An orphan who has been raised at a kung fu school, where he is treated as little more than a dogsbody and practice target for the students, has a life-changing experience after helping an old peripatetic beggar.
It's not a rematch it's war! American kickboxer heads to Cambodia to rescue his Vietnamese girlfriend from Soviet aggressors in the aptly named Death Mountain...
'Ninja In The Dragon's Den' is a major Asian box-office smash hit from the acclaimed producer of 'Snake In The Eagle's Shadow' and 'Drunken Master'. This epic action adventure was shot in Japan by world renowned action director Corey Yuen (Lethal Weapon 4 Romeo Must Die Kiss of the Dragon) starring martial arts sensations Hiroyuki Sanada and Conan Lee.
Drunken Master is a film that, following Snake in the Eagle's Shadow (1978) (made with the same ensemble cast and director Yuen Woo Ping), consolidated Jackie Chan's position as the new Hong Kong kung fu action star of the late 1970s. Set in the late 19th century, Chan plays the great Chinese hero Wong Fei Hung as a loveable young rogue who is always getting into fights or embarrassing his family. Eventually his father decides the only way to make a man of Chan is to send him for training with an old drunken drifter played by Yuen Siu Tien. Just as they did in Snake in the Eagle's Shadow, the pair make a fine double-act, though this time there is much surreal entertainment to be had from the older man teaching the younger the fine art of drunken kung fu. Learning to fight like the Eight Drunken Gods before the final confrontation with Hwang Jang Lee causes Chan considerable problems, though Yuen Siu Tien simply fights better the more he drinks. Yuen Siu Tien would reprise the role in his final film, Magnificent Butcher (1979) yet with Chan he finds a perfect blend of slapstick comedy and creatively staged action which makes Drunken Master a genuine kung fu classic. On the DVD: The picture is generally strong though inevitably there is a fair amount of grain. Unfortunately the original 2.35-1 film has been reformatted to 1.77-1 widescreen TV ratio. This has been done more skilfully than usual but is still a misrepresentation of the original cinema release and does mar both the landscape photography and the fast moving action scenes. The sound is perfectly acceptable mono. Soundtrack options are the original Mandarin with English subtitles, or an English dub. Extras include the original English language theatrical trailer, Hong Kong Legends' own trailer, plus promos for further releases and a photo gallery. There is a detailed text biography and filmography of Jackie Chan, a biography of Yuen Woo Ping and a text interview with producer Ng See Yuen. Also included is a text biography of Hwang Jang Lee linked to a kicking showcase which is another short fight scene. Most of these features are identical to those on the Snake in the Eagle's Shadow DVD. --Gary S Dalkin
Snake in the Eagle's Shadow is the film that marks the beginnings of Jackie Chan as a Hong Kong action star. Set in early 20th century China, it is a traditional kung fu action picture invigorated by Chan's good humour and charm. The heart of the film is Jackie's surprisingly emotional relationship with the elderly Yuen Siu Tien, whom the star rescues and befriends. In return, the old man trains Chan in the art of Snake's Fist kung fu, which he later combines with the Cat's Claw to develop the technique of the title. The action, directed by Yuen Woo Ping, includes Chan in an exciting battle with a sword-wielding preacher and a striking showdown with arch-villain Hwang Jang Lee. The sequences in which Chan learns new fighting techniques are both inventive and humorous, with the charismatic Yuen Siu Tien (a veteran Chinese film star and father of the director) offering a sober version of the character he would play in Chan's follow-up Drunken Master (1978), and in Magnificent Butcher (1979). The film features a regular ensemble cast of classic Hong Kong kung fu film actors, and regardless of its obviously low budget mixes violence, comedy and emotion into an enduringly popular success. On the DVD: The image is variable, with some shots displaying considerable grain and print damage while the colours are weak throughout. Worse, the original 2.35:1 film has been reformated to 1.77:1 widescreen TV ratio. While this has been done with some care it inevitably damages the compositions and loses information in the dynamic fight scenes. The sound is functional mono. Soundtrack options are the original Mandarin with English subtitles, or an English dub. Extras include the original English language theatrical trailer, Hong Kong Legends' own trailer, plus promos for further releases and a photo gallery. There is a detailed text biography and filmography of Jackie Chan, and a text interview with producer Ng See Yuen. There is also a text biography of Hwang Jang Lee linked to a kicking showcase which is another short fight scene. Most of these features are identical to those on the Drunken Master DVD.--Gary S Dalkin
