Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
Dull Movies, Shoddy DVD
J. Pinkerton Snoopington | Toronto, Ontario, Canada | 01/09/2005
(1 out of 5 stars)
""Fist of Fury Legacy Pack" from VideoAsia assembles four movies ripped-off from...erm, excuse me, inspired by Bruce Lee's "Fist of Fury" (aka "The Chinese Connection") featuring several Bruce Lee clones, including Bruce Li, Bruce Le, and Bruce Pak. The movies are very boring, and even worse than usual for Bruceploitation.
"Fist of Fury III" is my favourite of the four films. Picking up where Bruce Li's "Fist of Fury Part II" left off, it has Bruce Lee's BROTHER going back to his hometown after a long day of arse-whuppin'. When there, he gets in trouble with some local gangs. This movie is certainly not without its slow stretches, although some hilariously goofy characters (like the mother who cried so much she went blind) and a reasonably entertaining final bout with 'the big boss' (so to speak) make it worthwhile.
"Ching Wu and Shaolin Kung Fu" (aka "Bruce and Shaolin Kung Fu") is basically the story of Bruce Le as he goes on various Japanese-baiting antics. The plot is absolutely incoherant. Of note are the fact that much of it seems to have been filmed in winter, and kung fu favourite Bolo Yeung has a supporting role. "Ching Wu and Shaolin Kung Fu Part II" is even worse, although it does have a pretty good final fight. Oddly, some of the music was stolen from American soap operas!
"Return of Fist of Fury" continues the "Ching Wu" storyline, but it was so dull I only watched a bit of it. Sue me.
The double-disc DVD looks nothing short of awful. The films are faded and scratchy to the max. All are in pan-and-scan, although the "Ching Wu" movies actually begin in widescreen...reverting back to full frame after the opening credits. Why, VideoAsia, why!? The audio is dubbed, although that actually contributes to what little charm these films have. "InstaAction" ("Go right to the action at the push of a button!" brags the box) is included as a special feature, and is perfect for those who get sick of all that pesky plot that keeps popping up in movies like this."