26th Feb2017

Cine-Sunday: ‘Detective Dee – Mystery of the Phantom Flame’ Review

by Guest

Stars: Andy Lau, Tony Leung, Catrina Lau, Lee Bingbing, Deng Chao | Written by Chen Kuofu & Lin Qianya | Action Director: Sammo Hung | Directed by Tsui Hark Review by Baron Fortnightly “When a series of mysterious murders prevents the inauguration of China’s first Empress, Detective Dee, the greatest investigative mind and Kung Fu […]

19th Feb2017

Cine-Sunday: ‘War of the Arrows’ Review

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Hae-il Park, Seung-yong Ryoo, Chae-won Moon, Mu-Yeol Kim, Han-wi Lee | Written and Directed by Han-min Kim In action films so often it’s all about the gun or the fist, archery has taken the back seat as an inferior way of combat. There has been a slight change lately of course with The Hunger […]

12th Feb2017

Cine-Sunday: ‘Ip Man 2′ Review

by Guest

Stars: Donnie Yen, Sammo Hung, Darren Shahlavi, Huang Xiaming | Action direction by Sammo Hung | Directed by Wilson Yip Review by Baron Fortnightly Ip Man 2, from Cine Asia, is a semi-biographical martial arts film loosely based on the life of Wing Chun grandmaster, Ip Man. The film was directed by Wilson Yip and […]

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12th Feb2017

Cine-Sunday: ‘Raging Phoenix’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Jija Yanin, David Bueno, Marc Nghi Hoang | Written by Sompope Vejchapipat | Directed by Rashane Limtrakul Deu, a rock and roll drummer abandoned by her family and recently sacked from her band, finds herself being pursued by a gang of kidnappers. She is rescued from their clutches by Sanim, a master of an […]

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05th Feb2017

Cine-Sunday: ‘RoboGeisha’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Yoshihiro Nishimura, Naoto Takenaka, Asami, Takumi Saito | Written and Directed by Noboru Iguchi To help them achieve their goal of taking over the world, a megalomaniac Japanese businessman and his son recruit a vicious gang of Geisha assassins. These include two feisty sisters with an amazing range of surgically added weapons. But when […]

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29th Jan2017

Cine-Sunday: ‘The Legend of Fong Sai-yuk’ Review

by Guest

Stars: Jet Li, Michelle Reis, Jospehine Siao, Chan Chun Yung, Sibelle Hu, Paul Chu, Peter Chan, Vincent Zhaob | Written by Jeff Lau | Directed by Corey Yuen Review by Baron Fortnightly As a long time Jet Li fan, and a huge fan of his Fong Sai-yuk series of films, I jumped at the chance […]

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22nd Jan2017

Cine-Sunday: ‘Invisible Target’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Nicholas Tse, Jaycee Chan, Shawn Yue, Wu Jing | Written by Benny Chan, Melody Lui, Rams Ling | Directed by Benny Chan The paths of a renegade cop (Tse), a rookie police officer (Chan) and a veteran detective (Yue) converge with explosive results, as they each take on their most deadly assignment to date: […]

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15th Jan2017

Cine-Sunday: ‘Force of Five’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Sasisa Jimdamanee, Johnny Nguyen, Nantawooti Boonrapsap, Arunya Pawilai, Nawarat Techarathanaprasert, Paytaai Wongkamlao | Written byNonont Kontaweesook, Napalee | Directed by Krissanapong Rachata [Editor’s Note: Welcome to the first installment of Cine-Sunday, a new weekly feature here on Nerdly where we revisit the newly-revived Cine-Asia’s back catalogue and review the highlights. Going forward each new review will go live […]

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04th Jan2017

‘Call of Heroes’ DVD Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Louis Koo, Ching Wan Lau, Eddie Peng, Jing Wu | Directed by Benny Chan From traditional martial arts arse-kicking, to fast and furious swordplay, with wire work which does NOT look fake and is used sparingly to emphasise the films fight scenes rather than be the centre of attention – unlike Crouching Tiger for […]

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14th Dec2016

Competition: Win ‘Call of Heroes’ on Blu-ray

by Phil Wheat

To celebrate Cine Asia’s grand return with Call Of Heroes – available from Monday 2nd January 2017 on DVD, Blu-Ray and VOD – we have a Blu-Ray copy to give away courtesy of Cine Asia. Synopsis: Blistering, epic-scale action from director Benny Chan (New Police Story, Shaolin), with action director Sammo Hung (Ip Man, Detective […]

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30th Nov2016

Cine Asia to return with Benny Chan epic ‘Call of Heroes’

by Phil Wheat

For fans of Far East action, be it bullet-ballets, martial art epics or heroic bloodshed films, the name Cine Asia used to mean a LOT. Taking up the baton from the defunct Hong Kong Legends label, for five years Cine Asia put out some fantastic films from the Far East on DVD and Blu-ray. That […]

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01st Dec2014

Cine-Asia titles return to print

by Phil Wheat

Today Trinity Film have announced that for the first time in almost 2 years the full Showbox catalogue, which includes the legendary collection Cine-Asia, will be available again on DVD and Blu-ray in retail stores and online. The Cine-Asia catalogue will be available online on Amazon and Play from today, Monday 1st December and in shops […]

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