Craig Lines

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Recent articles by Craig Lines

Looking back at the China O’Brien films

Craig Lines Feature
May 4, 2016

Cynthia Rothrock took centre stage in the China O'Brien films. Here's our salute to them...

20 awesome ninja VHS sleeves‏

Craig Lines Feature
Mar 30, 2016

Ultimax Force? Sakura Killers? We take a look at 20 great ninja movie covers from the VHS tape era...

Looking back at the Flying Guillotine series‏

Craig Lines Feature
Mar 2, 2016

The deadliest weapon the martial arts world had ever seen: we look back at the Flying Guillotine movies...

Looking back at The Five Deadly Venoms

Craig Lines Feature
Feb 8, 2016

The Five Deadly Venoms is a martial arts classic, that comes with one of the best opening sequences we've seen...

Police Story: ranking the movies in order of quality

Craig Lines Feature
Jan 6, 2016

Police Story might just be the greatest action franchise of all time. But which movies are the best in the series?

Less-known Christmas movies: Grumpy Cat's Worst Christmas Ever

Craig Lines Feature
Dec 7, 2015

We continue our hunt for an overlooked Christmas classic in the DVD bargain bin. Our latest treat? Grumpy Cat...

Bruce Lee: revisiting Datasoft's 1980s computer game

Craig Lines Feature
Nov 27, 2015

If he were still alive, Bruce Lee would be turning 75 today. We take a look back, in pixels, at the Bruce Lee computer game

Meet Fatal Deviation, Ireland's only martial arts film‏

Craig Lines Feature
Nov 4, 2015

Our latest martial arts focus takes a look back at what might just be Ireland's only martial arts film to date...

Jackie Chan's hard road to Hollywood

Craig Lines Feature
Oct 7, 2015

Jackie Chan's journey to success in American movies wasn't an easy one. We chart his story...

The early movies of Corey Yuen

Craig Lines Feature
Sep 2, 2015

Corey Yuen gets much love here for his work with The Statham in The Transporter. Yet his earlier martial arts films are quite brilliant too.

We Are Your Friends review

Craig Lines Review
Aug 27, 2015

Zac Efron continues his knack for picking some very, very decent movies. We Are Your Friends, for one...

Corrado Farina interview: They Have Changed Their Face

Craig Lines Interview
Aug 25, 2015

Corrado Farina only made two films, both using horror in an interesting way. He tells us a little about his approach...

Looking back at the 36th Chamber Trilogy‏

Craig Lines Feature
Aug 6, 2015

We salute some of the finest work of The Shaw Brothers, as we look back at The 36th Chamber films...

The top 10 Brucesploitation films

Craig Lines Feature
Jul 7, 2015

Many films tried to capitalise on the popularity of the late, great Bruce Lee. Here are our ten favourites...

Ranking the American Ninja films in order of quality

Craig Lines Feature
Jun 11, 2015

There were five official American Ninja films. And here's how we think they sit, from worst to best. Contains Michael Dudikoff.

Ninjas All The Way Down: The Mysterious World of Godfrey Ho

Craig Lines Feature
May 5, 2015

We look at Godfrey Ho, the creator of classics like Ninja Terminator and Undefeatable. "I can't see you acting - more acting!"

Hasan Karacadag interview: D@bbe and new Turkish horror

Craig Lines Interview
Mar 21, 2015

Never seen a Turkish horror movie? Traditionally, there haven't been many of them about. But that's all changing now...

What the movies teach us about possession

Craig Lines Feature
Jan 5, 2015

As Deliver Us From Evil lands on disc in the UK, we look back at key lessons the movies teach us about possession...

Nekromantik Blu-ray review

Craig Lines Review
Dec 15, 2014

Arrow Video have given Jörg Buttgereit's 1987 cult favourite a hi-def make-over. Here's Craig's review...

The unseen movies of legendary horror filmmaker Paul Naschy

Craig Lines Feature
Oct 22, 2014

Paul Naschy was arguably Spain's finest maker of horror movies. Craig salutes his films, many of which remain little seen...

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