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The Man with the Iron Fists (2012)

The Man with the Iron Fists (2012)

There's some good news and some bad news. The good news is that "The Man with the Iron Fists" is a sincere love-letter to the Shaw Brothers’ martial arts films that guys like the RZA grew up loving, and it is, for the most part, a decent send-up to the genre ala "Kill Bill". The bad news is that it's not the instant ...

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Interview with Warren Vice

Interview with Warren Vice

Warren Vice is a 5th Dan Taekwondo fighter with the TAGB (Taekwondo Association of Great Britain). He is recognised globally as one of the most successful taekwondo fighters ever, not least for his show-stopping, electrifying and relentless kicking skills which pretty much always find their mark! He is also known for ...

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Drive (1997)

Drive (1997)

This review contains spoilers! Drive (1997) is an American made straight-to-video martial-arts/action movie which surprised critics and wooed viewers around the world. It was hailed at the time as the finest action film never made in Hong Kong and one of the best action movies B-grade or major studio. Cast Mark ...

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Interview with Kash The Flash Gill

Interview with Kash The Flash Gill

Kash "The Flash" Gill, four time World Kickboxing Champion, distinguished himself as one of the most dedicated and driven athletes in the field fighting for three decades through the eighties and nineties. Highly respected by his peers and recently inducted into the BBC Hall of Fame, Kash is the first British Asian ...

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Knockabout (1979)

Knockabout (1979)

Sammo Hung directs and choreographs a movie in which he originally was to be the main star. We look at how then new-comers to the Hong Kong action scene, Yuen Biao and Leung Kar-yan, got their starts in the industry. Cast Sammo Hung plays a beggar with no name, who is neither everyone's fool! Yuen Biao stars in his ...

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Interview with Cynthia Rothrock, part 2

Interview with Cynthia Rothrock, part 2

Welcome to part two of our interview with the legendary Lady Dragon, Cynthia Rothrock! In part one (read here) we discussed her background, inspirations, movies and screen fights. Here, Cynthia shares further colourful and fascinating insights about her movie career including stunts, training rationale, workouts and ...

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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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Interview with Scott Adkins, Part 1

Interview with Scott Adkins, Part 1

Happy New Year 2014! With Ninja II: Shadow of a Tear just having been released yesterday we realised our Ninja-searching efforts were coming to a close, and our covert task in the jungle dojo complete, well…almost! We felt there was something missing, so mustering all our Ninja-fu we continued to explore going out on ...

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Interview with Isaac Florentine

Interview with Isaac Florentine

Continuing with our Ninja 2uesday look behind the scenes with the cast and crew of Ninja II, we were still scoping the jungle depths of stealth when we heard a commanding voice, someone responsible for the actions of all these Ninjas, director Isaac Florentine! He’s the visionary behind putting some of the best ...

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Interview with Tim Man

Interview with Tim Man

With the release of Ninja II: Shadow of a Tear just around the corner we've been venturing further into Ninja-territory with a great interview with none other than the film's fight choreographer Tim Man, who plays Myat, henchman to the evil drugs cartel boss, Goro. (In case you missed it, see our interview with action ...

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Interview with Jawed El Berni

Interview with Jawed El Berni

With Ninja II: Shadow of a Tear being released in just a few days time and it being one of the most anticipated action/martial arts movies of the year, we just had to find out a little bit more about the people who made it happen! One of them, Jawed El Berni, plays the character Lucas in the movie and using our ...

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