VOD Releases: Fists Of Fury (2017) - Reviewed

Now available on VOD and DVD is Fists of Fury, a collection of martial arts movie trailers hosted by the legendary martial artist and actress Cynthia Rothrock. Most fans of Kung Fu cinema will definitely know who she is. Let me just say that I love watching old movie trailers from the 1950's through the 1980's and I probably own every DVD trailer collection that was ever released, along with several that I custom made. So I am highly entertained by watching the old school drive-in and exploitation style trailers, even if I've already seen the movie before. They are just plain fun.

That being said, that's all that this is. If you don't like watching movie trailers, then this isn't for you. Rothrock plays the host and gives a little bit of information for each trailer theme and then does some silly action sequence. It is kid show cheesy, unlike the bloodshed that shows up in these trailers. There are six sections or themes; femme fatales, Brucesploitation flicks, weird weaponry, guns versus fists, one man revenge, and bizarre brawlers.

It's a veritable who's who of the martial arts cinema world during the 1970's and 1980's, minus Bruce Lee, Jackie Chan, Shaw Brothers, and Golden Harvest. Other than that almost everyone is here, it's a wide mixture of Honk Kong, Japanese, U.S., and probably several other countries productions (I didn't look them all up). I could go on and on with the actors and actresses names, but there are notable actors and very well known pictures included in this. Some of the well known movies include Street Fighter, Lone Wolf and Cub, Master of the Flying Guillotine, Revenge of the Ninja, Five Fingers of Death, and The One-Armed Swordsman.

So here becomes the main issue for the hardcore Kung Fu cinema fans out there, is this worth you purchasing? Well, it depends on what you're looking for. For most knowledgeable fans, they should know and have seen pretty much every movie that is shown on here. I think I own nearly every movie that is included in this collection of trailers. If you're a die hard fan and love watching the trailers for nearly two hours, then you'll love this. If you're not a die hard fan, this would be an excellent introduction into the genre and provide you with some new selections to watch.

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Overall, it's a fun action packed Kung Fu ride that is chock full of crazy fight scenes, weird weapons, nudity, intrigue, mystery, death, blood, explosions, and the classic movie trailer narration.

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