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Buddhist Fist and Tiger Claws 1981 Review: An entertaining snapshot of early 80’s movie

A woman has half of a map that will lead her to a treasure trove of gold ingots that she and and her brother want…

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Iceman 2004 Review: Donnie Yen returns with the bewildering and sometimes entertaining action-comedy

Donnie Yen returns with the bewildering and sometimes entertaining action-comedy Iceman 3D. A 3D (duh) remake of the 1989 film Iceman Cometh starring Yuen Biao and Maggie Cheung. Iceman…

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The Bloody Fight 1972 Review: An ‘old school’ kung fu movie

Since 1895, the imperial forces of Japan have tightened their grip on Northern China, destroying all who dare oppose them. When the local Kung Fu…

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SPL 2005 Review: It had to be expected Donnie Yen’s performance is the least convincing

In the action community SPL AKA Kill Zone is very highly regarded and until recently I never understood why. I used to find it quite…

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Skiptrace Review: Jackie Chan & Johnny Knoxville battle the ravages of age

Jackie Chan gets a new action-comedy partner in Johnny Knoxville for silly but genial adventure “Skiptrace.” “You’re no spring chicken,” says an American gambler to…

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A Chinese Odyssey 1995 Review: A Classic Hong Kong comedy and martial arts from Stephen Chow

Jeffrey Lau’s A Chinese Odyssey: Pandora’s Box transformed from a critical flop into one of Hong Kong’s penultimate cult films. Looking back it’s pretty baffling…

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A Man Called Hero 1999 Review: The Film Based on a Famous Comic Book

After ‘The Storm Riders’ proves to be such a huge success at the Hong Kong box office. Director Andrew Lau decided to utilise another comic book…

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The Legend of Fong Sai Yuk Review: Jet Li Did A Dreat Job

Emperor Ch’ien-lung is on a boat watching dancing and fireworks. The dancers suddenly try to assassinate him. The emperor has to retreat but a man…

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Once Upon A Time In China 1997 Review: Jet Li is wonderful as always as the hero from China

A passable final film in the popular franchise. Once Upon A Time In China And America feels rushed in every way but still manages to entertain….

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The Forbidden Kingdom 2008 Review: A martial arts adventure set in ancient China

The central character in The Forbidden Kingdom, Jason Tripitikas, is an adolescent boy obsessed with kung fu films.  However, despite the boy’s preoccupation. And an…

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