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    68- The Sentimental Swordsman. Ti Ling starring.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3n7QdtCWnYA

    69- Return of the Sentimental Swordsman. Ti Lung and Fu Sheng starring

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bQ0KC...eature=related

    70- Evil Brain From Outer Space. Ken Itsui starring.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YiPNf...eature=related

    71- That Man in Istanbul. Hort Bucholzz, Klaus Kinski starring. This was a really good spy movie from the 1960's. Very Hard to find.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8hNji...eature=related

    72-Hercules Unchained. Steve Reeves starring

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EDVLm...eature=related
    Last edited by mickey; 02-12-2011 at 02:01 PM.

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    73- Superargo vs Diabolicus (Trailer) Ken Woods starring

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wWYe0JkJdHk

    74- Superargo and the Faceless Giants Ken Woods, Guy Madison starring

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xof1e...eature=related

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-mKqjC82IqU

    Entrees 73 and 74 form the source template for Enter the Dragon. I am the FIRST person to mention this. The ideas stolen from this two flicks include:

    73 a-The opening fight scene

    b- The Braithwaite discussion

    c- The underground fight scene and imprisonment

    74 a- Underground Prisoners Escaping and Fighting their way out

    b- The overhead body lift used by Bolo

    c - Bruce Lee Fighting a villain with an edged weapon

    d- Jumping into a tree

    e- Use of Kidnapping

    These two movies are worth getting just to see the similarities. I did not list them all. One can see similarities to ETD with just the trailer to Superargo and Diabolicus. Once you have you will understand why Clouse and Weintraub did not have a significant hit after ETD.
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    75 - Return of the Tiger (Paul Smith vs. Chang Yi)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fz3mCatqhuw

    Paul Smith is more remembered for his roles in Midnight Express, Popeye, Red Sonja, and Maverick (w/Mel Gibson & Jodie Foster). The main fight is actually between Smith and Ho Chung-Tao/Bruce Li, which comes right after this, but I couldn't find any clips on youtube that show that complete fight. My guess is that Smith's character was inspired by The Six Million Dollar Man and The Incredible Hulk TV series which were popular at the time, probably in Taiwan, too, where Return of the Tiger was filmed.

    76 - The Loot (David Chiang & Hsu Shao-Chiang vs. Phillip Ko and Lily Li)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MR8kLebvSf8


    mickey, I can see the influences that #'s 73 and 74 had on ETD. Also, as has been mentioned many times, Dr. No is known to be a big influence as well.

    But I really believe the reason Clouse/Weintraub never had another hit after ETD is because they kept trying to recapture the 'magic' of Bruce Lee, which was impossible. The reason that ETD was such a success was because of BL, not Clouse or Weintraub. After BL, it was the chemistry between the characters and dialogue. But replace BL with any other actor/performer, and it would have flopped. Supposedly, Clouse had directed an earlier film that impressed BL enough to want him as a director, but Clouse has shown himself to be very limited.
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    77 - Hell's Wind Staff (end fight; Meng Hai, Meng Yuan-Wen & Kwon Young-Moon vs. Hwang Jang Lee)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mbcb6q1Hf2M

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Z0wK...eature=related


    78 - The Young Master

    (Hwang In-Shik unleashed)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1PMhkUH8ARU


    (Hwang In-Shik vs. Jackie Chan)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oa8Cg0wxMyc

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=apMrwJPVq3o


    Number 78, as well as Dragon Lord and a few other films, shows that Hwang In-Shik was far better than he was allowed to show in Way of the Dragon, where he was squashed by Chuck Norris and then by Bruce Lee. If BL's choreography had allowed Hwang to really show off his stuff, Hwang and BL could have potentially created one of the greatest fight scenes; almost certainly the best of BL's fight scenes.
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    80- Blade: Opening Scene, Wesley Snipes starring

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a0mx0dBXkw4

    81- This is the fighting movie that could have been. It is the Pepsi commercial with Beyonce, Pink and Britney Spears. Beyonce has the same weapons that the late Woody Strode had in Spartacus, a very beautiful homage to a great person and a great film:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W7jkygJ_QNo
    Last edited by mickey; 02-19-2011 at 03:00 PM.

