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Sylvester Stallone says The Expendables 3’s PG-13 rating “was a horrible miscalculation”

24 November 2014 10:29 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The Expendables 3 didn’t do too well at the box office, saved only by international takings. It didn’t do too well with us here at Flickering Myth either, and you can see why here and here. And it seems that the big man himself, Sylvester Stallone, agreed. In an interview with Crave Online (which you can read here), the action star is asked if future instalments will be R-rated:

“Absolutely unequivocally yes. I believe it was a horrible miscalculation on everyone’s part in trying to reach a wider audience, but in doing such, diminish the violence that the audience expects. I’m quite certain it won’t happen again.”

Phew. Lets hope that he sticks to that when EX4 rolls around. At least he lost that awful moustache.

The Expendables 3 is released on DVD and Blu-Ray on November 25th. Patrick Hughes (Red Hill) directs a cast »

- Chris Cooper

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Sylvester Stallone Says The Expendables 4 Will Be More Violent; Admits The PG-13 Rating For The Expendables 3 Was a Mistake

24 November 2014 5:57 AM, PST | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

There was a lot of backlash when The Expendables 3 was rated PG-13 in order to garner a wider audience.  Between that move and the unfortunate leak that occurred several weeks before the film's release, the sequel didn't really hit the box office with its best foot forward.  And now franchise creator Sylvester Stallone is weighing in by saying that rating the film for more family friendly audiences was a "horrible miscalculation."  Incidentally, he says this on the eve of the film's Blu-ray release, which will feature an unrated version of the picture.  He also promises that The Expendables 4, should it happen, will be more violent. Hit the jump Stallone's comments on The Expendables 3 rating.  The film (along with the unrated cut) arrives in a Blu-ray combo pack (with Digital HD) on November 25th.  Mel GibsonHarrison FordWesley SnipesArnold SchwarzeneggerKelsey GrammerAntonio BanderasJason Statham, »

- Evan Dickson

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Exclusive: Expendables 3 Gag Reel

18 November 2014 9:55 AM, PST | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Arriving on Blu-ray/DVD next week is director Patrick Hughes’ The Expendables 3.  Like I said when the movie came out, The Expendables 3 is a lot of fun and my favorite of the series due in large part to Mel Gibson, Wesley Snipes and Antonio Banderas.  All three are awesome and Banderas steals every scene he’s in.  In addition to the new cast, The Expendables 3 has a crazy third act that’s easily the best action scene of the franchise.  I think the team kills over a thousand people.  The film also stars Sylvester Stallone, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Kelsey Grammer,  Antonio BanderasJason StathamJet LiDolph LundgrenRandy CoutureTerry CrewsKellan LutzRonda RouseyVictor Ortiz, and Glen Powell. To help promote the upcoming release, we've been provided with an exclusive gag reel from the Blu-ray.  It's about two minutes and features a lot of the »

- Steve 'Frosty' Weintraub

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These Women Martial Artists Deserve Their Own Movie Franchise (Video)

13 November 2014 9:45 AM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Paging Michael Bay. Chinese martial art wushu has all kinds of famous practitioners on the silver screen - Jet Li and Wesley Snipes among them - but these two women at the 10th World Wushu Championships are taking the ancient sport to a new level. The video of the pair's routine (an exhibition called "duilian," which involves a weapon-wielding opponent taking on an unarmed one) has gotten a surge of online traffic this week, despite dating back to 2009. It's easy to see why, though. Watching the pair's occasionally death-defying routine, we wonder why they haven't been scooped up by Hollywood »

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List Of 10 Kung Fu Movies You Need To Have Watched – Part 7

3 November 2014 11:19 AM, PST | AsianMoviePulse | See recent AsianMoviePulse news »

Like millions of you around the world, i love Kung Fu movies. It is the only real genre that keeps me going back for more and that is why i will always love Kung Fu movies.

I know many of you have probably seen many of the movies i will post about, but this is also for anyone new to the genre of Kung Fu and even Swordplay and looking for other movies to enjoy. I hope you enjoy the movies i have listed and please feel free to comment about any of the movies.

 

1.Heroes Two (1974)

Director: Chang Cheh

Cast: Fu Sheng, Chen Kuan Tai, Bruce Tong, Wong Ching, Fong Sam, Fung Hak On, Lau Kar Wing

Fight Choreographer(s): Tong Gaai, Lau Kar Leung

Studio: Shaw Brothers

 

2.Shaolin Plot (1977)

Director: Huang Feng

Cast: James Tien, Chan Sing, Casanova Wong, Sammo Hung

Fight Choreographer(s): Sammo Hung »

- kingofkungfu

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The 31 Best Action Movies on Netflix Right Now

31 October 2014 8:00 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

When you're in the mood for an action movie, Netflix has plenty to stream. Great, except that so many of their action titles are no-name, forgettable schlock. So we've done some of the heavy lifting by highlighting the best of the best currently available in the genre. Who do you want to see duke it out? Take your pick, from gangsters to gladiators, robots to ninjas, schoolkids to superheroes.

