Fists of Vengeance - Martial Arts Collection
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16 Fantastic Martial Arts Flicks!
Over 23 Hours of Bone-Crushing Action!
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This action-packed, 4-DVD collection highlights some of the greatest films and legendary masters of martial arts caught on film!
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For the first time, the legends of Martial Arts are gathered together in this ultimate DVD collection that will provide countless hours of adrenaline-filled action!
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BLOODFIGHT: This film follows the standard Modern Martial Arts Movie (MMAM) protocol: you have an underground tournament, an aging sensei, a promising young student, an extra nasty villain who kills the student so that the sensei has to overcome his alcoholism and seek revenge...yadda, yadda, yadda. If training montages are more important to you than acing than this might be your thing.
BRUCE LEE FIGHTS BACK FROM THE GRAVE: Someone else coined the phrase"Bruceploitation" and this movie fits that description perfectly. It starts out with a bolt of lightning striking Bruce Lee's grave (I'm not even sure it's his real grave) and then we transition to a standard "Kung-fu guy deals with some rotten drug smugglers" plotline. The fighting is decent and the dialogue and dubbing are hilariously bad.
CHAMP AGAINST CHAMP: You've got Godfrey Ho directing a movie that includes a hero with one steel leg, a Chinese Viking (kinda), supernatural female ninja, chi-mistresses and a drunken, seriously effeminate and hilarious inn-keeper. I forgot to check if there's even a plot. This is absolutely worth checking out.
CRIPPLED MASTERS: This is only one of the greatest guilty pleasure films of all time!! Two martial artists are crippled by a decidedly evil master. One loses his legs, the other his arms. They find a master who teaches them how to turn their disadvantage into an advantage and they go all Master/Blaster on the bad guys.
DRAGON LEE VS FIVE BROTHERS: A despotic Emperor sends a few of his top goons to ferret out a list of traitors to the crown. Dragon Lee feels he must stop them. This one isn't too special although there are a few interesting oddball characters and a couple decent touches of humor.
THE FIGHTING FIST OF SHANGHAI JOE: This is a Kung-Fu Spaghetti Western directed by Mario Caiano, who directed some of the more interesting Italian horror, crime and sword & sandal movies. Aside from Chen Lee, who plays the titular hero, you've also got Gordon Mitchell and Klaus Kinski!
FISTS OF BRUCE LEE: This chop socker stars Bruce Li as a cop hired to install a security network but is forced to rescue his employer's daughter from some kidnappers.
THE IMAGE OF BRUCE LEE: Bruce Li is Inspector Wang, an undercover police officer working on a case to break open a stolen jewel and money-laundering ring.
KUNG FU - THE INVISIBLE FIST: A Chinese officer investigating a slaver ring discovers that the Japanese are planning to invade China utilizing the slavers' connections. The ending battle between Chen Sing and Yasuaki Kurata is worth the price of admission. Their fighting styles are almost polar opposites and I felt really drawn into the fight. I found myself really rooting for Chen Sing.
KUNG FU FEVER: Bruce Lee's lost secret training manual is lost and several interested parties will stop at nothing to retrieve it. Remember kids, readers are leaders but a secret Finger Technique will help you kick massive @$$!
L.A. STREET FIGHTERS: The Korean street gang angle is a bit tired but this is the first movie I've seen that puts both Tae Kwon Do and Hapkido to good use. This is great for fans of Korean MA.
THE MASTER: It's Lee Van Cleef as a fugitive ninja master. What else do you need to know?
RAGE OF THE MASTER: Typical revenge flick, this is sloppy and pedestrian at best.
THE REAL BRUCE LEE: There are a few vintage clips of a young Bruce Lee here but it's mostly a bizarrely bad Dragon Lee film that the internet thinks was made in Korea. It is definitely so bad it's good, but only if you like them really bad.
SCREAMING TIGER: A genuinely entertaining movie, this one is ostensibly about a guy who goes to Japan to avenge the death of....blah, blah blah. But it's got some great fight scenes, including a kung-fu vs. sumo match-up, and a strange guy who walks around playing a pan pipe with a basket on his head.
I picked this up on an impulse since I found it dirt cheap but it wasn't until I got it home I realized I already had them.
Although I haven't actually compared the print quality (which I'm sure hasn't changed) the only obvious omission besides losing 4 movies is Jimmy Wang Yu's film "Screaming Ninja". It is listed as 101 minute runtime on the previous set while on this one the box refers to it as "Screaming Tiger" with a runtime of 74 minutes. Knowing Mill Creek, neither is right.
I would avoid picking this up unless you don't already own the previously mentioned set or can find it really, really cheap like I did.