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|Bloodfist 5 - Human Target|
Actors: Don 'The Dragon' Wilson, Denice Duff, Steve James, Andy Bolliger, James Burns
Director: Jeff Yonis
Genres: Action & Adventure
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Kung fu Hong Kong-style
(5 out of 5 stars)
"It's probably a well-known fact that some of the best martial arts movies come from Hong Kong. CROUCHING TIGER, HIDDEN DRAGON is a contemporary classic from Hong Kong. Jackie Chan, Jet Li, and Chow Yun-Fat are all martial arts legends who have made it big through the Hong Kong cinema. Cory Yuen (aka Yuen Woo Ping) has made himself a household name by staging the karate battles in such outstanding kung fu films as THE MATRIX, CROUCHING TIGER, THE ONE, CRADLE 2 THE GRAVE, THE TRANSPORTER, etc.Don "The Dragon" Wilson, WKA World Light-Heavyweight Kickboxing Champion, stars in BLOODFIST V:HUMAN TARGET, a movie very much in the tradition of Hong Kong cinema. "The Dragon" plays Jim Stanton, a federal agent hell-bent on breaking up the arms-smuggling ring of Kwon, a nefarious Chinese criminal whose latest deal involves some stolen plutonium. Unfortunately, Stanton is shot in the head and left for dead by some of Kwon's meanies. He awakens in a hospital bed with his memory completely erased. Both Kwon and Stanton's superiors, who believe he's become a double agent, have him at the top of their hit lists, making his "wife" Candy (Denice Duff) his only ally.There's no denying that HUMAN TARGET's martial arts sequences are lavish and flashy. One of the great things about Don "The Dragon"'s movies is that he's always given worthy opponents to go toe-to-toe with. In HUMAN TARGET, one of them is Steve James, whose been in such karate gems as the AMERICAN NINJA series. I rank him at the same level of all the best opponent's Don "The Dragon" stuck it out with, including Billy Blanks (BLOODFIST), Maurice Smith (BLOODFIST II), Gary Daniels (BLOODFIST IV:DIE TRYING), and Matthias Hues (BLACKBELT).Still, it's Don "The Dragon"'s movie, all the way, and how better to showcase his astonishing kickboxing abilities than to put him in a Hong Kong-esque kung fu movie?"
Awesome kickboxing picture!
Lunar Strain | 02/17/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Move over Steven Segal. This picture has a great plot, filled with turns in the plot that keep you guessing, never knowing who to trust. Denise Duff is quite good in this. Who is she?! Usually, in a kickboxing film you only get long drawn out fights and little story. This film has terrific fights that don't outlast their welcome and a story that really works. Technical credits are solid. Writing and directing are top notch."
Surprisingly good fifth entry
Lunar Strain | United States | 12/10/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Bloodfist IV was good and V is surprisingly even better. The Bloodfist series with each sequel seems to be fleshing out more and more story. The first two films were no brain karate flicks in which the story took a back seat. But with IV and V, the story is actually more important than the well staged fights. Like the previous sequels, there is no connection to the other films so you don't have to worry about watching these babies in order. This time Don "The Dragon" Wilson wakes up in a hospital after being shot in the head...only he has no memory of who he is. Suddenly he is being pursued by crimeloards and the CIA. Was he a ciminal or was he a undercover offical? Yes the story sounds reminicent of The Long Kiss Goodnight, but every Roger Corman production I have ever seen borrows from some other film so it was not surprsing. In Conclusion I found the film to use its tight budget really well and I dug the amount of time that went into to the script to come up with some unique plot twists."