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Tuesday, July 29

Upcoming DVD/Blu-ray release: Firestorm

Well Go USA is bringing out the Hong Kong box office hit Firestorm on DVD and Blu-ray on September 23. The film stars Andy Lau as a cop on the edge willing to do anything to bring a crew of theives to justice, and has been hailed by audiences and critics worldwide as a return to classic Hong Kong action.

The DVD and Blu-ray are available for pre-order at Amazon.

Saturday, July 26

DVD review: Ong Bak Trilogy

After getting the North American rights to Ong Bak from Fox, Magnolia has (through their genre label Magnet) put together all three films in the Ong Bak Trilogy boxset, which is available on DVD and Blu-ray. We are looking at the DVD version, which encompasses five discs in all.

Full review here

Thursday, July 24

Movie review: Who's the Woman, Who's the Man

Leslie Cheung and Anita Mui, two of Hong Kong's biggest stars onscreen and best friends off of it until they unfortunately passed away months from each other in 2003, appeared together in a few productions, with the final one being the 1996 romantic comedy Who's the Woman, Who's the Man.

Full review here

Wednesday, July 23

Movie review: The Wrath of Vajra

Law Wing-Cheong, a production partner of Johnnie To, steps out from his usual realm of hard-boiled and quirky crime pictures with 2013's The Wrath of Vajra. There are some flashes of fine martial arts film-making, but unfortunately, the road to get there is a bit of a cinematic slog.

Full review here

Tuesday, July 22

Upcoming DVD/Blu-ray/VOD release: Baby Blues

Well Go USA is bringing Baby Blues to DVD, Blu-ray, and VOD on September 2. Marking the return of director Leung Po-Chi to the big screen after an abscence of twenty years, Baby Blues is a tense thriller in the tradition of classic Hong Kong ghost stories that will keep viewers on the edge of their seats.

The DVD and Blu-ray are available for pre-order at Amazon.

Saturday, July 19

Movie review: Tom Yum Goong 2

Once considered the rising star to watch for in the martial arts genre, Tony Jaa's career has stumbled over the past few years in the eyes of many aficionados. Those sorts of opinions aren't likely to change with Tom Yum Goong 2, which is being released in the US as The Protector 2.

Full review here

Saturday, July 12

Movie review: The Suspect

Like their Hong Kong counterparts, South Korean film-makers often get inspiration from Hollywood blockbusters. The 2013 release The Suspect is a case in point, as the Bourne films were an obvious influence here. Though some of the copycat mannerisms get tiring after a while, this is still a successful take on the genre.

Full review here

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