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Iron Fists and Kung Fu Kicks (2019)

The history of Hong Kong martial arts cinema and its influence.

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Serge Ou
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Credited cast:
Jessica Henwick ... Herself - Interviewee
Scott Adkins ... Himself
JuJu Chan ... Herself
Amy Johnston ... Herself
Cecep Arif Rahman Cecep Arif Rahman ... Rafael (archive footage)
James Young James Young ... Himself (archive footage)
Ross Boyask ... Himself
Mike Leeder ... Himself
Jade Leung
Mickey Facchinello Mickey Facchinello ... Herself (archive footage)
Andre Morgan
Darren Bailey ... Himself (archive footage)
Robert Samuels Robert Samuels ... Himself
Vonzell Carter ... Himself (archive footage)
Colin Geddes ... Himself
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From Hong Kong to Hollywood, the Shaw Brothers to The Matrix, martial arts in cinema has been busting box offices and breaking barriers since the 1960s. This is the wild untold story of how the way of the dragon became a global phenomenon.

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Country:

Australia

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1 December 2019 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Kung Fu Kicks See more »

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Wildbear Entertainment See more »
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All over the place - no consistent tone
3 December 2019 | by Ricardo-36See all my reviews

While rich in material, footage and commentary, this documentary about the classic wushia action films from Hong Kong is so badly connected, a narrative that goes everywhere and nowhere, thus making it inaccessible for general audiences unfamiliar with the genre. It starts very abruptly, talking about Shaw Bros without a proper context of what was the scenario and how these movies came out to be - it starts in the middle, then it goes back briefly, then it goes forward again. It doesn't get too deep into the production, it goes back and forth in the timeline, misses some key moments and mostly sticks with the american perspective, particularly of sleazy movie theaters in uptown NYC in the 70s. That is all fine, but, how about a little international perspective? Or from the HK/Chinese market?

I give it 5 stars for the subject matter, the footage and some of the interviews; I give it 0 stars for the HORRIBLE editing and directing.


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