Remember the good ol’ days of Saturday afternoon “Kung Fu Theatre’? I remember it well, as a young kid in Memphis, TN. Every Saturday, from 12-4 PM, a weekly double feature of old school HK staccato paced kung fu movies. Decent to really good action… horrible dubbing! But, if you picked up on that (the audio track was clearly off from the actual spoken words of the characters on screen, sometimes to extremely comical effect), that sometimes just made for further enjoyment of some of the timeless classics, like Ten Tigers of Kwangtung, Snake in the Eagle’s Shadow, and Mystery of Chess Boxing. Each of these movies, along with so many others, had personality and character, and an unspoken memorable quality. It was (at least for me) always something to look forward to.
The same can be said for today’s movies, although they no longer fit into that genre of ‘Kung Fu Movies’. I actually remember seeing a section at a Best Buy location in Memphis a little over a decade ago, where they had, nestled amongst all of the other genres, a kung fu movies section. So do not tell me it is not a real thing!