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The Roc Tien (Tien Peng) Appreciation Thread

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Guest daTOAD

it took me a while, but i started warming up to this guy. his budgets seem to rival the Shaws, but every thing i had seen him in was just so boring. i recently caught a decent flick called the Samurai[im sure this isnt orig. title]. anybody reccomend some decent Roc Wuxia?

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Guest Lei Kung

Rarescope put out -

Love and Sword

The Lost Swordship

Elimination Pursuit

all very good. Also Dressed to Fight.

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Guest MikoHazuki

I liked the first half of Silver Hermit from Shaolin Temple (released as The Silver Spear on DVD from Venom Mob). Then, it goes batshit crazy in the second half and kinda lost me. But, it is decent...

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Guest Robert Ian Teller

The Samurai is available from Rarescope as Love and Sword (as noted by Lei Kung). I really enjoy the flick, well worth the $5.99 I paid for it. Granted the english dubbed track on the dvd is not in sync.

Nonetheless, it's an awesome film!

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Guest jmungus

from the 2nd half of his career (post mid-70s), i`d recommend to check out lost swordship, imperial sword, 18 bronzemen, elimination pursuit off the top of my head.

jade dagger ninja and shaolin kids too kind of, although they re not 'all that'.

mask of vengeance was piss poor (excuse my french). eagles claw & butterfly palm is kinda wack too. 2 movies even a die hard roc tien fan should avoid.

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Guest ironfistedmonk2003

Black Eagles Blades

Jade Fox

Scorching Sun, Fierce Winds, Wild Fire

Love and Sword

Pai Yu Ching

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Guest shadow kick

Great titles mr. iron......

My fave is PAI YU CHING....

His swordplay skills are matchless in these flicks....

Good to know you are still around mr. iron, This is EMAXX from flashlegsrare......

Hope all is well.

shadowman !

I hate to admit it, but i miss the site, heard they are going out of business,seems rather ironic at a time when asia/asians products are so global.

Did someone used legal action to force them out..?????

thanks !

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Guest ironfistedmonk2003

Hi Emaxx

No legal stuff mate, they are gonna release some proper legit titles as far as I know.

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Guest Lei Kung

Is there a decent version of Lone Ninja Warrior out? By the way, am I the only person here who liked this movie?

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Tien Peng is one of my favorite male stars of this genre (classic kung fu). His good looks and acting ability and his way of fighting has always been a joy for me to watch.

Maybe Tien will fit into that hard to find, a famous kung fu star who was NEVER a villian,

I personally can not think of any of his films I have seen where he plays a baddie..

Can anyone tell me of a film where he played a villain?.

And you thoughts on this star.

GD Y-Y

Equals Against Devils

1985 Majestic Thunderbolt (as Roc Tien)

1984 Shui xu wai zhuan

1983 Bruce Li's Magnum Fist

1983 Da zhui ji

1983 Dark Lady of the Butterfly

1983 The Elimination Pursuit

Lone Wolf

1983 Lone Ninja Warrior

1982 Chi se Xiang Wei she

1982 Jade Dagger Ninja

Liu Siu-Fong (as Roc Tien)

1982 Hei yu da tao wang

Tan Ming-hua (as John T. King)

1982 Eagle Claw vs. Butterfly Palm

Four Knights member

1981 Hei ying di gu dao

1980 Any Which Way You Punch

The Stranger

1980 The Mask of Vengeance

1980 The Silver Spear

1980 Jade Fox

1980 Ling Long Yu shao jian Ling Long

1979 Lang zi kuai dao

1979 Dragon of the Lost Ark

Tieh Hua Hu

1979 The Lawman

Tieh Liang

1979 Love and Sword

Hsiao Fang

1977 Kids of Shaolin

1977 Sheng jian feng yun

1977 Bai Yu Jing

1977 Sword of Wind Chimes

1977 Yu jian piao xiang

Lu Nan-Jen

1976 The 18 Bronzemen

Shao Lung

1976 The 18 Bronzemen Part 2

1976 Assassin

1975 Ninja Swords of Death

Chan Chao

1975 Bao Gong qi an

1975 Da Ming ying lie

1975 Tigers at the Top

1974 The Three Tales

1974 The Tongfather (as Roc Tien)

1974 Fan mai ren kou

1973 Chaochow Guy

Ho Shing-Wu

1973 Murder Masters of Kung Fu

1972 A Girl Fighter

Ku Shing

1972 Quan wang zhi wang

1972 Blood on the Sun

Chou Hai-chuan

1972 Bronze Head and Steel Arm

1972 Tie quan

1972 Tough Duel (as Tian Peng)

1971 A Touch of Zen

1971 Leng mian sha shou

1971 The Decisive Battle

1971 Shi wan jin shan

1971 To Subdue the Evil

Lung Yu

1971 Rider of Revenge

1970 Qi jian tu long

1970 The Bravest Revenge

1969 Black Invitation

1968 Yi dai jian wang

1967 Dragon Inn

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I know we've had this discussion before on this forum, and I don't remember what the end results of that discussion were. Are there any kung fu movie stars who never played a villain? I can't think of any villain roles for Roc Tien. There's a couple I know of where he's sort of a villain, but he's still the star/hero of the movie, so those don't count... He'd be amazing as a villain. Hopefully he got the opportunity to go all out evil at least once.

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I know we've had this discussion before on this forum, and I don't remember what the end results of that discussion were. Are there any kung fu movie stars who never played a villain? I can't think of any villain roles for Roc Tien. There's a couple I know of where he's sort of a villain, but he's still the star/hero of the movie, so those don't count... He'd be amazing as a villain. Hopefully he got the opportunity to go all out evil at least once.

Morgoth, you just gave me a hearty laugh right now. And yes I started a recent forum W/ this question.

So far no, male star had a perfect record. LOL! MMMH! How about the female stars?

Maybe Tien Peng is the one.

The perfect hero of all his films.

GD Y-Y:bigsmile:

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I'm a big Tien Peng fan as well, so I've seen most of his films, and I can't recall him being a villain. Although I haven't seen it for a while, his darker character in Elimination Pursuit gave us a glimpse of how good he would have been as a villain.

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I am always curious when I see an actor make a long string of movies, then blam! No more output, not even cameos. Did he get injured? Die? Move on to TV work? Become a chef like Tommy Lee (Gam Ming)? Get into real estate? Or just drink himself into a coma or wind up as a bum?

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Really? One of Taiwan's greatest choreographers became a chef? Huh.

Has anyone ever verified this? I've read this rumor for years but never saw anything concrete.

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Can't find the link, but supposedly he wound up in Texas as a cook or chef. He was referred to as eccentric and lazy by Wong Tao. He was talented, that is for sure. Still, it seems like 1984 or 85 hit, and the old school style of movies just died. Or maybe went to TVB....Still, no news on Roc Tien?

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Can't find the link, but supposedly he wound up in Texas as a cook or chef.

It was discussed here three years ago but no one ever produced any confirmation.

http://www.kungfucinema.com/forums/showthread.php?t=12853

I've seen it reiterated on other sites but again, no hard evidence.

Just internet rumor until someone can prove it otherwise....

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Good question.

"Hands of Death" is one of my favorites.

I've also got the one where he's a pool shark, can't recall the name.

"Equals against Devils"!

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Someone on Vimeo created a really random set of clips from a terrible dubbed version. Kind of funny-

http://vimeo.com/album/1569942

He is referred to as the "late Roc Tien", but I think this is an attempt at satirizing Game of Death, not that it needed any help.

Lo Meng kissing dudes? Wang Yue broke? Wang Yu can't sell his house? Wow.

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