“Smartly Cheeky... with Backdoor Humor, Inside Jokes, and In-Your-Face Puns."
— Black Belt Magazine
"A Feel Good Film with Fight Scenes!"
—Film Fan Dojo
"Delightful [in] Its Discussion of the Asian Immigrant Experience and Identity."
— Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Assoc. of NY
“A Great Movie! One of the Best to Look Out For"
— Asian Movie Pulse
"A Fun Romp with Some Enjoyable Fights and Wacky Characters"
— The Action Elite
"Jay Kwon... Brings the Fun In Action and... With His Performance”
— World Film Geek
“A Fun Film with Heart and Great Fight Scenes”
— Kung-Fu Drive-in Podcast
"A Fun Action Flick. With That Cast You Can't Go Wrong!"
— Suki & Scott Show
"A Witty, Winsome Heartwarming Tale"
— Urban Action Showcase Cinema
“A Love Letter to the NY Kung Fu Scene"
— Kung Fu Magazine
"A Sentimental, Beautiful Film"
— Metro Chinese Weekly
"A Delightful Film with Comedy, Kicks and Heart."
— Museum of the Moving Image
“Full of Surprises, Comedy and Uncanny Situations”
— Picture This Post
“One Very Entertaining Movie”
— Search My Trash
An Easy to Watch Comedy Playing Into the Gangster Stereotypes"
— Movie Reviews 101
Available Now on Cable and Streaming Platforms
Kung-Fu. Wiseguys. You’re Welcome!
Los Angeles, CA – Vision Films Inc. (“Vision”) announces the VOD and DVD release of the raucous genre mash-up Made in Chinatown from Executive Producer and Writer Mark V. Wiley and Directors Robert J. Samuels and James Lew. The feature-length film will be available on streaming and cable platforms.
The Chinatown-meets-Little-Italy comedy sensitively handles, with more commentary than spoof, the timely Asian immigrant experience, as well as racial stereotyping and labelling. With some of the most recognizable actors known for portraying mafiosos, and the talents of veritable Hong Kong Kung-Fu masters, protagonist Vinny Chow (portrayed by Jay Kwon) finds himself unwittingly caught up in two love stories – his Chinese culture and the Italian culture he emulates based on The Godfather and Goodfellas, and his fantasy [Italian] dream date and the perfect [Chinese] girl next door. The fast-paced romp features several real Kung-Fu Masters (Lo Meng, Chiu Chi Ling, Perer Ngai, Steven Chan, Paul Sun), is choreographed by Emmy Award® winner James Lew, and a treasure trove of hidden mob movie references and quotes to delight cinephiles.
It’s Goodfellas meets Ip Man when a young Chinese nobody sets out to become a “made guy” in the Italian Mafia. Tensions are already high between the two communities as they move into each other’s turf with a dirty crime commissioner playing both sides. It turns out that earning respect, finding love, and discovering his identity doesn’t come so easy. He’ll have to fight his way to the top.
Lise Romanoff, CEO and Managing Director of Vision Films shares, “At first look, Made in Chinatown, is a fun and funny fish-out-of-water escapade with the most amazing action sequences! Just below the surface, however, is a very timely and important message of self-acceptance and pride in one’s family and culture. Audiences of all kinds are going to love this film!”
Writer and Producer Mark V. Wiley says, “On its surface, Made in Chinatown is an action-comedy poking fun at everyone’s favorite Wiseguy and Kung-fu films. But at its heart, it’s about the self-discovery of a second-generation Asian-American as he tries to find love, respect, and a place to fit in.”
Made in Chinatown is now available on streaming and cable platforms in the U.S. and Canada including: Amazon, iTunes, GooglePlay, Vudu, Hoopla, FandangoNow, Vimeo, YouTUbe, and across hundreds of cable providers including Comcast, Spectrum, Charter, Cox, Dish, DirecTV and more. Canadian cable providers include Rogers, Shaw, and Bell. DVD retailers will include Amazon and all other major online retailers.