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Watch the trailer for Showdown in Manila featuring Mark Dacascos, Don ‘The Dragon’ Wilson, Cynthia Rothrock and more

An international teaser trailer has arrived online for the upcoming action thriller Showdown in Manila, which sees Mark Dacascos directing and starring alongside the likes of Don “The Dragon” Wilson, Cynthia Rothrock, Alexander Nevsky, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, Oliver Gruner, Casper Van Dien, Matthias Hues, Monsour del Rosario, Tia Carrerra and Natalie Gubina. Check it out here…

Showdown in Manila is slated for release later this year.
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Eskrimadors Review

The action film, a genre that was synonymous with the Philippines a few decades back where the country was producing countless films with heroes waging battles with iconic villains with their pistols or sometimes with only their deep knowledge in street fighting, is near-extinct in the present cinematic climate that fosters repetitive romances and horrific horrors.

 

It's not that the country has lost action heroes (Monsour del Rosario, taekwondo champion turned action star, and Ronnie Rickets, action star who also directs, have moved on to politics) or directors adept with action filmmaking (there's Rico Maria Ilarde who embellishes his horror films with lovingly staged action sequences). I'd wager that the lack of interest has more to do with the proliferation of big-budgeted Hollywood movies in the market. Where entire buildings burst into flames and characters dodge bullets and blows in eye-popping slow motion, the typical fisticuffs and car chases, no matter how adeptly staged,
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