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Neil Rayment was treated in hospital when he received a hand injury during the zone 2 fight sequence with the three ninjas on a roof facing Hammersmith Bridge. Though the injury itself was not serious, it did subsequently reveal a potentially dangerous blood clot that had formed in his hand after the previous day's heavy fighting. The clot caused his finger to split and bleed profusely so that his twin brother Adrian Rayment was called to set and doubled for him for the duration of the scene. See more »
Two years ago there had never been a British Martial feature film, now there are several completed and others soon to be completed. We always had world class fighters, who have been winning and bringing back the medals in nearly ever discipline at the hightest levels. Now with the explosion in production of martial arts films and reality tounrament and combat TV shows in Britian, the UK has now become the centre of attention and taken a giant leap onto the world stage as a new hotbed of talent, before and behind the camera, which has enabled the producers of F.I.S.T. to fully realize the script's full potential. Without that firm competitve base and the national explosion of UK production F.I.S.T. would never have had to really push the envelope, because without the competition, we really would not have been challenged and driven to making the truly wild and original all action battle fest that has gestated and mutated over the years of production into what has become F.I.S.T. A truly national effort for which we are truly thankful. See more »
I got to watch a preview copy of this, my mate worked at the post house where this movie was on-lined, so I got to watch it through with him when he'd finished work. Considering it's low budget, there are a some exceptional special fx shots, a cool car jump and a and some lovely stunts, i.e. the motor bike accident. The martial-arts are excellent, old-school, no ramped fighting scenes, with some very nice clean combat sequences which haven't been cut and re-cut like some movies to make them work, great to see some long takes where the action and skills of the fighters are clearly evident, the roof fight is really quite epic. Elizabeth Tan plays Andromeda a very, very sexy alien Ambassador sent to Earth to help prepare the Earth team. Instead of having freaky gills or blue skin or whatever to show she isn't human, she has simply the capability to grow her hair at will and to use it as if it was another limb for her body, very cool, very clever and kinda erotic in a fetishistic way. Disappointed that the Aliens weren't more pro-active in the combat but I guess budgetary restraints prevented expansion in this area. On the whole though if you like like me your martial-arts, there's dozens of well choreographed stylish fight sequences, an enjoyable romp, kind of retro in style but refreshing in it's delivery. Recommended for martial-arts aficionado's everywhere, kids are going to eat this up if the film gets a PG certificate.
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