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First Trailer for All-Women Fighting Tournament Film 'Lady Bloodfight'

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April 4, 2017
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Lady Bloodfight Trailer

"Where did you learn to fight like that?" Vertical Entertainment has released the first trailer for an indie called Lady Bloodfight, about a woman who trains to fight in an underground martial arts tournament in Asia. This kinda, sorta seems like an all-women version of JCVD's Bloodsport, but with its own modern cinematic quirks. Amy Johnston plays a woman named Jane who is recruited by Shu, a Wudang champion played by Muriel Hofmann, to participate in the tournament. The full cast includes Jenny Wu, Kathy Wu, Mayling Ng, Jet Tranter, Sunny Coelst, Rosemary Vandebrouck, Lisa Cheng, Chalinene Bassinah, and Lauren Rhoden. This looks both extremely cheesy and extremely badass, I'm definitely intrigued, but also worried it's going to be straight-to-DVD quality. We'll have to see ourselves. Take a look.

Here's the first official trailer (+ poster) for Chris Nahon's Lady Bloodfight, direct from YouTube:

Lady Bloodfight Poster

A blonde woman named Jane (Amy Johnston) arrives in Asia, and is first, jumped, then beaten up, by thugs. She asks a fighter girl to train her - but really, she wants to take part in a tournament. Shu recruits Jane and trains her to fight in the vicious, all-female, underground martial arts tournament known as "The Kumite." Plenty of girls, of all races, fighting action. After months of rigorous preparation, Jane is ready to face off against the deadliest female fighters in the world, including Ling, the apprentice of Shu's nemesis, Wai, a Shaolin master. Lady Bloodfight is directed by French filmmaker Chris Nahon, of Kiss of the Dragon, Empire of the Wolves, Gri Gri, and Blood: The Last Vampire previously; as well as episodes of "Plus belle la vie". The screenplay is written by Bey Logan & Judd Bloch. Vertical Entertainment will open Lady Bloodfight in select theaters starting May 5th coming up. Check your local listings. Who's interested?

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Reader Feedback - 23 Comments

1

I wouldn't say "sorta seems like" Bloodsport. I'd say it's exactly a female version of Bloodsport.

Xious on Apr 4, 2017

2

Yeah okay, but for legal reasons, I'm sure they'd deny that and say it's "inspired by" or something. 😉

Alex Billington on Apr 4, 2017

3

I kinda liked Kiss of the Dragon. I would dare to say it's the best Li movie. Because of Luc Besson writing, and because of Tchéky Karyo. But this is definitely not for me.

tarek on Apr 4, 2017

4

I also liked Unleashed or Danny Boy (I'm not sure which title is the right one). That was an interesting film also written by Luc Besson. As for Kiss of the Dragon, that was one of the last films with Bridget Fonda. I still miss her since ...

shiboleth on Apr 4, 2017

5

I didn't watch Unleashed. In fact, the only Jet Li movies I've watched so far are Kiss of the Dragon and the One. Not fan of the actor, nor of the genre.

tarek on Apr 5, 2017

6

Of course, I understand. It's not really my kind of actor either. But it was a film with Morgan Freeman and Bob Hoskins in it. So, I gave it a try. And it was interesting. A bit frantic, but still quite watchable ...

shiboleth on Apr 5, 2017

7

Morgan Freeman and Bob Hoskins...Two wonderful actors. I will try to watch it for sure.

tarek on Apr 5, 2017

8

So in a few months she becomes best of the best... no.

Bill on Apr 4, 2017

9

LOL...brave White lady fights harder than any Asian person ever...right...

DAVIDPD on Apr 4, 2017

10

Why does it have to be white one to become best among them? It will be probably cool fighting, but eventually, the whole thing looks pointless. And of course, it must be a hot thing to watch women killing off each other ... For me, not really ...

shiboleth on Apr 4, 2017

11

Chinese people always wait for the white dude to save them ( sic: The [dull] great wall. ). Go figure why...they should look for someone to save them from the white dude instead. ;D

tarek on Apr 5, 2017

12

Man, that happens for too long...

shiboleth on Apr 5, 2017

13

I think you mean e.g. not sic.

Benjamin Berger on Apr 6, 2017

14

Hey Benjamin. Thanks for your contribution. Actually, the use of [sic] instead of [i.e] or [e.g] was intentional, as [sic] is used to to draw attention to a quoted mistake. Or so is my understanding. Cheers.

tarek on Apr 6, 2017

15

It's trendy... Just like the iPhone. I like movies featuring strong women, not some super powered girls who can knock out a 300 pounds guy with one swift punch. I can't buy it. Sorry. It just makes me laugh out loud for the ridiculousness of the situation, I would like to read your script one day Bo... ;D

tarek on Apr 5, 2017

16

To be honest, I was afraid to ask about the same thing. But I thought something like this would be your answer. All cool Bo. But, on the other side, it gets even more interesting to read your little life stories in this world of film business. A script and epopee in its own right. Keep cool, Bo ...

shiboleth on Apr 5, 2017

17

Oh no, I am not really afraid, I just didn't want to be intrusive regarding question about your script. As for the epopee, I looked in dictionary and it says: something 'epic', and 'epic poem'. That's what your stories about the people and their behavior are in your descriptions; interesting stories with epic insights. Later ...

shiboleth on Apr 5, 2017

18

As said by tarek, it's trendy. And obnoxious at that, I guess. It makes me wonder about one of the statements that one of my friends made some time ago (which I never really accepted, but it makes me think from time to time). He said that feminism and all that movement for women's right is just another product of capitalism. As long as women produce themselves as a need and as a product, they are welcome and their rights will be protected, I guess that's the morale of that thinking. Of course, I am not referring here to your script that didn't have luck. I believe you had some real and genuine idea of a good story. I am talking about thinking which is trying to utilize everything that looks progressive, good or humane without really thinking about it. Using women in bloody fights is just ugly. I don't know what else to say. Cheers...

shiboleth on Apr 5, 2017

19

As for me, I have a daughter, too. She's only 14 but is also influenced by many films and books that, let's say, widen her sensibility beyond usual taste of her friends of the same age. Luckily, I don't have to encourage a lot of those since she does all that already by herself. Yeah, she has a lot of things in front of herself. But I believe she'll be brave and fine. And yeah, she likes to talk about many films and books we share. Which ensures me that she will look for more of such experiences in her future life too... Cheers ...

shiboleth on Apr 5, 2017

20

[... feminism and all that movement for women's right is just another product of capitalism] I don't agree with your friend. Feminism at its core is a noble cause. Alas some perverted this fight against the sexploitation and oversexualisation of women by "shallow" men. It became a fight against femininity. Extreme calls for extreme.

tarek on Apr 7, 2017

21

Wow...potato.

DAVIDPD on Apr 4, 2017

22

Looks awful but sexy. Awxy.

TAH on Apr 4, 2017

23

Great title though....

TheOct8pus on Apr 5, 2017

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