For as long as I have been reviewin’ fright flicks and grindhouse greats, I have only been sent a Blu-ray containing nothing but trailers, you know, the things I usually fast forward through to get to the good stuff, twice. The cherry popper was the original recipe Kung Fu Trailers of Fury, a two hour plus collection of nothing but commercials for slap (and punch and kick) happy flicks from the golden (Harvest) days of martial arts sin-ema, and the sloppy seconds happens to be it’s sequel, the appropriately named Return of Kung Fu Trailers of Fury!
This is usually the place where I give a lil’ plot synopsis action to ya; but, like it’s predecessor, this has no plot, so I’ll skip right to the meaty bits. This Blu-ray is a full on F’n fist to your fighting bone (what the hell does that even mean?). It’s 2 hours and thirteen minutes of chop sockey action in the mighty martial manner! You get midgets, Kung Fu*king, a pistol shooting Russian (I don’t even…), some random cartoon with demons and shit (naturally), and of course many brawls, battles, and braids. It’s Gordon Liu’s fever dream made a reality, slapped on a disc, and shoved directly into your brain courtesy of someone’s foot.
Trust me; this collection is full of zany ass-foolery a-plenty and well worth your shekels, but I’d be remiss not to mention the ultra-informative audio commentary featuring Ric Meyers (Films of Fury), Frank Djeng (NY Asian Film Festival), Martial Arts Instructor Greg Schiller, and Ric Stelow of Drunken Master Video. It’s well worth the price of admission alone, and chock full of great factoids for the Fu fanatic in us all!
All in all, this release is a great way to acquaint yourself with some titles you may have slept on, as well as serving as a Kung Fu Flick 101 for the neophyte. Plus as with the first title; it would be perfect to have on at a party, because every time you happened to glance up at the screen there is some wacky-ass business going on that’s sure to start some conversation and/or walk outs!