Tag: Kung Fu

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Fist of Legend (Jing Wu Ying Xiong) [1994]

Fist of Legend (Jing Wu Ying Xiong) [1994] is classic Kung Fu cinema. Before writing a lengthy, gushing review; I’d like to simply, firmly, urge you to see…

Wu Dang [2012]

Directed by Patrick Leung, Wu Dang is a sort of Indiana Jones but with HK superstar Vincent Zhao (most notably Tsui Hark’s masterpiece Dao (the Blade) [1995], but…

Bu Er Shen Tan (Badges of Fury) [2013]

Bu Er Shen Tan (Badges of Fury) is a pretty typical HK zany police caper martial arts action comedy that is actually a mainland Chinese/HK co-production. It was…

Xi You Xiang Mo Pian (Journey to the West: Conquering Demons) [2013]

Xi You Xiang Mo Pian (Journey to the West: Conquering Demons) directed by (but surpirisingly not starring) Stephen Chow, takes elements of Wu Cheng’en classic, as well as…

Tian Ji: Fu Chun Shan Ju Tu (Switch) [2013]

Tian Ji: Fu Chun Shan Ju Tu (Switch) starts off as one of those rather typical HK action films, where style presides so far over substance that cohesive…

Tai Chi Zero [2012]

Tai Chi Zero was directed by the improbably youthful Stephen Fung, who has acted in many films (Gen x Cops [1999], House of Fury [2005] and 39 others),…

Man Of Tai Chi [2013]

  Kenanu [sic] Reeves has tried his hand at directing in this truly peculiar Chinese/Hong Kong/US co-produced martial arts film. Man of Tai Chi sees legendary Kung-Fu stunt…

Chinese Zodiac [2013]

By the numbers Jackie Chan third film in the Asian Hawk/Operation Condor/Armour of God series. Jackie’s character, JC, is an international thief/tech expert/adventurer/martial artist guy, who, along with…

Jianyu Jianghu (Reign of Assassins) [2010]

The promotional poster, DVD cover and most other publicity materials associated with this film boldly declare that this is ‘A JOHN WOO FILM’, but imdb tells me otherwise….

The Man with the Iron Fists [2012]

  Written and directed by the RZA (of the Wu Tang Clan), this shlock-sploitation splatterfest `70s Kung-Fu homage film seems to fit so perfectly in the Wu milieu,…