Weapons and Warriors Pack the Ultimate Kung Fu Movies Book
VALENCIA, Calif., Nov. 9, 2010 /PRNewswire/ — The Ultimate Guide to Martial Arts Movies of the 1970s delivers more than 500 reviews from respected kung fu movies critic, Dr. Craig D. Reid. Reid examines the decade that brought kung fu movies to the masses.
To combat a life-threatening illness, Reid began studying kung fu in 1972, after being inspired by Bruce Lee movies. By 1979, Reid was the first American stuntmen to work in the Chinese kung fu movies industry.
For his book, Reid relived the 1970s by watching 500+ martial arts movies. Each review, or “martialogy,” in The Ultimate Guide to Martial Arts Movies of the 1970s is filled with Reid’s extensive knowledge of martial arts history, cinema and fight choreography. They include Bruce Lee movies like Enter the Dragon, Jackie Chan movies like Drunken Master, Sonny Chiba movies like Street Fighter, Tom Laughlin movies like Billy Jack, Chuck Norris movies like Good Guys Wear Black, and Shaw Brothers movies like The Five Venoms.
“The Ultimate Guide to Martial Arts Movies is an apt description,” says John Fusco, writer of the martial arts movie The Forbidden Kingdom. “Like the treasure trove of the 500+ titles it celebrates, the book is a feast.”
The Ultimate Guide to Martial Arts Movies of the 1970s also contains 150 stills of Shaw Brothers martial arts movies, a catalog of 2,000+ martial arts movies actors and film titles with all their English name variations and a movie index organized by country of origin.
The Ultimate Guide to Martial Arts Movies of the 1970s: 500+ Films Loaded With Action, Weapons and Warriors by Dr. Craig D. Reid $26.95 | 287 pgs. | color pictures blackbeltmag.com/movie-guide
About the Author
Dr. Craig D. Reid, the respected martial arts film historian and critic, has accrued credits as a screenwriter, fight choreographer, kung fu scholar, television personality, and university and guest martial arts lecturer.
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