Tornado: The Last Blood
Last Blood known as Tornado: The Last Blood, is a 1983 Italian "macaroni combat" war film directed by Antonio Margheriti and starring Giancarlo Prete. An army sergeant attacks his corrupt captain and is court-martialed but before being executed he escapes and, in the enemy-infested jungles of Vietnam, begins a private war against his fellow soldiers and vetnamese army soldiers. Giancarlo Prete as Sgt. Sal Maggio Antonio Marsina as Captain Harlow Luciano Pigozzi as Freeman Sherman'Big Train' Bergman as Green Beret David Brass as Tom, Wounded Soldier Michael James as US Corporal Romano Kristoff as Helicopter Pilot David Light as US Soldier Edoardo Margheriti as US Soldier Mike Monty as Captain Bolen Ronnie Patterson as MP Sgt. Pike The film was released in Italy on September 16, 1983. Last Blood was released on a US VHS entlitled Tornado in the 1980s by Lightning Video code: LA9541. Released on German DVD and Blu-Ray entlitled Im Wendekreis des Söldners in the 2010s by Ascot Elite Home Entertainment.
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The Last Blood
The Last Blood is a 1991 Hong Kong action film directed by Wong Jing and starring Alan Tam, Andy Lau, Eric Tsang and Bryan Leung. The film was released in the UK as Hard Boiled 2, although the film was made a year before John Woo's Hard Boiled and is otherwise unrelated to that film. One night a man approaches a residence to deliver a video-tape to its occupants, all of whom are armed terrorists; when his face is shown on the video someone hands him a gun and they kill most of the terrorists as armed police arrive. But their leader is able to escape, leaving nearly the entire arrest team wounded, it is revealed to be an Interpol operation, under the responsibility of officers Lui Stone. The hideout belonged to a cell of the Japanese Red Army, under the leadership of the cell's Chinese commander named Kama Kura, they know that the JRA threat is not over as Kama Kura has many members of his cell all across Singapore. The next day, on the 25th Singapore National Day, the Daka Lama visits Singapore for an interview.
However the JRA ambushes the detail at Changi Airport and the religious leader is injured. Big B, a vacationing triad member from Hong Kong, is caught up in the attack and his girlfriend is shot in the incident. Both are admitted to the same hospital and it is discovered that they both have the same type of rare blood type of which only three people have in the whole of Singapore. Due to the security threat the Singaporean Army sends men to the hospital. Big B and the police search for the three donors. However, the Japanese Red Army soon kill the first two, leaving Big B to find and protect the final donor, a lowlife named Fatty, reluctant to help either the gangster or the police; however a JRA ambush at Sentosa means Fatty and Big B are apprehended by the police. Things worsen when their convoy is ambushed in the night, leaving Lui Tai, Big B, Fatty and Lui's partner, Stone the only survivors; the way of how the JRA are able to know of the Daka Lama's arrival, the donors as well as their movements, lead Lui Tai to suspect that there may be a mole.
Meanwhile, the JRA cell and their leader Kama Kura continue plotting their next move, which involves going after Fatty and his girlfriend. But that fails with 2 of the 4-strong hit squad losing 2 men to Lui Tai; however the terrorists soon figure out where Fatty has gone to, target the family of his girlfriend. In the battle that ensues, Fatty's girlfriend and all but one member of her family are killed, leading Fatty to exact revenge on one of the hitmen. Outside the residence Stone reveals that he was the mole working with the JRA, due to the high extra pay offered by Kama Kura, badly needed due to his big family; this explains why. Lui Tai however ends the betrayal in a match of quick-draw whereby Lui shoots Stone in the head, but Stone missed. After witnessing the tragedy of his girlfriend Fatty agrees to donate his blood to save the Daka as well as B's girlfriend, as a promise to his own deceased girlfriend. With the information reaching Kama Kura, he attacks the hospital with his last terrorists.
