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Celebrating 45 Years of King Boxer

Craig Lines Sep 6, 2017

45 years on, we revisit King Boxer, and find a genuinely great martial arts movie...

Asian martial arts are now deeply embedded in western pop culture, but this wasn’t always the case. In fact, it wasn’t really until the early 1970s that they made the transition into the mainstream, thanks in no small part to the release of a film called King Boxer. Of course, nothing occurs in a vacuum. By the late 1960s, martial arts were already being taught more widely in the west. Bruce Lee was making waves with his role in The Green Hornet (although his martial arts films, while huge in Hong Kong, were yet to break the Us market). James Bond had a ninja encounter in 1967’s You Only Live Twice. Kung Fu, the seminal ABC series starring David Carradine, hit TVs across America in 1972. The west was primed and ready
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30 Amazing Wu Xia Movies To Enjoy

When I think of Wu Xia movies, I immediately think of Shaw Brothers and the many classic they have made over the years. What I love about this genre is many things, the Swordplay, The Characters, Story lines, Setting, Costumes and much more.

Wu Xia, traditionally is a form of literature. But after high demand over the years it’s become involoved in many art forms such as Movies, Opera, Video Games and beyond. This list of 30 Wu Xia movies listed, i hope you’ll like and want to thank my friend Richard Robinson for contributing to the list. If we missed any classics out, its most probably because we honestly forgot at that time or maybe we haven’t seen all the classic Wu Xia movies so far, anyway enjoy the list and let us know what you thought in the commen box at the bottom.

1.Have Sword Will Travel (1969)

Cast: David Chiang,
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100 Great Kung Fu Movies – Part 5 (20-1)

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 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 time to have a look at my 100 Great Kung Fu movie list and feel free to add any movies in the comment box if they don’t make my list (I have probably forgotten many movies).

Number 1 is based on the choreography and overall movie which to me is a prime example of of
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List Of 10 Kung Fu Movies You Need To Have Watched – Part 10

Like millions of you around the world, i love Kung Fu movies. It is the only real genre that keeps me going back for more and that is why i will always love Kung Fu movies.

I know many of you have probably seen many of the movies i will post about, but this is also for anyone new to the genre of Kung Fu and even Swordplay and looking for other movies to enjoy. I hope you enjoy the movies i have listed and please feel free to comment about any of the movies. Part 1-9 also on the website to check out.

1.Boxer From Shantung (1972)

Studio: Shaw Brothers

Director: Chang Cheh, Pao Hsueh Lieh

Cast: Chen Kuan Tai, David Chiang, Cheng Li, Cheng Hong Yip, Ku Feng

Fight Choreographer(s): Lau Kar Leung, Lau Kar Wing, Chan Chuen, Tong Gaai

 

2.Once Upon A Time In China II (1992)

Studio: Film Workshop,
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Blind Massage sweeps Golden Horse awards

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Blind Massage sweeps Golden Horse awards
Lou Ye’s Blind Massage was the big winner at this year’s Golden Horse Awards in Taiwan, scooping six prizes including best film and best new performer for Zhang Lei.Scroll down for full list of winners

The mainland China production also won best adapted screenplay (Ma Yingli), best cinematography (Zeng Jian), best film editing (Kong Jinlei, Jolin Zhu) and best sound effects (Fu Kang).

Ann Hui won best director for historical biopic The Golden Era, while best original screenplay went to Yee Chih-yen for Meeting Dr Sun.

Chen Jianbin won best new director and best actor for A Fool, along with best supporting actor for Paradise In Service, which also took the best supporting actress prize for Regina Wan’s performance. Chen Hsiang-chi took best actress for Exit.

Fruit Chan’s The Midnight After won best visual effects and Liu Qiang was awarded best art direction for Black Coal, Thin Ice. Brotherhood
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List Of 10 Kung Fu Movies You Need To Have Watched – Part 5

Like millions of you around the world, i love Kung Fu movies. It is the only real genre that keeps me going back for more and that is why i will always love Kung Fu movies.

I know many of you have probably seen many of the movies i will post about, but this is also for anyone new to the genre of Kung Fu and even Swordplay and looking for other movies to enjoy. I hope you enjoy the movies i have listed and please feel free to comment about any of the movies.

1.Kickboxer 黃飛鴻之鬼腳七 (1993)

Director: Wu Ma

Cast: Yuen Biao, Yuen Wah, Yen Shi Kwan, Wu Ma, Shirley Lui, Tai Bo

Fight Choreographer(s): Yuen Biao, Yuen Mao

Studio: Regal Films Co. Ltd.

2.The Rebellious Reign 雍正与年羹尧 (1980)

Director: Fong Cheung

Cast: Norman Chu, Jimmy Lee Fong, Kwan Yung Moon, Chan Wai Lau, Alan Chui

Fight Choreographer
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Taipei Factory II wraps in Taiwan

Taipei Factory II wraps in Taiwan
Taipei Factory II, co-produced by Taipei Film Commission and Italy’s Rai Cinema, has wrapped in Taipei.

