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Dragons Forever (1988)

Dragons Forever (1988)

Dragons Forever DVD cover Hailed as one of the greatest Hong Kong action movies not just of the eighties, but of all time. We observe the last time the terrific trio worked together on a major, highly successful movie project. Cast Jackie Chan, Sammo Hung, and Yuen Biao all star in this blockbuster movie. ...

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Chocolate (2008)

Chocolate (2008)

The team behind the earth-breaking martial arts sensation Ong-Bak returns with Chocolate - another Thai, bone-crushing, high-flying, street-sign-balancing, masterly-choreographed-extravaganza with an end scene for the history books! The film is released on DVD and Blu-ray in the UK via Showbox’s Cine-Asia label, and ...

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Eight Diagram Pole Fighter (1984)

Eight Diagram Pole Fighter (1984)

The Eight Diagram Pole Fighter DVD cover Has any cinematic martial arts hero ever been as closely associated with the image of the peaceful, bald warrior monk as Gordon Liu has? Not likely, but who would want it any other way when the role fits him like a glove? Still one of the Shaw Brothers' Studios go-to ...

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Forced to Fight (2011)

Forced to Fight (2011)

Forced to Fight DVD cover Gary Daniels can still kick with the best of them, and that’s a fact! He proved it in his recent appearances in “Tekken” and “The Expendables”, and proves it again in “Forced to Fight”, his first foray in to the world of MMA. Interestingly enough, it’s as much of a family drama as it is a ...

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Kill ‘Em All (2012)

Kill ‘Em All (2012)

Kill 'Em All poster Kill ‘Em All is a propulsive and entertaining beat-'em-up romp that's essentially a mash-up of Cube and Saw with a dash of Mortal Kombat thrown in for good measure. Directed by Raimund Huber, the man behind the similarly exhilarating Bangkok Adrenaline, Kill 'Em All concerns a seemingly random ...

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13 Assassins (2010)

13 Assassins (2010)

13 Assassins Takeshi Miike’s 2011 offering reinforces the controversial director as one of cinema’s best let alone hailing from Japan! 13 Assassins is his fifty ninth film as a director and or screenwriter with four more following it. Mainly recognised for his depiction of extreme violence, this master of shock ...

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The Forbidden Kingdom (2008)

The Forbidden Kingdom (2008)

by guest contributor Volcan Kacar The Forbidden Kingdom poster Rob Minkoff’s loosely based film on the ancient Chinese 16th century novel Journey to the West by Wu Cheng'en is a film that takes us into South Boston, with obsessed martial arts and Chinese culture enthusiast Jason Tripitikas. Upon discovering ...

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Once Upon a Time in High School (2004)

Once Upon a Time in High School (2004)

by guest contributor Volcan Kacar Poster Set in the 1970’s, our protagonist Hyun-Soo, finds himself in one of the most notoriously violent schools in Seoul. Being a Bruce Lee fanatic himself Hyun-Soo makes friends with other Bruce Lee fans Kim Woo-Shik and their overweight friend who they nicknamed, ...

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Kiss of the Dragon (2001)

Kiss of the Dragon (2001)

Beware! This review contains spoilers! Jet Li's films are usually hard-edged, ultraviolent affairs offering adult film-goers an invigorating shot of adrenaline. 2001's Kiss Of The Dragon is no different. In the mouth of martial arts megastar Li, a polite request like, "I would very much appreciate it if you don't ...

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Drunken Tai Chi (1984)

Drunken Tai Chi (1984)

by guest contributor Simon Rogg Donnie Yen has risen to become one of Hong Kong’s biggest action stars, but if you want to know where it all began or simply fancy a dose of classic kung fu action, you should definitely check out Donnie’s first foray onto big screen action care of: Drunken Tai Chi! Released in ...

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