BABY ASSASSINS 2: Well Go USA and Hi-YAH! Reload With The Official Trailer For Hugo Sakamoto’s Offbeat Action Comedy Sequel!
Akari Takaishi and Saori Izawa are back.
Akari Takaishi and Saori Izawa are back.
Film Movement is proudly advancing Mongolian war epic, The Princess Warrior, for a release on digital and on-demand beginning March 8. The film marks the latest iteration of an historical heroine heralded over the last four centuries around the world in literature, theater and film, most notably in Giacomo Puccini’s famed opera, “Turandot.”
Well Go USA Entertainment announced a double header of home releases on Thursday. First up is Liu Xiaoshi’s aviation actioner, Born To Fly, starring Wang Yibo (Hidden Blade), Hu Jun (Shadow, Code of the Assassins), and Yu Shi (Creation of the Gods I: Kingdom of Storms), with Zhou Dongyu (Better Days). The film charts the endeavors of a group of talented test pilots tasked with high-level training and the improvement of China’s stealth fighters for the men on the frontlines.
Silent Night is now available from Lionsgate wherever movies are sold.
Born To Fly is now available on Blu-Ray and Digitial in the UK from Trinity CineAsia.
Oh, I’m sorry. Did you want more Tak Sakaguchi in your life? Don’t fret! Well Go USA has the official trailer rolling for its release of director Yudai Yamaguchi’s cut throat new action thriller hereby titled One Percent Warrior for its upcoming release on Digital and Blu-Ray beginning March 12, followed by its streaming launch on Hi-YAH! from April 5.
Filmmaker Herman Yau has been cooking in the early 1980s working as a cinematographer in the Hong Kong film industry, ultimately working his way into the director’s chair. His shelf life has proven positive for him as well, especially in the age of social media where the action genre continues to nuture an immensely active community celebrating the achievements of numerous laureates and auteurs of late. Yau, with his accomplishments is no different, following the recently completed Mission Moscow and upcoming Nicholas Tse starrer Customs Frontline, and more to the point with his latest trilogy installer, The White Storm 3: Heaven Or Hell, which had its North American in-person only premiere last summer at the New York Asian Film Festival.
Aussie label Imprint Films is kicking off its Imprint Asia shingle on March 27 with a trio of lauded titles on limited edition Blu-Ray. Pre-orders are now available for each title both seperately, or as a bundle over at the Imprint website, and I’ve included them in the gallery below with full details and specs on Chen Sicheng’s Lost In The Stars, Akira Kurosawa’s The Sea Is Watching, and Takeshi Kitano’s rousing iteration of The Blind Swordsman: Zatoichi.
Following the Eureka/MVD output deal, the official details are now out for Black Mask, director Daniel Lee’s high-octane 1996 sci-fi martial arts action thriller starring Jet Li, Karen Mok and late screen thesp Patrick Lung. The upcoming Eureka Classics re-release marks latest update from the deal as one of two titles announced last week, with Black Mask resurfacing once again following its theatrical U.S. release from Artisan Entertainment in 1999.
I’m holding out for a Blu-ray grab of director Upi Avianto’s latest Bumilangit dibs with Sri Asih: The Warrior. In the meantime, the film quietly rolled out on the free ad-supported platform, Tubi where you can now check out the successor to Joko Anwar’s BCU launchpad that was Gundala in 2019.
Despite being the grandson of a famed village shaman, Dr. Cheon doesn’t actually believe in ghosts, yet makes a living performing fake exorcisms on camera. But when a mysterious client arrives at his door, Dr. Cheon is drawn into a series of strange and unexplainable events that will challenge everything he has ever believed—and resurface childhood horrors he’s tried to forget.
Debuting on Digital, Blu-ray and DVD beginning February 27 is Kim Yong-hwa’s rollicking space adventure, The Moon. The disc will come with bonus materials comprised of behind-the-scenes content and character bios, and the film itself is a treat you can read more about here.
Director Daniel Lee’s 1996 gory action sci-fi thriller, Black Mask, will get a hyper-kinetic Blu-Ray revival in North America later this year through a new deal announced on Tuesday between genre labels MVD and London-based Eureka Entertainment. The two brands announced the distribution deal which would pave the way for a North American rollout of Eureka’s award-winning Blu-ray catalog to North America for the first time.
In this epic story, a group of elite aviators undergo rigorous training to be recognised as official test pilots. Led by their experienced commander, the men are tasked with testing the latest fighter jets. As they soar to new heights, the unexpected happens when an engine fails and catches fire, causing the aircraft to spiral out of control. Despite facing near-death situations, they persevere and gather crucial data under extreme circumstances. However, with the deadline for delivery of the fighter jet quickly approaching, their challenges become increasingly difficult. Can they successfully complete their mission? With breath-taking aerial sequences and high-stakes action, Born to Fly is an adrenaline-fuelled ride that showcases the unwavering determination and bravery of test pilots.
Invariably, the festival crowd has had its fill with Iranian-Finnish action adventure Layers Of Lies and now folks keen on catching it at home can expect to do so with a digital, cable, satelite and DVD release set for January 23. The film stars and is directed by actor and martial artist Ramin Sohrab, headlining the first ever action production out of Iran for a production with more than its fair share of stories on how the movie came to pass, details to which Sohrab alludes to openly in our 2022 interview.
I have yet to see the complete resumé of filmmaker Park Hoon-jung’s work. What I can assert for the most part from what I’ve seen is that if you’re looking for an absolute thrill, you won’t be disappointed. His most recent effort, The Childe, is exemplary of this.
Brazilian kung fu stoner comedy, The Smoke Master, is finally on track to start the new year with a U.S. release from Freestyle Digital Media. VOD rights were announced by the company earlier this month will plans to release the film on DVD, and all stateside digital HD internet, cable, and satellite platforms from January 2.
Thailand-based Joshua Dixon’s feature debut is unleashing Louis Mandylor to shepherd a tale of killer retribution with Hellhound, coming soon from Saban Films. Dixon directs from a script by Niccolô de la Fère who also served among the producers, and with actors Vithaya Pansringarm, Van Quattro, Winai Wiangkangkung and Jirayu Yimamphai rounding out the cast.
Writer-director Jared Allmond’s latest, The Hive, is coming to North America via cable and digital VOD on October 27. The new sci-fi home invasion thriller hails from Buffalo8 and stars Timothy Haug and Christie Griffin, along with Miles Taber and Julianne Ruck.
Folks in the UK won’t be long before the release of Jesse Johnson’s newest sword epic, Boudica from Signature. By then, fans of the director will be in good hands with the DVD rollout of Dazzler Media’s upcoming title, White Elephant on November 7.