Two movies titled Kung Fu Killer enter, only one will leave (with that title) as Herman “OmegaPrime” Davis and Robert Rau watch David Carradine and Daryl Hannah in a movie made for Spike TV — and one of Donnie Yen’s best movies — to determine which should be called Kung Fu Killer.
The first movie, starring David Carradine and Daryl Hannah, premiered on Spike TV, and has a sequel (just in case we need another movie to talk about). David stars as the White Crane, one of the last remaining monks seeking vengeance in Shanghai around the beginning of the 20th Century. Because of his age, most killing done by White Crane is done at arms length, and with little to no resistance. The real issue with the title is why wouldn’t you name it after the lead character when you give him a name like White Crane?
The second movie is a loving tribute to Hong Kong cinema. Donnie Yen assembles some of the finest performers of today and past generations in this movie where Donnie must defeat a man going around killing various champions of their craft. Why does this killer wait to kill Donnie Yen? Dude knows who needs to be the final boss.
This one’s gonna be a toughie, but is either movie good enough to call itself Kung Fu Killer? Listen if you dare.
Do you have an idea or even want to join the “There Can Be Only One” gang at their next viewing party? Email Robert Rau with your movie suggestion, the days you’re free to watch, and how much beer you can bring.
- Director/Producer: Robert Rau
- Executive Producer: Jeremy White