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sinobball
05-16-2010, 07:17 PM
Anyone likes these? If so what are your favorite titles?

Led00
05-16-2010, 09:29 PM
Yeah, sure... Been practicing Karate for 7 years, so of course :D

My number one favorite since I was a kid was "Blood Sport". Ah, it's just so great and the music is awesome!

Khalid80
05-16-2010, 09:36 PM
The first one I remember watching as a kid was "Lucky Seven" (7 Xiao Fu") :D

(Also called 7 Lucky Ninja Kids)


http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0066020/

Here are links of the movie (quite funny watching it in English :p)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sv12vHXFO0o

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fxM1FBUGy0s&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hL7tP11Q1G8&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7FrH9Rlk_Lg&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oiBT2-9r2vc&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OunQiKFmkrc&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MXMGtho07JQ&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MbbjUKAUt_E&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kFGU3B25kF4&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ajqKQ9C82Ko&feature=related

LordOfLeyte
05-16-2010, 10:58 PM
I like the old Bruce Lee films like Enter the Dragon and Game of Death

rocketstar47
05-17-2010, 07:24 AM
...also fist of fury..and once upon a time in China parts

sinobball
05-17-2010, 05:44 PM
Here are links of the movie (quite funny watching it in English :p) No kidding... hahaha (I don't remember ever watching a Chinese film that's dubbed in English.) Thanks for the links, will watch them.

Ever since Bruce Lee practically invented the genre 40 years ago there are now 4 types of martial art movies IMO (with regards to fight scenes):

#1 the hardcore (e.g. Ong Bak)
#2 the artistic (e.g. Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon)
#3 the funny (e.g. Rush Hour)
#4 the stupid (e.g. Kung Fu Dunk...). Unfortunately most nowadays belong to this category...

My personal favorites are OUATIC ones... These films changed the genre. They essentially combined categories #1, #2 and #3 above. Jet is probably not much of a real fighter the way Bruce was, but as a movie martial artist he's clearly cream of the crop. After all these years there hasn't been anyone capable of replacing him. Tsui Hark's direction was also groundbreaking in too many ways to list. Also I'm biased because I grew up with these films :D
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Czarkazem13
05-17-2010, 08:58 PM
Anyone likes these? If so what are your favorite titles?

Yes.

Five Deadly Venoms & Return of the Five Deadly Venoms.
Tai Chi Master
Mystery of Chess Boxing
Tom yum goong
Anything with Bruce Lee.

Just to start. Love way more titles.

sinobball
05-17-2010, 10:07 PM
Just to start. Love way more titles.You didn't even include the one in your profile... :)

It looks like you saw far more Shaw's Brothers than me... I've seen "Five Deadly Venoms" and agree it was good but those Chang Cheh films were way before my time :D. There was news a couple years back though about a remake of "5 venoms" with Maggie Q etc. but I guess the plan never came through.

Khalid80
05-18-2010, 06:24 AM
There are many martial arts movies that I have also watched.

Here r some of my favorites:

1) Fist of Legend (Jet Li) (maybe one of the first movies I watched him in)

2) Winners and Sinners (Jackie Chan and Sammo Hung) (In Mandarin: "Qi mou ji miao wu fu xing" meaning "5 Lucky Stars")

3) Drunken Master (Jackie Chan)

4) The 36th Chamber of Shaolin (Awesome Kung Fu movie) (In Mandarin: Shao Lin san shi liu fang)

5) Duel to the Death (in Mandarin: Xian si jue)

6) Iron Monkey (in Mandarin: Siu nin Wong Fei Hung ji: Tit Ma Lau)

7) Kickboxer (Jean Claude Van Damme)

8) Blood Sport (Jean Claude Van Damme)

Recent Movies:

9) Hero (Jet Li)

10) Fearless (Jet Li)

sinobball
05-18-2010, 09:07 AM
6) Iron Monkey (in Mandarin: Siu nin Wong Fei Hung ji: Tit Ma Lau)Minor correction: this is Cantonese... BTW the part before the colon is omittable just like in English, it basically just tells you it's one of the 800 Wong Fei Hung movies made (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Wong_Fei-hung_films) (like the OUATIC series and "Drunken Master")

It's kind of funny, I think it was in 2002 when my African-American buddy talked about this "new" Kung-fu movie "Iron Monkey" in theaters and what-not, and after looking up the Chinese title, I was like "Didn't I see this one like 8 years ago?" :D I think "Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon" really promoted the genre in the U.S., that's why.

