Need a consult with a Kung-Fu movie expert

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  1. Chiro75

    Chiro75

    Feb 4, 1999
    OK, I'm 33. When I was a kid (I'd say 8-10 years old?) I remember getting home from church on Sunday and running to the TV where the USA channel played these crazy kung-fu movies all day. Questions:

    1) Does anyone know of a list of these movies that USA channel played? I would love to re-watch some of them.

    2) I remember one where a blind (I think... chances are pretty good as almost all kung-fu masters are blind) master was cornered by a bunch of other dudes. He had white hair and a ling ponytail that went down to his ankles. This mob of street toughs surrounds him and he has this blade hidden in the ponytail, so he starts whipping his head around and takes out all these other kung-fu dudes. Does anyone possibly know the title of that movie?
     
  2. tyr_shadowblade

    tyr_shadowblade

    Jan 3, 2006
    The show was "Kung Fu Theater." I recall seeing the movie of which you speak (or another with the same guy_, but can't recall the title.
     
  3. Chiro75

    Chiro75

    Feb 4, 1999
    Oh yeah, Kung Fu Theater! Awesome! Thanks! Unfortunately there is no show listing I can find online. :(
     
  4. crossada

    crossada Gold Member Gold Member

    May 16, 2004
    i remember seeing amazon having boxsets of the kung fu theater movies. good stuff.
     
  5. Shaolin

    Shaolin

    Apr 25, 2008
    It was most likely a Shaw Brothers movie.
     
  6. knarfeng

    knarfeng senex morosus moderator Staff Member Super Mod Moderator

    Jul 30, 2006
  7. Evolute

    Evolute

    Mar 19, 2001
    I remember that.

    It's been a long time, and I'm not sure I'm remembering correctly, but I think that was a scene from Master of the Flying Guillotine.
     
  8. tyr_shadowblade

    tyr_shadowblade

    Jan 3, 2006
    That is it.
     
  9. GIRLYmann

    GIRLYmann

    Nov 7, 2005
    If you're into blindmen.
    Get a hold of "Zatochi" and his amazing swordsmanship.
    Or skip the subtitles and go for the movie "Blind Fury", starring Rutger Hauer.
     
  10. Evolute

    Evolute

    Mar 19, 2001
    Zatoichi (the recent version, released in American cinemas) was a great movie.
     
  11. Nakano 2

    Nakano 2

    Jan 1, 1999
  12. tyr_shadowblade

    tyr_shadowblade

    Jan 3, 2006
    I don't think so. The "Deadly China Doll" on Amazon is a 3-movie boxed set, none of which seem similar to Flying Guillotine. To which movie where you referring?
     
  13. James Y

    James Y

    Feb 18, 1999
    It doesn't sound like Master of the Flying Guillotine. The blind man in that was a Manchu villain disguised as a Buddhist monk, shaved head and all.

    Hmm. It could have been The Master. That's the original title of a movie that was retitled Three Evil Masters. It's a Shaw Brothers-produced film, and one of the 3 villains has long white hair, and uses his queue (pigtail) as a weapon. It's been remastered and re-released recently by a DVD co. called Mediablasters with original title (The Master) and should not be too hard to find at FYE, Sam Goody/Suncoast, or Best Buy. Or maybe someone has a clip on youtube you could check.

    I've seen a lot of kung fu and other martial arts films over the past 30-something years, and a scene like that could be from quite a few. But if you have a question about an obscure kung fu film, the best place to find an answer to a tough question is to go onto kungfucinema.com. They're probably the most knowledgeable people there about these things.
    Jim
     
  14. James Y

    James Y

    Feb 18, 1999
    Well, on second thought it may not be The Master, if the guy with the pigtail was blind; the arch-villain in The Master is not blind, nor are any of the characters in it. But it has some cracking good action, all the same.
    Jim
     
  15. OutlawAndy

    OutlawAndy

    2
    May 10, 2020
    i am looking for a movie that has 3 bad guys and one is a white haired bad guy with a knife in his ponytail, and another is good with throwing knifes. this is a revenge kung fu movie with the main guy learning kung fu to take revenge against the 3 bad guys
     
  16. cchu518

    cchu518 Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 6, 2013
    The Master aka 3 Evil Masters it's a classic!
     
  17. OutlawAndy

    OutlawAndy

    2
    May 10, 2020
    are you sure because the white haired guy has no knife in his hair and the guy in black does not seem to have throwing knifes
     

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