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    Sorry Hei: I just gave you an even better reputation. But keep flipping that desk with the monkey kung fu... I like posts that make me laugh, offer some great info / reviews or make me think. Folks are wonderful here. Numbers mean nothing to me (well, not until I start practicing Taoist magic anyway.) and right on with the positivity vibes...
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    Miss Piggy's fight style might be Japanese but those shoes are totally Peking Opera.
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    A little longer than a meme but funny as hell....you may have kung fu but at the end of the day don't mess with a black woman!!
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    I wanted to start a new topic on events that took place or was rumored to have happened in Martial Arts cinema during the past and present.Bear in mind that what is mentioned can be found on the internet from interviews or from actual books/magazines,If one is willing to do the research.If I have the source available on hand I will post it.I encourage others to join in even if it's something some of us already know because all that does is give credence to what was mentioned. Let me begin by posting one of my favorite stories that had me laughing out loud because it was definitely true.This particular tale took place during the filming of The movie milestone,Wheels on Meals aka Spartan X (1984) Directed and Choreographed by "The Fatty Dragon" Himself Sammo Hung.It happened during the shooting of what Sammo 'til this day says "it's his best fight he ever filmed" between the daredevil supremo Jacky Chan vs Erstwhile Kickboxing Champ known the world over...Benny "The Jet" Urquidez.(To all you Jet Li fans,Benny had that name years before he stole it!) Anyways,During the shoot Benny roughed Jacky up a little bit(I don't think it was intended)And Jacky felt that it was deliberate and felt like he should save face and challenged Benny to a real match.Benny undaunted merely said:"Sure thing.Better make sure you train first!" Big Brother Sammo was within earshot when this was said and privately took Jacky aside and showed him footage from Benny's heyday when he reigned supreme on the Kickboxing circuit and had a notorious "Open door challenge" to anybody 24/7 After seeing what Benny was capable of,and probably listening to some good advice from Sammo,Jacky went back and rescinded his challenge to Benny.This just goes to show you that as physically talented as Jacky was( and in his prime I might add) He realized his folly and knew that he'd get creamed by someone of Benny's pedigree.Peking Opera training does not qualify as formal combat martial art training and neither does sport wushu.But they have the excellent foundation to learn it and gives practitioners wicked timing and reflexes as well as weapons proficiency which is why we have some of the onscreen legends that we do today. Jacky or Jet Li fans might argue.."But they would've given him a good fight though"..In response Let me quote Bruce Lee from Enter the Dragon:"Don't waste yourself "?
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    Just wanted to say REAL MEN wear pink!!!!!
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    I made this one ages back, and use it often when chatting with friends on Facebook.
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    Thanks for the explanations, Abbot.
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    Okay because I see there are thousands out there, please post your favorite Kung fu related meme!! (Just to clarify, these are not created by me, just reposts) (Just to clarify, these are not created by me, they are all just reposts)
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    One of my all time favorite Jimmy Wang Yu movies. I have seen this many times and have never got tired of this Jimmy Wang Yu outing. Does anyone like this flix as much as I do? GD Y-Y
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    I loved Death Duel I had it laying around for a while and After I saw Derek Yee with Ti Lung in one of his movies I sought out some where Yee was the lead. It's got a bit of everything in it, it's got fight's, some romance, and a good story. I watched Avenging Eagle and I really liked it a lot. I haven't seen all of Fu Sheng's movies, but I really liked him in this serious role. It was I think the first time I saw Ti Lung in a non straight up hero role, lots of action. I am getting behind on my Shaws. I have to watch The Emperor's Brother, The Heaven Sword and Dragon Sabre Series and the Brave Archer Series. I need to stop talking about them and start watching them!! Now I do have a lot of the early Shaw opera movies with Lily Ling Po and I haven't cracked the cellophane on them.
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    Secret, I think you'll really like Avenging Eagle. Revenge of the Corpse, Big Bad Sis and Temperament of Life.
