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‘Wolf Warrior 2′ cinema run extended – including Scottish screenings!

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Wolf Warrior 2 has been a record-breaking smash hit with a worldwide box office of over $500m to date. Also a big success in the UK, it sold out during its opening weekend and so the UK cinema run has been expanded to meet popular demand, with new sites and show times added – including some much requested Scottish showings!

Directed by and starring Wu Jing (Kill Zone, Call of Heroes), this action epic brings a masterful adrenaline rush with action co-ordination from Jack Wong (Operation Mekong) and the veteran Hollywood stunt team behind John Wick, Atomic Blonde and Captain America: Civil War.

China’s deadliest Special Forces operative, known as the Wolf Warrior (Wu Jing – Call of Heroes, Kill Zone), hopes to settle into a quiet life by the sea. But after he crosses paths with a ruthless band of mercenaries, overseen by a volatile and sadistic leader (Frank GrilloWarrior,
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Tony Jaa in William Yip’s ‘Paradox’ To Premiere At Hk Cine Fan

After the success of the Ip Man trilogy, the Wilson YipSammo Hung combination is back to the hugely successful Cantonese-language Spl franchise with the action thriller Paradox. Several months after the trailer whetted their appetite, action fans across the world can rejoice at the news that the film starring Louis Koo, Tony Jaa and Wu Yue will be releasing as the Opening Film at Hong Kong’s Cine Fan Summer International Film Festival on August 15, 2017. Wider theatrical release in Hong Kong is scheduled for August 25. The director and the main cast will be present at the festival screening.

Louis Koo in Paradox (2017)

Koo stars as a police negotiator who travels to Bangkok in search of his missing teenage daughter, where he is helped by local detectives played by Tony Jaa and Wu Yue. In Thailand, he encounters an organ trafficking gang headed by an American gangster (Chris Collins), who
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‘Wolf Warrior 2′ coming to UK cinemas courtesy of Cine Asia

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Cine Asia and Cmc Pictures have teamed up once again to unleash the action epic Wolf Warrior 2 in UK cinemas. Directed by and starring Wu Jing (Kill Zone, Call of Heroes), the film brings a masterful adrenaline rush with action co-ordination from Jack Wong (Operation Mekong) and the veteran Hollywood stunt team behind John Wick, Atomic Blonde and Captain America: Civil War.

China’s deadliest Special Forces operative, known as the Wolf Warrior (Wu Jing – Call of Heroes, Kill Zone), hopes to settle into a quiet life by the sea. But after he crosses paths with a ruthless band of mercenaries, overseen by a volatile and sadistic leader (Frank GrilloWarrior, Captain America: Civil War), he must reaffirm his duty as a soldier to put an end to the terrorizing of innocent civilians. Fists, bullets, tanks and missiles will fly in this tour-de-force of bravura action filmmaking, all culminating
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A History Of Violence: Donnie Yen established his ass-kicking star power long before Rogue One

With A History Of Violence, Tom Breihan picks the most important action movie of every year, starting with the genre’s birth and moving right up to whatever Vin Diesel’s doing this very minute.

Kill Zone (2005)

Last year, when Rogue One came out, America learned something that much of the rest of the world already knew: Donnie Yen is, quite possibly, the single greatest movie star working on the planet right now. In that movie, Yen played the blind warrior Chirrut Imwe, who, at least from the hopelessly biased place where I’m sitting, walked away with the whole movie. In Rogue One, Yen had passion and gravity and grace. And more importantly, he got to do Donnie Yen things: a few quick, beautiful, thrilling fight scenes that established him as an absolute human weapon. It wasn’t a big role, but it was a role, and in ...
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Sammo Hung And The Lucky Star Gang Set To Return

Legendary Actor and Film-Maker Sammo Hung is back with a bang, teaming up with Kickboxer Actor Dennis Chan to form a new film company “Sammo Hung films“. This is very exciting news with many Projects already being planned such as To Catch a Killer, Back to School, Operation: Ground Zero, Silk Road, I-Ching Warriors, The Detrimental Protectors and the big one The Return of Lucky Stars.

Excited?

The Return of Lucky Stars will bring together the old “Lucky Stars Gang”, reuniting Sammo Hung with Richard Ng, Eric Tsang and John Sham. I’m a very big fan of the Lucky Star Movies from the hard hitting Wheels On Meals to the Hilarious Winners And Sinners, i am sure The Return of Lucky Stars will be another hit for the gang. I am more confident now, we could get the Three Dragons back together for one last time, Sammo Hung, Jackie Chan and Yuen Biao.
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Wamg Giveaway – Win the Killzone 2 Blu-ray – Stars Tony Jaa!

