Post by Long John Silver on Oct 2, 2014 13:41:48 GMT -5
Yeah but I don't tend to like Hollywood action movies in the same way as Kung Fu movies.
I was actually trying to watch One Armed Swordsman VS Nine Killers yesterday but was too tired to finish watching it (its on YouTube).
My favourite ever is really old .. 1979(?), called One Armed Boxer 2 or One Armed Boxer VS the Flying Guillotine. At the beginning of the movie a blind, evil, old kung fu master who disguises himself as a Buddhist monk, gets a messenger bird that informs him that his 2 disciples have been killed by the one armed boxer and they want him to avenge them. He then flips out, randomly kills a chicken with his flying guillotine (a flying umbrella attached to his hand by a chain with spikes on the inside and outside), leaps through the roof of his house and then burns it down with classic gunpowder grenades. Then he goes wandering the land killing any one armed person he finds (remember he's blind too).
Post by Long John Silver on Oct 6, 2014 14:23:59 GMT -5
The genre is certainly global but I just prefer the 70s/ 80s Chinese ones, preferably dubbed, as I hate reading subtitles.
Occasionally you get really good classic style kung fu movies made in later eras but for me there has to be a suitably cheesy element.
Take: The Blade, produced in 1995. It's subtitled, which is annoying but the action scenes are brilliant. It's about a one-armed swordsman with a broken sword and half a burned sword martial arts manual, who befriends a woman who eats pigs... a-holes, for want of a better word, then fights against bandits. It's a typical 'revenge' plot.
Forgot to put a graphic content warning. It is an '18' rated film after all.