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‘Man with the Iron Fists 2’ Interview with RZA | EXCLUSIVE

‘Man with the Iron Fists 2’ Interview with RZA | EXCLUSIVE

After spending a lifetime watching and studying classic martial arts films, Wu Tang Clan's RZA got to finally make his own kung fu movie with 2012's The Man with the Iron Fists, which he directed, co-wrote, produced and starred in. The actor-filmmaker returns to reprise his role as the title character Thaddeus, while co-writing and producing the sequel The Man with the Iron Fists 2. I had the good fortune to speak with the actor filmmaker over the phone, before this sequel arrives on Blu-ray and DVD April 14 from Universal Studios Home Entertainment.

The sequel picks up long after the events of The Man with the Iron Fists, where Thaddeus is found near death, literally drifting past a 19th Century village where he is saved by a miner's (Dustin Nguyen) family. As he heals from his wounds, Thaddeus expresses his desire to find peace, but it becomes quickly clear that he is definitely in the wrong place. The town is being torn apart by a group of residents who dare to oppose the wealthy mine owner Master Ho (Carl Ng) and his deadly group of soldiers who will cut down anyone who opposes them. With the help of Thaddeus and his skills in crafting weapons, the miner unites his people to take back their town. Take a look at what RZA had to say in our conversation that runs the gamut from classic Shaw Brothers films to future projects and much more.

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‘Man with the Iron Fists 2’ Trailer Starring RZA

‘Man with the Iron Fists 2’ Trailer Starring RZA

A mysterious stranger leads a rebellion to liberate a Chinese village from its oppressive overlord in The Man with the Iron Fists 2, available on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD as well as On Demand on April 14, 2015, from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. Global hip-hop superstar, actor and filmmaker RZA reprises his role as the enigmatic blacksmith Thaddeus in this explosive sequel to the 2012 action-adventure The Man with the Iron Fists. Inspired by classic kung-fu films, The Man with the Iron Fists 2 Blu-ray and DVD are packed with exciting bonus material including a behind-the-scenes featurette, deleted scenes and commentary by director Roel Reiné and executive producer and star RZA.

RZA (The Man with the Iron Fists, co-founder of the Wu Tang Clan), who co-wrote the film with screenwriter John Jarrell (Romeo Must Die), stars alongside a stellar international cast including Dustin Nguyen (22 Jump Street), Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa (47 Ronin), Eugenia Yuan (Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon: The Green Legend), Pim Bubear (Ninja 2: Shadow of a Tear), Carl Ng (New Police Story), Simon Yin (Ip Man), Ocean Hou (Man of Tai Chi), Grace Huang (The Man with the Iron Fists) and Andrew Lin (The Man with the Iron Fists). The film is directed by Roel Reiné (The Scorpion King 3: Battle for Redemption, Death Race 2).

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RZA and Catalina Denis Join ‘Brick Mansions’

RZA and Catalina Denis Join ‘Brick Mansions’

RZA and Catalina Denis have signed on to star in the upcoming action remake Brick Mansions, an English-language version of District B13.

Paul Walker stars as an undercover cop who enters a tenement dubbed Brick Mansions, to stop a neutron bomb that is ticking down, possessed by a ruthless drug warlord (RZA). David Belle plays a small-time drug dealer who teams up with the police officer. Catalina Denis plays the girlfriend of David Belle's character, who is kidnapped by the overlord.

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EXCLUSIVE: Rick Yune Talks the X-Blade in ‘The Man with the Iron Fists’!

EXCLUSIVE: Rick Yune Talks the X-Blade in ‘The Man with the Iron Fists’!

The Wu Tang Clan's RZA makes his directorial debut and takes a lead role in the kung fu epic The Man with the Iron Fists, which is a direct throwback to the hard-kicking action flicks of the 70s and 80s. In the film, RZA joins forces with two fighters played by Russell Crowe and Rick Yune to protect a treasure of gold sought by the lethal combatants of a number of clans hungry for wealth and lots of blood.

We recently caught up with Rick Yune to find out more about his character Zen Yi, The X-Balde. Here is our conversation.

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RZA Set to Direct ‘Genghis Khan’ and ‘No Man's Land’

RZA Set to Direct ‘Genghis Khan’ and ‘No Man's Land’

RZA has lined up two projects to follow his directorial debut The Man with the Iron Fists, signing on to make Genghis Khan and No Man's Land.

The Genghis Khan biopic was written by John Milius (Apocalypse Now), who was originally set to direct. The story will follow the Mongolian leader and his rise to power, uniting all the Mongol tribes in the 13th Century. The story will be told through the perspective of Khan's son and grandson.

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‘The Man with the Iron Fists’ 'A Slice Above' Red Band Featurette

‘The Man with the Iron Fists’ 'A Slice Above' Red Band Featurette

Universal Pictures has debuted a new profanity-laced featurette for The Man with the Iron Fists, featuring director-star RZA and writer-producer Eli Roth. The director pulls no punches when describing his talented cast, and how they can "f&*^ you up," with plenty of footage to back up his words. Take a look at this video featuring a lot of blood and naughty language.

The Man with the Iron Fists was released November 2nd, 2012.

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‘The Man with the Iron Fists’ 'The Baddest Man Alive?' Music Video Featuring RZA and the Black Keyes

‘The Man with the Iron Fists’ 'The Baddest Man Alive?' Music Video Featuring RZA and the Black Keyes

The Man with the Iron Fists brings Kung Fu back to the cinemas this November, and its going to be one hell of a ride! Today, we have the music video "The Baddest Man Alive?" from the soundtrack, featuring director RZA and The Black Keys. We also have three slamming clips, and another character trailer, this one focused on RZA's The Blacksmith! Watch as Lucy Liu, Russell Crowe, Dave Bautista and Pam Grier help put the F.U. back in Kung Fu!

The Man with the Iron Fists was released November 2nd, 2012.

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‘The Man with the Iron Fists’ Russell Crowe as Jack Knife Character Trailer

‘The Man with the Iron Fists’ Russell Crowe as Jack Knife Character Trailer

The Oscar-winning actor teams up with RZA and Rick Yune to protect a cache of gold from a horde of evildoers in this action-filled Kung Fu epic.