Saturday, May 25, 2013
RETURN OF THE TIGER (1979)
If you ever wanted to to see the great Paul L. Smith of PIECES and POPEYE fame smack dab in the middle of a Hong Kong kung fu flick this is the movie for you. You also get Bruce Lee-look-a-like Bruce Li starring as the hero who goes up against some warring mafioso gangs, one of which is led by kingpin Mr. Smith. There's some weird gymnastics-fu training scenes to start it all off, a fat guy named Tom who wears a shirt that says TOM on it in big letters lest he forget who he is and every-time the scene shifts to a local nightclub you get a soundtrack consisting of popular 70's tunes of the day including "Play That Funky Music White Boy" and that kind of thing. There's also an epic battle between Bruce Li and Bluto himself which is worth a look for hardcore kung fu addicts that wanna see something pretty goofy.