"Fist of Legend" has some of the best fight scenes ever IMO, but you know I'm a biased Jet Li fan...

Czarkazem13
05-18-2010, 07:33 PM
You didn't even include the one in your profile... :)

It looks like you saw far more Shaw's Brothers than me... I've seen "Five Deadly Venoms" and agree it was good but those Chang Cheh films were way before my time :D. There was news a couple years back though about a remake of "5 venoms" with Maggie Q etc. but I guess the plan never came through.

LOL. You're right, I didn't.

Shaw Brother's films are great. Like Jet Li's Chinese movies way better then U.S. Also, love non-martial arts Asian flicks too.


There are many martial arts movies that I have also watched.

Here r some of my favorites:

1) Fist of Legend (Jet Li) (maybe one of the first movies I watched him in)

2) Winners and Sinners (Jackie Chan and Sammo Hung) (In Mandarin: "Qi mou ji miao wu fu xing" meaning "5 Lucky Stars")

3) Drunken Master (Jackie Chan)

4) The 36th Chamber of Shaolin (Awesome Kung Fu movie) (In Mandarin: Shao Lin san shi liu fang)

5) Duel to the Death (in Mandarin: Xian si jue)

6) Iron Monkey (in Mandarin: Siu nin Wong Fei Hung ji: Tit Ma Lau)

7) Kickboxer (Jean Claude Van Damme)

8) Blood Sport (Jean Claude Van Damme)

Recent Movies:

9) Hero (Jet Li)

10) Fearless (Jet Li)

Hero, The 36th Chamber of Shaolin and Drunken Master were good. Which Iron Monkey's, originals or remakes? However, I'm just not feeling any Jean Claude Van Damme movies (or Stephen Seagal for that matter).

sinobball
05-18-2010, 07:59 PM
Which Iron Monkey's, originals or remakes? However, I'm just not feeling any Jean Claude Van Damme movies (or Stephen Seagal for that matter).Obviously Khalid meant the 1993 Donnie Yen version. I didn't even know there was an old version until you asked.

"HERO" isn't much of a martial arts film, but definitely one of my favorite Chinese movies ever. I think it's the music.

My favorite Van Damme & Seagal flick :D
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Khalid80
05-18-2010, 08:13 PM
Hero, The 36th Chamber of Shaolin and Drunken Master were good. Which Iron Monkey's, originals or remakes? However, I'm just not feeling any Jean Claude Van Damme movies (or Stephen Seagal for that matter).

The original one.
Most of Van Damme's movies suck but these 2 that were mentioned r his best and what brought him to stardom.

sinobball
05-18-2010, 08:26 PM
The original one.Not based on the Cantonese title you provided :)

I saw a lot of JCVD movies but never remembered any name... Most of the plots to me sound too much 007-like...

Last year I saw an American film "Taken", I don't know if it's considered martial arts but the father is so bad-ass and never gets hit by a bullet. :D

Khalid80
05-18-2010, 08:47 PM
Not based on the Cantonese title you provided :)


Oh. I thought the 1993 version was the original one. so what's the name of the original film? Is it also Iron Monkey?

