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Tai-Chi Master Review | Vintage Jet Li Films

Saturday, March 19th, 2011

There are few types of action films that I enjoy more than the historical epic. Drunken Master II, Gladiator and 300—all are sweeping, emotional roller coasters packed with flawed heroes, grandiose visuals and beautiful violence. Sadly, many critics love to complain about historical movies, saying they’re wildly inaccurate and only distort the past.

What the naysayers
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Posted in Chinese Martial Arts History, Jet Li Movies, Martial Art Movies, Tai Chi.

Vintage Jet Li Movies: The Enforcer

Friday, March 18th, 2011

In the 1990s, two superstars ruled the Asian martial arts movie market: Jackie Chan and Jet Li. While the former revolutionized the modern action extravaganza with blockbusters like Rumble in the Bronx, the latter scored box-office gold by resurrecting the “ponytail classics” with epics like Once Upon a Time in China.

Occasionally, Jet Li snuck in
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Posted in Jet Li Movies, Kung Fu, Martial Art Movies.