Category: Movies

Training/Instructional DVD, created by Ron Smoorenburg

Training/Instructional DVD, created by Ron Smoorenburg

"Take it easy. We've got plenty of time!" taunts the limber and agile henchman whilst taking a quick breather from his duel with Jackie Chan, the bottom of his right foot facing directly towards the sky as he casually stands with his legs in a perfect split. For millions of people around the world, this was their ...

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Hitman in the Hand of Buddha (1981)

Hitman in the Hand of Buddha (1981)

Hitman in the Hand of Buddha tells the story of a country bumpkin who moves to the city to visit his sister and brother in law befriending a local conman on the way. When he discovers that his brother in law is being a bad husband he decides to stick around and help straighten out his problems. What follows is a ...

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Ong-Bak (2003)

Ong-Bak (2003)

Ong Bak The year 2003 heralded a new era of action star as Tony Jaa exploded onto the scene in Ong Bak – The Thai Warrior. The now 37-year-old, may be new to Hollywood but had been working as a stuntman under the tutelage of legendary action-director Panna Rittikrai for years. Amongst a proficiency in Thai Boxing, ...

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Kickboxer (1989)

Kickboxer (1989)

Kickboxer DVD cover Beware! This review contains spoilers! Hang on to your seats folks, because The Muscles From Brussels goes full-on Thai in this 1989 martial arts adventure, with the Belgian actor studying the fundamentals of Muay Thai, the national sport of Thailand. In its time, Kickboxer surveyed unchartered ...

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Twinkle Twinkle Lucky Stars (1985)

Twinkle Twinkle Lucky Stars (1985)

Twinkle Twinkle Lucky Stars The cheeky chaps make a return in the final installment of the Lucky Stars series, with a few new faces. How will this fair against its predecessor? Cast All the cast from Lucky Stars return, although for some reason Herb only makes an appearance and is replaced by Michael Miu ...

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King Of The Kickboxers (1990)

King Of The Kickboxers (1990)

by guest contributor Saj Meister John King of the Kickboxers Beware, this review contains spoilers! King Of The Kickboxers is a 1990’s martial arts cult classic! Many fans of the genre will know it –that it was released only a year after the more popular Van Damme starred, Kickboxer (1989). Fans of Van Damme ...

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Fighting Fish (2012)

Fighting Fish (2012)

Fighting Fish Don't let the title fool you; this isn't a sequel to "Finding Nemo" or some other animated film about anthropomorphized aquatic creatures! It's the given name of a seedy underground fighting ring in the heart of Bangkok where anything goes and the loser never makes it home alive. Stuntman Jawed ...

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The Kick (2011)

The Kick (2011)

The Kick How often does a movie title have the courtesy to be so perfectly descriptive of the content of the film it's attached to without spoiling anything for the prospective audience? (Way to give away the ending, "Ernest Saves Christmas"!) Pracha Pinkeaw's "The Kick" does just that for the viewer - the title ...

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Best of the Best (1989)

Best of the Best (1989)

Best Of The Best Some people see a problem. Others an opportunity to triumph. For high performers, adversity is merely a chance to showcase their innovation. In this one a heavy dose of morality somehow manages to hit your throat…no pun intended! Best Of The Best is one of the first classic Taekwondo movies ...

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Zatoichi (2003)

Zatoichi (2003)

Takeshi Kitano’s Zatoichi pays homage to the original character developed into various films and TV shows. In this offering (based on the novel by Kan Shimozawa) he orchestrates a fairy tale-esque ode to all things samurai and all things action. The lead character, as with the original, is a blind masseuse and ...

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The Raid: Redemption (2011)

The Raid: Redemption (2011)

The Raid is a no nonsense entry into the martial arts action film canon. Surgically paced, frenetically shot, this film packs punches that will require re-watches to ensure you’ve fully soaked-up all that is on offer. Pencak Silat is the Indonesian martial art on display here combining the self-defence and performance ...

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The Young Master (1980)

The Young Master (1980)

by guest contributor James John The Young Master Any true Jackie Chan fan should see this film, not only because it’s early, raw, prime Jackie, it is also a situation action-comedy. First off, the fights scenes are all very good and you will laugh out loud in various parts of the film. “The Young Master” ...

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