Category: Reviews

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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Born To Fight (1984)

Born To Fight (1984)

Born to Fight poster Panna Rittikrai stars in one of his most successful movies and arguably his best performance. Initially released way back in 1984, we journey back to a time when Tony Jaa's master was wowing audiences all over Thailand! Cast Panna Rittikrai stars as Tong, a retired cop. Here in this movie, ...

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The Secret Rivals: Enter the Silver Fox (1976)

The Secret Rivals: Enter the Silver Fox (1976)

Secret Rivals A more fitting title for “The Secret Rivals” might have “Battle of the Kicking Machines”. In one fell swoop, this is the film that simultaneously launched the careers of two of Hong Kong’s most notorious masters of leg combat – John Liu and Hwang Jang-Lee, and at the same time, shot their fellow ...

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Armour of God (1986)

Armour of God (1986)

by guest contributor James John Armour of God First off, Jackie Chan in this film does a good job being, well, Jackie Chan! By 1986 he was a global superstar, 32 years old and still in his physical prime. He was a Cantonese Buster Keaton, all visual, even the gags, that is why he was able to crack the language ...

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Scorpion King (1992)

Scorpion King (1992)

Scorpion King Sammo Hung has produced a movie here (also known as Operation Scorpio) that has been hailed as a classic! We venture into a territory that is not only unusual, but also pretty refreshing and noteworthy! Cast Chin Kar-Lok plays the dreamer Yuk-su, new comer Won Jin plays the scorpion king, Sonny. ...

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Tom-Yum-Goong (2005)

Tom-Yum-Goong (2005)

Tom-Yum-Goong is the original name of the film, whilst Warrior King is the UK name; it's also known in the US as The Protector. This is Jaa's second movie in a starring role, after the international success of his first movie - the legendary Ong-Bak. Cast Tony Jaa plays Kham, a good natured man who loves his pet ...

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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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