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Martial Arts Film Festival, London May 7th & 8th
TERRACOTTA FESTIVAL in association with Seni2012.com proudly presents a selection of the latest
Asian martial arts movies films with a mix of legend actors and real life champions.
5th – 8th May 2011, Prince Charles Cinema, London.
LOST BLADESMAN – is Hong Kong biographical martial arts film directed by Alan Mak and Felix Chong,
based on the life story of legendary General Guan Yu, historical figure of Three Kingdoms period, symbol of
brotherhood and loyalty, worshiped by triads and policeman alike.
Donnie Yen, who made his breakthrough roles in martial arts masterpieces, Once Upon a Time In China 2,
Iron Monkey and recently Ip man, also served as action director for Lord Bladesman.
We are proud to be opening with this action epic which only just gets a general release in Asia the week
Film: Thursday 5th May 20:30 - UK PREMIERE
WATCH TRAILER - http://terracottafestival.com/films/2011/the-lost-bladesman
CHOY LEE FUT – a China produced film with Hong Kong action superstar Sammo Hung (teaming up with his
son!). Two graduates head from Europe to China to learn a particular Southern China style of Kung Fu, Choy
Sammo Hung plays the father and is, in the film, a master of the Hung Gar style of Kung Fu.
Director Sam Wong is also part of the Jackie Chan stunt team.
Film: Saturday 7th May 15:50 - EUROPEAN PREMIERE
WATCH TRAILER http://terracottafestival.com/films/2011/choy-lee-fut
YAKUZA WEAPON – is a wild combination of hard boiled gangster action, manga style comedy and
spatterific special effects.
Multi talented director, actor Tak Sakaguchi (Versus) has been a trained martial artist from a young age and
typically stars in films featuring copious fight scenes where he performs his own stunts. Well skilled in
Shaolin Kenpo, kickboxing and mixed martial arts, he also has a professional license in boxing and before
entering into the film industry, Tak was an underground street fighter.
Saturday 7th May 17.45: Film (EUROPEAN PREMIERE) + Q&A with Tak Sakaguchi.
WATCH TRAILER http://terracottafestival.com/films/2011/yakuza-weapon
KARATE GIRL (WORLD PREMIERE!) - Film star and Japanese karate champion Rina Takeda co-stars
alongside Hina Tobimatsu as sisters Ayaka and Natsuki Kurenai, the youngest descendants of a legendary
Okinawan karate master named Shoujirou Kurenai. The two sisters, separated when young, now find
themselves on opposing sides.
Rina Takeda is a real life Ryukyu Shorin-ryu Karate champion.
Sunday 8th May 14.10: Film (WORLD PREMIERE) + Q&A with Rina Takeda.
WATCH TRAILER http://terracottafestival.com/films/2011/karate-girl
GALLANTS – starring shaw brothers legends Chen Kuan Tai and Leung Siu Long,Teddy Robin and rapper
MC Jin. A hilarious, and at times touching, action comedy that is a nostalgic echo of 70’s kung fu action
films. “The training montages and referential gags should be familiar to anyone who’s watched more than a
few martial arts movies” – LoveHKfilms.com.
Sunday 8th May 16.25: Film (UK PREMIERE) + Q&A with Clement Chen
WATCH TRAILER http://terracottafestival.com/films/2011/gallants
For a full run down of the Terracotta Film Festival and to get tickets www.TerracottaFestival.com
Click here for run down of Special Guests to the festival http://terracottafestival.com/guests
- Press Release from Fighters Inc
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