One-Armed Swordsman & Legend of the Mountain

Guest reviewer Lee Broughton returns with coverage of two well-regarded wuxia films (period martial arts movies set in ancient China). One is an intense action flick from the Shaw Brothers Studio that ...

Celebrating 45 Years of King Boxer

Craig Lines Sep 6, 2017 45 years on, we revisit King Boxer, and find a genuinely great martial arts movie... Asian martial arts are now deeply embedded in western pop culture, but this wasn’t always ...

Drive-In Dust Offs: The Legend Of The 7 Golden Vampires (1974)

By the early ‘70s, Hammer films was wheezing and sputtering just to stay alive. Their attempts to stay current with the changing tides of horror were often misbegotten and misdirected (Dracula A.D. ...

10 essential martial arts heroines

Craig Lines Feb 9, 2017 Cynthia Rothrock, Michelle Yeoh, Maggie Cheung and more feature, as we salute the female stars of martial arts movies... It’s arguably a rare sight when female characters ...

Chang Cheh’s “Five Element Ninjas” is one of the most impressive (and cult) martial arts films of all time

This was Chang Cheh’s first film not featuring the “Venom Mob,” but he substituted them with gusto, by presenting ninjas, the animosity between China and Japan, and Cheng Tien Chi. Chief Hong, leader ...

Chang Cheh’s “House of Traps” is a definite kung fu cult film

The “Venom Mob” was a group of actors that first appeared on Chang Chen’s internationally appraised “The Five Venom” and continued on shooting more than a dozen films. “House of Traps” is considered ...

Kung Fu legends: The Venom Mob

Craig Lines Dec 14, 2016 The legendary Venom Mob never became kung fu cinema stars as individuals. But as a group? Let us tell their story... A film critic, an accountant, an orphan and three opera ...

Martial Arts Filmmakers “Shaw Brothers” to Conquer Silver Screen Again

After a three-decade hiatus, Shaw Brothers Holdings promises to conquer movie theaters once again. Nikkei Asian Review reports that the Shaw Brothers Holdings recently appointed media mogul Li ...

Hammer, Kung Fu, and The Legend Of The 7 Golden Vampires

Craig Lines Nov 2, 2016 In the 1970s, Hammer joined forces with Shaw Brothers Studios, to try and inject fresh blood into the former's Dracula franchise... The final film in Hammer's Dracula series ...

How Wu-Tang Clan’s RZA Became a Kung-Fu Fanatic

How Wu-Tang Clan’s RZA Became a Kung-Fu Fanatic Filmmaker and hip-hop legend RZA made dreams come true for kung-fu fans on a recent Saturday night by programming a double feature of classic martial arts films “Five Element Ninjas” and “House of ...

Looking back at The Five Deadly Venoms

facebook twitter google+ The Five Deadly Venoms is a martial arts classic, that comes with one of the best opening sequences we've seen... You don't need to do much more than whisper "I had five ...

Looking back at The Five Deadly Venoms

facebook twitter google+ The Five Deadly Venoms is a martial arts classic, that comes with one of the best opening sequences we've seen... You don't need to do much more than whisper "I had five ...

40 Ti Lung Movies To Enjoy Part 2/2

http://asianmoviepulse.com/2016/01/40-ti-lung-movies-enjoy-part-12/2/ – Part 1 Ti Lung is known for his awesome catalogue of movies, over the years he was a leading star at The Shaw Brothers Studio ...

40 Ti Lung Movies To Enjoy Part 1/2

Ti Lung is known for his awesome catalogue of movies, over the years he was a leading star at The Shaw Brothers Studio and appeared in well over a 100 movies. I have put together a list of movies, ...

30 Amazing Wu Xia Movies To Enjoy

When I think of Wu Xia movies, I immediately think of Shaw Brothers and the many classic they have made over the years. What I love about this genre is many things, the Swordplay, The Characters, ...

Daily | Goings On | Next Fest, Noir, Samurai

In today's roundup on events and screenings from coast to coast: Sundance's Next Fest in Los Angeles, Tadanobu Asano in San Francisco, samurai movies in Austin and, in New York, James Szalapski's ...

Daily | Goings On | Next Fest, Noir, Samurai

In today's roundup on events and screenings from coast to coast: Sundance's Next Fest in Los Angeles, Tadanobu Asano in San Francisco, samurai movies in Austin and, in New York, James Szalapski's ...

El Rey Network's Two Day Father's Day Movie Marathon Spotlights the Father of Kung Fu Cinema Chang Cheh

El Rey Network will celebrate Father’s Day with a Kung Fu marathon dedicated to the most prolific director Shaw Brothers’ history and the Father of Kung Fu Cinema, Chang Cheh. Starting Saturday, June ...

The Dragon’s Snake Fist Coming Soon On DVD From Terracotta Distribution

Starring: Dragon Lee (The Real Bruce Lee, The Dragon On Fire) Yuen Qiu (Kung Fu Hustle,The Man With The Golden Gun) Bruce Lai (Return to the 36th Chamber, Enter Three Dragons) Genre: Martial Arts ...

Armchair Vacation: Five Films To Watch At Home This Weekend [May 29-31]

Every day, more and more films are added to the various streaming services out there, ranging from Netflix to YouTube, and are hitting the airwaves via movie-centric networks like TCM. Therefore, ...

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