Tag: Corey Yuen

Happy Birthday Corey Yuen

Happy Birthday Corey Yuen

Happy Birthday to Corey Yuen who turns 64 today! He's a Hong Kong action director, film director, producer and action choreographer. He was a member of the Peking Opera Schools and one of the Seven Little Fortunes. As an actor, Yuen is perhaps best known as Rubber Legs' student in 1979 kung fu comedy film Dance of the ...

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No Retreat No Surrender (1986)

No Retreat No Surrender (1986)

The film that brought Bruce Lee back to life (in spirit anyway) and introduced Jean-Claude Van Damme as the new face and form of martial arts cinema. Trailer http://youtu.be/79q_nt8mDm4 CAST Aside from a cameo involving some questionable dancing in "Breakdance the Movie", "No Retreat No Surrender" was Van ...

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Second trailer for Rise of the Legend arrives!

Second trailer for Rise of the Legend arrives!

After over a decade's long absence, the legendary kung fu master Wong Fei-hung is set to come out of retirement and return to the silver screen this fall in "Rise of the Legend". As the release of the film approaches, we saw a splendid teaser trailer last month, and it's now followed by a second trailer that is sure ...

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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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Happy Birthday Corey Yuen!

Happy Birthday Corey Yuen!

Born on this day in 1951, Corey Yuen is 63 today! If his name is not overly familiar to you, then his cohorts would be; Corey was born in Hong Kong and was one of Jackie Chan, Sammo Hung and Yuen Biao's best friends during their time at the China Drama Academy Peking Opera School. He's mainly known as an action ...

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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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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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