Every Friday night this September, World Movies presents the world’s most dynamic, high-energy, eye-gouging MartialArts films in WM ACTION: MARTIAL ARTS MASTERS.
Friday 4 September 8.30pm
Hero (China, 2002)
This Oscar-nominated Chinese action epic stars Jet Li as an unnamed third century BC swordsman who faces a trial of sorts after deftly dispatching three assassins.
Friday 11 September 8.30pm
Ong Bak 3 (Thailand, 2010)
The mighty Tien (Tony Jaa), Muay Thai Warrior and fighting legend, has been captured, tortured and left for dead by the eternally cursed tyrant Lord Rajaseena. Beaten beyond any recognition, Tian is saved by the ancient Kana Khone villagers and revived through their strange, mystical rituals. Returning from the brink of death, Tian must now transform himself into an unstoppable force of vengeance and fury. An ultimate warrior prepared to unleash a storm of bone breaking, neck snapping, skull crushing justice.
Friday 18 September 8.30pm
The Legend Of The Drunken Master (Hong Kong, 1994)
Jackie Chan returns in the sequel to the film that made him famous. To battle a group of smugglers, dutiful son Fei-Hung must use his patented “Drunken Boxing” fighting style, in which a swig of alcohol empowers him to kick some baddie butt.
Friday 25 September 8.30pm
Kung Fu Jungle (China, 2014)
A vicious killer is going around Hong Kong killing top martial arts exponents. When convicted killer and kung fu expert, Xia (Donnie Yen) hears of this, he offers to help the police catch the killer, in return for his freedom. However, the canny and lethal killer eludes them again and again. Although the latter has made it quite clear that Xia would be his ultimate challenge, Xia refuses to be drawn into a life or death duel – until the killer threatens the woman he loves most.
WM Action: Martial Arts Masters every Friday night this September. Starts September 4.