This prompts Kama Kura himself to lead the last attack, killing all the guards before the henchman is killed by Lui. A final battle rages between Big B, Lui and Kama Kura while Fatty goes for the blood donation, handled by a local doctor there only known as Dr. Ferrari by his colleagues. Lui, meanwhile is overpowered by Kama Kura who uses a grenade launcher. Lui is able to retrieve his gun by using a remote control car belonging to one of Stone's daughters and shoot the cylinder just as Kama Kura tries to throw it at Big B. Alan Tam as Lui Tai, an Interpol officer Andy Lau as Big B, a Hong Kong triad member going on vacation in Singapore Eric Tsang as Fatty Bryan Leung as Stone, a police officer who worked as mole for the Japanese Red Army for money May Lo as May / Ling, B's girlfriend Natalis Chan as Doctor Ferrari Law Shu-kei as Daka Lama Jackson Lau as Soporo Chin Ho as Kama Kura Chui Sau-lai as Ling Lau Kei Cheung Sze-lai Poon Yan Hung Pui-hing Cheung Kam-yuk Yeung Yim-ching Yeung Wing-cheung Wong Kwun-lung Lam Hoi-kwok Cheng Chan-seng Lee Kam-loi Chu Kwan-yeung as Daka Lama's bodyguard Hung Tung-kim The Last Blood was released in Hong Kong on 14 March 1991.
In the Philippines, the film was released by Solar Films as Police Protectors on 30 January 1992. The film grossed HK$13,984,574 at the Hong Kong box office during its theatrical run. Andy Lau filmography Wong Jing filmography The Last Blood at the Hong Kong Movie DataBase The Last Blood at Hong Kong Cinemagic The Last Blood on IMDb The Last Blood film review at LoveHKFilm.com
Blood: The Last Vampire (2009 film)
Blood: The Last Vampire, released in Japan as Last Blood, is a 2009 English-language horror-action film. Directed by Chris Nahon and co-produced by French company Pathé and Hong Kong company Edko with the blessing of Production I. G, the English-language film was released in Japan and other Asian markets on 29 May 2009, it was released in the United Kingdom on 26 June 2009 and saw a limited release to theatres in the United States starting on 10 July 2009. The film focuses on a half-human, half-vampire girl named Saya who hunts full-blooded vampires in partnership with humans and seeks to destroy Onigen, the most powerful of vampires. A young woman on a train eyes a nervous man. In a flash, he is chased down the train and the young woman slices him in half, she is a four-hundred-year-old skilled half human-half vampire samurai who hunts vampires. Raised by a man named Kato, she works loosely with an organisation known as "The Council", a secret society, hunting vampires for centuries. Saya's motivation goes beyond duty.
For her next mission, she goes undercover as a student at Kanto High School on an American air base near Tokyo, Japan. When she is introduced in her class, Saya's appearance attracts the negative attention of a female classmate, Sharon; the daughter of the base's general, Alice McKee, is bothered with the attention. At her school, she finds herself being mocked. Alice is asked by her Kendo instructor Powell to stay for the Kendo practice due to her poor performance; as soon as the teacher leaves, she finds herself at the mercy of Sharon and her sidekick friend who wield sharp bladed katanas to taunt and torment her. An elaborate fight sequence ensues. Saya shows up just in time to stop Sharon from slashing Alice's throat. Despite Saya's effort to disguise her activity, Alice sees her friend being butchered; however it is soon revealed that her friend are vampires in disguise. Because "The Council" cleans up the bodies of the demons, Alice's father does not believe her story. Determined to make her own investigation, Alice goes to the bar where her Kendo instructor hangs out.
To her horror her instructor, as well as the rest of the people in the bar, turn out to be vampires. Once again Saya has to fight off hordes of vampires surrounding them. General McKee investigates "The Council", who disguise themselves as CIA. Alice arrives just in time to witness her father's death, her dying father gives her Saya's address. With nowhere else to go, Alice decides to seek Saya's help. Saya has never sworn loyalty to "The Council" and protects Alice instead; the two of them go off to the mountains to find and slay Onigen. In their pursuit and Saya are run off the side of the road by an attacking demon and they fall into a ravine; when Alice and Saya awaken they are in Ancient Japan. Onigen appears, reveals her true identity as Saya's mother, fights Saya. Saya slays Onigen. Alice, injured during the fighting, wakes up to find herself at the wreckage of the truck and being carried into an ambulance, she is interviewed about the events surrounding her father's death, but her interviewer does not believe her story about the vampires or the Council.
