0:00 – 1:20 - Introduction
1:20 – 10:00 – Sucker Punch Review
10:00 – 18:15 – Hobo with a Shotgun Review
18:15 – 40:00 – Martial Arts Films as a Film Genre
40:00 – 43:00 – DVD releases for March 29, 2011
43:00 – 44:50 – Upcoming up Next/This Week
44:50 – 45:55 – Outro
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Martial Arts Films as a Film Genre Show Notes:
- Shannon definition of a Martial Arts Film: Martial Arts films follow a martial artist and/or martial arts community or a film where the plot or setting is centred on martial arts. Martial arts films often follow tournaments or competitions, the fight against injustice and often can be historically set.
- Wikipedia Definition of Martial Arts: Martial arts (literally meaning arts of war but usually referred as fighting arts) are extensive systems of codified practices and traditions of combat. Martial arts all have similar objectives: to physically defeat other persons or defend oneself or others from physical threat. Some martial arts are also linked to beliefs systems such as Hinduism, Buddhism, Daoism, Confucianism or Shinto while others follow a secular code of honor. Martial arts are considered as both an art and a science. Many arts are also practiced competitively, most commonly as combat sports, but competitions may also take the form of "forms competition."
Martial Artists & Film Mentioned *
- Bruce Lee: The Chinese Connection, The Big Boss, Enter the Dragon
- Jean Claude Van Damme: Bloodsport, Universal Soldier, JCVD
- Steven Seagal: Above the Law, Hard to Kill, also: Under Seige
- Jackie Chan: Rumble in the Bronx
- Jet Li: Lethal Weapon 4
- Tony Jaa: Ong Bak, Ong Bak2 , Ong Bak 3, The Protector
- Marko Zaror: Kiltro, Mirageman
- Gordon Liu: Heroes of the East, The 36th Chamber of Shaolin & see vids of the Q&A of the screening I mentioned
- Michael Jai White: Black Dynamite, Blood & Bone
- Donnie Yen: SPL, Flash Point, IP Man, IP Man 2, Hero
- Channing Tatum: Fighting
- Cam Gigantet: Never Back Down
- Also mentioned Chocolate, B1 and out of the box suggestions of The Karate Kid (original), Hunt to Kill and They Live
- Also mentioned the TV Show Fight Quest and the film festival ActionFest, along with the Toronto After Dark Film Festival & Midnight Madness program at TIFF.
- See list of all Martial Arts films reviewed
- Somehow forgot the phenomenal film Redbelt, Big Trouble in Little China and the mockumentary Finishing the Game, all fantastic films to add to the lists!
- * almost all have many more to explore, but the films mentioned are the ones that I mentioned in the podcast.