Martial Arts / Samurai films

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PostMartial Arts / Samurai films
by d'mince pies » Thu May 10, 2012 1:36 am

Inspired by Dual's post in last film watched, i thought it would be handy to gather all the aforementioned films into one handy topic for future discussion and recommendations.

Theres a load of samurai films missing from the lists! Will post my recommendations later.

TimeGhost wrote:Seven Samurai / Yojimbo
Enter The Dragon
Above The Law
Ip Man
Kung Fu Hustle

BrianBlessedsBitch wrote:1. Fist of Fury
2. Drunken Master
3. Enter the Dragon
4. Once Upon a Time in China
5. Legend of Drunken Master
6. The 36th Chamber of Shaolin
7. Once Upon a Time in China 2
8. Master of the Flying Guillotine
9. Police Story
10. Fist of Legend

Yeah, I know that is more than five.

Anung wrote:Iron Monkey
Flash Point
Ip Man

BrianBlessedsBitch wrote:If samurai films are being included then I'll also include...

Lone Wolf & Cub: Sword of Vengeance
Sword of Doom
Lone Wolf & Cub: Baby Cart at the River Styx

Anung wrote:Twilight Samurai :wub: :wub: :wub: what a strawberry floating film.

satriales wrote:The Young Master.

Ironhide wrote:Ong Bak

Banjo wrote:All my faves have been mentioned. Been a few years since I last saw them, but I recall highly enjoying The Legend and Twin Warriors, both starring Jet Li.

dmin wrote:Ones that haven't already been mentioned -

The Big Boss
Shaolin Temple
8 Diagram Pole Fighter
Warriors Two
The Prodigal Son
Encounters of the Spooky Kind :wub:
The Magnificent Butcher
Snake in the Eagles Shadow
Wheels on Meals
Fearless

and yes thats more than 5 :shifty:

DaddyBrown wrote:
I'd also add Iron Monkey, a truly awesome film.


Anung wrote:Donnie Yen :wub:



Yen mixing MMA with his Wushu/taekwondo style in this film. A true practitioner :wub:

DaddyBrown wrote:The Black Sheep Affair.

If you ever wanted to see Forest Law VS Kazuya Machinima in live action movie then this is pretty close.


Jax wrote:Speaking of martial arts films, has anyone seen Legend of the Fist: Return of Chen Zhen? It looks pretty good from the trailer, can anyone recommend it?


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PostRe: Martial Arts / Samurai films
by Vermin » Thu May 10, 2012 1:57 am

Gohatto (Taboo) is also a great Samurai film. Saw it on BBC4 a few years back.

And there's Sanjuro, of course.

Always wanted to watch Zatoichi Meets Yojimbo. Mifune's presence should give it something special.

Just want to speak up for the Steven Seagal film in my top 5 - his calm but brutal as strawberry float Aikido is one satisfying thing to watch in his early films.

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PostRe: Martial Arts / Samurai films
by Dual » Thu May 10, 2012 9:20 am

FWIW I added the following to my LoveFilm list:

Drunken Master
Enter the Dragon
Fist of Fury
IP Man
Seven Samurai
The Way of The Dragon
Yojimbo

Enough there to get me started I'm sure :)

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by Fatal Exception » Thu May 10, 2012 9:28 am

The IP Man Karate fight is still one of the most brutal martial arts sequences I've ever seen. :shock:

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PostRe: Martial Arts / Samurai films
by d'mince pies » Thu May 10, 2012 1:01 pm

Righto, time for my samurai list, in no particular order -

(Akira Kurosawa)
Seven Samurai | Yojimbo | Sanjuro | The Hidden Fortress | Kagemusha | Ran | Throne of Blood | Rashomon

(All based on books by the same author)
The Twilight Samurai :wub: | The Hidden Blade | Love and Honour | Sword of Desperation

Hara-Kiri (The Kobayashi one, Takashi Miike has a remake under the same name)

Samurai Rebellion | Sword of Doom | Sword of the Beast | When The Last Sword is Drawn | Chushingura / The 47 Ronin (Keanu Reeves is remaking this)

Lone Wolf and Cub (The first 2 are the best but they're all entertaining)

Lady Snowblood 1 & 2 (Inspiration for Kill Bill)

(Starring Reiko Ike :wub:)
Sex and Fury | The Female Yakuza Tale

Hanzo The Razor (mental :lol:)

(Recent works)
13 Assassins (Takashi Miike) | Zatoichi (Beat Takeshi. Haven't seen the original series yet :( ) | Sword of Desperation (same as mentioned above) | Azumi (the 2nd one isn't meant to be great)

(Lesser Works)
Shogun's Samurai | Bohachi Bushido

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PostRe: Martial Arts / Samurai films
by d'mince pies » Thu May 10, 2012 1:07 pm

TimeGhost wrote:Gohatto (Taboo) is also a great Samurai film. Saw it on BBC4 a few years back.

And there's Sanjuro, of course.

