Martial Arts Essentials: The Films Of Sammo Hung
Sammo Hung Kim Bo started training in Chinese Opera at a very young age along with future stars Jackie Chan, Yuen Biao, Yuen Wah and many others. It was soon apparent that Sammo had leadership qualities as he needed the troupe from the stage to the silver screen. Sammo has had the distinction of working with the top names in the business including Bruce Lee, Jackie Chan, Jet Li, Van Damme, Stephen Chow and too many more to mention.
This first set of Sammo films showcases his talents as actor, director, producer, stuntman and of course, action director.
Gambling Ghost - It's Sammo times three as he takes on multiple roles. Fat Hung (Sammo) must raise a million dollars to pay off a debt of it's his life. Superb action featuring the Wing Chun style he used in both Warriors Two and Prodigal Son.
Incredible Kung Fu Master - What to do when a student has two masters? Kung Fu ace Tung Wei has this problem as he trains in the styles of Hung Gar and also Wing Chun. When a rivalry develops between the two masters Tung goes to the one man who can help him - Sammo. An absolute classic!
Mandarin Magician - Old school brutal kung fu is the name of the game in this bone crushing masterpiece. Filmed in Thailand the Mandarin Magician is Larry Lee, a real life master who together with Sammo create some of the most vicious action ever!
Burger Cop - Sammo teams up with Yuen Biao and future mega star Takeshi Kaneshiro (House of Flying Daggers) in a film Sammo produced, starred and directs. This cop thriller has his protege Bob Samuels showing off his talents. Action from start to finish!
Hidden Enf-rcers - A retired police officer raises 5 abandoned children and teaches them all his police and fighting skills. Together they become secret enf-rcers against the underworld. A rapid fighting, bullet spitting epic featuring Sammo's hand picked talent!
Return of the Fat Dragon - Sammo is a down on his luck fighter who has resorted to grifting in order to make a living. He gets caught and winds up in prison where he finds redemption and the will to fight again. A great film with some of Sammo's best action.