Kung-fu vanity project lacks the dramatic punches and action chops to make it truly entertaining
Written by, directed and starring the Wu-Tang Clan's RZA, The Man with the Iron Fists is less a love letter to Hong Kong martial arts movies than a tortured pastiche-come-vanity project that wears out its welcome long before the final credits role. On a positive note, it does at least sound absolutely spectacular on Blu-ray thanks to a thunderous DTS-HD MA 5.1 mix. It also looks pretty epic thanks to a surprisingly refined AVC 2.40:1 1080p encode. However, apart from including two versions of the film ('theatrical' and 'unrated'), the disc's extras are minimal.
The Man with the Iron Fists, Universal Pictures, All-region BD, £20 Approx
HCC VERDICT: 2/5
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