When asked about where Saya is, Alice answers that she is "searching for a way back from the other side of the looking glass". Jun Ji-hyun as Saya Otonashi Allison Miller as Alice McKee Masiela Lusha as Sharon JJ Feild as Luke Koyuki as Onigen Yasuaki Kurata as Kato Takatora Larry Lamb as General McKee Andrew Pleavin as Frank Nielsen Michael Byrne as Elder Colin Salmon as Powell Liam Cunningham as Michael Harrison Ailish OConnor as Linda Constantine Gregory as Mr. Henry Joey Anaya as Creature Khary Payton as Creature In May 2006, Bill Kong announced that he was producing a live-action film adaptation of Blood: The Last Vampire, directed by Ronny Yu. Like the source anime, it would be filmed in English rather than Japanese. Kong and Yu planned to finance the project themselves, but in November 2006, Production I. G consented to the film and began offering financial support. Rather than being paid a straight license, Production I. G will receive a percentage of all revenues generated by the film.
Through ties to Manga Entertainment, the French company Pathé became the film's co-production company, joining the Hong Kong-based Edko. Yu was retained as its producer. South Korean actress Jun Ji-hyun, who adopted the English screen name Gianna Jun for the release, plays the role of Saya. In early announcements, it was stated that the film would be set in 1948 at a United States Army camp in Tokyo, shortly after the conclusion of World War II during the American occupation of Japan. During production, the film was shifted to be set in the 1970s instead. Slated to be released worldwide in spring 2008, the film premiered in Japan on 29 May 2009, was released in the United Kingdom on 26 June 2009. Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions Group licensed the film for release in North America, where it was released to theatres by Samuel Goldwyn Films on 10 July 2009; the film grossed US$473,992 in Japan, had a worldwide gross of US$5,731,143. On the opening weekend of its limited release to twenty theatres in the United States, the film grossed $103,000.
Cathy Rose A. Garcia of The Korea Times regarded Jun as being "probably
Baki the Grappler
Grappler Baki, known as Baki the Grappler in North America, is a manga series written and illustrated by Keisuke Itagaki. It was serialized in Weekly Shōnen Champion from 1991 to 1999 and collected into 42 tankōbon volumes by Akita Shoten; the story follows teenager Baki Hanma as he trains and tests his fighting skills against a variety of different opponents in deadly, no rules hand-to-hand combat. The series was followed by three sequels in the same magazine. A fifth series named Baki-Dou! but with Baki's name written in katakana instead of kanji and with an exclamation mark, began on October 4, 2018. A 45-minute original video animation was released in 1994. A 24-episode anime aired on TV Tokyo between January 8 and June 25, 2001, was followed by a second 24-episode series from July 22 to December 24, 2001. An Original net animation was released on Netflix between June 25 and September 24, 2018, followed by an upcoming second season; the OVA was the first to be licensed and released in North America, in 1998 by Central Park Media, followed by the original manga series in 2002 by Gutsoon!
Entertainment, both anime series in 2005 by Funimation Entertainment. Media Do International began releasing the second manga series digitally in August 2018; as of 2018, the first four Baki series had over 75 million copies in circulation. Baki Hanma is raised by his wealthy and money-obsessive mother, Emi Akezawa, who funds his training in the hopes that he can be a powerful warrior like his father, Yujiro Hanma. Around the start of the series, Baki outgrows traditional training and heads out to follow the path of his ruthless father's training and meets many powerful fighters along the way. Baki fights his father and is beaten without a challenge. After being beaten, Baki travels around the world continuing his training. Years down the road he finds an underground fighting arena where he fights some of the most powerful fighters of various styles of martial arts, it is here he begins to hone his martial arts skills. Grappler Baki ― Original series, serialized in Weekly Shōnen Champion from 1991 to 1999.
