Category Archives: martial arts movies

A short gushy blog about a Wang Lung Wei tribute clip

I first saw this tribute clip a few years ago when its maker Angel Vargas, aka The Flashpoint75 aka That Puerto Rican, posted it to the Heroic Sisterhood Facebook page. At the time, Angel was active on Facebook and was … Continue reading

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Mini Review: Drug War

Original title Du Zhan Director – Johnnie To Cast – Sun Honglei; Louis Koo; Huang Yi   I am such a nanna these days. I have become used to getting to bed early recently. I must be getting old. When … Continue reading

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This is a test (and an excuse to post a picture of Toshiro Mifune)

I borrowed Yojimbo, Sanjuro and Leone’s Fist Full of Dollars trilogy out of my local DVD rental shop. It’s owner was very endorsing of my choice, so I suppose that’s a nice bonus. How are you planning on spending your … Continue reading

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This is a test…

(From Hanzo the Razor. Third film, I think…)

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Great Quote No. 13

” ‘New Wave’ wirework shows us things we know to be untrue… But wires also feature in Jackie Chan’s more ‘realistic’ fights, enhancing moves which at least seem possible… One might argue that this is much more of a ‘Wicked … Continue reading

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Disciples of Shaolin – Opening Sequence

A common aesthetic device used in kung fu movies of the 70s and 80s was to show the opening credits of the film against footage of the main stars performing displays of martial arts in front of a plain (often … Continue reading

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Naked Lady Yakuza Fighting

As discussed in a previous blog I find that some of the Japanese action movies from the 60s and 70s offer a fascinating if distasteful viewing experience. A bizarre mixture of martial arts and exploitation, they are able to cover the … Continue reading

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