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The birth, death and regeneration of the Universal Soldier movies

20 August 2014 4:10 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Universal Soldier began in 1992 before suffering from some tawdry sequels. Then John Hyams revived the franchise in spectacular fashion...

The Universal Soldier films are a strange case of life imitating art. Much like how series protagonist Luc Deveraux is killed in action then resurrected into something post-human, Universal was a pretty standard 90s action film which crashed and burned when it came to sequels, but became something unique and beautiful when it was reanimated for the straight to DVD market.

It’s a hushed secret among genre fans, but Universal Solder 3 and 4 (or possibly 5 and 6, it’s complicated) are some of the most remarkable action sci-fi films of the 21st century so far. Yes, really. I actually watched the series backwards when I first saw them, after being blown away by Universal Solder Day Of Reckoning and deciding to work my way back, and Roland Emmerich’s perfectly acceptable 1992 blockbuster »

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'Kickboxer' Reboot Adds Tony Jaa And Scott Adkins

6 August 2014 5:55 PM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

English Martial artists Scott Adkins and Tony Jaa have been added to the cast of Kickboxer, a remake of the 1989 cult classic starring Jean-Claude Van Damme. Chinese director Stephen Fung is set to direct.  

Adkins is best known for his work in The Bourne Ultimatum and Ninja: Shadow of a Tear; Jaa is famous in Thailand and is also known for Ong Bak.

Ufc welterweight champion George St. Pierre, stunt man Alain Moussi, and Guardians of the Galaxy's Dave Bautista are already set to star.

Moussi will star as Kurt Sloan, a talented martial artist who travels to Thailand where he learns the secrets of the kickboxer to get revenge for his brother’s death at the hands of Tong Po (Bautista). Adkins will play Kurt’s older brother, while Jaa plays a Muay Thai master who trains Kurt to beat Tong Po.

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- Laura Frances

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Further Proof That the 'Kickboxer' Reboot Will Be Glorious

6 August 2014 11:45 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

It's hard to replace the Muscles from Brussels, but the reboot of Jcvd's cult classic "Kickboxer" sounds more fun than Jason Momoa in a top hat. Scott Adkins ("The Legend of Hercules," "Ninja: Shadow of a Tear") and "Ong-Bak" star Tony Jaa are in talks to join an already jam-packed cast of fightin' folks. That includes Dave Batista from "Guardians of the Galaxy," Alain Moussi from "X-Men: Days of Future Past," and former Ufc champ Georges St-Pierre. Stephen Fung ("Tai Chi Hero," "Enter the Phoenix") is directing.

Kurt Sloan (Moussi) is hell-bent on avenging his brother's death. Naturally, he heads to Thailand to learn kickboxing, just so he can kickbox his brother's killer, Tong Po (Bautista), to kingdom come. Adkins might take on the role of Kurt's older bro, while Jaa is likely to play Kurt's Muay Thai mentor.

"Kickboxer" is still in pre-production limbo, with no slated start date. »

- Jenni Miller

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Casting Net: Martial arts stars in talks to join 'Kickboxer' reboot

5 August 2014 6:11 PM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

•  English martial artist Scott Adkins (The Bourne UltimatumNinja: Shadow of a Tear) and Thai star Tony Jaa (Ong Bak) are in discussions to join the Kickboxer reboot. The film will be directed by Stephen Fung (Tai Chi Zero) and will star Ufc’s George St. Pierre, stunt man Alain Moussi, and Dave Bautista (Guardians of the Galaxy). Moussi will star as martial artist Kurt Sloan, who travels to Thailand to learn kickboxing techniques and avenge his brother’s death at the hands of Tong Po (Bautista). Adkins is looking at the role of Kurt’s older brother, while Jaa »

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Tony Jaa, Scott Adkins Circling ‘Kickboxer’ Reboot

5 August 2014 2:50 PM, PDT | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

More notable names in action are eyeing the Kickboxer reboot that’s got Ufc champ George St. Pierre, stunt man Alain Moussi, and Guardians of the Galaxy‘s Dave Bautista set to star. English martial artist Scott Adkins (The Bourne Ultimatum, Ninja: Shadow of a Tear) and Thai star Tony Jaa (Ong Bak) are in discussions to join the remake of the classic Jean-Claude Van Damme action pic, which Chinese helmer Stephen Fung (Tai Chi Zero) is directing. Moussi will star as Kurt Sloan, a talented martial artist who travels to Thailand where he learns the secrets of the kickboxer to avenge […] »

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In a Nutshell: Ninja - Shadow Of A Tear

13 May 2014 10:26 AM, PDT | 24framespersecond.net | See recent 24FramesPerSecond news »

I'd like to start by apologising to Scott Adkins. I've been aware of his existence for several years now, but in truth, I've always dismissed him as a low-rent action star. For the record, he still is a low-rent action star, but isn't that how all the greats started out? The Expendables 2 should've been a bigger platform for Scott, he certainly outshone Van Damme in every conceivable way, and his bruising encounter with Jason Statham proved to be one of the films many unapologetic highlights. Ninja: Shadow of the Tear looks and sounds like the kind of movie I would usually avoid, but positive word of mouth steered me in the right direction. Thank you, positive word of mouth. The plot is inconsequential, but we'd better gloss over it anyway. Adkins stars as Casey Bowman, who returns home one day to find that somebody has killed his wife and unborn baby. »

