Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Chop Socky - Cinema Hong Kong|
Actors: Jackie Chan, Pei-pei Cheng, David Chiang, Yuen Chor, Dr. Ng Ho
Director: Ian Taylor
Genres: Educational, Documentary
In this action-packed original co-production from the Independent Film Channel, filmmaker Ian Taylor takes a behind-the-scenes look at the stars, fighting styles and weaponry of Hong Kong cinema from its earliest beginning... more »
Good summary of the "Kung Fu Flick"
BLEEKER | NYC | 06/13/2005
(3 out of 5 stars)
"I remember back inthe 80s, saturday afternoon kung fu movies on TV, the Kung Fu triple feature matinees at the local downtown theater. These old school films remain some of the most entertaining and thrilling movie experiences to date(even inspite of all that CGI!).
Chop Socky explains the story of how Chinese cinema was born with emphisis on the martial arts movies. It offers a good ecapsulated overview. Taking you through the early 1920s up to the present day. My only gripe is that it was too short. Not enough in the special features. There also should have been more on the Shaw Bros Studios. After all... they WERE fung fu theater during the 70s and 80s! Despite that, this is a must to own if you call yourself a fan of the genra."