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    I'll let this thread die out if nobody is interested etc within the forums but figured worth a try...

    I'll start with a recent fav IP Man and IP Man 2


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    Great movies, Donnie Yen is a great actor and martial artists.

    Fun Fact: Did you know Donnie Yen was orignally from Boston?
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    Yeah... i didnt think the second one could as good as the first but it was.
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    http://www.kungfucinema.com/review-14-blades-2010-14954 click for Review. Worth a watch but not the top 10 movie it could have been.
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    Love the Ip Man series... Donnie Yen lived at Tai Tung Village in Chinatown when he was here. I have nearly all his movies including his first: Drunken Kung Fu.

    I have a huge collection of Martial Arts flicks..
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    Awesome... I got a large colletion also. Its hard finding good ones though imo. Hope to find a few other gems out there
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    Jet Li Wong Fei Hong movies are good too
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    This is a classic and one of the few Jackie Chan flics worth watching
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    Once Upon a time in China 1 thru 3 were good. After that they changed actors and didnt seem that great. More documentary style with Martial arts and comdey mixed in. Very well rounded.
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    Iron Monkey is a good Wire-Fu flic however the sequel sucked big time...
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    For some reason I don't like the Jet Li/Wong Fei Hong movies too much..

    Iron Monkey was great tho.. Some of the ones that are not so mainstream that I really loved are:

    Wing Chun (Donnie Yen, Michelle Yeoh)
    Legend of a Fighter
    Magnificent Butcher
    Warrior's Two
    The Victim
    Knockabout
    Snake In Eagle's Shadow
    Prodigal Son (although this is getting a lot of press lately)

    i love the movies that feature authentic wing chun or tai chi and have lots of cut free hand to hand combat
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    Red Cliff 1 & 2 are great epic series however do not watch the USA version where they shortened it to one 3 hour movie.
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    This movie was absurd but I loved it.

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    And while this technically doesn't belong in a kung fu cinema thread I liked this movie. One of the few where I liked the sequel more than the original. It had a good mix of different fighting styles during the training.

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    I was actually going to post OngBak 2 today lol. I saw it last night and have to say it was interesting seeing Tony try other techniques besided Thai boxing arts. I thought it was def worth a watch however the ending could have been better.

    I loved Shaolin Soccer... It has me cracking up everytime I watch it.
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    Was a good movie but typical american made. Plot was ok and not really into the Kill Bill Fake blood gore. Actions was good however for the most part.
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    In the tradition of Zatoichi this is the story of a blind swordswoman. Now if you can't get past the impossibility factor, you had best stay away, but I see no reason why fans of the Zatoichi movies wouldn't appreciate this as well. Also fans of Japanese cinema in general and those who like lots of action and swordplay should really get into this movie however it is minimal thru out... The cinematography is up to par as well as the soundtrack, and direction and acting is top notch. This is not a B movie but rather an exceptionally well done production. This is a slow moving drama so perhaps a rainy day type flick...
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    BTW ICHI is on Netflix Instant Play right now...



    This is also on Netflix Instant Play.

    "It certainly isn't that bad and has a number of things going for it. It looks absolutely gorgeous, and is probably one of the better looking martial arts films in recent years. As for the martial arts, there's plenty of well-choreographyed chop-socky, but at times the fights feel too spread out. It's possible many are turned off by the cartoonish cgi blood spray, which looks extremely lame and is seriously out of place in an otherwise straight production as its use seriously undermines any drama. The plot is familiar, wronged students seek vengeance and eventually find themselves in a tournament. Unfortunately, getting from point A to point B storywise is like driving with a blind man at the wheel. Plot threads are never followed through, characters come and go for no reason, random scenes don't serve any purpose, the climax could have used more chop-socky, and a resolution could have been added to explain the purpose of everything that came prior."
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    This was a spectacular film with a great story, very good acting, impressive cinematography, and great battle scenes. If you like honor and revenge type films this is for you. In short, this film tries hard to be an epic war movie. It also tries to be an epic romance amid the backdrop of a major historic event. The conspiracy here plays very straightforward and offers little surprise. Donny Yen is completely wasted and has very little to offer other playing a hero who kicks butt. Misuse of cast aside the storyline moves predictably. The only plus are the battle scenes, which are filmed well and offer some pockets of brutal intensity. Unfortunately these are few and far between. It is also too focused on Kelly Chen, who isn't strong enough to carry a movie of this scale - while relegating strong players like Yen or Lai into questionable side roles.
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    I "acquired" True Legend the other night.. A Yuen Woo Ping movie.. I enjoyed it.. The fight scenes had a lot of wire fu but it was not more than the usual Jet Li movie these days. Michelle Yeoh is in it..

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