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Donnie ''the Dragon'' Yen
Review of Dragon Tiger Gate (DVD) by inexistence

Advantages: great fight scenes; great Chinese actors; good
Disadvantages: too much strange special effects

Do you like Chinese movies? Do you like movies with Donnie Yen? If the answer is “yes”, then be ready to represent you one of the best combinations! Cast: First we have Donnie Yen. He is still not well known in Europe, but he has more than thirt ... Read review

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07.06.2016 12:41
High Skill for Wing Chun
Review of Ip Man 2 (DVD) by remon85

Advantages: inspire experts Martial
Disadvantages: Her films only piece of the story and not all stories ip man

...: During the Sino-Japanese War, Ip Man protected the dignity of Chinese by his martial art. As he had beaten the Japanese army and made them mad, he had to escape. After the war, the families lived in Foshan and experienced hardship. Ip man go on ... Read review

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hi, needs much more info by mumsymary
nh by AnneLorraine1

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27.01.2016 05:34
47 Ronin DVD
Review of 47 Ronin (DVD) by Beerninja

Advantages: Action, fantasy, Japanese swashbuckler
Disadvantages: Too scary for children

47 Ronin is a Hollywood remake of a popular Japanese samurai fable called the Chushingura, or tale of the 47 Ronin. However, with this adaptation, Hollywood has chosen to set the action in a mythical feudal Japan of sorcery and monsters. Keanu Reeves is ... Read review

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Good review, welcome to Ciao! by sharper_fin
vh :o) by euphie

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05.11.2015 17:50
Crime vs SWAT - with an extra helping of graphic violence
Review of The Raid (DVD) by pmcds

Advantages: Fight choreography, plot development
Disadvantages: Shallow in some respects

The recent Judge Dredd film featured the 2000AD lead character fighting his way upwards through a large crime riddled apartment block to get to the crime boss at the top. I remember thinking at the time that it was a great idea, but left a little to be de ... Read review

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A good review but it doesn't sound like a film I'd enjoy by MAFARRIMOND
One of the best action films I've ever seen; be sure to check out THE RAID 2 as well. Good review! :) by eve6kicksass

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25.05.2015 13:53
Shogun Assassin is simply an awesome movie
Review of Shogun Assassin (DVD) by JMKelly123

Advantages: A very cool film that never slows down for a second
Disadvantages: none

There are 2 ways one is often guided to this movie. Quentin Tarantino has the Bride and her daughter watch it in Kill Bill vol.2 and GZA uses many samples from the film in his album Liquid Swords. There is a reason why Tarantino and GZA want us to watch t ... Read review

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Needs more detail and opinion for a higher rate sorry by StewwyB
Thanks for sharing :-) by Scotlass712

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15.03.2015 16:17
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An Insult to the Legend *Commits Seppuku*
Review of 47 Ronin (DVD) by SirJoseph

Advantages: Based on a National Legend, Colourful, Cast
Disadvantages: Insults Said Legend, Plot Change, Dialogue, Performances, English

The Revenge of the Forty-Seven Ronin The true story of the forty-seven ronin details events in eighteenth century Japan, where the leaderless samurai of a feudal lord showed extreme loyalty and persistence in avenging the death of their deceased maste ... Read review

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vh :o) by euphie
Great x by xmum2fourx

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05.12.2014 16:09
15 floors of knockout
Review of The Raid (DVD) by jonny.gleason

Advantages: action packed, cinematography, choreography
Disadvantages: maybe too graphic for some

...This film proved me wrong. The sheer scale of violence, action, and audacious plot line left me regress ... Read review

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A format is a good habit to adopt when reviewing films. by 1st2thebar
cool movie by thedevilinme

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30.04.2014 19:05
47 Ronin or 2 hours of suicide
Review of 47 Ronin (DVD) by ataman93

Advantages: Good special effects
Disadvantages: Unmemorable story and actor play, cliche scenes

...ago I decided to watch 47 Ronin. It took great efforts from my friends to persuade me to watch this movie and finally I did watch it. I wasn't disappointed because I didn't expect something unique. In my opinion it is very difficult for western p ... Read review

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Thank you all for your comments on my firs review in ciao! by ataman93
Nice solid job - stick around I'm sure you will do well here :o) by cr01

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09.04.2014 23:21
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47RONIN
Review of 47 Ronin (DVD) by kapamarou13

Advantages: special effect,music,costumes,landscape,fighting scenes and actors
Disadvantages: It was more like a fairytale instead of a story with reallity.

