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The Lost Bladesman Review: Donnie Yen stars as Guan Yu in the novel “Romance of the Three Kingdoms”

An epic, historical, action film loosely based on the story of Chinese folk hero. Guan Yu in the novel “Romance of the Three Kingdoms”. Written…

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Legend of the Fist 2010 Review: Donnie Yen takes on the role of Chinese Martial Arts Legend

Using not one but two world wars as backdrops, Legend of the Fist: The Return of Chen Zhen is an exhilarating kung fu romp. The movie…

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Birth of the Dragon Review: Bruce Lee deserves better

The details change, depending on who’s recounting them. But the broad strokes seem pretty set in stone: in 1965 Bruce Lee, on the verge of…

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A Man Called Hero: One of The Most 1990s Martial arts Hong Kong Film

Highly-anticipated comic book adaptation survives a complete belly flop, but the result is hardly Olympic caliber. Manfred Wong and Andrew Lau’s follow-up to the hugely…

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Journey To China: The Mystery of Iron Mask Has Martial Art Star Jackie Chan

Picture the scene. It is autumn. The leaves are well on the turn, lending a welcome splash of colour to the iron grey skies. A…

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Kung Fu League Review: The Four of China’s Greatest Kungfu Come in This Film

Comic book artist Fei (Ashin) humbly works in a publishing company, hoping that one day his work will reach a greater audience. While this is…

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God of War 2017: A Vincent Zhao’s Martial-Arts Epic

During the 16th century. Japanese pirates proliferate along the Chinese coastline. In 1557, the pirates take over Cengang in Zhejiang. After months of futile advances….

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Seven Swords Review: Donnie Yen become a Warrior with Great Sword Skills

Seven warriors come together to protect a village from a diabolical General. Leading into its release in the fall of 2005 Tsui Hark’s Seven Swords was one…

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Shanghai Affairs Review: The Most Martial Arts Movie Directed by Donnie Yen

Third in the Donnie Yen canon is the most coherent, but most mundane. A reworking of Bruce Lee’s Big Boss, it’s easily the most accessible…

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14 Blades 2010: Donnie Yen Finally Discovers the 15th Blade Put There By the Weinsteins

A proactive Chinese emperor develops his own secret service protection unit in the form of street orphans trained to be elite martial artists. The Jinyiwei…

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