What do you get when you combine epic sword fights, terrorism, betrayal and… decapitations? “The Guillotines“, of course! Andrew Lau, perhaps best known to Western audiences as the Producer/Director of the “Infernal Affairs” trilogy, brings new meaning to “headhunting” with his latest film coming to Blu-Ray and DVD on 8/13 from Well Go USA. Part action movie, part period drama, “The Guillotines” aims to fire on all cylinders and appeal to a wide audience. But as is brought up numerous times in the film, when you make a promise, it must be kept – and the promise is cool weaponry taking off heads. Unfortunately, just like a character in a Lau film, the Director betrays us and delivers something that’s mostly different. That isn’t always a bad thing. Read more
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THE GUILLOTINES (Blu-Ray Review)
THE KING OF THE STREETS (Blu-Ray Review)
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
Congratulations to Our THE KING OF THE STREETS Contest Winners!
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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Fight to Win THE KING OF THE STREETS on Blu-Ray!
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.
TAI CHI HERO Contest Winners Announced!
Congratulations to the winners of our “Tai Chi Hero” Blu-Ray giveaway! Thank you to all who entered. Each of our lucky participants will receive a Blu-Ray of the film courtesy of Well Go USA and Cinema Judgement Day!
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TAI CHI HERO (Blu-Ray Review)
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
Win TAI CHI HERO on Blu-Ray!
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.
Good luck to all!
THE ASSASSIN’S BLADE (Blu-Ray Review)
Pretty much any way you slice it, movies are marketed with a specific audience in mind. A movie starring Dwayne Johnson will likely be aimed at a younger male audience, while a Meryl Streep film may find a home with a more mature, female crowd. It makes sense that you’d want to get the attention of your key demographic to maximize ticket sales, but sometimes studios stretch the truth. They may have you believe a picture is an action packed shoot-em-up, when it’s in fact a cerebral thriller. While it can be an attempt to “throw some ketchup” on something bland, this isn’t always the case. Ever finish a decent movie that failed at the box-office and think ,”This would’ve done better if they’d sold it as a [whatever it really was]? Such is the case with “The Assassin’s Blade”, available now on Blu-Ray and DVD from Well Go USA. While the trailer-cutters get it wrong, Director Jingle Ma (“Hero”, “The House of Flying Daggers”) gets it right. Read more
Enter To Win THE ASSASSIN’S BLADE On Blu-Ray!
Well Go USA is ringing in the Summer movie season with another giveaway! Cinema Judgement Day will be giving away two (2) copies of “The Assassin’s Blade” on Blu-Ray just in time for its May 7th release. This new film from the director of “Hero” and “House of Flying Daggers” is sure to get your blood pumping! All you have to do is send us an email with the subject line “Blade” and your name and address in the body. The contest runs from now until 1pm PDT on Sunday, May 5th. At that point two readers will be randomly chosen and announced on our website. Only one entry per person is allowed and the contest is only open to US residents.
Good luck to everyone who enters!
Enter to WIN a Blu-Ray of THE FOUR!
On April 9, Well Go USA releases the martial arts superhero epic “The Four” on Blu-Ray and we’re giving two away to a couple of lucky readers! Flush with suspense, action and supernatural phenomena, this is one badass film that will have fans of Asian cinema squealing with excitement. All you have to do is send us an email with the subject line “Four” and your name and address in the body. The contest is open from now until Saturday, April 6 at 1pm PDT, at which point TWO (2) winners will be randomly drawn and announced on the site. Sorry, the contest is only open to U.S. residents and only one entry per person is allowed.