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Superfights (1995)

Reviewed by: AV1979
Date: 02/07/2011
Summary: Fun Homage to Dark Side of Business

The film, like many other B-movies of the 90's, has its flaws. However, when Ng See-Yuen and Keith Strandberg team up for a movie, you are in for a treat. The film revolves around a young fighter living his dream of being a Superfighter, a professional combatant similar to professional wrestling but more involved in martial arts. As he progresses, he learns there is more to the business than just fighting and winning.

The film showcases the talents of 3rd-degree black belt Brandon Gaines, who plays the dreamer turned hero. Gaines is an impressive kicker and does well in his fight scenes courtesy of Tony Leung Siu-Hung, who also helmed the film. Keith Vitali makes a good villain in Robert Sawyer, the founder of Superfights who is also a big-time crime boss. He even pays homage to Ken Lo in DRUNKEN MASTER II with some nice leg winging techniques.

Despite the rookie acting flaws and contrived cliches of B-moviedom, SUPERFIGHTS is quite fun and engaging.

Reviewer Score: 7