts to gangster shoot ’em ups to comedy-action films, here are eight highly original, well crafted, director-driven pieces of entertainment that could serve as a welcome alternative this summer when your local cineplex feels like a boring rerun.

Shaolin Soccer” (2001)

Stephen Chow’s films (“Kung Fu Hustle”) are a wonderful and loony mix of comedy and action that have an infectious spirit. For this film the actor/writer/director adds a sports movie to the mix, which might sound bizarre, but once seeing it you’ll wonder why no one has made a martial arts soccer film before.
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Giveaway – Win Drunken Master on Dual Format

We have three copies to give away of the Kung-Fu Classic Drunken Master starring the undisputed Godfather of Martial Arts Action-Comedy Jackie Chan.

Hong Kong action pioneer Yuen Woo-ping (The Matrix; Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon) and martial arts superstar Jackie Chan burst onto the scene in 1978 with a one-two punch of kung fu masterpieces, and it was the second of these, Drunken Master, with its Keatonesque slapstick and flawlessly choreographed fight scenes that would leave the biggest impact.

Jackie Chan plays Wong Fei-hung (a legendary Chinese folk hero who has also been portrayed on screen by Jet Li, Gordon Liu and Donnie Yen amongst many others), who is punished for his frequent troublemaking by being forced to study under the martial arts master Su Hua Chi (Yuen Siu-tien), notorious for his drinking as much as he is for leaving his students crippled. Wong proves himself an adept pupil, but
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Drunken Master Starring Jackie Chan Midnights This Weekend at The Tivoli!

Drunken Master (1978) plays this weekend (April 7th and 8th) at the Tivoli as part of their Reel Late at the Tivoli Midnight series. The movie is in Cantonese with English subtitles.

Recent Oscar-winner Jackie Chan established himself as a powerhouse in the martial arts movie business decades ago. From his start as a lonely stuntman to his blockbuster U.S. hits, the cheeky and lovable film star done it all. While most Americans know him from the Rush Hour films and the Karate Kid remake, not as many are familiar with the 1978 masterpiece Drunken Master. If you enjoy watching impressive fighting and stunning kung-fu choreography, you simply must head over to the Tivoli this weekend. Of the nearly 2 hour running time, nearly an hour of the movie is pure fighting. From the goofy monkey kung-fu to the kung-fu of the eight drunken gods, Chan proves that he can give an
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‘Reel Late at The Tivoli’ Midnight Series Kicks Off this Weekend with Rocky Horror Picture Show

Th Rocky Horror Picture Show plays this weekend (March 31St And April 1St ) at the Tivoli as part of their Reel Late at the Tivoli Midnight series.

They come wearing bustiers, corsets, and great gouts of eyeliner. And some women get into the act too! The Rocky Horror Picture Show, the longest-running midnight and audience partici-(Say It!)-pation movie of them all, will play at Landmark’s Tivoli Theater in St. Louis next weekend at midnight (April 3rd and 4th). The Tivoli does this every year and the shows are often sell-outs, so get your tickets early! The Tivoli does a great job of making Rocky Horror an interactive movie experience with a live “Shadow Cast” known as The Samauri Electricians who perform scenes during the movie and of course the audience is encouraged to respond to the on-screen action as well. The street party always starts early as attendees dressed as Frank N.
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Filmart: When Jackie Chan Became a Drunken Master at the Box Office

Filmart: When Jackie Chan Became a Drunken Master at the Box Office
“You think that you’re the only master here? Well, let me tell you, my drunk gods don’t mess around — nobody can fight like they do!” says Jackie Chan in the memorable final showdown in Drunken Master, the 1978 movie that launched the action-comedy star into mainstream success.

Marking choreographer Yuen Woo-Ping's directorial debut, the film stars Chan as an immature young man who attempts to thwart an assassin by mastering the Zui Quan (or “drunken fist”) fighting style — meaning Chan’s usually precise kung fu moves and elaborate stunts are drenched (sometimes literally) in alcohol. What results are now-iconic...
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The Tivoli Announces the ‘Reel Late’ Midnight Line-Up – Rocky Horror, Idiocracy, My Neighbor Totoro, and More!

