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Kung Fu Killer Delivers The Punch!
Legendary Hong Kong Superstar Donnie Yen Stars in the Critically-Acclaimed, Action-Packed, Kung Fu Crime Thriller Kung Fu Killer Legendary Hong Kong action icon Donnie Yen (Ip Man trilogy, Hero) is back in top form with the bone-crunching, martial arts action thriller Kung Fu Killer, debuting on Digital HD July 7, before hitting Blu-ray™ and DVD ...
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You don’t really need to get to the end of any sentence involving ninjas, 80s synths, dinosaurs, time travel and David Hasselhoff before people start foaming and handing over their money blindly. And to a certain extent that premise was always going to be inevitable as soon as a certain kind of cinema fan got wind of the true potential of Kickstarter.
Having been launched back in December 2013 with a trailer shot by title star David Sandberg (a former music video and commercial director with a properly lunatic idea) on $5000, Kung Fury took the crowd-funding platform by storm and exceeded its target after just two days. That’s what combining 80s action movie with a very self-consciously meta approach to parody and homage and dinosaurs and Hitler will do for you.
Now that the film has been released on Youtube in full (31 minutes of genius, jaw-dropping lunacy »
- Simon Gallagher
Roger Moore bows out as James Bond 007, in A View To A Kill. It's a film with a few problems...
This one's an unworthy last hurrah for Sir Rog. Yet such is life. Received wisdom pegs A View To A Kill as a lacklustre final outing in which an inspired song, villain and Grace Jones are smothered by slack plotting, a not-at-his-best Moore, weak characters and a general sense of weariness. Received wisdom is a terrible thing. But occasionally it has a point.
The Villain: To waste one great villain on a rubbish film may be classed as unfortunate. To waste a second is damned careless. Max Zorin is Exhibit B to counter the hoary old adage that a Bond film is measured by its antagonist. Zorin is fresh, vibrant, energetic – the inverse of the film he terrorises. He’s played by a Hollywood legend in his prime: good for the character, »
The 80s-inspired, over-the-top crowdfunded movie Kung Fury has officially been released online, and you can watch it below in all its glory.
Written and directed by David Sandberg, Kung Fury centres on a Kung Fu renegade cop who travels back in time to kill his nemesis Hitler, and features nazis, dinosaurs, vikings and plenty of cheesy one-liners!
- Gary Collinson
"Kung Fury is an over-the-top 80’s action comedy that was crowd funded through Kickstarter. It features Kung Fury, a Kung Fu renegade cop who travels back in time to kill his Nemesis, Hitler. The film features nazis, dinosaurs, vikings and cheesy one-liners.
The campaign that was launched in December 2013 was backed by more than 17 000 people who together gave more than $630 000."
The post Watch Kung Fury for Free Online appeared first on Daily Dead. »
- Derek Anderson
Last year, the internet went nutso with the Kickstarter campaign for a film called Kung Fury. A concept trailer was posted alongside with the crowdsourcing campaign and it spread like wildfire. With the production finished earlier this year, some people were wondering when the general public would get to see the film. There also seems to be a misconception that this a feature-length film as well. It isn’t. But, it is 30 minutes long and, according to the press release, the filmmakers are planning to do a feature-length version of the film. The film premieres tomorrow on Robert Rodriguez’s El Rey Network. For those of you that are already crying about not getting that channel via your cable provider, you can actually get it via Sling TV. Sling offers a 7 day trial for those of you that want to give it a shot, after that it is $20/mo and »
- Andy Triefenbach
In The Constellation of 80’s Action Stars, Only Kung Fury Had the Courage to Travel Back in Time and Take on The Most Dangerous Kung Fu Master Criminal of All Time: Adolf HitlerFile this under batshit premise cray cray land: El Rey Network announced the world exclusive broadcast premiere of the short film “Kung Fury” on Thursday, May 28th at 6:30 pm/Et. An official selection of the 2015 Cannes Film Festival, the visually spectacular 30-minute action comedy was created by Swedish filmmaker David Sandberg and backed by the Kickstarter community. In a Kung Fu fury the short film’s supporters took […] »
- April Neale
Sony Pictures and China Film Co. Ltd. are developing a Chinese remake of the romantic comedy “My Best Friend’s Wedding” and setting it for release in China on Valentine’s Day 2016.
