Blu-ray: Jackiesploitation - A Treasury of Jackie Chan Inspired Rip-Offs and Copy Cats
PLEASE NOTE: THE FILMS ARE PRESENTED IN STANDARD DEFINITION, ARE NOT NEW SCANS AND HAVE NOT BEEN REMASTERED.
Jackie Chan changed action cinema.
And a lot of people tried to rip him off.
Gold Ninja Video is proud to present some of the best in this ten-movie collection of Jackie Chan imitators and copy cats that feature action movie legends like Angela Mao (DANCE OF DEATH) and Sammo Hung (THE INCREDIBLE KUNG FU MASTER) trying to replicate Jackie’s comedy kung fu success. Special features on this 3-Disc Set include three commentary tracks, video featurettes exploring the history of Simon Yuen (The Real Drunken Master), getting to the bottom of “Is Jackie actually in that movie?” and a new instructional video on how to construct your very own Jackie Chan fight scene at home!
MOVIES INCLUDED ON THIS 3-DISC SET:
MASTER WITH CRACKED FINGERS: A shameless hack job to capitalize on Jackie’s success that takes footage from Chan’s first film Cub Tiger of Kwantung and cuts it into new footage featuring Simon Yuen and a guy who’s supposed to be Jackie, but we only ever see the back of his head!
CUB TIGER OF KWANTUNG: Jackie Chan’s first starring role!
JACKIE CHAN’S 36 CRAZY FISTS: Jackie did a favour for his director friend Chen Chi-Hwa by choreographing this SNAKE IN THE EAGLE’S SHADOW clone - and the distributor went ahead and slapped Jackie’s name in the title, face on the poster, and crowbarred in some behind the scenes footage of Jackie in the opening!
DANCE OF THE DRUNK MANTIS: Yuen Woo-ping directed Jackie to stardom with SNAKE IN THE EAGLE’S SHADOW and DRUNKEN MASTER, so he tried to do it again, this time with one of his brothers in the starring role, in a film that is ten times wilder!
DANCE OF DEATH: Angela Mao does the comedy kung-fu schtick and is fantastic at it, in a film choreographed by Jackie Chan!
METHOD MAN: A jaw-dropping slice of Chansploitation about an acrobatic young man (Peter Chan) out for revenge against the man who killed his family (Casanova Wong)
MYSTERY OF CHESS BOXING: It's chess. It's martial arts. Simon Yuen is there too!
THE INCREDIBLE KUNG FU MASTER: All of the Hong Kong stuntpeople that weren’t involved got together and tried to re-create that Jackie magic! Starring action choreographer Stephen Tung, Sammo Hung and Philip Ko.
TWO WONDEROUS TIGERS: Top-tier Jackie imitator John Cheung tries to win the heart of a young woman by fighting her entire family in a series of expertly choreographed duels.
HELLZ WINDSTAFF: Why get only a single Jackie clone if you can get two for the price of one? Co-starring one of Jackie’s most fearsome foes - Korean super kicker Hwang Jang-lee!
Commentary on MASTER WITH CRACKED FINGERS by Jackie Chan obsessives Will Sloan and Justin Decloux
Commentary on DANCE OF DEATH by Carlo Vanstiphout (Back Row Cinema Blog) and Justin Decloux
Commentary on THE INCREDIBLE KUNG FU MASTER by Alex Chung (Filmmaker and Stunt Artist) and Justin Decloux
IS JACKIE IN THAT?: A Video Saga
THE ART OF PUBLIC DOMAIN MARTIAL ARTS VIDEO: A Video Exploration
CHANTASTIC MADNESS: A Jackiesploitation Trailer Reel
SIMON YUEN - THE REAL DRUNKEN MASTER: A Video Essay
A FUNNY PUNCH TO THE FACE - HOW TO SHOOT A JACKIE CHAN FIGHT SCENE (WITH ALEX CHUNG): A How-To Video
ABOUT THE TRANSFERS:
Eagle Claw Classics series is dedicated to preserving and celebrating widely available, but little respected, martial arts cinema. The films on these discs are presented in standard definition and have not been remastered, but efforts have been made to present them in the most visually pleasing manner using the available elements.