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I dvr'ed Kung Fu Instructor (1979) off of El Rey the other day and watched it last night. Good movie! Lots of pole work, and a killer pole vs hooking swords duel. Not a lot of empty hand, but I'm cool with that. Not the best end fight I've ever seen either, but it had its moments, and I've seen way worse. The choreography is solid all the way through, not something we are prone to get consistently these days. I'll be hunting the dvd for this one down.

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I dvr'ed Kung Fu Instructor (1979) off of El Rey the other day and watched it last night. Good movie! Lots of pole work, and a killer pole vs hooking swords duel. Not a lot of empty hand, but I'm cool with that. Not the best end fight I've ever seen either, but it had its moments, and I've seen way worse. The choreography is solid all the way through, not something we are prone to get consistently these days. I'll be hunting the dvd for this one down.

Did you catch Killer Constable last night?

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I watched Kingfisher the Killer. It was an action packed, exploitative brawler. Nothing great, but was a good way to spend an hour and a half. Good bad dub, a short brawl in the back of a moving pick up truck(sort of impressive, lol), and a pretty good 2v1 finale were the highlights. There were some funny weird 80s exploitation scenes, like the Bruce imitator (I think?) guy popping balloons tied around another guys head as nightclub entertainment. I would also like to know where this movie was made.

It was pretty good, thanks for the rec!

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I watched Kingfisher the Killer. It was an action packed, exploitative brawler. Nothing great, but was a good way to spend an hour and a half. Good bad dub, a short brawl in the back of a moving pick up truck(sort of impressive, lol), and a pretty good 2v1 finale were the highlights. There were some funny weird 80s exploitation scenes, like the Bruce imitator (I think?) guy popping balloons tied around another guys head as nightclub entertainment. I would also like to know where this movie was made.

It was pretty good, thanks for the rec!

Hahhaha, awesome. What did you think of the kung fu magician?

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I think I may have seen that one on a youtube marathon years ago. I might have this wrong (it might be the movie Twins) but I remember being surprised to see ugly Ang Saan as the lead villain. Usually he's just a thug but he's the director of the movie so I guess that's what gave him the oppurtunity to get a good role.

hkmdb says it was filmed in Thailand.

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I think I may have seen that one on a youtube marathon years ago. I might have this wrong (it might be the movie Twins) but I remember being surprised to see ugly Ang Saan as the lead villain. Usually he's just a thug but he's the director of the movie so I guess that's what gave him the oppurtunity to get a good role.

hkmdb says it was filmed in Thailand.

I don't think the kung fu magician would be easily forgotten, haha, at least not if its brought up! Yeah usually the director of a lot of movies doesn't stick out to me, but this did, as it only said "DIRECTED BY SAAN" in the opening credits, no first name or anything.

If that was Ang Saan as the lead villain, he was actually a pretty bad dude with some decent looking grappling/striker fighting!

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Did you catch Killer Constable last night?

I did dvr it last night, but I need to make sure I got it. I dvr'ed Shaolin Avengers a few weeks ago and was going to watch that instead of KFI last night. When I queued it up, I got 2 eps of some crime series. Apparently there was a gaffe in the program labeling.

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I don't think the kung fu magician would be easily forgotten, haha, at least not if its brought up! Yeah usually the director of a lot of movies doesn't stick out to me, but this did, as it only said "DIRECTED BY SAAN" in the opening credits, no first name or anything.

If that was Ang Saan as the lead villain, he was actually a pretty bad dude with some decent looking grappling/striker fighting!

There's not many of those movies I watched on youtube that I remember much about. No small screen for me ever again unless it's a rare and highly regarded movie. If the lead villain is ugly and really unique looking guy then it's him. I remember he had some skills. It was weird to see him play thug #3 so many times, and then all of a sudden he's the lead villain. But I guess when you are the director you can do what you want. If he gave himself that role then good for him.

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Watched Snake Deadly Act for the first time (on youtube) Good looking widescreen. Can't believe Ive been watching kung fu movies since the 70s and I've never seen this one! Damn good movie

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There's not many of those movies I watched on youtube that I remember much about. No small screen for me ever again unless it's a rare and highly regarded movie. If the lead villain is ugly and really unique looking guy then it's him. I remember he had some skills. It was weird to see him play thug #3 so many times, and then all of a sudden he's the lead villain. But I guess when you are the director you can do what you want. If he gave himself that role then good for him.

