The Man With The Iron Fists 2: Blu-ray Review











The Movie:

When Thaddeus (RZA) is found badly wounded near a 19th-century Chinese town, miner Li Kung (Dustin Nguyen) and his wife Ah Ni (Eugenia Yuan) offer him refuge. As he heals, he becomes entrenched in a conflict that pits the townsfolk against the evil Master Ho (Carl Ng), his nefarious Beetle Clan and the terrifying Lord Pi (Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa). With Thaddeus at his side, the mild-mannered Kung transforms into a deadly warrior in this martial arts epic.

I was very surprised to see that they were making a sequel to The Man With The Iron Fists. I liked the original a lot, not because it was a perfect film but because it was a throwback to Kung Fu movies of the past and this film was just the same. Everything you love about classic martial arts films is definitely present and is such a joy to watch. Like I said about the previous film, this film isn’t perfect but that is the thing that gave it personality. You have the imperfect dubbing with certain characters along with the outrageous fight choreography and it makes for a fun experience. The final battle scene is completely off the charts and will have you in disbelief with just how crazy and bloody it gets. Rza’s performance lacks conviction though. It just doesn’t even seem like he even believes himself. Thankfully it didn’t take anything away from the film being entertaining at all. One thing is for sure though, if you love martial arts films from the past then (much like the first one) you’ll love this one as well. 6/10

Special Features:

Rated And Unrated Versions – Doesn’t really add to much more besides a bit more blood and gore.

Feature Commentary With Director Roel Reine

Chi Warriors: The Making of The Man with the Iron Fists 2 – A good Behind The Scenes feature with clips from the film and interviews with the cast and crew.

Deleted Scenes – There are actually a good number of scenes here and I would say at least half are entertaining.

The Man With The Iron Fists 2 is available NOW on Blu-ray and DVD from Universal Studios Home Entertainment


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