ThePenguinKing | CA | 01/23/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"at first it seems like a very poorly choreographed kung fu movie, but once you get into to it, it does improve. filled with humor and action, one of the better kung fu movie's i've seen. where as bruce lee is very serious and true action, this is more light hearted with crazier fighting. recomend!"
Noodles and a bamboo stick make good weapons for Cliff Lok
Brian Camp | Bronx, NY | 12/31/2002
(3 out of 5 stars)
"OL? DIRTY KUNG FU (1979) is the Wu Tang Collection?s retitled release of MAD, MAD KUNG FU, directed by Chien Yuet San and starring Cliff Lok, Simon Yuen, Chan Lung, and Lee Hoi San. Other reviews here make the mistake of confusing it with the completely different DIRTY KUNG FU (1978), which was directed by Lau Kar Wing and starred Wong Yue as a would-be bounty hunter, with Lau and Norman Chu as co-stars.This one deals with an aspiring kung fu champ, played by Cliff Lok, who wanders the countryside perfecting his own style of kung fu and helping people in trouble. (He?s also an accomplished noodle maker, which makes for some clever, comical scenes.) Because of his choice of weapon, he gets mistaken for the venerable champion known as Bamboo Stick and is even aided by the real Bamboo Stick?s top student (Chan Lung), who is traveling incognito to avoid recognition by enemies of his master. Lee Hoi San plays the local town boss whose no-good son (Cheng Kang Yeh) was mortally wounded after Bamboo Stick had come to the aid of a village girl forced into marriage with the son. Lee?s desire for revenge soon involves all three protagonists, neither of whom is good enough on his own to defeat Lee?s "Iron Head" technique. Eventually the real Bamboo Stick (Simon Yuen) coaches Cliff and paves the way for a final, grueling battle with the town boss.The simple plot, which deftly mixes humor and suspense, offers an effective showcase for a series of well-staged fights showcasing the considerable talents of the four lead actors: the underrated Cliff Lok (KUNG FU GENIUS, DUEL OF THE SEVEN TIGERS); veteran Simon Yuen (the original DRUNKEN MASTER), who is frequently doubled by one of his sons (from the famed Yuen Clan); Chan Lung (also in KUNG FU GENIUS), in a rare heroic role; and perennial villain Lee Hoi San (aka Lee Hai Sheng, also in KUNG FU GENIUS). The tape quality of this Wu Tang Collection edition is not what it ought to be (see KUNG FU GENIUS), but it is a tad better than most of the releases in the Wu Tang lineup."
When EEL style strikes!
Erik James | Orono, Me USA | 04/14/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)
"A comedic film about a young man who wants to be a bounty hunter decides to bring down a wanted killer. After getting all the other bounty killers killed trying to get the murderer, he decides to take his own chance. After failing once he decides he has to better his kung fu. Finally the young man finds a style that he believes will get the job done once and for all, EEL style. Will it work? Have to find out. and believe me you won't be disapointed at all."