Yeah that is the same way I am. When I first starting watching Fu I watched a couple classics on youtube (Avenging Eagle, which has remained one of my top 10 favorites since than), I really wish I would have waited. I actually just watched a flick on my PC for the first time in a few years the other day. (5 Fighters.)

His face did seem familiar, I am sure I have seen him before if he has played thug #3 a few times, haha.

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The one movie I've been meaning to check out on the tiny screen is Tiger Man. There was a thread and a comment that said something about Wong Tao and his mumbling sidekick Tommy Lee riding a rollercoaster. And now I have to see it. But I dread having to watch it on my computer.

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I have the 12 pack sets of Kickin' It Shaolin Style, Flying Fists of Kung Fu, Way of the 5 Finger Death Strike & Great Impersonators. Are all these movies featured in the 100 set?

Yes, they are all part of the Iron Fist Frenzy 50-pack, which is half of the 100 set. All you would need, if you don't already have it, is the previous 50-pack set that Mill Creek released to have what is in the 100 set.

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Ok thanks! So I'll just purchase the first 50 pack that was released. I think thats the one with Bruce on the cover?

Yeah, and it's just called Martial Arts 50 Movie Pack or something like that.

Personally, I only have the Flying Fists Of Kung Fu set and I'm surprisingly pleased with it - didn't expect it to turn out that good, especially considering the reviews for those packs on the Web concerning the quality (sure it's nothing stellar, but it's still very watchable), the movies (no big dud so far - maybe one, but even this one is still a bit enjoyable)...

Considering getting other of those, not sure which one(s) to pick though.

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The Grand Passion a Polly Kuan, Pai Ying wu xia from Union Films. They play brother and sister who give all for their country fighting a traitor. Very influenced by Samurai movies of the time, very well made. The Union films take a different approach then Shaws films, with almost all outdoor settings and interiors are less stylized. The fighting is decent, though the camera work is not always up to Shaw's standards, the overall movies from Union Films to me are just as good. Also, King Hu's influences can be seen in the films. Worth getting.

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The Matchless Conqueror-Part of the Joseph Kuo Trilogy-Chiang Nan wanders the country, trying to go legit while escorting a kid to his relatives and runs into someone who wants to kill him about every 3 to 5 minutes.

Nancy Yen joins him, after trying to kill him as well, but you can tell she feels bad about the kid. C

hiang suffers like Jesus- he takes beating after beating- poison swords, throwing knives, massive palm strikes to the heart, and he just keeps going. I mean, he gets some medical attention here and there, but mostly he just gets hurt while he takes on all comers.

Basically everyone's trying to get a martial arts book,though I can't recall we even see it.

Still, it's a Joseph Kuo movie, so sooner or later it just has to fly off the handle, when people start flying and getting impaled and so on. Highly recommended, lol! Check it out!

From FuFlixBulletin

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Shaolin King Boxer

OK movie with some class action and fighting. The first half of the movie is spent building a weak plot that you don't care about, with a few disappointing fights mixed in considering the talent involved..

Than the second half of the film comes along..and it is a straight 45 minutes of good fighting. It is nothing we haven't seen, but some of the most talented screen fighters doing what they do best. The cast includes Chen Kuan Tai, Lau Kar Wing, Meng Fei, Wilson Tong, Beardy, Kwan Hung, and more.. CKT shows his usual powerful looking moves, Lau Kar Wing shows some awesome double sword skills, and Meng Fei is smooth with a fan. Lau Kar Wing has a hilarious hammy death to top it all off.

As many times as I have seen Lau Kar Wing, he never fails to impress me. If I were to describe him in one word, it would be masterful. Definitely in my top 5 favorite screen fighters.

OK movie, very good second half of action, headed by some of the best screen fighters, although it is far from any of their best work.

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Anybody know what it says on meng Fei's fan?

Good question, I watched a bad (funny) dubbed version, but I noticed when he first spread the fan out, it zoomed on the words and some music played. I just sighed :/

What'd you think of the movie?

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