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Old 11-17-18, 08:00 AM
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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've watched most of Chuck's movies

as an avid martial arts and B movie action fan

Chuck appeared in Way (aka Return) of the Dragon with the legend, Bruce Lee

To this day, still one of the best one of one martial arts fights on screen, in the colessem

then when Chuck starts his own solo movie career, in comparison, he has really wooden, unimaginative, slow as hell fight scenes

I never understood this as a child

but i think it has less to do with Chuck, more to do with at the time, these B grade movie makes like Cannon didnt know how to film fight scenes and the stunt man who Chuck fought were also subpar, compared to the Hong Kong movie industry at the time

nowadays in Hollywood, you can pretty much make anyone look bad ass in a fight scene

Forced Vengeance is probably my fav early Chuck movie
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I'm aware of those since I own them but it's not the same thing 'cause I was just referring to the inserts since the ones posted are regular BD cases.
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Re: The Chuck Norris appreciation thread

If anyone is interested, YouTube movies has multiple old Chuck Norris movies available to watch for free right now. These are all 100% legal streams.

The Cutter. 2005. This was straight to video and his last starring role. He filmed this post Walker Texas Ranger.



After a deadly kidnapping rescue gone wrong, a guilt ridden detective (Chuck Norris) goes out on his own to successfully rescue an aged diamond cutter from the hands of a murderous thief in this action packed thriller. With the kidnapped man's niece Elizabeth aiding in his rescue, Shep learns the diamond cutter perfected his skill during his years as an Auschwitz prisoner. Shep must learn the truth about the cutter's past to unravel the clues and rescue him before it is too late.

The Octagon 1980





Chuck Norris is back in this action-packed martial arts showcase co-starring the legendary Lee Van Cleef. Norris takes on his adoptive brother and a training camp where terrorists are being taught the secret killing techniques of the ninja!




Lone Wolf McQuade 1983




Chuck Norris is Lone Wolf McQuade, a legendary Texas Ranger feared by outlaws and respected by other lawmen. When McQuade uncovers a gun smuggling operation led by an American gangster, the action explodes, with McQuade wreaking havoc on all those who come between him and the law.

Top Dog 1995




Maverick cop Jake Wilder (Norris) is convinced his career has gone to the dogs when he meets his new partner- a mischievous, high-I.Q. canine named Reno. But when a brutal white supremacist plot is uncovered, Jake and Reno join forces to become a two-fisted, four-pawed crime fighting machine in this explosive action thriller.

The Delta Force 1986



Political extremists have taken innocent people hostage…and only super-soldiers Chuck Norris, Lee Marvin and The Delta Force can rescue them in this explosive adventure filled with wall-to-wall action! Martin Balsam and Shelley Winters also star.




I already own The Delta Force on BD, but did watch the YouTube stream. It's a very high quality HD stream. Probably my favorite of his movies.

Not sure how long YouTube has these for, so if you're a fan and have the time, watch them as soon as you can.

So search these movies on YouTube via your TV or streaming device and you should find them.

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Despite obviously knowing who he is I actually donít know that Iíve ever seen one of his movies. Mostly know of him from Walker, Texas Ranger.
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We need the Hitman released on blu.
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Chuck Norris. His lesser known movies

Hero and the Terror.

anyone ever seen that movie?
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Re: Chuck Norris. His lesser known movies

I have seen all of Chuck's movies and own the majority of them on DVD or BD.

I wouldn't say it's lesser known. It's just from my recollection there wasn't a lot of action in it. It was a police serial killer thriller.

I think his more obscure stuff are:

Slaughter in San Francisco - 1970s movie where he plays a bad guy

Bells of Innocence - Christian movie

The President's Man 1 and 2 - Made for TV movies that aired on CBS where he played a secret agent

Logan's War: Bound by Honor - Made for TV movie that aired on CBS in the late 1990s.

The Cutter - His last starring role that went straight to DVD
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Re: Chuck Norris. His lesser known movies

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Hero and the Terror.

anyone ever seen that movie?
Nope, but too funny that you mention that specific film because I just happened to notice that a bunch of Chuck Norris films showed up in my Tubi suggestion area and it includes the well known films like Code of Silence and the more obscure ones like Hero and the Terror. Another obscure Norris film is Silent Rage which I also have on blu. On this site, I bet a lot of folks have seen Silent Rage but the general public that claims to be into Norris films, I bet Silent Rage and Hero and the Terror are ones they have never seen much less are aware of the fact that they are Chuck Norris films. Assuming the aspect ratio is correct (a lot of stuff on Tubi, film or television, is presented in a screwed up ratio that cuts of the sides of a film/show, to the point where during the credits the names that show up are cut off, such as on Hunter it might look like arring Stepfanie Kramer in stead of Starring) I should check out an obscure Norris film on Tubi soon.
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Re: The Chuck Norris appreciation thread

I saw all of Chuck's films in the 70s and 80s when they came out. I was a huge fan, until I learned he was an evangelical/conservative nut. My interest in him has waned since.

