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    TAS: Sword of Doom – Toshiro Mifune Vs. Assassins

    This seminal entry by director Kihachi Okamoto features a brief interlude between the characters played by Toshiro Mifune and Tatsuya Nakadai. Encountering a group of suspicious men, Nakadai’s Ryunosuke observes the men m...
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    TAS: Love on Delivery (1994) – Benny Lam Vs. Billy Chow and Joe Cheng

    In this scene, choreographed by renowned action director Ching Siu-tung, we get a look at the fighting prowess of film’s main baddie, played by Karate practitioner Benny Lam. The action is over the top but tightly choreog...
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    X-Japan at Madison Square Garden: October 11, 2014

      X-Japan has made a fantastic comeback in the past few years, with the release of new singles, “Scarlet Love Song –Buddha Mix-“, and “Jade”, along with releasing a “best of” album to international distributo...
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    TAS: Drunken Master (1978) – Wong Fei Hung Vs. Bamboo King

    In the seminal Yuen Woo-ping/Jackie Chan classic, we see Jackie’s Fei Hung finally get see all of his hard training begin to pay off. Facing off against the formidable Hsu Hsia’s Bamboo King, Fei Hung utilizes his t...
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    Film Smash at Otakon 2014: Coverage

    Otakon celebrated its 21st year at the Baltimore Convention Center from August 8-10. Film Smash was there, covering movies, music, and providing panel content. Here’s a rundown of what we thought about everything we manag...
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    Otakon 2014: ALTIMA Friday Concert

    Motoka Segawa (Motsu), best known for his work with the group m.o.v.e. performed with his new group, ALTIMA, at the Friday Otakon concert.  Composed of himself, Satoshi Yaginuma (Sat) from fripSide, and Maon Kurosaki, they per...