Collected into 42 volumes, that encompasses The Champion, the Kid, the Maximum Tournament sagas. From 2007-2008 it was collected into 24 deluxe edition volumes; this series was licensed for a North American release by Gutsoon! Entertainment, who retitled it Baki the Grappler, they published the first 46 chapters in their English-language manga anthology magazine Raijin Comics. The magazine's first issue was released on December 18, 2002. 4 collected volumes were planned but it is unknown if they were released. Baki ― Second series serialized in Weekly Shōnen Champion from 1999 to November 24, 2005. Collected into 31 volumes, encompasses The Prisoners, the Chinese Challenge, the Ali Jr. sagas. This series is licensed for English release by Media Do International, who began releasing it digitally in August 2018; the company stated a future print release is possible and that they are interested in the original manga as well. Baki Hanma ― Third series, again serialized in Weekly Shōnen Champion, began on December 1, 2005 and ended on August 16, 2012.
Collected into 37 volumes, encompasses the Oliva's Fortress, The Prehistoric Menace, Retsu Kaiou's Boxing, the final confrontation of Yujiro and Baki. Baki-Dou ― Fourth series, serialized in Weekly Shōnen Champion from March 20, 2014 to April 5, 2018. Collected into 22 volumes. Baki-Dou! ― Fifth series, began serialization in Weekly Shōnen Champion on October 4, 2018. It has the same name as the fourth, but with Baki's name written in katakana instead of kanji and with an exclamation mark, it will feature Nomino Sukune. Collected into two volumes. Grappler Baki Gaiden - Set after the Maximum Tournament, it depicts a wrestling match between Antonio Igari and Mount Toba. Published in one volume in 1999. Baki: Tokubetsuhen Saga - Side story that develops at the same time as volume 15 of the second manga. One volume published in 2002. Baki Gaiden: Scarface - Spinoff series and illustrated by Yukinao Yamauchi, depicting Kaoru Hanayama's yakuza adventures. Ran from March 2005 to December 2007 in Champion Red from July 2009 in Weekly Shōnen Champion.
Collected into 8 volumes. Baki Hanma 10.5 Gaiden: Pickle - Set after volume 10 of the third manga, it introduces Pickle. Published in one volume in 2008. Baki Gaiden: Gaia - Spinoff series and illustrated by Hitoshi Tomizawa, starring Gaia. Published in Weekly Shōnen Champion in 2009. Baki Domoe - Comedic spinoff and illustrated by Naoki Saito. Launched digitally on Weekly Shōnen Champion The Web in 2010 serialized irregularly in Weekly Shōnen Champion and Bessatsu Shōnen Champion until October 2014. Collected into 3 volumes. Baki Gaiden: Kizuzura - Spinoff series and illustrated by Yukio Yamauchi, based on Kaoru Hana
Rambo V: Last Blood
Rambo V: Last Blood is an upcoming American action thriller film directed by Adrian Grunberg, from a script by Sylvester Stallone and Matt Cirulnick. It is the fifth installment in the Rambo franchise and stars Stallone as John Rambo in his final portrayal of the character. Plans for a fifth film were announced on and off again since 2008 until production began in October 2018, with Grunberg directing the film. Principal photography began in October 2018 in Bulgaria and wrapped in December 2018. Rambo V: Last Blood is scheduled to be released on September 20, 2019. Rambo travels to Mexico to save a friend's daughter, kidnapped by the Mexican cartel. Sylvester Stallone as John J. Rambo:A Vietnam War veteran who journeys to Mexico to rescue a friend's daughter from a Mexican cartel. Adriana Barraza as Maria:She has been described as someone, "like a sister" to Rambo and has worked on Rambo's father's farm all her life. Paz Vega as Carmen Delgado:A reporter covering the drug trade in Mexico, she aids.
