Category: Movies

Enter the Dragon (1973)

Enter the Dragon (1973)

In 1973, "Enter the Dragon" debuted in movie theaters across the planet and its status as one of the definitive martial arts movies of all time had already been cemented by the legacy of the man whose name would forever change the destiny of the martial arts for all posterity -Bruce Lee. His legendary status ...

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Revenge of the Ninja (1983)

Revenge of the Ninja (1983)

by guest contributor Daniel Amrani Warning, this review  contains spoilers! Revenge of The Ninja is a 1983 Ninja classic! This film is part of a ninja trilogy. The first one was Enter the Ninja (1981). Revenge of the Ninja (1983) was the second. The trilogy ended with Ninja III: The Domination (1984). I use ...

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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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Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000)

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000)

What can we say about "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon" that hasn't already been said? For millions in the Western world, it is the film that introduced them to the sub-genre of martial arts films known as wuxia - martial chivalry. Coupled with the popularity of "The Matrix" released the previous year, the film would ...

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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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Black Dynamite (2009)

Black Dynamite (2009)

What in the world happened to spoof movies to make them such unmitigated garbage?! Long gone are the days where "Airplane", "Space Balls", and "Young Frankenstein" set the bar for spoof comedy. Today, the terms "spoof" or "parody" are far more synonymous with "Disaster Movie", "A Haunted House", and the increasingly ...

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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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Project A (1983)

Project A (1983)

by guest contributor Simon Rogg “Project A” is an action-comedy masterpiece stuffed to the gills with stunts and set-pieces galore! Directed by and starring Jackie Chan alongside his childhood, Peking Opera ‘brothers’, Sammo Hung and Yuen Biao, it’s a period adventure set in early twentieth century Hong Kong and ...

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Kung-fu Kingdom