Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
Another Brentwood kung fu 10-pack. This may be the worst of
morgoth | omaha, NE | 09/26/2006
(2 out of 5 stars)
"Since I ranked the last one I did a review on I feel a need to do it here. I may have given 'The Tough Guys of Kung Fu' 10 pack a 2 stars but this set is far worse.
On the cover it tries to get you interested with names like Bruce Li, Jim Kelly, Bruce Le, and Bolo Yeung. I could have certainly have added some more names to intrigue you like like Yusuaki Kurata, Chen Sing, Ron Van Cleef, Jason Pai Paio, Dorian Tan...
The bad thing is that all of these movies are retreads that show up in almost every collection, but you get a couple of new ones.
1.-SNAKE CRANE SECRET-this is a decent movie with Mang Fei and Dorian Tan and a super bad villian. Directed by Wu Ma who also has a good cameo, he doesn't focus on charater development or anything but one scene that did stand out was when these people are betrayed and the old master dies but won't fall down and just stands in front of the door acting as a guard. It is a great part that seems out of place in this movie since this is a true 'chop sockey flick'.
2.-THE IMAGE OF BRUCE LEE-this is my 2nd favorite performance by Bolo ever. He really gets to show his athleticism in a couple of fights. Bruce Li performs decently though the action is only slightly above average. The final fight with John Chang and Yin-Chieh Han(the big boss in Bruce lee's first movie)vs. Bruce Li is decent.
3.-BLACK DRAGON-this movie being ranked #3 really shows you how bad this collection is. It has a story that a 2 year old must have wrote with how irritatingly simple it is. Jason Pai Paio is good in this. Ron Van Clief plays a stupid character just like everybody else does in this movie. The final fight is maybe the 4th best fight in a movie that did not have very good fighting to begin with.
4.-KUNG FU THE INVISIBLE FIST-this movie I have found out is also called The Good and the Bad and stars Chen Sing and Yusuaki Kurata and it is a film by Ng See-Yuen. It is not a very good film and even though it is like an hour and 45 minutes, it still seems like some things were cut out. That is not a bad thing though. This movie tried to be very emotional and very real, and it didn't do that bad of a job. The thing is is that I need some serious action when I see these great kung fu stars on screen and a super boring story like this one. Well I got more than my fill in the finale. No really good martial arts action, but it goes on forever and ends up being pretty fun. Not a bad film for 1972.
5.-SCREAMING TIGER-this is a movie where Jimmy Wang Yu comes to town to beat everybody up. Not one of his finer movies. Down on the bottom with Rage of the Master. The movie isn't all that bad, but they really try to thrill you during the final sequence and do a horrible job.
6.-BLACK SAMURAI-a horrible Jim Kelly movie that has all of the nude parts cut out but the midget fights are left in. Even a very offensive racial slur was left in/ Make sure you get an uncut version of this movie if you seek it out.
The rest of the movies are complete crap. A horrible G-rated bio story of Bruce Lee and Ninja Connection which I actually didn't watch. Rounding it out they throw in Bruce Lee Fights Back From the Grave and Dragon Lee's classic, Champ Against Champ.
All of these movies are full screened but watchable."