Matt Reifschneider has been writing about genre cinema for over ten years with articles and reviews about martial arts films published at Blood Brothers Film Reviews and the official Shaw Brothers Universe website. He is also the co-host of the No Franchise Fatigue podcast.
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The international success of the Ip Man franchise from director Yip Wai-Shun and star Donnie Yen revitalized interest in martial arts cinema when it came out to both critical and audience praise. The fact that it was followed by three...
When I first started really delving into martial arts films in college, I mostly stuck to the major two studios that delivered the classics through the 60s, 70s, and 80s – Shaw Brothers and Golden Harvest.