The film will star Shu Qi (“Gone With The Bullets”), Feng Shaofeng (“Wolf Totem”), Song Qian (“My New Sassy Girl”) and Ye Qing (“Man of Tai Chi”). Alexi Tan (“Blood Brothers”) will direct and produce with his company, Play Productions.
Shooting is set to begin in late July in London, Italy and Beijing.
The remake will center on a pair of journalists — male and female — who have grown up together as best friends. The man falls in love with a wealthy Chinese girl who has been studying in the U.K, and asks his »
- Dave McNary
“Big Rescue” tells the story of a group people who embark on fun-filled cross-country road trip but are captured by an evil villain. They are rescued by a team of Kung Fu fighting dogs who save them in the nick of time.
The movie is currently in post-production. Easternlight is screening footage at its booth in the Cannes Market.
Yen has »
- Patrick Frater
The story follows a teenager who is magically transported to China and learns to convert his video game skills into those of a Kung Fu warrior.
Source: Variety »
- Garth Franklin
Former mixed martial arts star Dave Bautista (“Guardians of the Galaxy”) and Sienna Guillory head the cast of “Warrior's Gate,” an epic saga represented by Luc Besson’s EuropaCorp and financed by China’s Fundamental Films.
The picture, which is now shooting, is directed by Matthias Hoene. Written by Besson and Robert Kamen (“Taken”), the story follows a teenager who is magically transported to China and learns to convert his videogame skills into those of a Kung Fu warrior.
Production in China began May 4 and will later move to Canada. Previously confirmed cast includes Uriah Shelton (“The Glades”), Taiwan’s Mark Chao (“Monga”) and Chinese actress Ni Ni (“The Flowers of War”).
“Warrior’s Gate” is structured as a Chinese-French co-venture with Fundamental Films’ Mark Gao and EuropaCorp’s Luc Besson as producers, with Fundamental financing, and Fundamental’s Gregory Ouanhon and J.C. Cheng executive producing.
“Dave Bautista is »
- Patrick Frater
As it closes in on its second consecutive season-long victory in the key adult 18-49 demographic, NBC unveils a new 2015-16 primetime schedule that combines popular returning series, edge-of-your-seat new dramas, inventive new comedies and season nine of the Emmy Award-winning musical competition series The Voice. NBC is on track to win the traditional September-to-May primetime season in adults 18-49 for the second year in a row after having gone the prior 10 years without an 18-49 win. Through 32 completed weeks of the season, NBC also ranks #1 or tied for #1 among the Big 4 networks in adults and men 18-34 and men and women 18-49.
In total viewers, NBC is running #2 for the season and within 7% of its year-ago Olympics-boosted average (8.8 million vs. 9.5 million), making this season and last NBC's two top-scoring seasons in total viewers since 2006-07. NBC has won the last three November sweeps in adults 18-49, as well as »
The network has also renewed medical drama “The Night Shift” for Season 3, just about one week before its second season finale airs.
“The Player,” a Las Vegas-set action thriller, starring Snipes, hails from the team behind NBC hit “The Blacklist.” The series follows a former military operative-turned-security expert (Philip Winchester) who is drawn into a high-stakes game where an organization of wealthy individuals gamble on his ability to stop some of the biggest crimes imaginable from playing out. His goal is to take them down to get revenge for the death of his wife. Charity Wakefield and Damon Gupton star alongside Snipes and Winchester on the Sony Pictures TV, Davis Entertainment and Kung Fu Monkey production. Writer John Rogers, John Davis, John Fox and director Bharat Nalluri are all exec producers. »
- Elizabeth Wagmeister
Once a major, innovative force in gaming, Konami seems to be having a creative wobble of late. Ryan casts a worried eye over the situation.
Last year, a demo simply called P.T. appeared on the PlayStation Network and scared the life out of players with its looping corridors of shadows and horrors. This was, we later learned, an early taste of Silent Hills - an evolution of Konami’s Silent Hill franchise headed up by legendary game designer Hideo Kojima and similarly adored geek director Guillermo del Toro. Here, surely, was a match made in videogame heaven.
Today, P.T. makes its scheduled departure from the PlayStation Network; if you haven’t downloaded it now, it’s likely you’ll never get to play it. What was once heralded as a glimpse at a potentially fascinating collaboration has now become a depressing symbol of what could have been.
