Category: Movies

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000)

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000)

What can we say about "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon" that hasn't already been said? For millions in the Western world, it is the film that introduced them to the sub-genre of martial arts films known as wuxia - martial chivalry. Coupled with the popularity of "The Matrix" released the previous year, the film would ...

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Hapkido (1972)

Hapkido (1972)

Hapkido Front Cover We take a look at a comparatively rare movie that has largely gone unnoticed in the canon of action movies, it’s one of those hidden gems with an air of mystique surrounding it… Cast Sammo Hung, Jackie Chan, Yuen Biao, Grand Master Ji Han Jae, Carter Wong, Angela Miao and Whang Ing-Sik ...

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Police Story 2 (1988)

Police Story 2 (1988)

by guest contributor Volcan Kacar Dedicated cop, upholder of the law and protector of the citizens, no it is not Judge Dredd it’s Jackie Chan for the second time as Sergeant Chan Ka Kui. Our favourite Hong Kong tough guy super cop is back again fending off the villains from the 1985 squeal Police Story, and at ...

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Legend of The Red Dragon (1994)

Legend of The Red Dragon (1994)

Beware! This review contains spoilers! Legend of the Red Dragon (more fittingly known as Hung Hei-Koon: Shaolin's Five Founders, Legend of the Future Shaolin, or The New Legend of Shaolin) is a rather tongue-in-cheek, light-hearted affair showcasing Hung Hei-Kwun's (Jet Li) exploits as a rebel against the Qing ...

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Black Dynamite (2009)

Black Dynamite (2009)

What in the world happened to spoof movies to make them such unmitigated garbage?! Long gone are the days where "Airplane", "Space Balls", and "Young Frankenstein" set the bar for spoof comedy. Today, the terms "spoof" or "parody" are far more synonymous with "Disaster Movie", "A Haunted House", and the increasingly ...

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Ninja II: Shadow of a Tear (2013)

Ninja II: Shadow of a Tear (2013)

The fourth collaboration between Scott Adkins and Isaac Florentine, "Ninja" was released in 2010, and many who saw the film expressed a certain degree of dissatisfaction - including Adkins and Florentine themselves. The film marked the first time Adkins took on a leading man role, and though he handled the task with ...

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Project A (1983)

Project A (1983)

by guest contributor Simon Rogg “Project A” is an action-comedy masterpiece stuffed to the gills with stunts and set-pieces galore! Directed by and starring Jackie Chan alongside his childhood, Peking Opera ‘brothers’, Sammo Hung and Yuen Biao, it’s a period adventure set in early twentieth century Hong Kong and ...

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Fearless (2006)

Fearless (2006)

by guest contributor Volcan Kacar This brilliant martial arts film not only loosely tells the story of Huo Yuanjia, the marital artist who not only saved China from Western foreign imperialism and the Empire of Japan but protected the nation’s honour. In the final years of the Qing Dynasty at their weakest ...

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Who Am I? (1998)

Who Am I? (1998)

by guest contributor Volcan Kacar An elite special commando ops team head to a South African jungle to kidnap a group of scientists who are working on a new type of natural compound. A fraction of this natural material has sufficient energy to power a town and has the explosive energy of a nuclear weapon. Upon ...

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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)

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, Jaa also ...

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Kung-fu Kingdom