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The Man With the Iron Fists

(DVD - 2013 )
Average Rating: 2.5 stars out of 5.
The Man With the Iron Fists
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Bloody violence, strong sexuality, language, and brief drug use. On the hunt for a fabled treasure of gold, a band of warriors, assassins, and a rogue British soldier descend upon a village in feudal China, where a humble blacksmith looks to defend himself and his fellow villagers.
Statement of Responsibility: Universal Pictures and Quentin Tarantino present ; Strike Entertainment ; Arcade Pictures ; produced by Marc Abraham, Eric Newman, Eli Roth ; screenplay by The RZA and Eli Roth ; story and directed by RZA
Title: The man with the iron fists
[videorecording]
Publisher: Universal City, Calif. : Universal Studios Home Entertainment, c2013
Edition: Unrated extended ed
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (108 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Notes: Title from container
Originally released as a motion picture in 2012
Includes both unrated version (108 min.) and theatrical version (96 min.)
Special features: deleted scenes; a path to the East; a look inside The man with the iron fists; on the set with RZA
Contents: Man with the iron fists (Unrated version) / (c2012 ; 108 min.) ; Man with the iron fists (R rated theatrical version) / (c2012 ; 96 min.)
Credits: Editor, Joe D'Augustine; director of photography Chang Chi Ying; music by RZA and Howard Drossin.
Performers: RZA, Russell Crowe, Lucy Liu, Rick Yune, Dave Bautista, Jamie Chung, Cung Le, Byron Mann.
Summary: Bloody violence, strong sexuality, language, and brief drug use.
On the hunt for a fabled treasure of gold, a band of warriors, assassins, and a rogue British soldier descend upon a village in feudal China, where a humble blacksmith looks to defend himself and his fellow villagers.
Audience: Not rated contains material different from the original R rated version
Rated R
System Details: DVD, NTSC, region 1, widescreen (2.40:1) presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1
DVD, NTSC, region 1, widescreen (2.40:1) presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1
DVD, NTSC, region 1, widescreen (2.40:1) presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1
DVD, NTSC, region 1, widescreen (2.40:1) presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1
DVD
Other Language: English, French or Spanish dialogue; Spanish or French subtitles; English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing. English described video (DVS) on theatrical version only
Subject Headings: Martial arts Drama Blacksmiths Drama Treasure troves Drama Artes marciales Teatro. bidex Herreros Teatro. bidex Blacksmiths. fast (OCoLC)fst00834043 Martial arts. fast (OCoLC)fst01010821 Treasure troves. fast (OCoLC)fst01431639
Genre/Form: Martial arts films
Action and adventure films
Fiction films
Feature films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Video recordings for people with visual disabilities
Drama.-(OCoLC)fst01423879
Topical Term: Martial arts
Blacksmiths
Treasure troves
Artes marciales
Herreros
Blacksmiths
Martial arts
Treasure troves
Publisher No: 61119169
61122471
495374
2025862
2025648
Branch Call Number: DVD MOVIE M
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May 12, 2014
  • kevfarley rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Low expectations helped me to enjoy this dumb-fun film that walks a line between clumsy homage and inadvertant spoof. The lavish production values and over-the-top weapon-toys help keep it frothily fulfilling.

Apr 27, 2014
  • theorbys rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

5 stars for me as a genre movie in a genre I really enjoy, and I really enjoyed this. It's more than just Chinese, but Chinese novels, comics, and movies have created a special and wonderfully imaginative, complex and convoluted world of martial arts genre, replete with weird weapons, beautiful costumes, mysterious chi based powers, and lots of betrayals. RZA loves that fantastic imaginary world and has visualized beautifully and while it isn't 5 stars the way Citizen Kane or Casablanca is, it is a great addition to the genre. Hopefully RZA will be making some more like this.

Feb 14, 2014
  • lukasevansherman rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

If you go into this expecting a good movie, you will be disappointed, but taken for what it is, a violent, hip-hop kung-fu movie, it's at least entertaining. Wu-Tang master RZA directed, co-wrote (with Eli Roth) and stars and does not show the same genius with film as he does with music (oh, he does the music too). Like Tarantino's movies (he did not direct this, btw), this a mash-up/remix of many different styles and genres, but mostly Shaw Bros. movies, which gave Wu-Tang their name, "Enter the Dragon" and spaghetti westerns. When characters are talking, it's generally terrible, but when they are killing each other, it's generally pretty good. RZA is a blank, Russell Crowe seems to think he's Oliver Reed and Lucy Liu is basically playing her "Kill Bill" character. Again, don't expect much, especially in terms of plot and acting, but if you like over the top kung-fu action, you'll get it.

Dec 20, 2013
  • Sanrin rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Several comments suggest that this is a Quentin Tarantino film, but it's not. It was written and directed by RZA, who stars as the Blacksmith, the main character. Eli Roth cowrote the screenplay and helped produce. Tarantino merely lent his name in a "presented by" credit. The film is *very* bloody and there are too many characters, most of whom die. The Blacksmith is not compelling, despite an interesting backstory and Pam Grier as his mother. My favorite fighters were the Geminis and Bronze Body.

WORST kung-fu movie EVER! I've seen hundreds of kung-fu movies over the last 40 years and this is the WORST. I turned it off two-thirds of the way through. Don't waste your time.

Oct 13, 2013
  • neonkc rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

good

Aug 22, 2013
  • Wuzo rated this: 1.5 stars out of 5.

I knew this was movie was going to be bad, but this was just SO stupid.
(It was fairly entertaining though... the action scenes were pretty good) I'm glad I didn't pay money to see it.

Jul 10, 2013
  • aaa5756 rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

It was O.K for a home TV movie. I was entertained and interesting. But it was NOT worth the long library wait or the price to rent from a Red Box. I fast forwarded a lot but not all the way.

Jul 10, 2013
  • mrsgail5756 rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

A good action film but filled with
mindless violence. The script is rather DUMB.

Jun 28, 2013
  • hgibbins rated this: 1.5 stars out of 5.

Like all Tarrintino films this one is extremely violent, but it at least does have a reasonable plot to hold things together. The characters are very one dimensional, and it is easy to predict the overall outcome, in pretty much all cases.

The stunts were a little much to be believed, either that or Universal has got a corner on the anti- gravity market.

All things considered if was an interesting way to waste a couple of hours, but it is not a movie I'd ever pay to see.

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Aug 22, 2013
  • Wuzo rated this: 1.5 stars out of 5.

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Jun 28, 2013
  • hgibbins rated this: 1.5 stars out of 5.

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Jun 28, 2013
  • hgibbins rated this: 1.5 stars out of 5.

Sexual Content: Some sexual content but nothing to worry about.

Jun 28, 2013
  • hgibbins rated this: 1.5 stars out of 5.

Violence: Massive amounts of violence, but in a campy way as for all the blood that is portrayed in this film to be real the cast would have had to be a few thousand strong, and all would have had to have high blood pressure.

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