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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…

Xue Di Zi (The Guillotines) [2012]

Andrew Lau Wai Keung. What Happened? Just like the special-effects Wu-Xia martial arts classics like Fung Wan: Hung Ba Tin Ha (The Storm Riders) [1998], Jung wa ying…

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…

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,…

Da Xiao Jiang Hu (Just Call Me Nobody) [2010]

Like Kung Fu Hustle [2004] but with less logic, Da Xiao Jiang Hu (Just Call Me Nobody) follows the story of Wu Di (Xiao Shen Yang) a poor shoe…

Lung Fu Moon (Dragon Tiger Gate) [2006]

There is definitely something in the idea that Eastern culture doesn’t really get cheesiness. There’s a complete lack of that ‘thing’ that Westerners find so abhorrent; that ‘too…

Gwaan Wan Ceong (The Lost Bladesman) [2011]

The Chinese historical war epic is a genre that keeps re-appearing year after year. As the film studios have gotten bigger, CG has become easier, and the mainland…

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon [2000]

Before I start; I didn’t like Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon all that much. There were three main reasons for this: firstly, that I have been into Kung-Fu cinema…