Kung Fu - Season 1 details
|Starring:||Philip Ahn, Season Hubley, Keye Luke, David Carradine|
|Studio:||WARNER HOME VIDEO|
Kung Fu - Season 1 - Disc 1
|15 Disc 1|
Kung Fu - Season 1 - Disc 2
|15 Disc 2|
Kung Fu - Season 1 - Disc 3
|15 Disc 3|
|Run time:||13 hours 12 minutes|
|Rental release:||05 Jul 2004|
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kung fu completeBy a customer from ireland , 28 Jul 2004
[Highly rated reviewer]I remember this Tv series vaguely from my childhood, never missing it on saturday night. Would it be as good as i remembered?
It is great.
David Carradines tranquil performance is spot on, the Kung Fu fight scenes better and faster than i expected and well written stories. The appealing thing to me about this series is it is myth-making of the charactor of Caine ' They say that shaolin monks can walk through walls', and off course he cooley despatches with 100s of bullys and thugs giving them their just deserts.
The flashback temple words of wisdom stuff though can be a bit contradictory. Did they make it up after a drink or two .?
With the guest stars its interesting to see actors who later became big stars , Robert Urich, Jodie Foster who appears in a very suspenseful espisode.
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Caine rocks!By santaclaws (90 reviews) from Wales , 25 Jul 2013I have only watched Disc 1 so far but that contained the Pilot episode and the first three episodes of the series, each of which were interesting. I am 62 and I remember this series as the birth of the martial arts attraction that the West underwent. Though fight choreography has come a long way in the decades since, this is well worth a watch as the little bits of wisdom thrown out in each episode are useful guidelines for good conduct in life.
Cant watch it.By ManThatYouFear (14 reviews) from Cannock , 03 Jan 2013Never have watched it, been as though it was Bruce lee who fathered it and then got the boot before he could play the lead, i have never had the heart to watch it.
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Kung fu as good as everBy nobbyone (144 reviews) , 12 Dec 2011T his series was all I remembered from long ago. Enjoyed all the episodes (still am actually) Some I had seen before and other not seen, or not rembered. Beware disc one is two sided and there is more on side 2 than 1. Side one is the pilot and studio junk. Nearly 6 hours of viewing on this disc. Watch as there seems to be no labels or info on discs.
Groundbreaking then, still groundbreaking nowBy IndigoCarmine (1 review) from Leicester , 03 Aug 2011Loved this series as a kid, and it was with some apprehension that I rented this to revisit the memory. I have to say it wasn't as good as I remembered...it was actually better. Inspiring stories, good acting (apart from a few minor exceptions), and although maybe not quite as 'deep' as some people make out, it is certainly thought provoking. Some have criticized the fight sequences as being somewhat 'lame', and have said the series would have been better had Bruce Lee been the lead. I disagree completely. The fight scenes here are far removed from the tightly choregraphed sequences in mainstream martial art films, and I think that is a good thing. It keeps things grounded. The fighting often seems clumsy, and reliant on luck as much as skill - just like in real life. And whilst Bruce Lee was a true master of his craft, he was certainly no actor. I seriously doubt he would have matched David Carradine's depth.
Nothing like it todayBy Arhip (20 reviews) from southampton , 30 Aug 2010I wish they could make such thought provoking serries now, Makes you want to be a better person yourself. Caine made life look so simple, everything in black and white. We could do with better role models now, If only we had more Caines, Each episode is like an old much thumbed and love photograph, A joy to watch. I am also old enough to remember the numerous comedy sketches based around the show, classics in their own right. Yes the ability of the 'martial artists' is not up to todays Jackie chan standard, but the actors tried their best, I wonder if it could have been better if Bruce Lee had landed the Caine role?