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Old 01-10-17, 08:55 PM
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Re: The Chuck Norris appreciation thread

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I remember when Martial Law and Walker were back to back on CBS. The following season Walker copied the Martial Law ensemble by adding a female cop who knew martial arts. Walker was already bad but adding Nia Peeples actually made it worse.
I personally like Nia Peeples. Been a fan since she did Fame in the 80's. So I didn't mind her addition to Walker.

I'm guessing some of your problem with her being on Walker is her tiny stature (5 feet 2 inches and 120 pounds) and beating the shit out of guys 2-3 times her size, then I totally understand.
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Bruce and Chuck in N.Y. (1967)

Chuck wasn't Bruce's first choice to be in Way of the Dragon. He wanted Joe Lewis to take the role but Joe turned him down saying he doesn't want anyone to see him get his ass kicked even though it was fake. Joe was one of the handful of people that actually kicked Chuck's ass in the ring. They were both Bruce's students.

Not too many people outside of martial arts knows this but it was Chuck who taught Bruce how to do high kicks. Prior to that he only did low kicks which was the norm for Wing Chun.

I don't think Bruce Lee is in that picture.
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Re: The Chuck Norris appreciation thread

I'm not a big fan of Delta Force 2 (even though I own it), but I did love this fight scene between Chuck and "Carlos" one of the goons in the movie.


At about the 2:30 mark is when Chuck starts teaching the goon a lesson or two.
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Re: The Chuck Norris appreciation thread

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Also, an interesting tidbit to mention. In the extras of Invasion USA, James Bruner (the writer of several Chuck films) mentioned that Mission in Action 2: The Beginning was actually supposed to be the 1st movie in that series and it was actually filmed 1st. But Cannon liked the Mission in Action better and had that released 1st. Bruner mentioned he was fired during production of MIA 3. He said Cannon went cheap on that movie.
That makes sense, I've always liked Missing In Action 2 more than Missing in Action. It's an underrated series from the 1980s.

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I don't think Bruce Lee is in that picture.
Bruce is standing to Chuck's right in that picture. Bruce Lee had a different look around that timeframe, hanging out in California.
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Re: The Chuck Norris appreciation thread

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I personally like Nia Peeples. Been a fan since she did Fame in the 80's. So I didn't mind her addition to Walker.

I'm guessing some of your problem with her being on Walker is her tiny stature (5 feet 2 inches and 120 pounds) and beating the shit out of guys 2-3 times her size, then I totally understand.
I actually liked her in Fame and she looked really good in her old music videos but your right about her fight scenes. I couldn't suspend my disbelief. She's no Michelle Yeoh.
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Strange. it doesn't look like him at all.
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Re: The Chuck Norris appreciation thread

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Bruce and Chuck in N.Y. (1967)
I believe that's Jhoon Rhee on the far left:

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Jhoon Rhee ended up having a huge chain of martial arts training studios across the country at one time. Jhoon Rhee Karate was huge in the 1980s.
Old 01-20-17, 10:03 PM
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Re: The Chuck Norris appreciation thread

I figured this is probably the best place to put this.

No official release date yet, but looks like Silent Rage is coming to BD later this year from Mill Creek.

http://www.blu-ray.com/news/?id=20626
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Silent Rage coming to Blu-Ray May 16th. It's part of a 3-pack from Mill Creek.
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Re: The Chuck Norris appreciation thread

Hell yea, that is one sweet line-up of films! All three of those are awesome.
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Re: The Chuck Norris appreciation thread

Blind Fury is a good flick.

Norris is a dreadful actor. He seems to have a speech impediment that makes him stumble over words. His politics aside, though, I think he's not a real-life asshole like Seagal. Correct me if I'm wrong.
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That is a great trio of films for a budget pack.
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Apparently Chuck has an IOS game coming out next month. Here's the promo featuring Chuck:




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Still abusing the Just for Men, eh Chuck? Shouldn't you give it up, guy? You're closing in on 80.
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I think that video is the first time Chuck has started to look his age, which is still very good for being in his 70s. You are right he should give up the hair dye at this point.
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I just watched Breaker! Breaker! and really liked it.

Then watched The Rifftrax version and Loved it!
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I got Code of Silence: Special Edition for Christmas (using a gift card) and watched it today with the audio commentary from Andrew Davis.

It's still IMO one of Norris' best movies, but it hasn't aged well at all. Everything about it feels really dated.

But the climatic sequence in the Warehouse with Chuck using the robot Prowler to take out dozens of gangsters was pretty badass though. Henry Silva was a good villain.

Davis' commentary was okay. He's not the most exciting speaker. He does give a few interesting tidbits here and there.

There are a few interviews on the BD and I watched Molly Hagan's interview. It was actually an interesting conversation. She's 56 now, but was only 23-24 when Code of Silence was made. She said that Chuck was nice, but accidentally called his character an asshole and got in trouble from Andrew Davis. Chuck being 44 at the time of filming didn't feel comfortable hugging/comforting her on screen because of the age difference and Hagan told him that you have to do it or your character is an asshole. There's a few other interviews that I might check out at some point.

If you already own the previous MGM BD and don't have time for/don't care about extras, then this new one probably isn't for you. There is no upgraded 2K or 4K transfer. It's the same transfer as the MGM version.
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Getting MGM to do a new film transfer is like pulling teeth. Most of their catalog is still stuck in the early 2000s transfers.
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http://deadline.com/2018/02/chuck-no...ts-1202276773/

Chuck Norris sues CBS for $30M. He claims breach of contract from Walker Texas Ranger profits.

I skimmed through the court documents. He and his production claims they are owed 23% of the $692M in revenue the show has generated to date.

The show does still air in syndication on some networks. I know it airs in sundication on WGN America and some channel called the Inspirational network. So it's still making money years after it ended. He also claims he hasn't been paid a dime from any streaming revenue.

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/th...rofits-1081171

He turns 78 in March, I know he doesn't need the money after his long career. But I'm betting he wants to be sure his kids are financially secure long after he's gone. He has 2 very young kids in addition to his adult children.

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Re: The Chuck Norris appreciation thread

Coming January 15th to BD

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Coming January 15th to BD
What other movies have been sold with that design? I've only seen the 1987 Overboard BD in that style.
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^ I'm aware of First Blood



Back on track, Silent Rage has always been my favorite Chuck Norris movie.
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That's a cool cover, but I already bought the Triple Feature pack from last year. No reason to double dip for artwork.
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I never got into Chuck Norris films... I watched Sho Kosugi ninja films instead.

And his son Kane in Revenge of the Ninja staring at Ashley Ferrare in her wet wifebeater was icing on that cake.


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