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    and.... But still.........
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    Amelie - This French art-house romantic comedy was really fun, and weird, and cool. I can't decide if Audrey Tautou is cute as a button or the gorgeous girl of my dreams, I love movies that can step outside of the box and make it work. Bones Brigade - An Autobiography - a look at Stacy Peralta's all-star skate team from the 80's, Tony Hawk being the most famous, shows the transition from swimming pools to vert and the beginning of street skating, great companion piece with Dogtown and Z-Boys. All This Mayhem - The skating rise and fall of Australian brothers Ben and Tas Pappas, in a totally opposite doc than Bones Brigade, it shows the commercialism of skateboarding with the x-games and showcases the battles the brothers had with Tony Hawk on and off the ramp(Hawk being portrayed as a dick), but with the brother's partying lifestyles and brashness, they end up being their own worse enemy. Splinters - 30 years ago an Australian pilot spots some waves off the coast of Papua New Guinea, he makes his way to a remote village, catches some waves and leaves his surf board with the locals, 30 years and many donated boards later the surrounding villages are having a surf competition with the winners getting a trip to Australia, but old tribal rivalries don't die easy. This doc had one line that really stood out to me, when a half Brit/Papuan who is organizing the event is talking to a group of surfers he tells them - "then you can be civilized, like me".
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    @Secret Executioner @Hei Meigui @ShawAngela The 'Reputation' of each member is based solely on the amount of 'Likes' you receive on post. Hei, your reputation level is higher than @KUNG FU BOB and I, because you've been posting more and I take it, your posts are viewed as added value to the forum, so people are liking your posts. The whole 'Like This' feature only started with this new version of the forum, so it doesn't matter that Bob has more posts than you. The more someone posts, or the more valuable your posts are viewed by other members, means you have a greater chance to receiving more 'Likes' than someone who doesn't posts as often. This is not a popularity contest, and shouldn't be thought of in that way. It's just a way for people to show appreciation for a post you may do, but who don't really have the time or have anything to say regarding your posts. You can look at it in many different ways, clicking the 'Like This' button could be like saying "Thank You", "I Agree", "Thumbs Up", etc. We did also have the choice of putting a 'Thumbs Down' button, but Bob and I wanted to keep things positive on the forum, and didn't want anyone 'Disliking' another members post. If anyone DOES NOT like a certain feature on the forum, PLEASE speak up. If enough members step forward and let us know they do not like something, we will consider disabling it, or doing what we can to make it better. KUNG FU FANDOM is a community forum. By all of us working together, we can make it the one and only place that any fan of the martial arts film genre will ever need to visit and talk among your peers, in peace.
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    Watched this over the weekend and really enjoyed it! I saw both the first Lemon Popsicle and its American remake, which to this day, still have the most messed up ending ever. I always had a love for Cannon Films. I love how some of the executives from Cannon are now responsible for bringing us the awesome works of Isaac Florentine and Scott Adkins as they founded Nu Image.
