Kung Fu Super 8 Movies
As if I didn’t have enough obsessions, I’ve recently discovered Kung Fu movies came on Super 8 reels, I own a projector and I love Kung Fu movies, so guess what happened?
Anyway, the beauty of collecting these is nobody cares, seriously the three films I showcase here? Under $20. A total win/win.
These fine films will be debuting on my deck this weekend!
Are you ready to get your guts kicked out? YES!
There's actually a 4th release in this series, "Hong Kong Connection" (K13) The series of 4 came in 3 versions – 11 minutes B&W Silent, 8 minutes B&W Sound and 8 Minutes Color Sound – all Super 8.
Ken Films released the majority of these back in the 70s. There's some Bruce Lee films available on Super-8, but they tend to demand higher prices.
These are some of the better examples of Ken Films box art. At some late point they seemed to get consistently better — maybe around the time they were rebranded as United Artists — but many were truly oddball. Castle, Columbia and Disney might have uninspired layouts, but the central art tended to be good stuff from the film itself or its original marketing.
I remember thinking Super 8 was a passing fad, and Standard 8 would last forever.
I love the box art on the Godfathers of Hong Kong. It looks like the dude getting malleted is turning into Jerry Lewis.
"Oh, with the hammer and the hands and the chains and pain… Dean!"