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Lone Wolf McQuade (Widescreen) (Bilingual) [Import]
Lone Wolf McQuade (Widescreen) (Bilingual) [Import]
DVD ~ Chuck Norris
Offered by importcds__
Price: CDN$ 10.00
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5.0 out of 5 stars Lone Wolf McQuade: "....the best always have style (zip!)", Nov. 22 2001
'Lone Wolf McQuade' on dvd! What can I say about my personal favorite Chuck Norris feature? Chuck Norris has always been criticized for his "wooden" acting performances in his movies, but 'Lone Wolf" should stand as a testimonial to Chuck's acting ability. In his previous vehicles, Chuck always portrayed the clean cut all-around good guy who had to be pushed beyond his limits before he took action; not so with 'Lone Wolf McQuade'. Chuck acquired a beard for the role of Texas Ranger J.J. McQuade, is often times dirty and sweating, he "cusses" and even drinks beer ('Pearl' as his beer of choice). But everyone knows the storyline by now, let's discuss the dvd version of 'Lone Wolf McQuade': 16:9 Widescreen 1.85:1 theatrical format, Dolby Digital sound, and Closed Captioning. Special Features: Original Theatrical Trailer, French and Spanish dubbing (Ever see Chuck Norris speaking French?), French & Spanish language subtitles. The picture quality is impeccable. I think that MGM did an outstanding job with this dvd version of 'Lone Wolf McQuade' and was well worth the wait.

Kill & Kill Again [Import]
Kill & Kill Again [Import]
DVD ~ James Ryan
Offered by 5A/30 Entertainment
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4.0 out of 5 stars Karate comrades save the free world., May 28 2000
This review is from: Kill & Kill Again [Import] (DVD)
A scientist has discovered how to convert potatoes into fuel, however an unfortunate by-product is a mind control drug. Marduk, an evil madman kidnaps the scientist, and plots to take control of the world by tainting the water supply with this drug. Leaders of the free world approach Steve Chase and his band of elite mercenaries and hire them to free the kidnapped scientist, destroy the mind control drug, and rid the world of the evil Marduk. This martial arts adventure stars James Ryan as Steve Chase, martial arts champion and leader of the elite mercenary group. The mercenaries consist of "The Fly" (Stan Schmidt), a martial artist who has reached the esoteric heights of martial learning; Gypsy Billy (Norman Robinson), "ex-champion of the world" and reluctant derelict; Gorilla (Ken Gampu) former pro wrestler banded for biting the ear off defeated opponents; and Hot Dog (Bill Flynn) con artist and comic relief. Joining this group is Kandy Kane (Anneline Kriel, former Miss World), the supposed daughter of the kidnapped scientist Dr. Kane, later exposed as an agent working for the government. Chase and his team infiltrate Marduk's compound, known as the "New Babylonia", but before they can liberate Dr. Kane and destroy the drug, they are discovered and taken captive. Each member of the team must face one of Marduk's karate trained soldiers, with Chase facing Marduk's "champion of champions", the "Optimist" in a battle to the death. "Kill and Kill Again" is a feel good action/adventure that the whole family can enjoy. This movie is a tongue-in-cheek swashbuckler that sometimes pokes fun at itself. There is no graphic violence or offensive language, just good clean escapism.

The Mindset of a Martial Artist
The Mindset of a Martial Artist
by Dean Alan Clerc
Edition: Paperback
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5.0 out of 5 stars More than your typical kick-punch manual., April 15 2000
Dean Clerc's "The Mindset of a Martial Artist" is an essential asset for the serious martial arts practitioner. This guide takes the reader from the usual method of learning by rote (Rote: "a memorizing process using repetition without full comprehension" and/or "the mechanical routine marked by unthinking repetition" as defined by Sensei Clerc) and encourages the student to research the martial arts, to analyze what techniques work against different opponents and why. Subjects such as "Reading" the opponent, "Timing the strike", and so forth, are insightful strategies that are usually learned through the school of hard knocks, however Mr.Clerc offers them to you in this thought provoking handbook. As a practitioner of the martial arts for twenty-five plus years, I feel that Dean has provided the reader with valuable information that works in the training hall, and in the streets as well.

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