Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

Kung Fu Book of Caine Paperback – May 15, 1993


See all 2 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
Paperback
"Please retry"
$9.98 $3.81
Best%20Books%20of%202014
NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

Best Books of the Year
Best Books of 2014
Looking for something great to read? Browse our editors' picks for 2014's Best Books of the Year in fiction, nonfiction, mysteries, children's books, and much more.

Product Details

  • Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Tuttle Publishing; 1st edition (May 15, 1993)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0804818266
  • ISBN-13: 978-0804818261
  • Product Dimensions: 7 x 0.6 x 10 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 15.2 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #385,446 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Discover books, learn about writers, read author blogs, and more.

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5 stars
5 star
11
4 star
2
3 star
1
2 star
0
1 star
0
See all 14 customer reviews
What a terrific way to re-live and reminisce about the great old days of the original Kung Fu TV show.
GLENN H
Included in the book is an overview of every episode of all three seasons including a plot summary and listing of the main actors.
J.S. Hicks
It covers all three series plus the pilot movies, and has brief sections on the subsequent sequel series.
Aussie Mark

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

29 of 31 people found the following review helpful By GLENN H on February 21, 2001
Format: Paperback
What a terrific way to re-live and reminisce about the great old days of the original Kung Fu TV show. The book gives a very interesting behind-the-scenes look at the creative and talented writers and actors who worked on the show, and follows with an episode-by-episode synopsis. The book, like the TV show, leaves you wanting more, so I can only hope that more will become available soon. In the meantime, the Book of Caine is a nice addition to any fan's collection.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
25 of 28 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on April 15, 2000
Format: Paperback
This book has it all: a show by show guide, photographs, and more pertaining to the best television program ever. I have even more love towards the show after reading this book!
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
24 of 28 people found the following review helpful By Randy Martens on February 8, 2005
Format: Paperback
When this TV show was originally being aired on ABC back in the early 1970's I was a teenager and never watched it.

But several years later in the late '70's while at college in California, reruns were being shown on some station out there in L.A. - and I became hooked.

The flashback scenes with Masters Po and Kan are FANTASTIC, teach insightful lessons of life to live by, and really are the essence of the show.

Pilato's "Kung-Fu Book of Caine" is an absolutely tremendous supplement to the series, and with all the interesting background information he provides, one can appreciate the show even more.

Yesterday I was even inspired to purchase the recently-released DVD of the first two seasons of "Kung-Fu" here on Amazon [...]
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By J.S. Hicks VINE VOICE on January 28, 2008
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
The book gives a basic overview of the series without getting bogged downed with actor biographies, it sticks right to the series. Included in the book is an overview of every episode of all three seasons including a plot summary and listing of the main actors. It also explores the relationships of the characters to one another especially Caine and his teachers Master Kan and Master Po. A fantastic book that I used extensively as I rewatched the series (all three of the seasons are now available on DVD). An excellent companion to a fantastic show.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By jlf on October 6, 2009
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
This is a fantastic book if you liked the TV series in the 70's, Kung Fu. Or if you would like to learn about it and then watch the show. The author interviewed Carradine and others, has a summary and comments about each episode. Sometimes the masters are quoted, as flashbacks into Caine's life at the temple--these teachings guide him throughout the series. Many comments add to the understanding of the episode and a section on Kung Fu, the Next Generation, and Kung Fu, the Legend Continues. There are many b/w photos to enjoy.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Aussie Mark on December 2, 2012
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
This book is the perfect behind the scenes companion to the TV series. It covers all three series plus the pilot movies, and has brief sections on the subsequent sequel series. There is an insightful but not unduly detailed section which deals with the creation and inspiration behind the series, follwoed by a brief synopsis of each episode with notes about any peculiarities or noteworthy features. Some thought is given to commentary on the philosophy which underpinned the series and there are frequent quotations which work well to recall particualr moments. If you loved the TV series, then this is a must buy. If you are not familiar with a TV show that is now touching 40 years old but which has dated well given its historical setting in the Wild West, then this book is an excellent introduction to what made Kung Fu work so successfully as a concept - before you launch into the TV series themselves, of course!
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By L. Carrara on March 13, 2010
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
If you're a fan, it's a must...if you're just curious, it's quite interesting and entertaining. This book gives you all the background on the creation of the series, it's making, the ending and what came after. If you are currently watching the series on DVD, it's fun to read the story of each episode before viewing. The only thing that's missing here are more anecdotes from the shooting of the series, such as the ones David Carradine talks about on the DVD series. Certainly worth the price!
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?