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CJ Entertainment USA Makes Way For SAIGON BODYGUARDS And FABRICATED CITY
CJ Entertainment has your Febuary planned accordingly with two upcoming titles, beginning with the new Vietnamese action comedy Saigon Bodygaurds following its December 16 release. Its U.S. date has arrived for February 3 with Uzumasa Limelight director Ochiai Ken at the helm for a tale of an odd couple pair of bodyguards on their wildest mission yet - played by none other than actors Thai Hoa and Kim Ly.
The other comes courtesy of Welcome To Dongmakgol helmer Park Kwang-hyun for the slick new South Korean action thriller, Fabricated City with a dated local release for February 9. Starring actor Ji Chang-wook and actress Shim Eun-kyung along with Oh Jung-se and Ahn Jae-hong, the film tells of a jobless virtual gaming wiz caught in a deadly conspiracy after being framed for murder, and stateside filmgoers can expect to catch this one on February 24.
Teaser trailer announcements for both titles can be viewed below with more info available at the official website.
The Champ Is Here!
This past week was cause for celebration amongst action fans. After an eight-year long wait, everyone's favorite Russian prison fighter has returned to the ring in Boyka: Undisputed. The reason for the long wait has been well documented (rampant piracy) and if fans don't support this film, we may never see Boyka again. To all the fans who supported this film by buying it on disc, you are awesome people and we appreciate you for fighting the good fight. But our work as fans doesn't end there, the war must be fought on a new front; we need to make this a hit on Netflix! A Genre Against the Ropes?
It's no secret that the career of Scott Adkins (and by extension, the entire DTV Action genre) has been undercut by internet piracy. It's lead to lower budgets, tighter schedules and has prevented the hard working filmmakers and action stars from gaining any ground in their careers. These are people making some of the best pure action movies in the A…
I think it's safe to say you know your movie sucks when you not only screw the rights holders whose name and content you base your unsanctioned film on, but when said rights holders join the chorus of critics panning your movie from literally every angle of the internet. That is the level of achievement you have reached if your name is George Nolfi and you've directed a film called Birth Of The Dragon, long hyped to be a hopefully legendary homage to Bruce Lee, the late founder of Jeet Kune Do and patriarch of American martial arts movie fandom.
The past few years have been a vigorous tug-and-pull over just how long it would be before actor and martial artist Iko Uwais would see a more principal role than in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Landing a more definitive English speaking line in this year's thriller, Headshot, was just another layer on the waiting cake added until more time passed until now, with actor Frank Grillo front and center with the cast that outlines the first of possible prospects to come between two actors who've gotten their start in different markets.
I speak of prospects with a certain action crime saga remake in mind, but in the good name of staying on topic, let's bring things back into focus. For this, we now turn to the long-awaited first official teaser trailer for the new sci-fi thriller, Beyond Skyline from writer/producer/director Liam O'Donnell who served on the first film from directing duo Colin and Greg Strause back in 2010.
Those who haven't seen the first film yet have…