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100 Great Kung Fu Movies – Part 3 (59-40)

27 June 2015 3:46 PM, PDT | AsianMoviePulse | See recent AsianMoviePulse news »

When it comes to making features like this one, i love the idea of coming up with my own personal “100 Great Kung Fu Movies” of all time. It is tough choosing just 100 because you know there are many more great Kung Fu movies that are not on the list.

I have decided that to make the list, a movie must have a few hand to hand moments during fight scenes in the movies chosen. If for example its mainly sword play with one fight scene hand to hand it won’t make the list. Its old school “style” Kung Fu movies, not modern day settings.

I understand everyone will have their own personal favorites and some may not agree with my list and that’s fine because it’s nice to have different opinions on this genre which keeps it fresh and alive when having good debates.

Anyway, thank you »

- kingofkungfu

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100 Great Kung Fu Movies – Part 1/5 (100-80)

25 June 2015 2:22 PM, PDT | AsianMoviePulse | See recent AsianMoviePulse news »

When it comes to making features like this one, i love the idea of coming up with my own personal “100 Great Kung Fu Movies” of all time. It is tough choosing just 100 because you know there are many more great Kung Fu movies that are not on the list.

I have decided that to make the list, a movie must have a few hand to hand fight scenes in the movies chosen. If for example its mainly sword play with one fight scene hand to hand it won’t make the list. Its old school “style” Kung Fu movies, not modern day settings.

I understand everyone will have their own personal favorites and some may not agree with my list and that’s fine because it’s nice to have different opinions on this genre which keeps it fresh and alive when having good debates.

Anyway, thank you for taking »

- kingofkungfu

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Movie Review – Skin Trade (2014)

28 May 2015 7:20 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Skin Trade, 2014.

Directed by Ekachai Uekrongtham.

Starring Dolph Lundgren, Tony Jaa, Ron Perlman, Peter Weller, Michael Jai White and Celina Jade.

Synopsis:

After his family is killed by a Serbian gangster with international interests, NYC detective Nick goes to S.E. Asia and teams up with a Thai detective to get revenge and destroy the syndicates human trafficking network.

This long gestating passion project for Dolph Lundgren has finally come to fruition. Originally conceived around 7 years ago when Lundgren read a news story about human trafficking, he’s had a long road waiting for the right circumstances to get the film made. Initially the plot was to take place between New York and Eastern Europe, and at one point even Steven Seagal was tentatively rumoured as a co-star. However after working in Thailand on a film with Tony Jaa (the yet unreleased, A Man Will Rise) Lundgren decided his co-star »

- Gary Collinson

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Kung Fu Killer – The Review

27 May 2015 6:28 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

A martial arts instructor (Donny Yen) convicted of killing someone in a duel is released from prison by a tough as nails woman Police Lt. (Charlie Yeung) in order to help catch a serial killer, who is targeting master martial arts fighters.

A very simple setup leads to a multi themed action movie that is both old school kung fu and a post modern Valentine to the kind of action films that used to dominate Hong Kong film studios like Shaw Brothers and Golden Harvest.

Kung Fu Killer is a fight filled action movie, and as you would expect the fight scenes are excellent, Donny Yen is probably the best martial arts actor in Hong Kong right now. It is also a police procedural with the Hong Kong police doing all the forensics and lead tracking and high tech surveillance we are now used to from Hollywood, European and Asian crime films. »

- Sam Moffitt

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100 Essential Action Scenes: Swordfights

27 May 2015 8:00 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Sound on Sight undertook a massive project, compiling ranked lists of the most influential, unforgettable, and exciting action scenes in all of cinema. There were hundreds of nominees spread across ten different categories and a multi-week voting process from 11 of our writers. The results: 100 essential set pieces, sequences, and scenes from blockbusters to cult classics to arthouse obscurities.    

Sword fights, like one-on-one fights, target the emotion and power of each individual fighter, but are amplified by the extension of their weapon. Whereas one-on-one fights test the might and bronze of our competitors, sword fights add an extra element of intelligence and skill. A fighter can scrape by through luck in a brawl of fists, but a sword (and knife) fight exposes the true strengths and weaknesses of its opponents.

 

10. Rob Roy (1995) – No quarter asked, no quarter given

Roger Ebert called the final duel between Rob Roy (Liam Neeson, in a »

- Shane Ramirez

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Unofficial Prequels: Films That May Have Been Prequels but You Didn’t Know It

24 May 2015 6:10 PM, PDT | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

 Do some films get made as secret sequels to unconnected earlier films, turning those older films into prequels? It may just be random coincidence, but some movies seems to work perfectly as continuations of earlier, unrelated films. The earlier films may not be official prequels, and they weren’t made by the same people—or even the same studio—but there are hints, if you look for them, which indicate that later filmmakers possibly looked at earlier projects and secretly wrote their newer films as informal sequels to those prior hits. Or maybe this is all just unplanned happenstance. Look at our list and see what you think.

