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The Lost Empire (1984)

The 1984 film The Lost Empire is a modern sword-and-sorcery and kung-fu film directed by Jim Wynorski, as his first feature. The film was actually produced by a theater owner as a tax loss, but ended up becoming a cult classic. Roger Corman was not involved in the movie but let Jim Wynorski use his studio for… read more »

Miami Connection (1987)

The 1987 film Miami Connection is a kung-fu action film. It has become a cult classic, famous for being blissfully un-self-aware and renowned for the in-movie band, Dragon Sound. The movie was produced and directed by Y.K. Kim, a Korean martial arts personality, and he also starred in the main role. Y.K. Kim mortgaged his taekwondo… read more »

The Mighty Peking Man (1977)

The 1977 film Mighty Peking Man is a remake of King Kong starring Evelyne Kraft. The film was released in the US in 1980, under the name Goliathon. Plot Summary A group from Hong Kong, lead by Johnny (played by Danny Lee) is exploring the Himalayan mountains. They discover the “Peking Man”, who is a Yeti,… read more »

Ninja III: The Domination (1984)

The 1984 film Ninja III: The Domination is a horror film released as the third part of the Ninja trilogy. It was directed by Sam Firstenberg. Although critically panned, it has since become a cult classic martial arts film. Movie Plot The film begins with a ninja exploring a cave, finding weapons and various items. The… read more »