‘Ip Man 4: The Finale’ Due on Digital April 7, Disc — Including 4K — April 21 From Well Go

Martial arts superstar Donnie Yen (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story) reprises his role as the legendary Wing Chun master for Director Wilson Yip (“Ip Man” franchise) in the grand finale of the saga Ip Man 4: The Finale, due on digital April 7 and DVD, Blu-ray combo and 4K Ultra Blu-ray combo pack April 21 from Well Go USA Entertainment.

The “Ip Man Complete Collection” will be available exclusively on digital April 7.

In this final chapter, Ip Man (Yen) travels to San Francisco following the death of his wife, in order to ease tensions between the local kung fu masters and his star student, Bruce Lee, while searching for a better future for his son.  Also returning for the final installment of the franchise are Scott Adkins (Wolf WarriorDoctor Strange) and Kwok-Kwan Chan (Kung Fu League) as Bruce Lee.

Bonus features include an English language dub and a making-of featurette.

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Chinese Action Epic ‘Warriors of the Nation’ Coming to Digital and Disc Feb. 18 From Well Go

The Chinese martial arts action epic Warriors of the Nation will debut on digital and Blu-ray combo pack Feb. 18 from Well Go USA Entertainment.

In the film, after the Sino-Japanese War, the Japanese army tries to once again gain control in China by hiring a secret organization, the White Lotus Society, to kidnap the military minister. Wong Fei-Hung and his disciples must stop this attack to prevent another war from starting.

The film is directed by Marco Mak (chief editor on Once Upon a Time in China) and stars Wenzhuo Zhao (Once Upon a Time in ChinaTrue Legend), newcomer Lubing Li, Miya Muqi (The Monkey King 2) and Kenya Sawada (Street Fighter).

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Chinese Fantasy-Comedy ‘Knight of Shadows’ Due on Disc Jan. 21 From Well Go

The Chinese fantasy-comedy The Knight of Shadows will come out on DVD and Blu-ray combo pack Jan. 21 from Well Go USA Entertainment.

In the film, Pu Songling (Jackie Chan), a legendary demon hunter, is asked to investigate the mysterious disappearances of young girls from a small village. When he discovers evil forces are kidnapping the girls to feast on their souls, he sets out to save humanity from the inhuman invasion journeying through hidden worlds and colorful dimensions in this fantastical martial arts action-comedy.

The film also stars Zhong Chuxi, Ethan Juan, Lin Peng and Austin Lin.

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Chinese Fantasy ‘Kung Fu Monster’ to Bow on Blu-ray Oct. 8 From Well Go

The Chinese fantasy actioner Kung Fu Monster will come out on Blu-ray Disc Oct. 8 from Well Go USA Entertainment.

In this epic fantasy in the waning years of the Ming Dynasty, the Bruneian Empire wants to offer a rare creature to the nation as a gift and has tasked Ocean, a member of the Imperial Secret Police, to capture and tame the beast. Upon discovering the beast’s gentle and kind nature, Ocean works in secret to release the beast back to the wild, keeping it from being turned into a killing machine.

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The film stars Louis Koo (Kill Zone 2, The White Storm), Cheney Chen and Bea Hayden Kuo and is directed by Andrew Lau Wai-Keung.

Donnie Yen Actioner ‘Big Brother’ Coming to Disc May 21 From Well Go

Hong Kong action star Donnie Yen stars as a high school teacher in Big Brother, due May 21 on Blu-ray and DVD from Well Go USA Entertainment.

The film is available now on digital.

Martial arts legend Yen (“IP Man” franchise, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story) plays a former soldier recruited for his toughest mission yet — teaching a class of teen delinquents. As he kicks his way into their school and home lives, it becomes clear that his unconventional teaching style might be just what they need.

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Chinese Fantasy ‘Iceman: The Time Traveler’ Coming to Digital and Disc Feb. 19 From Well Go

The Chinese fantasy adventure Iceman: The Time Traveler is traveling to digital, DVD and Blu-ray combo pack Feb. 19 from Well Go USA Entertainment.

The story follows a palace guard who, during the Ming Dynasty, is buried and frozen in time by an avalanche during a fierce battle. Brought back to life in the present day, he embarks on a quest for the only thing that can correct the wrongs of history – The Golden Wheel of Time.

The film stars Donnie Yen from the “Ip Man” franchise and Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.

Cinedigm Will Launch Chinese Content Channel Bambu in First Quarter 2019

Cinedigm announced it will launch Bambu, its Chinese content entertainment channel, in the first quarter of 2019, unveiling the channel’s logo.

Bambu will be available as both a free, ad-supported service and an ad-free subscription-based service providing content for $3.99 a month.

“While the network will appeal to Americans of all ages, Bambu’s primary focus is on Gen Z viewers ages 16-24, and Millennial viewers ages 25-35,” according to the Cinedigm announcement. “These ‘digital natives’ have been exposed to global culture from an early age, and hunger to stay at the forefront to discover the latest global trends — as evidenced by the unparalleled rise of Anime and K-Pop in North America in recent years.”

These viewers represent more than 27 percent of the U.S. population, according to Cinedigm, and Bambu aims to provide Chinese entertainment previously unavailable to American audiences.

Curated offerings will span beyond martial arts and period epics to contemporary action epics, serial dramas, romantic comedies, sci-fi, horror, fantasy adventure sagas, music and reality series, and educational programming ranging from instructional Chinese language courses to cultural cooking shows, according to Cinedigm.

