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(MSN)   Hong Kong movie mogul Run Run Shaw, whose kung-fu movies influenced Quentin Tarantino and other Hollywood directors, is no longer run running at age 107   (movies.msn.com) divider line 37
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2014-01-07 03:57:54 AM
Plot line to every movie they ever made....

Choose one from Column A:
1. You killed Father!!
2. You killed teacher!
3. You Killed Master!

Choose one from Column B:
1. I must impwove my kung fu skills
2. Goes out to mountain to practice moves he was taught
3. Goes out to jungle to practice moves he was taught
All orders come with soup, egg roll, dead villain and fortune cookie

www.trbimg.com

You leave now! You eat too much!
 
2014-01-07 07:38:18 AM

Dahnkster: Plot line to every movie they ever made....

Choose one from Column A:
1. You killed Father!!
2. You killed teacher!
3. You Killed Master!

Choose one from Column B:
1. I must impwove my kung fu skills
2. Goes out to mountain to practice moves he was taught
3. Goes out to jungle to practice moves he was taught
All orders come with soup, egg roll, dead villain and fortune cookie

[www.trbimg.com image 400x600]

You leave now! You eat too much!


Hardly every one since you probably haven't seen em all.  I've probably seen 30 - 40 ("Come Drink With Me is probably my favourite).   Shaw Brothers movies aren't particularly plot driven since they want to pack 60 mins of fighting in a 75 min movie.

Shaw Brothers made the absolute best kung fu flicks for decades.  And their name AND logo is a complete rip on Warner Brothers.
 
2014-01-07 07:39:13 AM

Dahnkster: Plot line to every movie they ever made....

Choose one from Column A:
1. You killed Father!!
2. You killed teacher!
3. You Killed Master!

Choose one from Column B:
1. I must impwove my kung fu skills
2. Goes out to mountain to practice moves he was taught
3. Goes out to jungle to practice moves he was taught
All orders come with soup, egg roll, dead villain and fortune cookie

[www.trbimg.com image 400x600]

You leave now! You eat too much!


You forgot to mention they all drive like shiat.
 
2014-01-07 08:12:53 AM
Christopher Lee whispers "excellent".
 
2014-01-07 08:16:49 AM
Living to 107 is a helluva run.
 
2014-01-07 08:17:02 AM
Aw man, now I need the day off work for a crazy kung fu movie marathon.

24.media.tumblr.com
 
2014-01-07 08:33:07 AM
Geez. It's not news, it's obituaries.com.
 
2014-01-07 08:49:41 AM

jakomo002: Dahnkster: Plot line to every movie they ever made....

Choose one from Column A:
1. You killed Father!!
2. You killed teacher!
3. You Killed Master!

Choose one from Column B:
1. I must impwove my kung fu skills
2. Goes out to mountain to practice moves he was taught
3. Goes out to jungle to practice moves he was taught
All orders come with soup, egg roll, dead villain and fortune cookie

[www.trbimg.com image 400x600]

You leave now! You eat too much!

Hardly every one since you probably haven't seen em all.  I've probably seen 30 - 40 ("Come Drink With Me is probably my favourite).   Shaw Brothers movies aren't particularly plot driven since they want to pack 60 mins of fighting in a 75 min movie.

Shaw Brothers made the absolute best kung fu flicks for decades.  And their name AND logo is a complete rip on Warner Brothers.


The Shaolin Master Killer
 
2014-01-07 08:56:44 AM
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It wasn't just all kung-fu, all the time.
 
2014-01-07 09:00:42 AM
www.soundonsight.org

It used to be that you could turn on a UHF station late on a Friday or Saturday night and be certain you would see that logo and that you were about to see something awesome.
 
2014-01-07 09:04:53 AM
Thank you for the "50 movies for $10.00" box sets, good sir.  Hung over mornings would not have been the same without you.
 
2014-01-07 09:11:45 AM
Is this the thread where all of Fark's movie experts tell us how much Tarantino sucks?
 
2014-01-07 09:15:21 AM

Ebenator: Is this the thread where all of Fark's movie experts tell us how much Tarantino sucks?


It wasnt.
 
