The Karate Kid Part II (1986)

The “Karate Kid” and his teacher go on another adventure, this time to Okinawa, the birthplace of Mr. Miyagi. There, more trouble awaits. After winning the All-Valley Karate Championships and earning the respect of his former bullies, Daniel Larusso is preparing for his senior prom. However, he learns that his girlfriend has dumped him to […]

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47 Ronin (2013)

The famous Japanese legend is given a supernatural twist in Carl Rinsch’s story. Despite the film being one of the biggest flops of 2013, the film is actually worth seeing. In the times of feudal Japan, a young teen is found in the forests of Ako. Thought to be a demon, he is revealed to […]

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Harakiri (1962)

Director Masaki Kobayashi helms this classic samurai eiga that, like his Japanese counterpart Akira Kurosawa, features exciting camera techniques that would influence later martial arts films. In addition, an exciting storyline and twist leads to a classic samurai film. It is May 13th, 1630. At the manor of Lord Iyi, a bewildered-looking samurai appears at […]

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Pyongyang Nalpharam (2006)

  This North Korean film takes a page from the classic kung fu era and brings a tale of Korea’s martial art of Nalpharam (which later would be called Taekkyon, a predecessor of Tae Kwon Do) against Japanese invaders. In the early 20th century Japanese occupation of Korea, an ancient martial arts manual that showcases […]

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Thunderbolt (1995)

Jackie Chan’s love of car racing transitions to the big screen in this action packed film from director Gordon Chan. Graduating from a racing academy in Japan, Jackie returns home to Hong Kong where he plans to help his father’s garage and assist him in tracking down illegal racing cars at night with the police. […]

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The Funeral (1984)

In what would be the beginning to his prolific career as one of Japan’s top auteurs, the late Juzo Itami brings this tale of chaos during a family funeral. Family patriarch Shinkichi Amamiya has passed away after suffering a heart attack. Upon the request of his widow, the wake for the funeral is to be […]

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