Variety calls Killzone 2: “A turbo-charged smackdown, which genre fans will devour with the enthusiasm of a child opening presents on Christmas!”

When an undercover cop gets too close to revealing the mastermind of a drug syndicate, his cover is blown. Double-crossed and under a false identity, he’s thrown into a Thai prison, where a guard discovers the inmate – claiming he’s a cop – is a bone marrow match for his dying daughter…and his warden may have an even deadlier operation hidden within the prison walls.

In this giddily frenetic follow-up (though not a sequel) to modern martial arts epic Kill Zone (aka Spl: Sha Po Lang), action icons Tony Jaa (Ong Bak, The Protector) Wu Jing (Wolf Warrior) and Zhang Jin (IP Man 3) team up with Hong Kong megastars Simon Yam, and Louis Koo for a breakneck story of dirty cops, prison riots, and black market organ transplants,
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Thanks Well Go USA ! Kill Zone 2 Aka Spl 2 Finally Coming To Blu Ray and DVD

In this giddily frenetic follow-up (though not a sequel) to modern martial arts epic Kill Zone (aka Spl: Sha Po Lang), action icons Tony Jaa (Furious 7, Ong Bak franchise) and Zhang Jin (Ip Man 3) team up with Hong Kong megastars Simon Yam (Ip Man), Wu Jing (Wolf Warrior) and Louis Koo (Drug War) for the critically-acclaimed, action-packed martial arts extravaganza Kill Zone 2, debuting on Blu-ray™ and DVD July 19 from Well Go USA Entertainment.

Directed by Pou-Soi Cheang (Accident, Motorway), the film is a breakneck story of dirty cops, prison riots, and black market organ transplants, all brought together by a non-stop series of inventive, bone-crunching setpieces.

Rated 100% on Rotten Tomatoes, Kill Zone 2 was named a “Film of Merit” at the 2016 Hong Kong Film Critics Society Awards and Chung Chi Li (Ip Man: The Final Fight) won a Golden Horse at the 2016 Hong Kong Film Awards for Best Action Choreography.
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Review: Kill Zone 2, A Delirious, Masterfully Staged Martial Arts Melodrama

Never fear the “2” in the title of Soi Cheang’s deliriously baroque, thrillingly action-packed extravaganza Kill Zone 2, better known in Asia (and to early film festival viewers) as Spl 2: A Time for Consequences. This is a follow-up, but decidedly not a sequel, to Wilson Yip’s 2005 original, a modern action film classic that toplined Donnie Yen and Sammo Hung. Therefore, absolutely no familiarity with the original Spl or Kill Zone is required. Yen and Hung are absent this time around; the only elements this new iteration shares with the original are its title and returning players Simon Yam and Wu Jing, playing completely different roles in a completely different plot. And what a plot it is; it’s extremely convoluted – yet...

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Kill Zone 2 Review

Kill Zone 2, retitled from the slightly less badass sounding Spl 2: A Time For Consequences, is actually a follow-up to Wilson Yip’s 2005 film Kill Zone rather than a direct sequel, though the frenzied, bone-breaking action of the original is kept intact and even kicked up a few notches. Directed by Cheang Pou-soi, the film is a pan-Asian noir-thriller with a body-harvesting element, a twist that’s sure to capture genre fans’ attention.

But underneath its gory premise lies a simple, blistering exhibition of exhilarating martial arts choreography starring the (former?) pride of Thailand, Tony Jaa, and a couple of talented, fast-kicking up-and-comers in the form of Zhang Jin and Wu Jing. The action is brutal, elegantly staged and so fast that you’ll feel your hair blow back as the kicks whiz back and forth, but it’s the woefully improbable narrative that gives the movie a strange,
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Brutally Action-Packed Trailer for Tony Jaa’s Martial Arts Film Kill Zone 2

I’ve got a brutally badass trailer here for you to watch for Tony Jaa’s upcoming martial arts film Kill Zone 2. There’s some incredibly insane action in this trailer, and you get to witness Jaa break some people. I enjoy watching Tony Jaa fight in movies and this next film looks incredibly awesome.

