Kung Fury, thoughts?

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Kung Fury, thoughts?

Post by MJMcCready » Sat Jan 30, 2021 1:21 am

The following movie is barely 30 mins long. I find it to be thoroughly entertaining (although rather tongue in cheek in places)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bS5P_LAqiVg&t=996s

What do you think to it. It's an amusing send up of the 1980s I think and well thought out in my opinion.

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Post by John Upham » Sat Jan 30, 2021 11:23 am

MJMcCready wrote:
Sat Jan 30, 2021 1:21 am
The following movie is barely 30 mins long. I find it to be thoroughly entertaining (although rather tongue in cheek in places)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bS5P_LAqiVg&t=996s

What do you think to it. It's an amusing send up of the 1980s I think and well thought out in my opinion.
Who was the first actor to employ Kung Fu (specifically) on a British Televisual programme?
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Re: Kung Fury, thoughts?

Post by Matthew Turner » Sat Jan 30, 2021 11:43 am

Hong Kong Phooey?

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Post by John Upham » Sat Jan 30, 2021 11:47 am

Matthew Turner wrote:
Sat Jan 30, 2021 11:43 am
Hong Kong Phooey?
Close but no cigar : Who was the actor who played Hong Kong Phooey?
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Re: Kung Fury, thoughts?

Post by Matthew Turner » Sat Jan 30, 2021 11:50 am

Are you suggesting that Hong Kong Phooey wasn't real?

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Post by John Upham » Sat Jan 30, 2021 11:54 am

Matthew Turner wrote:
Sat Jan 30, 2021 11:50 am
Are you suggesting that Hong Kong Phooey wasn't real?
He really was a cartoon character but his real name was Penrod "Penry" Pooch voiced by Scatman Crothers.

Anyway, back to the question....
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Re: Kung Fury, thoughts?

Post by MJMcCready » Sat Jan 30, 2021 12:09 pm

The main character in The Water Margin back in 73?

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Post by John Upham » Sat Jan 30, 2021 12:14 pm

MJMcCready wrote:
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The main character in The Water Margin back in 73?
Earlier than that. 1960s is the clue.
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Re: Kung Fury, thoughts?

Post by John McKenna » Sat Jan 30, 2021 2:39 pm

Bruce Lee as Kato in The Green Hornet
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Post by Matthew Turner » Sat Jan 30, 2021 2:47 pm

Pink Panther

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Post by John Upham » Sat Jan 30, 2021 4:10 pm

A further clue : the actor was a lady.
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Re: Kung Fury, thoughts?

Post by Matthew Turner » Sat Jan 30, 2021 4:17 pm

Emma Peel - The Avengers

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Re: Kung Fury, thoughts?

Post by Kevin Thurlow » Sat Jan 30, 2021 4:31 pm

"Emma Peel - The Avengers"

Or was it Tara King? I thought Emma was karate? I suspect the programme makers wouldn't have a clue - it was just a fight sequence to them!

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Post by John Upham » Sat Jan 30, 2021 5:11 pm

Matthew Turner wrote:
Sat Jan 30, 2021 4:17 pm
Emma Peel - The Avengers
Yes, Diana Rigg was the first (real) actor to use Kung Fu on a British television programme.
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Re: Kung Fury, thoughts?

Post by MJMcCready » Sun Jan 31, 2021 2:09 am

In terms of realism I doubt whether that comes close to Kung Fury.

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