The 36th Blogger of Shaolin

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Back in 2000 Xenon released a veritable boatload of kung fu films on VHS including these six sequels to “The Mystery of Chess Boxing.”

The truth? “The Mystery of Chess Boxing” never had a sequel, let alone six.
And so Xenon went down in kung fu cinema history as a company who liked to rename their movies in order to cash in on either kung fu classics or the Wu Tang Clan. Some of their releases were so misleading it’s ridiculous.
You’d go home expecting “Five Deadly Venoms 8” and, instead, you’d get some terrible, obscure kung fu film from Taiwan that briefly has one of Venoms as a background extra.

At the time they fooled a lot of collectors. Including myself.

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  6. ike-bowski said: i remember when FYE closed here in the early 2000s, i got a lot of these for CHEAP but most of em were kinda wack tbh, the shaw bros. stuff i got was nice tho
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