Kung Fu - The Complete Second Season

( 4 )

Overview

David Carradine began building his image as a cult icon with the success of the television series Kung Fu. This box set contains every episode from the show's second season. Two of the episodes ("The Well, and "The Chalice") are augmented by a commentary track recorded by Carradine himself. A featurette shows Carradine and some associates sitting down to a meal while engaged in an entertaining discussion on a variety of topics. Each of the episodes is presented in the original broadcast aspect ratio of 1.33:1. ...
See more details below
DVD (Full Frame)
$14.99
BN.com price
(Save 50%)$29.99 List Price

Pick Up In Store

Reserve and pick up in 60 minutes at your local store

Other sellers (DVD)
  • All (9) from $13.64   
  • New (6) from $16.27   
  • Used (3) from $13.64   

Overview

David Carradine began building his image as a cult icon with the success of the television series Kung Fu. This box set contains every episode from the show's second season. Two of the episodes ("The Well, and "The Chalice") are augmented by a commentary track recorded by Carradine himself. A featurette shows Carradine and some associates sitting down to a meal while engaged in an entertaining discussion on a variety of topics. Each of the episodes is presented in the original broadcast aspect ratio of 1.33:1. English soundtracks are rendered in Dolby Digital Mono. English, Spanish, and French subtitles are accessible.
Read More Show Less

Special Features

Zen and Now: A Dinner With David Carrdine and Friends; Commentary on 2 key episodes by David Carradine; Subtitles: English, Français & Español
Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Christina Urban
Philosophizing Shaolin monk Kwai Chang Caine David Carradine returns for a second season of Old West action in Kung Fu. The series, co-created by the legendary Bruce Lee, took more of a "bend like a reed" approach to martial arts than viewers might have expected: Caine practiced kung fu, but only to defend himself as he wandered the West, on the run from Chinese assassins who wanted his hide for killing the Emperor's nephew, and stalked by American bounty hunters out for a payday. Spouting Chinese wisdom from his Shaolin teacher, Master Po Keye Luke -- whom we see in flashbacks -- Caine brought a bit of Eastern influence to the cowboys, farmers, and desperadoes he encountered in his travels. The better episodes of Season 2 highlight what Caine did best: help the downtrodden. In "The Chalice," Caine promises a dying priest silver screen stalwart Gilbert Roland to return a stolen church relic, as flashbacks evoke the Catholic priest who helped Caine flee China. Jack Elam plays a farmer who becomes an outcast after marrying a Native American woman in "The Squawman"; in "The Soldier," a young lieutenant Tim Matheson thinks Caine was among the killers that wiped out his troop; in one of the few episodes in which Carradine speaks Chinese, "The Tong," Caine comes to the aid of a missionary woman trying to rescue a Chinese boy from slavery; and in "The Way of Violence Has No Mind," Caine is mistaken for a thief by a vindictive mine owner and almost drowned. Also in that episode, Caine's shirt is ripped off: According to Carradine's book The Spirit of Shaolin, this was done to symbolize the death of Bruce Lee. As with Season 1, the 1973-74 season of Kung Fu contains a plethora of outstanding guest stars: Carradine's father, John, and brother, Bruce; Anne Francis; Slim Pickens; John Barrymore Jr.; Diana Muldaur; Dukes of Hazzard's Boss Hogg, Sorrell Booke; Gilligan Island's "movie star" Tina Louise; future Miami Vice hotshot Don Johnson, as a young boy; and Indiana Jones himself, Harrison Ford, as an outlaw in the episode "Crossties."
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/18/2005
  • UPC: 085393343422
  • Rating:

  • Source: Warner Home Video
  • Region Code: 1
  • Presentation: Full Frame
  • Language: English
  • Time: 19:27:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 3,409

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
David Carradine
Read More Show Less

