Category Archives: Reviews

Jade Warrior (2006) Review aka Jadesoturi

Director: Antti-Jussi Annila Writer: Antti-Jussi Annila, Petri Jokiranta, Iiro Küttner (story) Producer: Petri Jokiranta, Tero Kaukomaa, Jonah Greenberg Starring: Tommi Eronen, Zhang Jingchu, Krista Kosonen, Markku Peltola Running Time: 110 min. By JJ Hatfield When most people think about martial … Continue reading

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El Topo (1970) Review

Director: Alejandro Jodorowsky Writer: Alejandro Jodorowsky Producer: Juan López Moctezuma, Moshe Rosemberg, Roberto Viskin Cast: Alejandro Jodorowsky, Brontis Jodorowsky, Mara Lorenzio, David Silva, Paula Romo Running Time: 125 min. By JJ Hatfield “El Topo” is not an easy film to … Continue reading

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Django (1966) Review

Director: Sergio Corbucci Writer: Sergio Corbucci, Piero Vivarelli, Bruno Corbucci, José Gutiérrez Maesso, Franco Rossetti Producer: Sergio Corbucci, Manolo Bolognini Cast: Franco Nero, José Bódalo, Loredana Nusciak Running Time: 97 min. By JJ Hatfield “Django” (no not the jazz great) … Continue reading

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Godzilla: Final Wars (2004) Review

Director: Ryuhei Kitamura Writer: Isao Kiriyama, Wataru Mimura Cast: Masahiro Matsuoka, Rei Kikukawa, Akira Takarada, Kane Kosugi, Kazuki Kitamura, Maki Mizuno, Masami Nagasawa, Chihiro Otsuka, Don Frye, Naoko Kamio, Tsutomu, Kitagawa, Kumi Mizuno, Motokuni Nakagawa, Toshihiro Ogura Running Time: 125 min. … Continue reading

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Battle Royale (2000) Review

Director: Kinji Fukasaku Writer: Kenta Fukasaku, Koushun Takam Producer: Akio Kamatani, Tetsu Kayama, Masumi Cast: Tatsuya Fujiwara, Aki Maeda, Taro Yamamoto, Masanobu Ando, Takeshi Kitano, Kou Shibasaki, Chiaki Kuriyama, Yuko Miyamura Running Time: 114 min. By JJ Hatfield “Battle Royale” … Continue reading

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Legendary Weapons of China | aka Legendary Weapons of Kung Fu (1982) Review

Director: Lau Kar-Leung Producer: Run Run Shaw Cast: Liu Chia-Liang, Liu Chia-Yung, Liu Chia-Hui, Hui Ying-Hung, Alexander Fu Sheng, Hsiao Hou Running Time: 107 min. By JJ Hatfield This film is truly a masterpiece and I do not idly toss … Continue reading

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Hero | aka Ma Wing Jing (1997) Review

Director: Corey Yuen Writer: Jeff Lau, Corey Yuen Producer: Mona Fong Cast: Takeshi Kaneshiro, Yuen Biao, Valerie Chow, Yuen Wah, Yuen Tak, Jessica Hester, Corey Yuen Running Time: 97 min. By JJ Hatfield Mainland China in the 1920‘s was a … Continue reading

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Kundun (1997) Review

Director: Martin Scorsese Writer: Melissa Mathison Producer: Barbara De Fina Cast: Henry Yuk, Tenzin Thuthob Tsarong, Gyurme Tethong, Tulku Jamyang Kunga Tenzin, Tenzin Yeshi Paichang Running Time: 134 min. By JJ Hatfield “Kundun” is the fascinating true story of the … Continue reading

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Century of Light and Shadow, A (2005) Review

Cast: Shek Kin, Yu So-chau, Patrick Tse Yin, Connie Chan, Josephine Siao, Suet Nei, Cheng Pei-pei, Ng See-yuen, Gordon Liu, Tony Ching Siu-tung, Jimmy Wang Yu, Ti Lung, Kara Hui Ying-hung, Sammo Hung, Jackie Chan, John Woo, Hsu Feng Running … Continue reading

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Eight Diagram Pole Fighter | aka Invincible Pole Fighter (1983) Review

Director: Liu Chia-Liang Writer: Liu Chia-Liang Cast: Gordon Liu, Alexander Fu Sheng, Liu Chia Liang, Wang Yu, Mai Te Lo, Liu Chia Yang, Hsiao Ho, Chu Tieh Hu, Kara Hui, Lily Li Li-Li, Johnny Wang, Jue Tit Woh, Phillip Ko … Continue reading

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True Game of Death (1981) Review

True Game of Death (1981) Director: Steve Harries, Chen Ten Tai Producer: Ho-Hsin Motion Pictures Co., LTD. Cast: Bruce Hsao Lung (aka Lung Tien-Hsiang), Alice Meyer, George Stephens (George Steve), Kim Sing, Michiyama Ichiro, Bruce Lee (stock footage) Running Time: … Continue reading

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Bruce Lee My Brother | aka Young Bruce Lee (2010) Review

Director: Raymond Yip, Manfred Wong Writer: Robert Lee, Manfred Wong Cast: Aarif Lee, Tony Leung Ka-fai, Christy Chung, Jennifer Tse, Michelle Ye, Jin Au-yeung, Angela Gong Mi, Wilfred Lau, Lawrence Cheng, Candice Yu, Chin Kar-lok, Frankie Ng, Andrew Nelson, Ken … Continue reading

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Man Called Tiger, The (1973) Review

Director: Lo Wei Producer: Raymond Chow Cast: Jimmy Wang Yu, Okada Kawai, Maria Yi, James Tien, Han Ying Chieh, Lee Kwan, Tien Feng, Lo Wei, Lam Ching Ying, Shikamura Yasuyoshi, Chin Yuet Sang Running Time: 76 min. By Jeff Bona The Man Called … Continue reading

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Green Hornet, The (2011) Review

AKA: The Green Hornet In 3D Director: Michel Gondry Writer: Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg Cast: Seth Rogen, Jay Chou, Christoph Waltz, Cameron Diaz, Edward James Olmos, Tom Wilkinson, Edward Furlong Running Time: 110 min. By Ningen Britt Reid’s a goof-off … Continue reading

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Edge of Fury (1978) Review

Director: Lee Tso Nam Writer: Ding Sin Saai Cast: Bruce Li (aka Ho Chung Tao, James Ho), Dana Tsen (Danna), Tommy Lee Gam Ming, Yasuaki Kurata, Michelle Mai Suet, Wai Lit, Kao Yuan, Pak Man Biu, David Cheng Dai Wai … Continue reading

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