27th Jul2017

‘Wolf Warrior 2′ coming to UK cinemas courtesy of Cine Asia

by Phil Wheat

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 […]

28th Jun2017

Cine-Asia to release action blockbuster ‘Elite Force: Operation Mekong’

by Phil Wheat

Cine Asia have today announced their next release – Dante Lam’s action extravaganza, Elite Force: Operation Mekong. The film is one of China’s all-time highest grossing films (over $170m) and won Best Action Choreography at the Hong Kong Film Awards 2017. Inspired by true events and starring one of Asia’s top rising action stars Eddie […]

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17th Jun2017

‘Ip Man: The Final Fight’ Blu-ray Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Anthony Wong, Gillian Chung, Jordan Chan, Eric Tsang, Marvel Chow, Chuchu Zhou, Timmy Hung, Luxia Jiang, Anita Yuen, Hung Yan Yan | Written by Erica Lee | Directed by Herman Yau In postwar Hong Kong, Ip Man is reluctantly called into action once more, when what begins as simple challenges from rival kung fu […]

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11th May2017

Cine Asia announce UK release of ‘Ip Man: The Final Fight ‘

by Phil Wheat

From Herman Yau – the director of Shock Wave and Ip Man: The Legend Is Born – comes Ip Man: The Final Fight, a fully authorized Ip Man movie which tells the story of Grandmaster Ip Man’s final chapter. Providing an older, and yet still extremely skilled portrayal of Ip Man is Anthony Wong (Infernal […]

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09th Apr2017

Cine-Sunday: ‘Tai Chi Master’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Jet Li, Michelle Yeoh, Siu-hou Chin, Shun Lau, Fennie Yuen | Written by Kwong Kim Yip | Directed by Yuen Woo Ping Two orphans are raised in the legendary Shaolin Temple, and grow to become the greatest fighters of their generation. As a barbaric regime tightens its grip on the empire, each will choose […]

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02nd Apr2017

Cine-Sunday: ‘Young Bruce Lee’ Review

by Guest

Stars: Aarif Rahman, Tony Leung, Christy Chung | Written by Robert Lee, Manfred Wong | Directed by Raymond Yip, Manfred Wong Review by Baron Fortnightly “Known as ‘The Little Dragon’ to legions of adoring fans, Bruce Lee is regarded by many as the greatest martial arts legend who ever lived. From his birth on November […]

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26th Mar2017

Cine-Sunday: ‘Woochi: The Demon Slayer’ Review

by Guest

Stars: Gang Dong-Won, Kim Yoon-Suk, Yoo Hae-Jin, Lin Soo-Jung | Written and Directed by Choi Dong-Hoon Review by Baron Fortnightly Woochi: The Demon Slayer begins very mythically in 1509 with a trio of Taoist wizards (a Korean three stooges) accidentally releasing an army of shape-shifting goblins, losing the magic flute that can seal them away, […]

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19th Mar2017

Cine-Sunday: ‘The Sword With No Name’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Jae-jin Baek, Jae-woong Choi, Noe-jeon, Seung-woo Cho, Su-hee Go, In-gu Heo, Su-Ae | Written by Ya Seol-Rok | Directed by Kim Yong-gyun When a young woman of noble birth embarks on a dangerous cross-country journey, she encounters an infamous bounty hunter who, honour-bound, becomes her protector and, against all odds, falls deeply in love […]

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12th Mar2017

Cine-Sunday: ‘Shaolin’ Review

by Guest

Stars: Andy Lau, Nicolas Tse, Jackie Chan, Wu Jing, Fan Bingbing, Yu Hai, Xiong Xinxin | Written by Alan Yuen | Action Director Corey Yuen | Directed by Benny Chan Review by Baron Fortnightly China’s last imperial Dynasty has fallen and a ruthless warlord (Andy Lau) amasses a vast fortune through the violent subjugation of […]

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05th Mar2017

Cine-Sunday: ‘Connected’ Review

by Jack Kirby

Stars: Louis Koo, Nick Cheung, Louis Fan, Barbie Hsu, Ye Liu, Eddie Cheung, Gong Beibi, Carlos Chan, Flora Chan, Ankie Black, Ken Hung, Felix Lok | Written by Larry Cohen | Directed by Benny Chan Engineer Grace Wong is kidnapped by thugs looking for her brother. Though her captors have destroyed the telephone in the […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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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