Kung Fu: The Complete First Season


Kung Fu: The Complete First Season
* Actors: David Carradine, Keye Luke, Philip Ahn, Radames Pera
* Producers: Jerry Thorpe
* Format: Anamorphic, Box set, Color, NTSC, Original recording remastered, Subtitled, Widescreen
* Language: English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono)
* Subtitles: Spanish, French
* Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only.)
* Aspect Ratio: 1.77:1
vNumber of discs: 3
* Rated: NR (Not Rated)
* Studio: Warner Home Video
* Run Time: 780 minutes

Special Features:
-Contains all 15 episodes plus the 90-minute pilot episode all remastered in a never-before-seen widescreen format
-"From Grasshopper to Caine: Creating Kung Fu"
-"The Tao of Kwai Chang Caine: Production and Beyond"


Kung Fu: The Complete First Season (1972 - 1975)
Episode List

Pilot
S1, Ep0 - Feb. 22, 1972
After avenging the death of his teacher, a Shaolin monk flees China to the American West and helps people while being pursued by bounty hunters.

King of the Mountain
S1, Ep1 - Oct. 14, 1972
Caine looks after a newly orphaned boy and a pretty young rancher while a bounty hunter atop a nearby mountain silently observes his opportunity to pounce.

Dark Angel
S1, Ep2 - Nov. 11, 1972
Lordsville preacher Serenity Johnson is literally blinded by greed, while Caine locates his paternal grandfather, who has lived a bitter life blinded by prejudice.

Blood Brother
S1, Ep3 - Jan. 18, 1973
While searching for his brother Caine learns that an old friend of his from the Shaolin Temple is also in America and in the town that he is in. But when Caine goes to look for him he can't be found and there are some people who prefer that he stop looking.

An Eye for an Eye
S1, Ep4 - Jan. 25, 1973
An Eye for an Eye
A woman (Annie) who was a victim of rape is with child. Kwai Chang Caine meets them as her father falls ill. The father asks Kwai Chang Caine to accompany the woman on her trip to an army fort. While there, she confronts the father of her child who denies the charge. Without corroborating evidence, the base commander turns them away. They return to her sick father Kwai Chang Caine has a memory of finding an abandoned infant when he was a child. His master tells him that all life is sacred, even if unwanted or difficult to feed. Annie's brother (a former confederate ...

The Tide
S1, Ep5 - Feb. 1, 1973
When Caine is injured, a woman helps him and hides him. Caine finds himself attracted to her. But Caine doesn't know is that she has a plan; she wants to use him as a bargaining chip to get her father who's a prisoner in China, released. So she sends for her brother to help. But the Sheriff has plans of his own.

The Soul Is the Warrior
S1, Ep6 - Feb. 8, 1973
A powerful rancher demands justice for the death of his son, requiring Caine to reveal the man's greatest fear.

Nine Lives
S1, Ep7 - Feb. 15, 1973
Cats are scarce in the Old West, and Caine must replace one to appease the death of one killed by a gold seeking miner.

Sun and Cloud Shadow
S1, Ep8 - Feb. 22, 1973
A powerful landowner attempts to drive off Chinese miners from their legally owned mountain of gold, but complications arise from his son's love for the girl Cloud Shadow.

The Praying Mantis Kills
S1, Ep9 - Mar. 15, 1973
A frightened boy, defending a jail against the bandits who killed his sheriff father, inspires courage in an adult coward. At the moment of truth, Caine (DAVID CARRADINE) teaches them both to temper justice with mercy.

Alethea
S1, Ep10 - Mar. 22, 1973

Chains
S1, Ep11 - Mar. 29, 1973
Shackled to a brute of a man thirsting for his enemies' blood, Caine (DAVID CARRADINE) probes the cause of his hatred and leaves him transformed in the wilderness.

Superstition
S1, Ep12 - Apr. 5, 1973
Caine is arrested for stealing and is sent to a silver mine. Along the way, he teaches a fellow prisoner how to endure extreme heat and cold and how to survive in a serious cave-in.

The Stone
S1, Ep13 - Apr. 12, 1973
It's kung fu vs. Brazil's fighting technique of capoeira as a man learns from Caine (DAVID CARRADINE) that to fight injustice anywhere is to fight it everywhere.

The Third Man
S1, Ep14 - Apr. 26, 1973
Caine (DAVID CARRADINE) challenges a killer to be his own judge, and a woman to accept the verdict.

The Ancient Warrior
S1, Ep15 - May 3, 1973
Ancient Warrior, an aged Indian accompanied by Caine, seeks burial in his sacred, ancestral land. But the burial site is located dead center in a violent, Indian-hating town called Purgatory. Gary Busey guest stars.


Synopsis:
David Carradine became a cultural icon with his portrayal of an unassuming hero in the classic television series KUNG FU. Carradine is Kwai Chang Caine, a quiet, reflective man who journeys through the rugged Old West doing his best to remain peaceful. But in a world where violence lurks over every hill, Caine's honor is tested on numerous occasions. Contains the pilot episode and the fifteen subsequent episodes of the show's first season.
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