‘Man with the Iron Fists’ Red Band Trailer #2: RZA Becomes a Human Weapon

Published 3 years ago by , Updated July 17th, 2013 at 11:57 pm,

The second red band trailer for The Man with the Iron Fists offers more bloody, stylized, Kung Fu action and Western homages from Wu-Tan Clan co-founder RZA’s directorial debut, based on a script he co-wrote with Eli Roth (Cabin Fever, Hostel).

It recycles much of the footage from the previous two-minute red-band promo for RZA’s movie, which comes with a stamp of approval from his pal Quentin Tarantino (whose own Kung Fu remix, Kill Bill: Vol. 1, was composed by RZA) and stars Russell Crowe, another friend of the musician/actor/filmmaker. In fact, by most accounts, RZA called in many a favor to get Man with the Iron Fists made.

The trailer opens with RZA as a (nameless?) blacksmith at work, discussing the three elements necessary to forge a powerful weapon – all three of which can be found in his adopted home village in feudal China. We are also introduced to three other important players: Madame Blossom (Lucy Liu), Crowe as Jack Knife, and ex-wrestling sensation David Bautista as the mystical Brass Body.

“Power belongs to no one until it is seized through sex and violence,” says Madame Blossom, and the second portion of the trailer – a montage of elegant martial arts choreography mixed with graphic disembowelments, neck-slicing, eyeball-popping, and head-chopping (both in and out of the bedroom) – illustrates her point. RZA’s accompany vocals and music drives home the idea that Man with the Iron Fists is a fusion of Kung Fu and Spaghetti Western “with a hip-hop influence.”

RZA gets in on the fun more in the second red band trailer, as it concludes with his stoic onscreen counterpart showing off his newfound, Hulk-like smashing abilities – the results of his efforts to channel “an ancient energy to transform himself into a human weapon” - once he becomes (what else?) The Man with the Iron Fists, who can knock a man’s head off with a single blow.

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RZA is 'The Man with the Iron Fists'

Man with the Iron Fists also features new music from The Black Keys, Kanye West, and Wiz Khalifa, in addition to the orchestral compositions by Howard Drossin (The Protector). The action was captured by director of photography Chi Ying Chan (DOA: Dead or Alive) and coordinated by Corey Yen – a 40-year veteran of Kung Fu cinema, with such titles as Drunken Master and Legend of the Dragon under his belt.

Rounding out the supporting cast for Man with the Iron Fists are such people as Pam Grier, Jamie Chung (Sucker Punch), Rick Yune (Ninja Assassin), and Daniel Wu (Blood Brothers). Kung Fu enthusiasts: you may want to give this one a look, if the trailers and cast are any indication.

Universal releases The Man with the Iron Fists in U.S. theaters on November 2nd, 2012. Let us know what you think of the latest trailer in the comments section.


Source: Yahoo! Movies

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  1. Feels like a live action anime. Im there.

  2. I love RZA and Wu Tang Clan, so I’ll probably watch this no matter what. However I think it looks really good, not story wise that much, but it just looks like a fun film to watch. Hopefully it is! :’)

    • sir, Wu Tang Clan…. is nothing to F@$% wit!

  3. love it,love it,love it ! i have in my mind some wu-tang fantasy martial arts songtexts ,which comes to alive. great, and what is also important for me is that russel crowe would never play a role from a bad script,rather that or he is a good buddy from rza to help him for his debutmovie with his acting in it.

  4. it´s also a hommage to the shaw-brothers kung-fu movies with fantastical themes. and i find the iron i say arms very cool,in the trailer it looks like that he is forever melt with the iron arms.

  5. I love wu tang clan. but it stops there this movie looks horrible. and russel crowe is getin fat I dont want to see him as roland deschain.

    • yes it is not everybodys taste. if you like movies like -tai chi-,-36 chambers of the shaolin-, -the 18 bronce fighters- then you will definetely like it, if not then you won´t like it.

    • LMAO @ Roland!!! good call

  6. I better see a Batista Bomb in this flick!!! lol

    • I hope he says “You were supposed to be my friend!”.

  7. i think im gonna love this movie

  8. Second red band trailer not so different than the first one. Looks great though, the only thing that concerns me is every time I see the Universal logo in my head I hear, “From the studio that brought you Van Helsing and The Mummy Returns”

  9. Hope it is a good action movie, that delivers some cool stunts and martial arts

  10. Looks awesome from the trailer I saw before expendables, cannot view this trailer from phone, but pretty sure I do not need to see it for it already looks kick ass.

  11. Love martial arts movies. This looks like it’s going to be crazy cool!

  12. This looks like a lot of fun. I’ll catch this one in theaters.