Kung Fu: the Complete First Season

Kung Fu: the Complete First Season

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Cast: David Carradine, Keye Luke, Richard Loo, Philip Ahn

     
 
The complete first season of the ABC action series Kung Fu comes to DVD for the first time from Warner Bros. Home Video. This three-disc set contains all 15 episodes and the 90-minute pilot episode, which originally aired during the 1972-1973 season. The set is presented with an anamorphic widescreen transfer and Dolby Digital mono sound in English. There are

Overview

The complete first season of the ABC action series Kung Fu comes to DVD for the first time from Warner Bros. Home Video. This three-disc set contains all 15 episodes and the 90-minute pilot episode, which originally aired during the 1972-1973 season. The set is presented with an anamorphic widescreen transfer and Dolby Digital mono sound in English. There are no subtitles. Included are the featurettes "From Grasshopper to Caine: Creating Kung Fu" and "The Tao of Kwai Chang Caine: Production and Beyond"

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Co-created by Bruce Lee, ABC's Kung Fu features Hollywood scion David Carradine as Kwai Chang Caine, a man of mixed Chinese and American parentage raised by the Buddhist monks of the Shaolin Temple. Caine -- whose formidable skill for hand-to-hand combat is perfectly tempered by his belief in nonviolence -- kills a member of the Chinese royal family and is forced to take it on the lam in America's western frontier. Pursued by Chinese agents and bounty hunters, the peaceful, priestly stranger with a roundhouse that just won't quit wanders about, searching for his half brother, dealing reluctantly with random injustice, and flashing back to his Temple days. These latter segments put a friendly face on Eastern philosophy for many who grew up in the U.S. in the 1970s, Americanizing the martial arts for the masses and introducing one-with-nature notions to an audience that was otherwise tuning in to watch Caine kick booty. The first season runs to 14 episodes, all included in this three-DVD set, along with a pair of documentaries on the show. Among the familiar faces who pop up in the first year of Kung Fu -- in addition to Carradine's father, John, and brother, Robert -- are John Saxon, Robert Urich, Dean Jagger, Pat Hingle, Merlin Olsen, Andrew Duggan, James Hong, Mako, Richard Hatch, Soon-Teck Oh, Jodie Foster, Geoffrey Lewis, Sheree North, Will Geer, Chief Dan George, Denver Pyle, and Gary Busey.

Product Details

Release Date:
03/16/2004
UPC:
0085392425020
Rating:
NR
Source:
Warner Home Video
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Full Frame]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital Mono]
Time:
13:00:00
Sales rank:
12,178

Special Features

Includes two new documentaries, "From Grasshopper To Caine: Creating Kung Fu" and "The Tao of Kwai Chang Caine: Production and Beyond."

