Thursday, April 15, 2010

10 minutes from THE BIG BOSS PART 2 now on YouTube!



Much to my surprise the guy from Global in South Africa has now posted a 10 minute clip from Chan Chue's "sequel" to THE BIG BOSS (starring Bruce Lee) entitled THE BIG BOSS PART 2 (Tang Shan Er Xiong) from 1976!!!

The film stars Lo Lieh and Bruce Le (and shouldn't be confused with other movies that use the same title in some territories). As I reported recently I was informed by an Uncut.dk member that the South African video label guy sold off his print to a cinema in Zambia. When he put up some DVDs for sale at the kung fu forum KFC recently I asked him if I could buy a DVD or DVDR of the film. I didn't think he'd be selling copies of it since he'd sold off the print and sure enough he said no. So why he's posted the clip on YouTube... is anybody's guess. I so wish he'd just put out the film on a cheap DVD. Or even just a DVDR would do. I just wanna watch the damn film, goddammit!! It's bruceploitation!!

So check the 10 minute clip posted on top. As I've mentioned before the Global owner is sitting on a huge pile of film prints which he inherited from his father-in-law who owned one of the biggest cinemas in South Africa and throughout the last few years he's been putting out DVDs of what he reckons are the most profitable films. Mostly spaghetti westerns.

The DVDs are directly off the film prints, no restoring or anything. The Global guy isn't a film historian or film lover, or doing it for the sake of preserving or saving films but for the money. So no dough is spent on restoring anything which you'll see when you watch the clip. It's a quite scratched clip but I'm not an anal DVD geek so quite frankly I don't give a flying fuck about a few scratches here and there (and the fact that the print is English dubbed). Just gimme the bloody film. Now!

The old trailer which I've posted several times already:

8 comments:

  1. Ten fun minutes, ten minutes of torture not being able to see it!

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  2. "So why he's posted the clip on YouTube..."

    Because the big question was if it still exists somewhere (mandarin/eng dubbed/subbed/whatever) and he helped to clear that up.

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  3. Cheers mate.

    Pete Jr. of FlashLegsCinema forum went to South Africa yrs ago and talked about having seen the film print there so I've known it existed for quite a while. I'm not a regular on Kung Fu Cinema forum so I didn't know about their new thread and that some people where doubting that he had the print and that he had to prove it. I got the link to the YT clip via FlashLegs forum and my post was written before I read the thread on KFC, that's the reason for my comment.

    Thanks for stopping by.

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  4. oh I see :-) yeah both flk and KFC are great forums with nice people. Maybe it gets a release soon and let`s hope the full mandarin print of Lo Wei`s The Big Boss, too..

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  5. What became of the rare kung fu film I think someone was going to release legit as 50 copies? Maybe via Naushad who was going to offer to someone. This was perhaps 2009, or 2010. Wasn't Big Boss 2 of course. I think they perhaps got made but weren't very good.

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  6. I don't know which one you mean but that South African was gonna release a bunch of kung fu films that just never came out. I've heard from three other people who tried to buy DVDs from him (DVDs that he actually HAD released) that they simply couldn't get them. One guy received the wrong films but when he tried to write and ask for an address to return the faulty ones to he never got a reply.

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  7. Thanks Jack J. OK, looks to have been Martial Mates, Games of Death, Super Kung Fu Girl, after a few searches. Was just out of interest if they ever crop up again somewhere else out of luck.

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