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Classics of Martial Arts Cinema: Hero, Starring Jet Li and Donnie Yen

Wednesday, August 19th, 2015

Hero was a bona fide hit in theaters! Find out what went into making this Chinese martial arts film a success — and why its successor House of Flying Daggers didn’t fare so well.
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Posted in Jet Li Movies.

An Empress and the Warriors vs. Battle of the Warriors

Friday, May 27th, 2011

It’s funny how every few years, two movies based on the same topic come out almost simultaneously. It’s even funnier how one film usually aspires to be sophisticated art while the other only pretends to be.

There were competing Truman Capote films of mid-decade (Capote and Infamous), the killer-asteroid flicks of 1998 (Armageddon and Deep Impact)
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Posted in Chinese Martial Arts History, Martial Art Movies.