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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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Director:
RZA
Writers:
RZA (story)
RZA (screenplay) ...
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Release Date:
2 November 2012 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Seven clans, a fortune in gold. Let the battle begin. See more »
Plot:
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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Awards:
3 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
A Fun Action Film.....not for the uptight! See more (212 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Directed by
RZA 
 
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
Tom Karnowski .... executive producer
Kristel Laiblin .... executive producer
Eric Newman .... producer
Eli Roth .... producer
Doris Tse .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Howard Drossin 
RZA 
 
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)
 
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
John Marquis .... supervising sound editor
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
 
Stunts
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
Angelica Wu .... loop group
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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MPAA:
Rated R for bloody violence, strong sexuality, language and brief drug use
Runtime:
95 min | 107 min (unrated version)
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2.35 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
The song sung in the brothel early in the film is the same song heard at the beginning of The Killer (1989).See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: Poison Dagger jumps out the water in the bath, with his hair dry.See more »
Quotes:
[from trailer]
Madame Blossom:Gentlemen, warriors, we'll see who's left standing and who's on their knees...
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Movie Connections:
References The Killer (1989)See more »
Soundtrack:
Shame On A NiggaSee more »

FAQ

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190 out of 309 people found the following review useful.
A Fun Action Film.....not for the uptight!, 3 November 2012
Author: champjohnson29 from Hollywood

Yes I gave this movie an eight! Why, you might ask? Because it did all the things it was supposed to do. Reading all the reviews, I can't understand what people were expecting this movie to be. Judging from the trailer, you can tell it's going to be a dope kung fu movie but you also see that RZA is playing the main character. I didn't expect much from his acting but he did an okay job nonetheless. The plot was solid, nothing complex or in depth like Inception or Dark Knight but who really expects a complex plot from an action movie. I sure as hell don't. I'm a film student and I noticed a lot of things wrong from a logistics stand point, but I know how to turn off my head and just enjoy a film for what it is. I didn't make the movie, so why waste my time talking about what I would have done differently because I'll never get the chance to. But I can write a review based on how I experienced the film.

THE GOOD - The score was great. An interesting mix of hip hop, symphonic and other genres. The costuming, weaponry, set design were all great and looked great on film. This film had a lot of funny moments. As an adult, I can appreciate the humor from a dirty joke and they did them well. The fighting and action were awesome. There were times where my best friend would consistently tap out of excitement for how awesome the fight scenes were. The acting was okay, but I think the best job goes to Lucy Lui and Russell Crowe because they gave the best performances.

THE BAD - I don't know about RZA playing the main character. He did okay on some parts but on others he was very dry. I also would have preferred someone else to narrate. Like Morgan Freeman or Laurence Fishburne. I named those black actors because it seemed like the Filmmakers were going for an urban feel, but RZA's strong east coast accent was very distracting at times but I don't think that was a huge flaw, it's just a matter of taste and that's what the director wanted so I can respect that. There were a lot of cheesy moments. Some of the dialogue was cheesy and even certain points in the movie, you kind of whisper to yourself "Really?!" But knowing Quentin and RZA they both are Kung Fu lovers so I looked over the cheesy moments because I knew they were just paying homage to all of the Kung Fu movies that they grew up watching. It would have been nice to have a more detailed plot. Some characters weren't established well enough to care for them, but with me I didn't want to care I just wanted to see some flying kicks and daggers. Those nappy ass wigs that the Wolf Clan made me want to chew bricks. The hairstylist should be fired but, again, it's all a matter of taste. That was just a creative choice made by the director and I can respect that.

Overall, the movie is just a fun flick to go see on a Friday night. Lots of blood, decapitation, fun martial arts, subliminal dirty jokes, sarcastic humor, special effects, and a unique, urban take on the classic Kung Fu films we've learn to love over the years. This is not a movie you waste your time dissecting. You either love it or you hate. I took the movie for what it was and I loved every minute of it. It had everything an action flick should have, great action, great costumes, great weapons, solid plot and good actors.

Congratulations, RZA on your first film. I'm sure he can'y do anything but get better. He definitely has a vivid mind and I'm anxious to see how he evolves.

Lastly, whenever you're reading a review, make sure you learn how to decipher an authentic review from that of an upcoming filmmaker. We all tend to be very hard on each other and ourselves. A lot of these reviews, contain inhibitions about creative taste rather than the movie itself. No one cares about what you would have done differently. All they care about is if it's worth their ten, fifteen, twenty dollars. That is all.

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