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smile please, plenty of cheese

Advantages: ironically a likeable film
Disadvantages: very little of Van Damme in the movie

This film contains everything that for me makes a very poor film, so then why do I like it so much. On the DVD cover compared to the VHS video they have put a picture of Jean Claude Van Damme, in a bid to aid selling the movie. This is the first movie {n ...

tayloa22 27.08.2007 · Read full review
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Review of No Retreat, No Surrender (DVD)

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Nice action,martial arts movie.

Advantages: Excellent fight sequences.
Disadvantages: weak storyline.

About the movie:No retreat no surrender is a martial arts movie directed by Corey Yuen.This movie is also known as Karate Tiger. Plot:Jason StillwellUKurt Mckinney) is a young Karate student who trains in his father's Los Angeles dojo. One night after ...

mor8060 22.10.2008 · Read full review
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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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The life of the dragon

Advantages: Jason Scott Lee, very entertaining
Disadvantages: None

It was only a matter of time before the life of legendary martial arts expert Bruce Lee, was given the Hollywood treatment. So it came as no surprise when in 1993, Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story hit the big screens, spookily being released just a few months ...

christianfilmcritic 15.04.2006 · Read full review
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Review of Dragon - The Bruce Lee Story (DVD)

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