 

Fight Club is a prequel to the Dark Knight: The theory is that the unnamed narrator (Edward Norton) of Fight Club goes on to become the Joker (Heath Ledger) in the Dark Knight. The evidence for this…The narrator of Fight Club »

- feeds@cinelinx.com (Rob Young)

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100 Essential Action Scenes: One vs. Many Fights

21 May 2015 8:00 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Sound on Sight undertook a massive project, compiling ranked lists of the most influential, unforgettable, and exciting action scenes in all of cinema. There were hundreds of nominees spread across ten different categories and a multi-week voting process from 11 of our writers. The results: 100 essential set pieces, sequences, and scenes from blockbusters to cult classics to arthouse obscurities.    

You know an action hero is the baddest of badasses when he or she walks in and the room goes silent. The drug lord’s bodyguards, the mastermind’s henchmen, or even the foolhardy pack of drunkards outside a roadside bar stand at attention, ready for a challenge. It’s just one person. This shouldn’t be too hard. Seconds later, they’re on the ground nursing bruises, or worse, stumps where their arms and legs used to be. The One vs. Many Fight is the chance for the hero to prove »

- Shane Ramirez

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100 Essential Action Scenes: One on One Fights

19 May 2015 11:28 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Sound on Sight undertook a massive project, compiling ranked lists of the most influential, unforgettable, and exciting action scenes in all of cinema. There were hundreds of nominees spread across ten different categories and a multi-week voting process from 11 of our writers. The results: 100 essential set pieces, sequences, and scenes from blockbusters to cult classics to arthouse obscurities.    

A good fight scene is built into the fabric of an action film such that you can sense it coming like a storm on the horizon. It’s in the details of the opponents: the cracking of knuckles, the puffing of chests, the staredowns that say, “It’s about to go down.” A good fight scene makes you want to cover your eyes yet is impossible to look away from. You get tingly waiting for the violence to erupt, and if it’s done its job, you come away dizzy, invigorated, or even nauseated. »

- Shane Ramirez

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Have kung fu films lost their punch?

28 April 2015 12:57 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Since its heyday, kung fu seems to be giving way to other action genres, but could it be making a comeback?

There was a time when everyone was indeed kung fu fighting. Films belonging to the genre, made popular in the 1970s by the late Bruce Lee, helped to boost Hong Kong cinema, not to mention the careers of various Chinese actors such as Jackie Chan, Sammo Hung and Jet Li. However, in recent years, it seems that the kung fu film is losing the raw bad-assery that fans have grown up watching. As martial arts films are now evolving to feature more computer animation and culture rather than pure, unadulterated violence, has kung fu lost its touch?

The first kung fu film dates back to the late 1930s, when folk heroes and famed martial artists Fong Sai-Yuk and Wong Fei-Hung were immortalised for the first time (they would »

- simonbrew

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5 Awesome End Fight Scenes – Part 4

13 April 2015 3:01 AM, PDT | AsianMoviePulse | See recent AsianMoviePulse news »

What we lack more and more these days are epic fight scenes in the final part of kung Fu/Martial Art movies. We have seen less and less one on one fight scenes in the final battle over the past 15-20 years, which is a shame but we have seen recently a few flicks bringing that winning formula back.

I want to name a few of my favorite end fight scenes and please feel free to comment below, your favorite fight scenes and maybe they will be added to the future features. I only add fight scenes which i can find the clips for on youtube, so some classics might not be added to the lists.

1.Drunken Master 2 (1994)

Cast:Jackie Chan, Lau Kar Leung, Ti Lung, Anita Mui, Ken Lo, Andy Lau, Mark Houghton

Fight Choreographer: Lau Kar Leung, Jackie Chan

2.Ong Bak 2 (2008)

Cast:Tony Jaa, Nirut Sirichanya, Sorapong Chatree, »

- kingofkungfu

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5 Awesome End Fight Scenes – Part 2

9 April 2015 6:13 AM, PDT | AsianMoviePulse | See recent AsianMoviePulse news »

What we lack more and more these days are epic fight scenes in the final part of kung Fu/Martial Art movies. We have seen less and less one on one fight scenes in the final battle over the past 15-20 years, which is a shame but we have seen recently a few flicks bringing that winning formula back.

