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Yeah or nay? I love a good martial arts pic. Hubby says most girls don't I don't think that is true. Anyone going to see the new Jet Li movie?
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honk kong type movies will appeal to women less than chinese movies, though the former was always much more popular here

jet li has made the latter more popular recently. I think house of the flying dagger and crouching tiger have appeal that crosses gender lines. Once Upon a time in china and the legend are other good jet li films, though not as "pretty" many chinese films have strong female characters and did long before they appeared regularly in western films
 

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I love martial arts films, HK Cinema, etc. I actually own more Asian films than I own "american" films. This is a fun site for HK film information : http://www.lovehkfilm.com/ There is really tons of information there on actors, thier bios, movies etc...It's a good site if you would like to delve a little deeper into HK films. There is so much more to the genre than what comes to a US theatre.

I can't say if women in general like or dislike martial arts films...I mean, I know some that do and some that don't and some men that do and some that don't. I like them...that's what I do know.

PS. yes I will see the new Jet Li movie. I like Jet Li, but some(not all) of his stuff lately has been pure drivel(a great deal of his post-"coming to america" films, imo).
 

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I like the idea of them, but I know very little about them. the only ones I've ever watched are Crouching Tiger... and Kill Bill (if you can call a spoof of martial arts movies a martial arts movie). Where should I start?
 

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I like the idea of them, but I know very little about them. the only ones I've ever watched are Crouching Tiger... and Kill Bill (if you can call a spoof of martial arts movies a martial arts movie). Where should I start?
if you liked crouching tiger visually, start with house of the flying dagger or hero. otherwise, start with once upon a time in china
 

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I'm a woman and I love martial arts - in fact I'll be getting back into practicing MA now that I'm done with triathlons. I saw the new Jet Li on opening weekend and enjoyed it. Plenty of cheese and overacting (especially in the opening scenes), but the fights were enjoyable. Most especially I liked the lessons that Jet Li learns over the course of the film.

And I wouldn't call Kill Bill a spoof. Quentin Tarantino has tons of respect for MA films. Personally I think Kill Bill Vol 1 & 2 are excellent martial arts films. The choreography was amazing!

A great documentary on stuntwomen is Double Dare . It focuses on an older and a younger stuntwoman. The younger stuntwoman played Uma Thurman in Kill Bill. And she happens to be the same person who was the stuntwoman for Xena: Princess Warrior.
 

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I'm a woman and I love martial arts flicks. Drunken Master with Jackie Chan is a must see.

I especially love kick-ass woman kung-fu! Heroic Trio, Wing Chun, and The Bride with White Hair come to mind. The first two star Michelle Yeoh of Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. I'm not really a fan of that style, but I would watch her in almost anything.
 
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