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    Kinjite (USA, 1989) [DVD] - 3/5 An oddly disjointed Bronson film takes about 45 minutes to turn the plot gear on. Bronson is a cop in bad terms with a local pimp selling underage girls. Same time in Tokyo a pervert businessman is learning the art of groping women in public transport. The stories finally intertwine when the Japanese man moves to L.A., gropes Bronson's daughter, and a bit later has his own daughter kidnapped by the pimp and Bronson is assigned on the case. Though openly and amusingly racist, and not only against the Japanese, the films portrayal of certain aspects of Japanese society is actually far more accurate than most people think. Indeed, foreign audiences are more likely to find those scenes racist than Japanese audiences who witness similar behaviour in everyday life. It's an entertaining, semi-sleazy film that earns no points for intelligence, but one really feels more effort should've been put into the screenplay. The funny thing is, as I was watching the subway and hostess club scenes I was thinking no one in Japan would find this racist! Well, maybe they would, because this is an American film and people are sensitive how foreigners portray them, but everyone in Japan knows this stuff happens in real life all the time. And the same stuff is being portrayed in much sleazier way in Japanese movies all the time. Even Oscar winner Yojiro Takita got his start helming the hugely popular Groper Train comedies... Groping in trains is a huge problem in Japan even today. I don't know a single girl here who hasn't been groped at least once (not that I've asked everyone, but...). And no, they don't usually do anything radical to try to stop the molester because that would cause a scene in which they would lose their own face. In Tokyo there are some train routes that high schools officially recommend their female students to avoid because of the groping problem. And there are women-only cars on all major lines in the morning trains for the same reason. Groping hostesses is indeed more or less a part of Japanese business culture. Company employees usually go out drinking after work at least once a week, in some companies several times a week. It's an offer from superiors you can't refuse (collectivism). Drinking with business partners is common as well because in Japan business is based on personal relations and trust. You can't do business with someone you haven't spent a lot of time with and learned to know as a human (collectivism again). While deals are signed in a conference room, you could say in reality they are made in restaurants, golf courses and clubs. Sapporo, where I live, is actually famous for hostesses that allow you to touch their boobs pretty much as much as you want. I know this because many of my best friends go to those places (I don't, but I get invited all the time). Women are generally quite understanding of the situation and think it's part of the business culture. Of course they're not imagining their husbands groping someone else's boobs, but they don't expect them to be able to avoid going to those places. I've actually put quite some effort trying to change some girls' mindset about that being ok... And as for the Japanese guy reading porn manga (I think it was suggested it was child porn), that used to be very common. Even today you can walk to any comic book store in Akihabara in Tokyo and you'd see stuff that would be illegal in any Western country. You don't even need to enter, half of the time you can see it from the streets. The Japanese government is trying to clean it up a bit now, but in the 80s it would have been everywhere. Of course, that's not to say Kinjite gets away clean. It does give an incredibly dumb portrayal of Japanese people overall, and I don't even know what to think of some of the things Bronson says in the film. And of course the other bad guys in the film are... a Latino and a black guy! But the Japan set scenes, although probably written with racist intentions, and of course not addressing the majority, are actually more realistic than most foreigners probably think.
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    As far as I'm concerned,Fei Long is the first successful apperance of Bruce Lee in a video game.I know we have Marshal Law and his Son Forrest Law from Tekken who are excellent 3D versions of Bruce but Fei Long was the first to look so cool and similar to Bruce as well as imitate his movement and ferocity to great effect.He made his first apperance in Super Street Fighter:The New challengers and if he wasn't in the game I might not have bought it at all.Capcom honored Bruce with how Fei Long was designed.His physique,stance,battle cry,and his win poses were structured with Bruce in mind.Before that there was a character called Dragon in a fighting game called World Heroes who was a cheap knockoff of Bruce and he looked more like the imitator of Bruce called Dragon Lee.In Super street fighter,Fei Long's ending even mentions Bruce and his son Brandon Lee in subliminal reference but not by actual name.In any case,Fei Long was the prototype that set the trend for all the rest to follow in video games when it came to paying homage to Lee Jun Fan "The Little Dragon"
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    Its great to see this place back up and running. Even though I haven't been a frequent poster in a few years, I still check in once in a while to see what's new. Anyway... the name's John. Been into kung fu movies since I was a teen. The movie that got me into the genre was "The 36th Chamber of Shaolin", which also made me a HUGE Gordon Liu & Shaw Bros. fan. And then I watched a movie entitled "Legendary Weapons of China", and Lau Kar Leung became one of my heroes.
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    I don't know if I formally introduced myself on the Old Board. I'm Dr. Ngor, but you can call me The Good Doctor or just Blake. I'm an American expat living in São Paulo. I love kung fu and Godzilla films, and even wrote a book on the former. I especially love me a good superkicker and by personal rule must refer to the actor who played the villain in THE DRUNKEN MASTER as Legendary Superkicker Hwang Jang Lee.
