Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Your Kung Fu Is No Good |
Genres: Action & Adventure
Warning: This box set contains 3 hours of Kung Fu Action, Gratuitous Violence, Sex, and Ass Kicking! First time on DVD for both features! Deadly Kick: A criminal organization plans to spend $10 million on weapons to shatte... more »
So bad, it's funny!
D. Castillo | Portland, OR | 10/04/2004
(2 out of 5 stars)
"There are two titles here, "Deadly Kick" (1976) and "Kill Line" (1992). Both star Bobby Kim (or as he is credited - PRINTED - on one box, "Booby Kim"), who is a Tae Kwon Do master, hence the kung-fu "dis". Bobby Kim has been refered to as the Asian Charles Bronson, and with good reason. But as for these movies, where to begin?
Let's start with the AMAZINGLY awful "Deadly Kick". I don't want to bore you, but let's say that either the translation has left a TON OF INFORMATION out, or the script was written on the day of the shoot, and therefore didn't exactly match the 'plot' as it evolved. There's more, but at the end, we see a palatial model, next to a coast, that eventually blows up. But whenever we see the actors, they are in the hills around said edifice, IN THE SNOW. Huh?!?! This isn't Switzerland, and how can they be lower than the structure on a slope, in the snow, when IT isn't in any snow? On a coastline? So confused....
So, a decade later, we get "Kill Line". While violent, this has a good beginning, if a bit tacky. You have bad guys that murder/rape the lead's family in an attempt to ellicit information on some stolen/hidden money. Of course that doesn't exactly work, our hero finds the victims and then sets about for revenge. And it's horribly boring after this. People get picked off, but you stop caring due to the inadequent script. Jackie Chan flicks from the 70's have more soul than this film, and that says a lot.
Bobby Kim, at last report, is a fairly successful Hollywood photographer. Good for him, since he couldn't hook up with the right people to exploit his award-winning martial art talent. Had he bothered to shave, get a hair cut, and know some people that knew what they were doing, he could have been another Jackie Chan. And not just in Asia, but in the States. Pity."