I’m certainly not the first to make a comparison like this (see: “The Wrestler“), but fighters and prostitutes are kindred spirits. Both are arguably abusing their bodies for financial gain and as such have a depressingly short shelf life. I guess you could make a similar comparison between fighting movies and porn. Sometimes story is just something to connect the “action” scenes. This is the case with “The King of the Streets“, arriving 8/6 on Blu-Ray and DVD from Well Go USA. Director/Star Yue Song’s tale of urban survival is fight scene after fight scene, strung together with a clumsy plot and the deep symbolism of rebirth as an eagle. Yes, an eagle. Read more
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Thank you to the ruffians who entered our “King of the Streets” Blu-Ray giveaway! Many climbed into the ring, but only two have emerged victorious! Two lucky participants will be receiving their Blu-Ray copy of the film courtesy of Well Go USA and Cinema Judgement Day… how’d you fare?
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Well, you don’t have to do any actual fighting… leave that to the pros. On July 6, “The King of the Streets“ will hit DVD and Blu-Ray and you can be one of the first to own it courtesy of Well Go USA and Cinema Judgement Day! Directed by Zhong Lei and real life martial artist Yue Song, “The King of the Streets” follows a young thug who finds himself locked up after tragically killing a competing street fighter. Years later, he’s released from prison, rehabilitated, but finds the streets he’s left behind are worse than ever. Forced back into his old life, he’s ready to fight again in the name of JUSTICE!! Are you ready to rumble? Just send an email here with “King” in the subject line anytime from 7/28 through 8/4/13. Two winners will be randomly selected to win a copy on Blu-Ray and notified via email, then announced on the CJD website. Sorry folks, only one entry is allowed per person and the contest is only open to US residents.
I approach anything with the WWE Studios logo emblazoned upon it with a fair bit of caution. ”The Marine“, “12 Rounds” and “See No Evil” are just a few examples of watchable stinkers the studio has put out over the years. The key word here is “watchable”. I’m not expecting John Cena playing “Hamlet“, but I will get mindless fun albeit with a fair share of eye rolls and guffaws. But imagine my surprise to see that WWE’s latest, “Dead Man Down“, available on Blu-Ray and DVD July 9th from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, reunited “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” (original) director Niels Arden Olpev and his leading lady Noomi Rapace. It looks like this picture comes from excellent stock… and with nary a trace of HGH to be found in the cast. Could it be? Could WWE finally be putting out quality films? Read more
This is no Terrence Malik “tone poem”. South Korean director Park Hoon-Jung’s, gangster thriller is packed with lies, deceit and bloodshed. Sony Pictures recently picked up the remake rights, but it could take years before it hits theaters. Why wait? Save time by entering to win the original on Blu-Ray courtesy of Well Go USA and Cinema Judgement Day! It’s easy to do: Just send an email here with “NEW WORLD” in the subject line anytime from 12:00 PDT on 7/4/13 through 12:00 PDT on 7/21/13. Two winners will be randomly selected and notified via email, then announced on the CJD website. As always, only one entry is allowed per person and the contest is only open to US residents.
I’m a big fan of Kung Fu movies and one of the coolest I’d seen in a long time was 2012′s “Tai Chi Zero“. Stephen Fung’s martial arts extravaganza was infused with video game and steampunk elements that electrified the genre and found an appeal with mainstream audiences the world over. On July 2, we go from “Zero” to “Hero”, as the second film in a planned trilogy, “Tai Chi Hero“, makes it’s way to Blu-Ray and DVD courtesy of Well Go USA. Continuing right from where the first left off, “Hero” maintains the mood and humor of it’s predecessor while amping up the fight scenes and visual effects. Fans of “Zero”, as well as the uninitiated are bound to have a lot of fun with this action-packed sequel. Read more
Jonesing for a giveaway? Well you’re in luck! Now you can enter to win “Tai Chi Hero” on Blu-Ray courtesy of Well Go USA and Cinema Judgement Day. The film is an exciting blend of martial arts, video game and steampunk action and is sure to put a bang in your 4th of July celebration!! Simply send an email here with “Hero” as the subject line starting from 6/29/13 at 12:00 PDT and ending 7/4/13 at 12:00 PDT. Two winners will be randomly selected and notified via email before being announced on the CJD website. Sorry, the contest is only open to US residents and only one entry per person, please.
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“Star Trek” is one of those properties with such a rabid fan base that every new movie/show/book feels like it’s predestined to fail. To the uninitiated, Trekkies seem like a group that can never be satisfied regardless of what’s done to please them. Some find such devotion intimidating and instead of joining the party, choose to avoid anything “Trek” related, altogether. The truth is, people are passionate about “Star Trek” and don’t want to see it treated carelessly. So it was somewhat surprising that when director J.J. Abrams rebooted the franchise in 2009, he was not only able to satiate the old fans’ hunger for a new film, but also attract people who’ve never heard of a “Tribble”. Now, four years later, the sequel “Star Trek: Into Darkness” flies into theaters. Can Abrams again appeal to both sides of the lunchroom or will fans be divided by his treatment of the beloved sci-fi series? Read more
Summer has started and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has again bathed in baby oil and flung himself at the big screen. This time he reprises his role as Agent Luke Hobbs in Universal Pictures’ “Fast & Furious 6″. Featuring pretty much everyone who’s ever starred in the street racing series, “FF6″ serves as a link for the previous five films and gives us a glimpse at where the films are heading. Director Justin Lin also returns to the franchise he resuscitated with the fourth installment and it’s clear from the first racing scene that he’s not afraid to take her into the red. Read more