Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Kung Fu 20 Movie Pack|
Actors: Bruce Lee, Sonny Chiba
Genres: Action & Adventure, Sports
For movie buffs and collectors alike! This star-filled movie pack has been carefully remastered on DVD for hours of home entertainment.
So I already reviewed this, but now have to do it again sinc
morgoth | omaha, NE | 03/01/2006
(3 out of 5 stars)
"I had to edtit this because I wanted to change my review on ninja death after seeing parts 1 and 2. So here I go again, I still have not watched ALL of these, but then again, I never will watch some of them, so I will give it my my best.
Return of the Kungfu Dragon-2/5 stars at best, almost worth watching, I made it all the way through this one cause there were a lot of fights, but NOTHING sttod out to me.
Nija Empire-not going to watch this but if you are a mike egan fan, then you should certainly check this out.
NINJA DEATH 1- easily one of the most ambitious projects ever concieved by a kungfu director. The back of this box actually does a decent job of describinbg this, meaning they didn't lie and say that ti lung and david chiang. So this is easily the best of the 3- part series but you do need to get all 3. The other ones do a nice job of recapping, and if they woulod have said "Last time on Ninja Death", then that would have given a 5/5 for every movie. This movie starts out with a mullet wearing alexander lo rei who is as ripped as ever in thisd. he plays a brothel bouncer, so you get plenty of overly long funny sex scenes in this. But that is not why we are watching this. Ninja'a are coming out again and Alezander Lo Rei has to train with his master to learn a really good fighting style. I could bog you down with the story, but it's better just to try and figure it out for yourself cause it is pretty cool. So Lu Feng is the leader of the ninjas and he is trying to finish what he started like 20 years ago. And don't be fooled by this guy's 4 cent tin foil gold suit thingy because like I said, this guy is Lu Feng. And Feng's scenes are the only one they don't speed up(in part 1 at least), so maybe it is a tribute to him being the centipede. There is also this guy who wears a metal mask and is basically unstoppable. He is definitely my favorite character. Sop like I said you need to get all the parts of this, you can get the 50-pack that has all 20 of these movies and it also has parts 2 and 3. Or you can do what I did and buy the parts 2 and 3 for 99 cents off a ebay, not too bad of a buy.
Deadly Duo- bolo , chiang and ti fo not star in this and the real name is 2 GREAT CAVALIERS. It has beardy, lo lieh, angela mao, john liu, and the second appearence I have ever seen in a movie from the baddie from Jet li's last hero in china. I know what you are saying, "this has to be great", well it actually really sucks and ohter than the final fight is right on par with return of the kungfu dragon. The problem with this movie is that they don't even attempt to make the punches and kicks look like they are actually connecting. So not even worth a watch, but check it out for yourself and if you think it's good than post your opinion, I wold be glad to read it.
Ninja the protector- this movie said it had phillip ko in it in the CREDITS it said that. Mother @*$&#%^ piece of @#($, why do I keep watching these godfrey ho movies, I keep thinking that I am going to see the one good godfey ho film, but it will never happen. So this movie is a signateure splice that is better I guess than most of his ninja films.
HAnds of death-about as good as rage of the master=(wang yu"s saddest effort ever)
Weapons of death-I'm not going to watch it but if some of you're favorite kungfu stars are Eric Lee, Bob Ramos, Ralph Castellanos, then this is your bag baby!
Ninja Champion-HA ha ha ha ha ha
Four robbers- really bad chinese shoot-em-up, credits say that it has Ku Feng in it.
Shaolin Temple- sorry, no fu sheng, or maybe it does have him, but this is easily one of he worst shaolin movies ever, right up there with shaolin posse.
Image of bruce lee- Actually not that bad, I think it has Bruce Li in it. A ton of the most pointless fights ever(until the end at least). BUT THIS MOVIE HAS BOLO IN IT AND I DIDN'T SEE HIM FIGHT, SWEAR WORDS ARE RACING THROUGH MIND RIGHT NOW. I was pretty drunk when I saw this and I might have missed it, btu it would have had to be like a 30 second fight. So pai ying shows up in the final fight and it is pretty good. Easily one of the best bruce lee clone movies, a top tenner.