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Scene Index

Side #1 -- Disc 1, Side A
1. Caine [8:41]
2. Simple Request [3:45]
3. "What Is a Railroad?" [8:14]
4. Hear the Grasshopper [3:06]
5. Of Strength... and Rice Paper [2:50]
6. Wisdom of Creatures [5:34]
7. "Run Away" [7:18]
8. In Custody [1:24]
9. A Priest's Ambition [3:10]
10. Pebble Snatched [6:27]
11. Riderless Horses [8:47]
12. Royal Nephew [3:13]
13. Farewells [2:59]
14. Hunter and Hunted [2:09]
15. Battle of the Shaolins [3:24]
16. "Then Let Them Find Me" [3:09]
Side #2 -- Disc 1, Side B
1. Shaolin Days [2:49]
2. Lesson of the Willow [18:01]
3. "What Is Ranch Work?" [6:09]
4. Needs [8:47]
5. Predator and Prey [9:55]
6. Heartbeats [2:42]
7. Roots [5:16]
8. Serenity Johnson [12:30]
9. News of a Half-Brother [7:09]
10. Seeing Without Eyes [8:57]
11. Across the Generations [14:55]
12. Church of the Inner Vision [2:07]
13. Shaolin Days [2:26]
14. Mystery of Lin Wu [11:25]
15. Livvy [10:46]
16. Body of Evidence [11:12]
17. The Inquest [12:16]
18. Student Soong [2:18]
Side #3 -- Disc 2, Side A
1. Shaolin Days [3:55]
2. "All Life Is Sacred" [9:54]
3. The Duel [11:43]
4. Birth and Death [12:12]
5. Legacy of a Sword [9:22]
6. Broken Blade [3:19]
1. Shaolin Days [2:11]
2. Apprehended [11:42]
3. The Unexpected [16:07]
4. Caine in Love [9:08]
5. Betrayal... and Tragedy [7:38]
6. A Father's Words [2:48]
1. Shaolin Days [2:08]
2. No Gun, No Knife [13:50]
3. Sheriff Thoms [7:54]
4. Man of Property [11:51]
5. The Snake Pit [10:03]
6. No Word for Hero [3:21]
Side #4 -- Disc 2, Side B
1. Shaolin Days [2:10]
2. Prospectors [10:05]
3. Hands [12:07]
4. $10,000 Man [14:33]
5. Trapped [8:16]
6. "God Will Smile" [3:11]
1. Shaolin Days [2:10]
2. The Last of Ying [11:28]
3. Way of the Gun [17:18]
4. The Demand: Cloud Shadow [7:10]
5. Manchu Rival [9:28]
6. Find the Path [2:21]
1. Looking for Danny [3:21]
2. Huntoon [9:18]
3. The Rat and the Cat [10:58]
4. The Deer [7:56]
5. "Who Is the Animal Here?" [14:49]
6. Huntoon's Choice [4:05]
Side #5 -- Disc 3, Side A
1. Shaolin Days [2:26]
2. Girl With a Mandolin [10:36]
3. Accused, Tried, Convicted [14:15]
4. Hanging Day [7:41]
5. "I Am a Priest" [11:17]
6. Name for Truth [2:32]
1. Eyewitness [2:31]
2. New Ranch Hand [18:54]
3. Extinguished Flame [7:50]
4. Notion of Manhood [8:27]
5. Prayer of the Mantis [8:44]
6. A Changed Martin [2:58]
1. Handful of Beans [3:14]
2. "What Is Cooperate?" [12:53]
3. How to Survive [12:20]
4. No Fear [6:00]
5. The Cave-In [13:46]
6. One Word of Advice [2:50]
Side #6 -- Disc 3, Side B
1. Shaolin Days [2:11]
2. Different Way of Fighting [8:54]
3. Zolly [16:41]
4. Quicksand [8:18]
5. Justice for All [8:57]
6. Paid in Full [4:49]
1. Good Samaritan [1:52]
2. Gambler's Promise [8:41]
3. Fortune and Misfortune [11:17]
4. Telltale Silhouette [18:55]
5. Confession [7:01]
6. New Beginning [3:01]
1. Shaolin Days [2:26]
2. To Purgatory [16:41]
3. "A Powerful Lot of Hate" [8:45]
4. Posting Bail [6:20]
5. The Gunslinger [14:06]
6. Ashes [2:37]

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Kung Fu: the Complete First Season 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Oh God! For many, many years I have watched this program. And to speak of reruns, they can keep on coming as far as I'm concerned! :) If there is anyone, even to this new generations of peoples who do not remember David....they just don't know what they are missing. This set is highly recommended to people who seek the truth. Sab a nim camente.....
Guest More than 1 year ago
I believe this TV series was the beginning of interest in the Martial Arts movies that abounded in the 1980 up till today. I do not remember how many season's that this series ran, but I want them all! Unlike the often violent movies that followed in this genre, this series is safe for children to watch and the 'lesson's' learned and given still are valuable today. Also nice, is seeing many actors who are now gone again. Also viewing some of today's actors when they were much younger!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Highly recommended for anyone who is interested in the spiritual/philosophical roots of traditional chu'an fa(gung fu) and tode (karate do). The philosophy shared in the series is more relevant today than ever.
Chuji More than 1 year ago
The Kung Fu series played an important part in my life. It inspired me to followed an Eastern philosophy that culminated in me becoming a Taoist priest. No with the vision of the years and traihing I am amazed at how accuarately the series portrayed the philosophy. Kwai Chang Caine brought back many memories.
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