Scene Index

Side #1 -- Kung Fu: The Complete Second Season, Disc 1
1. Credits [1:19]
2. Deadly Delirium [11:22]
3. Water and the Stick [12:22]
4. Spider and the Fly [13:45]
5. Free to Choose [9:24]
6. Lesson for Caine [2:15]
1. Credits [1:19]
2. Eyewitness [9:12]
3. Falsely Accused [11:29]
4. Master Po on Love [14:32]
5. Priest Vs. Ninja [10:31]
6. The Mirror [2:38]
1. Credits [1:19]
2. A Pebble Called Earth [13:20]
3. Gatling Gun [11:19]
4. Master Po's Gravesite [13:37]
5. Battle for the Chalice [7:07]
6. So Slight a Thing [3:18]
Side #2-- Kung Fu: The Complete Second Season, Disc 2
1. Credits [1:19]
2. Curse of the Brujo [12:40]
3. Sorcerer's Apprentice [12:31]
4. Day of the Devil [8:19]
5. Circle of Doom [12:19]
6. Burying the Past [2:47]
1. Credits [1:19]
2. Horse Thief [13:47]
3. Sodbuster's Big Chance [13:40]
4. Wrong Man [8:17]
5. The Protector [9:41]
6. Bounty Declined [3:37]
1. Credits [1:19]
2. Out of the Mist [12:58]
3. Soul in all Things [8:13]
4. Double-Edged Sword [11:35]
5. Master Kan: Still Water [12:54]
6. Into the Mist [2:53]
Side #3-- Kung Fu: The Complete Second Season, Disc 3
1. Credits [1:19]
2. Sister Richardson [9:16]
3. Master Po on Evil [11:36]
4. Shadow Play [14:45]
5. Silver Arrow [10:42]
6. Footsteps [3:08]
1. Credits [1:19]
2. Seeing Oneself Truly [13:38]
3. Living a Lie [17:50]
4. Fugitives [6:47]
5. Master Kan on Letting Go [8:21]
6. Different Way [2:46]
1. Credits [1:19]
2. The Yes and the No [15:22]
3. The Peacock [13:12]
4. Questions of Reality [9:31]
5. The Motherlode [9:10]
6. Bridge to Tomorrow [2:13]
Side #4-- Kung Fu: The Complete Second Season, Disc 4
1. Credits [1:19]
2. The Chameleon [9:06]
3. Purpose of Discipline [12:25]
4. Three Choices... and a Fourth [16:47]
5. Taking Away the Stick [7:44]
6. Gift of Friendship [3:24]
1. Credits [1:19]
2. Master Po on Freedom [15:38]
3. Wanted: Dead or Alive [12:39]
4. Coal and the Flame [10:32]
5. Completely Free? [7:36]
6. Serving [2:19]
1. Credits [1:19]
2. Paid in Full [12:49]
3. A Gift too Lavish [15:46]
4. Unwilling to Escape [8:40]
5. Losing the Edge [8:56]
6. Love's Gain [2:56]
Side #5-- Kung Fu: The Complete Second Season, Disc 5
1. Credits [1:20]
2. The Book [16:31]
3. Master Kan on Law [9:12]
4. Sentence: Hanging [8:25]
5. Not His Father [12:05]
6. Bury the Book [3:20]
1. Credits [1:19]
2. The Marsh [14:58]
3. About Jason Norman [9:57]
4. Master Kan on the Truth of Man [8:06]
5. Proof [13:01]
6. A Necklace [3:36]
1. Credits [1:19]
2. Master Kan on Violence [14:58]
3. One With the Earth [9:57]
4. Master Po on True Strength [8:06]
5. Caine/Lee Big Brawl [13:01]
6. One Law [3:36]
Side #6-- Kung Fu: The Complete Second Season, Disc 6
1. Credits [1:19]
2. Master Kan on Service I [8:36]
3. Master Kan on Service II [17:11]
4. Greater Need [9:43]
5. Hand Vs. Sword [11:36]
6. Folds of the Garment [2:24]
1. Credits [1:19]
2. Brothel Key [13:31]
3. Sign of the Shaolin [10:56]
4. Cinnamon's Shaolin Cennection [10:40]
5. Night Siege [11:05]
6. Grow Strong and Bloom [3:08]
1. Credits [1:20]
2. At War [9:06]
3. Surviving [15:20]
4. Mr. Harrison [12:20]
5. Acceptance [9:13]
6. Right Cause [3:05]
Side #7-- Kung Fu: The Complete Second Season, Disc 7
1. Credits [1:19]
2. Caine Vs. Chen Yi I [15:17]
3. Jailhouse Visit [10:39]
4. Caine Vs. Chen Yi II [13:59]
5. Painful Truths [6:29]
6. Th Ant [3:06]
1. Credits [1:19]
2. Scarecrow [15:37]
3. High Tribunal [10:45]
4. Caine's Pain [11:29]
5. Fists of Freedom [8:31]
6. Promise of Honor [2:48]
1. Credits [1:19]
2. Future in the Cards [17:06]
3. Ashes to Ashes [10:32]
4. $10,000 Alive. $5,000 Dead [8:34]
5. Cauldron of Death [11:02]
6. Devil Thrown Aside [2:17]
Side #8-- Kung Fu: The Complete Second Season, Disc 8
1. Credits [1:19]
2. Mayli [14:18]
3. Big Box [14:12]
4. Available Feelings [11:45]
5. First Love [6:23]
6. End Credits [1:08]
1. Part I Recap [3:45]
2. Seeking the Tao [13:08]
3. Hangman's Tale [9:12]
4. Trial by Combat [7:16]
5. Women of Stone [14:16]
6. North and South [3:43]
Read More Show Less