Cue that suiting-up pre-battle montage and start streaming, because here are some of the best action movies Netflix has to offer. (Availability subject to change.)

1. "13 Assassins" (2010) R

From director Takashi Miike ("Audition," "Ichi the Killer") comes this action-packed, samurai spectacular about 13 assassins on a suicide mission. Dig that 45-minute battle scene!

2. "48 Hrs."(1982) R

A cop (Nick Nolte) and a criminal (Eddie Murphy) have 48 hours to round up two cop-killers in this fast-paced action comedy classic.

3. "Assault on Precinct 13" (1976) R

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- Sharon Knolle

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List Of 10 Kung Fu Movies You Need To Have Watched – Part 6

30 October 2014 10:31 AM, PDT | AsianMoviePulse | See recent AsianMoviePulse news »

Like millions of you around the world, i love Kung Fu movies. It is the only real genre that keeps me going back for more and that is why i will always love Kung Fu movies.

I know many of you have probably seen many of the movies i will post about, but this is also for anyone new to the genre of Kung Fu and even Swordplay and looking for other movies to enjoy. I hope you enjoy the movies i have listed and please feel free to comment about any of the movies.

 

1.Hell’s Wind Staff (1979)

Director: Tony Wong Yuk Long, Tony Liu Jun Guk

Cast: Hwang Jang Lee, Meng Hoi, Meng Yuen Man, Jason Pai Piao

Fight Choreographers(s): Corey Yuen, Chin Yuet Sang, Hsu Hsia, Yuen Shun Yee

Studio: Yuk Long Movies

 

2.Incredible Kung Fu Master (1979)

Director: Cheung Tung Cho

Cast: Sammo Hung, Tung Wei, »

- kingofkungfu

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They Shouldn’t Have Killed his Dog: John Wick

30 October 2014 8:32 AM, PDT | Filmmaker Magazine - Blog | See recent Filmmaker Magazine news »

John Wick‘s primary premise is lots of well-crafted action delivered by veteran stuntpeople-turned-directors finally given free rein to make sure their work is optimally served. Co-directors David Leith and Chad Stahelski deliver on this front: it doesn’t take much time before retired hitman Wick (Keanu Reeves) is sufficiently angered to leave his New Jersey pad, head into NYC (more inferred than seen) and unleash mayhem in a hotel, club and church. No one is going to confuse 50-year-old Keanu Reeves for prime Jet Li, but he’s more than credible in walking through each point of contact and delivering body blows. […] »

- Vadim Rizov

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Alibaba's Jack Ma Attends Lakers Game With Wme's Ari Emanuel, Patrick Whitesell

29 October 2014 12:37 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

The roster of Hollywood elite who steal the spotlight at Lakers games has a new player. Jack Ma, the richest man in China and founder of Alibaba, "the biggest entertainment company in the world," was seen courtside at Staples Center Tuesday night, flanked by William Morris Endeavor co-CEOs Ari Emanuel and Patrick Whitesell and actor Jet Li. Nathan Hubbard, the head of commerce at Twitter and former Ticketmaster CEO, captured the sighting with a tweet: Ps - Jack Ma is sitting with Ari Emmanuel. In case you needed more proof who runs Hollywood. — Nathan Hubbard (@NathanCHubbard) October 29, 2014 Ma told The Hollywood

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- Diana Swartz

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Wild & Crazy: The Most Bizarre Star Wars Prequel Rumors

17 October 2014 11:39 AM, PDT | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

With Star Wars: Episode VII currently in production (and only a few weeks from wrapping), rumors have been flying fast and furious over the last few months.  This has caused a flurry of finger-pointing, naysaying, and even hostility between fans over some of the claims...but this is nothing new.  The Prequel trilogy were surrounded by rumors as well, so today, I thought it’d be fun to take a trip down memory lane to remember some of the craziest reports that had us all buzzing.

Some of these are just bizarre, and many of the original sites reporting on these things are no longer in action, but some of you life-long fans, like me, will likely remembering hearing about these.  I’ve purposefully stayed away from Super Shadow reports (though some of these may have been influenced by him), because he was a known fraud and I wanted to »

- feeds@cinelinx.com (Jordan Maison)

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The 5 Craziest Jean-Claude Van Damme Movies

15 October 2014 10:51 AM, PDT | Filmonic.com | See recent Filmonic news »

Jean-Claude Van Damme (or Jcvd, if you’re into the whole brevity thing) is the undisputed king of absolutely, certifiably crazy martial arts movies. Sure, Jackie Chan movies have more stunts, Jet Li movies have better choreographed fights, but for sheer insanity, Jcvd is your man. In the name of science, I have shifted through Jcvd’s […]

Read The 5 Craziest Jean-Claude Van Damme Movies on Filmonic.

