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The House of Ainsley
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PostSubject: The Awesome Fight Scene Thread!   The Awesome Fight Scene Thread! Icon_minitimeSat Mar 27, 2010 2:15 pm

I think we used to have a thread like this back on CoHGuru...didn't we, SEAMUS?

Anyhoo, feast your eyes on this fight scene from Chai Lai. If the fightin' moves themselves don't draw your eye, the trio of towel-clad Thai babes fending off scads of Yakuza-looking goons and beating up some chubby yet acrobatic man-woman creature will. Very Happy





Oh, jeez...the dubbing. Why can't I find a copy with the original Mandarin and some subtitles? Shocked


And just to throw a few more big names in, here's a dash of Bruce Lee with Kareem Abdul-Jabbar...


...Bruce Lee with Jackie Chan (if only for a few seconds at 1:17)...


...and Bruce Lee with Chuck Norris.


There. And I even completed the racial trifecta with a bad-ass black dude, a bad-ass white dude and a bad-ass oriental dude (two if you count Jackie Chan, even if he was in a jobber role here...) while I was at it.

Think that's enough awesome for this thread? Smile
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PostSubject: Re: The Awesome Fight Scene Thread!   The Awesome Fight Scene Thread! Icon_minitimeWed Jul 06, 2011 4:18 pm

Why would I not love Tony Jaa?

He's thai! And AWESOME!

See?








And personally this movie, and this guy... ROCKS!



And yet another thai film (death trance wasn't thai, lolz) called "Chocolate". I haven't seen it but was looking around for thai films and i remember seeing the trailers for this one. It looks awesome!



Just a little context, the girl's autistic. She learnt to fight from old movies and watching stuff because that's all she could do, she couldn't function in society. The older woman is her mother... haven't got a clue about the gun toting sword guy Sad

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PostSubject: Re: The Awesome Fight Scene Thread!   The Awesome Fight Scene Thread! Icon_minitimeFri Jul 08, 2011 5:43 am

My guess is that Mr. Gun-and-Sword is her father, gauging by his protective reactions to the older woman and the girl. Mr. White Jacket and Shades would be the leader of the bad guys, of course. And while I don't buy the "autism = mimetic fighting hardcase" premise, I think a mnemonic mimicry ability would be pretty snazzy. Isn't that what Taskmaster in the Marvel Comics universe has? It seems to serve him pretty well.

The girl's charging knee strike near the beginning (where she nails that guy in the head while he's on all fours) is pretty sweet. And clubbing a bunch of goons into submission with a pair of scabbards was frosting on the cake.

But I can't help but wonder what was with that twitchy spastic with the glasses. Was it a medical issue or was it a deceptive fighting style? He did seem to have some capoeira moves mixed in there....

And you're just now getting back to me about Tony Jaa, Wraith? Where have you been? Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: The Awesome Fight Scene Thread!   The Awesome Fight Scene Thread! Icon_minitimeSat Jul 09, 2011 5:02 pm

Lost in my own little world....

Its very, very small :X

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PostSubject: Re: The Awesome Fight Scene Thread!   The Awesome Fight Scene Thread! Icon_minitimeSat Jul 09, 2011 9:52 pm

Then you should just be able to feel your way along the walls on your left-hand side until you reach the exit, right? Razz
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PostSubject: Re: The Awesome Fight Scene Thread!   The Awesome Fight Scene Thread! Icon_minitimeMon Jul 11, 2011 9:56 pm

I'm a sci-fi guy and I love the fight scene between Anikin and Obi-Wan.
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PostSubject: Re: The Awesome Fight Scene Thread!   The Awesome Fight Scene Thread! Icon_minitimeSat Feb 02, 2019 6:12 am

*knocks the dust off this thing*

You know what we missed in this thread? Jesus Christ: Vampire Hunter, specifically the fight scene with Jesus taking on a clown car full of 36 atheists. Very Happy



...it's a special kind of awesome. Very Happy

As for the good kind of awesome, Tony Jaa is to Muay Thai what Lateef Crowder is to Capoeira. So why not pit Jaa and Crowder against each other in this sweet fight scene from The Protector (or Tom Yum Goong, in its native tongue)?



