Pure and unadulterated violence trip from of the best kung fu films you can ever find.
Obviously, I am not from the country that Kung Fu considers home but I am pretty much immersed and among the countless kung fu movies I have seen, these are the best ones.
Some I like for the badass kickass absolute hardcore scenes, some are actually real classic in both cinematography and storyline.
So, what are your favorites?
10. The Thundering Mantis
Starring:Leung Kar Yan || Eddy Ko Hung || Wong Yat Lung || Chin Yuet Sang || Lee Kwan || Fong Min || Ma Chin Ku || Suen Lam || Cheng Feng
About The Movie:
Plot: Ah Chi gets into a fight with a local tough guy, who turns out to be a henchman of Boss Hsia, which forces his master to expel him. But when Hsia and his lackeys kill his friend and mentor, Chi is driven into a cannibalistic rage!
Overview: Ah Chi (Leung Kar Yan) is obsessed with the martial arts; and, more often than not, his kung fu antics get him into trouble. His fight with a local tough guy, who turns out to be a henchman of Boss Hsia (Eddie Kao), forces his master to expel him.
Chi, masterless and working for a fishmonger, meets a crafty kid (Wong Yat Lung), whose uncle Chow Tung (Chien Tat Lung) is a master of the Insane Mantis Fist. Though the crotchety old man refuses to teach Chi his technique, Chi learns what he can in secret. After yet another battle with Hsia’s henchman, the battered Chi is adopted by Chow Tung. But when Hsia and his lackeys kill both Uncle Chow and the fishmonger, Chi is driven into a cannibalistic rage!
9. Once Upon A Time In China
Starring:Jet Li || Biao Yuen || Rosamund Kwan || Jacky Cheung
About The Movie:
Set in late 19th century Canton this martial arts film depicts the stance taken by the legendary martial arts hero Wong Fei-Hung (1847-1924) against foreign forces’ (English, French and American) plundering of China. When Aunt Yee arrives back from America totally westernised, Wong Fei-Hung assumes the role of her protector. This proves to be difficult when his martial arts school and local militia become involved in fierce battles with foreign and local government. As violence escalates even Aunt Yee has to question her new western ideals, but is it possible to fight guns with Kung Fu?
8. Llama vs Shaolin
Director:Tso Nam Lee
Starring:Lo Jui || Chang Shan || William Yen
About The Movie:Lo Jui plays Sun Yu Ting, a kung fu fanatic in search of a teacher. After five years of challenging masters but never being beaten he runs into Hsu Shi (William Yen), a young Shaolin monk who stole money from a gambling match in order to acquire meat and wine for his master, who later discovers Yu Ting inside the Buddhist temple. Although Hsu’s master defeats Yu with ease he refuses to take him on as a student. Yu then resorts to trickery to try and learn techniques from the aged monk. Eventually these antics come to the attention of the senior abbot who expels Yu Ting from the temple altogether.
Yu is only allowed back into the temple after he rescues a girl escaping from the dreaded skyhawk clan. The head of the gang is a chief Lama and sworn enemy of Shaolin who, twelve years ago, stole one of temple’s most treasured martial arts manuals the i-ching manual. Hsu Shi’s master eventually agrees to take Yu Ting on as a student but lessons are cut short when the Lama turns up and kills the master (who was his ex-master). Yu now swears revenge but before he can leave Shaolin he has to learn the Buddhist Finger technique, the only style that can defeat the Lama Chief.
7. 5 Deadly Venoms
Starring: Sheng Chiang || Philip Kwok || Feng Lu
About The Movie: The dying master of the powerful Poison Clan dispatches his last pupil on a crucial mission. Worried that the skills he has taught are being used to evil ends, he orders Yan Tieh to trace a retired colleague and warn him that the fortune he amassed from the clan’s activities is under threat from five of his former pupils, each an expert in his own lethal combat style. Yan must discover the whereabouts and true identities of these masked warriors, and decide which, if any, he can trust to join him in his mission.
6. Fist of Legend
Starring: Jet Li || Yasuaki Kurata || Shinobu Nakayama
About The Movie:Chen Zhen, a Chinese engineering student in Kyoto, who braves the insults and abuse of his Japanse fellow students for his local love Mitsuko Yamada, daughter of the director, returns in 1937 to his native Shangai, under Japanse protectorate -in fact military occupation- after reading about the death of his kung-fu master Hou Ting-An in a fight against the Japanese champion Ryuichi Akutagawa. While overcoming suspicion and ambition within the kungfu school, Chen exhumes his master to prove Hou’s defeat was the result of poisoning. Both nationalities make the case a test of honor, so Chinese and Japanese pride are at stake when it culminates in Chen’s final epic duel against the ruthless, undefeated Japanese general Fujita.
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