I want to name a few of my favorite end fight scenes and please feel free to comment below, your favorite fight scenes and maybe they will be added to the future features.

 

Hitman In The Hand Of Buddha

1.Hitman In The Hand Of Buddha (1981)

Cast:Hwang Jang Lee, Eddie Ko, Tino Wong Cheung, Meng Hoi, Fan Mei Sheng, Corey Yuen

Fight Choreographer:Meng Hoi, Corey Yuen, Chin Yuet Sang

 

Fist Of legend

2.Fist of Legend (1994)

Cast:Jet Li, Chin Siu Ho, Billy Chow, Yasuaki Kurata, Shinobu Nakayama

Fight Choreographer: Yuen Woo Ping

 

Kickboxer

3.Kickboxer (1993)

Cast:Yuen Biao, »

- kingofkungfu

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Jason Statham on Expendables future: 'I'll do as many as Sly wants'

1 April 2015 12:38 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Jason Statham has questioned how much longer the Expendables franchise can last, while also affirming his interest in more sequels.

The actor has starred alongside action movie icons Sylvester Stallone, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Jet Li as a group of ageing mercenaries on international missions.

Former Bond actor Pierce Brosnan and Hulk Hogan are among the stars rumoured to be involved in an Expendables 4, with an all-female spinoff and television series also in the works.

Statham acknowledged in a recent interview with IGN that the franchise can only continue if fans are engaged with the characters and storylines.

"It's not my thing to dream up the ideas and what's in store," he cautioned. "One – do I want to do another one? Two – are people tired of it already? You don't know!"

Statham went on to say: "Working with Sylvester Stallone is beyond a 'pinch yourself' moment. I remember growing up watching his films. »

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WTFilms takes martial arts drama 'The Golden Cane Warrior'

25 March 2015 | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Paris-based WTFilms has picked up worldwide rights to Indonesian martial arts drama The Golden Cane Warrior in association with Backup Media.

Produced by Mira Lesmana and directed by Ifa Isfansyah, the film tells the story of two student fighters who, after their master is killed, set out to find the Golden Cane relic before it falls into the wrong hands.

The cast includes Christine Hakim, Eva Celia Latjuba, Nicholas Saputra and Reza Rahadian.

Fight scenes were choreographed by Xion Xin Xin, who has worked with Jet Li and Jackie Chan.

WTFilms is playing a trailer for buyers at Hong Kong’s Filmart and is planning an international premiere at a festival soon.

“My partner and I are big fans of Asian action films so we are very happy to partner with our friends at Backup Media on this high-quality, traditional and exotic adventure,” said WTFilmsGregory Chambet. »

- lizshackleton@gmail.com (Liz Shackleton)

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Orange Sky Golden Harvest Celebrates 45th Anniversary With Expansion Plans

20 March 2015 10:40 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Golden Harvest once presided over the most powerful film production and distribution operations in Asia. The Hong Kong-based company’s stars included Bruce Lee, Jackie Chan and Jet Li.

But as times have changed the firm wound down its production activities and reinvented itself as a diversified movie theater operator. An initial focus on Southeast Asia has given way to a growing emphasis on mainland China.

In restructuring, Golden Harvest has attempted to ride one of the great bull market runs in world cinema.

From a standing start at the turn of the millennium, the Chinese film exhibition scene has gone from its first multiplex to some 25,000 screens by the end of 2015, and from a gross box office the same size as tiny Hong Kong or Singapore to a $5 billion theatrical market in 2014. (Official government data shows 1,015 cinema complexes were opened across China in 2014, delivering 5,397 new screens — an average of »

- Patrick Frater

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Jet Li Faces The Supernatural In Fengshen Yanyi

15 March 2015 4:26 PM, PDT | AsianMoviePulse | See recent AsianMoviePulse news »

Also known as: Investiture of the Gods, The Apotheosis of Heroes, The Canonization of the Gods

Fengshen Yanyi is the latest movie which will feature legend Jet Li going up against the supernatural, something even i did not see coming (But im glad it did). The director will be Wilson Yip (Ip Man), the movie will be based on the 16th-century Chinese novel by Xu Zhonglin about a declining Shang Dynasty set in (1600 BC–1046 BC) and the rise of the Zhou Dynasty (1046 BC–256 BC).

