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I love Martial Arts. Bruce Lee is an example of the last reincarnation and then Nirvana. He became pure energy. He just left, he did not die, he transformed. Anyway, this is a new movie about Bruce Lee's Sifu, Yip Man. Check out this scene that I uploaded:

 

I am having difficulty embedding the video. BRB

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My favourite is actually Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story

http-~~-//www.youtube.com/watch?v=suqr6ax8D28

It had some nice elements to it, especially his inner deamons.

 

I love that movie. What was his name, Jason Scott Lee? I thought he did an outstanding portrayal of Master Lee.

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Yeah, Jason Scott Lee.

I was sceptical at first but was won over after the movie.

I've not seen the movie you posted but it had a distinctly Rocky feel to it. Does boxing count as Martial Arts as I liked a lot of the Rocky films (the the last ones though <_<)

How would a guy wearing boxing gloves ever hope to win a fight with a guy bare fisted? :lol:

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How would a guy wearing boxing gloves ever hope to win a fight with a guy bare fisted? :lol:

 

Actually, according to QI there are more deaths in boxing now than there were before gloves were introduced - wearing gloves makes the boxers do less superficial damage to their opponent but it also means they can punch harder and for longer without fucking up their hands.

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Personally I don't like the modern trend for CGI and choppy editing instead of proper choreography that a lot of Western films use. Give me proper stuntmen like Tony Jaa or early Jackie Chan any day.

 

http-~~-//www.youtube.com/watch?v=6eV8hc-6WvY

 

http-~~-//www.youtube.com/watch?v=kWpQi3_v7Zc

 

That Yip Man 2 scene was great BTW, is the whole movie worth checking out?

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Actually, according to QI there are more deaths in boxing now than there were before gloves were introduced - wearing gloves makes the boxers do less superficial damage to their opponent but it also means they can punch harder and for longer without fucking up their hands.

 

Aye, but the bare knuckle guy would knock out the guy wearing boxing gloves quickly and therefore should win quite easily.
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Thank you for participating...I love martial arts. I agree that Tony Jaa is a total bad ass. I only liked him in the first Ong Bak. His martial arts ability is unbelievable and it was edited and choreographed in the first Ong Bak, perfectly. All subsequent films have been very disappointing. I don't care too much for the use of wires and such. I was very much influenced by Martial arts... the first movies that I saw were Enter the Ninja and Revenge of the Ninja. But, I still like "Bloodsport"and Perfect Weapon with Jeff Speakman. Dragon: The Legend of Bruce Lee: Awesome. Of course all of Bruce Lee's work including his philosophy... I loved the fight scene against Chuck Norris.

 

Lately, I really liked Shinobi: Heart Under Blade. I gotta go to sleep...

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Sorry folks, the distributors of the movie in the Philippines flagged the clip, I had. They are not the copyright holders and only have rights in the Philippines. But You Lube has cowered again. So, that video is bye bye. It's up to you to keep this forum going. But there has not been much response anyway, so I guess I shall euthanize it.

Thank you.

Max Factor

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I don't like modern CGI and wire stuff, too. The only martial arts action films that REALLY flashed me and reinvigorated my love for the genre, have been "Flash Point" and "Kill Zone", both starring Donnie Yen as main actor.

 

Flash Point final fight

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oSv9EHXPd1c

 

Kill Zone - Yen vs. Jing

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4wwnmBqPloM

 

Will never get tired watching the fight scenes of those two movies. I liked the two "Ip Man" movies as well, but I enjoy modern settings a bit more. If you haven't seen those two movies, I highly recommend them! They are both full of awesome action scenes and stunt work.

 

But if I had to name one fighting scene, which is the best imo, I probably would have to pick the restaurant scene from "Tom Yum Goong" with Tony Jaa. It's just sooo unbelievably good.

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My top 10 martial arts films in random order:

 

Drunken Master

The Magnificent Butcher

Drunken Master II

Knockabout

The Prodigal Son

The Way Of The Dragon

Warriors Two

Police Story

Warrior King aka Protector

Armour Of God

 

My top 10 martial art stars in random order:

 

Jackie Chan

Bruce Lee

Yuen Biao

Sammo Hung

Yuen Wah

Donnie Yen

Hwang Jang Lee

Lam Chin-Ying

Tony Jaa

Gordon Liu

 

 

Two words

 

Yuen Biao

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KZ6LiFkDbmA

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Dunno if this counts as martial arts but it's good stuff.

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wha0brbb_44

 

 

Oh man, I didn't see this thread before, but..........Old Boy is a crazy movie, and that fight scene is awesome!

 

I'm not big into martial arts movies, but Old Boy is just a crazy fucking movie!

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My top 10 martial arts films in random order:

 

Drunken Master

The Magnificent Butcher

Drunken Master II

Knockabout

The Prodigal Son

The Way Of The Dragon

Warriors Two

Police Story

Warrior King aka Protector

Armour Of God

 

My top 10 martial art stars in random order:

 

Jackie Chan

Bruce Lee

Yuen Biao

Sammo Hung

Yuen Wah

Donnie Yen

Hwang Jang Lee

Lam Chin-Ying

Tony Jaa

Gordon Liu

 

 

Two words

 

Yuen Biao

 

http-~~-//www.youtube.com/watch?v=KZ6LiFkDbmA

 

Nice lists. Old-school MA movies are still the best ones IMO.

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The last two fight scenes in Kill Zone (called SPL in Asia I believe) with Donnie Yen and Sammu Hung are some of the most impressive I have ever seen. Other than that, Fist of Legend (Jet Li), The Protector and Ong Bak had some superb fighting choreography/scenes and many above. Also, check out Princess Blade (choreography by Donnie Yen).

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Ong Bak ... the first one. It's just plain massive.

 

But there also was another film starring Tony Jaa ... Tom Yum Goong it was called (I mean the elephant film). I liked that one even better because it's not as serious as Ong Bak...

 

Ong Bak 2 was not that good. And there's a third one, but I don't know it.

 

But the Drunken Master 2 (which is called "Drunken Master" in german) is even better than the modern stuff...

 

More good ones I don't know. I really wanna see a Bruce Lee film one day...

 

Oh and Old boy is great. Sick film.

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