If you have visited this site for the first time Welcome and i hope you will frequent this site or even join our members and take part.Here at Kick'em In The Ghoulies were all about the Martial Way ,so if your into your martial arts whether you train in one or love the films,games or are in to the Asian Music scene this is the place to be ,so without further rantings please enjoy and train hard and be safe.
Spring is here, and the films keep coming, in the next couple of weeks some big hitters are released on DVD and Bluray in the East ,so those wanting to grab some new action will be able to.
Our Spring of Shaw Season is coming along nicely and we will have some good reviews over the coming 6 or 7 weeks from the Shaw back catalog.
Also the events list is opening up again with not long now till the Terracotta Far East film Festival and the KCCUK in London is continuing there Year of the Film Processionals with Cinematographer Chung Chung-Hoon the next person on their list for some great film nights.
Check our news stream for the latest info.
Pretty awesome Karate Kata and Randori demo
Donnie Yen stars as the Monkey King with Chow Yun Fat as the Jade Emperor in this Chinese fantasy film based on the the novel Journey to the West.
Although already released in China and only just in February in the USA ,we still have a small wait in the UK and Europe to see this on the big screen.
Releasing Stateside on February 7th is ''Welcome to the Jungle'' Starring action hero Jean Claude Van Damme . The story follows a group of Office Workers who when on a corporate holiday find themselves at the mercy of Storm Rothchild (JCVD) .
This comedy also stars Adam Brody,Megan Boone and Rob Huebel.
Keeping the Kung Fu alive on site we have been busy with our special feature on the Shaw Brothers studio. In a three month on site feature we are reviewing some great classic films .
see reviews now for
The Flying Guillotine / Executioners from Shaolin and Return to the 36th Chamber.
And we don't stop there in another regular feature concentrating on Korean cinema we have some great reviews just published to.
and The Unjust - 2010 Directed by Ryoo Seung Wan ,screenplay by Park Hoon-Jung
We don't often cover TV series on site, i would suppose the only reason being that having to cover them well you need to view all the episodes in a short period as opposed to tuning in to your favorite station each week . Also buying and importing DVD series from the east can be pricey and not all are subtitled.
But even though we do have one series on the go to cover it does not mean we can not cover a series closer to home.
I recently viewed the entire first season of ''VIKINGS'' on Lovefilm and found it a enjoyable escapade. Filmed for most part in Southern Ireland it followed the legend of famous viking Ragnar Lodbrok who was famous for wreaking havoc in England in the ninth century.
A series which had a fair amount of action which was well put together. And your also be pleased to know the series is released on DVD and Bluray as of February 3rd 2014 on region 2.
Which is just in time for the second season which premieres on February 27th 2014.
VIKINGS © MGM 2013
© 2013 Fortissimo Films
Juno Mak re-imagines the Mr Vampire series in his new action horror ''Rigor Mortis'' ,the film has taken Hong Kong by storm and it looks like Mr Mak has a hit on his hands, the film also stars some of the original cast from Mr Vampire including Chin Siu Ho and Anthony Chan.
Yes you get one MMA film ,then all of a sudden there's another and anther.
After the brilliant ''Fists of Legend'' by Kang Woo Suk and then Hong Kong's answer in ''Unbeatable'' ,another Hong Kong film this time starring a bevvy of beauties as the ''Kick Ass Girls''have arrived to the MMA ground. Starring Chrissie Chau ,Dada Lo and Hidy Yu as three boxing gym friends who get mixed up in some MMA shenanigans.
Say Eastern Heroes to anyone who was around in the late 80's and early 90's and into the Hong Kong film scene and their eyes will light up with memories of late night cinema ,Kung Fu film marathons and major events featuring some of the greatest talent the genre has seen.
Eastern Heroes headed and owned by Rick Baker and in conjunction with long time friend and Hong Kong film maker Toby Russell at the time where responsible for the Kung Fu explosion in the UK ,their events attracted large crowds ,but then these where the guys that brought the Likes of Jet Li, Donnie Yen,Chow Yun Fat ,John Woo,Cynthia Rothrock ,Gordon Liu to the UK .
Some of these events where also in conjunction with Hong Kong Film Maker,historian,Producer,Writer Bey Logan who many will know now resides in Hong Kong.
Mobbed ,Rick Baker looks set to entertain.
Toby Gets mobbed as fans want his latest book , ''The Art of Vengeance''
Anyway after many years on this day the 8th December 2013 ,Eastern Heroes is back ,a event held in London's China Town to promote a new book and Documentary by Toby Russell and new book and Documentary by Bruce Lee aficionado Steve Kerridge went down a storm as the venue brimmed beyond the gills as fans watched and witnessed some very rare Bruce footage and The Invincible Venoms by Toby Russell in which Toby Interviewed the legendary Shaw Brothers Venoms Group amidst snippets of their films,all of which have been beautifully restored by Celestial Pictures.
One of the volumes of Toby Russell's new book ,for fans of old Kung Fu cinema these are a joy to behold.
Tony Jaa demo
Since we last saw Tony Jaa on screen he has Joined a Temple ,Left a Temple, filmed The Protector 2 aka Tom Yum Goong 2, Got Married ,had a child ,well his wife has, and put on some weight. Well The Protector 2 is set to be released in October this year in Thailand ,I'm sure it won't be long before we see it over in the West.
Here is a video of Tony in a demo reel he has just shot ,proving he still has the moves though he has a bit of podge on him.
And below is the teaser trailer for The Protector 2 or Tom Yum Goong2 if you prefer.