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Kung Fu Jew


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  • Actors: Tom Jacoby, Darius Van Sluytman, Kesime Bernard, Ricardo Cortes, Phil Scher
  • Directors: Jon Fine, Michael Schiller
  • Writers: Jon Fine, Michael Schiller
  • Producers: Jon Fine, Michael Schiller
  • Format: NTSC
  • Region: All Regions
  • Studio: Freed Pictures / Ain Sof Films
  • DVD Release Date: December 5, 2008
  • Run Time: 30 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 1.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B001N0LEUQ
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #506,245 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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Directed by Jon Fine & Michael Schiller. This is the limited edition 12 year anniversary dvd that includes directors' commentary option and 2 previously unreleased short films from the directors of Kung Fu Jew (Hidden Temple & The Squid Ink Scrolls).

Kung Fu Jew is the story of a martial arts legacy
that spans the ages. The film begins in ancient Israel
where one of the twelve tribes of Israel is scattered
by a Babylonian invasion. After an epic battle that
fuses kung fu mythology with elements of
Jewish mysticism, the film travels to Babylon, Long
Island in 1971. Descendants of the ancient warriors,
a Jewish socialist (Tzadic Yossi) and a black
revolutionary (Shazzam Shabazz Shabbat Shalom)
unite under their shared martial arts heritage to
battle sinister agents of the FBI. The final chapter
finds the children of the idealistic 70's radicals
struggling to reunite the tribe in the racially tense
environment of Brooklyn.

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I realize it was shot a long time ago, but the incoherent editing make the story hard to follow and the production values are lower than those of a typical public access cable show.

If I hadn't been told that certain scenes were supposed to be ancient Israel, I would never have guessed. There's some poured concrete and it looks like a modern construction site or perhaps someone's backyard and garage. A few cute Jewish kung fu puns (Shalom instead of Shaolin) aren't enough to make up for the overall confusion. The dialogue is limited and is frequently interrupted by lame fight scenes that look like high school students ineptly re-enacting scenes from their favorite Bruce Lee movies (which is perhaps what was actually happening).

As amateur filmmaking goes, this is basically an ambitious but messy home movie. If I had paid less, I might feel better about it, but I'm feeling a little cheated. I've seen much funnier amateur efforts online for free.

Incidentally, it didn't help that the DVD I received was poorly made and kept skipping and freezing. I haven't bothered to send it back for a replacement but if I had wanted to watch it again or share it with friends, I would have had to.
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By JuliousBass on March 27, 2014
total crap can't even watch it.
it looks like some handy cam crap.
just the fact that it's for sale confounds me.
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