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Movie Review – Boyka: Undisputed (2016)

Boyka: Undisputed, 2016.

Directed by Todor Chapkanov.

Starring Scott Adkins, Teodora Duhovnikova, Martyn Ford, Brahim Achabbakhe, Emilien De Falco, Alon Aboutboul, Julian Vergov, and Valentin Ganev.

Synopsis:

In the fourth installment of the fighting franchise, Boyka is shooting for the big leagues when an accidental death in the ring makes him question everything he stands for.

As far as odd film franchises go, the Undisputed series is right up there. It’s not so much the popularity they’ve achieved. That itself has been well warranted from the second film onwards. It’s more the genesis of the franchise. That moment where someone decided that 2002’s largely forgotten prison drama starring Ving Rhames and Wesley Snipes (directed by veteran Walter Hill) should be turned into a martial arts mayhem franchise. Moving from prison boxing to mixed martial arts. Somehow it was figured it would prove popular. In the video market at least,
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Echoes Of A Ronin: Watch The Impressive Danish Martial Arts Short

Late last year, we got a taste of the Danish martial arts short Echoes of a Ronin, in the form of a gallery of images. Now, the film is finished, and you can watch it in its entirety here, with English subtitles included. Directed by Shaky Gonzalez and starring David Sakurai, Echoes of a Ronin tells a familiar story of greed, revenge and honor, only now with Danish restaurants as a backdrop. It's a stylish effort with some great fight choreography by Tim Man (of Ninja 2 fame), and with a running time of 20 minutes it doesn't even get a chance to outlast its welcome. Check it out below:...

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DVD Review – Ninja: Shadow of a Tear (2013)

Ninja: Shadow of a Tear, 2013.

Directed by Isaac Florentine.

Starring Scott Adkins, Kane Kosugi, Mika Hijii, Shun Sagata, Tim Man and Vithaya Pansringarm.

Synopsis:

Ninjitsu master Casey is back and out for revenge when his pregnant wife is murdered.

British action star Scott Adkins has seen his star gradually rise in the last few years. He’s a franchise star thanks to his turn as Uri Boyka in Undisputed 2 and 3 (a fourth is in the works), as well as jumping aboard another franchise in Universal Solider: Day Of Reckoning, and also getting his face on the big screen in The Expendables 2. These days it’s a tough job launching yourself as an action star, and maintaining a long career, but Adkins is hitting full steam and seems set to emulate some of the success of his older contemporaries.

Ninja: Shadow of a Tear sees Adkins teaming, once again, with fight film specialist,
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‘Ninja: Shadow of a Tear’ Review

Stars: Scott Adkins, Mika Hijii, Kane Kosugi, Shun Sugata, Vithaya Pansringarm, Mukesh Bhatt, Tim Man, Jawed El BerniSaichia Wongwirot, Shogo Tanikawa, Futoshi Hashimoto | Written by David N. White | Directed by Isaac Florentine

I’m a huge fan of 2009′s Ninja, as my signed Blu-ray will atest, so it’s safe to say I was super-excited for the UK release of the sequel Ninja: Shadow of a Tear. Whereas the first film saw Scott Adkins titular hero Casey Bowman using his ninjutsu skills on the streets of New York, this film sees Casey return home from some late night shopping to find someone has brutally killed his wife Namiko (Mika Hijii) and their unborn child. Bereft, Casey has only one thing left to live for… revenge.

The only clues to Namiko’s killer are the barbed wire marks left around her neck. So, with the help of his trusted friend Nakabara
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Watch An Exclusive Clip From Danish Martial Arts Short Echoes Of A Ronin

Director Shaky Gonzalez and star David Sakurai have teamed up to create something very unusual for their homeland of Denmark: A martial arts drama rooted in the Japanese bushido code. Sweden's Tim Man - a rapidly rising star in the fight world thanks to his stellar work as choreographer on Ninja 2 and the like - provides choreography here while also appearing in a support role and the results thus far are looking very good indeed.The story is set in a contemporary Scandinavian/Asian environment with a universal story about injustice and loss of innocence combined with recognizing ones destiny. This is all seen through the eyes of a child and through her experience see how man, despite being protected by morals and a strong code...

