30 Day Action Movie Challenge Day 7: Martial Arts & Hong Kong Performers

For the month of August, we’re going to be focusing on the world of action movies and that means going through a lot of very different elements of it. The prompts this month were worked on by Mr. Ixolite, Brick Fistcrush, and myself!

The challenge is underway and we’re shifting gears as we get further into it. After the initial focus on some of the genre-defining actors of the 80s and early 90s, we’re now taking a look at the other actors that we didn’t do an individual spotlight for in regards to the boom in the martial arts genre. A lot of tapes flooded North America with bootlegs and the like of all kinds of films, often with terrible or no translations, but these were the charismatic actors and performances that captured imaginations with people like Donnie Yen, Jet Li, Sonny Chiba, and, of course, Bruce Lee.

Bonus: Who didn’t get the recognition they should have and should have been a bigger player in the genre?