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Your favorite Kung Flu flick

Discussion in 'Entertainment, Culture, and Sports' started by javyn, May 17, 2006.

  1. tiger02

    tiger02 Militarist

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    Wow, lots of support for 5 deadly venoms. Love that movie. Shaolin Master and Master Killer also--really anything with Gordon Liu.
     


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    enter the dragon has got to be the best, but i also enjoyed the legend of fong sai yuk (post '90, though i thought it wasn't) and the prodigal son (the archly camp opera singer always reminded me of a kung fu kenneth williams).
     


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    imageWIS Stylish Dinosaur

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    The Young Master. Jackie Chan at his hilarious best.
     


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    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. [​IMG] 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.
     


  6. javyn

    javyn Stylish Dinosaur

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    Brian, I am in complete agreement with you. As nuts as I am about Kung Foolery, I have never been a Bruce Lee fan. I don't much care for Jackie Chan, either.


    BTW: which should I get....5 Deadly Venoms or the Crippled Avengers, are they the same movie?
     


  7. Tokyo Slim

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    Brian, I am in complete agreement with you. As nuts as I am about Kung Foolery, I have never been a Bruce Lee fan. I don't much care for Jackie Chan, either.


    BTW: which should I get....5 Deadly Venoms or the Crippled Avengers, are they the same movie?


    Crippled Avengers is different (I'm pretty sure, assuming that its the same movie as "Crippled Masters" which I have seen). Get Five Deadly Venoms. It's better.
     


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    Iron Monkey is definitely one of my favorites.
    very entertaining and fresh. knows how to poke fun at itself but not in a blatant way like kung fu hustle or shaolin soccer.
    donny wei? is awesome
     


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    javyn Stylish Dinosaur

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    Was Kung Fu Hustle as good as Kung Pow? weeeeo weeeeeo weeee
     


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    I prefer kungfu dramas myself. Anything "Condor Heroes" or "Heaven's Sword and Dragon Sabre" is good enough for me.

    Iron Monkey and 5 Deadly Venoms were enjoyable as well.
     


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    Mad Monkey Kung Fu is one I'll put on a couple times a year [​IMG]
     


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    Was Kung Fu Hustle as good as Kung Pow? weeeeo weeeeeo weeee

    They're both great. Kung Fu Hustle has some serious choreography. Both are very cartoony however. I've met a lot of Kung Fu fans who loved KFH, and a lot of movie fans who hated it.
     


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    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.
    Enter the Dragon not truly great??? Blasphemy.
     


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    It's technically Wushu, but I assume that "kung fu" is interpreted broadly here.

    My favorite is definitely a late 80s series, loosely translated as "Gate of Heroes." The novels have at least three sets of serieses including the "star of Central Kingdom" and "the star of Mongolia." I believe the video series comes in a set of 48 episodes each for Part I and Part II respectively. Sadly I was pretty young at the time, so I don't think I ever saw Part III (renting chinese videos with Korean subtitles wasn't within my influence in the household at the time). But they sure don't make it like they used to.

    I also think the Shaolin is very overrated. Wudan had much cooler stuff.
     


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    Well, considering that there is no real one definitive style from China (unlike Karate from Japan, Muay Thai from Thailand, TKD from Korea), they all just get lumped into Kung Fu, which essentially means "Chinese martial arts," do you agree? But I agree, when I tell people that I study Wushu, they say what's that? I say, Kung fu!

    Didn't the phrase "Kung Fu" just get popularized because of the TV series?
     


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