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Flying Swords of Dragon Gate

Lately — and all too quietly — the Indomina label has been releasing some excellent packages of Asian action films I’m afraid otherwise would go unseen by North American audiences: True Legend, Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame and now, Flying Swords of Dragon Gate. Apparently a sequel and/or semi-remake of 1992’s

Flying Swords of Dragon Gate

Lately — and all too quietly — the Indomina label has been releasing some excellent packages of Asian action films I’m afraid otherwise would go unseen by North American audiences: True Legend, Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame and now, Flying Swords of Dragon Gate. Apparently a sequel and/or semi-remake of 1992’s

Ocean Heaven / 1911

Namely, your body starts to fail you. No longer are you as quick, nimble and flexible as in your prime. What’s an action hero to do? If you’re Jackie Chan and Jet Li — age 57 and 48, respectively — you start turning more and more to dramas. Coincidentally (or not), both martial-arts superstars have

Ocean Heaven / 1911

Namely, your body starts to fail you. No longer are you as quick, nimble and flexible as in your prime. What’s an action hero to do? If you’re Jackie Chan and Jet Li — age 57 and 48, respectively — you start turning more and more to dramas. Coincidentally (or not), both martial-arts superstars have

The Expendables: Extended Director’s Cut

Running 11 minutes longer, it’s superior, Sly says, to what we saw in theaters. I’ve gotta be honest: This is my third viewing of “The Expendables,” and other than the awful power ballad that now hangs atop the opening credits, I can’t say I noticed marked differences. (Then again, I’m not a movie memorizer. I

The Expendables: Extended Director’s Cut

Running 11 minutes longer, it’s superior, Sly says, to what we saw in theaters. I’ve gotta be honest: This is my third viewing of “The Expendables,” and other than the awful power ballad that now hangs atop the opening credits, I can’t say I noticed marked differences. (Then again, I’m not a movie memorizer. I

True Legend

To HK aficionados, this will come as no shock, as the film bears the directorial credit of Yuen Woo Ping. Although known to American audiences as the guy behind the wire-fu choreography of “The Matrix,” “Kill Bill” and “Charlie’s Angels,” he’s responsible for the whole of some kick-ass projects in his homeland, including Chan in

The King of Fighters

In “Fighters,” three ancient artifacts — a sword, a shield and a chain-metal necklace that looks like Red Sonja’s thong — combine to unleash energy that opens a gateway to another dimension where characters compete in underground fighting tournaments to become the King of Fighters. There, logic and physics are on hold, tunnels are awash

Legend of the Fist: The Return of Chen Zhen

Martial-arts film fans know the answer: He’s a fictional folk hero played by Bruce Lee in 1972’s “Fist of Fury,” then Jet Li in 1994’s “Fist of Legend,” and now Donnie Yen in this, although the movies have no real relationship to one another — well, other than being cool, of course. If anything, “Legend

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