Another brilliant lineup of midnight movies for the ‘Reel Late at The Tivoli’ to kick off the 2017 season. It’s a typically good variety of titles that will draw the late night movie buff crowd with a couple of retro surprises. The Midnight Movie experience has always catered to a college-age crowd and that’s the way it should be. Rocky Horror Picture Show with live shadow cast with the Samurai Electricians kicks off the new schedule on March 31st and April 1st. The oldest film this time is 2001: A Space Odyssey from 1968 and the most recent is The Dark Knight from 2008. There’s a Miyazaki thrown in there for attendance insurance (the last one sold out!) and a handful of standards including Shaun Of The Dead and Gremlins. I believe Jackie Chan in Drunken Master and Idiocracy are new to the Tivoli midnight roster, and I suspect they will draw good crowds.
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Eureka announce new blu-ray of ‘Drunken Master’

Eureka have this week announced that Drunken Master, the original kung-fu classic starring one of my all-tim favourite martial artists & sction movie superstars, Jackie Chan, will be released as part of their Masters of Cinema series in a definitive Dual-format (Blu-ray & DVD) edition on 24 April 2017.

This new Blu-ray features the definitive transfer of the film from a 4K digital restoration; the original complete Cantonese soundtrack, rarely heard on home video; alternate Cantonese, English and Mandarin audio options; and newly translated English subtitles.

From the press release:

Hong Kong action pioneer Yuen Woo-ping (The Matrix; Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon) and martial arts superstar Jackie Chan burst onto the scene in 1978 with a one-two punch of kung fu masterpieces, and it was the second of these, Drunken Master, with its Keatonesque slapstick and flawlessly choreographed fight scenes that would leave the biggest impact.

Jackie Chan plays Wong Fei-hung (a legendary Chinese
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Jackie Chan, Charles Bronson Join Masters of Cinema in April

Eureka Entertainment just announced that martial arts classic Drunken Master will be joining the Masters of Cinema series in April, together with Walter Hill's Hard Times starring Charles Bronson and James Coburn. Sexy coming-of-age cult favourite The Blue Lagoon will also be getting a Blu-ray release. Jackie Chan exploded onto the martial arts scene in the 1978 action flick Drunken Master, directed by the legendary Yuen Woo Ping, which joins the Masters of Cinema series in a dual-format Blu-ray/DVD release on 24 April. Featuring a 4K restoration of the film together with the original Cantonese language audio, Eureka promises a definitive release packed with supplements (see below). Charles Bronson and James Coburn star in the Depression-era boxing drama Hard Times, the debut film from action...

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Cine-Sunday: ‘Raging Phoenix’ Review

Stars: Jija Yanin, David Bueno, Marc Nghi Hoang | Written by Sompope Vejchapipat | Directed by Rashane Limtrakul

Deu, a rock and roll drummer abandoned by her family and recently sacked from her band, finds herself being pursued by a gang of kidnappers. She is rescued from their clutches by Sanim, a master of an obscure drunken fighting technique known as Meyraiyuth. After informing Deu that she is the target of the Jaguar Gang, a group of criminals who kidnap young women and extract their pheromones to sell as a potent aphrodisiac on the black market, Sanim and his three sidekicks – Pigshit, Dogshit and Bullshit – agree to train her in their unique methods of combat. Her training complete, Deu insists on joining Sanim and the others in infiltrating the Jaguar Gang’s underground lair and bringing down their lucrative and exploitative people trafficking empire. Their mission brings them face to face with
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‘Fists of Fury’ DVD Review

Presented by Cynthia Rothrock | Written by Leroy Patterson | Directed by Charles Band

Trailer compilations have, in recent year, become big business, they have also become increasingly important in terms of keeping trailers alive. In this time of streaming and digital downloads, where films come sans trailers and extras, there’s no real way – beyond these types of compilations – of seeing interesting trailers for obscure films you may not be aware of.

Titles such as Trailer War, Trailers from Hell, the UK’s very own Grindhouse Trailer Classics, Drive-In Delirium, Attack of the 80s, and 42nd Street Forever have not only kept the trailers alive in a physical format, but also allowed new audiences to discover new (old) films. Keeping up this tradition is Full Moon, who have released a number of trailer compilations already as part of the Grindhouse line – mainly focussing on the sleazier end of genre cinema like
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