I agree with Original Desmond's post from 2018 that his best fight scene ever was with Bruce Lee in Way of the Dragon.
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Re: Chuck Norris. His lesser known movies

well i was watching Hero and the Terror on tv earlier today. It was on some KTTW/Fox channel where all they have is old 1980s and early 1990s flicks like Ghost Town.

Which Chuck Norris movie is the one where it involves a super tough Micheal Myers type killer?

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Nope, but too funny that you mention that specific film because I just happened to notice that a bunch of Chuck Norris films showed up in my Tubi suggestion area and it includes the well known films like Code of Silence and the more obscure ones like Hero and the Terror. Another obscure Norris film is Silent Rage which I also have on blu. On this site, I bet a lot of folks have seen Silent Rage but the general public that claims to be into Norris films, I bet Silent Rage and Hero and the Terror are ones they have never seen much less are aware of the fact that they are Chuck Norris films. Assuming the aspect ratio is correct (a lot of stuff on Tubi, film or television, is presented in a screwed up ratio that cuts of the sides of a film/show, to the point where during the credits the names that show up are cut off, such as on Hunter it might look like arring Stepfanie Kramer in stead of Starring) I should check out an obscure Norris film on Tubi soon.
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Re: Chuck Norris. His lesser known movies

Originally Posted by urrutiap View Post
well i was watching Hero and the Terror on tv earlier today. It was on some KTTW/Fox channel where all they have is old 1980s and early 1990s flicks like Ghost Town.

Which Chuck Norris movie is the one where it involves a super tough Micheal Myers type killer?

That's Silent Rage. He plays a Texas Sheriff fighting a Frankenstein type serial killer. It's considered Chuck's 1st and only horror movie.
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Re: The Chuck Norris appreciation thread

Did anyone order or pick up the new Missing in Action trilogy box set that came out this week from Kino Lorber?

I'm assuming mostly no?

Anyway, I'm a huge Norris fan and got it. I watched Braddock: Missing in Action 3 the other day with the commentary track. Mike Leeder, a HK Action movie producer and film expert along with HK action film pundit Arne Venema do the commentary track.


It's an excellent commentary track. Probably one of the best I've listened to recently. Both of those guys are very knowledgeable about and Chuck Norris and Cannon films along with how cheap they were. It's funny and the two have great banter. I know most of this forum doesn't have time to or lost interest in commentaries, but it's worth a listen if you get this set. I know most commentaries are boring or too technical and dry. But, this was a fun listen. One note they gave in the track that I had no idea of, was that Aki Aleong isn't even Asian.
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Old 01-22-23, 02:11 AM
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Re: Chuck Norris. His lesser known movies

Originally Posted by urrutiap View Post
Hero and the Terror.

anyone ever seen that movie?
I just watched this; it's super boring and forgettable. More like Hero and the Pregnant wife since that's all it wants to focus on for the duration of its runtime. And Billy Drago as a good guy? failed... and lastly, check out the director's filmography...pitiful. I'd give this one 1.5 out of 5 Soon-tek Ohs.
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Re: The Chuck Norris appreciation thread

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Did anyone order or pick up the new Missing in Action trilogy box set that came out this week from Kino Lorber?

I'm assuming mostly no?

Anyway, I'm a huge Norris fan and got it. I watched Braddock: Missing in Action 3 the other day with the commentary track. Mike Leeder, a HK Action movie producer and film expert along with HK action film pundit Arne Venema do the commentary track.

https://twitter.com/bigmikeleeder/st...ZqjNegtPhdc7sQ

It's an excellent commentary track. Probably one of the best I've listened to recently. Both of those guys are very knowledgeable about and Chuck Norris and Cannon films along with how cheap they were. It's funny and the two have great banter. I know most of this forum doesn't have time to or lost interest in commentaries, but it's worth a listen if you get this set. I know most commentaries are boring or too technical and dry. But, this was a fun listen. One note they gave in the track that I had no idea of, was that Aki Aleong isn't even Asian.
Leeder and Venema have done dozens of commentaries together for labels such as 88 Films and Eureka. It's mostly Hong Kong action/martial arts, but there are a few non-Asian titles mixed in there. I've listened to at least parts of most of them. When they're clicking, it's a fun conversation between a couple of super fans. But after listening to them for countless hours, their tics and tendencies definitely start to get on my nerves. Venema seems like a decent guy, but sometimes Leeder comes off as kind of a creep. And I get the sense that when there's something he doesn't know, he's not the type who will defer, and instead will embellish. I don't know that for sure. That's just the vibe I get.
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Old 01-23-23, 10:03 AM
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On ebay blowitoutahere has it for $34.88 + 15% off if buying two or more items. I may still just wait until March to see if it is included in Kino's March Madness sale.
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Leeder and Venema have done dozens of commentaries together for labels such as 88 Films and Eureka. It's mostly Hong Kong action/martial arts, but there are a few non-Asian titles mixed in there. I've listened to at least parts of most of them. When they're clicking, it's a fun conversation between a couple of super fans. But after listening to them for countless hours, their tics and tendencies definitely start to get on my nerves. Venema seems like a decent guy, but sometimes Leeder comes off as kind of a creep. And I get the sense that when there's something he doesn't know, he's not the type who will defer, and instead will embellish. I don't know that for sure. That's just the vibe I get.
Uh Okay, well this was the 1st time I've listened to them and found it much more entertaining than many of the dry technical commentaries that are out there. I did notice that they got a few facts wrong in their commentary like the young actor who played Norris' son in MIA 3. They seemed to have no clue about how he died at such a young age. But it was well documented that he committed suicide. But, I did get a chuckle how they pointed out the continuity errors in this film series. They were a fun listen and if I acquire another BD with them together, I'll probably give it a listen as well.


