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Lady Bloodfight (2016)

Directed by Chris Nahon

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Overview

Jane is a beautiful but troubled American girl backpacking through Japan, when her raw street fighting skills draw the attention of Oshima, Japanese karate champion, who recruits and trains her to fight in the vicious, all-female, underground martial arts tournament known as “The Kumite”. After months of rigorous preparation, Jane is ready to face off against the deadliest female fighters in the world, including Ling, the Chinese apprentice of Oshima’s nemesis. But other nefarious forces lie in the shadows, and Jane and Ling will have to unite on a journey that will take them from the gritty underworld of Hong Kong to the glitz of Macao, before deciding who really is the best female fighter on the planet.

Rated R | Length 97 minutes

Actors

Unique Ng Lok Wai | Harry Oram | Maria Shantanova | Kirt Kishita | Joe Fiorello | Jai Day | Ines Laimins | Sharon Zhang | Happy Ma | Nathalie Ng | Isa Sofa Chan Kwan Nga | Lisa Henderson | Lauren Rhoden | Chalinene Bassinah | Lisa Cheng Lai-Sho | Rosemary Vandebrouck | Mayling Ng | Sunny Coelst | Jet Tranter | Jenny Wu | Kathy Wu | Muriel Hofmann | Amy Johnston

Viewing Notes

Skipped seeing this in theater but my man Ed Travis said it’s worthy.

Super formulaic. All the beats are predictable but I am impressed with the cast and effort. Haven’t really been a fan of Nahon’s work but at least here he’s working off of Bey Logan’s script & screenplay. Bey pulls from the old Bloodsport playbook but having a nearly all female cast goes a long way.

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