By the way Sino when your friend mentioned that he had just seen a new movie called Iron Monkey around 2002 it was because the movie was released in the U.S in 2001 (adjusted by Miramax with some changes and made more marketable for U.S audiences along with Quentin Tarantino directing it)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iron_Monkey_%281993_film%29

sinobball
05-18-2010, 08:50 PM
Shaw Brother's films are great. Like Jet Li's Chinese movies way better then U.S. Also, love non-martial arts Asian flicks too. Not a huge fan of Shaw Brothers just because they seem too... OLD :D But I agree with your second statement. What "non-martial arts Asian flicks" do you love?
By the way Sino when your friend mentioned that he had just seen a new movie called Iron Monkey around 2002 it was because the movie was released in the U.S in 2001Yep, that's what I was referring to. Lee Ang's CTHD in 2001 rekindled the interest in America.

I didn't know this either, but apparently the original "Iron Monkey" was made in 1977. No "Wong Fei Hung" character in that film though.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iron_Monkey_%281977_film%29

satria_muda
05-19-2010, 09:22 AM
Indonesian movie "Merantau"..

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sinobball
05-19-2010, 10:25 AM
Indonesian movie "Merantau"..Not bad but I think the fight scenes need to speed up. I appreciate directors who don't use special effects but after all we are watching movies not stunts :)

Czarkazem13
05-19-2010, 07:44 PM
Not a huge fan of Shaw Brothers just because they seem too... OLD :D But I agree with your second statement. What "non-martial arts Asian flicks" do you love?Yep, that's what I was referring to. Lee Ang's CTHD in 2001 rekindled the interest in America.

Hard Boiled, The Killer, Battle Royale, Expect the Unexpected, Big Bullet, Tiger on Beat...just to name a few. Directors like John Woo, Ringo Lam and Tsui Hark. Or actors like Chow Yun-Fat, Lau Ching-Wan, Tony Leung (either one, but like Chui Wai better). Beat Takeshi or Takeshi Kitano (director and actor) too. Mostly action films (straight shoot-em-up). And tons of anime back in the day.

satria_muda
05-20-2010, 10:11 AM
Not bad but I think the fight scenes need to speed up. I appreciate directors who don't use special effects but after all we are watching movies not stunts :)

it seem all martial art flicks from this region used that kind style..

anyway for mandarin flicks I dont care who the director was, as long the martial art coreographer is Yen Ho Ping

sinobball
05-20-2010, 12:22 PM
as long the martial art coreographer is Yen Ho PingGood taste :) Actually he directed a film this year.
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(David Carradine's last film before he passed too)

Levenspiel
05-26-2010, 07:46 AM
...there are now 4 types of martial art movies IMO (with regards to fight scenes):

#1 the hardcore (e.g. Ong Bak)
#2 the artistic (e.g. Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon)
#3 the funny (e.g. Rush Hour)
#4 the stupid (e.g. Kung Fu Dunk...). Unfortunately most nowadays belong to this category...
I liked only a few martial art movies, and they definitely belong to the category #4: Shaolin soccer and Kung Fu Hustle. Especially, the former.
"HERO" isn't much of a martial arts film, but definitely one of my favorite Chinese movies ever. I think it's the music. I don't know about the music, but I truly despised "Hero". As I said I don't like martial-art films anyway, but I wrote a post about this movie at imdb and got a million of furious replies from people and a warning from the administrators:D If it counts, Old Boy was a very good movie. You could take out all the fighting and it would lose nothing.

sinobball
05-26-2010, 08:08 AM
and a warning from the administrators:DNow I really want to see what you wrote...:D Trust me you won't get a furious response from me... My guess is you hate the "message", no?

Levenspiel
05-26-2010, 10:56 AM
Now I really want to see what you wrote...:D Trust me you won't get a furious response from me... My guess is you hate the "message", no?

I wish to see what I'd written too, but it's been deleted. Naturally. I was pissed off by hypocrisy of the movie, maybe the message, but I don't remember the details. it was at least 4-5 years ago. I guess my language was a bit harsh and it was mis-interpreted as insult.

sinobball
06-28-2010, 12:50 AM
What genre favors basketball players as much?

