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Classic Kung Fu Intros #2 - Shaolin vs. Lama


"The origins of Chinese Gung Fu are shrouded in the mists of antiquity, as far back as prehistoric man, imitating the movements of animals as he sat around the cave-fires. And so the tradition was handed down. But there was no system to it, nor any structure, 'til the Abbot of Shaolin, concerned for the well-being of his monks, refined gung fu into 72 basic styles. As a result, the monks of Shaolin became the leading exponents of gung fu throughout China."

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You have good taste in films! Noticed you like Born Invincible too! :-)

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Love Born Invincible - One of my all-time favorites. I just checked your movie list. Good stuff - alot of similarities in our film tastes. AND you like Dynasty Warriors..... extra points!!!

jaustin035, on Sun Dec 16 2007 18:50:29, wrote something that made me laugh.

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Dynasty Warriors rules! :-)

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Yes, It does. I'm so sad because DW6 is coming out, and my Xbox360 just started going on the fritz. Bad luck indeed.

jaustin035, on Sun Dec 16 2007 18:50:29, wrote something that made me laugh.

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That stinks! :-(

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You gonna get your 360 repaired? Or are you gonna get a new one?

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I would rather get it repaired then spend the money for a new one, however I might wait a bit and just buy an elite if the price drops any. Thing is all my xboxlive info is on that my wonky-machine. I'm giving it a break and hoping that it miraculously fixes itself. It's the fan that blew out (I think.)

jaustin035, on Sun Dec 16 2007 18:50:29, wrote something that made me laugh.

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Watch all your old martial arts films to cheer yourself up! :-)

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Actually lately, It's been Yakuza and Samurai films. Although I just got 2 new Kung Fus: Wang-Yu the Destroyer(Watched last night, pretty crappy even though I love Wany Yu), and Hammer of the Gods(Also Wang Yu, might watch that tonight).

jaustin035, on Sun Dec 16 2007 18:50:29, wrote something that made me laugh.

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Not generally a fan of Japanese cinema. The only Japanese films I really like are Zatoichi (the version with Beat Takeshi) and The Happiness Of The Katakuris.

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Come on, for real? Do you dislike it? I'm not saying you should love it but. BTW, I'm mostly talking about older stuff, anything pre-1975.

jaustin035, on Sun Dec 16 2007 18:50:29, wrote something that made me laugh.

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I haven't a vast experience with Japanese films. The only other ones that I've seen are Gozu (which I can take or leave) and Visitor Q, Boiling Point, Violent Cop, Battle Royale and Audition (all of which I hated). Maybe if I saw some older movies, my eyes would be opened and I'm all for that if you could recommend some titles.

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Yeah Man! (or woman? I don't know?!?).....Ok "Yeah *specific gender here*!. First of all, I am SHOCKED that Gozu is the one that you could take or leave, and that you hated all the rest. I liked Battle Royal, although I watched it with no expectations, and I own Audition but I think it's kinda cool. You haven't seen any of Kurosawa's old stuff? "Seven Samurai", "Yojimbo", "Sanjuro", "Ran",*<- these are samurai flix - just a heads up), "Rashamon","High and Low", "The Bad Sleep Well".
Other stuff -
Hunter in the Dark/Yami no karyudo(1979)
Tokyo Drifter/Tôkyô nagaremono(1966)
The Resurrection of the Golden Wolf/Yomigaeru kinrô(1979)
The Wolves/Shussho Iwai (1971)
The Woman in the Dunes/? (19??)

Start off trying to check those out, and I'll get back with some others. Some will be tough to find, be warned!



jaustin035, on Sun Dec 16 2007 18:50:29, wrote something that made me laugh.

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I'm a woman. I have seen 7 Samurai and that was pretty cool! I'll really try hard to find the others.

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Maybe that's why I had that "psychic gut-check" before I committed to a gender. Close one. As for the movies, all the Kurosawa ones should be relatively easy to find. As for the others, The Woman in the Dunes and Tokyo Drifter may not be too difficult to find if you rent from a place that keeps a decent stocked library, as they have come out in "Criterion Collection" format/DVDs. I'm not sure as to the status of the others but I think I'm gonna try and find them myself around here. Oh, and if you have not seen "Tampopo", I think you should give it a chance. You may be pleasantly surprised. It's late here*1:30 a.m.*, and I'm off to watch "Chinese Boxer" w/ Jimmy Wang Yu. Happy Whatever March Holiday you celebrate!! Until next time Pasghetti, adieu.

jaustin035, on Sun Dec 16 2007 18:50:29, wrote something that made me laugh.

