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Old 05-25-04, 09:55 AM
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Recommend some good Old School Kung Fu

I grew up in the 80s watching Kung Fu theater and enjoyed many of them (such as "Master of the Flying Guillitine") but can't remember any of the names of the good movies.

Please recommend good Kung Fu movies!

Maybe some featuring where the hero devises a new fighting form or weapon to defeat the bad guy.

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Old 05-26-04, 12:33 AM
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For some old school kung fu, here are some of my favorites but you may enjoy according to your liking of MAster of the Flying Guillotine

Shaw Bros.

The 36th Chamber of Shaolin
Kid with the Golden Arm
5 Elemental Ninjas (chinese Super Ninjas)
8 Diagram pole Fighter
Return to 36th chamber
Avenging Eagle (has some cool weapons)
5 Shaolin Masters (involves learning new techniques)
Heroes of the East (Shaolin challenges ninja) --involves some weapons
Iron Flag

Other old school films

Drunken Master (Jackie Chan)
Prodigal Son
Magnificent Butcher
Warriors Two
Shaolin v. Lama
Mystery of Chessboxing
Hell's Windstaff

Most of these movies involve the lead actor learning some new form or enhancing his current technique in order to beat the bad guy. If you're interested in Shaw Bros. swordplays, there are a bunch of those as well, and some involve some unique swords.
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Thanks for the recommendations!! I'll check these out.
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Old 05-26-04, 07:08 PM
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Any Bruce Lee ones are pretty good too.
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Iron Monkey is a great movie and a great DVD.
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Drunken Master II
New Legend of Shaolin
Chinese Ghost Story
Green Snake
5 Deadly Venoms

I hear good things about Chunking Express but I haven't actually seen it.
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This is a nice set "10 Faces of Sonny Chiba".
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Old 06-06-04, 01:49 AM
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Well, Chunking Express is a great movie but it's not a kung fu movie....FYI.

Depends on how "old school" you want to get but if you're talking period pieces with some wire-fu, I'd also recommend:

Snake in Eagle's Shadow (Jackie Chan)
Project A (JC)
Project A II (JC)
Miracles (JC; set in 20's)
Once upon a time in China (OUTIC); (Jet Li)
OUTIC II (Jet Li)
Fist of Legend (Jet Li)
Tai Chi Master (Jet Li, Michelle Yeoh)

and I 2nd:

Drunken Master II
Iron Monkey
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Legend of Drunken Master
Fists of Fury
Game of Death
Enter the Dragon
Rumble in the Bronx
Who Am I
Twin Warriors
Fists of Legend
Once Upon a Time in China
Chinese Connection
Return of the Dragon
Shaolin and Wu Tang
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Old 06-13-04, 02:03 AM
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try...

...this thread for some recommendations and discussion:

http://www.dvdtalk.com/forum/showthr...hreadid=128795
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