Here is a nice YouTube video, which features some of the famous action movie actors, who are martial artists in real life, complete with titles and archive footage.
UFC is such a great sport that I don’t really believe that this was done on purpose, but two fights in the same event sharing this makes it statistically interesting.
P.S.: That wasn’t spotted by me initially. Saw it on Facebook first.
Here is one of my proud parenting moments – Maxim’s exercise diary. While at school they do boring running, at home he lets his inner self to take control, and practice kang fo. Now, for those of you not versed in martial arts, kang fo is like kung fu, but more powerful, and with a tiny mix of robots’ and transformers’ fighting techniques.
“The Process” is an unwatchable piece of crap.Â I can’t call it a film.Â I can’t even call it a motion picture.Â It’s just a piece of crap.Â I only managed to watch the first 40 minutes and it was constantly getting worse with every second of the screen time.
Everything about it is bad.Â Crappy story (which is very usual for martial arts movies), terrible acting, terrible martial arts, worst camera work ever, lights, sounds, directing… You name it – and it sucks in “The Process”.
Avoid at all costs.Â 1 out of 10. (0, if I can use zero).
It’s been a slow news day, so here is something to make you smile on this Sunday afternoon – martial arts video clips from one Indian movie – Hebetudinous:
Intense, beautifully choreographed, bloody as hell, and, above all, hilarious…
Today I attended a kickboxing competition, organized by World Kickboxing Network. The event was held in Strovolos Municipality in Nicosia.
Once in a while it’s god to watch something really old and good. Watching old movies helps to understand better how far we came in the last few years. “Shao Lin san shi liu fang” (aka “36th Chamber of Shaolin”) is considered to be one of the first kung fu movies. It is as old as I am – dated back to 1978. It is a true classic which is still fun to watch even after so many years.
Directed by: Chia-Liang Liu
Genres: Action, Drama
Cast: Billy Chan, Lung Chan, Shen Chan, John Cheung, Wah Cheung, Nan Chiang
IMDB raintg: 8.1
My rating: 7.0
I was reading up on the subject of kung fu. History of Shaolin monastery makes a good part of it. As does Beijing Opera which created lots of kung fu movie stars (Jackie Chan as an example).
“She xing diao shou” (also known as “Snake in the Eagle’s Shadow”) is the first movie ever (1978) directed by Woo-ping Yuen. Yuen has made a huge contribution in the martial arts cinematography by directing, acting, and choreographing fights and stunts in many films (including both Kill Bill volumes and Matrix trilogy). This film also stars a young but very experienced by that time Jackie Chan. Needless to say that I’ve seen it a hundred times or so. All that was about 15 years ago though…
Directed by: Woo-ping Yuen
Genres: Action, Comedy
Cast: Jackie Chan, Siu Tien Yuen, Jang Lee Hwang, Dean Shek, Roy Horan, Hark-On Fung, Lung Chan, Kam Chiang, Chi Ling Chiu, Sammo Hung Kam-Bo
IMDB raintg: 7.4
My rating: 9.0