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Chinatown Kid

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  1. I never thought much of Wong Tao's kicks, even though he was reportedly a Taekwondo stylist. I think there was a reason why most films had him playing a fists/hand stylist and left the kicking expert role to other actors. The best I ever saw him kick was in the awful Slaughter in San Francisco with Chuck Norris as the villain.
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    Wanted: These figures

    I would love to have one like that of Thunderleg if it were available!
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    Geoffrey Lewis passed away.

    Yeah he and the late Ruth Gordon as Ma were great in the Every Which Way films. I liked the line where Orville said Clyde had got into Ma's Oreos and sh-- all over the place lol. That was a creepy scene in Salem's Lot with him in the rocking chair especially with his eyes glowing like they were.....
  4. If I'm not mistaken It was Jarre's music that was used to the opening credits of Snake in the Eagle's Shadow as Jackie is doing the snake style against the red background during the opening credits. It had a sound similar to the old space invaders video game, that might be the music he's talking about as it had a futuristic sound.
  5. I think Gordon will always be the most popular guy in Kung Fu Cinema history for his Monk roles, I mean he is the first one you think of when the subject of definitive Shaolin Monk on screen is brought up.
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    Korea & Kung-fu: A Retrospective (1972 - 1989)

    Great read, Martial Arts movies would be a lot less exciting without all the spectacular kicking from the Korean styles. I'll go along with KFB in encouraging you to do the second part to this, very interesting stuff for a TKD stylist like me!
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    David Chiang & Chi Kuan Chun

    Chi looks like the way Don Johnson used to dress on Miami Vice. nice to see these two still look happy and healthy.....
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    Best Bruce Lee documentary?

    Oh sorry about that then, been quite a while since I watched that doc and can't even remember that scene.
  9. Still don't know which sound your talking about but I liked the music used a lot that sounds like out of tune harp strings being plucked. It was used every time the Rover's character appeared in The Duel.
  10. I have to say though that Game of Death 2 was decent with some damn good fight scenes. Loved that greenhouse fight with Tang Lung vs Cassanova Wong and Tang's finale fight with HJL. Roy Horan played a weirdo in it as usual though biting people's fingers and drinking blood lol......
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    Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)

    Just saw this recently and all the martial arts style fights in it really impressed me and was a nice surprise, really looking forward to the third one now. Cap has edged ahead of Wolverine now as my favorite movie comic book character. Hope he gets a big part in the upcoming Avengers sequel too!
  12. I liked the fights in the first film better because they were more exciting and suited my tastes more aesthetically because of the wide movments of the kicks and punches(Mad Dog vs the two cops was my favorite)as well as the weapon combat. The tight and compact moves of the sequel just wasn't as visually stimulating and exciting to me and the gore was overdone to the point of a horror movie. But it was still a great movie featuring top choreography of realistic combat. It's just in a persons preferences and what they find exciting, nobody's right or wrong for what they prefer. Being a TKD stylist I love to see a lot of kicks from all levels thrown in with the rest of whatever styles and techniques are being used.
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    Meet The Great Hwang Jang Lee in London!

    It would be interesting to know what he thinks about Tan Tao Liang who was the other top kicker of Kung Fu Cinema in the 70's. They never did appear in a movie together, would have loved to see these two face off in a battle of kicks......
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    Best Bruce Lee documentary?

    It's from Warriors Two starring Beardy and Cassanova Wong which featured the style of Wing Chun.
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    80s action star Yuen Wah earns $323(HK$2000)a month?

    I actually posted in that thread and had forgot he passed, was sad to hear.
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