martial arts movie

Walter Hill
Creator: Maarten de Boer | Credit: Maarten de BoerCopyright: 2016 Maarten de Boer
Classic martial art films are usually based on an Asian martial art style. However, when it comes to demonstrating the art of the fist, Hard Times(1975) delivers. The raucous crowd, screaming for two shirtless, bare-knuckle brawlers, from behind a chain-link fence, may remind some viewers more of a modern MMA match than a film from the seventies. Hard Times, starring Charles Bronson, in one of his best performances, is a stunning example of the quintessential “fight film.” Directed by Walter Hill, (The Warriors, 48 Hours), the movie showcases one of action film’s most famous stars, as he demonstrates the ultimate in pugilistic virtuosity.
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