Friday, July 3, 2009

Kung Fu Movies

Snake in the Monkey's Shadow (1979) - Great, great, great! Movies don't get any more low budget than this. The picture was grainier than a granola bar. So grainy that my nice new HDTV and Blu-Ray couldn't even handle its low-budget-iliciousness. I had to watch it on my laptop.

The plot: Young fish monger gets humiliated by a pair of privleged brothers and must convince a teacher to school him in the art of kung fu so that he can exact revenge.

Favorite Parts: Check out this classic dialogue from an early scene. One of the bad guys, a master of the snake style, sets out to prove his superiority by killing all the kung fu masters he can find.

Today, he confronts a fighter who is trained in the monkey style, and with a sneer, he says, "Today you're gonna die."

And how does the monkey style fighter respond to such a bold and cruel threat?

"It's obvious. You'e conceited."

Oh snap! In your face, Snake Style!

Loved it! Snake in the Monkey's Shadow earns five snakebites.

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