Plot:

The novel is a romanticised retelling of the overthrow of King Zhou, the last ruler of the Shang dynasty, by Ji Fa, who would establish the Zhou dynasty in place of Shang. The story integrates oral and written tales of many Chinese mythological figures who are involved in the struggle as well. These figures include human heroes, immortals and various spirits (usually represented in avatar form like vixens, »

- kingofkungfu

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Rise of the Legend: Wong Fei Hung Returns

13 March 2015 6:16 PM, PDT | AsianMoviePulse | See recent AsianMoviePulse news »

I just had the opportunity to check out Rise of the Legend, the latest in the pantheon of Wong Fei Hung movies that fans (like me) have enjoyed over the years. From Kwan Tak Hing, to Liu Chia Hui, to Jackie Chan, Jet Li, Zhao Wen Zho, Chin Kar Lok; Fei Hung was even played by a girl in one of my favorite films, Iron Monkey (‘93.) Angie Tsang played a young Wong Fei Hung in one of my favorite (actually) depictions of the character in that film. My personal favorite Wong Fei Hung was Jet Li, but this new kid might just have the goods, so to speak, Eddie Peng brings a youth and grittiness to the character that I honestly haven’t seen before. You may know Eddie Peng as perhaps the most interesting part of the Kung Fu Hero/Zero series, playing the villain Fang Zi Jing. I have to say, »

- Robert Jefferson

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Matt Damon & Willem Dafoe Join the Cast of The Great Wall

12 March 2015 6:51 AM, PDT | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

With filming set to begin at the end of this month, Legendary Pictures has announced the cast for the upcoming film, The Great Wall, which will be one of the largest films ever shot entirely within in China.  Come inside to learn more.  

I'd love to tell you more about The Great Wall, but right now we just don't have the information on what it will be about.  The only description we have so far is this: "Zhang Yimou is directing the story of an elite force making a last stand for humanity on the world’s most iconic structure."  That's a pretty basic plot description, but we Do know who will be starring in the film, thanks to a press release that dropped early this morning.  Check it out: 

Legendary Pictures announced today the principal cast for The Great Wall, the upcoming film production which is set to be »

- feeds@cinelinx.com (Jordan Maison)

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The Zen of Kung Fu Flicks

6 March 2015 4:42 PM, PST | AsianMoviePulse | See recent AsianMoviePulse news »

I love Martial Arts films, or better yet, Asian action cinema in general; Kung Fu, Ninjas, Samurai, Thai Boxing, Gun Fu, and my latest love: Silat. As escapist fun goes, nothing makes me happier than a good chop socky, hell, even a bad chop socky is not without its charm. A laughable plot, weird and esoteric fighting styles, and of course, terrible dubbing can be just as much fun as watching Shaolin Monks practice ancient techniques, that, if you were quick enough, and maybe had a knack, you could even learn a real move or two. “Old School” kung fu flicks always spoke to me because of the sense of respect and honor portrayed in the character of the hero, but more importantly, the idea that an individual could develop his body and mind and achieve feats of greatness.

Saturday afternoons in Philly only offered college sports, which I wasn’t into as a kid, »

- Robert Jefferson

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Star Wars Actor Ford Injured in Plane Accident in Los Angeles Area

5 March 2015 4:43 PM, PST | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Harrison Ford injured in plane accident (image: Harrison Ford as Colonel Graff in 'Ender's Game') Star Wars and Raiders of the Lost Ark actor Harrison Ford was supposed to be in critical condition – later reports have upgraded that to "fair" or "stable" condition – following an accident with a small airplane on Los Angeles' Westside. Earlier this afternoon (March 5, 2015), a vintage, one-engine two-seater crash landed at the Penmar Golf Course, located in the Los Angeles suburb of Venice, not far from the Pacific Ocean and just west of Santa Monica Airport. Its pilot, 72-year-old Harrison Ford, was found "seriously" injured. He was alone on the plane. There were no injuries on the ground. As explained in the Los Angeles Times, "fire officials would not identify the victim of the crash but said he was conscious and breathing when paramedics arrived." Ford was later transported to an unidentified hospital. Eleven »

- Zac Gille

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The Expendables Take Aim At TV

5 March 2015 4:08 PM, PST | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

With three movies of varying quality and box-office success out there (and more in development), you'd think that Sylvester Stallone would be quite happy with the amount of Expendables in the world. Yet he, along with producer Avi Lerner and Lionsgate have made a deal with the Us Fox network to craft an “event” series (read: along the lines of 24: Live Another Day) based on the gun-toting franchise to hit small screens. But with the change in venue comes a scaled-down line-up: gone are the likes of Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jason Statham, Jet Li, Terry Crews and Dolph Lundgren and here come... Well, we don’t exactly know, as no actors have been so much as wishlisted yet, but Deadline reports that the project will likely be stocked with a Who’s Who of older, iconic telly action types and possibly some of the current crop (the Strike Back team, »

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