I have watched a lot of shite during the past decade, and whilst I can appreciate schlock, the following movies really got under my skin. This is my own personal purge; from 2010 to 2014.
Inspired by a real-life race that is still held annually in Japan, Samurai Marathon is an epic sword slasher from director Bernard Rose and the team behind 13 Assassins and The Last Emperor.
Visionary director Takashi Miike also returns to the big screen with the wildly entertaining Tarantino-esque crime thriller First Love.
“For 260 years, Japan cut itself off from the world.”
Werewolves (or volunteer writers)… Attack from Planet B are looking to achieve world domination in 2020 and we are hoping you can help us. Established in 2010, we have indulged ourselves in cult cinema over the past decade; delving into the darkest cesspool of imagination.
“From gigantic mutated monsters destroying downtown Tokyo to drunken kung-fu masters.”
Troma feeds your femme fatale needs with 1982’s fierce and funny fan-favourite, Ferocious Female Freedom Fighters, written by Charles Kaufman at Film Noir Cinema in Brooklyn, NYC and The Grand Gerrard Theatre in Toronto, Canada, November 26th at 9:00 PM!
“I’m the best wrestler there is and I’m proud of it!”
Acclaimed action superstar Jean-Claude Van Damme directs and stars in The Quest (1996), an exotic odyssey that takes him from the slums of 1920s New York to the mysterious Lost City of Tibet.
Christopher Dubois is a street criminal on the run from the police, thrust into a forbidding realm of gun smugglers, pirates and an ancient, underworld martial arts competition.
“He never gave up in his quest to reclaim his honor.”
Troubled Hong Kong CID inspector Eddie Chan (Jackie Chan) is assigned to oversee the safety of controversial businessman Wong Yat-Fei (Law Kar-Ying), who is then kidnapped. A major investigation is launched and leads to Taipei and back to Hong Kong but, unbeknownst to Chan – his new partner, Inspector Hung (Kent Cheng) is an accomplice to the crime, throwing the authorities off the trail.
“The world’s toughest city needs more than an army to stop the mob… They need one man!”
In what could be perceived as an alternate reality; Tiger Man will see the king of rock ‘n’ roll Elvis Presley seeking revenge for the murder of martial arts legend Bruce Lee.
“If you come at The King, you better not miss!”
CMC Pictures in association with Trinity / Cine Asia is proud to release the Chinese animated box office hit, Ne Zha, in IMAX 3D from 30th August and UK & ROI cinemas from 6th September 2019.
The director Jiao Zi spent two years refining the story. Along with its great script, Ne Zha’s incredible special effects and computer-generated visuals took over 20 animation studios, 1600 animators in China and years in the making.
“I Am the Destiny.”
Do you want to get your hands on all three Escape Plan prison break thrillers? Attack from Planet B and Signature Entertainment have a copy of Escape Plan: The Ultimate Trilogy available on DVD to giveaway (UK only).
The Escape Plan franchise offers the same sort of excessive, over-the-top action that we have come to expect from Sylvester Stallone, with enough hand-to-hand combat to satisfy fans of 1980s action fare. Directed by John Herzfeld, Escape Plan 3 sees Stallone return as security expert Ray Breslin.
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Unlike Escape Plan or its sequel, Escape Plan 3 strips away all elements of science fiction and instead injects realism into this dramatic tale of revenge. And whilst Escape Plan 2 left us with certain expectations as to where the third installment was headed, the organisation responsible for “The Tomb” and “Hades” – now known to be Zhang Innovations – is not central to the plot of Escape Plan 3. That distinction is instead given to Devon Sawa’s character, Lester Clark Jr. Because of this, its likely that Escape Plan 3 – previously marketed as the final installment – will receive a fourth outing.
“I’m done with prisons.”
Five years after the nostalgia trip that was Escape Plan – a dream team of 80s action muscle; specifically Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger – its sequel, imaginatively titled Escape Plan 2, replaces Schwarzenegger with former professional wrestler, Dave Bautista and Xiaoming Huang. Escape Plan 2 is a sequel that Stallone himself has called “beyond awful”, and yet I have to admit that I actually quite enjoyed watching it for the same reasons I enjoyed its predecessor: its excessive, over-the-top action; although this time there is a lot more martial artistry, courtesy of Xiaoming Huang.
“This isn’t a prison. It’s a machine.”
The third and final instalment of the unstoppable franchise, Escape Plan 3 – directed by John Herzfeld – sees screen legend Sylvester Stallone kick this explosive action tale into high gear.
After security expert Ray Breslin is hired to rescue the kidnapped daughter of a Hong Kong tech mogul from a formidable Latvian prison, Breslin’s girlfriend is also captured. Now he and his team, including Trent Derosa and Hush, must pull off a deadly rescue mission to confront their sadistic foe and save the hostages before time runs out.