VOD Recommendation: A Bloody, Riotous Martial Arts Movie with a Killer Cast Coming Soon on Demand
02.11.13 by BJSprecher
"I always carry my gun to a knife fight."
Journey back in time to a dangerous, exotic city called Jungle Village where warring clans with supernatural powers battle over gold.
The Flick: The Man with the Iron Fists
The Skinny: Grammy-winning music producer, musician and actor RZA (Californication) wrote (with Eli Roth) and directed this homage to Chinese martial arts movies of the '70s. The movie was filmed on location in Shanghai and elsewhere in China.
The Players: RZA stars as an emancipated slave who was forced to flee to China after accidentally killing a white man. He becomes a blacksmith in Jungle Village, making deadly weapons for the various clans that vie for control of the village in the hopes of making enough money to buy the freedom of his lover, Lady Silk (Jamie Chung). When a shipment of gold bound for the Emperor arrives in Jungle Village, the blacksmith finds himself at the center of an all-out war between the violent clans and the Emperor's highly skilled warriors. Lucy Liu, Pam Grier and Academy Award-winner Russell Crowe also star.