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When Bruce Lee died in July 1973 the world was shocked, Hong Kong had lost its most famous son just as he was reaching stardom in the West. But soon after the Hong Kong film industry started pumping out what Read more…


Chow Yun Fat became a superstar and icon, especially in Hong Kong and Asia after his hit action films from director John Woo, namely A Better Tomorrow, The Killer and Hard Boiled. It was time for Chow to try Hollywood Read more…


Mention the name Steven Seagal these days, and you will probably get some comic or derogatory comments, but back in the late 80’s onwards for about 6 movies he was one of the most successful action film stars in Hollywood, Read more…


One of the early films in director Chang Cheh’s Shaolin Cycle, this one stars Alexander Fu Sheng and Chi Kuan Chun as two students of Shaolin (in this film the destruction of Shaolin has happened long before) who with other Read more…


last hero in china blu ray review

Jet Li is probably best known to martial arts movie fans for playing the legendary Wong Fei Hung in the Once Upon a Time in China films made by director Tsui Hark. The films regenerated the limping Kung fu movie Read more…


MEN FROM THE MONASTERY

Director Chang Cheh was always the pioneer at Shaw Brothers studios, especially during the 1960s and 70s and Men From the Monastery was one of his first in what was called his “Shaolin Cycle” of films. The film stars Fu Read more…


rapid fire poster

Brandon Lee is always a person who fans thought was taken just on the edge of achieving stardom worldwide and his shocking death on the set of The Crow is still such a tragic accident. But before being given the Read more…


Action legend John Woo had not directed a film in Hollywood for 20 years (his last was Paycheck) but has now returned to screens with this action revenge thriller Silent Night starring Joel Kinnaman. On Christmas Eve, a man witnesses Read more…


beach of the war gods blu ray review

Eureka in the UK continue to release classic Hong Kong action films onto Blu ray and the latest from a 2K remaster is Jimmy Wang Yu in Beach of the War Gods. A mixture of Chinese swordplay movies, Spaghetti Westerns Read more…


fist of the condor review

Marko Zorro is an impressive martial arts actor who has been in some great action movies most notably John Wick 4 and Undisputed 3 and he was stunt double for The Rock, Dwain Johnson in The Rundown. In Fist of Read more…

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