Kung Fu Killer (2008) is a English movie. Philip Spink has directed this movie. David Carradine,Daryl Hannah,Jimmy Taenaka,Kay Tong Lim are the starring of this movie. It was released in 2008. Kung Fu Killer (2008) is considered one of the best Action movie in India and around the world.
A Caucasian monk in Shanghai infiltrates the underworld to find the killers of his spiritual female Grandmaster.
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"Kung Fu Killer"'s main drawing card is that it reunites two big names from "Kill Bill" - David Carradine and Daryl Hannah - but let's face it, this is not the shining moment in either of their careers: Carradine is getting too old and static to participate in continuous action scenes, and Hannah has a rather thankless "object of desire" role. The real reason for which I would recommend seeing this film is the presence of Anya as a henchwoman. Apparently she had a near-fatal car accident in 2003, but she returned to her career, and despite a couple of remaining scars, she still looks stunningly beautiful. She also seems to have worked on both her martial arts skills (impressive) and her acting (arguably the best in the film - though her character suffers at points from poor writing, and it seems as if the writers wanted to suggest that she is lesbian but not go "all the way"). The story is kind of slow and plain, but the production values are passable, and there is some good fighting at certain points; I liked how the choreographers incorporated choking / grappling techniques in the fights - particularly when Lin Tong Hsu (the Head Siren) used them! (**)
"White Crane" (Kung Fu Killer) is to me classic David Carradine doing his legendary "Kung Fu" only he's older. If any of you remember his TV shows "Kung Fu" in the 70's and "Kung Fu: The Legend Continues" of the 90's in which Carradine fights in a majestic and powerful way and shares with you his words of wisdom then you should love this, if you have been brought up on the films of Jackie Chan and Jet Li where they jump around like they are on something hitting their opponents a dozen times without defeating them but some how winning in the end then you may not appreciate this style of Kung Fu movie. Daryl Hannah does a good job as a 1930s singer and looks the part and Osric Chau is excellent as a young Kung Fu student.
Were do I start? How bout DO NOT see this movie! I watch almost every Kung Fu/Martial Arts movie that comes out. I love anything with Jackie Chan, Jet Li and any Shaw Bros films. This movie is trash from beginning to end. With an M 15 + rating, there is little to no kill scenes and the fight scene with that decrepit old man hurt to watch. This movies script could have been written by a three year old. The most corny thing I think I have ever seen. I created an IMDb account so I could warn people like myself from wasting their time and money on this abomination of a Kung Fu Film. Apparently there was some acting... I missed it. Do your self a favour (correct spelling in Australia) even with its enticing name, DO NOT do it to yourself, you will only regret it !
It's good to see Carradine at his very best. The story is great and there is just enough violence (and when is violence not a part of the martial arts?) I love stories of old china and this one is great. It's also nice to see Carradine and Hannah together again after Kill Bill. The action shots are better than a lot of other martial arts films. It looks like the director new his martial arts. I recognize the moves in the action, which gives it authenticity. There are millions of martial arts fans around the world starving for more of these types of quality films. Carradine may be getting older but he plays his part well.
Excellent. Only someone who is a fan of the genre would understand what the filmmakers wanted to achieve. C'mon, it's supposed to be dark and violent.Shanghai, 1935, get it? It's smart blend of action and film noir with fantastic tips of the hat to classic films like Five Fingers of Death. The opening is perhaps one of the most staggering (and yes, violent) in recent memory, and, like the the ending, trulyepic. This director pulled out all the stops and he shows an effortless mastery of action and emotion. Carradine's performance is dark, nuanced, his fighting is ruthless. Now that's not to say it isn't flawed in some ways as most films are when they take these kinds of chances, but kudos to some really bold film-making. My advice to the naysayers is to grow a pair, bone up on this genre and appreciate good film-making.