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The Man with the Iron Fists -- Quentin Tarantino presents The Man with the Iron Fists, starring Russell Crowe, RZA and Lucy Liu. The Unrated Extended Edition includes jaw-dropping martial arts action not seen in theaters.
The Man with the Iron Fists -- In feudal China, a blacksmith who makes weapons for a small village is put in the position where he must defend himself and his fellow villagers.
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Seven clans, a fortune in gold. Let the battle begin. See more »
On the hunt for a fabled treasure of gold, a band of warriors, assassins, and a rogue British soldier descend upon a village in feudal China, where a humble blacksmith looks to defend himself and his fellow villagers. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Directed by
Writing credits
RZA (story)

RZA (screenplay) (as The RZA) and
Eli Roth (screenplay)

Produced by
Marc Abraham .... producer
Thomas A. Bliss .... executive producer
Joe Carlone .... associate producer
Jamie Donaldson .... co-financer
Tom Karnowski .... executive producer
Kristel Laiblin .... executive producer
Eric Newman .... producer
Eli Roth .... producer
Doris Tse .... executive producer
Original Music by
Howard Drossin 
Cinematography by
Chi Ying Chan 
Film Editing by
Joe D'Augustine 
Casting by
Denise Chamian 
Production Design by
Drew Boughton 
Art Direction by
Horace Kwong Wing Ma 
Costume Design by
Thomas Chong 
Makeup Department
Erin Ayanian .... makeup artist: Lucy Liu
Howard Berger .... special makeup effects
Wenli Feng .... makeup artist
Jake Garber .... special makeup effects (as Jacob Garber)
Rena Grady .... makeup artist
Jake McKinnon .... special makeup effects
Greg Nicotero .... special makeup effects
Aileen Seaton .... makeup & hair designer
Production Management
Christopher Bates .... production supervisor
Irene Chan .... line production supervisor
Kim Hung Fan .... unit production manager
John Portnoy .... post-production supervisor
Cj Stewart .... post-production manager: Post Matters
April YeFang .... production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Joe Chan .... second assistant director (as Joe Chan Chi Ho)
Thomas Chow .... first assistant director (as Thomas Chow Wai Kwan)
Ban Jiang Ku Er .... on-set assistant director (as Ku Er Ban Jiang)
Pauline Ling Sun .... second assistant director: second unit (as Pauline Sun Ling)
Felicia Tang .... first assistant director: second unit (as Feli Tang)
Huan Yang .... second second assistant director: second unit (as Yang Huan)
Allison Lok Kam Yuen .... second second assistant director (as Allison Yuen Lok Kam)
Art Department
Bo Zhang .... concept artist
Bo Zhang .... storyboard artist
Sound Department
Erik Aadahl .... sound designer
Joshua Adeniji .... foley editor
Odin Benitez .... supervising sound editor
Scott Brewster .... adr recordist
Steve Chan .... sound
Robert Dehn .... sound studio manager
Derek Deitz .... foley mixer
Chris Diebold .... assistant sound editor
Trevor Gates .... additional sound editor
Trevor Gates .... foley mixer
Jason Gaya .... adr mixer
Ginger Geary .... foley artist
George Hauty .... assistant sound editor
Angela Hemingway .... adr editor
Xun Huang .... sound mixer: second unit
Steven Iba .... sound effects editor
Damiano Marchese .... dialogue editor
John Marquis .... supervising sound editor
Jordan O'Neill .... datasat sound mastering engineer
Eliza Pollack Zebert .... adr editor
Spencer Schwieterman .... foley mixer
Danial Shimiaei .... Feature Trailer Sound Re-Recording Engineer
Marc Tan Li-Shen .... second boom operator
Kelly Vockel .... assistant sound editor
Jonathan Wales .... sound re-recording mixer
Bernard Weiser .... supervising dialogue editor (as Barnard Weiser)
Christopher T. Welch .... adr editor (as Chris Welch)
Pedro Jimenez .... trailer re-recording mixer (uncredited)
Jon Krupp .... sound: trailer (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Shing Chan .... special effects foreman (as Chan Shing)
Yau Ting Lam .... special effects foreman (as Lam Yau Ting)
Wai Kit Lau .... special effects supervisor (as Arthur Lau Wai Kit)
Dirk Rogers .... special effects tech: K.N.B. efx group
Visual Effects by
Travis Baumann .... digital compositor: Gradient FX
Cecil Man Ching Cheng .... visual effects producer
Tarn Fox .... visual effects producer: Post Matters
Blane Granstaff .... digital compositor
Brock Jolet .... digital compositor
Emir Karasakal .... visual effects artist
Jesse Landry .... visual effects artist: Post Matters
Joseph Langdale .... visual effects artist: Post Matters
Wai Kwong Lo .... senior animator (lighting and compositing ) (as Ken Lo)
Don Ma .... visual effects supervisor
James Owens .... visual effects editor
Sharina Radia .... visual effects producer: Gradient FX
James A. Reed .... rotoscoping artist
Persis Reynolds .... visual effects producer: Gradient Effects
Michael Rung .... digital compositor
Dustin Seltzer .... digital compositor
D.J. Shea .... visual effects supervisor: Post Matters
Prasanna Siddharthan .... digital compositor: Gradient Effects
Olcun Tan .... visual effects supervisor: Gradient Effects
Thomas Tannenberger .... visual effects supervisor: Gradient Effects
Erkan Ozgur Yilmaz .... CG supervisor
Ilhan Yilmaz .... visual effects artist
Fikret Cihan Çiçekel .... visual effects artist
Batuhan Özer .... visual effects artist
Marrese Crump .... martial arts double: RZA
Jian Yong Guo .... stunt supervisor (as Guo Jian Yong)
Fang Liu .... assistant stunt supervisor (as Liu Fang)
Christian Noel .... stunt double
Jian Yong Qi .... assistant stunt supervisor
Corey Yuen .... action coordinator
Corey Yuen .... martial arts choreographer (as Cory Yuen)
Camera and Electrical Department
Tony Cheung .... director of photography: second unit
Casting Department
Denise Chamian .... casting: U.S.
Mike Leeder .... casting: Hong Kong
Zoe Thompson .... casting: China
Editorial Department
Reza Amidi .... digital conformist
Alison Anthony .... digital intermediate producer
Chris Clark .... color scientist
Zach Fine .... first assistant editor
Trent Johnson .... digital film colorist
Dane McMaster .... assistant editor
Cybelle Sato .... digital intermediate producer
Rob Schlegel .... additional editor
Benjamin Sutor .... on-line editor
Jay Trautman .... assistant editor
Music Department
Howard Drossin .... orchestrator
Howard Drossin .... synth programmer
Greg Hayes .... music scoring mixer
Carter Little .... music supervisor
Marvin R. Morris .... music editor
G. Marq Roswell .... music supervisor
Philip Stevenson .... musician: additional guitar
Adam Swart .... music consultant
Other crew
Zhou Wei Hong Amy .... assistant accountant
Hyun Min Bae .... titles
Devin Ballard .... titles
Mark Barclay .... assistant to Thomas Bliss
Steve Berman .... completion bond
Vic Chao .... loop group
Alexandre Chen .... adr voice group
China Chen .... loop group
Yi Song 'Scarlet' Chen .... script supervisor
Lujan Decima .... titles
Pamela B. Green .... titles (as Pamela Green)
Jack W. Haddox .... production controller
Victor A. Haddox .... production accountant
Karen Huie .... loop group
Hyunsun Joo .... titles
Steven M. Kalb .... production attorney
Kassi King .... loop group
Jim Lau .... adr actor
Chiu Wah Lee .... production consultant
Joyce Liu .... adr group
Sharlene M. Liu .... loop group
Jesse Rose Moore .... assistant to Mr. Newman
Elizabeth Pan .... loop group
John Portnoy .... end crawl
Tony Shu .... loop group
Georgia Simon .... loop group
Bina Stange .... calligrapher: titles
Skip Stellrecht .... loop group
Quentin Tarantino .... presenter
Celine Tien .... voice
Ian Tien .... voice
Tina Tong .... loop group
Phoebe Upke .... titles
Jarik Van Sluijs .... titles
Bill Wang .... production accountant
Angie Wu .... loop group (as Angelica Wu)
Ping Wu .... loop group
Max Le Le Yang .... assistant to director
Max Le Le Yang .... script translator
Corey Yuen .... martial arts choreographer
Jamie Zakoski .... assistant to Mr. Abraham
Nikhil Jassawalla .... consultant (uncredited)

