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Jan 12, 2019 - 3:39:59 PM

mander

USA

2937 posts since 10/7/2007

I suppose we should divide the nominations into three categories: action drama, action comedy, and animation. I can't claim to be the greatest fan on the planet, but I honestly can't think of a Kung Foo movie I didn't love. There's just something about the genre that has high appeal.

Recommendations?

Jan 12, 2019 - 4:01:35 PM

2252 posts since 2/16/2017

Enter the Dragon!

Jan 12, 2019 - 4:07:13 PM

13965 posts since 12/2/2005

Never a big fan of "Kung Fu" movies per se, but one of my favorite movies - period - involves martial arts: Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. It's a beautiful, beautiful film.

Jan 12, 2019 - 4:35:54 PM
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Mooooo

USA

6210 posts since 8/20/2016

I love all the Jackie Chan movies I have seen, and anything with Bruce Lee. I am not a huge fan of the genre, but I liked those guys a lot. I also liked Kill Bill part 2 and Crouching Tiger especially.

Jan 12, 2019 - 5:08:04 PM
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Chris Meakin

Australia

2193 posts since 5/15/2011

Kung Fu specifically - 'Enter the Dragon'.

Modern day martial arts movies in general - Bloodsport, and the Karate Kid, partic. the first one.

Best martial arts movie(s) of all time - lots of the Akira Kurosawa movies, especially 'Ran', 'Seven Samurai' and 'Throne of Blood' - they don't even need subtitles they're so well filmed. For those that don't know, Kurasawa retold quite a few Shakespearean plays set in fuedal Japan.

Jan 12, 2019 - 8:30:03 PM

sgsghbsdxbs

Australia

2994 posts since 2/1/2012

Jet Li would be my favorite martial artist actor but I watched an Indonesian film that was getting great reviews called The Raid and it is a very violent action movie with plenty of martial arts involved. 

 

Jan 12, 2019 - 9:13:43 PM
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13965 posts since 12/2/2005

quote:
Originally posted by Chris Meakin

Kung Fu specifically - 'Enter the Dragon'.

Modern day martial arts movies in general - Bloodsport, and the Karate Kid, partic. the first one.

Best martial arts movie(s) of all time - lots of the Akira Kurosawa movies, especially 'Ran', 'Seven Samurai' and 'Throne of Blood' - they don't even need subtitles they're so well filmed. For those that don't know, Kurasawa retold quite a few Shakespearean plays set in fuedal Japan.


And Hollywood was so impressed that they retold at least one of THOSE as a Western. See: The Magnificent Seven - a re-working of The Seven Samurai, which I don't regard as a kung fu movie, but it too is an intensely beautiful film.

Jan 13, 2019 - 3:08:12 AM

1544 posts since 1/16/2010

MASTER OF THE FLYING GUILLOTINE!!!

Jan 13, 2019 - 3:38:04 AM

4575 posts since 9/5/2006

bloodsport ,,,,, you have been van dammed !!!!

Jan 13, 2019 - 5:03:42 AM

Texasbanjo (Moderator)

USA

22448 posts since 8/3/2003

Never saw one, never thought I'd want to.

Jan 13, 2019 - 6:37:08 AM

382 posts since 4/22/2018

I'm with Skip, Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon. Wonderful,film with amazing visuals.

Jan 13, 2019 - 9:15:10 AM

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Rumble in the Bronx. I require humor with my violence.

Jan 13, 2019 - 11:46:37 AM
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110 posts since 6/25/2015

Kung Fu Hustle. Best ever.

Jan 13, 2019 - 12:19:11 PM

50804 posts since 12/14/2005

For amount of blood spilled, it's hard to beat the "Kill Bill" movies.
Director said he wanted it to look like the people had "three inch veins", like bursting pipes.

Not my favorite, since I don't HAVE a favorite.

