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OLD SCHOOL KUNG-FU TRAILERS from Klash ACTIONER

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Started to upload some trailers from Asso Asia, Filmark & IFD among others. Some were just too degraded to upload without some kind of restoration.  Here's the first attempt, from a 16mm TV Spot for Trans-Continental's U.S. release of Asso Asia's DRAGON ON FIRE aka THE DRAGON, THE HERO. With the legendary Adolph Ceasar providing the voice over backed by some very familiar music...

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Filmark's MARTIAL MONKS OF SHAOLIN TEMPLE was one of the first Dragon Lee titles that formally introduced me to Wong Cheng Li.  Tried to recreate the titles as best I could. Pretty sure that most if not all of the trailers on the Saturn VHS releases were edited down from their original length. Love the overdone reverb on John Culkin's voice over and of course more "familiar" music...

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5-PATTERN DRAGON CLAWS is another awesome pairing of Wong Cheng Li and Dragon Lee from Filmark - originally released by Saturn in the US as simply DRAGON CLAWS (not to be confused with another Wong Cheng Li title DRAGON'S CLAWS) with an ugly title card covering up its' more illustrious moniker. Unlike the abbreviated trailer on those old videos, here is a more complete version -

 

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Filmark's MANTIS UNDER FALCON CLAWS was another Saturn VHS (and later DVD) release re-titled MANTIS VS THE FALCON CLAW via a tacky video generated title card. Sadly, the trailer was once again edited, but at least it has its' original title logo back and is maybe a little easier on the eyes.

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Filmark's DEADLY SHAOLIN LONGFIST aka OFFENSIVE SHAOLIN LONGFIST with Elton Chong and Mike Wong was released in the US by Saturn Productions along with a bunch of other Filmark titles in the 80s. The original trailer, which was edited almost in half, had the DEADLY title onscreen while the voice over says OFFENSIVE...

 

 

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RAGING MASTER'S TIGER CRANE was another familiar Filmark title on video store shelves back in the day, courtesy of Saturn Productions under the title MASTERS OF TIGER CRANE. Here's the abbreviated trailer with the original title restored.  The font on the title was pretty bland, so I opted to use the logo Filmark designed for their promotional materials -

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Benny Tsui also starred in Filmark's INCREDIBLE SHAOLIN THUNDERKICK paired with Eagle Han, who usually made life miserable for Elton Chong, this time uncharacteristically cast as an Old Master...

 

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In the early to mid 1980s, Almi Television (named for its' founders Albert Schwartz and Michael Landes) assembled a feature film TV package called THE NINJA CONNECTION - 13 titles from Asso Asia -

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The first trailer is for RAGING RIVALS (1982), released theatrically by Almi as HANDS OF LIGHTNING, trying to pass off star Wong Cheng Li as "Jacky Lee" on the poster -

 

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A break from the trailers - a series of Action Clips from CHALLENGE OF THE TIGER, with logos and titles to make them look kind of like a video trading card or lobby card -

 

 

 

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TREASURE OF BRUCE LEE was an early Bruce Le title for me - Maybe not the greatest title to start out with - loaded with out of focus shots, stock footage and "borrowed" music cues, BUT STILL. I RECKON a great cast - Cheung Lik, Chiang Dao, Chen Lau, and in stock footage, Bolo, James Nam and Chen Sing (!)...

 

 

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Another memorable title is another collaboration between Bruce Le and producer Dick Randall called THE NINJA STRIKES BACK (1982). Along for the ride are Wong Cheng Li, Bolo, Casanova Wong, Chiu Chi Ling and Harold "Oddjob" Sakata...

 

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