Old School Kung Fu or Gung Fu as many say, is a a period in Asian cinema history that gave us many traditional stories as films from Shaw Brothers and Golden Harvest turned out film after film about Legendary folk heroes and tales of the past Chinese histories.
Other stories evolved around the student teacher scenario or a evil Kung Fu master who would go around killing people and the hero who at all costs would stop him.Many of these films where turned out in Taiwan and as well and many within budget studios who had their own stars to earn money at the box office.
So from a craze started by Jimmy Wang Yu /Bruce Lee and Lo Lieh we look back at some of these classic films from the late sixties which thrived right up to the birth of the modern actioneer and New Wave Kung Fu in the early 80's.
Here we bring you the likes of Angela Mao / Joseph Kuo /Lo Lieh /Alexander Fu Sheng / Jack Long /Mark Long/Tan Tao Liang and many more.
One Armed Swordsman 'The' - 1967 - Chang Cheh recreates action cinema
The Skyhawk 1974 - Kwan Tak Hing plays the legendary Wong Fei Hung
The Rebellious Reign 1980 - Lung Fong stars in a film originally wrote for Bruce Lee
Fearless Hyena 1979 - Jackie Chan in his directorial debut ,and the birth of Kung Fu Comedy
The Streetfighter 1974 -Sonny Chiba in his break through film about Karate
The Big Boss 1971 - Bruce Lee's big breakthrough film ,that sent him to stardom
14 Amazons 1972 - Shaw Brothers Classic about the Woman of the Yang Family.
King Boxer 1972 - Lo Lieh in the film that started a worldwide craze
Lady Whirlwind 1972 - Angela Mao shows she can fight like a man in this classic
Fist of Fury 1972 - Classic Bruce Lee ,who as Chen revenges his teachers death.
Hapkido 1972 - Angela Mao ,Sammo Hung and Carter Wong Know Hapkido.
When Taekwondo Strikes 1973 - Jhoon Rhee , Angela Mao, Sammo Hung plus Taekwondo.
The Tournament 1974 - Angela Mao in this film that features Muay Thai
Heroes Two 1974 - A tale of two legendary Heroes from China's Past
The Himalayan 1975 - Angela Mao /Tan Tao Liang in this fine movie of revenge
Death DUEL 1977 - Derek Yee stars in this Shaw Classic Wuxia Film
Lung Wei-Village 1978 - Polly Shang Kuan and Lo Lieh star in this Taiwan Feature.
36th Chamber of Shaolin 1978 - Landmark Kung Fu from Gorden Liu.
36 Deadly Styles 1979 - Joseph Kuo Directs, Hwang Jang Lee stars with Cheung Lik.
Buddha Assassinator 1979 - Meng Hoi battles Hwang Jang Lee in this Fantastic Film.
Mystery of Chess Boxing 1979 - Director Joseph Kuo sets the screen on fire.
Snake in the Eagles Shadow 1979 - Jackie's breakthrough film from Ng See Yuen.
The Victim 1980 - Sammo Hung and Fighter Beardy give it large,so to speak
Ninja in the Dragons Den 1982 - Conan Lee and Hiroyuki Sanada are in the Den
Taoism Drunkard 1984 - The Yuen Clan get a bit zany in this crazy Fun Film.
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