Always wanted to watch Zatoichi Meets Yojimbo. Mifune's presence should give it something special.

Just want to speak up for the Steven Seagal film in my top 5 - his calm but brutal as strawberry float Aikido is one satisfying thing to watch in his early films.

Thanks. I just found Gohatto somewhere :shifty: Will have a watch.

Yeah, i was hoping to see that too sometime. Always tempted to send off for this: Zatoichi - The Blind Swordsman DVD boxset

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PostRe: Martial Arts / Samurai films
by Yulehide » Thu May 10, 2012 3:04 pm

Just how awesome is Tony Jaa?



incredible stuff.

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PostRe: Martial Arts / Samurai films
by Shalashaska » Thu May 10, 2012 6:46 pm

Yojimbo is my favourite film ever. Apparently Mifune had like a 5th dan in Iaido, which makes sense. One of my other favs is Ninja in the Dragons den, dunno if thats been mentioned. I'm still looking for a film with actual Ninjutsu :P

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PostRe: Martial Arts / Samurai films
by Tom1882 » Thu May 10, 2012 7:04 pm

Ironhide wrote:Just how awesome is Tony Jaa?



incredible stuff.


Love Tony Jaa, but I think I prefer his scenes in Warrior King to anything he's done in Ong Bak, and I loved everything he did in all 3 Ong Bak films!

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PostRe: Martial Arts / Samurai films
by Yulehide » Thu May 10, 2012 7:15 pm

This scene is just so brutal :shock:



ouch!

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PostRe: Martial Arts / Samurai films
by Silent Right » Thu May 10, 2012 10:25 pm

I watched Dragons Forever yesturday, found it on youtube...



So awesome, it's like if the three stooges made a martial arts movie. :lol:

I also loved the fact they didn't even bother to explain why Jackie Chan was such an amazing martial artist in the movie, he plays a lawyer FFS they could have at least said he did it as a kid or something!

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PostRe: Martial Arts / Samurai films
by Vermin » Thu May 10, 2012 10:32 pm

dmin wrote:
TimeGhost wrote:Gohatto (Taboo) is also a great Samurai film. Saw it on BBC4 a few years back.

And there's Sanjuro, of course.

Always wanted to watch Zatoichi Meets Yojimbo. Mifune's presence should give it something special.

Just want to speak up for the Steven Seagal film in my top 5 - his calm but brutal as strawberry float Aikido is one satisfying thing to watch in his early films.

Thanks. I just found Gohatto somewhere :shifty: Will have a watch.

Yeah, i was hoping to see that too sometime. Always tempted to send off for this: Zatoichi - The Blind Swordsman DVD boxset


Cool, glad I was able to rec something you've not seen, there's tons on your lists that I've yet to get around to watching. When I said Gohatto was 'great' I really meant 'good'. Stands out as unique because of its homosexual protagonist, though, and the sword action scenes are really well done..

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PostRe: Martial Arts / Samurai films
by Gemini73 » Fri May 11, 2012 6:03 pm

Ironhide wrote:This scene is just so brutal :shock:



ouch!


Yep, that's brutal alright. I don't think I've winced as much in one sitting. :lol:

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PostRe: Martial Arts / Samurai films
by satriales » Fri May 11, 2012 9:47 pm



:shifty:

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PostRe: Martial Arts / Samurai films
by Gemini73 » Fri May 11, 2012 10:28 pm

Cynthia Rothrock is actually a really good fighter. Here she is fighting Sammo Hung in Millionaire's Express


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PostRe: Martial Arts / Samurai films
by Abs » Sat May 12, 2012 1:02 am

Erm, Shogun Assassin anyone?



The trailer makes it look a bit strange, but it's actually incredible, so many classic scenes.

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PostRe: Martial Arts / Samurai films
by d'mince pies » Sat May 12, 2012 4:15 pm

Rightey wrote:I watched Dragons Forever yesturday, found it on youtube...

So awesome, it's like if the three stooges made a martial arts movie. :lol:

Have you seen Wheels on Meals? It stars the same trio - Jackie Chan, Sammo Hung and Yuen Biao.

Abs wrote:Erm, Shogun Assassin anyone?

The trailer makes it look a bit strange, but it's actually incredible, so many classic scenes.

Shogun Assassin is an amalgam of the first 2 Lone Wolf and Cub films. I think its only like 15mins of the first one or something and the rest of it is the second film.

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PostRe: Martial Arts / Samurai films
by Abs » Sat May 12, 2012 4:35 pm

Yeah a friend told me that, said the film didn't make any sense to him because of it.

Still, great music, nicely over the top, and that scene in the bath tub with the woman and his child, so deep man

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PostRe: Martial Arts / Samurai films
by Gemini73 » Sat May 12, 2012 6:12 pm

Extreme Challenge.


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PostRe: Martial Arts / Samurai films
by Saigon Slick » Sun May 13, 2012 11:58 am

There's this amazing film called Riki-Oh, not because it's good or anything but because it's just so utterly mental. :shifty:

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