Kung Fu Bunny totes and our top 3 kung fu films!
Here at YUK FUN we bloody love martial arts films, particularly old kung fu films that were made at least twenty years ago. Inspired by all of those punches, kicks and broken limbs we have designed a new kung fu themed tote bag. The new bag is a classic tote, screen printed with the stark black image of a bunny rabbit ready to wreak havoc. Kung Fu Bunny Totes are available to buy on our shop or on our etsy store.
Enter the Dragon (1973)
Yeah it’s obvious but who cares? This is surely one of the most entertaining films of all time. Bruce Lee stars as a martial artist who is invited to take part in a martial arts tournament on an island owned by an international drug lord. Bruce Lee is brilliant of course, but so is Jim Kelly as Williams, a super cool African-American activist on the run after beating up two racist white policemen in the US. The seventies soundtrack is great, the baddie is pure evil (he keeps poor old men in a special prison in his cellar for crying out loud!) and the fight scenes are superbly staged. We can’t help thinking that the final fight is a little bit undermined by the fact that Bruce is fighting a somewhat elderly man, but that’s all part of the fun.
Mr Vampire (1985)
Released on the year that both members of YUK FUN were born, this film is a comedy horror action masterpiece. The brilliant Lam Ching-ying (above, behind the bars) stars as a Taoist priest who battles the undead with a combination of kung fu and Taoist rituals. His bungling students provide the laughs as they get themselves into sticky situations involving lady ghosts and the genuinely frightening vampires. It turns out that Chinese vampires hop about with both hands out in front of them and can’t see you if you hold your breath. If you like vampires, comedy and kung fu this is for you!
Five Fingers of Death (1972)
Also known as King Boxer, this features another tournament organised by another nasty piece of work. This time Lo Lieh is around to set wrongs right, despite having had his hands broken by a gang of thugs with sticks. Directed by Chang-hwa Chung, this film is credited with making kung fu films popular in the West. We like the way Lo Lieh’s hands glow when he gets really angry and the lovely choreography. Wigs are always important in kung fu films, and this film doesn’t disappoint. And it’s got that cool spooky music that Quentin Tarantino used in Kill Bill too.