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This is a run down of my Top 40 kung fu movies of the 1970′s. There were so many great films in this era, i just hope i do this list some justice. The movies chosen are just my personal choice, i understand others might have different views.
Any of the movies that make the Top 40 list must have something special to make it in the first place. So i hope you enjoy my Top 40 Kung Fu movies and some of your favorite movies are in there also.
Here it is, my top 10 kung fu movies of the 70′s. I have really enjoyed putting this list together and whatever ends up as number 1 will also count to the impact that movie as had all over the world since it was released.
10.Disciples Of Shaolin (1975)
Fu Sheng stars as Kuan Feng-yi, »
Other names: 元奎
Nationality: Hong Kong
Workplace: France, Hong Kong, USA
Cory Yuen as been choreographing movies since 1973, is first movie was Chinese Hercules, starring Bolo Yeung. He was a member of the Peking Opera Schools and one of the Seven Little Fortunes. In July 1981, Yuen made his Hong Kong directorial debut in 1982 film Ninja in the Dragon’s Den, along with Hiroyuki Sanada, Conan Lee and Hwang Jang Lee. In June 1985, Yuen made his American directorial debut in 1986 film No Retreat, No Surrender, which marked the film debut of Belgium martial artist actor Jean-Claude Van Damme.
n 1993, he began an alliance and good friendship with action star Jet Li. He directed several of Li’s films, beginning with Fong Sai-yuk and Fong Sai-yuk II, and continuing through The Bodyguard from Beijing, The New Legend of Shaolin and My Father Is a Hero, »
Over the years having watched many kung fu movies, one person as stood out above the rest as my favorite villain, his name is Fung Hak On.
His presence on screen was fantastic, not only a great fighter and villain, but he is also a very good actor and could show lots of emotion with even one single look (Most look’s ended with someone getting killed though).
Birth-date : 18/9/1949
At the start of his career, Fung started off more as a stuntman and also having brief appearances in movies such as Vengeance, Heroic Ones, Water Margin plus many others. A few years later, the director he was working with at the time Chang Cheh, also had an assistant working with him, going by the name of John Woo. John Woo was just learning the process back then, but Fung was glad to work with Woo on his first ever directorial movie The Young dragons. »
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A more accurate translation of the Chinese title is ‘Retribution’ which pretty much sums up what this movie is all about.
Richie Ren plays his former bodyguard, Chor who was tasked to track down the kidnappers and exact brutal retribution on all the perpetrators while capturing every gruesome scene on video.
When it is time to pull the trigger on the last one, Wong has second thoughts however….
Casting wise, it is quite impossible to envisage someone else playing the role of Wong Ho-Chiu as well as Anthony Wong- he managed to annoy and evoke sympathy with equal aplomb. When his character discovered Daisy was dead, Wong’s portrayed the maelstrom of grief, »
Leung Kar Yan was born 20 January 1949, also known as “Beardy”, is a Hong Kong actor and director and despite being one of the most well-known faces in Hong Kong action cinema, he had no kind of martial arts training, relying on his talents to imitate the moves shown to him by the action directors on the set.
Leung Kar Yan has made so many classic kung fu movies, that this was a hard choice to put in order a Top 10, but here goes, i hope you all like it and please feel free to comment at the bottom of the page and also add your own if i miss your favorite out.
10.His Name Os Nobody
I really enjoyed this movie, there are some funny moments throughout the movie and although the kung fu isn’t really the main part of the movie till towards the end, it is still very enjoyable. »
Director Law Wing Cheong's thriller Punished makes its way to DVD today from Indomina Films, and to celebrate the release, they've provided Twitch with three copies of the movie to give away to our readers. First, here's the synopsis for the film: Punished centers around real estate tycoon Wong Ho-Chiu (Anthony Wong). While sheltered in the luxurious trappings afforded by his wealth and power, he suffers an unbearable loss when his daughter Daisy (Janice Man) is kidnapped and killed: a victim of her decadent lifestyle and cocaine addiction. Wong Ho-Chiu turns to his trusted bodyguard Chor (Richie Jen) to seek out the perpetrators and exact revenge. Chor does his employers bidding with an unflinching determination and scarcely contained rage thinly hiddenbeneath the surface. Wong »
Punished Directed by: Law Wing Cheong Written by: Chi Keung Fung Starring: Anthony Wong, Richie Jen, Janice Man, Maggie Cheung Ho Yee Punished is another entry in the revenge genre that continues in its ongoing popularity. A kidnapping occurs with the film non-linearly unraveling the mystery of who is involved. Although there are a few depictions of brutal violence, this film concerns itself mainly with the psychological toll on the perpetrator of revenge. An interesting change is that the physical revenge is performed by a hired-hand of the victim's father. Some people expecting an action film will likely find the character scenes rather bland, but I thought they were interesting in the context of the mystery of revealing who was involved in the kidnapping. The violence is not stylized at all. There are rough and tumble fights rather than wire-work martial arts. And the gunfights are straight ahead "keep shooting until you get shot" matches. »
With this Johnny To-produced thriller making its way to DVD and VOD in January, Indomina has passed along this clip for us to share. Here's that synopsis for the Anthony Wong-starring thriller again: Punished centers around real estate tycoon Wong Ho-Chiu (Anthony Wong). While sheltered in the luxurious trappings afforded by his wealth and power, he suffers an unbearable loss when his daughter Daisy (Janice Man) is kidnapped and killed: a victim of her decadent lifestyle and cocaine addiction. Wong Ho-Chiu turns to his trusted bodyguard Chor (Richie Jen) to seek out the perpetrators and exact revenge. Chor does his employers bidding with an unflinching determination and scarcely contained rage thinly hiddenbeneath the surface. Wong Ho-Chiu goes one step further and orders Chor to »
8 items from 2012
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