From Ng See Yuen, the legendary producer of Snake in the Eagle's Shadow and Drunken Master, this non-stop martial arts showcase is a dynamic tribute to Bruce Lee and the Game of Death phenomenon. Travelling to Japan to investigate the mysterious murder of his brother, Bobby Lo (Tong Lung) discovers a secret trail, which leads to the mysterious Tower of Death. A forbidden fortress, buried hundreds of feet under the earth, it's deadly secret is guarded by elite warriors, each championing a different style of combat.To bring his brother's killer to justice, and discover the Tower's secret, Lo must first run the gauntlet of death, from which no-one has ever returned alive! Taking over three years to complete, Game of Death 2 is choreographed by Yuen Woo-ping, action-director of The Matrix and Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, and features the formidable kicking skills of legendary Korean Tae-kwon-do master, Hwang Jang Lee (Drunken Master). Now restored and re-mastered for the first time ever! Special Features: Digitally re-mastered and restored DVD transfer 2:35:1 Anamorphic version enhanced for widescreen TV's Feature length audio commentary with Bey Logan and co-star Roy Horan Trailer Gallery including original theatrical trailer with rare deleted footage from Enter the Dragon Dolby Digital Audio Biography Showcase Production Photo Gallery Deleted footage Archive Interview Gallery with Roy Horan and Korean kicking expert Casanova Wong Fully Animated Menus
It's a western! It's a caper film! It's martial arts action! It's a farce! It is in fact 'Millionaire's Express' with Hong Kong stalwart Sammo Hung in front and behind the camera! The Shanghai Express loaded with the rich and famous is scheduled to come through town on its maiden voyage. Having recently returned to his hometown and set up business Ching Fong-Tin (Sammo Hung) plans to derail the train by blowing up the tracks and thereby entice the stranded passengers to spend th
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Tiger So heads a Ninja gang who have kidnapped a millionaire's daughter. Dragon Kong is called upon to make a treacherous journey to save her. It is to be the most dangerous mission of his life.
All-action martial arts tale of three Ninjas competing for a statue of the Golden Ninja Warrior which embodies the divine power of the Ninja Empire. Spectacular fight scenes and swordplay.
An exciting tale of three martial artist monks who are pitched into a life or death adventure when the peaceful studies of the Shaolin temple are shattered by the Manchu dynasty...
Hong Kong chop socky action in another Godrey Ho inspired tale of revenge...
1000 ways to kill a man and he knows them all. Jimmy Liu is the son of master Lung Tzu leader of the famed Dragon Boxing sect. Lung Tzu is challenged and killed by Ling Fung (Hwang Jang Lee) an outcast master of the Dragon Claw system. Jimmy and his mother go into hiding and plan their revenge. After training diligently in the secret techniques of Dragon Boxing Jimmy challenges Ling Fung to a showdown that is truly in the Jackie Chan tradition. Directed by legendary director/producer Joseph Kuo this film was adapted from a script originally written for Jackie Chan.
Manic martial arts action from decorated Hong Kong director Joseph Kuo.
Produced and directed by Walt Missingham the first ever non-Chinese to practise kung fu at the Shaolin temple this programme is narrated by Bruce Lee himself explaining and demonstrating his punching method his kicking technique his movement and combat principles and his unique philosophies. Using an impressive collection of personal notes stunning rare action footage of Bruce Lee and numerous interviews with his friends and colleagues including Dan Inosanto this program
Wong Jing and his brother work in a rice trading company but their competitors discover that they are cheating the public. These competitors hire a top martial arts expert to deal with the brothers. Hwan Jang Lee the ultimate on screen villain now heads the cast as the good guy in his directorial debut now released for the first time on DVD. A must for any Hong Kong afficionado.
A maniacal fighting machine controlled by a flute playing wizard come up against the Ninja Tiger. Stunning fight scenes and choreography make this trilogy stand out. They say the middle part is just a filler in a trilogy but this will definitely make you change your mind. A fight fest from beginning to end...
Hitman Hand Of Buddha: Korean super-kicker Hwang Jang Lee makes his directorial debut in this kick-fest Kung Fu flick! Seeking revenge for the murder of a family member our hero Hwang takes part in many memorable encounters including the famous Chopstick fight and several superbly choreographed fight scenes! Hell'z Windstaff: Based on the popular Jademan comic Hwang Jang Lee - co-star of the Jackie Chan classics 'Drunken Master' and 'Snake in The Eagle Shadow' - is the master of the long stick. A showcase for Hwang's amazing kicking skills and invincible pole techniques this no.1 box office smash blends slapstick comedy with excellent Kung Fu action.
A must have for any kung fu fan - watch as Hwang Jang-Lee and Leung Ka Yan battle it out for the first and only time in their prolific careers.
You like your martial arts old skool-style? Then you'll love Hell'z Windstaff (1979) a true late night classic. An evil warlord whose weapon is known as Hell'z Windstaff terrorises two young kung fu experts. With the help of an old rival they train to get even. Digitally remastered.
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