Director: Carl Rinsch He directed the short video (The Gift) 2010 Starring: Keanu Reeves, Hiroyuki Sanada, Jin Akanishi, Kô Shibasaki, Rinko Kikuchi, Tadanobu Asano Plot: (spoiler if you haven't seen the movie) The movie is a fantasy-adventure-martial ... Read review

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25.03.2014 13:39
Tekken it to an all new low
Review of Tekken (DVD) by pmcds

Advantages: Nothing really
Disadvantages: Sub standard throughout, to be honest

...it's clear to see that Tekken is not likely to break this trend. Based on the fighting game of the same name, it uses some of the characters of the ... Read review

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Simple reasonably concise review. E. by miloh
My nephew wasn't happy with this. Good review by xmasbelle

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21.12.2013 09:53
Action Satisfaction
Review of The Raid (DVD) by afy9mab

Advantages: Non-stop, well-choreographed action.
Disadvantages: Very little plot or character development.

Rama is a young SWAT team member sent into a tower block compound to capture evil drug lord Tama. But Tama is defended by an army of machine gun-wielding, machete-toting junkies and martial arts experts. Rama and his team are hopelessly outnumbered and he ... Read review

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I like the sound of this even though the basic plot, if that isn't too grand a word, is very similar to that of Dredd and probably many other action films too. I'd enjoy watching the skilled martial artists at work though, even if the outcome of their work isn't always pretty. by jonathanb
Another superb film review. R. by RICHADA

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10.04.2013 18:01
Best Action film of the year!
Review of The Raid (DVD) by thedevilinme

Advantages: Action film of the year!
Disadvantages: subtitles

...Raid could quite simply be the ... Read review

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Loved this one by kickapoo5
Aye, shame this title got shadowed by some of the other obvious releases. Was very enjoyable at the cinema and fun with friends at home. by Lalibela

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14.12.2012 10:10
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Jackie Chan becomes a star
Review of Snake In The Eagle's Shadow (DVD) by dbuk2000

Advantages: Great training sequences, comedy moments
Disadvantages: Outdated by todays standards

This is the film that turned Jackie Chan into a star overnight. Before this he was primarily a stuntman, however had had been signed up by Bruce Lee's former director, Lo Wei, to do a remake of fist of fury, but Jackie Chan was not allowed any freedom to ... Read review

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I'm intrigued by these cat noises ;-) by GodfatherOfSoul
I saw the closing sequence of this movie once and couldn't stop laughing at the cat noises! by Absinthe_Fairy

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29.11.2012 20:08
Tekken movie experience
Review of Tekken (DVD) by eddygordo37

Advantages: The film has eye candy for both sexes
Disadvantages: Won't be appreciated compared to huge blockbuster Hollywood films

For a smaller budget film compared to huge budget Hollywood films, I feel this film is satisfactory to my viewing pleasure. The storyline does not totally follow the game but they put in a quite a good effort to have actors and actresses look pretty close ... Read review

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Sorry for the lowish rate, but this review is severely lacking in substance. What is the story about? Who are the cast and what are their performances like? by Dentolux
Needs more info by Summers_mummy

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17.11.2012 06:32
Not The Karate Kid
Review of The Karate Kid (DVD) by aragorn01

Advantages: If you haven't seen the original or are a fan of Jackie Chan you may enjoy this
Disadvantages: A more or less direct rip off of the original. Jaden Smith seems to be a 1 trick pony

...move to China. He meets the maintainance man, who repa ... Read review

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07.08.2012 23:06
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