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    Marge: Homer, he prefers the company of men. Homer: Who doesn't? The New One-Armed Swordsman (1971: Chang Cheh: Hong Kong): Considering how much I like this, how little I have read about it, how few (if any) canonical lists it is on, I would consider this an underrated gem in the oeuvre of Chang Cheh. While I will have to ponder more on how I think it compares to the previous two One-Armed films from Chang Cheh (The One-Armed Swordsman, Return of the One-Armed Swordsman) I thought this was a blast and a worthy and last entry in the Shaw’s one-armed films (the character would continue elsewhere).* The production values of this is sublime with beautiful sets and one of the best directing efforts in terms of cinematography I have seen from Chang Cheh and cinematographer Kung Mu-tu (aka Yukio Miyaki). There is plenty of deep focus, beautiful composition that makes full use of the sets, foreground, dolly movements and complicated set-ups. This fits nicely in Chang Cheh’s output as it focuses on male heroes (using the Iron Triangle of David Chiang, Ti Lung and Cheh), homosocial bonding, homoerotic content, revenge, Peckinpah-ish slow-motion and lots of blood lust. The martial arts scenes come off nicely here as well. I am not always fond (or else like with Tom Cruise my opinion of him has increased over the years) of David Chiang but he comes off well here. He is more athletic than the previous Jimmy Wang Yu, though Yu does have a different type of panache that can play pathos well, though lacks the impishness that Chiang has. I do think more could have been made about Lei Li (David Chiang) improving his martial art abilities. He started off as a badass and ended as a badass with no obligatory training scenes for the one-armed-ness. Though it is interesting how both Hero Fung (Ti Lung) and Lei found out the secret to winning completely separate from each other (though Lei did have a much longer time to figure it out – he must have been contemplating it over the years.) I was a little annoyed by Fung not wanting to know Long Er-zi’s secret. His steadfastness in thinking he was not going to fight him was a bit annoying (one would think any decent martial artist would want all information as possible before going into any situation.) But I had so much fun with this film I could easily watch it again, recommend it to other fans of martial art movies (who have not seen this) and wonder why Chang Cheh is not known as well as he should be. One reason it took me so long to watch this was that it was never released here. I just happened upon a used R3 version (Deltamac from Taiwan; I had to watch this on my computer) that appears to be exactly the same as the R3 IVL version. This really should have a BD/DVD release here in the States. * Dr. Craig D. Reid had this to say in his The Ultimate Guide to Martial Arts Movies of the 1970s: “I once asked Jimmy Wong Yu how he thought these films changed over the years. He shared that One-Armed Swordsman emphasized setting up the background story; Return devoted more time to the interrelationships of the characters, and more tricks were shown via weaponry and kung fu skills; and The New One-Armed Swordsman put more emphasis on the production, with many grand scenes.” I do wish in his capsule review that he had more to say about this film, though he has interesting information about the first film.
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    I'm excited that the forums are back. Came here the first night back and even tried out the chat room with KFB and kokuryuha It's truly like an extended family reunion because I always thought of you guys as my KF brothers and sisters! Anyway, when I'm not on here or on my day job, I'm still working on my new film blog. But it's great to be back and as ShawAngela said, those responsible for bringing them forums back: Xie Xie, Dor Jeh, Doumo Arigato, Thank You!
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    Currently delving into this. Just listened to the audio commentary the other night on the theatrical print in glorious 2.35:1 (finally, the original aspect ratio!) The first (and only) time I watched the Redux version, I wasn't overly impressed. Seemed the extra footage took away from Coppola's original vision by making Sheen's character more likable (or human). I will explore it again but first I want to check out the HOD docu. I had it on VHS but don't think the disc is remastered.
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