The Man with the Iron Fists (2013)

 ●  English ● 1 hr 36 mins

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​This nail-biting action bonanza tells the epic story of warriors, assassins and a lone, outsider hero in nineteenth-century China who must unite to destroy the clan traitor who would destroy them all. Since his arrival in China’s Jungle Village, the town’s blacksmith has been forced by radical tribal factions to create elaborate tools of destruction. When the clashes between the clans brews and boils over instigating a war, the stranger ‘channels’ an ancient energy to transform himself into a human weapon. As he fights alongside iconic heroes and against soulless villains, one man, an unlikely hero in the form of a British soldier of fortune,​ must harness this power to become saviour of his adopted people.

Cast: Lucy Liu, RZA, Rick Yune

Crew: RZA (Director), Chi Ying Chan (Director of Photography), Howard Drossin (Music Director), RZA (Music Director)

Rating: A (India)

Genres: Action

Release Dates: 02 Aug 2013 (India)

Tagline: Seven clans, a fortune in gold. Let the battle begin.

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Did you know? Crowe agreed to do the movie in return for RZA giving some rap lessons to the South Sydney Rabbitohs, a rugby league team he co-owns. Read More
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as Madam Blossom
as Blacksmith
as Zen Yi, The X-Blade
as Gemini Male
as Senior Monk
as Jack Knife's Widow #2
as Blue Hyena
as Silver Lion
as Dragon Inn Singer
as Abbott
as Bronze Lion
as Poison Dagger
as Rodent Chief
as Brass Body
as Dragon Innkeeper
as Lady Tagmata
as Wolf Clan #2
as Crazy Hippo
as Gemini Female
as Jackal Captain
as Yellow Hyena
as Urchin Girl
as Jake
as Lady Silk
as Chan
as Master John
as Hyena Chief
as Gold Lion
as Rodent Innkeeper
as Grey Hyena
as Lion Clan Servant
as Crazy Hippo's Widow
as Red Hyena
as Blacksmith's Assistant
as Jane
as Wolf Clan Leader
as Jack Knife
as Iron Lion
as Governor
as White Lion
as Copper Lion
as Jack Knife's Widow #1
as Lion Clan Messenger
as Chi Chi




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Sound Mix:
Datasat Digital Sound, Dolby Digital, Sony Dynamic Digital Sound
Red One MX
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24 fps
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Seven clans, a fortune in gold. Let the battle begin.
They put the F.U. in Kung Fu
You can't spell Kung Fu without F and U.
Movie Connection(s):
Followed by: The Man with the Iron Fists 2 (English)
Filming Locations:
As Russell Crowe walks across his room he puts on his glasses, just before he reaches the door his glasses fall off. When he opens the door to Madame Blossom his glasses are on his face again.

Poison Dagger jumps out the water in the bath, with his hair dry.

In the beginning of the film a few modern buildings can be seen in the horizon.
Liu wanted to emphasize Blossom's strength against all the male fighters and convinced RZA to give the character a fight sequence with Cung Le's Bronze Lion.

Crowe agreed to do the movie in return for RZA giving some rap lessons to the South Sydney Rabbitohs, a rugby league team he co-owns.

The first cut of the film was four hours long. RZA suggested splitting it into two films, but producer Eli Roth disagreed, and it was ultimately cut down to approximately 90 minutes.

RZA and Eli Roth worked on the screenplay together over two years, talking through every aspect of the story, down to the detail of every weapon.