|j lzrd / swift idiot |
Cigar smoker is my favorite.
Benny the Jet auto-five.
It's been a long time since I've watched something like this and said "ooooooh SHIT" out loud.
Thank you, POETV!
If you're fat and you do Martial Arts, you're probably Sammo Hung.
I love the up-down at 4:31.
Go coked-up bionic white guy in make-up!
|Tuan Jim |
That last kick at the end was so good, they wanted to show it to us twice.
Yuen Biao deserves more love, that guy makes the word gravity sound like a bad joke Newton came up with one day.
This ties with the original Drunken Master or the first 2 Police Story films as my fav Jackie Chan movie.
Possibly one of the greatest kung-fu films ever, aside from Riki-oh.
Also, 3:07 showcases man folding like a soft taco. Dedicated stuntmen are the best.
His 80s films are so terrifically good. He and his stuntmen set the bar for hand to hand action films and the only person I can think of that's come close to trying to replicate that today is Donnie Yen.
I'm wondering if it's an age thing. Jackie was so much younger in these films and I'm wondering if his point of view (which from what I understand of what little I know of the way his personality was at the time and his harsh peking opera school training) fueled how he directed these action sequences.
It probably is an age thing, as well as physical limitations from so many injuries sustained from such a extensive career.
Its been said that hes broken just about every bone in his body, but i think the quality of his films makes up for it in some way.
In the final mall scene in Police Story alone, when he slid down the the electrical light rope into the glass ceiling below, he was severly electricuted, fractured his skull (still has the metal plate in his head), was cut up and stabbed by glass, dislocated his pelvis, and broke some ribs.
Not to mention hes also done acrobatics in moving traffic, tumbled across skyscapers and balconies with no safety line, and crawled across hot coals TWICE, because he didnt like the first take. It should be a global holiday when Jackie dies, hes a living matyr.
You can't expect Jackie to do all this stuff again, or something even close. It's not the same breaking a bone when you're 30 than when you are 50, he already showed his skills, i do wish he would stop the hollywood crap he's doign today, but as long as i don't watch it i'll pretend it doesn't exist.
I should have been more specific in regards to what I was saying.
I wasn't really referencing his "big stunts" so much as his fight choreography. He's kickboxing and fighting back in a very vicious manner in these fights. Jackie fights like someone killed a relative of his in these fight sequences. He's throwing elbows and knees to the head and smashing guys into railings and slamming them onto escalators.
His fighting style in his hollywood movies have less viciousness to them. That's the part that I'm wondering if it's age related. Like he's gotten less angry over time so he doesn't bring the pain as much to his adversaries now.
His age is certainly the main reason, i also don't doubt that studios don't want anything to "gritty" in his fights.
Definately age, Hollywood cant showcase the spry Chan of yesterday anymore. But from what ive seen, hes moved more from vicious coreography to using a lot of props like chairs, vases, etc.
But I think hes more than done his share of work.
His newest movie portrays him as a secret agent babysitting a bunch of kids. It might as well be "The Pacifier part 2". But in Jackie's case, I think he does stuff like that just because he loves his work, and he loves to entertain people.
I just noticed the meta ad at the bottom of the video asking "is your husband gay?" THis was timed perfectly with the image of the cigar smoking guy tweaking out.
Heh, asian in whiteface!
Yep, an american kickboxing legend. For this movie Sammo Hung and Benny got the idea to put on eyeliner in order to accentuate his already beady eyes to give himself an almost demonic look.
This is a great interview with him talking about the movie.
|Ranma X. |
The last and perhaps greatest of the Chan/Hung/Biao team-up movies
I thought this was the one where the final guy's fighting style was Boxing.
Which one am I thinking of?
My absolute favorite Kung Fu movie is probably "Shaolin vs Ninja" also known as "Heroes from the east".
Its proto-MMA at its finest and a genuine attempt to reach closure with the Japanese instead of the usual Nationalist bruhaha.
|Banal Intercourse |
Down. Can't find a mirror but I found it in 2 parts:
Holy shit Yuen Biao! Also, has anybody given Jackie Chan's particular style of "escape fighting" a name?
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