asiafan Posted in Action, Movie

So, I recently moved to New York and soon got hold of a free ticket to the Tribeca Film Festival. What should I watch? An Asian movie, of course… so I ended up seeing the premier of this great, new, Vietnamese martial art/action movie, directed by Le Thanh Son. I had no expectations and got surprised what a great choice it was, this movie is amazing, and I’m sure as soon as it hits  internatinal theaters or DVD, many people will talk about it. In Vietnam it was a big box-office success.

The story is about a female gangster who teams up with a group of guys to take possession of a suitcase. There are some philosophical talk and cheesy, dramatic scenes, but the movie is all about the fights and other action scenes. And they are great. Thanks to Johnny Tri Nguyen who we can know from Tom Yum Goong or The Rebel. His real-life girlfriend and partner in the film, Veronica Ngo is also cool. Watch the trailer:

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Black Belt

asiafan Posted in Action, Japan

Kuro Obi (2007), Japan
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The movie tagline: “Real Fight, Real Karate, Real Japan” just says it all. Nothing to add, and my review is only a variation of the same statement. I waited so much to see this. There is no English subtitled edition yet, but finally they released the DVD in German (with original audio too, check Amazon), so I watched it. The movie lived up to my expections, which were based on the trailer and the fact that the main “actors” are real karate masters of 1st, 5th and 6th dan.

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Playing with Lego

asiafan Posted in Action

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asiafan Posted in Action, Bhutan, Drama, Movie


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asiafan Posted in Action, Korea, Movie

Typhoon aka Taepung (2005) is a Korean action drama. Another big budget film from the end of last year, which is not as good as much it costed but still a decent movie. As many times before, it is about a North-Korean terrorist, who’s chased on sea and in many countries. The story seems to be simple but the characters and the action scenes make it a good movie that’s worth watching.

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