Bruce Lee Reviews – Hong Kong Cinemagic

As a huge Bruce Lee fan and having written reviews for the great Hong Kong movie site, Hong Kong Cinemagic, I thought what better way to feed both interests than to review all 5 of Bruce’s ‘official’ films. It’s also interesting to consider the full history in chronology. A real geek out! Check out the links below… The Big Boss (1971) review Fist of Fury (1972) review Way of the Dragon (1972) review Enter the Dragon (1973) review Game of …

Tactical Force – DVD Review

Director: Adamo P. Cultraro Cast: Steve Austin, Michael Jai White, Michael Shanks, Lexa Doig & Darren Shahlavi Run Time: 85 mins Distributor: eOne Entertainment Discs: 1 Cert: 15 Synopsis A training exercise for an LAPD SWAT Team goes terribly wrong when they find themselves pitted against two rival gangs while trapped in an abandoned Hangar, armed with nothing but blanks. With a major business deal in progress and the two gangs looking to eliminate the only witnesses, Captain Hunt (Steve …

Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer – Blu-ray review

Director: John McNaughton Cast: Michael Rooker, Tracy Arnold & Tom Towles Run Time: 83 mins Distributor: Studiocanal Discs: 2 Cert: 18 Synopsis Based on the horrifying true story of convicted mass-murderer Henry Lee Lucas (portrayed a magnetic Michael Rooker), John McNaughton’s Henry: Portrait Of A Serial Killer is one of the most remarkable films in the serial killer genre. Impressively building to a disquieting and horrific climax, the film provides a sobering and nightmarish glimpse into a deranged and damaged …

Hit Girls (Short) – Film Review

Hit Girls, the dynamic short film from Rosebud Pictures has finally been released online, following a successful set of screenings at BAFTA, Working Title and Electric Cinema in London. Blending dark comedy and stylish action, Hit Girls brings together an exciting cast of dramatic and action filmmaking talent and is bound to become a cult favourite. Word about this film has spread online for quite sometime now (the film was first screened back in 2010), yet very few were lucky …

Assassination Games – DVD Review

Director: Ernie Barbarash Cast: Jean-Claude Van Damme, Scott Adkins, Kevin Chapman & Ivan Kaye Run Time: 96 mins Distributor: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment Discs: 1 Cert: 18 Synopsis Brazil (Jean Claude Van Damme) is a contract killer willing to take any job if the price is right. Flint (Scott Adkins) left the assassin game when a ruthless drug dealer’s brutal attack left his wife in a coma. When a contract is put out on the same cold-blooded gangster, both Brazil …

Never Back Down 2: The Beatdown – DVD Review

Director: Michael Jai White Cast: Dean Geyer, Alex Meraz,  Todd Duffee, Scottie Epstein & Michael Jai White Run Time: 99 mins Distributor: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment Discs: 1 Cert: 15 Synopsis Behind closed doors of a normal, suburban college, ‘The Beatdown’, the ultimate showdown in underground Mixed Martial Arts is being planned. Former MMA prospect and ex-convict Case Walker (Michael Jai White) trains four college fighters, each with their own individual obstacles and reasons for taking part. Case will instruct …

Wushu – DVD Review

Director: Antony Szeto Cast: Sammo Hung, Fengchao Liu, Wenjie Wang, Phoebe Wang Run Time: 104 mins Distributor: MVM Entertainment Discs: 1 Cert: 12 Synopsis Having arrived at a renowned Martial Arts school teaching the style of Wushu, a group of young boys swear allegiance to each other and form a close-knit group while studying under the guidance of father and instructor, Li Hui (Sammo Hung). A decade later, and with their skills refined for the forthcoming championships, they unexpectedly cross …

The Man From Nowhere – DVD Review

Director: Jeong-beom Lee Cast: Bin Won, Sae-ron Kim, Hyo-seo Kim Run Time: 120 mins Distributor: eOne Discs: 1 Cert: 18 Synopsis Scarred by a traumatic and violent past, former special agent Tae-shik (Bin Won: Brotherhood) lives a life of solitude, working in a pawnshop. His only contact to the outside world is through his neighbour So-mi, a young schoolgirl with a mother addicted to drugs. When the girl’s mother steals from some criminals who come back looking to settle their …

True Justice: Street Wars – DVD Review

Director: Wayne Rose Cast: Steven Seagal, Sarah Lind, Kyle Cassie, Byron Mann Run Time: 90 mins Distributor: Optimum Releasing Discs: 1 Cert: 15 Synopsis A point to clarify again: these are the third and fourth episodes of the new Steven Seagal action-drama TV series, True Justice (aka Southern Justice), edited into a movie for the UK DVD release (following the earlier release of Deadly Crossing, comprising the first 2 episodes). Elijah Kane (Seagal) heads up a tough squad of cops …

Jackie Chan’s Armour of God 3: Looking Back, Moving Forward – Screen Power

Jackie Chan fans all over the world will remember the original Armour of God as a film that redefined the Hong Kong action genre. Not only was this movie a spectacular, cinematic piece of filmmaking by any standard, it also reaffirmed Jackie’s reputation as a world class action star and stunt performer. In the now-legendary sequence which almost cost Jackie his life, the film stands as one of bravest, most daring pieces of action entertainment: a testament to getting the …

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