Kung Fu: The Complete Series Collection [11 Discs] [DVD]

  • SKU: 8522137
  • Release Date: 11/06/2007
$58.99
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Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (21 out of 21)

Special Features


  • David Carradine: Commentary on select episodes
  • Revealing documentary David Carradine's Shaolin Diary - Back to the Beginning
  • 3 outstanding featurettes:
  • From Grasshopper to Caine: Creating Kung Fu
  • The Tao of Caine: Production and Beyond
  • Zen and Now: A Dinner with David Carradine and friends

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

4.6
100%
would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Kung Fu is a great series.

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    TheCardSender
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    I grew up watching the Kung Fu series. I always liked it as a kid, and like it just as much now. It teaches great life lessons, is entertaining, and the Kung Fu is fun to watch. I really enjoy watching these episodes. It is good TV and also brings back old memories. The action is nothing like modern martial arts movies--not nearly as fast paced. It does however illustrate the proper use of Kung Fu. Go buy this series! It is very good.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Episodes with phase out cuts (commercials)

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    Leprechaun
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    Episodes have been digitally remastered with phase outs at commercial points from original television series. Overall, still executes the stories with important life lessons taught from teacher to student and from experiences that main character encounters in his travels in China and America.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A series that you should watch!

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    Amon
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    Growing up in the 80's I watched the Kung Fu series on reruns. I bought the series and could not believe the series was better than I remembered it. Any Kung Fu fan will be delighted with this set. I would recommend this to all Martial Arts fans.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Boot to the head

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    LordEclipse
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    This is the complete collection of the TV series with David Carradine as the wandering monk, framed for his Master's murder. He travels through early United States scenes and offers guidence and wisdom as he goes.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Interesting old show

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    sluggo1967
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    Used to watch this show as a kid with my dad, I havent seen the series from episode 1 to the end, but i will one of these days.....I remember we watched the show every week and my dad liking the messages it gave

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    WHAT MY SPOUSE WAS LOOKING FOR

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    4516
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    EVERY SENIOR WHO LOVED THE ORIGINAL KUNG FU SERIES WANTS TO HAVE THE COMPLETE SET AND MY SPOUSE IS NOT AN EXCEPTION. HE WAS SO HAPPY TO RECEIVE THIS WITH EARPHONES - WHAT A GREAT GIFT!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Reliving an old classic

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    reindeerRN
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    My dad loves them. We would spend hours on Sundays as a child watching this together, and now we can relive the experience. It is nice having them all together in one box set.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Great movie series (Kung Fu)

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    Tina
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    Unfortunately I couldn't see all of the episodes. A few of the cd's didn't show all of the episodes. They would freeze or skip through parts.

    I would recommend this to a friend



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