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DVD Review: Kickin’ it Shaolin Style – 12 Movie Set

Shaolin-StyleKickin’ it Shaolin Style – 12 Movie Set

Martial Arts imported straight from the 70,80s and 90s, you cant beat an after noon of wall to wall Shaolin style kung-fu bolting at you. Mill Creek Entertainment has made that experience affordable and ass-kicking with this 12 movie collection set.

Shaolin style better known by its name of Wu-tang focuses of kung fu that originates out of the Shaolin Monastery. It has been described as being a form of ” external” martial arts that uses great strength achieved thru meditation and mind-body focus. The martial art enables its practitioners to use significant force while attuned to keeping their bodies from exhaustion.

The films cover periods during the Ming and Tang Dynasty which date back to 618 thru 1644. It has been popularized thru films such as these films included in this pack and was brought to prominence in TV series like the David Carradine starred Kung Fu shows

The following are the titles included with details about each. What are you waiting for…get kicking with “Kickin’ it Shaolin Style”__________________________________________________

CONTENTS:

Starring Kung-Fu Masters: Lo Lieh (Five Fingers of Death), Chiu Chen (Wanted! Bruce Li, Dead or Alive), Kwan Wong (Project A), Carter Wong (Big Trouble in Little China), John Cheung (Bloodsport), Sing Chen (Double Impact)

CONTENTS:

Dynamite Shaolin Heroes
(1977) – Color – 78 minutes – Rated R
Starring Lo Lieh, Godfrey Ho
After the fall of the Ming Dynasty, China is thrown into turmoil. The loyalists seek the return of Ming, the government is determine to stay in power. The only difference between the two is one saves life, while the other takes it away.

Shaolin Invincible Guys
(1978) – Color – 88 minutes – Rated R
Starring Chiu Chen, Raymond Liu
The girlfriend of a con-man is being held in a brothel and he must try to raise a dowry to buy her freedom.

The Cavalier
(1978) – Color – 95 minutes – Rated R
Starring Lo Lieh, Joseph Kuo
A grandfather and his young granddaughter travel to town with a very unusual proposition: if any man can beat her in a fight, she will be his bride.

18 Shaolin Riders
(1980) – Color – 85 minutes – Rated R
Starring Lo Lieh, Fu Di Lin
A group of kung fu philanthropists use their deadly skills to protect the weak and needy.

Stranger from Shaolin
(1981) – Color – 94 minutes – Rated R
Starring Betty Chen, Yeo Ban Yee
When her entire family is killed by the occupying Manchus, Yim Wing Chim narrowly escapes to Shaolin temple.

Shaolin Kung Fu
(1974) – Color – 92 minutes – Rated R
Starring Chian-Lung Wen, Kuo Nan Hong
All is well until the dastardly Tongyang brings his rickshaws into town and starts using his hired muscle to dominate the clientele.

Fist From Shaolin
(1993) – Color – 89 minutes – Rated R
Starring Kwan Wong, Lau Kwok Wai
Wong Fei Hong must fight against slave trader Master Eleven and Prefect Wu to stop the Chinese being sold as slaves work in the gold mines in America.

Shaolin Brothers
(1977) – Color – 87 minutes – Rated R
Starring Carter Wong, Joseph Kuo
Complicated mix of Chinese history and myth, where old Shaolin friends find themselves on different sides, one a Ching general, and the other faithful to Ming.

Rebel Of Shaolin
(1977) – Color – 90 minutes – Rated R
Starring Carter Wong, Lin Dai Chiao
A Shaolin student is framed for the murders of some Shaolin monks and students not knowing the real killer is a traitor working for the emperor.

Shaolin Death Squad
(1977) – Color – 90 minutes – Rated R
Starring Carter Wong, Joseph Kuo
A Japanese premier kills a statesman in his bid to become Emperor.

Shaolin Super Dragon
(1982) – Color – 86 minutes – Rated R
Starring John Cheung, Paul Chang
Kung Fu idol, John Chang, stars as an escort and Kung Fu master. He meets his match when he comes up against a masked raider who wants his loot.

The Magnificent
(1979) – Color – 85 minutes – Rated R
Starring Chan Sing, Siu-Pang Chan

An action-packed tale that takes place in 1911 China and focuses on a General who hopes to restore the Ching Dynasty after China has become a republic.

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