Bcieclipse strikes again
movie hound john | 01/09/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"i own many of these 10 pack movie collections and like them. this set like all of the sets has some good some bad and some that well you get the idea. sorry i don't have a list of the movies handy but if kung fu movies are your bag then these are for you. as always if good transfers are what you want look somewhere else, if not enjoy the action"
Annie Van Auken | Planet Earth | 07/29/2007
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Typical of DVD multi-packs, LEGENDS OF KUNG FU offers a mix of quality. The best of this bunch features Bruce Li, while the worst offers archive footage of his namesake. Apparently, even the ghost of Bruce Lee can't save "Fist of Fear..." from the mediocrity bin.
Sonny Chiba is featured in three of these, including a war story set in 16th Century Japan. Jackie Chan takes the director's chair for "36 Crazy Fists," a movie in which he's also listed as a "possible extra (uncredited)," yet Chan's name appears prominently on this product's front cover.
Visual clarity of BRENTWOOD box sets is average. Transfers have a multi-generational dimness to them. Certainly they are well worth the bargain price, however.
For twice the martial arts action, KUNG FU 20 MOVIE PACK is a real kick!
The following alphabetized program list includes 1 to 10 viewer poll ratings for each title, plus country of origin, year of release and their main actors.
(5.0) Blind Fist of Bruce (Hong Kong-USA-1979) - Bruce Li/Siu Tien Yuen/Tiger Yueng
(3.5) Bloodfight (Hong Kong-1979) - Yasuaki Kurata/Simon Yam/Ken-Ming Lum
(6.9) Blood of the Dragon (Hong Kong-1973) - Chiao Chiao/Fei Lung/Yu Wang
(3.8) Breathing Fire (1991) - Jonathan Ke Quan/Ed Neil/Jerry Trimble
(1.9) Fist of Fear, Touch of Death (Hong Kong-USA-1980) - Bruce Lee/Fred Williamson/Ron Van Clief
(5.6) Kung Fu: The Punch of Death (Hong Kong-1973) - Fei Meng/Yasuaki Kurata/Lam Lam Lee
(6.2) Legend of the Eight Samurai (Japan-1983) - Hiroko Yakushimaru/Hiroyuki Sanada/Sonny Chiba
(6.1) Shogun's Ninja - Hiroyuki Sanada/Sonny Chiba/Etsuko Shihomi
(6.9) The Street Fighter (Japan-1974) - Sonny Chiba/Waichi Yamada
(4.6) 36 Crazy Fists (Hong Kong-1977) - Tony Leung Siu Hung/Jackie Chan (uncredited)"
List of films
TheAmazinMosesLeroy | USA | 08/21/2006
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Includes: BLIND FIST OF BRUCE, FIST OF FEAR: TOUCH OF DEATH, KUNG FU: THE PUNCH OF DEATH, 36 CRAZY FISTS, LEGEND OF THE EIGHT SAMURAI, THE STREET FIGHTER, BLOODFIGHT, BREATHING FIRE, BLOOD OF THE DRAGON, and SHOGUN'S NINJA.
If you don't have these already, this may be worth getting. If you own a few other collections, chances are you already have several of these titles."