2014-01-07 09:32:18 AM
5 Deadly Venoms is the best Kung Fu movie ever.
 
2014-01-07 09:43:49 AM

Ebenator: Is this the thread where all of Fark's movie experts tell us how much Tarantino sucks?


it wasn't...but since you mentioned it:
i'm no "expert", but i know what i like, and tarantino isn't what i like
also not the biggest kung fu flick fan. i like the old ones, especially with all the super high jumping, etc, but i'm no fanboy
 
2014-01-07 09:58:44 AM
107? He got to tell Abe Vigoda to get off his damned lawn.
 
2014-01-07 10:15:11 AM

strangeguitar: 5 Deadly Venoms is the best Kung Fu movie ever.


Uh, no.  "Enter The Dragon" won that category decades ago.
 
2014-01-07 10:29:11 AM
Off the top of my head, some favs
5 Deadly Venoms
Fist of the White Lotus
Shaolin Maser Killer
36th Chamber of Shaolin

I have a big collection of movies from the 'Venom clan' there were all staples in so many Shaw movies and they were all very entertaining chaps.
Interesting fact. Gordon Liu who played Pei Mei (evil, white beard stroking Kung Fu teacher) in Kill Bill was the hero in Fist of the White Lotus in which he fights an evil white beard stroking kung fu master named Pei Mei. Seems Tarantino was also a fan.
 
2014-01-07 10:30:34 AM

Dwight_Yeast: [www.soundonsight.org image 630x261]

It used to be that you could turn on a UHF station late on a Friday or Saturday night and be certain you would see that logo and that you were about to see something awesome.


I was really bummed when the SPEED channel became Fox Sports 2. While I loved having more UFC content on cable, SPEED had a ton of Shaw brothers movies, cleaned up in full widescreen HD. It was like having Kung Fu Theater back, but better.

I've never seen a genre of film that benefited more from widescreen than kung fu movies.
 
2014-01-07 11:25:35 AM
I recognized the name but now also know the story.

I visited a friend at the Chinese University of Hong Kong two years ago and walked past Sir Run Run Shaw Hall every morning for a week. I always wondered about the name but never looked it up.

Thanks, Fark!
 
2014-01-07 11:28:24 AM
let's not forget a little movie called...
www.scificool.com
 
2014-01-07 11:35:01 AM
Loved those Shaw Bros/Cheh Chang flicks growing up.  And, without them would we have had:

thegeekshow.co.uk
 
2014-01-07 12:14:12 PM

Rwa2play: strangeguitar: 5 Deadly Venoms is the best Kung Fu movie ever.

Uh, no.  "Enter The Dragon" won that category decades ago.


Bruce Lee was awesome, but Enter The Dragon is not the best kung fu movie ever.  Most significant one in terms of pop-culture influence in America?  Absolutely.  But the best one ever?  No way.
 
2014-01-07 12:17:09 PM

strangeguitar: 5 Deadly Venoms is the best Kung Fu movie ever.


also in the running

upload.wikimedia.org
 
2014-01-07 12:18:02 PM

Lumbar Puncture: Rwa2play: strangeguitar: 5 Deadly Venoms is the best Kung Fu movie ever.

Uh, no.  "Enter The Dragon" won that category decades ago.

Bruce Lee was awesome, but Enter The Dragon is not the best kung fu movie ever.  Most significant one in terms of pop-culture influence in America?  Absolutely.  But the best one ever?  No way.


I agree it's not the best; I think calling it the coolest would be pretty accurate.
 
2014-01-07 01:17:06 PM

Orgasmatron138: I agree it's not the best; I think calling it the coolest would be pretty accurate.


Tough call.  "Ip Man" is great, Jackie Chan's Drunken Master, Jet Li's Fist of Legend, Gordon Liu's early stuff, etc...

For pure "cool" you'd have include a few John Woo/Chow Yun Fat "Gun-fu" movies.
 
2014-01-07 01:18:25 PM

jakomo002: Orgasmatron138: I agree it's not the best; I think calling it the coolest would be pretty accurate.

Tough call.  "Ip Man" is great, Jackie Chan's Drunken Master, Jet Li's Fist of Legend, Gordon Liu's early stuff, etc...

