The best weapons experts in kung fu flicks

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kermit
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Postby kermit » Mon Jul 16, 2007 7:05 pm

This seems like a topic that is right up Peringaten's alley.


The flying guillotine is certainly one of the baddest weapons ever.
Not a crazy weapon by fu movie standards, but ive always loved Monkey's size changing staff.

Sammo has been my favourite weapons maestro for a long time. He can kick all kinds of ass with any weapon but especially with twin long knives, three section staff and nunchuks. The man is just a whirling ball of death when he lets fly.

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Postby pollypolly » Mon Jul 16, 2007 7:08 pm

Staying on Lo Lieh and the Shaws, I thought that the 'Dragon Missile' was a great weapon movie. I have to agree though, anything vaguely flying guillotine-esque usually gets the thumbs up from me.

Kwai Chang
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Postby Kwai Chang » Wed Jul 18, 2007 8:34 pm

I recorded a really good documentary about Chinese weapons from the National Geographic Channel. There's actually a bit of debate as to how the flying guillotine worked in reality. During the documentary a group of stuntmen explained a possible scenario.

Princess Blade
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Postby Princess Blade » Thu Jul 19, 2007 7:45 am

I've never seen it.I watch a lot of documentary's but I don't think I watched that one.

Kwai Chang
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Postby Kwai Chang » Thu Jul 19, 2007 11:50 am

The National Geographic Channel screen a lot of martial arts related shows. There was actually a whole night of documentaries about the fighting arts:

1. A Shaolin monk who now lives and teaches in New York.

2. An examination of different styles. Features Dan Inosanto and James Lew.

3. The deadliest Chinese weapons.

4. The Samurai sword. The art of making a sword.

I also recorded a documentary about Shaolin which was screened a few years ago.

Kwai Chang
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Postby Kwai Chang » Mon Jul 23, 2007 2:05 pm

It's just on VHS at the moment. I'm buying a dvd recorder in a few weeks and will be transferring a lot of stuff on tape to dvd-r. I'll let you know when I've made a copy if you are interested.

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Postby azzbamf » Mon Jul 30, 2007 3:26 pm

yea i second shawman i would really liked to have seen them if you can manage it am willing to pay thats if your in the UK that is. no probs if its not possible. thanks

Kwai Chang
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Postby Kwai Chang » Mon Jul 30, 2007 4:01 pm

Yes, I'm in the UK. It'll be a few more weeks until I get the dvd recorder. Afterwhich, I can definitely make a few copies for any interested FLK regulars.


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