Category: Movies

Avatar Book One: Water

Avatar Book One: Water

“Avatar: The Last Airbender” – a saga beloved by millions of people around the world, and widely acclaimed as one of the best animated series ever created. Some might classify it as a children’s show, but you can rest assured that those who would haven’t given it a look yet. Once they do, they’ll quickly come to the ...

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Unbeatable (2013)

Unbeatable (2013)

First released in Hong Kong under the name of ''Ji Zhan'', Unbeatable combines action and drama to turn MMA into more than a sport. The director and screenplay writer Dante Lam balances the viewers need for action with an engaging story line. It incorporates the two main aspects of a successful martial arts film, ...

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Iron Monkey (1993)

Iron Monkey (1993)

This was the first kung-fu movie I ever saw; or at least the first one I really remember as a teenager in the nineties. As such, it will always hold a place in my heart and so re-watching it with a reviewer’s eye gave me some trepidation at first. It had been nearly twenty years after all. Would it stand up with the ...

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Rapid Fire (1992)

Rapid Fire (1992)

The late Brandon Lee stars in his penultimate film that packs as much heart as it does punches, with a solid story and performances from the cast and well-choreographed, racy fight-scenes that deserve appreciation and a revisit! Trailer http://youtu.be/1x8p6F4LyLY CAST Brandon Lee is an actor first and martial ...

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014)

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014)

Warning - this review contains spoilers! Action, comedy, adventure, based on the popular cartoon series, produced by Michael Bay and directed by Jonathan Liebesman. Trailer http://youtu.be/7YpS9zIagdk Cast There are effectively two cast credits for the Turtles and Splinter, as there were on-set motion capture ...

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Misfire (2014)

Misfire (2014)

Action thriller set in Mexico starring Gary Daniels and directed by R. Ellis Frazer. Trailer http://youtu.be/vnez6Cem238 Cast British-born kickboxing champion Gary Daniels plays Cole, a no-nonsense DEA agent. The glamorous Vanessa Vasquez plays Gracie, a photographer and friend of Cole's ex-wife. Sinister cartel ...

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Bushido Man (2013)

Bushido Man (2013)

“Bushido Man: Seven Deadly Battles” is a film where a character uses a human arm as a pair of nunchaku, a gun is designed to strap around a person’s wrist and fire when they make a punching motion, and the preferred method for uncovering your enemies weakness in combat is to follow their diet. That should tell you ...

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Hero of Shaolin (1984)

Hero of Shaolin (1984)

Originally released in Hong Kong in 1984 under various titles including "Wu Seng", "Ninja vs Shaolin Guards" and "Guards of Shaolin" it was directed by William Chang Kee and produced by Alan Ng Yuk-Lun. It's now been re-released by Terracotta Distribution as "Hero of Shaolin" and it's a rare gem of a movie just ...

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Die Fighting (2014)

Die Fighting (2014)

Are you a martial arts movie lover? Do you have a sweet tooth for twisted endings? If you answered “yes” to one or both of those questions, “Die Fighting” is a movie that you cannot afford to miss. The first feature film from independent action filmmakers: Z-Team Films, “Die Fighting” assaults the viewer with a ...

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Shaolin vs Lama (1983)

Shaolin vs Lama (1983)

If you’re in the mood for loads of stunning martial arts action with a generous helping of goofy comedy (hammy English dubbing optional), Shaolin vs Lama belongs right at the top of your Must-See list. Contrary to the title, there is no long-standing enmity between Shaolin Monks and Tibetan Lamas, but by the ...

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Special Forces (2003)

Special Forces (2003)

You first knew the greatness they were capable of when you met Yuri Boyka in “Undisputed 2”. With “Ninja” and “Undisputed 3”, all of your friends had heard you proclaim how blown away you had been by what they were putting out, and by “Ninja II: Shadow of a Tear”, you were ready to start telling random people on the ...

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Kung Fu Killer (2014)

Kung Fu Killer (2014)

"Seven" meets "Enter the Dragon" in this hard-hitting contemporary serial killer thriller set in Hong Kong starring Donnie Yen and directed by Teddy Chen. Trailer (function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s); if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js = d.createElement(s); js.id = id; js.src = ...

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Kung-fu Kingdom