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Rated R for bloody violence, strong sexuality, language and brief drug use
95 min | 107 min (unrated version)
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Did You Know?

The Abbott, played by Gordon Liu, is the same character referred to by Bill in Kill Bill: Vol 2 as he recounts 'The Legend of Pei Mei' to "The Bride" around the camp fire. He is the ancestor of "The Bride"'s master in Kill Bill.See more »
Anachronisms: In the beginning of the film a few modern buildings can be seen in the horizon.See more »
[from trailer]
Lady Silk:Everyone's so afraid of these men. Are you?
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244 out of 339 people found the following review useful.
One of the worst films I've seen recently, 2 November 2012
Author: universalparadox from United States

RZA's film has some amount of imagination,but, simply put, he has no idea how to build, pace, or tell a story. He has made the unfortunate mistake of imitating a genre he loves without understanding what makes it work. The dialogue is half nonsensical exposition, half nauseating one-liners. Lots of clumsy penis and vagina jokes.

The plot is so diffuse...there is not enough time given to any character for them to be read as an actual character. The film fails in tying together any of these frayed threads and also fails to make what happens in any of them significant or sensible. For example there is a "betrayal" plot which happens in the first two minutes of the film, when there is no context to make that betrayal meaningful, make the traitor seem particularly villainous, etc. The acting is very broad and simplistic, which I guess is to be expected given the things RZA expects them to say. He doesn't seem to understand that all of these things, the characters, dialogue, plot points, etc. are pointless without a proper context.

Some people might be inclined to tell me it's the "point" of the movie to not have a story, to be a loose framework on which a series of fight scenes are hung. I'd first suggest that that is not a meaningful effort to make. But even as a visual spectacle or stylistic effort, it doesn't do very well. All of the fights are basically the same knife/sword play... none of the characters really have a specific fighting style, and the CGI gore lopped onto the fights is excessive and silly. The music cues are embarrassingly overdone...any time the film wants you to feel an emotion, the sappiest orchestral music instantly kicks in, to the beat of a hip hop song.

I think it's possible that RZA could make a good film someday, but this certainly isn't it.

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