Kill and Kill Again (1981)

With the success of Kill or Be Killed, the South African martial arts film that launched James Ryan as an action star, director Ivan Hall returns with this in-name sequel that delves practically into more of a James Bond-like thriller rather than the tournament genre of the original. Steve Chase is a martial arts champion […]

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Kill or Be Killed (1977)

When this South African film was released in the United States in 1980, the film distributors marketed as “The Greatest Hollywood Martial Arts Film Made”. However, the film wasn’t made in Hollywood, but in South Africa. Nevertheless, the film hails as a cult classic that features real Japanese karate techniques. Steve Hunt has tried out […]

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The Forgiven (2018)

Forest Whitaker and Eric Bana pull off powerful performances in this adaptation of Michael Ashton’s stage play set in post-Apartheid South Africa. At the end of Apartheid in South Africa, Nelson Mandela has been elected President. In an effort to ease tensions between Afikaners and native Africans, a committee is formed for prisoners and violators […]

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Merchants of War (1989)

In the vein of 80’s military B-movies, this action packed film is a wild ride for one man who intends to go against the odds and get his buddy back. Nick Drennen and Frank Kane are the leaders of a mercenary group, codename Wild Bunch. The other core members include Tom Harris and Harry Gere. […]

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Redemption: Kickboxer 5 (1994)

Just when people thought the Kickboxer saga was dead after the very terrible fourth installment, a surprise comes in the form of this fifth installment, which in some ways lives up to its name. However, Sasha Mitchell is out and in comes the future “Chairman of Iron Chef America”, Mark Dacascos, leading the way plus […]

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