That is absolutely fantastic! I've never seen or heard of that paticular film, but it is the disregard for conventional physics, along with the sheer ridiculousness of some of these barmy takes on the martial arts genre that help give it an appeal to me. I mean, surely when they were filming and editing that movie that you linked there, they must have realised the hilarity of what they were doing?TheDude18 wrote:Check out this scene for the ultimate martial arts showdown. Best use of springboards ever! Bonus points if you can work out what music they have ripped off too....
I've just had a quick look through some of my collection, and noticed a movie called The Mighty Four which I also remember having some really “out of the box” physics. At one point, the hero grabs a baddie in each hand and and simply throws them up in the air, never for them to return again. The only thing is, once their bodies have left the upper screen, the shadows of them dangling on the wires are still visible on the floor. As I said though, none of this detracts from the films for me. I find myself in admiration of the ambitiousness of the film makers (who obviously had little money and by the looks of it little experience in film making) that they would even try to pull of such fantastical techniques when relentlessly whipping these films out. So little information is given on the Vengeance DVD selves too, and these films were re named so many times over the years, that it's quite hard to find out any solid, reliable information on them. Somehow that mystery adds another dimension to my appreciation for them.
Unofficial sequel to Lee's last movie, Game of Death
Of the many unofficial sequels to Bruce Lee's movies (usually whipped out by chancers wanting to cash in on his fame), Game of Death II has got to be amongst the best. For me at least, it's just better than it has any right to be. When you consider that they used stock footage of Lee, interjected with Tong Lung playing his double (and also the lead role in the film as Lee's character's brother), it sounds like a complete disaster waiting to happen. The outcome though, at least in my opinion is a respectably polished film (all things considered). The final fight in this flick is one of my favourite of all time.
I couldn't see the fight scene in question as a stand alone video after a (very brief) look on youtube, so here's the full film, if anyone is interested in seeing it.