Was hoping somebody would come up with a parody of the most beautifully done movie, with a certain Brit rocker in it, call it
"Crouching Jagger, Hidden Drag Queen"

One night, while flipping around the channels, I stumbled across a black & white Kung Fu movie, and I was amazed to discover that I could understand about one word out of four, of the NON-English dialogue. No subtitles!
I know maybe THREE words of actual Chinese.

Then they broke for a commercial, and I discovered that I was watching the local ALL-SPANISH channel.
Took it in Hi Skule ( Class of '64) and had to polish it up a bit, working at the hardware store, where Spanish was the first language of 1/3 of our customers.

Jan 13, 2019 - 6:05:07 PM

68572 posts since 5/9/2007

I enjoy Jackie Chan's work...especially the early stuff.He put a good sense of humor in them.

Jan 14, 2019 - 6:06:30 AM

7 posts since 1/9/2019

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon.

Jan 14, 2019 - 6:35:35 AM
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rinemb

USA

10967 posts since 5/24/2005

While I was finishing college in my home town of Wichita, Kansas I hung a little but legendary bar near campus. A regular who was in the local film business put together a movie and used many of my fellow bar rats and friends in it. I decided I could not miss that many classes to participate (I had recently been married). This movie has become a local cult classic. I still laugh when I watch it, or cry, because many of the actors (and I use that term loosely) are gone now. Here is a more recent review of the movie. I give you "King Kung Fu". Brad

 

Jan 14, 2019 - 6:38:21 AM
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Paul R

Canada

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Video of our dog playing catch. cheeky

Jan 14, 2019 - 7:43:13 AM

1035 posts since 2/10/2013

Those "Kung Fu" movies are a lot like the "Samurai" movies I saw when I lived in Japan. All the guys are constantly angry and the ladies weeping. The hero meets mobs and "punches them out". At end of movie hero moves on. Come to think of it, lots of American westerns used that movie plot.

The modern Chinese "Kung Fu" moves stretch reality. Nowadays the participants can fly or are fantastic leapers.

Edited by - Richard Hauser on 01/14/2019 07:44:05

Jan 14, 2019 - 7:49:08 AM

Paul R

Canada

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And the ten bad guys attack the hero, but each one waits his turn, to be beaten one at a time.

Jan 14, 2019 - 8:15:08 AM

68572 posts since 5/9/2007

Jackie Chan took that to a great comic level.Like going through a complex move and ending up facing in the wrong direction.

Edited by - steve davis on 01/14/2019 08:17:57

Jan 14, 2019 - 10:29:22 AM

92 posts since 4/18/2011

5 Deadly Venoms, awesome Saturday afternoon martial arts movie! As far a beautiful cinematography, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon and House of Flying Daggers.

Jan 14, 2019 - 10:42:20 PM

pickin_fool

Canada

2415 posts since 6/30/2017

i used to watch kung-fu theatre when i was a kid...most of the movies were so bad they were good..the kinds of movies where they are clearly speaking chinese but the words come out in english...they do their super human flying thru the air moves...triple back flips etc etc..

i dont recall the name of this one movie i saw..i probably forgot it subconsciously..but one guy was kneeling on the ground..this other monkey man comes chargin at him amd leaps over his head..a leg on either side of the other guys head...

the guy kneeling makes his right hand into a claw shaped kinda fist and thrashes it over his head as monkey man is leaping...

next scene monkey man lets out an agonizing scream...camera pans to the kneeling guy and he is holding a blood soaked "prize" over his head..no need for me to go into detail about the prize

Jan 14, 2019 - 11:00:32 PM

8827 posts since 8/22/2006

If a television series qualifies. Can I nominate tv's Kung Fu the series grasshoppers?

Edited by - 5B-Ranch on 01/14/2019 23:01:59

Jan 15, 2019 - 4:41:31 AM

Buddur

USA

2634 posts since 10/23/2004

The Crippled Masters

Jan 15, 2019 - 12:18:01 PM

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Enter the dragon

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