Post by manintheshadows on Jul 10, 2007 12:48:10 GMT -5
Back when I was a kitten, we were treated to the sort of Public Information Films that went for the "scare the shit out of them" approach to encouraging young children to not go off with strangers, fly kites into electricity pylons or hang around millponds where Donald Pleasance (for it was he) used to hang around dressed as the Grim Reaper.
This is one of two adverts about the dangers of using escalators (the other one is of a rag doll being ripped to shreds in the teethy things at the bottom). I still don't like going on them and avoid them wherever possible.
On the plus side, VD is for everybody! And, for no reason other than I like the strange trains of thought that Youtube tends to bugger off on, here's Tina Turner back when she wasn't haggard doing Come Together. And, erm, This, a public educatiomanal film made at the very cusp of the age of enlightenment, or something. Top script as well: "it takes time to break in a relief girl"...
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Drunken Master - another Wong Fei Hung (Jackie Chan this time, going through his Bay City Roller phase) beats off a man with a stick whilst enjoying a tipple. As you do.
Ong Bak - Thai martial arting, with Wong Fei Hung nowhere to be seen. No actual fighting in this bit, but plenty of "ooh, how did he do that?" moments. No wires, no CG, just Tony Jaa being rather mad. If he had anything approaching charisma, he could be the next Bruce Lee.
8 Diagram Pole Fighter - A Shaw Brothers classic. Gordon Liu (Pai Mei from Kill Bill Vol 2) shows just how to hit someone with a stick. Good lad.
Et finally, Armour of God - No 'fu-age, just Jackie Chan again posing the age-old question: "World's Greatest Stuntman, or World's Silliest Sod?". No wires, no CG, no doubles, this really is Jackie performing the most ridiculously stupid (and therefore most brilliant) stunt I have ever seen. Silly sod.
Post by manintheshadows on Jul 18, 2007 12:07:23 GMT -5
If I posted this clip of a baby panda sneezing, it would be an admission that I have just watched Richard & Judy. So I'm not going to.
Instead, please feel free to peruse this clip of a whole bunch (a pandemonium*, if you will) of pandas engaged in the sort of listless, half-arsed fighting which is the reason why they're becoming extinct. The two at the end look like they're eating their victim, which seems a bit harsh though.
* I actually looked this one up. It really is a pandemonium of pandas. That's just silly.