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- Evan Hopkins

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An Interview with Martial Arts Film Legend Gary Daniels

15 October 2014 6:22 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Manny Camacho interviews action film star Gary Daniels

Waking up at 4:30 Am is not something many of us like to do. Waking up to go to work at such an ungodly hour is usually far worse. However, waking up at this ungodly hour to go to work because I get to interview a martial art and action star I grew up watching…that is a treat!

Gary Daniels is a prolific actor and martial artist that has been in films on both sides of the pond for over 25 years. He got his start with a variety of talented people in the industry like Jackie Chan, Don “The Dragon” Wilson, Lorenzo Lamas, Richard Norton, Malcolm McDowell, Costas Mandylor and a variety of others.

I remember first seeing him on screen as one of the villains in Jackie Chan’s City Hunter, opposite Chan as the main opposition protecting the main antagonist, »

- Manny Camacho

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The Expendables 3 Unrated Cut Coming to Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD in November

9 October 2014 10:50 AM, PDT | TheHDRoom | See recent TheHDRoom news »

Sylvester Stallone assembles the biggest collection of action heroes yet in The Expendables 3, a victim of a pirated copy prior to its theatrical debut that likely put the final nail in the coffin on the franchise. Despite minimal box office returns, The Expendables 3 is still coming to home video, and it will do so in the new The Expendables 3 Unrated Cut.

Lionsgate Home Entertainment will first release The Expendables 3 Unrated Cut to Digital HD on November 11. The Blu-ray and DVD versions, packaged in a combo set with Digital HD, makes its way to stores two weeks later on November 25 -- right before Black Friday. Both the unrated and theatrical versions will be included in the combo pack with the unrated cut running an additional five minutes in length.

Joining Stallone in The Expendables 3 are Jason Statham, Jet Li, Antonio Banderas , Kelsey Grammer, Wesley Snipes, Dolph Lundgren, »

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The Expendables 3 Unrated Cut Coming to Blu-ray, DVD and Digital in November

9 October 2014 8:56 AM, PDT | TheHDRoom | See recent TheHDRoom news »

Sylvester Stallone assembles the biggest collection of action heroes yet in The Expendables 3, a victim of a pirated copy prior to its theatrical debut that likely put the final nail in the coffin on the franchise. Despite minimal box office returns, The Expendables 3 is still coming to home video, and it will do so in the new The Expendables 3 Unrated Cut.

Lionsgate Home Entertainment will first release The Expendables 3 Unrated Cut to Digital HD on November 11. The Blu-ray and DVD versions, packaged in a combo set with Digital HD, makes its way to stores two weeks later on November 25 -- right before Black Friday. Both the unrated and theatrical versions will be included in the combo pack with the unrated cut running an additional five minutes in length.

Joining Stallone in The Expendables 3 are Jason Statham, Jet Li, Antonio Banderas , Kelsey Grammer, Wesley Snipes, Dolph Lundgren, »

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The Expendables 3 Blu-ray Includes an Extended Unrated Cut of the Film With 5 Minutes of Additional Footage

8 October 2014 2:27 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

There was a lot of griping from the fan base when it was revealed that The Expendables 3 would be rated PG-13, so you guys should take heart in the fact that the upcoming Blu-ray release of the film will indeed include an Unrated Cut that is five minutes longer than the theatrical version.  Will the new cut contain all of the action and intensity you'd expect from a more mature rating?  It's too early to tell, but there's at least a sliver of hope for the fans. Hit the jump for more on The Expendables 3 Blu-ray.  The film (along with the unrated cut) arrives in a Blu-ray combo pack (with Digital HD) on November 25th.  Sylvester Stallone, Mel GibsonHarrison FordWesley SnipesArnold SchwarzeneggerKelsey GrammerAntonio BanderasJason StathamJet LiDolph LundgrenRandy CoutureTerry CrewsKellan LutzRonda RouseyVictor Ortiz, and Glen Powell all star. »

- Evan Dickson

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Sammo Hung Directs Andy Lau In The Bodyguard

26 September 2014 6:45 PM, PDT | AsianMoviePulse | See recent AsianMoviePulse news »

Last week, we announced that Sammo Hung was to team back up with fellow peking opera brother Jackie Chan for the movie The Old Soldier, but that is no longer happening. The movie has now been changed to The Bodyguard and will now star the fantastic Andy Lau, as Jackie is filming for a new movie and didn’t have time.