The snake, the tiger, the crane- I didn't see carter wong in this but it does have lo lieh as a wandering swordsman. Overall this is right along the lines of 2 great cavaliers(deadly duo) in crappiness.
Shaolin deadly kicks- I was actually expecting a lot out of this movie, maybe that's why I hated it. But if you are a dorian tan fan, you will probably like this, I just never liked that guy, he was too slow or something, I just can't put my finger on it.
Chase step by step- a real gem. I would rate this 3rd behind ninja death and shadow ninja as best movies in this "collection" and image of bruce would be a very distant 4th.
So this movie is about 2 circus kids who have to deliver gold a town who is poor and they have all sorts of troubles along the way. It has a really bad picture, but then again I have sat through and enjoyed muvh worse than this. The movie itself I would give around a 3.5/5, but still VERY good. This movie I have to say is pretty unique to what we kungfu buffs are used to, so really worth it if you can get this collection for 7.99 brand new at best buy like I did. And I would pay up to 30 dollars for this(if I already had Ninja death parts 2 and 3, which is actually pretty unlikely.
Bruce Lee:the invincible-I watched this and then image of bruce back to back. And this is the reason I got so drunk, this was so bad, I kept trying to make it better, but it only got worse the more drunk I got. So the movie stars the star of chines hercules and everyone really sucks at kung fu in this. REALLY SUCKS.
The big fight-I mix this up with hands of death, but I didn't finish either of them, because they both sucked.
The street fighter- you all know this sonny chiba movie, I don't like it, but it's watchable anf the picture is watchable too.
Death Machines- Ron Marchini, Michael Chong, Joshua Johnson, the greatest kungfu trio ever. They even rivaled the venoms back in the day. The reason Godfrey Ho is so popular. Easily one of the best movies ever. Also stars Jerry Karney, Tony "the disater" Baster. A true kung fu epic, ho's best work. 5/5 stars.
Infernal Street- only one I haven;t popped in the dvd player out of these.
Shadow Ninja-THE REASON YOU BUY COLLECTIONS LIKE THESE.
This is a true gem, I'll give you a spoiler alert right away because I tend to get carried away when I am talking about my favorite kung fu movies ever. The movie stars Roy Chiou(I think), a scrawny but tough little kid, and SHEN YI-KWAN. I know I butchered his name, but now 99.9% sure that this is the Jet Li's opponent in Tsui Hark's masterpiece, Once upon a time in china. Now if you have been looking for EYE-POPPING Martial Arts action, thenthis will definitely tickle that kungfu spot inside you that constantly needs more and more love the more and better stuff that you see.
So the story starts out with a young scrawny kid who wants to be a police officer. Now this kid has that classic peking opera style that I love and he looks absolutely FLAWLESS in his moves. So he becomes a cop and the partener of Roy Chiou(I think) and Roy doesn't like him at first, but then he gets his ass saved by him and they become good friends. Now I don't want to give away any more of this movie, except a little, but YOU NEED TO SEE THIS MOVIE, AND TO SEE THIS YOU MUST GO BY ANY MEAANS NECESSARY. There is a guy called the white killer in this movie, and I think Michael Mann stole some music from the white kilelr theme for the shootout in heat. Anyway they have this one very stylish shot where the white kilelr kills someone and laeves red blood covering the camera lense, they also do a VERY nice shot of showing an all white body get soaked in red, and a VERY VERY nice revealing scene of the white killer.
The final fight scene for this includes 4 people, 3 of which can fight. And when I say that they can fight, I mean they go at it HARD. These 3 can match up with ANYBODY in terms of on-screen fighting. The end battle is so spectacular that I wish that a word like breathless could describe this properly, but it doesn't. So I will just tell you that I have well over 200 kung fu movies and this rights right near the top of my all-time favorite. i literally watched this like 25 times in like 10 days.
I will never tire of this movie.
So Hell yah you should buy this collection, SHADOW NINJA IS TAKEN FROM A PRETTY GOOD PRINT, and personally , I would pay up to 20 bucks for this movie alone, even if it was a crappy print unlike the one this collection gives you. An ALL TIME CLASSIC.
