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A continuation of the "Kung Fu" TV series set many years later
on 22 October 2010
This 3 hour two-part TV item from 2007, which comes in widescreen but with only stereo sound unfortunately, is like a continuation of Carradine's "Kung Fu" TV series of many years ago. He essentially plays the same character with a different name, White Crane, no doubt for some legal, copyright reasons. It's some years down the line and he is now himself a Master training younger people.
Despite it having been said somewhere that Carradine was too old for the part, I must disagree. He still does some nice fighting (no doubt covered by a stand-in in view of his age and health at the time but who cares) and is still trying to root out the baddies, though this time in a form of revenge which he promised the Grand Master he would not do.
After the start action relocates to Shanghai to see Kane (sorry Crane) in a sharp suit with his long hair slicked and tied back in a ponytail, knocking back scotch in a jazzy nightclub where Daryl Hannah sings, erm, jazz and Kane then takes care of business.
If you liked the "Kung Fu" TV series then this is a must for you. Even if you don't know the series then this is a must for any Carradine or martial arts fan. You can then move back to the "Kung Fu" series.
My only criticism is that a 2007 production should have been in surround-sound as opposed to stereo but you can still rescue a bit of the effect by using the multi-channel audio setting on your DVD player and 3D on your player or flat-panel TV.
This is thoroughly recommended to anyone, especially at the give-away price of 6GBP available. Its just a damned shame that the man is no longer with us so it all ends here.