The company billed the site as “the only complete Chinese entertainment platform in the United States.”

Cinedigm will provide content for Bambu from licensor partners, as well as from Chinese licensors and distributors, according to the announcement. Content will potentially include hundreds of hours of first-run television programs, made available through Cinedigm’s partnership with state-run broadcaster Central China Television and others, the company announced. Select titles include the bomb squad thriller Shock Wave, starring Andy Lau; the sci-fi epic Kung Fu Traveler; and Donnie Yen and Chow Yun-Fat in the 2016 fable The Monkey King: Havoc in Heaven’s Palace. Bambu will also feature such series as the most watched show in Chinese TV history “Journey to the West”; “Nirvana in Fire”; the thriller “Lost in Translation”; the popular food/cooking documentary series “A Bite of China”; the fantasy crime show “The Four”; and new shows such as “The Advisors Alliance” and “Diamond Lover.”

“Young Americans are incredibly culturally savvy, and proudly receptive to the latest global trends,” said Erick Opeka, Cinedigm’s president of digital networks, in a statement. “Bambu allows these modern tastemakers to stay at the cultural forefront, introducing them to a roster of new series and up-and-coming artists that they can discover and show their friends. It also presents tremendous potential for substantial marketing opportunities, opening up China’s prolific and profitable content industry to a massive American audience. This is phase one in what we envision as a fruitful partnership between the United States and China, enriching both cultures by providing them with the absolute best in Chinese and American entertainment, respectively.”

“Bambu is another very important step in our bilateral content distribution strategy for China and North America,” said Bill Sondheim, president of Cinedigm Entertainment Group, in a statement. “We have made tremendous progress in that regard over the last year with the key Bison, Starrise and Youku agreements, as well as many other important content and distribution deals with key Chinese media companies either announced or in final stages. Bambu is the perfect vehicle to expose undiscovered quality film and TV content to North American audiences and provide vital feedback to Chinese producers, which should help them create Chinese content with the potential to be much more successful abroad.”

Bambu is “an important vehicle to provide immediate and invaluable” audience feedback to Chinese producers working to produce films and television for a global audience, according to Cinedigm, and the consumer data should help better inform the development process in China about the categories of entertainment content, stories and characters that appeal most to an American and eventually a global audience.

Well Go to Bow Chinese Films ‘Girls vs Gangsters,’ ‘Detective Dee,’ and ‘How Long Will I Love You’ in November

Three Chinese films, Detective Dee: The Four Heavenly Kings, Girls vs Gangsters and How Long Will I Love You, are coming to the home market from Well Go USA in November

Due Nov. 6 on DVD is Girls vs Gangsters, about a bachelorette weekend that spins out of control. After a wild night, three friends wake on a beach, two handcuffed to a locked suitcase, one with a new tattoo, and all of them not knowing what happened the night before. The film features Mike Tyson.

Coming Nov. 13 on DVD and Blu-Ray combo pack is Detective Dee: The Four Heavenly Kings. Director Tsui Hark (The Taking of Tiger Mountain) brings back the popular hero in the hit wuxia fantasy franchise. Set during the Tang dynasty, the third film in the martial arts franchise finds the detective defending himself from the Empress while looking to recover a magical weapon.

Finally, coming to VOD and digital Nov. 13 is How Long Will I Love You. The romantic comedy follows a man and a woman who are living in the same apartment nearly 20 years apart and wake one day to find their timelines have merged.

Chinese Epic ‘Brothers,’ South Korean Horror Film ‘Gonjiam: Haunted Asylum’ Due in September from Well Go

Brothers, a historical actioner from China, and the horror flick Gonjiam: Haunted Asylum, from South Korea, are coming to disc and digital in September from Well Go USA Entertainment.

In Brothers, debuting on digital and DVD ($24.98) Sept. 4, the close relationship between two brothers is ripped apart during the 1936 Chinese civil war when they end up on opposite sides of the conflict. Directed by Kiefer Liu (Don Quixote), the film features a unique visual look with black-and-white images interspersed with random flashes of color and pared-down CGI backgrounds. The film stars Ethan Li (The Blue Cornflower), Peter Ho (The Monkey King) and Xia Zitong (The Monkey King).

The South Korean horror film Gonjiam: Haunted Asylum comes out on digital, Blu-ray Combo Pack ($29.98) and DVD ($24.98) Sept. 18. It follows the crew of a horror web series as they travel to an abandoned asylum for a live broadcast. To attract more viewers, the show’s host arranges some scares for the team, but as they move further into the old building, they begin to encounter much more than expected. Directed by Jung Bum-Shik (Epitaph, Horror Stories), this updated take on the “found footage” genre of thrillers is based on the local legends and stories of people who’ve visited the real-life abandoned hospital.

Tyson, Seagal Flick ‘China Salesman’ on Disc June 26

MVD Entertainment Group will release China Salesman, starring Mike Tyson and Steven Seagal, on Blu-ray, DVD and on demand June 26, following a short theatrical stint beginning June 15.

Based on a true story, the film is about a Chinese salesman coming face-to-face with a corrupt competitor over the contract for an African mobile telecom technology, drawing local tribesman Kabbah (Tyson) and mercenary Lauder (Seagal) into the conflict.

China Salesman was produced by China’s Wanda Corporation, and written and directed by Chinese filmmaker Tan Bing.