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Not managed to find the films you recommended at my Blockbuster. However I have just rented (and seen) Fury In Shaolin Temple which is good.

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Honestly, I hate Blockbuster. They have the weakest libraries in the rental biz. I'm actually not that surpised. Are you in the U.K. or U.S.? Sorry if I forgot - I do that sometimes. I blame it on my 20's. Who's in Fury @ Shaolin Temple?

jaustin035, on Sun Dec 16 2007 18:50:29, wrote something that made me laugh.

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I'm in the UK. The only Kurosawa film they have is Seven Samurai. I didn't recognise anyone in Fury At Shaolin Temple, though there was a cast member called F--k Cheung (unfortunate)!

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I'll ask my brother-in-law for some ideas as to places where to find rare films over there. As for F--k Cheung, ....I can only laugh.

jaustin035, on Sun Dec 16 2007 18:50:29, wrote something that made me laugh.

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Glad my husband and I aren't the only ones to find F--k Cheung amusing! Saw another martial arts film called Dragon Fighter. It's OK but a bit too brutal for me!

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Is "Dragon Fighter" about slaves in a gold-mine? Does the hero get his hands smashed? I had never heard of it but checked on it here. You guys( gals) in the UK have access to a lot of rare-ish Kung Fu flix that you don't see very much over here.

jaustin035, on Sun Dec 16 2007 18:50:29, wrote something that made me laugh.

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That's the one. Like I say it's quite brutal. There are a couple of really funny bits as well though.

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Hi. I don't know if you've got Movies4Men 2. But they show a lot of martial arts films at weekends (at least they do here in the UK). Recorded Fearless Dragons and Kung-Fu Genius last night. I'll let you know what they're like.

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Hi! The above mentioned films are definitely worth a peep. "Beardy" and Hwang Jang Lee are in the Fearless Dragons!

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You'll have to deduct my extra points. My 360 broke so I got a Wii. No more Dynasty Warriors! However, I did watch The Snake Strikes Back and loved it so I hope that makes up for it! :-)

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My wife wants a Wii. My 360 is still on bricks right now. I'm hoping my parents get me a 360elite for my birthday (Does saying that and being 33 just sound sad?).

jaustin035, on Sun Dec 16 2007 18:50:29, wrote something that made me laugh.

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Not at all. My husband's 31 and he loves the Wii (he loved the 360 til it broke!). We all need to express our kiddie side sometimes anyway! :-)

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I just got a high-quality four pack of movies - Eastern Masters/ Four Swords.
1.Vengeance is a Golden Blade
2.The Wandering Swordsman
3.Have Sword Will Travel
4.The Water Margin

I know you're not a sword-person, but they're pretty good, other then the fact they have no dubbing(which sucks).

jaustin035, on Sun Dec 16 2007 18:50:29, wrote something that made me laugh.

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My husband likes The Water Margin. I've never seen it though. I'll have to check it out! :-)

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That's the main reason I bought the set!

jaustin035, on Sun Dec 16 2007 18:50:29, wrote something that made me laugh.

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Saw Magnificent Natural Fist last night, or at least part of it. Had one or two funny moments but it was quite brutal, which put me off. Have you seen it?

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Who was the star?

jaustin035, on Sun Dec 16 2007 18:50:29, wrote something that made me laugh.

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I can't remember. All I remember is that it was directed by Godfrey Ho.

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God I hate Godfrey! He is the asain cheezmaster!

jaustin035, on Sun Dec 16 2007 18:50:29, wrote something that made me laugh.

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Probably best stay away from this then! :-)

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Keep meaning to ask..... Are you going to see/have you seen Forbidden Kingdom? I've just got to go as Chan and Li are in it! So cool!

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If you can possibly tolerate a Godfrey Ho film I can recommend Revenge Of The Drunken Master.

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This is one of my most favorite of movies; right up their with "The Iron Monkey!"


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