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Post by SirClive » Wed Jan 17, 2007 1:27 pm

Started watching Silver Hawk starring Michelle Yeoh (from Crouching Tiger) and Luke Goss (from Bros :shock: ).

Its a bit crap, but fun all the same. And it was only £3.
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Post by Wildnites » Thu Jan 18, 2007 6:44 am

C4 wrote:I personally like Jackie Chan's City Hunter (1992).
I like this film as well, Jackie Chan makes a great Chun Li. There are also some nice looking cars in that film.
Please Sir I cannot tell a lie......

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Post by Cabal » Fri Jan 19, 2007 2:55 pm

Perfect weapon.
Way of the Dragon(the one with Chuck Norris).
Legend of Fi Yong Suk 2(the one where Jet Li's mom is the ultimate badass!) :shock:
Mortal Kombat(sad, I know, but for some reason I think its fun).
Wheels on Meals(Jackie Chan).

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Post by Bill Goldberg » Sat Jan 20, 2007 3:40 am

I agree with WILDNITES, with regards to Jackie chan! What amazies me with Mr Chan is that he does his own stunts! If you watch the outtakes after each of his films, you see him going through the motions with his stunts "I HAVE NEVER SEEN SUCH BRAVERY"
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Post by Cabal » Sat Jan 20, 2007 5:01 pm

Also, hes usually called "Jackie" in his movies! :lol:

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Post by thl » Sun Jan 21, 2007 9:51 am

Cabal wrote:Way of the Dragon(the one with Chuck Norris).
Although I prefered Fist of Fury and Enter The Dragon, the fight scene is very memorable which was shot at the Colliseum (well actually it was filmed at the Golden Harvest studio).
Cabal wrote:Wheels on Meals(Jackie Chan).
The duel that Jackie had with kickboxing champion Benny "The Jet" Urquidez was regarded as the best fight sequence ever made. Should not forget the bit when Benny put out the candles by the wind of his kick which was awsome.

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Post by felgekarp » Sun Jan 21, 2007 12:10 pm

thl wrote:
Cabal wrote:Way of the Dragon(the one with Chuck Norris).
Although I prefered Fist of Fury and Enter The Dragon, the fight scene is very memorable which was shot at the Colliseum (well actually it was filmed at the Golden Harvest studio).
Cabal wrote:Wheels on Meals(Jackie Chan).
The duel that Jackie had with kickboxing champion Benny "The Jet" Urquidez was regarded as the best fight sequence ever made. Should not forget the bit when Benny put out the candles by the wind of his kick which was awsome.
I got a cheap dvd from Morrisons a while back called Kings Of The Square Ring, that's got quite a bit of The Jet in it in his younger years.
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Post by yethboth » Fri Mar 02, 2007 4:30 am

Eastern Condors is an excellent Martial Arts film to look out for. It stars Sammo Hung and Yeun Biao. :D

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Post by Great Giana » Mon Mar 05, 2007 5:56 pm

enter the dragon rules all. jet li's fist of legend is fantastic. and newer generation martial art movies like kung fu hustle and ong bak are no slouch either.

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Post by The Penultimate Ninja » Wed Mar 07, 2007 10:36 am

yethboth wrote:Eastern Condors is an excellent Martial Arts film to look out for. It stars Sammo Hung and Yeun Biao. :D
It's pretty good... a kind of chinese Dirty Dozen. I'd recommend anyone who's not familiar with them to check out Sammo Hung's films, they're so inventive.

Oh, and HMV seems to have a bit of a sale on or something, I picked up a King of Beggars, Knockabout and Seven Swords for less than £20.

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Post by EvilArmourKing » Wed Mar 14, 2007 9:37 pm

Ah.... My specialist subject :twisted:

Yes, I hold my hands up - I'm a Big Martial Arts / Hong Kong Cinema and Japanese film fan!

Although I was more into \"balletic gun fights\" to begin with, I also got into Martial Arts films.

My fave actors include Chow Yun-Fat, Jet Li, Jackie Chan, Anthony Wong, Tony Leung, Andy Lau and Tony Jaa.

Films you should have a look at :

The Warrior King - Yes, Ong Bak is more original, but when it comes down to the fight scenes, you CANNOT touch this film - Just check out the fight scene in the church/temple - The Tekken like Eddy Gordo character that uses Capoeira will make your jaw hit the floor 8)

Breathing Fire - Simply enjoyable US Martial Arts romp that also stars Bolo Yeung. Check out the fight scene in a disco with strobe-lights 8)

Drunken Master II : Ultra hard to find in Europe, you could source one from eBay, and it's worth every penny! This actually got a theatrical re-release in the US in fall 2000 retitled \"The Legend of Drunken Master\"
The fight scene between Jackie and his real-life bodyguard Ken Lo is simply awe inspiring! I started Tae Kwon Do training a few months after seeing this :P

Police Story 3 (A.k.a Supercop) - Features both Jackie Chan and Michelle Yeoh in a dream partnership. Almost every single mode of transport is used in this film, the majority for really cool stunts.

The Legend of Fong Sai Yuk 2 - Love the woman he fights in the village scene near the beginning - a M.I.L.F if ever there was one! A great, epic yarn with Jet Li at his most relaxed

Once upon a Time in China 2 - Jet Li does what Jet Li does best, another epic film and one that showcases Spirit in every sense of the word, Classic martial arts.

Hard Boiled - NOT A Martial Art Film. This one is for all you guys that think Die Hard is the best Action film ever made. If you haven't seen this yet, you seriously have no idea on what you are missing out on. Two choice quotes from the back of the box - \"Probably the most gun-crazy action flick you will ever see\" + \"More exciting than a dozen Die Hards\". See it before you die.

Most also mention Fist of Legend due to the spectacular fight scenes.


Also, due to production costs, alot of Jackie Chan films are filmed in Australia, such as Mr. Nice Guy, Police Story 4 (a.k.a. First Strike) and Thunderbolt to name but three.


Films I have still not seen, and intend too :

Iron Monkey

Deadly China Dolls

The Heroic Trio



Big Trouble in Little China?? \"It's all in the reflexes\" :P

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Post by SirClive » Thu Mar 15, 2007 3:42 am

I've had Hard Boiled in my collection for ages, but haven't watched it yet.
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Post by felgekarp » Thu Mar 15, 2007 7:37 am

A lot of people say The Killer is Woo's best film but I think it pales in comparison to Hard Boiled.
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Post by thl » Fri Mar 16, 2007 1:27 pm

felgekarp wrote:A lot of people say The Killer is Woo's best film but I think it pales in comparison to Hard Boiled.
The Killer is one of my favourite film which is still regarded as a masterpiece. Other film to look out for is A Better Tomorrow 1 & 2 and Bullet in the Head.

Also John Woo directed and starred in a martial art film with the young Jackie Chan and Sammo Hung titled The Hand of Death.

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Post by thl » Fri Mar 16, 2007 1:36 pm

EvilArmourKing wrote:My fave actors include Chow Yun-Fat, Jet Li, Jackie Chan, Anthony Wong, Tony Leung, Andy Lau and Tony Jaa.
My favourite actors are Jackie Chan, Jet Li, Chow Yun-Fat, Stephen Chow, Simon Yam, Sammo Hung, Andy Lau, Tony Leung and Jacky Cheung.

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