The Bodyguard will be produced by Bill Kong, Andy Lau, Chan Pui-wah and Ivy Ho, Sammo Hung will direct the movie and will also star. Sammo has not directed since he worked with Jet Li on Once Upon A Time In China And America, so fans should be very excited that Sammo is back where he belongs.

Plot:

A retired bodyguard (Hung) who has settled in the dark and unknown corner of the world where China, Russia and North Korea meet. Suffering from the beginnings of dementia, the bodyguard »

- kingofkungfu

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Lava Bear to Produce 'The Bodyguard' Starring Andy Lau

22 September 2014 10:23 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Lava Bear has come aboard to produce The Bodyguard, which will star Chinese action legends Sammo Hung, who is also directing, and Andy Lau.

The story centers on a retired bodyguard (Sammo Hung) who has settled in a corner of China near the borders of Russia and South Korea. The bodyguard befriends a young girl, as he starts to suffer from dementia, but he must spring into action when the girl's father (Andy Lau) falls in with the local crime underground, putting his daughter's life in danger.

Lava Bear's Tory Metzger and David Linde will serve as executive producers, with Andy Lau producing alongside Bill Kong (True Legend), Pui-wah Chan (Firestorm), Ivy Ho (The Accidental Spy).

Here's what Lava Bear's David Linde had to say in a statement.

"It's intrinsic to Lava Bear that we grow where film is growing and to do so with talented filmmakers. To be working with Bill again, »

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Lava Bear Boards Andy Lau-Starring Chinese Actioner ‘The Bodyguard’

22 September 2014 7:37 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Hong Kong — David Linde’s Lava Bear has joined with Bill Kong’s Edko Films on “The Bodyguard,” an action thriller being directed by Sammo Hung (“Martial Law”).

The film is now in production in Northern China with Hong Kong superstar Andy Lau as one of the co-leads.

The story follows a retired bodyguard (Hung), who has retreated to the frozen wilds, but who is called back into action by a young girl whose father, played by Lau, has been dragged into the local crime world.

The film is set as a co-production between Edko, Irresistible Films, Lava Bear and Focus Films.

Following Zhang Yimou’s “Coming Home,” and his “The Flowers of War,” “Bodyguard” is the third Chinese film to be backed by Lava Bear. Linde and Tory Metzger join as executive producers, while Jennifer Semler, Lava Bear’s VP of production, will also work on the picture.

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- Patrick Frater

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Sammo Hung To Direct Jackie Chan In The Old Soldier

21 September 2014 2:44 PM, PDT | AsianMoviePulse | See recent AsianMoviePulse news »

Well this is some amazing news and very long overdue, Sammo Hung is to reunite with Jackie Chan for the upcoming movie The Old Soldier. Sammo Hung will also be director of the movie, something he hasn’t done since directing Jet Li in Once Upon A Time In China And America.

Jackie has just wrapped up Dragon Blade, a movie which looks amazing, but this news just epic for all Jackie, Sammo and Martial art fans around the world.

Last time Sammo Hung directed Jackie Chan was back in the 90’s when they teamed up for Mr.Nice Guy, others include Dragons Forever, Heart Of Dragon, My Lucky Stars, Twinkle, Twinkle Lucky Stars, Wheels On Meals and Winners And Sinners.

I am very excited by this news and look forward to seeing these two legends team up once again. Let’s hope they give Yuen Biao a small part also, »

- kingofkungfu

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Venice: Steven Okazaki Directing Doc on Legendary Japanese Actor Toshiro Mifune

30 August 2014 9:58 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Prominent Japanese/American director Steven Okazaki is set to shoot “Mifune: Last Samurai,” a high-profile feature docu on Toshiro Mifune, the most prominent actor of Japan’s golden age of cinema.

Mifune made nearly 170 movies, 16 of which with Akira Kurosawa. He won the best actor award twice at Venice, in 1961 for “Yojimbo,” and in 1965 for “Red Beard,” both directed by Kurosawa.

Principal photography will start in Tokyo on September 19, with other locations including Los Angeles and San Francisco.

“Last Samurai” will feature rare archive footage and interviews with key Japanese actors and filmmakers who worked with Mifune such as Tatsuya Nakadai, Kyoko Kagawa, Yuzo Kayama, and others.

“I’m particularly excited about filming Kanzo Uni, who choreographed many of Mifune fight scenes,” Okazaki enthused. “His claim to fame is that he was killed by Mifune more times than anyone, around one hundred and fifty times, four times in one movie. »

- Nick Vivarelli

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