Comprising three shorts directed by Taiwan’s Cho Li, Hou Chi-jan and Hsieh Chun-yi, the project features Italian actors including Margot Sikabonyi (lead actress in Cho Li’s Soap Opera), Marco Foschi (lead actor in Hsieh’s Luca), and Michele Cesari (lead actor in Hou’s The Thrill is Gone).

The project was executive produced by leading Taiwanese producers Lee Lieh and Yeh Jufeng, who attended a press conference in Taipei to introduce the project on May 21. The event was also attended by Chang Chin-oh, deputy mayor of Taipei City; Mario Palma, representative of the Italian Economic, Trade and Cultural Promotion Office in Taipei; and representatives from local sponsors and post-production companies.

The first installment in the Taipei Factory series – directed by Singing Chen, Shen Ko-shang, Midi Z and Chang Jung-chi – was presented at last year’s Directors’ Fortnight
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List Of 10 Kung Fu Movies You Need To Have Watched – Part 2

Like millions of you around the world, i love Kung Fu movies. It is the only real genre that keeps me going back for more and that is why i will always love Kung Fu movies.

I know many of you have probably seen many of the movies i will post about, but this is also for anyone new to the genre of Kung Fu and even Swordplay and looking for other movies to enjoy. I hope you enjoy the movies i have listed and please feel free to comment about any of the movies.

Crippled Avengers (1978)

Studio: Shaw Brothers

Director: Chang Cheh

Cast: The Vemons, Chen Kuan Tai, Johnny Wang, Dick Wei

Action Director(s): Lu Feng, Robert Tai, Chiang Sheng

Five Elements Ninjas (1982)

Studio: Shaw Brothers

Director: Chang Cheh

Cast: Ricky Cheng, Lo Meng, Chan Wai Man, Wong Wai Tong

Action Director(s): Ricky Cheng Tien Chi,
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King Of Kung Fu: My Top 25 Golden Harvest Movies (10 – 1)

This is the top 10, a list i found really hard to decide has i love them all. Number 1 was chosen for a few reasons, it’s the movie that really got me into Kung Fu flicks, i have probably watched it more than any other movie and enjoy it every time, so that deserves to be my number 1.

10:Once Upon A Time In China 2

Cast:Jet Li, Donnie Yen, Rosamund Kwan, David Chiang, Max Mok

9:Knockabout

Cast:Sammo Hung, Yuen Biao, Leung Kar Yan, Lau Kar Wing

8:Dragons Forever

Cast:Jackie Chan, Sammo Hung, Yuen Biao, Benny The Jet, Yuen Wah, Billy Chow

7:Drunken Master 2

Cast:Jackie Chan, Ken Lo, Ti Lung, Andy Lau, Anita Mui

6:Fist Of Fury

Cast:Bruce Lee, Nora Miao, Tien Feng, Riki Hashimoto, Robert Baker

5:Warriors Two

Cast:Sammo Hung, Leung Kar Yan, Fung Hak On, Lau Kar Wing, Lee Hoi San,
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King Of Kung Fu: My Top 25 Golden Harvest Movies (10 – 1)

This is the top 10, a list i found really hard to decide has i love them all. Number 1 was chosen for a few reasons, it’s the movie that really got me into Kung Fu flicks, i have probably watched it more than any other movie and enjoy it every time, so that deserves to be my number 1.

10:Once Upon A Time In China 2

Cast:Jet Li, Donnie Yen, Rosamund Kwan, David Chiang, Max Mok

9:Knockabout

Cast:Sammo Hung, Yuen Biao, Leung Kar Yan, Lau Kar Wing

8:Dragons Forever

Cast:Jackie Chan, Sammo Hung, Yuen Biao, Benny The Jet, Yuen Wah, Billy Chow

7:Drunken Master 2

Cast:Jackie Chan, Ken Lo, Ti Lung, Andy Lau, Anita Mui

6:Fist Of Fury

Cast:Bruce Lee, Nora Miao, Tien Feng, Riki Hashimoto, Robert Baker

5:Warriors Two

Cast:Sammo Hung, Leung Kar Yan, Fung Hak On, Lau Kar Wing, Lee Hoi San,
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King Of Kung Fu: My Top 25 Golden Harvest Movies (25 – 11)

This is a run down of my favorite movies from the Golden Harvest studio. I had a tough time choosing the order, which i changed quiet a few times. So i hope you enjoy my list and i understand everyone has there own favorites and own list, so enjoy and let me know your favorites in the comment box at the bottom of the page.

