“Your Kung Fu is no good” I am laughing my ass off

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  1. Bob

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    so many details missing. back in the day the movies were filmed then dubbed in the studio for the vocals.
    this allowed start-to-finish of movies in weeks, not months. this eventually allowed mixing the various
    dialects and foreign languages like English. today the better actors speak Cantonese, mandarin, English
    and others. no translation, dubbing required.

    they did their own stunts. no body doubles, production insurance, no CGI, no cartoon swaps, etc

    many of the actors are from a range of KF disciplines. some were trained by their opera companies,
    others are national Chinese champions. others are ballet trained.

    Shaw brothers operated like the old studios. you're under contract and you get paid what we pay you.
    their studios were on their way out to Clearwater bay road.

    back in the day there was only romantic movies (the ending was hand-in-hand walking into a setting sun)
    or revenge movies.

    the ultimate movie was Bruce Lee's Enter the Dragon. note bad guys in one color and good guys in the
    other. See young Jackie Chan in the dungeon scene. top evil man with the arched eyebrows (HINT:
    this is evil), Sammo in the opening scene sparring with Bruce. and Bruce blurring even at 24fps. Jim
    Kelly was international middle weight karate champion. compare the speeds. Saxon had a black belt.
    and the most interesting fact is the Americanization of the title. in Chinese it roughly translates as
    Mighty Dragon crosses the Abyss (incredible title) - there's a Mighty Dragon hotel in Beijing.

    enjoy the music and now the film.
     
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    Old fave is Mr vampire, saw this when I was a kid at my local video store. There was a set that were all brilliant. Quite new one is kung fu hustle. Anyone who hasn't seen them is missing something .
     
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    Man, we used to watch these all the time as kids.

    The new IP Man movies are great, if you’re looking for something more modern.
     
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    Seen IP Man and yes they are good. Serious samurai film (not really kung fu) zatoichi as a must see too.
     
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    Need music for this.....

     
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    Haven’t seen Zatoichi yet, but I’ve heard great things about it. I’m watching Shogun again for the first time in like 30 years. It’s a great series! I need to go back and read the Clavel novels at some point.
     
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    if you like Zatoichi (the original movie series), you might like the "lone wolf and cub" series
    and finally the "Hanzo" series (he toughens his manhood by whacking it... No not beating...)
     
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    I have all of Zatoichi series and the Hanzo series is just so strange, his interrogation technique with the ladies is interesting :naughty::naughty::rflmao:
     
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    Ok, perhaps a bit of a tangent.
    So if your Kung Fu is no good, whose is?
    As in which are the better KF movies out there?
    Old 70's to modern stuff.
    I am a big fan, and have seen many of the early ones.
    Not as many of the newer ones however.
    I am always on the look out for good ones I have missed,
    or modern ones that I have yet to see.

    Here are a few of my favs, just to give you an idea of what I like, and what I call first rate KF movies.
    I have many others I like, I can go on and on.

    Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. A triple love story.
    Enter the Dragon.
    Kill Bill Vol 1&2. Tarantino’s tribute to the genre was just a wild ride to watch.
    Does this count?
    It is not from an Asian movie house.
    Kung Fu Hustle. Just a great, out of left field story telling style IMO
    Shaolin Soccer was a lot of fun to watch.
    The Legend of Drunken Master
    Iron Monkey
    Ip Man,
    and the other Ip Man movies. The actor is first rate.
    House of Flying Daggers, for the beautiful color and scenery as well.
     
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  11. lokerola

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    Have you watched The 36th Chamber of Shaolin? One of the great 1970's kung fu movies.

    Jackie Chan's Police Story is classic 1980's Jackie at his best. His stunts are just out of the world.
     
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    I have seen 36th chamber, but it was in the 70's I need to see that again.
    I have not seen Jackie Chan's Police Story.
    I will add it to my 'need to watch' list.

    I did see this one recently.
    I thought it well done, then again with Sammo Hung that is no surprise.

    The Bodyguard (also known as My Beloved Bodyguard) is a 2016 Hong Kong-Chinese action drama film directed by and starring Sammo Hung in his first film as director since 1997's Once Upon a Time in China and America.
     
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    I haven't seen the Bodyguard, I'll check it out. Loves me some Sammo Hung!
     
  14. transmaster

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    I very much like wuxia drama there is:
    Hero, (2002)
    Red Cliff (2008) [The theatrical release not the 2 part movies]
    Curse of the Golden Flower (2006)
    Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame (2010)
    Saving General Yang (2013) [fantastic!!!!!!!]

    14 Blades (2014)
    TV Series:
    Nirvana in Fire (2015- )

    Don't forget South Korea:
    The Moon that Embraces the Sun (2012) TV drama.
    The Admiral (2015)
    Blood Rain (2005)
    Detective K: Secret of the Lost Island (2015)




     
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    Rewatching the "Hanzo the Razor" (Shintaro Katsu) trilogy.
    Sword of Justice (1972)
    The Snare (1973)
    Who's Got the Gold? (1974)
    There are some movies and TV shows that show some of the cultural differences between Japan and the United States. Hanzo the Razor is one of them a police detective that gives a new meaning to "The tool of Justice".
    The S&M angle in these movies actually makes them very hard to watch.
     
  16. Imanoldee

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    I agree.
    Rather tough to watch.
    You always think of Hanzo as so above them all, the bad and the good guys.
    And then there are these scenes and you realize it is a very flawed character.

    I always liked the running joke if that is what I should call it, of having the same
    actor return as his grandson, or other descendant.
    Like a reincarnation.
     
  17. Bahamayellow

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    One of my all time favorites but is a pretty good movie also.

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