The best martial arts films Page 2

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  • afghan_jones 3 Jun 2008 13:44:36 3,029 posts
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    BanjoMan wrote:
    pjmaybe wrote:
    Gimme anything from the early days of chopsocky, over all that floaty nonsense.
    Eeeh, kung fu's not what it used to be.

    Watch Sonny Chiba in Streetfighter 1-3.

    Hardest man ever. Great fighter but total psycho. Like Bruce Lee but with a side helping of Begbie out of Trainspotting.
  • _Price_ 3 Jun 2008 13:47:00 3,071 posts
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    Hero
    Ong-Bak
    Crouching Tiger

    Wild card - Final Fantasy: Advent Children
  • BanjoMan 3 Jun 2008 13:47:04 13,730 posts
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    THIS

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  • GrandTheftApu 3 Jun 2008 13:48:54 6,119 posts
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    Leolian'sBro wrote:
    Kung Fu Hustle is overrated.

    You nominated the Matrix though. Suicide would be the honourable atonement.
  • afghan_jones 3 Jun 2008 13:49:47 3,029 posts
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    For the Wuxia haters, try 'The Warrior'.

    Its got that epic, classical feel and period style but has no wire work and the battles are more akin to Gladiator type rucks than floaty wire stuff.

    That said, wire-fu has its place. I enjoyed flying daggers a lot. although the wire stuff is a bit toned down in that.
  • Tremendosaurus 3 Jun 2008 13:51:44 1,196 posts
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    Kung Pow
  • Mr-Brett 3 Jun 2008 13:52:00 12,676 posts
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    You're ALL wrong, this is the best!

    The crappy Star Wars rip-off music at the start tells you straight away that this is quality (that or living).

    Portable view - Never forget.

  • thehat 3 Jun 2008 13:53:16 1,833 posts
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    Kickboxer?
  • Aretak 3 Jun 2008 13:53:41 10,329 posts
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    Nasty wrote:
    Surely it's any film with Cynthia Rothrock in it?
    LIKE THIS!
  • billythekid 3 Jun 2008 13:54:32 10,808 posts
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    thehat wrote:
    Kickboxer?

    I watched this again the other day.
    80's power ballads ftw!
  • w00t 3 Jun 2008 13:54:41 10,976 posts
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    GrandTheftApu wrote:
    Drunken Master > *
    Hell yes.

    I recommend Half a Loaf of Kung-fu - crappy old Jackie Chan film, notable for the 45 minute final fight scene aswell as the amazing name :)

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  • absolutezero 3 Jun 2008 13:55:08 7,956 posts
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    I own Ninja Terminator. It is indeed awesome.
  • BanjoMan 3 Jun 2008 13:56:16 13,730 posts
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    absolutezero wrote:
    I own Ninja Terminator. It is indeed awesome.
    Then you need to watch...
    BanjoMan wrote:
    THIS

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  • Ginger 3 Jun 2008 13:56:46 6,808 posts
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    GrandTheftApu wrote:
    Drunken Master > *
    Winner!

    London open taekwondo champion

  • magicpanda 3 Jun 2008 13:59:22 13,008 posts
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    Aretak wrote:
    Nasty wrote:
    Surely it's any film with Cynthia Rothrock in it?
    LIKE THIS!

    That is fucking brilliant. :D
  • Fonzie 3 Jun 2008 14:03:24 1,712 posts
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    Legend of Fong Sai Yuk 1 & 2 definately.

    Can't believe that 'House of the Flying Daggers' hasn't had a mention. Great film, beautifuly shot.

    Hero is beautifully shot, the use of colour is amazing.

    Ong Bak is fantastic considering the stunts are all real, Tony Jah is very talented - not seen the other film he did, Warrior King yet but I expect its more of the same.

    Bruce Lee films are all pretty decent for the fight scenes but not storylines.

    Fearless is also quite good, but then I like most films with Jet Li in.
  • Tremendosaurus 3 Jun 2008 14:07:10 1,196 posts
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    Anyone else seen The Forbidden Kingdom yet?

    Jackie Chan (doing drunken fighting) + Jet Li = all kinds of awesome.

