Tag Archives: Kung Fu


Zatoichi: The Blind Swordsman (1965-68)

Zatoichi is one of Japan’s longest running series of films and a television series set in the Edo period. The character, a blind masseur and swordmaster, was created by novelist Kan Shimozawa.


King Geunchogo (2010)

King Geunchogo chronicles the rise of one of Korea’s great warrior kings and the coming of a golden age for the Baekje Empire. King Geunchogo follows Prince Yeogo who was prophesied to lead the empire but was banished by his father, King Biryu (Yoon Seung Won). Yeogo joins a ragtag band of criminals who goes […]


Great Seer, The (2012)

This star studded period drama pits politics against divination. Ji Jin Hee stars as Yi Seong Gye, the first king of the Joseon Dynasty, whose rise to power relies heavily upon mystical seer and expert of Feng Shui Ji Sang (Ji Sung). Beyond Seong Gye’s political strife, Ji Sang must face a battle of his […]


Tree with Deep Roots (2011)

From the writer of the epic historical Queen Seondeok comes another grandiose historical about one of the greatest kings of Korea, King Sejong. Beloved and wise, King Sejong was a man of science and technological advancement than he was of war. His scientific achievements led to the betterment of his subjects’ lives, and increased his […]


Chuno – The Slave Hunters (2010)

The Slave Hunters is a 2010 South Korean action historical drama set in the Joseon Dynasty about a slave hunter (played by Jang Hyuk) who is tracking down a general-turned-runaway slave as well as searching for the woman he loves. It’s funny sometimes. It’s got some great fight scenes. In Korean with English subtitles. More […]


Return of the Kung Fu Dragon (1976)

Phoenix island is conquered by an evil despot and his sorcerer. The emperor of the city was aided by his three generals but they were killed when the evil despot captured the dragon stick and became the new ruler of Golden city. The generals children were hidden away and return to exact revenge.


Damo (2003)

This is a fairy tale, mixed with Kung Fu, romance, serious subjects and a little slapstick comedy that usually looks like a training session at the Bejing Circus school. It’s not oversexed, overly violent, or gory. It’s fun.


Samurai Vendetta (1959)

Two men develop a deep friendship, one that endures even after Tenzen marries the woman that Yasubei secretly loves.


Ten Fingers of Death (1971)

Jackie Chan is forbidden by his father to practice Kung Fu. He learns from a old beggar and become proficient in the art. He keeps this a secret until it is needed to protect and defend his family.


Ninja Death (1979)

Information on Ninja Death is a little sparse. It appears that it was a movie that ran out of money two or three times, underwent two or three different English translations. There are some plot lines if you can follow them, but Ninja Death goes right to chop, kill and destroy without even bothering with opening credits.