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Kung Fu Masters

Sammo Hung

This larger than life Kung Fu star who was trained in acrobatics, martial arts & dance at the Chinese Drama Academy, with pals Jackie Chan & Yuen Baio, eased into film production as a fight choreographer & soon graduated to acting, directing, producing & writing his own action films.

Fact File

Birth Name: Sammo Hung Kam-Bo

Date Of Birth:7th January 1952

Place Of Birth: Hong Kong, China

Nickname:Yuen Chu

Height:5’ 7”

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Sammo Hung & Jackie Chan

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Sammo Hung with long-time pal Jackie Chan in a still from their Kung Fu action flick “My Lucky Stars” (1985). The film was directed by Sammo & also co-starred Yuen Biao.

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Sammo Hung strikes a pose in a publicity still for his U.S. TV series “Martial Law”.

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Sammo Hung with his “Martial Law” co-stars, Arsenio Hall, Kelly Hu & Gretchen Egolf. This publicty still from the popular TV series is now available for purchase. Just click the picture at left for details.

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Sammo Hung’s Top 10 Movies on DVD & VHS

Lady Kung Fu(1972) VHS
When Angela Mao and her friends open a martial arts school to teach the Korean form of self-defense known as Hapkido, they incur the wrath of a local Japanese gang. Now, the stage is set for an all-out war that will leave only one side standing. Sammo Hung co-stars along with Hapkido grandmaster Ji Han Jae and, in an early stunt role, Jackie Chan. AKA: "Hapkido." 91 min. Dubbed in English.

Enter The Fat Dragon [DVD](1978) DVD
The Bruce Lee classic "Enter the Dragon" gets spoofed in this winning mix of laughs and martial arts action from director/star Sammo Hung. Hung plays a Lee-worshipping farmboy who arrives in Hong Kong to work for his uncle and winds up involved with crooks. Roy Chiao, Kin-Ming Lim and Yuen Biao also star. 100 min. Widescreen; Soundtrack: Chinese Dolby stereo; Subtitles: English, Japanese.

Magnificent Butcher [DVD](1979) DVD
Hyperkinetic martial arts epic that spoofs the popular Shaw Brothers efforts and features Yuen Biao, Sammo Hung and Wei Pei as students of famed teacher Wong Fei Hung. When Wong goes away on a business trip, pork vendor Hung is accused of rape and murder, prompting him and his pals to find the real culprits before their teacher returns. Kwan Tak Hing also stars as Wong. 107 min. Widescreen; Soundtracks: Mandarin Dolby Digital 5.1, English Dolby Digital 5.1; Subtitles: English, Chinese; theatrical trailers; photo gallery.

The Filthy Guy [DVD](1980) DVD
Sammo Hung shines in this kung fu fave that finds him as a poor orphan who works for a local village landlord named Chan. When Chan is threatened by some ruthless rivals, he and his son get a quick lesson in martial arts artistry from Hung, preparing them for the ultimate showdown. Carter Wong also stars. AKA: "Return of the Secret Rivals." 88 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English dubbed; theatrical trailers; scene access.

Lightning Kung Fu [DVD](1980) DVD
Martial arts expert Ka-Yan Leung, on the run with his wife from his evil brother, winds up in a small village where local buffoon Fatty (director/star Sammo Hung) tries to become his servant and student. Comedy and drama are well mixed in this lightning-fast action tale. With Yi Chang. AKA: "The Victim." Standard; Soundtrack: English (dubbed) Dolby Digital stereo; scene access.

Project A [DVD](1983) DVD
Amazing amalgamation of action, stunts and comedy, with Jackie Chan (who also directed) as a naval officer in early 1900s Hong Kong who teams with cop Yuen Biao and shady sailor Sammo Hung to tackle ruthless pirates on the South China Sea. Highlights include a wild bicycle chase and Jackie hanging from a clock a la Harold Lloyd. 105 min. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English dubbed 5.1; Subtitles: English; scene access.

The Heart Of The Dragon(1985) VHS
In this mix of astonishing martial arts action, drama and comedy, Jackie Chan plays a cop who wishes to leave his home in Hong Kong, but decides to stay to care for mentally disabled brother Sammo Hung. When Hung gets involved with crooks, Chan goes to work to save him. Emily Chu co-stars. AKA: "First Mission." 89 min. In Cantonese with English subtitles.

Eastern Condors [DVD](1987) DVD
Hong Kong cinema's "round mound of martial arts rebound," Sammo Hung, directed and stars in this action-filled take on "The Dirty Dozen." A group of Chinese convicts are recruited by the U.S. military for a suicide mission deep in the jungles of Vietnam: destroy an abandoned American weapons depot before the Vietnamese find it. With Yuen Biao, Joyce Godenzi, Yuen Wah and Haing S. Ngor ("The Killing Fields"). 94 min. Widescreen; Soundtracks: Cantonese, Mandarin; Subtitles: English, Chinese, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Malaysian, Thai, Vietnamese; trailer; scene access.

Painted Faces(1988) VHS
Set in the famed Peking Opera school in the 1950s, this acclaimed drama traces, with laughs and poignancy, the arduous training of the young students known as the "Seven Little Fortunes," whose alumni includes Hong Kong cinema legends Yeun Biao, Jackie Chan and Sammo Hung (who stars as his own teacher). In Cantonese and Mandarin with English subtitles.

Pedicab Driver(1989) VHS
Lively romantic fable about a pedicab driver's love for a woman in Macao in the early 20th century. There's lightweight comedy and action in this change-of-pace effort from Sammo Hung, known for his fierce kung fu films. 98 min. In Cantonese with English subtitles.

 

Sammo Hung “Kung Fu” Documentaries on DVD

The Art Of Action: Martial Arts In The Movies [DVD](2002) DVD
Trace the evolution of martial arts films and their spread around the world in this action-packed program hosted by Samuel L. Jackson. From rare silent-era clips and the earliest Hong Kong stars to today's Hollywood blockbusters, you'll see breathtaking fight scenes from "Rush Hour 2," "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon," "The Matrix" and more, plus hear from such martial arts cinema notables as Jackie Chan, Sammo Hung, Donnie Yen, John Woo and others. 96 min. Standard; Soundtracks: English Dolby Surround, French Dolby Surround; Subtitles: English, Chinese, French, Korean, Portuguese, Spanish, Thai; trailers; scene access.

Modern Warriors [DVD](2002) DVD
Their thrill-packed films have made the martial arts known around the world. Now such action superstars as David Carradine, Sammo Hung, Jet Li, Cynthia Rothrock and Don "the Dragon" Wilson share their fighting and training styles and the philosophies behind them in this fascinating program. You'll also see exciting kickboxing competition footage and more in a rare behind-the-scenes look. 55 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital stereo; interviews; bonus footage.

 


Sammo Hung at Hollywood Teen Movies

The following Sammo Hung movies are featured at Hollywood Teen Movies
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Enter The Dragon (1973)
The Man From Hong Kong (1975)

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