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Bloodmoon (1997)

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Martial arts action film finds a retired detective returning to action to stop a martial arts master with steel fingers who is killing champions from all sports.

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Siu-Hung Leung
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Gary Daniels ... Det. Ken O'Hara
Chuck Jeffreys ... Det. Chuck Baker
Frank Gorshin ... Chief William Hutchins
Darren Shahlavi ... The Killer
Nina Repeta ... Megan O'Hara
Leigh Jones Leigh Jones ... Lauren O'Hara
Jeffrey Pillars ... Justice (as Jeff Pillars)
Brandie Sylfae ... Kelly Welling (as Brandie Rocci)
Keith Vitali Keith Vitali ... Terry's Friend
Joe Hess Joe Hess ... Terry (as Joseph C. Hess)
Joe Bonacci Joe Bonacci ... Officer #1
Rob Van Dam ... Dutch Schultz
Jen Sung ... Drug Dealer (as Jen Sung Outerbridge)
Michael Depasquale Jr. ... George Atkins
Ken Kensei ... Master Takaido Welling
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Martial arts action film finds a retired detective returning to action to stop a martial arts master with steel fingers who is killing champions from all sports.

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You get one shot Before he kills you.

Genres:

Action | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong martial arts violence, and for some language and sexuality | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 June 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bloodmoon - Stunde des Killers See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA See more »

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DTS-Stereo

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

During the three on one fight in Kelly's apartment, the Killer performs the Iron Crotch technique to trap Kelly's foot and drag her across the floor. This is a mythical Kung Fu technique ascribed to the villainous Monk Pai Mei and was performed by actor Lo Lieh in his many appearances as the character on film. See more »

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Ken Kensei's character is credited at the end of the film as "Master Welling". In the film, he is "Master Takeida". See more »

Quotes

The Killer: How's it going, Crutch?
Dutch: The name's Dutch.
The Killer: It won't be after tonight. I think it is a great night for a moondance.
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Finally, a Decent Martial Arts Movie
29 November 2004 | by oxbloodSee all my reviews

This is Gary Daniels' best action flick since "White Tiger". He plays Ken O'Hara, a former police detective/profiler who is called back into action to partner with another detective and investigate a string of murders of world fighting champions. The villain challenges the victims to a seemingly fair fight then kills each one during the battle. There's a subplot involving O'Hara and his ex-wife that slows the movie a little.

Daniels is in fine form here, as usual. His acting still sucks but he's still got the moves. His final fight scene in the warehouse is quite a workout. Chuck Jeffreys is an excellent foil as the hotshot detective who reluctantly teams with Daniels at the police chief's request. His martial arts skills are just as impressive and he shows more emotion. Jeffrey's does a lot of film choreography on other movies ("Blade") and stunt work most likely for Eddie Murphy who he resembles a lot. Villain Darren Shavi is no slouch either. He's fighting legitimate ass-kickers, so he'd better know his stuff.

The fight scenes are some of the best I've seen in a straight-to-video release with American stars. The choreography in each scene is elaborate and well staged, especially the scene with O'Hara's old martial arts teacher, fighting Kendo style. The punches don't look as fake as in some of Daniels' other movies ("Black Friday" yechhh!!!!). The wire work is better though sometimes a bit annoying. Look for WWE wrestler Rob Van Dam as one of the battle victims.


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