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In a Nutshell: Ninja - Shadow Of A Tear

13 May 2014 10:26 AM, PDT | 24framespersecond.net | See recent 24FramesPerSecond news »

I'd like to start by apologising to Scott Adkins. I've been aware of his existence for several years now, but in truth, I've always dismissed him as a low-rent action star. For the record, he still is a low-rent action star, but isn't that how all the greats started out? The Expendables 2 should've been a bigger platform for Scott, he certainly outshone Van Damme in every conceivable way, and his bruising encounter with Jason Statham proved to be one of the films many unapologetic highlights. Ninja: Shadow of the Tear looks and sounds like the kind of movie I would usually avoid, but positive word of mouth steered me in the right direction. Thank you, positive word of mouth. The plot is inconsequential, but we'd better gloss over it anyway. Adkins stars as Casey Bowman, who returns home one day to find that somebody has killed his wife and unborn baby. »

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

11 May 2014 11:13 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

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, »

- Gary Collinson

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‘Ninja: Shadow of a Tear’ Review

8 May 2014 1:24 PM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Stars: Scott AdkinsMika HijiiKane 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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Win Ninja: Shadow of a Tear on Blu-ray

5 May 2014 12:00 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

To mark the release of Ninja: Shadow of a Tear on 12th May, we’ve been given 3 copies to give away on Blu-ray.

Scott Adkins (The Expendables 3) stars as Casey Bowman, who returns home one day 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 (Kane Kosugi), the trail sends Casey from Osaka to Bangkok to the jungles of Rangoon in search of the assassin. Honing his battle skills to a new level, Casey is as discreet as he is deadly, as he becomes a warrior that truly deserves the title Ninja.

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Scott Adkins talks The Raid remake

27 March 2014 10:09 AM, PDT | TotalFilm | See recent TotalFilm news »

We spoke to Scott Adkins about awesome martial arts epic Ninja: Shadow Of A Tear (out on DVD and Blu-ray on May 12 - expect a feature on the site soon) and while we had him, we decided to ask about another epic martial arts franchise, The Raid. If they absolutely have to remake Gareth Evans' incredible Indonesian action flick in the Us, we can't think of many better people to star in it than Adkins - so we asked him if he was aware of the project. Are you a fan of The Raid and, if so, would you be interested in being part of the remake? ...

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- Sam Ashurst

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Special Features - The must-see straight-to-video action films of 2014

19 February 2014 12:19 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Tom Jolliffe on the must-see straight-to-video action films of 2014...

If you’re a little fed up of the never ending stream of remakes, kid friendly PG13 (12A or 15 here) CGI heavy theatrics and Marvel/DC action films that fill up the multiplexes, or you’re no stranger to the unrepentant, simple delights of a bit of straight to video (or Netflix) action, then here is a list of the best to look out for this year.

As big screen action caters more and more for younger audiences, straight to video still largely offers a bit more adult entertainment. What it might lack in big budget thrills it makes up for with F-bombs and gallons of blood (if that’s your thing). As for myself, alongside a steady upbringing of Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sly Stallone and Bruce Willis in the late 80’s and 90’s, I’ve also had more than my share »

- Gary Collinson

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"Ninja" Lands The Blow

9 February 2014 7:24 PM, PST | JustPressPlay.net | See recent JustPressPlay news »

You pretty much know what to expect from a film called Ninja--but what about a sequel to a film called Ninja? Well, as you can imagine, there are no surprises there either. Such is the case with Ninja: Shadow of a Tear, otherwise known as Ninja II. If you are a sucker for flying ninja stars and katana swords slicing through throats, then you will be incredibly satisfied with this movie. However, if you want a little depth, originality or--heaven forbid--some actual acting on the side of your ninja mayhem, then you will need to look elsewhere.

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Kane Kosugi Will Star in Tekken Sequel: A Man Called X

13 January 2014 8:55 AM, PST | Beyond Hollywood | See recent Beyond Hollywood news »

Yup, they’re making another one. And this one, we’re told, is a prequel. I dunno why, but apparently there is a lot about the 2010 movie’s futuristic tournament fighting world left to explore, so instead of going forward, they’re going backward. Hey, whatever works, I guess. The man who will be fronting the latest “Tekken” movie is none other than Kane Kosugi, son of the legendary Sho Kosugi. The younger Kosugi has carved out a very nice career for himself in martial arts films in Japan and abroad. He can currently be seen fighting alongside Scott Adkins in “Ninja: Shadow of a Tear,” a film that has plenty of ninjas, but oddly, not a lot of shadowy tears. According to Kotaku, the prequel will now be called “Tekken: A Man Called X.” When the sequel was announced almost two years ago, the original title was “Tekken: Rise of the Tournament. »

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Get Behind The Scenes Of Ninja: Shadow Of A Tear With Scott Adkins And Isaac Florentine!

6 January 2014 8:00 AM, PST | Twitch | See recent Twitch news »

Scott Adkins starring, Isaac Florentine directed action extravaganza Ninja: Shadow Of A Tear hit shelves last week and just in case you need further reminders that this particular duo are responsible for the absolute finest martial arts action cinema coming out of the western world over the past several years we're proud to offer up an exclusive behind the scenes look at the film.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...

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