For pure "cool" you'd have include a few John Woo/Chow Yun Fat "Gun-fu" movies.


Ong Bak and The Protector are pretty awesome movies too.
 
2014-01-07 01:24:34 PM

Gunny Highway: Ong Bak and The Protector are pretty awesome movies too.


Agreed.  Plot-wise a little thin, but holy fark the stunts.  My favourite Thai flicks

/also loved some of Jet Li's historical ones, especially Fearless
//oh crap, Kiss of the Dragon too
 
2014-01-07 01:25:37 PM

Gunny Highway: jakomo002: Orgasmatron138: I agree it's not the best; I think calling it the coolest would be pretty accurate.

Tough call.  "Ip Man" is great, Jackie Chan's Drunken Master, Jet Li's Fist of Legend, Gordon Liu's early stuff, etc...

For pure "cool" you'd have include a few John Woo/Chow Yun Fat "Gun-fu" movies.

Ong Bak and The Protector are pretty awesome movies too.


Not to mention some for pure badassery it's hard to beat Sonny Chiba's The Street Fighter or the recent The Raid movie.
 
2014-01-07 01:31:00 PM

Staffa Kar Therma: let's not forget a little movie called...
[www.scificool.com image 650x976]


Came for the Blade Runner, leaving like tears in rain...
 
2014-01-07 01:54:12 PM

Gunny Highway: jakomo002: Orgasmatron138: I agree it's not the best; I think calling it the coolest would be pretty accurate.

Tough call.  "Ip Man" is great, Jackie Chan's Drunken Master, Jet Li's Fist of Legend, Gordon Liu's early stuff, etc...

For pure "cool" you'd have include a few John Woo/Chow Yun Fat "Gun-fu" movies.

Ong Bak and The Protector are pretty awesome movies too.


"Hard Boiled" (while not a Martial Arts movie), is very high on my list.  John Woo's farewell to the HK Cinema with Chow Yun Fat as Tequila.  Awesome.
 
2014-01-07 02:07:29 PM

Kanemano: strangeguitar: 5 Deadly Venoms is the best Kung Fu movie ever.

also in the running

[upload.wikimedia.org image 190x267]


Yeah I GIS till I was blue in the face searching for a cap of the punch-through kill.  That was some mind-blowing shiat when you're 9 and watching Black Belt Theater on WDRB on a Friday night!

Also, I actually thought Lizard style was a real thing!  I wanted to walk on walls sooo bad!
 
2014-01-07 02:47:31 PM

jakomo002: Orgasmatron138: I agree it's not the best; I think calling it the coolest would be pretty accurate.

Tough call.  "Ip Man" is great, Jackie Chan's Drunken Master, Jet Li's Fist of Legend, Gordon Liu's early stuff, etc...

For pure "cool" you'd have include a few John Woo/Chow Yun Fat "Gun-fu" movies.


All great stuff. And Master of the Flying Guillotine was awesome too, especially considering Jimmy Wang Yu isn't exactly the most talented martial artist around.
 
2014-01-07 03:51:28 PM

Orgasmatron138: jakomo002: Orgasmatron138: I agree it's not the best; I think calling it the coolest would be pretty accurate.

Tough call.  "Ip Man" is great, Jackie Chan's Drunken Master, Jet Li's Fist of Legend, Gordon Liu's early stuff, etc...

For pure "cool" you'd have include a few John Woo/Chow Yun Fat "Gun-fu" movies.

All great stuff. And Master of the Flying Guillotine was awesome too, especially considering Jimmy Wang Yu isn't exactly the most talented martial artist around.


Plus it also had good jumping.
 
2014-01-07 05:03:18 PM

strangeguitar: 5 Deadly Venoms is the best Kung Fu movie ever.


QFT.
 
2014-01-07 09:24:57 PM
There are two kinds of people in this world. People that like kung fu movies, and people that are wrong.
 
2014-01-08 12:13:52 PM

23FPB23: Loved those Shaw Bros/Cheh Chang flicks growing up.  And, without them would we have had:

[thegeekshow.co.uk image 850x637]


Ah yes, the famous lightning lampshade brothers : Keanu , fatso , and sparky.
 
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