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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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My Lucky Stars (1985)

My Lucky Stars (1985)

The three Peking Opera brothers star in another of their classic group of movies. The second in the Lucky Stars franchise after Winners and Sinners. Filled with hefty doses of gags, genuinely slapstick action and a comedic supporting cast. Here we examine just how good this ensemble cast really is! Cast There is a ...

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Drunken Master (1978)

Drunken Master (1978)

How, exactly, does one approach the question, "What's your favorite Jackie Chan movie?" For most action heroes, it's relatively easy to narrow down your two or three personal favorites. Not so with Jackie Chan, but then, would you expect it to be so? This a man whose resume includes the "Armour of God" films, the ...

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The 36th Chamber of Shaolin (1978)

The 36th Chamber of Shaolin (1978)

Beware! This review contains spoilers! Gordon Liu (Liu Chia-Hui) stars in what many kung-fu movie fans agree on being the greatest martial arts movie ever made –1978 classic, The 36th Chamber of Shaolin. Here, we take a look at what the Shaw Brothers created! Cast Gordon Liu plays Liu Yu-De, an impressionable young ...

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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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Interview with Scott Adkins, Part 2

Interview with Scott Adkins, Part 2

For Ninja II: Shadow of a Tear, we've been hearing comments from people all over the world who have been moved beyond their usual depths at the sheer spirit, energy and dedication of the people that made the film possible, it's widely celebrated as being the best action movie of the year by far. If you're an action ...

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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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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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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 Kane Kosugi

Interview with Kane Kosugi

With the release of Ninja II: Shadow of a Tear getting closer, we crept on through the night (while everyone else was sleeping) into the undergrowth continuing on our quest of the Ninja. Our earnest wanderings paid off when we were pleasantly surprised to discover another hidden member of the cast!  We managed to ...

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Kung-fu Kingdom