And if anyone can find out the real name of this, I WILL BE VERY INTERESTED IN HEARING IT. When I looked this up on IMDB, it I clicked on the stars of it and all the same actores are in a movie called the KILLER WEARS WHITE, so if anybody has seen this sequel or prequel, PLEASE POST IT HERE AND LET ME KNOW.
On a 1 to 10 scale, this collection is rated: 4.7
Annie Van Auken | Planet Earth | 04/09/2007
(3 out of 5 stars)
"The KUNG FU 20 MOVIE PACK offers just a sampling of the hundreds of martial arts movies that have been created around the globe for the past few decades. The performers are skilled, the action intense, and the dialogue somewhat superfluous. This set offers high kicking excitement at an incredibly low price!
Users of a cinematic database graded these titles at an average (on a 1 to 10 scale) of 4.7.
Program list includes individual ratings, year and country of origin, and lead actors.
(5.0) The Big Fight (Taiwan/Hong Kong-1972) - Roc Tien/Cheung Chin Chin
(4.0) Black Cobra (Italy-1987) - Fred Williamson/Eva Grimaldi
(2.7) Chase Step By Step (China-1982) - Chee Fung/Wong Gwan Sheong
(6.6) The Deadly Duo (Hong Kong-1971) - David Chiang/Chuen Chan
(2.2) Death Machines (1976) - Ronald L. Marchini/Michael Chong
(6.1) Four Robbers (Hong Kong-1987) - Charlie Cho/Feng Ku
(3.9) Hands Of Death (Hong Kong-1987) - Richard Harrison/Roc Tien
(4.3) Image Of Bruce Lee (1978) - Bruce Li/Chang Leih
(5.5) Infernal Street (Taiwan/Hong Kong-1973) - Feng Chang/Wan Hsi Chin
(2.9) Ninja Champion (Hong Kong-1985) - Bruce Baron/Pierre Tremblay
(5.1) Ninja Death I (1987) - Alexander Lou/Fei Meng
(2.3) Ninja Empire (Hong Kong-1990) - Mike Abbott/Marko Ritchie
(3.2) Ninja The Protector (Canada/Hong Kong-1986) - Richard Harrison/Jackie Chan
(4.9) Return Of The Kung Fu Dragon (Hong Kong-1976) - Sing Chen/Tao Chen
(6.7) Shadow Ninja (Hong Kong-1983) - Roy Chiao/Wei Tung
(5.7) Shaolin Deadly Kicks ("Flash Legs") (Hong Kong-1977) - Tao-liang Tan/Lieh Lo
(7.3) Shaolin Temple (Hong Kong-1976) - Sheng Fu/Kuan-Chun Chi
(???) The Snake, The Tiger, The Crane (Hong Kong-1975) - Carter Wong/Nan Hsi Yen
(6.9) The Street Fighter (Japan-1974) - Sonny Chiba/Waichi Yamada
(3.3) The Weapons Of Death (1982) - Eric Lee/Bob Ramos"
Corny in nice way
C. Moon | NY | 11/10/2006
(3 out of 5 stars)
"well, it's the 1970s so movie technology went only so far. it's corny in a lot of ways, but some of the stories are fun. it's a kick and it's not a lot to pay considering that you get 20 movies.
Why buy this . . .
John S. Ryan | Silver Lake, OH | 04/23/2009
(1 out of 5 stars)
". . . when you can buy the Martial Arts 50-Movie Pack (http://www.amazon.com/Martial-Arts-Movie-Pack-Collection/dp/B0007DBJUU) FOR A LOWER PRICE and get, not only all twenty of these movies, but parts 2 and 3 of _Ninja Death_ as well? (Unlike _Black Cobra_, whose two sequels are included in the 50-pack too, _Ninja Death_ is all one big story arc. Part 1 isn't a complete story without parts 2 and 3.)
Save your money and get more movies at the same time. Buy the aforementioned 50-pack and then get the Martial Arts 20-Movie Pack, which overlaps the 50-pack by only a couple of movies.