Martial Arts Hidden Gems on Netflix

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Martial Arts Hidden Gems on Netflix

With a month long lockdown (probably more) and more time on our hands. Netflix have some martial arts hidden gems you need to watch;

Headshot  (2016)
dir  Kimo StamboelTimo Tjahjanto
Iko Uwais (The Raid) plays a young man who washes ashore, with a serious head injury and suffers with amnesiac. His past comes back to haunt him shortly after being nursed back to health by a young doctor played by Chelsea Islan.

Detective Dee: The Four Heavenly Kings (2018)
dir Tsui Hark
Detective Dee (Mark Chao) is forced to defend himself against the accusations of Empress Wu (Carina Lau) while investigating a crime spree, in this fantasy adventure.

Dragon Tiger Gate
 (2006)
dir Wilson Yip 
Three young martial arts masters emerge from the back streets of Hong Kong to help the powerless fight injustice stars Donnie Yen.

BuyBust 
(2016)
dir 
Erik Matti
An anti-drug enforcer, Anne Curtis, and her team stage a massive drug bust in the slums of Manila.
 

Legendary Weapons of China
 (1982)
dir Lau Kar Leung 
The bad mouthing of a former member threatens  an ailing magical kung-fu societies existence. So, a band of killers are sent on a manhunt. Stars Lau Kar Leung
, Chia-Yung Liu and Kara Hui


Master Z

Master Z: Ip Man Legacy (2018)
dir Yuen Wo-Ping 
While keeping a low profile after his defeat by Ip Man, Cheung Tin Chi (Zhang Jin) gets into trouble after getting in a fight with a powerful foreigner (Dave Bautista). 
Also stars the legendary Michelle Yeoh.

Martial Arts of Shaolin
 (1986)
dir Chia-Liang Liu  
In ancient China, Zhi Ming (Jet Li) trains at the legendary Northern Shaolin temple to avenge the death of his father at the hands of a nefarious magistrate.

Five Deadly Venoms (1978)
dir Chang Cheh 
The final student of a dying martial arts master is instructed to locate the previous five students and defeat any evil ones among them. stars Chiang ShengSun Chien and Phillip Chung-Fung Kwok.


Furie
 (2019)
dir Le-Van Kiet  
Former gangster, Veronica Ngo, is lying low in the countryside after becoming a mother, but she can't escape her violent past when her daughter is kidnapped. 

Kung Fu Hustle
 (2004)
dir Stephen Chow 
A wannabe gangster in 1940's Shanghai, aspires to join the notorious "Axe Gang" while residents of a housing complex exhibit extraordinary powers in defending their turf.

 

And if that's not enough for you, then head over to our streaming/ rental platform terracottadistribution.com and check out our titles.

 Dragon Inn

Dragon Inn (1967) 
dir King Hu 
When the children of an executed General are pursued in 1457 China, some heroic martial arts swordsmen intervene. Stars Polly Ling-Feng Shang-Kuan and Chun Shih.

Detective Dee
(2010) 
dir 
Tsui Hark 
Tony Leung stars as exiled detective who is recruited to solve a series of mysterious deaths that threaten to delay the inauguration of Empress Wu (Carina Lau).

Ip Man 
(2008)
dir Wilson Yip 
Donnie Yen plays Ip man, whom during the Japanese invasion of China, is forced to leave his home when his city is occupied. With little means of providing for themselves, Ip Man and the remaining members of the city have to find a way to survive.

Ip Man 2
 (2010)
dir Wilson Yip 
Donnie Yen stars again as Ip Man. This time it centers on his migration to Hong Kong in 1949 as he attempts to propagate his discipline of Wing Chun martial arts. Also stars Huang Xiao Ming and Sammo Kam-Bo Hung.

Hero Of Shaolin
(1984)
dir Hsueh Li Pao 
A troop of monks from the Shaolin Temple embark on a mission to get the Golden Sutra to Tibet after the Shaolin Abbot is killed by their traitorous teacher. 

Iron Monkey
(1993)
dir Yuen Wo-Ping 
A masked vigilante, known only as the Iron Monkey, robs from the rich and gives to the poor. But just who is this mysterious Robin Hood style thief, and can he alone stand-up to this corrupt political regime? Stars Donnie Yen and Jean Wang.

The Shanghai Thirteen
(1984)
dir Chang Cheh 
A patriot finds evidence that the government is collaborating with a foreign power. He gets assistance from a local rebel leader who is in charge of a motley group of fighters called the Shanghai 13. Stars Jimmy Wang Yu and a young Andy Lau, as the student.

Sword With No Name

Sword with No Name (2009)
dir Kim Yong-Gyun 
A Korean drama set in the Joseon dynasty. A bounty hunter becomes the body guard of the queen he secretly loves.
 
Shaolin
(2011)
dir Benny Chan 
After ambushing and killing his rival, losing everything in the process, dispirited warlord Hou Jie (Andy Lau) turns to a Shaolin monastery seeking salvation.

Jackie Chan: Police Story
(1985)
dir Jackie ChanChen Hwa Chi 
Jackie Chan stars as a virtuous Hong Kong Police Officer who must clear his good name when the drug lord he is after frames him for the murder of a dirty cop. Also stars the arresting Maggie Cheung and Brigitte Lin.

Jackie Chan: Police Story 2
(1988)  
dir Jackie Chan 
Jackie Chan continues to play Hong Kong supercop, who must stop a group of blackmailing bombers, while the villains from the original Police Story film are out for revenge. Also starring Maggie Cheung.

Jackie Chan: Project A
 (1983)
dir Jackie ChanSammo Kam-Bo Hung 
Fighting against pirates at the turn of the 20th century, the Hong Kong navy are failing miserably. It's up to Sergeant Lung to take matters into his own hands.

Jackie Chan: Project A 2
(1987)
dir Jackie Chan 
Dragon is now transferred to be the police head of Sai Wan district, and has to contend with a gangster kingpin, anti-Manchu revolutionaries, some runaway pirates, Manchu Loyalists and a corrupt Police Superintendent.

Jackie Chan: Wheels on Meals 
(1984)
dir Sammo Kam-Bo Hung 
Two Chinese friends, who operate a food truck in Barcelona, Spain, use their martial arts expertise to help their private investigator friend protect the pickpocket Sylvia, who's been targeted by a ruthless gang. Stars Jackie ChanYuen Biao and Sammo Kam-Bo Hung 

 

Phew! That should cover you for the month ahead.