25:The Young Master

Cast:Jackie Chan, Yuen Biao, Wang In Sik, Wai Pak, Lily Li, Sek Kin

24:Broken Oath

Cast:Angela Mao, Bruce Liang, Sammo Hung, Dean Shek

23:Hapkido

Cast:Angela Mao, Sammo Hung, Carter Wong, Wang In Sik

22:Way Of The Dragon

Cast:Bruce Lee, Chuck Norris, Bob Wall

21:On The Run

Cast:Yuen Biao, Pat Ha, Yuen Wah, Lo Lieh, Philip Ko

20:Duel To The Death

Cast:Norman Chu, Damian Lau, Eddie Ko, Casanova Wong

19:Mr.Vampire

Cast:Lam Ching Ying, Moon Lee,
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King Of Kung Fu: My Top 25 Golden Harvest Movies (25 – 11)

This is a run down of my favorite movies from the Golden Harvest studio. I had a tough time choosing the order, which i changed quiet a few times. So i hope you enjoy my list and i understand everyone has there own favorites and own list, so enjoy and let me know your favorites in the comment box at the bottom of the page.

25:The Young Master

Cast:Jackie Chan, Yuen Biao, Wang In Sik, Wai Pak, Lily Li, Sek Kin

24:Broken Oath

Cast:Angela Mao, Bruce Liang, Sammo Hung, Dean Shek

23:Hapkido

Cast:Angela Mao, Sammo Hung, Carter Wong, Wang In Sik

22:Way Of The Dragon

Cast:Bruce Lee, Chuck Norris, Bob Wall

21:On The Run

Cast:Yuen Biao, Pat Ha, Yuen Wah, Lo Lieh, Philip Ko

20:Duel To The Death

Cast:Norman Chu, Damian Lau, Eddie Ko, Casanova Wong

19:Mr.Vampire

Cast:Lam Ching Ying, Moon Lee,
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‘Brothers Five’ forgets about brotherly love amidst some brilliant set pieces

Brothers Five

Written by Ni Kuang and Lo Wei

Directed by Lo Wei

Hong Kong, 1970

One of the commonly celebrated phenomena in human society is when several individuals, previously strangers to one another, come together in order to achieve a common goal, be it professional, to thwart a threat, create or accomplish something that speaks to each on an emotional level. The commonalities that bond humans must sometimes be learned the hard way, therefore making them feel all the more precious when they bring people together, which speaks volumes about the human spirit. Not all goals are of equal measure of course, but regardless of what evokes the aforementioned feeling of connectedness, the results are sure to satisfy. Lo Wei’s 1970 film Brothers Five, which has five young men of various talents discover their blood bond and seek revenge for the death of their father….completely avoids exploring that theme in favour of wall-to-wall action.
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‘The Magnificent Swordsman’ collects from other classics to create its own special identity

The Magnificent Swordsman

Written by Ko Jui-Fen

Directed by Griffin Yueh Feng and Ching Gong

Hong Kong, 1968

At what point should movie watchers applaud a film which borrows heavily from other familiar sources for the quality of the filmmaking and when is it too apparent that said film is incapable of overcoming the fatal flaw that can be the lack of originality? It is a tricky question to say the least, one interested in the very slippery slope of homages, remakes, nods and the like in the realm of cinema. If one is being honest, there exists no singular answer encompassing all variations of circumstances under which directors, writers and producers are either playfully playing tribute to other material or rather unashamedly ripping off of it. Even in the latter category, provided the new film is of quality and possesses just enough of its own identity, does there still exist
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Kingofkungfu – Top 40 Kung Fu Movies (70′S) 10-1

This is a run down of my Top 40 kung fu movies of the 1970′s. There were so many great films in this era, i just hope i do this list some justice. The movies chosen are just my personal choice, i understand others might have different views.

Any of the movies that make the Top 40 list must have something special to make it in the first place. So i hope you enjoy my Top 40 Kung Fu movies and some of your favorite movies are in there also.

Here it is, my top 10 kung fu movies of the 70′s. I have really enjoyed putting this list together and whatever ends up as number 1 will also count to the impact that movie as had all over the world since it was released.

10.Disciples Of Shaolin (1975)

Starring: Fu Sheng, Chi Kuan Chun, Fung Hak On, Kong Do

Fu Sheng stars as Kuan Feng-yi,
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Shaw Brothers Saturdays: Sadly, ‘The One Armed Swordsman’ cannot overcome all of his handicaps

The One Armed Swordsman

Directed by Chang Cheh

Written by Chang Cheh and Kuang Ni

Hong Kong, 1967

One knows exactly when it has happened. Any movie aficionado is familiar with that odd feeling which takes over when one has watched a film that manages to overcome its flaws and provide some solid entertainment despite it all. There is no hiding that the film is imperfect. Some of the flaws may be glaring, but what it does well, it does marvellously. This is the sentiment felt while watching one of director Chang Cheh’s more popular films, 1967′s The One Armed Swordsman. More than once a sense of exhilaration washes over like a tidal wave, which thankfully made up for the moments which floundered. For this reason, one salutes director Chang Che, who pulls off quite the job even though his film is hampered, at times, by a strange script and really bogus storytelling methods.
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