When an undercover cop gets too close to revealing the mastermind of a drug syndicate, his cover is blown. Double-crossed and under a false identity, he’s thrown into a Thai prison, where a guard discovers the inmate – claiming he’s a cop – is a bone marrow match for his dying daughter…and his warden may have an even deadlier operation hidden within the prison walls.In this giddily frenetic follow-up (though not a sequel) to modern martial arts epic Kill Zone (aka Spl: Sha Po Lang), action icons Tony Jaa (Ong Bak, The Protector
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Tony Jaa Breaks Bones In U.S. Trailer for ‘Kill Zone 2’ aka ‘Spl II’

Don’t worry if you never saw 2005’s Kill Zone — according to those familiar with the project, this year’s Kill Zone 2 (also called Spl II: A Time for Consequences) is a sequel in name only. Completism doesn’t even apply. Now, if one simply desires Hong Kong-provided ass-kicking, this is a place to direct attention. Critically acclaimed for the intensity of its action and the narrative that gives them weight, it might be the perfect antidote to tired, assembled action cinema of the multiplex.

Well Go USA, our premiere distributor of Asian cinema, will begin the U.S. run of Cheang Pou-soi‘s movie this week, and so there’s an intense trailer to promote such an occasion. What else does one need to hear? Partake in the bone-crunching!

Have a look below:

Synopsis:

When an undercover cop gets too close to revealing the mastermind of a drug syndicate,
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Exclusive Kill Zone 2 Clip: I Need A Translator

We've all had this happen to us, I'm sure. Picture this: you're sitting comfortably in your jail cell when a guard bursts in and demands that you translate a phone call from Thai into Cantonese. Now! Sheesh. Prison guards are such a pain, am I right? Well, maybe that's a slight exaggeration, but that's what happens in our exclusive clip from Kill Zone 2 (original title: Saat po long 2, aka Spl 2: A Time of Consequences), the long-awaited sequel -- apparently in name only -- to the magnificent Spl (inexplicably renamed Kill Zone for its U.S. release). The original was one of the finest action films of the century, in my opinion; the sequel was a monster hit upon release in Asia last year...

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Watch the trailer for Kill Zone 2 starring Tony Jaa

Ahead of its release next month, a trailer has arrived online for the upcoming action thriller Kill Zone 2 starring Tony Jaa; take a look below after the official synopsis…

When an undercover cop gets too close to revealing the mastermind of a drug syndicate, his cover is blown. Double-crossed and under a false identity, he’s thrown into a Thai prison, where a guard discovers the inmate—claiming he’s a cop—is a bone marrow match for his dying daughter… and his warden may have an even deadlier operation hidden within the prison walls. In this giddily frenetic follow-up (though not a sequel) to modern martial arts epic Kill Zone (aka Spl: Sha Po Lang), action icons Tony Jaa (Ong Bak, The Protector) and Zhang Jin (IP Man 3) team up with Hong Kong megastars Simon Yam, Wu Jing, and Louis Koo for a breakneck story of dirty cops,
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FrightFest Glasgow 2016: Spl 2: A Time for Consequences Review

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This “sequel” to Wilson Yip’s Spl: Kill Zone (2005) is a detached tale set in a new universe but casts returning actors Simon Yam and Wu Jing in completely different roles. Spl 2: A Time for Consequences is a simultaneously tight and sprawling martial arts thriller, entwining crime sagas with complex drama, fist-scathing scraps and

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Glasgow FrightFest 2016 – The Line-Up

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Kicking off with a special screening of The Forest with star Natalie Dormer in attendance, and finishing in racy rock-fuelled style with Sean Byrne’s The Devil’s Candy, the UK’s favourite horror fantasy event returns to Glasgow Film Festival with another stellar line-up to shock, chill and thrill. A record thirteen films will screen from Thursday 25th February to Saturday 27th February, alongside a selection of unmissable shorts, guest director Q & A’s, great give-aways and a sneak preview of Paul Hyett’s Heretiks, with the popular director in attendance.

The line-up starts at 9pm on Thurs 25 Feb with the UK Premiere of The Forest starring Natalie Dormer searching for her twin sister in Japan’s most haunted location, the fabled Sea of Trees. The ‘Game of Thrones’ star is making her first appearance at Glasgow Film Festival and is thrilled to be headlining this gala event the
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Tiff ’15: ‘Spl 2: A Time for Consequences’ is fantastic

Spl 2: A Time for Consequences

Written by Lai-yin Leung & Ying Wong

Directed by Pou-Soi Cheang

China, 2015

Director Pou-Soi Cheang’s martial arts crime film, Spl 2: A Time for Consequences, is tailor made to please genre fans. A spiritual successor to Spl: Kill Zone, only Wu Jing returns from the original and the film casts him as a different character. The film also features action movie fan-favorite Tony Jaa, who is riding the wave of a well-deserved career resurgence. Spl 2 is fast paced martial arts action at its finest, and provides the kind of otherworldly stunts and heart-stopping visuals that will place this film near the top of every genre fans must see list.

