KUNG FU FROM BEYOND THE GRAVE (1982)
starring: Billy Chong · Lieh Lo · Sung Chin Lai ·
Chang Chung-Kuei · Alan Chung
of Hell open, releasing the ghosts of the dead. Young warrior Chun Sing
is visited by his deceased father who warns the young man that an enemy
is coming. The foe is a priest who commands the dark forces of black magic.
Chun Sing challenges the evil monk with the help from a magic book of
spells, a group of friendly ghosts, and a house full of hookers.
Chiu Lee, a prolific actor (appearing in 100+ films since 1969), turned
to occasional directing in the early '80s. He helmed mostly martial arts
and thriller movies, responsible for the Yukari Oshima film A PUNCH
Hong Kong film in English language; original fullscreen format (4:3),
fully uncut (90 minutes
in DVD encoded for ALL REGION NTSC; extras include trailers.
BRUCE LEE FIGHTS BACK FROM THE GRAVE (1976)
director: Lee Doo
starring: Jun Chong · Deborah Dutch (as Deborah Chaplin) ·
Bae Su-Cheon · Anthony Bronson
strikes Bruce Lee's grave and his spirit is reborn. Seemingly, that spirit
now inhabits the body of Bruce K. L. Lea who travels to the United States
to investigate the mysterious death of his brother, a martial arts teacher
in Los Angeles. As soon as he arrives, Bruce gets into a major fight and
then - a bit later - rescues a waitress from a rapist. Her name is Susan
Clark and she happens to be a student of his late brother. Susan tells
Bruce about a lawsuit that destroyed his brother's business and about
five mysterious strangers met with him just before his death. She also
vows to help Bruce find the people responsible for the murder.
The strangest thing about this movie is a persistent rumor over the true
identity of the film's director, a rumor which claims it's Italian genre
maestro Umberto Lenzi. In an interview six months prior to his [October
2017] death, Mr Lenzi was asked if he made this film under a pseudonym.
He replied "You do know why a director uses a pseudonym, no?"
without answering the question but implying that a filmmaker uses an alias
to hide certain works. This is a particularly odd response considering
many of his better motion pictures (ie, HITCHER IN THE DARK)
are signed with a pseudonym.
Hong Kong/American/Korean film in English language; original fullscreen
fully uncut (85 minutes), ALL REGION NTSC; extras include original trailer.