Kali in the Movies: Kiss of the Dragon

Featured arts: Jet Li does not specifically have a kali background, but several scenes feature stick fighting techniques. Awkwardly inserted, karateka show little adeptness with sticks while Jet Li just moves really really fast. The “40 stick fighters (in gi) against one” is interesting.. sort of.


Overview: Liu Jian, a police officer from China, comes to Paris to help the vice squad apprehend a Chinese drug lord and his unknown French connection. The French connection is Richard, the head of the vice squad, who intends to kill the drug lord then frame Jian.

Rating: 6.5 (of 10) – Pretty standard B-film chop-socky with lots of setup fight scenes and unimaginative development. Boy meets girl, girl is threatened by criminal, martial arts erupts. Like that.

(Re-produced under fair-use and with credit)

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