Tag: Kung Fu

The Four

The Four

| April 9, 2013

Gordon Chan’s The Four, based off a Wu Xia novel by Wen Ruian, is a convoluted mess of a film, that still manages to entertain through its action and flair. The film focuses on the Divine Constabulary, a department commissioned by the Emperor himself, to handle secret missions and operate in the shadows. Zhuge Zhengwo […]

The Treasures of Bruce Lee

The Treasures of Bruce Lee

| March 12, 2013

Paul Bowman’s The Treasures of Bruce Lee, currently available from Applause Theatre & Cinema Books, offers a biography of the late great film star and martial artist, housed in a dynamic hardcover volume that offers those who purchase it so much more than merely an interesting read. The book features a foreward by Lee’s daughter […]

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Tai Chi Zero

Tai Chi Zero

| January 21, 2013

Tai Chi Zero is a brilliant return to the director’s chair for Stephen Fung and one of the coolest kung fu movies to come out in a long time. A mash between comic book aesthetics, Steampunk elements and kung fu action, Tai Chi Zero oozes cool from its opening frames to its abrupt closing, that […]

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Tai Chi Zero Contest

Tai Chi Zero Contest

| January 16, 2013

Hey Everybody! We’ve scored two copies of the incredible Tai Chi Zero from Well Go Entertainment that we’re giving away! All you’ve gotta do is answer this question! “Director Stephen Fung hasn’t always directed kung-fu movies, he became an actor and got his start in the early 90′s of Hong Kong cinema. Name the Benny Chan 1999 […]

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Jackie Chan Double Feature: Crime Story/The Protector

Jackie Chan Double Feature: Crime Story/The Protector

| January 12, 2013

This double feature Blu-ray from Shout! Factory showcases two Jackie Chan pictures produced through China’s Golden Harvest Company. The first of these, 1993’s Crime Story, from director Kirk Wong (The Big Hit), is based on true events surrounding the kidnapping of a billionaire and the daring rescue orchestrated by Hong Kong police, headed in the […]

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Wu Dang

Wu Dang

| December 4, 2012

Patrick Leung’s kung fu film Wu Dang is one part Indiana Jones and another part Goonies, mixed with some great kung fu action that makes for a really fun film, with the exception of an awkward subplot. Professor Tang (Vincent Zhao) and his daughter Ning (Josie Xu) are on their way to help a family […]

Triad Wars (Fatal Move) Review

Triad Wars (Fatal Move) Review

| October 23, 2012

A spiritual sequel to Wilson Yip’s 2005 martial arts film Killzone (Sha Po Lang), Dennis Law’s Triad Wars (Fatal Move in Hong Kong) is a solid film, that manages to interweave the great action of kung fu films, great gunplay and the plot and gritty tone of a gangster film. Sammo Hung and Simon Yam […]

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Legendary Amazons

Legendary Amazons

| October 16, 2012

As the title aptly suggests, Legendary Amazons is a wonderful kung fu film that delivers a hell of a good time. The Jackie Chan produced film is a remake of the Shaw Brothers and director Chang Keng’s classic, The 14 Amazons, that is based off of the Chinese folk tale of the Yang Generals. The […]

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Wind Blast DVD Giveaway

Wind Blast DVD Giveaway

| July 21, 2012

Congratulations to the winners of our Wind Blast DVD Giveaway: Bill Norris, OR & Marco Oviedo, IL We’re giving away two DVD copies of Gao Qunshu’s Wind Blast, courtesy of Well Go USA. If you would like to enter the drawing to receive a copy of this awesome Western/Kung-Fu hybrid, all you have to do is email filmmonthlycontests@gmail.com, with […]

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Wind Blast

Wind Blast

| July 3, 2012

Gao Qunshu’s Wind Blast is a perfect blend of the Honk Kong action genre and the American western genre, which makes for a nice piece of entertainment. A young man escapes to the Gobi Desert, after he murders an off duty police officer in Hong Kong. The hit was put out by a corporate big […]