The Encyclopedia of Martial Arts Movies

The Encyclopedia of Martial Arts Movies

Bill Palmer, Ric Meyers

Now in Paperback! Early in 1971, Five hands of Death premiered in a brand new York movie show. This was once America's first examine a chinese language martial arts motion picture. In Chicago that very same yr, Duel of the Iron Fist debuted. With the discharge of Bruce Lee's movies, the industry exploded. And hence started America's love affair with what's probably the most misunderstood and maligned movie genres.

The Encyclopedia covers the style from 1920 to 1994. The style, besides the fact that, should be very complicated: motion pictures usually have a number of titles, and lots of of the celebs have multiple pseudonym. with a view to make clear a number of the confusion, the authors have incorporated the entire info on hand to them on nearly 3,300 motion pictures. every one access incorporates a directory of the creation corporation, the forged and workforce, vendors, operating instances, reports with superstar rankings at any time when attainable, and exchange movie titles. an inventory of movie sequence and one of many stars' pseudonyms, as well as a 7,900 identify index, also are integrated. Illustrated.

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