The Best of the Martial Arts Films (1990)

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A review about martial arts films as well as some of its biggest movie stars.

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Sandra Weintraub

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Sandra Weintraub

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6 June 2003 | JMMathews01
The ultimate martial arts documentary of the 80s.
Anyone needing more material information on the martial arts of the 1980s can find it all here. This documentary is led and narrated by John Saxon in which he explains some brief history and the general idea of where martial arts comes from and why. From there he moves into the film noir which, of course, begins with Bruce Lee. From there he introduces many other styles of fighting, notable film stars, different fighting techniques and some film star interviews( cynthia rothrock, jackie chan, samo hung, etc.) Mostly Jackie Chan is present so don't fast forward in hopes that he will go away. This should be titled "Jackie Chan and other great martial arts flicks." Don't get me wrong this is really good but Chan is in it too much. A collection of many other already forgettable martial art stars are shown in their own hellish prime, yet their performance are always an inspiration of future of martial arts films.

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Release Date:

1990

Language

Cantonese, English


Country of Origin

Hong Kong, USA

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