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post #61 of 70
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Originally Posted by Tokyo Slim
Speaking of horrible remake ideas...


NOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
http://www.cinematical.com/2006/06/0...n-remake-form/

They are going to RUIN one of my favorite movies! SOMEONE just jumped to the head of my "people to kill with a spork" list.

Ouch. Fukasaku is such an amazing director too, I sincerely doubt they'll be able to capture his manic, postwar confusion style.
post #62 of 70
Oh bloody hell. Thank you again, Slim. I feel MUCH better now . I wonder who will play Kitano's part, Vin Diesel? LMAO!
post #63 of 70
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Originally Posted by javyn
count, I have all three of those Samurai movies but haven't watched them..how are they?

They can be a bit slow in parts, but I like them a great deal. They are not that action oriented, you won't confuse this film with LW&C or Crouching Tiger, but, in the right mood, can be highly entertaining. It's really about the characters journey. Probably the most surprising thing about the films is the humor. Not frequent, but done well.

I'm also a fan of Musashi (Book of Five Rings), so I enjoyed learning more about the man, even if his life was sensationalized a bit for the screen.
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post #65 of 70
One of my friends emailed me this link to the Chuck Norris vs Bruce Lee fight scene from Way of the Dragon. Nice to see both of them in their prime.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x7M48...norris%20fight
post #66 of 70
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Originally Posted by Brian SD
I'm gonna go out and say something possibly blasphemous but I do not consider Bruce Lee to ever have created a truly great Kung Fu flick.

To go even further into that territory, I think Jeet Kune Do is complete bullshit. The argument generally seems to be, "it's not possible to say Jeet Kune Do is bullshit because it is so abstract that there is nothing about it that you can call bullshit," which I think is bullshit. Wing Chun + boxing is not a brand new concept, and wasn't brand new at the time that Bruce Lee "invented it," and paired it with philosophy straight from Sun Tzu.

I think that Bruce Lee's films were way better than the contemporary HK productions. But better films have been made in the intervening 30+ years.

I see JKD as a set of valid concepts surrounded by too much mystery and hype. I trained with a guy who learned Wing Chun in HK and trained with Bruce Lee a bit when Lee had his school in the Bay Area. He told me that Lee was a fantastic martial artist who generated tremendous power for his size. If you look at the biomechanics and timing techniques that Lee taught (not all of which come from either WC or boxing), and ignore the philosophical sideshow, there are some valuable things to be learned.
post #67 of 70
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Originally Posted by Earthmover
I also think the Shaolin is very overrated. Wudan had much cooler stuff.

I love the way Wudan's represented in Crouching Tiger, that's got to be one of my ultimate favourites, it has amazing music and a great story too. My other favourites are Iron Monkey, Twin Warriors and The Shaolin Temple.

But I don't think Shaolin is overrated, I used to learn from a Monk from the temple (a real one), and he could do some truely amazing things. It was like watching a kung fu film but in real life. It did wonders for my fitness and body too.

New Police Story is very cool, it has Sammo Hung's son in it!
post #68 of 70
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I love the way Wudan's represented in Crouching Tiger
Right Tom, I've always been fascinated with Bagua. Unfortunately I don't think there are any teachers in Houston. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cUpPTkqVPxk http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yo1Pe7wZX9Y
post #69 of 70
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Originally Posted by retronotmetro
One of my friends emailed me this link to the Chuck Norris vs Bruce Lee fight scene from Way of the Dragon. Nice to see both of them in their prime.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x7M48...norris%20fight

the bruce lee - kareem battle in 'game of death' is my favorite.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9wlwe2rF66E
post #70 of 70
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BTW has anyone seen (or know where I could buy) one called "Wu Lin Zhi"?

It has a great Baguazhang training scene, and I heard every feat done on the film was real, no stunt doubles, etc. All of the actors were in fact martial artists.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ajaonqHRwLQ
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