IDK, I’m watching hippies juggling on YouTube one second and the next this guy is frigging tying people up like Peter Parker. I LOVE Michelle Yeoh in Magnificent Warriors (totally a tip from your blog), what other killer rope work is out there?
I love seeing amazing rope dart work too and, sadly, it isn’t used in kung fu cinema nearly as much as it should be.
It’s definitely present in Jet Li’s “Shaolin Temple” films and I think he uses a hose pipe as the equivalent in…”Romeo Most Die,” maybe?
Jackie Chan uses a horse shoe version in “Shanghai Noon” too. It’s brief but actually really good.
I recently uploaded this fight from “Blades of Fury.” It has some amazing rope mace work, though it is heavily sped up.
I’ll keep thinking and, should I come across any, I’ll send them your way. Perhaps other bloggers recall some I don’t, too.
Just got back from watching the “Robocop” remake. I genuinely enjoyed it, but…
A.) It’s a political thriller, not an action film. It’s 25% gun fights, 50% politics and 25% “Oh look it’s a cyborg on a badass motorbike” shots.
B.) Not a single person got shot in the dick. Or even near the dick.
C.) Robocop’s human hand is annoying. It’s like they decided to leave him something to masturbate with but forgot his knob got exploded off.
D.) There’s a distinct lack of 80’s style cocaine use.
E.) Not only is there no Clarence Bodiker but nobody yells “Bitches, leave” at two fun loving prostitues.
F.) ED-209 doesn’t fall down the stairs and make creepy abattoir noises.
G.) They make a race joke about Robocop being black. It’s said by a black man…so that’s ok. The two Hispanic dudes three rows back thought it was the funniest thing in the world.
H.) Samuel L. Jackson says “motherfucker” and they bleep it out. Get it? Because it’s Samuel L. Jackson! Sadly, he doesn’t say he’s tired of all the Robocops on his plane.
All in all, it was far better than I thought. Very adult, very satirical and enough nods to the original to give it a pass.
Don’t take your kids to see it, though. They’ll be bored out of their minds.
I’d completely forgotten about this entire album, despite constantly stating that Breeze Brewin’ is one of the most underrated emcees in hip hop history.
The album under uses Queen Herawin way too much but she appears on this track and fucking kills it.
That beat…so simple, so smooth. And Reign Supreme (from Adagio) sounds a little like if Biggie lost some weight and got a tonsillectomy. Dope.
Another amazing final fight. This time from the underrated classic, “The Loot.”
Norman Chu, Lily Li, Philip Ko Fei and David Chiang make it possibly the greatest four way finale of all time. Not to mention Chiang pulls out the Monkey Fist and it’s equal parts stupid and the best thing you have ever seen.
Jackie Chan in one of his better old school films, “Spiritual Kung Fu.”
Starting today, Donnie Yen’s latest film, “Special ID,” will get a limited (very limited) theatrical run and will be available to watch on Video On Demand.
Because of this, this “exclusive” clip has been released. As a warning, it does feature about half of the very last fight in the film.
As a secondary warning, there are about four fights in the entire thing so do NOT expect it to be like this from start to finish. It isn’t…at all.