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The Man with the Iron Fists (2012)

R | | Action | 2 November 2012 (USA)
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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.

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RZA

Writers:

RZA (story), RZA (screenplay) (as The RZA) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
RZA ... Blacksmith
Rick Yune ... Zen Yi, The X-Blade
Russell Crowe ... Jack Knife
Lucy Liu ... Madam Blossom
Dave Bautista ... Brass Body
Jamie Chung ... Lady Silk
Cung Le ... Bronze Lion
Byron Mann ... Silver Lion
Daniel Wu ... Poison Dagger
Zhu Zhu ... Chi Chi
Chia-Hui Liu ... Abbott (as Gordon Liu)
Andrew Ng ... Senior Monk
Kuan Tai Chen ... Gold Lion
Yoyao Hsueh ... Copper Lion (as Xue Jing Yao)
Telly Liu ... Iron Lion
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Storyline

In Jungle Village, the leader of the Lion's clan Gold Lion is summoned by the Governor and assigned to protect his gold that will be transported through the village. However he is betrayed and murdered by the greedy Silver Lion and Bronze Lion. Gold Lion's favorite son Zen Yi, a.k.a. The X-Blade, seeks revenge and heads to Jungle Village, but he is defeated by Brass Body and rescued by the local Blacksmith Thaddeus. Meanwhile the Gemini Female and the Gemini Male protect the Governor's gold, but they are vanquished by the army of Silver and Bronze Lion. The Blacksmith is abducted by the Lions and has his arms severed by Brass Body. However he is saved by the British Jack Knife, who is the emissary of the Emperor, and he manufactures iron arms for Thaddeus. Meanwhile the Governor sends the Jackal army to fight against the Lions and they hide the gold in the brothel of Madam Blossom. However, Madam Blossom and her girls form an army of black widows and together with Jack, Zen Yi and The... Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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They put the F.U. in Kung Fu See more »

Genres:

Action

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for bloody violence, strong sexuality, language and brief drug use | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Liu wanted to emphasize Blossom's strength against all the male fighters and convinced RZA to give the character a fight sequence with Cung Le's Bronze Lion. See more »

Goofs

As Jack Knife walks across his room he puts on his glasses, just before he reaches the door his glasses fall off. When he opens the door to Madame Blossom his glasses are on his face again. See more »

Quotes

[from trailer]
Madame Blossom: [to her students] Power belongs to no one, until it is seized through sex or violence.
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Connections

Referenced in Special Collector's Edition: Serpico (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

Your Good Thing Is About To End
Written by Isaac Hayes and David Porter
Performed by Mable John
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User Reviews

 
Don't be too harsh...

Honestly this movie gets a bad rep right off the bat. You see that the movie is practically written, directed, produced (Al-bed Eli Roth) by a rookie film director (and rap/hip-hop legend) RZA. And you think its going to be trash... Okay got it opinions are opinions everybody has one, but take a step back and see what this movie is. Its not meant to the the next great kung-fu movie. Its not meant to be a Oscar winner. It was conceived as a new/interesting look at mixing two different things and seeing what comes out (kung-fu and hip-hop). In this regard i feel as though RZA did a good job incorporating the two together. Do not get me wrong this movie had its fair share of problems that i feel like a more seasoned Director will be able to sniff out, however that is not the case and i feel like too much banter is thrown RZA's way. Give the man a break.

All in all i though this was a enjoyable film and a movie i could watch again. I respect RZA from coming out his comfort zone and trying something new like directing and i am excited to see his future work.


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Country:

USA | Hong Kong

Language:

English | Mandarin

Release Date:

2 November 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Man with the Iron Fists See more »

Filming Locations:

Shanghai, China

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Box Office

Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,910,980, 4 November 2012

Gross USA:

$15,634,090

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$20,546,518
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (unrated)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | Datasat | SDDS

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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