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. . . but sometimes Leeder comes off as kind of a creep.
You're intuition is not misplaced.

I'd be happy if they just let Frank Djeng do his thing on most of the classic Hong Kong releases, and alternate with these two (and others) rather than stacking them. As much as I love Hong Kong movies, they rarely merit two commentaries. I mean, Djeng is Hong Kong Chinese, grew up there, speaks the language, was a product manager with Tai Seng over here for over a decade (including penning strong liner notes for a lot of their LD releases), and he produces mountains of research for his tracks (or did, anyway; I remember a FB post showing a massive stack of notes/research for some title a couple years back).
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But, this was a fun listen. One note they gave in the track that I had no idea of, was that Aki Aleong isn't even Asian.
Had to double back on this as I didn't really process it the first time I read it. What on earth would make them claim Aki Aleong wasn't Asian? Is being half-Chinese not considered 'Asian' enough in their eyes? Now I'm curious to hear what heritage they attributed to him. Trinidadian? That kind of misstep should cast their research abilities into question.
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Apropos of nothing but when Invasion: USA came out in the fall of 1985 I saw it three times in theaters. Twice on the same weekend. I fucking loved that movie.

"Rostov... it's time to die..."

Plus they shot exteriors are the Dadeland Mall and that evoked a HUGE thrill from South Miami-Dade audiences
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Had to double back on this as I didn't really process it the first time I read it. What on earth would make them claim Aki Aleong wasn't Asian? Is being half-Chinese not considered 'Asian' enough in their eyes? Now I'm curious to hear what heritage they attributed to him. Trinidadian? That kind of misstep should cast their research abilities into question.
Okay I know youíre very meticulous on facts and getting it right. So I listened to that portion of the commentary again, just to make sure I transcribed it right. Leeder was the one who talked about Aki Aleong. He said he worked with Aki in a few movies. He said he was born and raised in Trinidad and Tobago. And later said there was some confusion of his actual ethnicity. Was he Japanese, Filipino, African-American? He never clarified what Akiís actual ethnicity was. So I didnít actually transcribe his comments correctly.

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For a minute there I got Aki Aleong confused with Al Leong. Different generations. Aki Aleong is still working and just turned 88 in December. I remember him playing Anna May Wong's son in an episode of Wyatt Earp from 1960 called "China Mary." Curiously, he was billed then as "John Baxter." It was one of Wong's last acting roles.

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Okay I know youíre very meticulous on facts and getting it right. So I listened to that portion of the commentary again, just to make sure I transcribed it right. Leeder was the one who talked about Aki Aleong. He said he worked with Aki in a few movies. He said he was born and raised in Trinidad and Tobago. And later said there was some confusion of his actual ethnicity. Was he Japanese, Filipino, African-American? He never clarified what Akiís actual ethnicity was. So I didnít actually transcribe his comments correctly.
Thanks for the clarification. Really, though, Mike Leeder and Arne Venema should be more meticulous on their facts so other folks don't have to raise an eyebrow over stuff like this. After all, they're getting paid to do these commentaries as far as I know. It's not volunteer work anymore. As 'rocket1312' mentioned above, Leeder comes off like the kind of guy who'd wing it if he didn't know something or hadn't questioned the person directly, and this kinda proves it. The "confusion" was probably all in his head, presumably based on looks. And admittedly, it's not always easy to find that stuff when dealing with mixed-heritage people from way back, but I googled Aleong's name and the third result gives a bio that mentions his parentage, so it doesn't take much. Mind you, I'm surprised Wikipedia doesn't include that info. Totally understand how Leeder's lack of detail could lead someone to misconstrue that he might not be Asian, though. The commentators could've handled it better, because from the sounds of it they still leave people thinking there's some mystery about Aleong's background. Oh well, good to know how it plays out on the track, anyway.
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For a minute there I got Aki Aleong confused with Al Leong. Different generations. Aki Aleong is still working and just turned 88 in December. I remember him playing Anna May Wong's son in an episode of Wyatt Earp from 1960 called "China Mary." Curiously, he was billed then as "John Baxter."
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