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    B-MOVIE BINGO: TIGER CLAWS 2

    TIGER CLAWS 2
    Showing Tuesday 3/7/17 at The Hollywood Theatre

    Jalal Merhi (TIGER CLAWS, FEARLESS TIGER) was a successful Toronto jeweler and amateur martial artist who sold his business in the late 80s… and used the money to finance a string of movies he starred in and produced. TIGER CLAWS 2 was one of those movies, with Cynthia Rothrock (LADY DRAGON, MAGIC CRYSTAL) and Bolo Yeung (BLOODSPORT, TC 2000) reprising their roles. This time around, Merhi and Rothrock are called upon to take down the evil gangster Dai Lo Fu, who is attempting to smuggle weapons back in time through a portal underneath San Francisco. Directed by J. Stephen Maunder (TC 2000, TIGER CLAWS).

    From the back of the VHS box:

    New York detectives Richards (Jalal Merhi) and Masterson (Cynthia Rothrock) reunite to pursue escaped serial killer Chong (Bolo Yeung) into the ancient caverns beneath San Francisco’s Chinatown on the eve of the Chinese New Year.

    In a deadly race against time, Richards and Masterson find themselves captured by Chong and his brother, the nefarious underground Chinatown leader Dai Lo Fu (Han Soo Ong), as they prepare for a ritual that will bring forth deadly consequences. 

    Escaping through secret halls built by the ancients, Richards and Masterson confront their enemies in a battle filled with spectacular gunfights and breath-taking martial arts. 

     

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    B-MOVIE BINGO: THE MAGIC CRYSTAL

    THE MAGIC CRYSTAL (1986)
    Showing Tuesday 8/2/2016 at The Hollywood Theatre

    While searching for a missing friend in Greece, jewel thief Andy Lau and his young son, Pin-Pin, stumble upon a plot involving KBG and Interpol agents, and a mysterious, glowing green crystal from space. They find their friend, Shen, in Athens being pursued because of this crystal, which he discreetly slips in Pin-Pin’s backpack. After discovering the glowing green rock in his pack, Pin-Pin soon finds himself able to communicate with it telepathically. The crystal houses the essence of an ancient extraterrestrial, and demonstrates a variety of super powers, including the ability to manipulate the thoughts and behavior of those nearby. It’s like combining The Force, a green light saber and E.T., and then making that into a lumpy green rock. Imagine how desirable a lumpy green rock with these powers would be to a devious mind!

    They form a bond and become friends, and find themselves caught between a villainous KGB agent, played by martial arts wizard Richard Norton, and a team of Interpol agents, led by our favorite heroine, Cynthia Rothrock. Only by working together can the friends of the Magic Crystal help it achieve its final destiny! Directed by Wong Jing.

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    B-MOVIE BINGO: MARTIAL LAW

    MARTIAL LAW (1990)
    Showing Tuesday 8/4/2015 at The Hollywood Theatre

    Keeping in line with our tradition of bringing you movies starring relatives, friends and employees of big movie stars, we present MARTIAL LAW. It stars Chad McQueen (DEATH RING, NEW YORK COP), whose father was screen legend and racing enthusiast Steve McQueen. The younger McQueen was in the first two KARATE KID movies, and was trained by Chuck Norris. His pedigree is unimpeachable.

    Also starring is Cynthia Rothrock (CHINA O’BRIEN, UNDEFEATABLE), one of our all-time favorite martial arts ladies. McQueen and Rothrock are teamed up as cops Sean Thompson and Billie Blake, who together fight back the rising tide of crime in Los Angeles. They’re also lovers and martial arts champions. When Thompson’s estranged younger brother shows up and starts getting mixed up with the wrong crowd, it’s up to him to bail him out. Enter Dalton Rhodes, played by a scenery-chewing David Carradine (FUTURE FORCE, FUTURE ZONE), who takes him under his wing as a henchman in training. Rhodes is not only the biggest crime boss in Los Angeles, but also a Martial Arts Grand Master. You know where this is going… not even big brother can save him now!

    Directed by Steve Cohen (TOUGH AND DEADLY, LAW & ORDER).

    Cool fight scene:

     

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    B-MOVIE BINGO: UNDEFEATABLE

    UNDEFEATABLE (1993)
    Showing Wednesday 11/5/2014 at The Hollywood Theatre

    **Special Wednesday Night Showing!***

    Our favorite street fighting sister is back! In UNDEFEATABLE, Cynthia Rothrock stars as Kristi Jones, a diner waitress who partakes in Mafia-run street fights to pay for her sister’s college education. That sounds like a plot we can relate to! Hunky cop Nick DiMarco (John Miller) catches on, and attempts to break up the illegal fights. Meanwhile, a psychotic underground fighter known only as “Stingray” (Don Niam) allows the brutality of his fights to cross over into his marriage. Distraught, his wife’s psychiatrist advises she leave him, which sends Stingray on a murderous rampage. He spray paints red stripes in his hair and goes after any woman who resembles his wife, Anna–which means no brunette in a floral print dress is safe!

    When Stingray crosses Kristi Jones’ brunette-haired, floral print-wearing, college-attending sister, all bets are off, and it’s up to Jones and Officer DiMarco to put an end to Stingray’s… stinging. Directed by Godfrey Ho.

    Trailer:

    Best Fight Scene of All Time:

     

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    B-MOVIE BINGO: CHINA O’BRIEN

    ChinaOBrien_webCHINA O’BRIEN (1990)
    Showing Tuesday 8/5/2014 at The Hollywood Theatre

    The formidable duo of Cynthia Rothrock and Richard Norton rarely fail to please. In CHINA O’BRIEN, Rothrock stars as a big-city cop/karate instructor who quits the force after a gang-related shooting takes the life of one her students. She decides to go back home to the country, where her father is the sheriff, only to find her hometown overrun by corrupt jerks. When her father and his deputy (in awesome back-to-back scenes) get killed by car bombs, all hell breaks loose–and she gets elected sheriff! All right!

    Usually in movies like this, Rothrock fights the boss at the end, which means they are also karate experts, or at least have plenty of Uzis. Not the case here–the bad guys are old men who sit in dark rooms plotting. To fight them, she runs for sheriff and is elected, and then deputizes her old flame Richard Norton, some high school kids, and a mysterious karate-kicking Native American with one hand (we think) named Dakota. Throughout the movie, Dakota saves her ass over and over and disappears on his dirt bike. No one is impressed though–and he’s not really acknowledged by Rothrock or Norton until about three-fourths through the movie. When they finally want to know who he is, it’s with a “Who the hell does he think he is–let’s show him!” kind of attitude. Then they get in a car chase, and the rest is what you’d expect–he becomes a friend and deputy.

    This movie is non-stop entertainment. Even when nothing’s happening, it’s strange enough to keep us interested. Directed by Robert Clouse.