(Also included: Some cheap jerk with a sword, and some wrestler. But who cares about those guys? This scene's all about Jaa and Crowder, right? Smile )

And that Buddhist temple's taking its sweet time burning to the ground, isn't it? Quality fire-resistant construction, right there. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: The Awesome Fight Scene Thread!   The Awesome Fight Scene Thread! Icon_minitimeFri Feb 22, 2019 2:17 pm

Yeah. I think this was the first Tony Jaa movie I ever saw. And yes, its called Tom Yum Goong. Can't remember why but I think its because its the name of the restaurant run by the bad guys?

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PostSubject: Re: The Awesome Fight Scene Thread!   The Awesome Fight Scene Thread! Icon_minitimeFri Feb 22, 2019 11:12 pm

Welcome back, Wraith!  I had to take a week or two off the Vale myself; Real Life Comes First and all that jazz.   Neutral

Wraith wrote:
Yeah. I think this was the first Tony Jaa movie I ever saw. And yes, its called Tom Yum Goong. Can't remember why but I think its because its the name of the restaurant run by the bad guys?

Ah, so that's where the movie's Eastern name comes from?  I was wondering if "Tom Yum Goong" was Thai for something.  I'm also wondering why the producers decided to rename this movie for Western audiences, seeing as we're living in more enlightened times nowadays.  Gone are the days of the Western Frontier, when we were renaming Chinese railroad workers "Joe" and "Charlie" because we couldn't handle names like Kim Jao or Shengwan for whatever reason.  If anything, people these days might flock to the cinemas to watch a movie with a title in a non-English language, just to prove to themselves how worldly and culturally savvy they are and whatnot.  Just make sure that the movie itself is in English; we still have to cater to the lowest common denominator, after all.  Wink

And well, I reckon that martial arts tournament matches are controlled fights with lots of rules, but they're still fights in some way; you just can't strike certain parts of your opponent's body, and you're not allowed to keep hitting them after you smack them.  It's all part of the challenge, right?  Turning up the difficulty just makes you more awesome when you finally win.

Anyway, do you remember the climax from The Karate Kid way back in 1984?  Sure you do.  Smile


Well, Johnny Lawrence and Daniel LaRusso are back in YouTube Red's new Cobra Kai series, 34 years later.  Johnny gets into a street fight or two, picks up his first Karate student ever, reopens the Cobra Kai dojo and rekindles his old rivalry with Daniel, to the point where Daniel's cousin shows up with a few bikers to trash Johnny's car (with predictable results), then an almost-fight after Johnny shows up at Daniel's house to sort things out the burly he-man way...


...and later, at the new All Valley Karate Tournament, Johnny tells Miguel to floor his opponent with a Crane Kick to the face — just like how Daniel flattened Johnny way back in the day — just to mock Daniel.


It works.  Smile

("Kick that pansy bitch in the face."  "Yes, Sensei."  I love that part!  Classic Johnny Lawrence.  Very Happy )
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PostSubject: Re: The Awesome Fight Scene Thread!   The Awesome Fight Scene Thread! Icon_minitimeTue Feb 26, 2019 10:47 pm

Now, feast your eyes — and ears — on the martial masterpiece that is Undefeatable!  Razz


...yeah, this movie is such a shipwreck that even Cynthia Rothrock can't save it.  It's funny how every last person who appears in this movie is a martial artist of some sort.  A random guy in the parking lot?  He holds a Black Belt in Karate.  Some random suburban housewife?  She's a Karateka too.  The friggin' green grocer in the farmer's market?  Yep...Karate.  Or possibly Kickboxing or Kung Fu.  But mostly Karate.  Twisted Evil


It's just too bad that the casting director was so focused on finding people who knew Karate that he forgot to find people who could act.  Anyway, enjoy the mess.  Laughing
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