Since its heyday, kung fu seems to be giving way to other action genres, but could it be making a comeback?
There was a time when everyone was indeed kung fu fighting. Films belonging to the genre, made popular in the 1970s by the late Bruce Lee, helped to boost Hong Kong cinema, not to mention the careers of various Chinese actors such as Jackie Chan, Sammo Hung and Jet Li. However, in recent years, it seems that the kung fu film is losing the raw bad-assery that fans have grown up watching. As martial arts films are now evolving to feature more computer animation and culture rather than pure, unadulterated violence, has kung fu lost its touch?
The first kung fu film dates back to the late 1930s, when folk heroes and famed martial artists Fong Sai-Yuk and Wong Fei-Hung were immortalised for the first time (they would »
CinemaCon 2015 is well underway in Las Vegas, with studios showcasing their cinematic wares and detailing future releases ahead of time. One company to take to the stage just yesterday to preview its slew of future films was 20th Century Fox, offering up synopses for the likes of Kung Fu Panda 3, Ridley Scott’s The Martian and much more. We’ve cherry-picked two of the films from Collider’s report, which also includes Leonardo DiCaprio’s revenge drama The Revenant, among others.
First up, Po’s latest adventure. Having recently reshuffled the release date for DreamWorks’ animation, the distributor unveiled the following synopsis, teasing a never-before-seen panda paradise for the ass-kicking protagonist.
In 2016, one of the most successful animated franchises in the world returns with its biggest comedy adventure yet, Kung Fu Panda 3. When Po’s long-lost panda father suddenly reappears, the reunited duo travels to a secret panda paradise to »
- Michael Briers
Hong Kong action superstar, Donnie Yen, is back in a big way with his upcoming martial arts film, Kung Fu Killer. The film, which opened in Hong Kong under the title Kung Fu Jungle, is a great return to form for Yen, whose last few films prior to this one were a bit of a chore to say the least. Kung Fu Killer sees Yen in top form, as a martial arts master who is seeking out a kind of evil twin who is killing other masters in the hopes of becoming the number one kung fu master in Hong Kong.Kung Fu Killer has a lot going for it that Yen's most recent flops haven't. It has a tight, cohesive story with minimal flourish, it...
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John Shannon, Mj Lambert and Ben Geis are session musicians who have played live and on record for artists including Lauryn Hill, Slick Rick, John Mayer and Ben Harper. As rock group theShift, the trio hopes to carve out a lane that is all their own. To Shannon, it's about bringing "danger" back in to their songs and live shows. "We bring danger by not holding back, by keeping songs open to whatever happens -- not in jam way, but by bringing back the guitar solo, by not being afraid to let it go on stage," Shannon told HitFix this week about theShift "experience" of "transcendence. "We're giving it everything we have and really not giving a f*ck what anybody thinks. We want to take the audience on a trip." One unexpected audience Shannon's earned in his years of experience: Louis C.K., and fans who watch his show "Louie. »
- Katie Hasty
Ian Bishop is a world record holder for the most punches thrown in a single second. His speed and power is shown during the you tube videos i have seen and his own brand of martial arts system “The Transporter” is now recognized around the world as a new Martial Art. Ian is also ready to be inducted into the hall of fame for his martial arts style which is now a legit style around the world.
May 31st 2015, his big day will arrive to step forward and show the world that he can break his own world record and set the bar even higher for anyone who follows. Ian was kind enough to take some time and answer a few questions which i had send over. I would like to thank Ian and appreciate the time »
Ann Hui’s The Golden Era continued its awards sweep at the Hong Kong Film Awards on Sunday night, winning five prizes including best film and best director.
The biopic of writer Xiao Hong also won best cinematography, best art direction and best costume and make-up. It recently won best director and best supporting actor at the Asian Film Awards in Macau.
Overheard 3 was also a multiple winner at the Hong Kong Film Awards, clinching best actor for Lau Ching-wan, best supporting actor for Kenneth Tsang and best screenplay for Alan Mak and Felix Chong’s script.
Best actress went to Vicky Zhao Wei for Peter Ho-sun Chan’s child abduction drama Dearest, while Ivana Wong picked up both best supporting actress and best new performer for her role in comedy Golden Chickensss.
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Liz Shackleton)
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