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    81- For a Few Dollars More, Clint Eastwood, Lee Van Clief, Gian Maria Volonte:

    Final Duel

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y-rFT...B5994FEFA77974

    Final Duel with Ensemble Concert:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-xPxM...eature=related

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    82 - Lone Wolf & Cub (various scenes w/ Tomisaburo Wakayama)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q_LmrcD938s


    83 - Heroes Two (Fu Sheng, Chen Kuan-Tai, Lau Kar-Wing, Lee Hoi- San, Zhu Mu, etc.)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B2TkNcz0oOk

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=18JCH...eature=related


    84 - Hapkido (demo scene, w/ Hwang In-Shik, Angela Mao, Sammo Hung, Ji Han-Jae, and Carter Wong)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=utFzM...eature=related
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    85 - Shaolin Temple (1982; Jet Li's four-season training sequence, filmed at Shaw Brothers Studios)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fTIm8b9Rft8
    Last edited by Jimbo; 02-20-2011 at 01:53 PM.

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    86 - When Tae Kwon Do Strikes (Jhoon Rhee and Angela Mao vs. Hwang In-Shik)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uQqE24wKIMg

    When TKD Strikes was the only movie appearance of Jhoon Rhee, a well-known TKD pioneer in the U.S., who was often referred to as "The Father of TKD in America."

    87 - The Association (Byong Yu vs. Hwang In-Shik)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g4aZx...eature=related

    Byong Yu was a famous Tang Soo Do (or TKD?) teacher and tournament competitor in the U.S. in the 1970s; he competed against many well-known U.S. fighters of the time, like Joe Lewis, etc. He had many well-known students, including Donnie Williams and Jennifer Garner. This was also Byong Yu's only movie.

    88 - Dragon Lord (Jackie Chan and Huo Hsing vs. Hwang In-Shik)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lPTiy...eature=related
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    The following two have the same opening score:

    89- My Kung fu 12 Kicks, Opening Credits (Bruce Liang, Ku Feng, starring)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ObXWeLAwoy4

    90- Monkey Fist Floating Snake, Opening Credits

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zQp1-iIS0Bk

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    Number 91 has the same opening music; it's from the soundtrack of Day of Anger.

    91 - The Invincible Armour (opening credits, w/ Hwang Jang Lee. Clip also includes John Liu, Lee Hoi-San and a young Yuen Biao)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q81p5a4893k

    end fight: John Liu and Tino Wong vs. Hwang Jang Lee.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xg0YA...eature=related

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    And speaking of Day of Anger.


    92- It was the inspiration to 7 Commandments of Kung fu (Chang Yi, JacK Long):

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kZw-kZZdaC8

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    93 - Sun Dragon (Final fight; Carl Scott & Billy Chong vs. Louis Neglia)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kh-JmxoFN3I


    Carl Scott is a student of Kenpo legend Steve Sanders (Steve Muhammad), and he appeared in only a few movies. He was considered one of the better Western MA-ists to appear in Chinese films.

    Louis Neglia was a kickboxing champion from the New York area, and Sun Dragon was his only(?) acting appearance in a movie.

    Billy Chong, a.k.a., Willy Dozan, was one of the most physically-gifted and charismatic MA movie performers, but was himself in only a few movies in HK/Taiwan. He made many more in his native Indonesia and Malaysia.

    Sun Dragon's story mainly takes place in Arizona, but only a couple of shots were done there, at the Grand Canyon. The vast majority was shot in Taiwan, doubling for Arizona, including this end fight. Sun Dragon was ultra low-budget, and had some of the worst (and weirdest) English dubbing ever, but was fun and the fights are mostly good.
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    94 - Lady Snowblood (trailer, w/ Meiko Kaji. This film was clearly the main inspiration for Kill Bill Vol. 1)


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mMlONL-BR2M
    Last edited by Jimbo; 03-02-2011 at 02:11 AM.

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