Kung Fu: The Complete First Season [3 Discs] [DVD]

  • SKU: 6238868
  • Release Date: 03/16/2004
$24.99

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    Overview

    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (7 out of 7)

    Special Features


    • All-new digital transfers
    • From Grasshopper to Caine, Creating Kung Fu and The Tao of Caine, Production and Beyond chronicle the making of this unique series with cast and creators
    • Subtitles: English, Français & Español
    • Closed Captioned

    Synopsis


    Season one of Kung Fu finds Chinese-American drifter Kwai Chang Caine (David Carradine) solemnly making his way across the Old West, escaping a murder charge (albeit justified murder) hanging over him from his native China. Having once studied for a Shaolin priesthood, Caine is a man of peace and philosophy, keeping his cool no matter how much he is goaded by various western bad guys. But if someone else's life is in danger, or if a weaker person is being persecuted, Caine draws upon his extensive martial-arts skills to vanquish the villains and save the day. During the series' first year on the air, the directors tend to indulge (entertainingly so) in the "trendy" cinematic tricks of the day (1972), with an excess of hand-held camerawork in the fight scenes, slow- and stop-motion sequences, and multi-image scenes reminiscent of such films as The Boston Strangler and The Thomas Crown Affair. Among the guest stars coming in contact with the series' taciturn hero are Barry Sullivan, Robert Urich, Pat Hingle, Geraldine Brooks, Albert Salmi, Sheree North, Will Geer, a ten-year-old Jodie Foster (as a murder witness), and star David Carradine's real-life father, John Carradine, and brother, Robert Carradine.

    Cast & Crew


    • David Carradine - Kwai Chang Caine
    • Keye Luke - Master Po
    • Philip Ahn - Master Kan
    • Radames Pera - Young Caine




    Customer rating

    4.9
    100%
    would recommend to a friend
    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      As good now as when it originally aired

      Posted
      Artisto

      The show revolves around a shaolin monk half american, half chinese named Kwai Chang Kane after killing a prince in China (while defending his master) He is forced to flee China due to a price on his head. Kane comes to America seeking his american roots, but is relentlessly pursued by bounty hunters. The show uses flash backs frome Kanes training at the Shaolin temple to illustrate life lessons.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      A great East meets West series.

      Posted
      Hartley
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      A great East meets West series which is still poignant and effective over 40 years after it's creation. David Carradine is still effective as the wandering Caine, and the morals behind the stories, still relevant.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Brought back memories from long ago

      Posted
      moda
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      Well made series. Lessons stand the test of time in terms of peace or violence to handle matters

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Loved this show

      Posted
      Bobo
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      I remember watching this when I was young, so glad to see this.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Awsome

      Posted
      Stella
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      Great set of movies my boyfriend loves to watch and happy to find at Best Buy.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great TV Series

      Posted
      NghtCrwlr
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      A favorite TV show from the 70's. Looking forward to completing the series.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      very good series

      Posted
      Happygirl
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      Are you old enough to appreciate this movie series.

      I would recommend this to a friend


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