Thursday, February 26, 2015

Mark Dacascos - Crying Freeman (1995) (Full movie)

Happy 51st Birthday Mark Dacascos!!!


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I'm posting the full movie Crying Freeman in his honor!


Enjoy!!




Crying Freeman (1995)


A lethal assassin for a secret Chinese organisation, who sheds tears of regret each time he kills, is seen swiftly and mercilessly executing three Yakuza gangsters by a beautiful artist. She is captivated by the grace of his kill and later falls in love with him. An intense power struggle for the leadership of the Yakuza Clans ensues as they seek vengeance for the death of their leader. They soon realise the fatal mistake of underestimating the deadly skills of the Crying Freeman.




Trivia


  • Based on the Japanese Manga Crying Freeman
  • Julie Condra and Mark Dacascos met and co-starred in this film, and then they married in real life.
  • Mark Dacascos and director Christophe Gans choreographed the end sword fight.
  • Mark Dacascos does all his own stunts in the film.
  • Jason Scott Lee was originally wanted for the role but he had a three-picture obligation for Universal Pictures and could not commit to the project. Mark Dacascos lobbied for the part and eventually went on to became Christophe Gan's actor of choice for future and upcoming films.
  • Despite being heavily promoted by Viz Media on Animerica magazine and reprints of the Crying Freeman graphic novel, the film was never released in the United States.



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Mark Dacascos - American Samurai (1992) (Full movie)

Happy 51st Birthday Mark Dacascos!!!


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I'm posting the full movie American Samurai which Mark co-stars in his honor!


Enjoy!!




American Samurai (1992)


An American reporter teams up with a martial arts expert, whose half-brother is a "yakuza"--Japanese mafia--drug dealer to battle swordsmen from around the world n a Turkish arena.



Trivia
  • This was Mark Dacascos' first major movie role
  • The movie was filmed in Turkey



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Wednesday, February 25, 2015

UFC Fight Night 61: 10 GIFs of Antonio Silva X Frank Mir

UFC Fight Night 61 (aka UFC Fight Night:  Bigfoot vs Mir) was held Feb 22, 2015 in Porto Alegre, Brazil. This event set the record for the most wins by underdogs in 10 out of 11 bouts!


Former 2-time UFC Heavyweight Champion Frank Mir (#13 / 16W-9L) faced the favorite Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva (#8 / 18W-6L, 1 NC) in the Main Event. Mir going into the fight had a losing streak of 4 fights vs some of the top fighters in the Heavyweight Division, namely Alistair Overeem, Josh Barnett, Daniel Cormier and Junior Dos Santos. Silva in his last 4 fights saw him beat Alistair Overeem, a Loss to Cain Velazquez, a Draw against Mark Hunt and was KO’d by Andrei Arlovski.


Mir KO’d Bigfoot at the 1:40 mark in Rd 1 with a Left Jab-Left Hook combo and awarded a Performance of the Night bonus of $50,000. With this win, it was Mir’s first since 2011, and he set a record with tallying 12 Finishes, the most Finishes in UFC Heavyweight history. Rounding out the Top 4  Most Finishes in UFC Heavyweight history:  Gabriel Gonzaga is 2nd with his 11 finishes; Andrei Arlovski (10) and last but not least, Cain Velasquez with 9 finishes.


In the post-fight interview, Mir credited his new boxing coach, Angelo Reyes, for putting him on a different level – switching to Orthodox Stance (for Righties, Left Hand in front and Right in rear).


“I came out looking for the jab. I knew that, you know, hey, he hits hard. No doubt behind that he has a long right hand so when I got back to boxing, and I wrestle left side forward , so both the wrestling coach and our head coach Ricky,  Angelo said, ‘Hey, switch back to orthodox.’ So I did, that’s why I took the extra time off, learned how to box the correct way. I got back to the roots on it. That’s where you saw the jab, setting it up. It sets up everything, I’ve never had a dominating jab. And really, the dominating jab is an important punch, especially in the heavyweight division.”


Here are some GIF highlights I’ve made of the fight.


Congratulations to Frank Mir!


Enjoy!





Left Jab-Left Hook Combo that floored Bigfoot



Mir's Ground and Pound












All-in-One Realtime GIF






All-in-One SloMo Replay GIF








Above GIF spliced into 3 separate SloMo's





Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Green Hornet episode 23 - Alias the Scarf (24 Feb 1967)

48 years ago on this date of February 24th in the year 1967, the 23rd episode of the new TV series, The Green Hornet, aired.


Posted this episode to mirror the airdate from 48 years ago.


Enjoy!




Green Hornet episode 23
Alias the Scarf (24 Feb 1967) 
 
When a wax museum's figure of The Scarf, an infamous strangler from 20 years ago, is replaced in the center display spot by effigies of the Green Hornet & Kato, the waxen form of Scarf seemingly comes to life and starts attacking people. Using the museum researcher's manuscript about the Scarf, the Green Hornet & Kato attempt to snare the killer before he claims any more victims.

 



TRIVIA

Horror film star John Carradine plays the researcher. He was the father of David Carradine of “Kung Fu” fame.




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Thursday, February 19, 2015

Happy Lunar New Year 2015! / The Year of the Goat

... or Sheep or Ram!




To my readers who celebrate the Lunar New Year aka Chinese New Year, I wanted to wish you and your loved ones Health, Happiness, and Prosperity in this Year of the Goat!



gōng xǐ fā cái / Congratulations and Prosperity / 恭喜發財 / 恭喜发财
xīn nián kuài lè / Happy New Year / 新年快樂 / 新年快乐
nián nián yǒu yú / Wishing you prosperity every year / 年年有餘 / 年年有馀

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Green Hornet episode 22 - Trouble For Prince Charming (17 Feb 1967)

48 years ago on this date of February 17th in the year 1967, the 22nd episode of the new TV series, The Green Hornet, aired.


Posted this episode to mirror the airdate from 48 years ago.


Enjoy!




Green Hornet episode 22
Trouble For Prince Charming (17 Feb 1967) 
 
The fiancée of a visiting dignitary, Prince Rafil, is kidnapped. The crooks demand Rafil return home and announce his abdication, or else the future princess will be killed. Britt Reid knows that meeting their demands will be no guarantee of the young lady's safety, but when he is unable to dissuade the prince from returning home, he works out another strategy. In his Green Hornet guise, he kidnaps Prince Rafil and offers to free his fiancée in exchange for a fee. Suspecting she is being held by some of Rafil's own men, he sneaks into the foreign consulate to look for...
 




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