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Mighty Kung Fu Grip

By Dan Werra on January 21, 2016 9:16 AM | Permalink

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Start off the semester with a dose of fantasy kung fu action from our DVD collection.  Be sure to browse the library catalog for more martial arts films.

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon movie posterCrouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon

UNLV LASR (request online and pickup at the Circulation Desk), PL2919.T76 W62 2001

Set in 19th-century China, two master warriors are faced with their greatest challenge when the treasured Green Destiny sword is stolen. A young aristocratic woman prepares for an arranged marriage, but soon reveals her superior fighting talents and her romantic past. As each warrior battles for justice, they come face-to-face with their worst enemy, and the enduring power of love.

Hero movie posterHero

UNLV Media, PN1995.9.H3 H47 2004

With supernatural skill and no fear a nameless soldier embarks on a mission of revenge against the fearsome army that massacred his people. Now, to achieve the justice he seeks, he must take on the empire's most ruthless assassins and reach the enemy he has sworn to defeat.

House of Flying Daggers movie posterHouse of Flying Daggers

UNLV Media, PN1995.9.H3 H68 2005

During the reign of the Tang dynasty in China, a secret organization called "The House of the Flying Daggers" rises and opposes the government. Leo is a police officer who sends officer Jin to investigate a young dancer named Mei, claiming that she has ties to the "Flying Daggers" organization. Leo ends up arresting Mei, only to have Jin break her free in a plot to gain her trust and lead the police to the new leader of the secret organization. But things are far more complicated than they seem.