The film follows a drug addicted undercover Hong Kong cop named Kit. After his cover is blown, Kit gets tossed into a Thai prison. The prison serves as a front for an illeagel organ harvesting
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Tiff 2015: First trailer for ‘Spl 2: A Time for Consequences’ doesn’t shy away from displaying fights

Superstar martial artists Wu Jing and Tony Jaa are onscreen together for the first time in Spl 2: A Time for Consequences.

Director Pou-Soi Cheang takes over from Wilson Yip as the director this time around, working from a screenplay by Ying Wong and Lai-yin Leung. The film, which now has a festival trailer, sees Jing and Jaa co-star alongside Simon Yam, Ken Lo, and Zhang Jin.

The film’s synopsis is as follows:

Undercover cop Kit (Wu Jing) becomes a junkie in order to catch Mr Hung (Louis Koo), the mastermind behind a crime syndicate. When the operation goes sour and Kit blows his cover, his supervisor and uncle Wah (Simon Yam) decides to terminate the operation. When Kit disappears without a trace, Wah defies the order from his commanding officer and tracks Kit to a prison in Thailand. Thai Police officer Chai (Tony Jaa) becomes a prison guard
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2015 Tiff: Soi Cheang, Takashi Miike, Sean Byrne & Jeremy Saulnier Bloody-up the Midnight Madness Programme

Hong Kong’s Soi Cheang, Japan’s Takashi Miike, Australia’s Sean Byrne and American filmmaker Jeremy Saulnier are among the returning names to populate Tiff’s Midnight Madness programme. In what is an American indie horror film dominated section featuring the likes of some of the V/H/S alumni (Roxanne Benjamin, David Bruckner, and Radio Silence quartet) presenting Southbound, Cold Comes the Night scribe Nick Simon presenting his sophomore film, The Girl in the Photographs and before being released theatrically in October via Stage 6 Films, Todd Strauss-Schulson‘s The Final Girls will receive its international premiere. Colin Geddes’ baby will be host to six world premieres with Saulnier’s Green Room making it much anticipated North American debut after replicating the big bang he made in Cannes with Blue Ruin. Here are the ten titles & fest synopses:

BaskinCan Evrenol, Turkey

World Premiere

A squad of unsuspecting cops
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Tiff 2015 Midnight Madness Lineup Includes The Final Girls, Green Room, The Devil’S Candy

Kicking off September 10th, Toronto International Film Festival and its Midnight Madness screenings are right around the corner. This year, Midnight Madness selections include The Final Girls, Green Room, and the world premiere of The Devil's Candy from The Loved Ones director Sean Byrne.

Press Release: "Toronto — Midnight Madness returns to the Toronto International Film Festival® to satiate late night audiences’ appetites for wild sensory stimulation. The programme will present the best in action, horror, shock and fantasy films from the rabble-rousers of cinema, opening with Jeremy Saulnier’s tense siege shocker Green Room.

Midnight Madness winds up Festival audiences as the days are winding down and they are hungry for more,” says Colin Geddes, International Programmer for the Festival. “From adrenaline-filled action and untamed horror to twisted comedy and darkly blurred lines of reality, this year’s lineup welcomes back celebrated masters and fresh visionaries of renegade genre cinema.
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Spl 2 Is Coming To Australian Cinemas!

We have some great news for action fans in Australia: Spl 2: A Time For Consequences, the much anticipated sequel to the 2005 Hong Kong action classic Spl (aka Sha Po Lang or Kill Zone), has been picked up by distributor Madman for release in Australian cinemas.Directed by Soi Cheang (Accident, Motorway, The Monkey King) and starring Tony Jaa, Wu Jing, Max Zhang, Simon Yam and Louis Koo, Spl 2 has smashed box office records in China and is expected to become a major box office hit across Asia.Spl 2 will be opening in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth and Adelaide on July 30, followed by New Zealand on August 13. You can check Madman's official website for full details....

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