Those Legendarily Furious Fists, Yo.

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Brush up on your 1930’s international politics, because Fist of Legend is the Greatest Movie EVER!.

Click on the title or the DVD cover above to download our review of the film, featuring Sean “Hollywood” Hunting.

Review in a Nutshell: A re-telling of the classic Bruce Lee martial arts revenge film, Fist of Fury, director Gordon Chan and actor Jet Li bring a surprisingly humanistic portrayal to the character of Chen Zhen, a student who defends the honor of Chinese kung fu in the face of foreign aggression. The fight choreography by Yuen Woo-Ping is top notch.

That Wushu That You Do

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You can’t learn Snake Fist without breaking some eggs, and Snake in the Eagle’s Shadow is the Greatest Movie EVER!

Click on the DVD cover or the title above to download our review of the film, featuring Sean “Hollywood” Hunting.

Review in a Nutshell: Featuring Yuen Woo-ping’s directorial debut, Jackie Chan’s first big break-out performance, and the creation of Simon Yuen’s legendary “Sam Seed / Beggar So” character, Snake in the Eagle’s Shadow is an important and entertaining martial arts film.

The Only Thing More Treacherous than a Ninja is an Eggplant.

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Practice your secret techniques of Japanese rope-bondage, because Five Element Ninjas is the Greatest Movie EVER!

Click on the DVD cover or the title above to download our review of the film, featuring M.O.M., the Mistress of Malapropisms.

Review in a Nutshell: Combining Chang Cheh’s trademark melodrama with superior athletic skills and hilarious gimmickery, Five Element Ninjas represents the Shaw Brothers at the height of their game as producers of top-quality kung fu films.

That’s Not Really What “Nonplussed” Means

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Get ready for improbable multiple weapon use, because The Legend 1 & 2 are both the Greatest Movie EVER!

Click on the DVD cover or the title above to download our reviews of the films, featuring Sean “Hollywood” Hunting.

Review in a Nutshell: Despite some misleading American packaging, The Legend 1 & 2 (aka Fong Sai-Yuk 1 & 2, aka The Legend of Fong Sai-Yuk 1 & 2) are a fun mix of comedy, drama, and martial arts mayhem from the earlier 90’s. While it’s nice to see Jet Li in a comedic leading role, Josephine Siao ends up stealing the show as Fong Sai-yuk’s irascible kung fu wielding mother.

FINAL THOUGHT:

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Jet Li does indeed have a lovely smile.

Paul Was Once a Degenerate Kung Fu Hipster…

Hold on to your nunchucks, because Enter the Dragon is the Greatest Movie EVER!

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Review in a Nutshell:  A genre-blending movie that reshaped the cinematic landscape, Enter the Dragon is the film that made Bruce Lee a legend.  While parts of it may seem hokey today, the Enter the Dragon remains consistently entertaining nearly four decades after its original release.

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Magnificent Martial Violence!

Sharpen your machetes, because The Raid: Redemption is the Greatest Movie EVER!

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featuring guest hosts Daryl Surat of AnimeWorldOrder and Rachel Pandich, author of Aspire.

Review in a Nutshell:  An Indonesian martial arts movie written and directed by a Welsh man, The Raid: Redemption is not just a typical action movie.  It blends drama and suspense with some of the most breath-taking and technically accomplished fight choreography in recent cinema history to create a tight, tense, thoroughly engrossing experience.

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How Mr. Miyagi Got His Groove Back

Watch out for flying net hooks, because The Karate Kid, Part II is the Greatest Movie EVER!

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Review in a Nutshell:  Although the details of the first three Karate Kid films are hopelessly muddled in our heads, we still enjoyed this entry in the series, which focuses even more on Mr. Miyagi’s character.

FINAL THOUGHT:

Curse you, ice blocks!