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Another quality film from Korea

Advantages: the film is real classy
Disadvantages: a sad ending

I now have quite a few Korean made films in my collection, and I see Korea as starting to exceed when it comes to making martial arts movies. Where China tends to rely heavily on fancy wire work, glitzy special effects and fantasy elements to fighting, Ko ...

tayloa22 29.08.2007 · Read full review
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Review of The Warrior (DVD)

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Major Disappointment!!!

Advantages: Exquisite battle scenes
Disadvantages: Depressing, disappointing performances

When i saw on the front cover that Zhang Ziyi was a leading character in the Warrior i thought "it must be good". Unfortunately the film was quite to the contrary. The battle scenes were outstanding and gory, but there's simply too much. This is the ...

topcat1984 31.01.2007 · Read full review
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"A finger pointing at the moon."

Advantages: Camp classic
Disadvantages: Obviously a tad dated

Enter the Dragon is a classic 1973 Hong Kong based martial arts film directed by Robert Clouse and starring Bruce Lee. Lee (known simply as Lee in the film also) plays a Shaolin monk and martial arts expert sequestered by intelligence bigwig Braithwaite ...

Jake_Speed 29.01.2011 · Read full review
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Review of Enter The Dragon (DVD)

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Enter as Dragon... Exit as Legend!

Advantages: Superb fight sequences, compelling plot and excellent acting.
Disadvantages: Standard of fighting is not as magnificent as Way of the Dragon.

A long time ago, way back in 1988, I watched a film which changed my life forever. The previous night, using our recently purchased VHS machine, my father had recorded a Kung Fu film for us to watch. At five years old, I had not had much exposure to films ...

oxonian 17.02.2008 · Read full review
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The name's Lee ... Bruce Lee

Advantages: Fight scenes, Western cinema style with Eastern content
Disadvantages: Nothing really

1973 was a year that came not long after James Bond was still a relatively fresh phenomenon, Sean Connery's dulcet Scot tones wooing ladies and making men envious left right and centre. Up until this era, martial arts films had their roots and their consi ...

pmcds 16.07.2012 · Read full review
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