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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 09-05-2008, 05:35 AM Thread Starter
 
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Old School Kung-fu flicks..

I've been on a huge fix for those cheesy but awesome Old School Kung-Fu movies since my buddy at work got me re-hooked on em', I love them, can't get enough of them, now I love the new wave wuxia wire-fu films (CTHD, Fearless, Hero, etc..). But I'm talking like the really old school stuff from Shaw Brothers 1960's through early 80's when it started to really become New Wave, anyone else into them and have any great recommendations?

Some of my favorites are:

Drunken Master
Master Killer Trilogy
The Master
Challenge of the Masters
Fist of the White Lotus
Executioners From Shoulin
Heroes of the East
Dirty Ho (Best title ever)
Eight-Diagram Pole Fighter

anything with Gordon Liu and Lo Lieh (Pai Mei FTW!!)

and then of course you have the New Wave non Wire-fu flix like The Protector and Once Upon a Time in China that are very much in the flavor of the Old School and kick serious ass, especially The Protector, OMG!)
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Re: Old School Kung-fu flicks..

Anything with Jackie Chan kicks arse(literally).

I really prefer the old school over the wire-fu stuff coming out nowdays.

We are seeing alot of the older stuff being re-released by Eastern Eye in Australia, and Madman release a few too. Old school Hong Kong Kung-Fu is way better than the majority of cookie cutter action films being released by Hollywood nowdays imho.

Rock on!
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Anything with Jackie Chan kicks arse(literally).
Hell yeah, that's why I mentioned Drunken Master, his best! And it was like the movie that started the whole comedy-fu thing.
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The Drunken Master rocks, I love Jackie Chan. The other day I was watching Enter The Dragon but I haven't finished it so I will see how good that Bruce Lee movie is
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I've been on a huge fix for those cheesy but awesome Old School Kung-Fu movies since my buddy at work got me re-hooked on em', I love them, can't get enough of them, now I love the new wave wuxia wire-fu films (CTHD, Fearless, Hero, etc..). But I'm talking like the really old school stuff from Shaw Brothers 1960's through early 80's when it started to really become New Wave, anyone else into them and have any great recommendations?

Some of my favorites are:

Drunken Master
Master Killer Trilogy
The Master
Challenge of the Masters
Fist of the White Lotus
Executioners From Shoulin
Heroes of the East
Dirty Ho (Best title ever)
Eight-Diagram Pole Fighter

anything with Gordon Liu and Lo Lieh (Pai Mei FTW!!)

and then of course you have the New Wave non Wire-fu flix like The Protector and Once Upon a Time in China that are very much in the flavor of the Old School and kick serious ass, especially The Protector, OMG!)
I love all that kind of stuff!!! My martial arts library is HUGE! I loved the protector too! I recommend you Onbak if you haven't seen it, it is awesome as well!!!
I want to see Jet Li and Tony Jaa in a movie together now that would kick serious ass!!!
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The Drunken Master rocks, I love Jackie Chan. The other day I was watching Enter The Dragon but I haven't finished it so I will see how good that Bruce Lee movie is
"Enter the Dragon" is a Martial Arts classic kid! Bruce Lee was the Hendrix of Martial arts.
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"Enter the Dragon" is a Martial Arts classic kid! Bruce Lee was the Hendrix of Martial arts.
I wasn't even going to mention Bruce Lee, I didn't think I had too, hehe I haven't seen Onbak but I heard about it and is on my must see list if I can find it.
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Re: Old School Kung-fu flicks..

theres this movie "Unleashed" i saw a little while ago its not really an old school kung fu flick i think it has jet li in it its a really cool story one of my favorite kung fu movies out there for sure
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Unleashed was OK, defiantly not one of Jet Li's best though.
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Unleashed was OK, defiantly not one of Jet Li's best though.
Fearless was one of his best
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Fearless was one of his best
Fearless is one of my new favorites. Not just a great kung-fu movie but a great movie - period! Hero was great too. And even though it was kind of an "eh!" American movie, how cool was it to FINALLY see Jet and Jackie in "The Forbidden Kingdom"?
"Once Upon A Time in China" and "Enter the Dragon" are must-sees!
Really, any Bruce Lee movie is a must-see for kung-fu movie fans.
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Yes, Fearless and Hero were some of his best work, but really Once Upon a time in China is IMHO the best Jet Li movie ever, along with Fist Of Legend and The legend.

In a few days The Forbidden Kingdom will be out and I will buy it.

I also absolutely love everything Stephen Chow has done, Kung-Fu Hustle FTW!!

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Fearless was one of his best
yep thats anouther that was absoulutly great i also like kiss of the dragon? i think thats the name its cool too
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I dunno, I think Kiss of the Dragon was to Hollywoodized.
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Agreed^^
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