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Keith Brewer
08-04-2010, 04:02 PM
Is anyone familiar with this martial arts film from the '80s? I remember seeing it in the theater but I don't think I've ever come across it on video. I don't suppose there's a dvd around? I recall it being fairly violent but can't remember anything else.

Ethan Christian Seiler
08-04-2010, 04:23 PM
MEDIA HOME ENTERTAINMENT released an official vhs, no official dvd, there is a bootleg dvd which should be avoided, looks worse than the tape:

http://www.amazon.com/Force-Five-Joe-Lewis/dp/B000H1XKPO/ref=sr_1_1?s=dvd&ie=UTF8&qid=1280953279&sr=1-1

http://cgi.ebay.com/FORCE-FIVE-5-Richard-Norton-MARTIAL-ARTS-Movie-vhs-/380192386950?cmd=ViewItem&pt=VHS&hash=item58853b6f86

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0082399/

David F
08-05-2010, 12:28 PM
It's somewhat similar to the A-Team. Anyone know which actually came first?

Steven Millan
08-05-2010, 03:52 PM
FORCE FIVE came before THE A-TEAM,and is truckloads of fun(especially when Joe Lewis takes on the PCP-laced killer bull in that labyrinth trap),with plenty of gore,nudity,violence,and nonstop action to entertain anyone. :cool: :cool:

Ian Miller
08-05-2010, 04:29 PM
I have a cool pre-release promo poster that I got amongst a bunch of pressbook stuff last year, but I have yet to see the movie. Guess I need to!

Ed C
08-05-2010, 05:57 PM
I have this on Betamax, and transferred it to DVD since it was a pretty beautiful copy...

http://snakemasterproductions.com/beta_martial_pics/force_five.jpg

Zane C.
08-05-2010, 08:06 PM
I also have this on VHS...decent flick if you like Martial Arts movies!

Joe Lewis has about as much charisma as a slice of bread, though...great martial artist, not a good actor!

Daniel M
08-08-2010, 06:06 PM
VideoAsia put it out earlier this year as part of their "Top Fighters: 10 Movie Collection" box. It looks like a straight dub of the old Media VHS.

More fun from Robert "Enter The Dragon" Clouse.

Steve R
08-12-2010, 01:51 PM
Yeah, knew it well, we went to see it cause Joe Lewis was in it.
Benny The Jet Urquidez (who looked soo good in those fights with Jackie Chan), Bong Sue Hahn (Billy Jack's teacher, double, was in Trial of BJ).
Richard Norton from down under. Robert Enter The Dragon Clause directed.

Looked good on paper, and all those guys were in the poster, but not on the screen.

Disappointing.

Robert Clause did a later film, China O'Brien with Cynthia Rothrock and some kick with long hair that had great kicks. That was a fun film.

Daniel M
08-12-2010, 03:55 PM
Pam Huntington was attractive, could act, and had some decent martial arts skills.

As far as I can tell, "Force: Five" was her only film, unfortunately.

Jon Houghton
08-17-2010, 01:07 AM
so I take it this is the movie where Mr. Ripoff(I mean Tarantino) stole the idea for the "tv show" Fox Force Five in Pulp Fiction??

Daniel M
08-17-2010, 04:37 PM
^ And yet when I asked QT at a KB1 soundtrack signing if he considered Robert Clouse an influence at all, his look soured as he said, "Well, Black Belt Jones is alright, but I never thought Robert Clouse was any good." I found this odd as I've seen him rave about the final fight scene from DARKER THAN AMBER in other interviews.

Perhaps he forgot who directed it?