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First Images From Danish Martial Arts Short Echoes Of A Ronin

What's this? A new martial arts themed project? From Denmark? Yes, the Scandinavian country may not be the most obvious source of new fight stars - though Natasha Arthy's 2007 effort Fighter is pretty damn good and star Semra Turan absolutely deserves a return trip to the big screen - and yet it will soon bring us a new short film backed by New Danish Screen titled Echoes of A Ronin. Boasting fight choreography by Tim Man (fight coordinator on Scott Adkins star vehicle Ninja 2) with David Sakurai in the lead and Shaky Gonzalez directing the short explores aspecs of the bushido code in a contemporary story also influenced by elements of fairy tale and graphic novels.We've been promised a trailer for this one...

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Ninja 2: Shadow of a Tear Trailer

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Ninja 2: Shadow of a Tear Trailer
Ninja star Scott Adkins returns as martial arts warrior Casey Bowman in Ninja 2: Shadow of a Tear. Millennium Entertainment has released the first trailer and two posters for this upcoming sequel, where Casey must square off with an evil drug lord named Goro (Shun Sugata). Vithaya Pansringarm (Only God Forgives) co-stars in this action-thriller, arriving in theaters December 31.

Fight everyone and trust no one: it's the code of survival practiced by martial-arts master Casey Bowman after his life of domestic bliss is shattered by a savage act of violence. Vowing revenge, the fearless American stealthily tracks the killer from Osaka to Bangkok to Rangoon with the help of a wise and crafty sensei. His only clues: a series of victims whose necks bear the distinctive mark of strangulation by barbed wire. Fighting to avenge as well as to survive, Casey must sharpen his razor-like responses and take his battle skills to the next level,
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Scott Adkins Lays A Beating In New Shot From Ninja 2

Scott Adkins reunites with director Isaac Florentine for the upcoming Ninja 2 and a new image released on Adkins' official Facebook page promises good things to come. Florentine ranks among the very best action directors working in the USA today and he's assembled quite a cast here with Adkins joined by Only God Forgives star Vithaya Pansringarm, Kosugi Kane, Tim Man and Patrick Kazu Tang. Check the image below and remember you can click to enlarge....

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‘Kill ‘Em All’ Review

Stars: Johnny Messner, Ammara Siripong, Joe Lewis, Brahim Achabbakhe, Tim Man, Roongtawan Jindasing, Rashid Phoenix, Ice Chongko, Chia Hui Liu | Written by Ken Miller | Directed by Raimund Huber

Sometimes I love my “job,” especially when I get to tell all you folks reading Nerdly about those hidden gems sitting on the shelves of your local supermarket and DVD stores (although are there any of those left these days?). Kill ‘Em All is one such gem.

Essentially Saw meets Mortal Kombat, Kill ‘Em All sees a group of deadly international assassins captured and locked up inside a high-tech bunker known as the Killing Chamber – and the only way to break out of this concrete hell is to duel each other. If they survive this, they will have to confront Snakehead: the lethal, deranged top dog who will stop at nothing to kill them all.

Kill ‘Em All starts off as it means to go on,
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Raimund Huber’s Action Film Kill ‘Em Coming to Blu-ray and DVD

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Director Raimund Huber’s upcoming action film, ‘Kill ‘Em All,’ is set to debut on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital on December 11 from Well Go USA Entertainment. The film stars Johnny Messner, Chia Hui Liu, Joe Lewis, Tim Man, Ammara Siripong, Brahim Achabbakhe and Erik Markus Schuetz. The Blu-ray will sell for $29.98, while the DVD will retail for $24.98. ‘Kill ‘Em All’ is set in the Killing Chamber, a high tech bunker where captured international assassins are ready to do what they do best, in order to survive. If they want to break free from the concrete bunker, they must duel each other, fight deadly ninjas and battle against gangs [ Read More ]

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First Promo Posters for Hunky Dory, Skills, and Wu Xia

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Straight out of the American Film Market (Afm), we’ve got some new images from a few upcoming films. First up is Hunky Dory, which is a musical from the producer of 2000’s Billy Elliott and starring Minnie Driver. The film is directed by Marc Evans (Snow Cake) and centers on a drama teacher who mounts a rock ‘n roll version of Shakespeare’s The Tempest in a 1970’s high school. The flick will feature an impressive soundtrack that includes the music of David Bowie, The Beach Boys, and Pink Floyd. Skills is a Swedish parkour movie, starring Marcus Gustafsson who is one of the world’s leading parkour-artists. It features fight choreography by Ong Bak 2’s Tim Man and is directed by Johannes Pinter (Sleepwalker). Finally, Wu Xia is a martial arts film from Peter Ho-Sun Chan (The Warlords) starring Donnie Yen, Takeshi Kaneshiro, and Tang Wei. Hit
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