Sun Mingming (USBL, ABA, IBL, Mexico, Japan, China)
http://0.tqn.com/d/movies/1/0/4/x/P/rushhour3pic7.jpg
Rush Hour III (2007)

Mengke Bateer (NBA, NBDL, China)
http://img806.imageshack.us/img806/5369/0923222j0vsmall.jpg
Bodyguards and Assassins (http://forums.interbasket.net/f72/bodyguards-assassins-best-hk-film-of-12929/p6.html) (2009)

Ma Jian (NCAA, Philippines, China)
http://www.in-kungfu.cn/upload/201006/061215142451.jpg
Seven Little Monks (2010, post-production)

Phantim3dx
06-28-2010, 03:46 PM
Ma Jian (NCAA, Philippines, China)
http://www.in-kungfu.cn/upload/201006/061215142451.jpg
Seven Little Monks (2010, post-production)

is that Ma "To the mothafukkin" Jian I see?!?! dude playa be ripped son!

Fedfan
06-28-2010, 08:24 PM
I HATE martial arts movies with a passion.(IMO they're mostly for immature men with supresed aggresion/hormone issues shhh)
The only ones I liked and not even sure if they're classified as martial arts movies are 7 samurais,and raging bull.:rolleyes:

sinobball
06-28-2010, 08:44 PM
I HATE martial arts movies with a passion.(IMO they're mostly for immature men with supresed aggresion/hormone issues shhh)Don't hate, martial arts films may be stupid at times but not nearly the torture associated with "chick flicks".

Fedfan
06-28-2010, 08:49 PM
imo they're the same torture.
at least the chick flicks can offer the occasional laugh at the ridiculousness of the scenario.
Both not worth the trouble and time and are unwatchable garbage for tv late late hours.Only in my opinion of course.:)

Czarkazem13
06-28-2010, 08:49 PM
Anyone likes these? If so what are your favorite titles?

Anything with Bruce Lee
Ong-Bak: Muay Thai Warrior
Tom-Yum-Goong
Shaolin Soccer
Five Deadly Venoms
Return of the Five Deadly Venoms
Zatoichi the Blind Swordsman (the one with 'Beat' Takeshi Kitano)
Hero
Shaolin Temple
Tai Chi Master
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
Mystery of Chessboxing
...just to name a few off the top of my head.

sinobball
06-28-2010, 08:56 PM
Only in my opinion of course.:)Of course trying to get a girl to understand MA films is as difficult as giving a cat a shower. But then, we can always carry this conversation to the stereotype thread :D

Fedfan
06-28-2010, 09:00 PM
well I can appreciate some scenes ...for the eye candy!!( before the eye candy becomes bloody battered and full of bruises.);)

sinobball
06-28-2010, 09:07 PM
well I can appreciate some scenes ...for the eye candy!!( before the eye candy becomes bloody battered and full of bruises.);)MA films are not all violent you know. In fact most are not bloody.

Since you like tennis, how about this scene (@1:28)
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Fedfan
06-28-2010, 09:21 PM
MA films are not all violent you know. In fact most are not bloody.

Since you like tennis, how about this scene (@1:28)
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the only worth watching in this film is the scenery.Really how can you notice anything else?These 2 idiots are polluting it with their air dancing whatever.:rolleyes:
in my opinion of course.:D

The only samurai that I completely fell in love with is this :
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_7G79O88YcN0/SEclS-b59dI/AAAAAAAAA7w/umjKD3Ss5pg/s320/SAMURA%257E4-cmyk-sml.jpg

sorry the others are just incomparable.

In my opinion of course.:D

Dtown
06-29-2010, 07:07 AM
My two favorites are both guilty pleasures.

One the super cheesy but awesome Last Dragon. Bruce Leeroy and the shogun of Harlem Shonuff! There's supposed to be a remake being made, but you can't top overtop 80s movies

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More recently, the greatness that is Kung Fu Hustle, it's like Looney Tunes with martial arts :D

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