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What Happens When Gangsters Face a Spiritwalker?

18 Apr

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The premise behind Spiritwalker (유체이자) is a very intriguing one. Yoon Jae-geun’s sophomore work continues his love for exploring gangster politics, and what we find here is a man (Yoon Kye-sang) with no memories of who he was, and what he’s supposed to do in a jaunt around Seoul, Korea. What he sees in the mirror is not the image of himself. That’s all he really knows, and we’re on the same scary ride he’s in.

A bum calls for help, and he allows himself to be taken to the hospital for treatment. Twelve hours later, he wakes up in another body. The only thing that keeps him grounded is needing to find Jina (Lim Ji-yeon). The only person who believes he’s the same person in different bodies is that homeless man, Haengryo (Park Ji-hwan) he’s met before, who helps him navigate this crazy, mixed up world.

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Donnie Yen is Raging Fire

21 Dec

Raging Fire” Explodes Onto Blu-ray™, DVD, & Digital November 23“Raging Fire”  Explodes Onto Blu-ray™, DVD, & Digital November 23 - Irish Film CriticBy Ed Sum
(The Vintage Tempest)

Available to purchase on Amazon USA

The difference between the cop-type characters Donnie Yen has played over the years lays with how gentle he is or just how much Raging Fire he has. This film made a proper debut in the summer of 2021 and it didn’t take long for it to make it over to North America. The home video release has a bonus which looks at the making of this exciting film!

Although we’re getting a direct to home video release, I’d go see this film on the big screen. Before the pandemic, the last film I saw of Yen’s was Enter the Fat Dragon, and it was worth every effort to visit the only cinema (in Vancouver) that screened it. This film takes advantage of that big screen presentation in the climax when we see him deal with his protege Ngo (Nicholas Tse), who turned bad, in true Batman-like fashion. Can he brutally hurt his nemesis or let him live to face justice?

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The Hunt is on for Schemes in Antiques

19 Dec

Schemes In Antiques movie review (2021) | Roger EbertBy Ed Sum
(The Vintage Tempest)

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Xu Yuan (Tao Guo) may well lose his head in Schemes in Antiques (古董局中局). This Chinese action-adventure flick examines the trade in artefacts, and I’m sure it’s even much worse should other nations get involved. In fact, this movie looks at the role the Japanese had when the head of Wu Zetian Mingtang (immortalised as a Buddha statue) is revealed to be a fake, and the real one must be found. 

The story picks up and moves like Tomb Raider (2018) without the blockbuster stunts and huge set design. It works because the budget is spent on getting deeply into the detail about what distinguishes a fake artefact from the real. There’s even some light humour added so that we’re getting a blend of shenanigans from the people who ally with Xu in his hunt for a lost head.

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Raging Fire to Blaze into Home Video Nov 23rd!

15 Nov

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Available to stream or preorder on Amazon USA

Release Date:
Nov 23, 2021

Donnie Yen is certainly not resting on his laurels after appearing in stand-out American produced films like Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016), xXx: Return of Xander Cage (2017) and Mulan (2020). He’s been busy back home in Hong Kong, China too with Ip Man 4 and Enter the Fat Dragon. His versitility is a wonder to watch. He’s kicking his way into further action with 怒火·重案 (Nou Fo) coming to home video at the end of November! It’s sure to be a Raging Fire, the American title, indeed!

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The Emperors Sword Takes a Slice at Chinese History

9 Nov

The Emperor's Sword Film Review – Drop The SpotlightWell GO USA
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Not to be confused with the Warhammer 40k weapon of different renown, The Emperor’s Sword (乱世之定秦剑) is a quasi-historical film which went from one streaming service in China to Hi-Yah! Network to home video release. There’s no bonus material to explain the finer details to which the tale comes from, and as for how much of what’s presented is real depends on how well one knows their Chinese history.

This tale takes place during the Qin Dynasty where “The Seven Gentlemen” (The Virtuous, The Wisdom, The Polite, The Valor, The Brave, The Vigor, and The Wise) are brought together to guard a sword that’s fabled to bring peace to the land. But to prevent the wrong people from taking absolute rule, this blade was split into two. If the parts ever reunite, problems are going to rise. Meng Tian (a real general) will have to deal with the mess. He protects one half of this blade. Elsewhere, Zhao Gao (also real) makes a grasp for power. He kills the current emperor (fictionalized) and his son, and with no surprise, the only survivor, Xue escapes with the sword. She barely survives and what we get is a merry chase through parts of China.

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