    Shame about the annoying kid though.

    (Edit: I fail at linking!)
  • BanjoMan 3 Jun 2008 14:07:59 13,730 posts
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    Fonzie wrote:
    Can't believe that 'House of the Flying Daggers' hasn't had a mention.
    But it has: afghan_jones, halfway up this page.

    I liked it but it went on a bit. I like Hero though.

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  • afghan_jones 3 Jun 2008 14:08:17 3,029 posts
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    Tony Jaa's Warrior King is awesome.

    It lacks a bit of the edge that Ong Bak had as you dont get that feeling of seeing something thats new to the genre but it has some more intricately staged fights against a wider variety of opponents.

    Also, a huge man chucks a baby elephant through a window which is fucking mental.
  • thefilthandthefury 3 Jun 2008 14:08:56 24,901 posts
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    afghan_jones wrote:
    Also, a huge man chucks a baby elephant through a window which is fucking mental.

    glol! It's one of the best scenes, in any film, ever :D
  • afghan_jones 3 Jun 2008 14:16:38 3,029 posts
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    NatAttack wrote:
    Pfft Bruce Lee could av Ong-Bak.

    not now he's dead, he couldnt.
  • Fonzie 3 Jun 2008 14:23:32 1,712 posts
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    thefilthandthefury wrote:
    afghan_jones wrote:
    Also, a huge man chucks a baby elephant through a window which is fucking mental.

    glol! It's one of the best scenes, in any film, ever :D

    Just the thought of that makes me smile - I must see this film, if only for that scene.
  • Mr-Brett 3 Jun 2008 14:24:29 12,676 posts
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    BanjoMan wrote:
    absolutezero wrote:
    I own Ninja Terminator. It is indeed awesome.
    Then you need to watch...
    BanjoMan wrote:
    THIS

    \o/ Richard Harrison is a genius!

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  • nickthegun 3 Jun 2008 14:25:43 55,877 posts
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    My favourite things about old kung fu movies are the soundtracks they steal.

    Like Drunken Tai Chi that uses 'Love is the drug' in a training montage or Kung-Fu Zombie that uses the James Bond theme every time the zombie appears (complete with crash zoon).

    ---------------------------------------------------------
    He totally called it

  • dr_swin 3 Jun 2008 14:29:18 4,824 posts
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    I prefer my martial arts films of the 'b' movie variety a'la bloodsport and 'best of the best'.
  • stewH 3 Jun 2008 15:08:55 202 posts
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    Tonka wrote:
    HybridR wrote:
    Karate Kid.
    +1

    Followed by
    Sidekicks
    American Ninja III
    and
    Fong Sai Yuk

    Can't believe you forgot to add No Retreat! No Surrender - it even has Van Dam as an evil Russian.

    Some pretty good suggestions so far - the must sees are Ong Bak, Way of the Dragon (remember you have this movie to thank for Chuck Norris.), Drunken Master.

    Although not strictly a martial arts movie, Banlieue 13 has some great action scenes as well as some alright fight secenes.

    Also for something a bit different try A Man Called Hero - some dodgy cgi - but worth for the scene where they are fighing in the rain.
  • afghan_jones 3 Jun 2008 15:10:59 3,029 posts
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    stewH wrote:
    Although not strictly a martial arts movie, Banlieue 13 has some great action scenes as well as some alright fight secenes.

    Oh yeah, thats wicked.

    The blond bloke from it is in Kiss of the Dragon with Jet Li.
  • Deleted user 3 June 2008 15:20:12
    I love Jackie Chan Films so i suggest

    Drunken Master 1 + 2
    Project A 1 + 2
    Police Story 1 + 2

    That'll do for starters.
  • MrE26 3 Jun 2008 15:21:40 1,906 posts
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    Another vote for Ong Bak & Warrior King here. Tony Jaa is fucking mental.

    Always found Bloodsport ridiculously entertaining. It's like the Rocky IV of martial arts films.
  • dr_swin 3 Jun 2008 15:22:02 4,824 posts
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    I really love the kill bill films as well. They count don't they?
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