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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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Masters of Kung-fu – A Shaolin documentary

Masters of Kung-fu – A Shaolin documentary

Masters of Kung-fu is a documentary on the ancient art of Shaolin kung-(or 'gong') fu and grants unprecedented access to these renowned warrior monks and shows us training their incredible skills and feats of strength. From the reverence shown to Boddidharma who came from India in 527AD, to gaining an insight into the ...

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Jawed El Berni showreel 2013 – video

Jawed El Berni showreel 2013 – video

This is Jawed El Berni's 2013 showreel, here we see him showing his talents and skills as a martial artist, parkour practitioner, actor and stuntman. He is known for his elegance in movement and effortless execution along with his technical expertise, no wonder demand for his abilities is on the rise! He also stars ...

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Kung Fu Fighting martial arts documentary

Kung Fu Fighting martial arts documentary

The Kung Fu Fighting martial arts documentary is a wonderful, compact documentary (first aired in 1997 as part of BBC 2′s great 'Kung Fu Night') on martial arts featuring a comprehensive view of the kung-fu movie industry. There is some great footage/clips and input from some of the most prominent figures in the field ...

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