Sammo Hung

Udine Far East Film Festival: Our Dream, Your Festival

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The Udine Far East Film Festival in Italy, now in its 18th year, is called by many “the Cannes of Asian film.” Originally begun as a product of passion, it soon became an established and respected event.* Last year they even managed to have Jackie Chan appear, showing how far the festival has come. I had heard a lot about it …

6th Old School Kung Fu Fest, April 8-10, 2016

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It’s that time again. Not only is Spring in the air, but a bunch of cinematic kung fu warriors will be too, coming to brilliant life on a New York City screen via rare 35MM film prints! Subway Cinema, the group that’s also responsible for the annual New York Asian Film Festival, is teaming up with The Metrograph Theater, and treating Asian action cinema fans to another …

Pedicab Driver & More Available On Warner Archive Instant

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The Golden Harvest studio is responsible for some of the most beloved films in the martial arts genre, having produced countless classics featuring legends like Bruce Lee, Jackie Chan, Sammo Hung, and Yuen Biao. A recent announcement from Warner Archives, the online film streaming service owned by Warner Brothers, revealed that …

Sammo Hung’s MARTIAL LAW TV Series Coming To DVD

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MARTIAL LAW was created by Carlton Cruse, whose name will be familiar to fans of such hit series as LOST and BATES MOTEL, to capitalize on the popularity of Hong Kong cinema in the states. It was a time when Jackie Chan’s biggest HK action hits were being “Americanized” with new music, dubs, editing (and sometimes even new titles) …

New Anthology Film With Top HK Directors

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A new anthology film was recently announced by Media Asia entertainment; a project that aims to tell stories of Hong Kong’s history as interpreted by eight of the country’s most famous and important directors. Each of the filmmakers will be responsible for one segment of the film focusing on a specific era. Among the talented directors …

The Casanova Wong Interview Part 1

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Mike Leeder catches up with a true living legend in the worlds of both Hong Kong & Korean martial arts cinema. A man known around the world as “Casanova Wong”, and also nicknamed “The Human Tornado” for his kicking ability during his time in the Korean military. Wong (aka. Kim Yong-Ho, Wong Ho, Ca Sa Fa, Ca Sa Va, and many more) honed his martial …

Happy Birthday Sammo Hung

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Sammo Hung was born January 7, 1952. One of my personal favorite Kung Fu film actors and true life martial artist. I can’t think of 1 single movie Sammo has appeared in that I did not like. Including films he only had a small part in. Sammo is indeed a living legend, and you simply can not say that about everyone who has appeared in films from our beloved genre …

Asian Film Stars Figurine Heads

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For those of you into collecting action figures, you may want to head over to KG Hobby and check out their selection of 1/6 vinyl sculpted figurine heads of some of the most prominent figures in Asian action cinema. The prices range from $20 – $50, with the main website based in Hong Kong. Besides the very distinguish looking Sammo Hung head …