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Rating: 5 stars


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Seen on: 03/07/2014, 07/09/2011 (rewatch)

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No Retreat, No Surrender (1986)

Directed by Corey Yuen Kwai


Most recently watched by noahphex, sleestakk


Young Jason Stillwell (Kurt McKinney) moves with his parents to Seattle, where local bullies harass them without mercy. Jason’s father Tom (Tim Baker) does not believe in violence, so the family takes it on the chin. One day Jason enrolls in a martial arts class and quietly rises in rank to be a major contender. His mettle is tested in an international match against Ivan, a Russian champion.

Rated PG | Length 85 minutes


Kent Lipham | Tai Chung Kim | Kathie Sileno | J.W. Fails | Jean-Claude Van Damme | Kurt McKinney

Viewing Notes

I know this isn’t a great movie, but I absolutely love it. As soon as I realized there was this Australian Blu-Ray I ordered it. Yeah, it appears to be just a widescreen VHS rip, with a tiny bit of up convert, but I’m overjoyed to own a little better, more sustainable, copy of this movie. If you haven’t seen it, seek it out. I’ll keep my fingers crossed for a real HD transfer release someday.

Now, if only someone would release RAD…


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