Category: Movies

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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Hell’z Windstaff (1979)

Hell’z Windstaff (1979)

Hell'z Windstaff Hell’z Windstaff (also known as The Hells Wind Staff and The Dragon and the Tiger Kids) was released in 1979 by director Tony Wong and the Yuk Long Movie Studios. The film later gained cult status after being re-released and immortalised by kung-fu-centric hip hop supergroup: the Wu Tang Clan. ...

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Police Story (1985)

Police Story (1985)

Police Story (1985) DVD cover “He thinks he’s John Wayne.” First off, this highly ambitious Jackie Chan directed and starred 1985 Golden Harvest Studios classic is not only a great martial arts movie it is actually a great action movie period. You can argue that he hit his peak with this one because it is absolutely ...

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Blood and Bone (2009)

Blood and Bone (2009)

Blood & Bone DVD cover Blood and Bone is a 2009 American direct-to-DVD martial arts movie, but unlike its many wayward DTV brethren, Ben Ramsay’s street fighting salute to Sergio Leone’s The Good, the Bad and the Ugly is a refreshingly decent effort. Featuring the ever-capable and highly underrated action star, ...

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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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