Yvette Monreal as Gabrielle:A young girl kidnapped by a Mexican cartel. Sergio Peris-Mencheta as Hugo Martinez:The violent leader of a Mexican cartel. Oscar Jaenada Joaquín Cosío In February 2008, Sylvester Stallone revealed that making a fifth film would depend on the success of the fourth film, stating he was "gearing one up" and that it would "be quite different". In March 2008, Stallone revealed he was "half-way through" writing Rambo V, stating that it would not be another war movie, with Bulgaria being considered to double as Rambo's home in Arizona. In February 2009, Stallone revealed that he's proceeding with the fifth film but stated, "the conflict is whether to do it in America or a foreign country". In August 2009, Millennium Films green-lit the film with Stallone writing and starring. At that time, the plot focused on Rambo battling human traffickers and drug lords to rescue a young girl abducted near the U. S.-Mexico border. In September 2009, Stallone revealed; the film would have been loosely based on Hunter by James Byron Huggins and would have focused on Rambo leading an elite special forces kill team to hunt and kill a genetically engineered creature.
Nu Image/Millennium Films released a poster and synopsis for The Savage Hunt. In November 2009, it was reported that the plot had reverted to Rambo crossing the Mexican border to rescue a girl, kidnapped. In May 2010, Stallone revealed he was "done" with the character, stating, "I think Rambo’s pretty well done. I don't think. I’m about 99% sure, I was going to do it... but I feel that with Rocky Balboa, that character came complete circle. He went home, but for Rambo to go on another adventure might be, I think, misinterpreted as a mercenary gesture and not necessary. I don’t want that to happen." At the 2010 Cannes Film Festival, Millennium Films and Nu Image advertised Rambo V with posters and handouts. Following an interview with Stallone for Ain't It Cool News, in which the director expressed his desire to end the franchise, Harry Knowles reported that "He told me that the folks behind those posters said that if Sly didn't do it - someone else would, and Sly seems fine with that."In 2011, Sean Hood was hired to write a new script titled Rambo: Last Stand that Hood described was "more in line with the small-town thriller of First Blood".
In 2012, Hood revealed that Rambo V was on hold while Stallone finishes The Expendables 2. Hood revealed his uncertainty whether the film will be similar to Unforgiven or will be a passing-of-the-torch. In August 2013, it was announced that Entertainment One and Nu Image will develop and produce a Rambo TV series with Stallone. In June 2014, German film company Splendid Films confirmed that Stallone had started writing the script for Rambo V, with Stallone describing it as his version of No Country for Old Men. In September 2014, it was revealed that the film will be titled Rambo: Last Blood, with Stallone directing the film. In 2015, Stallone and Rambo creator David Morrell developed a story for Rambo V. Stallone wanted a "soulful journey" for the character that Morrell described as a "really emotional, powerful story". Stallone pitched the idea to the producers but they wanted to proceed with the human trafficking story instead, abandoning Stallone and Morrell's idea. In October 2015, Stallone pondered on the possibility of a prequel, stating, "It's intriguing to find the whys and wherefores of how people have become what they are.
The traumas, the loss and the tragedy of being in Vietnam would be a great challenge for a young actor, it would be ironic that Rambo directs younger Rambo having played it for twenty years plus". In 2016, Sylvester Stallone revealed. In May 2018, Rambo V was re-announced and was scheduled to begin filming in September with the plot focusing on Rambo taking on the Mexican drug cartel. Stallone seemed unlikely to direct; that same month, Stallone confirmed. In August 2018, Adrian Grunberg was announced as the director. In September 2018, Adriana Barraza was added to the cast as Maria. In October 2018, Paz Vega, Yvette Monreal, Sergio Peris-Mencheta, Oscar Jaenada, Joaquín Cosío were cast in the film. Principal photography began on October 2018 in Bulgaria, it was scheduled to begin on September 1, 2018, before that on October 27, 2014, in Shreveport, Louisiana. Barraza filmed her scenes in the Canary Islands. Principal photography wrapped on December 4, 2018. In May 2018, Millennium Films brought the project to Cannes to generate intere