Jackie Chan: Vintage Collection, Volume 2 (1993)
This set contains the following films:
The Hand of Death (1976)
Superkicker Dorian Tan Tao-Liang plays a Shaolin student who must find a Manchu traitor responsible for the murder of the abbot. Jackie Chan is a spear fighting expert who decides to help Tan because the traitor killed his brother. Part of their mission is to help a scholar safely across the river without getting killed by the Manchus.
New Fist of Fury (1976)
A brother and sister escape from Japanese-occupied Shanghai to Japanese-occupied Taiwan to stay with their grandfather, who runs a Kung-Fu school there. However, the master of a Japanese Kung- Fu school in Taiwan has designs on bringing all other schools on the island under his domination, and part of his plan involves the murder of the siblings’ grandfather. Undaunted, the brother and sister reestablish their grandfather’s school, leading to a final confrontation with the Japanese Kung Fu master. Jackie Chan plays a young thief who at first does not want to learn Kung-Fu but finally realizes that he can no longer stand by and let the Japanese trample the Chinese people’s rights. He proves extremely adept at the martial arts and carries the fight to its conclusion.
Shaolin Wooden Men (1976)
Jackie witnesses his father’s death at a martial arts master’s skilled hands with an unknown killing technique. Jackie vows to become a Shaolin monk and avenge his death but soon finds that he’s the chump of the class. After befriending a variety of Shaolin Masters, each of whom teaches Jackie a particular style of kung fu (drunken, killing, slippery snake, et cetera), Jackie suddenly finds himself good enough to go give the beatdown to the one hundred “wooden men,” who all Shaolin (in this movie anyway) have to beat to get the funky haircut. Jackie then proceeds to go around laying the beatdown on everyone but shows his humility and compassion at the end.
To Kill with Intrigue (1977)
Young Master Cao Lei chases his pregnant girlfriend away from the family castle. He does it to save her from vicious bandits who are going to murder his family.
The Killer Meteors (1976)
Mi Wey is a local hero named after “Killer Meteors,” his secret weapon, which makes him invincible. However, when “Immortal” Wa Wu Bin, another powerful local character, seeks his assistance, “Killer meteor” will face the greatest and the deadliest challenge of his life.
Snake and Crane: Arts of Shaolin (1978)
A book developed by eight martial arts masters before various clans and gangs are seeking their mysterious disappearance. The inscrutable Xu Ying-Feng is pursued by them for both this and answers but pursues someone himself.
Magnificent Bodyguards (1978)
A local Kung Fu expert is hired to form a guards team to escort a dying man to a doctor. So that they reach the doctor in time, they must pass through the “Stormy Hills,” which are plagued by bandits, savages, evil monks, and more.