Old school Kung fu!…..what more could ya ask for? Here is a new set featuring 12 old kicking Kung Fu style films to dig into. Its the classic style movies we grew up on complete with bad dialog, bad lip syncing and whole lot of absurd (but awesome) marital arts moves that spring out of nowhere. Fan of Tarantino? Love those characters and the often silly way that they just break out into fights? Then this one is one to own and affordable at a mere $9.98
A staple of Chinese cinema, these films managed to spring up a genre unto themselves. For history nuts, these genre films were among the first to spring out of the “Wuxia” periods of films. I’m not as savvy of the culture end of these, though I can tell you that before their was DVD’s to sort thru I spent many the youth years catching as many as I could thru marathons. Still today, they are wacky as ever to sit thru and absorb. Pick this up over at Mill Creek entertainment
Stay tuned as we review films from this set to bring you even further details. For now, here is the run down on titles and actors.
7 Steps Of Kung Fu
(1979) – Color – 87 minutes – Rated R
Starring Tien-chi Cheng, Hua Chung Ting
A ruthless white-haired general intends to take over a small town with the help of his “Five Hands Gang”.
Ninja Fists Of Fire
(1974) – Color – 85 minutes – Rated R
Starring Chiu Chen, Tian Lin Wang
Martial arts action with a Ninja prince trying to overcome the odds and gain his rightful place on the throne.
18 Fatal Strikes
(1978) – Color – 85 minutes – Rated R
Starring Wei Tung, Ching-Chen Yang
The 18 Buddha Palm styles are used to take on the evil Won Wu Ti and his men.
5 Pattern Dragon Claws
(1983) – Color – 98 minutes – Rated R
Starring Dragon Lee, Kim Shi
The Silver Fox batters untold men with his deadly Thunder Foot Technique and rules supreme in the martial world, until a young fighter develops the Lightning Mantis Strike.
(1979) – Color – 90 minutes – Rated R
Starring Raymond Liu
A beautiful young girl secretly learns the deadly art of the Crane Technique against the wishes of her father.
Wu Tang Magic Kick
(1977) – Color – 92 minutes – Rated R
Starring John Liu, Ting Chun
On his wedding night Mar Tien Lang, a prosperous businessman and instructor of the ‘Magic Kick’ technique, is attacked in his villa by the villainous Fang Kang.
Tiger At The Top
(1975) – Color – 86 minutes – Rated R
Starring Tien Peng, Fu Bat
Enter the debonair Raymond Lui, who teams up with Judy, and together they defeat the evil Manchu warlord Kao.
Tai Chi Shadow Boxing
(1979) – Color – 93 minutes – Rated R
Starring Jack Chen, Yu Han Hsiang
A pair of brothers befriend an old drunk, who turns out to be an expert in an esoteric form of kung fu.
Drunken Tai Chi
(1984) – Color – 91 minutes – Rated R
Starring Donnie Yen, Yuen Wo Ping
A Hong Kong martial arts action film directed by Yuen Woo Ping and starring Donnie Yen in his first major role.
Crazy Horse, Intelligent Monkey
(1982) – Color – 95 minutes – Rated R
Starring Kuan-Chun Chi, Shi Chen
Guards of a casino beat Hou Hsiao-Shan because he was caught cheating. Fortunately, Kung Fu expert Ma Ta rescues him.
Phantom Kung Fu
(1979) – Color – 91 minutes – Rated R
Starring Chang Yee, Lee Tso Nam
Master of the ‘Palm of Death’ is recruited by a Qing government official to collect a manuscript written by the leader of the Ming rebels and kill all those who get in his way.
Mantis Under Falcon’s Claws
(1983) – Color – 90 minutes – Rated R
Starring Alain Ko, Mitch Wong
A silk dealer and a princess are traveling in the China country, when they are attacked by a group of Falcon bandits.