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Flash Point (2007)

Flash Point (2007)

Flash Point Beware! This review contains spoilers! Hong Kong’s dynamic duo of action directing superstar Donnie Yen and director Wilson Yip score with another hard-hitting action thriller of epic proportions in 2007's Flash Point. Little can prepare you for the hardcore thrills of watching Yen take on The ...

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Undisputed 3: Redemption (2010)

Undisputed 3: Redemption (2010)

Beware! This review contains spoilers. Martial arts cinema has long needed a character like Yuri Boyka – not simply another action hero adept with his fists and feet, but a man with both the mindset and personal code of honour of a modern warrior, singularly focussed on his goal to prove himself, “The Most Complete ...

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The Prodigal Son (1981)

The Prodigal Son (1981)

Beware! This review contains spoilers! Two of Hong Kong cinema's greatest action luminaries, Sammo Hung and Yuen Biao, star in this 1981 classic period kung-fu flick, The Prodigal Son. Also known as Pull No Punches, or by its strangely sitcom-esque Cantonese title, Son Ruining the Family, this Hong Kong kung-fu ...

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Commando (2013)

Commando (2013)

Commando (2013) poster Beware, this review contains spoilers! Commando is a non-stop, stunt-filled, action-packed smackdown showcasing what a true master of India's indigenous fighting style, Kalaripayattu is capable of -one which will sadly bypass the wide-theatrical release in Western nations that it truly ...

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Warrioress (2013)

Warrioress (2013)

There's an intangible aura of passion and excitement that permeates any well-made film of any genre, one that, in essence, tells the viewer what the mood of its maker was. To put it simply, it shows whether the people making the film were having a blast or just getting through a chore. "Warrioress", thankfully, is ...

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Kung-fu Kingdom is back!

Kung-fu Kingdom is back!

Kung-fu Kingdom is back! After months of hibernating in the wilderness we're finally back with a brand new website.  We've been working hard behind the scenes to put a great team in place to write movie and book reviews, conduct interviews with amazing talent and more besides. Bear with us as we move all of our ...

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Kalaripayattu – Indian martial art documentary

Kalaripayattu – Indian martial art documentary

In this documentary, we look at one of the world's oldest and most dangerous martial arts: kalaripayattu. Closely linked to Hinduism, Kalari means: battlefield/gym and Puttara means: platform/stage. This may translate loosely into something like "Fight Club"! Americans, Doug Anderson, Iraqi war vet and bodyguard from ...

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