Pedicab Driver & More Available On Warner Archive Instant

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The Golden Harvest studio is responsible for some of the most beloved films in the martial arts genre, having produced countless classics featuring legends like Bruce Lee, Jackie Chan, Sammo Hung, and Yuen Biao. A recent announcement from Warner Archives, the online film streaming service owned by Warner Brothers, revealed that …

Iko Uwais and Ronda Rousey Team Up In MILE 22

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Indonesian Martial arts movie star Iko Uwais was first introduced to fans of the genre with 2009’s MERANTAU a film that caught the viewers attention with it’s impressive displays of the Indonesian martial art pencak-silat from it’s star Uwais. MERANTAU was the first collaboration between director Gareth Evans and Iko Uwais, but it wasn’t until their second project …

Bruce Lee’s Gravesite

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Legendary martial artist and actor Bruce lee has impacted the world of martial arts and introduced the Kung fu film genre to non-Chinese audiences. His legacy touched the lives of fans of his movies and martial arts practitioners worldwide making his final resting place in Seattle, Washington a place of pilgrimage for admirers from across the globe …

Kara Hui Announces Retirement And Final Action Film

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Legendary kung fu actress Kara Hui-Ying Hung recently announced that she has plans to retire from the film industry, with her final action film starting production this October. Kara Hui is probably best known to fans of martial arts cinema for her roles in many of the late great Lau Kar Leung’s classic movies at Shaw Brother Studios. Films such as …

Kung Fu Legend Yu Cheng-Hui Has Passed

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On the evening of July 4, 2015, the Chinese kung fu master and film star Sifu Yu Cheng-Hui passed away just a month and a half shy of his 76th birthday. Yu Cheng Hui (aka. 于承惠, Yu Ching-Wai, Yue Sing-Wai, Hui Ching-Wai, Yu Chenghui) was born in China’s Shandong province on August 16, 1939, and began studying martial arts …

Kung Fu Cinema Legend Chang Shan Coming To The UK

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Chang Shan’s name should be familiar to fans of the martial arts genre due to his roles in films such as SHAOLIN VS LAMA (1983), OF COOKS AND KUNG FU (1979), and SEVEN STEPS OF KUNG FU (1979). Chang, an actor held in high regard by fans for his commanding screen presence, impressive fighting skills and his many memorable villainous …

New AMC Martial Arts Series- INTO THE BADLANDS

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More than ever, television projects featuring a strong martial arts focus are being developed. Netflix’s soon to be released IRON FIST and the announcement of WARRIOR, a series based on previously unused Bruce Lee material, are just a few we fans can look forward to. AMC, the US cable network known for critically acclaimed shows like MAD MEN, BREAKING BAD …

Toshiro Mifune Getting Star On Hollywood Walk Of Fame

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On June 22nd, 2015 the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce revealed the newest honorees to the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and among them is one of Japan’s (and the world’s) greatest actors, the legendary Toshiro Mifune (1920-1997). Mifune is probably best known for his role in Akira Kurosawa’s classic SEVEN SAMURAI (1954) …