Back in 1986, I saw Kung Fu Zombie, which is my opinion one of the best kung fu movies of all times....billy chong's character of Pang Fung was funny, witty, and, above all, excellent in his fighting techniques.
It was also in 1986 when I saw the trailers to Kung Fu From Beyond the Grave (also starring billy chong). Just having seen Kung Fu Zombie, I thought it would be just as good. Zombies and billy chong...what a great combination.
I didn't find Kung Fu From Beyond the Grave until 2003. This was the biggest disappointment of my life. I had to order it from England. This movie was totally a waste of time. I don't blame the characters...I blame the director. There was nothing special about the fight scenes. The "zombies" were just plain stupid. I was actually embarrassed watching it with my brother, after hyping it up so much all these years! One semi-funny scene was when the wizard calls Dracula to save him. Aside from that, the movie fell flat on its face!!
Maybe I shouldn't be to harsh to Kung Fu From beyond the Grave. I was expecting it to live up to the cleverness and wittiness of Kung Fu Zombie, which is clearly didn't. This movie was a run-of-the-mill kung fu movie. When it was finished, I literally threw the tape in the trash. It was just that awful...
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