Menu

Side #1 -- Kung Fu: The Complete Second Season, Disc 1
   Play
   Episodes
      The Well With Commentary
         Commentary: On/Off
         Start
      The Assasin
         Start
      The Chalice
         Start
   Special Features
      Commentary on the Well by David Carradine
   Languages
      Subtitles: English
      Subtitles: Français
      Subtitles: Español
      Subtitles: Off
Side #2-- Kung Fu: The Complete Second Season, Disc 2
   Play
   Episodes
      El Brujo
         Start
      The Squawman
         Start
      The Spirit-Helper
         Start
   Special Features
   Languages
      Subtitles: English
      Subtitles: Français
      Subtitles: Español
      Subtitles: Off
Side #3-- Kung Fu: The Complete Second Season, Disc 3
   Play
   Episodes
      The Tong
         Start
      The Soldier
         Start
      The Salamander
         Start
   Special Features
   Languages
      Subtitles: English
      Subtitles: Français
      Subtitles: Español
      Subtitles: Off
Side #4-- Kung Fu: The Complete Second Season, Disc 4
   Play
   Episodes
      The Hoots
         Start
      The Elixir
         Start
      The Gunman
         Start
   Special Features
   Languages
      Subtitles: English
      Subtitles: Français
      Subtitles: Español
      Subtitles: Off
Side #5-- Kung Fu: The Complete Second Season, Disc 5
   Play
   Episodes
      Empty Pages of a Dead Book
         Start
      A Dream Within a Dream With Commentary
         Commentary: On/Off
         Start
      The Way of Violence Has No Mind
         Start
   Special Features
      Commentary on a Dream Within a Dream by David Carradine
   Languages
      Subtitles: English
      Subtitles: Français
      Subtitles: Español
      Subtitles: Off
Side #6-- Kung Fu: The Complete Second Season, Disc 6
   Play
   Episodes
      In Uncertain Bondage
         Start
      Night of the Owls, Day of the Doves
         Start
      Crossties
         Start
   Special Features
   Languages
      Subtitles: English
      Subtitles: Français
      Subtitles: Español
      Subtitles: Off
Side #7-- Kung Fu: The Complete Second Season, Disc 7
   Play
   Episodes
      The Passion of Chen Yi
         Start
      Arrogant Dragon
         Start
      The Nature of Evil
         Start
   Special Features
   Languages
      Subtitles: English
      Subtitles: Français
      Subtitles: Español
      Subtitles: Off
Side #8-- Kung Fu: The Complete Second Season, Disc 8
   Play
   Episodes
      The Cenopath Part I
         Start
      The Cenopath Part II
         Start
   Special Features
      Zen & Now: A Dinner With David Carradine and Friends - Play All
      Zen & Now: A Dinner With David Carradine and Friends - Appetizers
      Zen & Now: A Dinner With David Carradine and Friends - Main Course
      Zen & Now: A Dinner With David Carradine and Friends - Dessert
   Languages
      Subtitles: English
      Subtitles: Français
      Subtitles: Español
      Subtitles: Off
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Average Rating 4
( 4 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(2)

4 Star

(1)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(1)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing all of 4 Customer Reviews
  • Posted October 1, 2010

    Comfy and familiar

    I loved Kung Fu the TV show during the 70's. Seeing the 1st season DVD was wonderful; like returning home for a few hours. The show, from an adult viewpoint is a little hokey. But seeing it is nostalgic and made me realize what a profound impact the philosophy in the show had on me (and many in my generation). Frankly I wish my teenage boys would watch it more but they declared it boring as the fight scenes were not action packed or violent enough compared to the martial arts movies now.<BR/><BR/>The specials discuss making the show. They are mildly interesting to an old fan but repetitive.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    THE JOURNEY CONTINUES

    Such a joy to watch, Kwai Chang Caine,(David Carradine) in his journey through the American West. These are timeless stories full of adventure & wisdom. The way the series was filmed is just marvelous to watch. The Kung Fu moves are artistic and masterful! There are guest stars, Harrison Ford, Don Johnson, Tina Louise, and John Carradine (David's Dad). This series is highly recommended for the entire family to watch together. I consider this a must have for everyone's DVD library.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Good show....

    .....but the picture was only cropped on the 1st season DVD set. The 2nd season is OAR.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Great Show

    This is a really good DVD set, except for one thing--the picture has been cropped at the top and bottom to make it widescreen for anamorphic TVs. Bogus deal. It should've remained OAR.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
Sort by: Showing all of 4 Customer Reviews