An evil force destroyed that temple. Father and son each believed that the other Kwai Chang Caine meets up with the father of the man he killed in China who seeks revenge using Caine's own illegitimate son. The Wild West adventures of Ben Cartwright and his sons as they run and defend their Nevada ranch while helping the surrounding community.
A veteran cop with more than twenty years of experience is teamed with a young Inspector to solve crimes in San Francisco, California. An elite covert operations unit carries out highly sensitive missions subject to official denial in the event of failure, death or capture. A bald, lollipop sucking police detective with a fiery righteous attitude battles crime in his city. A wealthy mystery man named Charlie runs a detective agency via a speakerphone and his personal assistant, John Bosley.
His detectives are three beautiful women, who end up in a variety of difficult situations. Two Secret Service Agents, equipped with a wide array of gizmos, work for the government in the Old West. After a severely injured test pilot is rebuilt with nuclear-powered bionic limbs and implants, he serves as an intelligence agent. A doctor, wrongly convicted for a murder he didn't commit, escapes custody and must stay ahead of the police to find the real killer. Kwai Chang Caine is a Shaolin Monk who is on the run after he killed the Chinese Emperor's nephew after that coward killed his teacher in cold blood with a gun.
He flees to America to escape retaliation, and to search for his brother in order to settle down in this new land. However, in his travels in the wild west, he can not help but continually run into trouble from desperados and other ruffians as they oppress the innocent, while bounty hunters pursue the price on his head. Against this, he has his skill of Kung Fu martial arts, which proves to be devastatingly effective in this gun-dominated land. I also loved this show when it started airing in I was 17!
I enjoyed the artistry involved as the series followed the journey of Kwai Chang Caine as he looked for the American half-brother he had never known. There was a wonderful variety of characters and situations that he encountered, and I liked the way they used flash-backs to his years of training in the temple, and specific situations that somehow related to the situation he was now in, in America. There was a morality, peacefulness and goodness to his character, and Caine was usually able to bring those qualities out in people he met as he taught them lessons by example.
Now, here comes the weird part cue Twilight Zone music I had an urge to watch the original movie today March 14, on videotape; I have owned it for many years. I had always hoped they would put the series out on tape, or even better, DVD. So, I did some Internet searching today and found that the first season is to be released on DVD in two days!!! Now how's THAT for a spiritual connection?! I look forward to exposing these shows to my kids Sign In. Keep track of everything you watch; tell your friends.
Although presented as a solo project by Richard Park Ward , guitarist and songwriter for tongue-in-cheek hair metallers Fozzy , the lineup is basically Fozzy minus singer Chris Jericho presumably busy tending to his other career as a WWE wrestler, as well as his sideline gig as a ubiquitous talking head on those instant-nostalgia shows on VH1.
However, the songs are a notably calmer lot on My Kung Fu Is Good : if Fozzy 's direct inspiration is Ozzy Osbourne 's '80s solo albums, then the Duke is Ward 's homage to Night Ranger and those other heartland AOR artists of the '80s retroactively dubbed "butt rock" by a small band of ironists.
Unapologetically catchy tunes with big anthemic choruses the best of the bunch being the stomping opener "I Give to You" and the requisite power ballad "Breathe" are given the full-on '80s production treatment, with Eric Frampton 's piano think of Jonathan Cain 's role in Journey , or Kevin Cronin 's in REO Speedwagon the primary counterpoint to Ward 's clean, effects-heavy guitar parts. It's an impressive re-creation of an out-of-date style Ward has the perfect voice for this kind of earnest pop-rock , but between this and Fozzy , My Kung Fu Is Good leaves the impression that Ward is a songwriter who only works "in character," with little of his own to say musically.
See all reviews from the United States. Top international reviews. Translate all reviews to English. I ordered this from Amazon before it was released and when it arrived I immediately gave it to my bro'. No it's not that I didn't like it, but I had the good fortune to see the Duke's very first gig at the Underworld in London, where I bought the disc and got it signed by Rich Ward.
Lucky me. But "The Duke" project shows a softer, more mellow, and some might argue more mature style to his song-writing, he is backed on the album by various members of Stuck Mojo and Fozzy and a few other equally talented musicians.
As rich explained during a charming, witty and rather lengthy monologue at the gig, he has made this album because he wanted to make "rock that people could make love to". His songs on this album are more sentimental and personal than we have heard before, but there are still some good rockin' moments.
His voice is surprisingly good considering that he has mainly been consigned to backing vocals on other projects. He has no gigantic ego either, leaving most of the lead guitar work to Fozzy's new guitar supremo Mike Martin. Most of the tracks will make you want to get up and dance, some will make you just want to sit back and chill while listening to their beautiful sounds.
If you just like the heavy aural assault of Stuck Mojo and Fozzy, avoid this album, but if you are more open minded and eclectic in your tastes this album is a must-buy. Rich Ward shows that he can turn his hand to anything and it sounds great, having met him twice I can say that he is the most friendly and accomodating "rock star" in the business. On stage he enjoys himself as much as the fans do, and this makes the gigs all the better.
To paraphrase Rich "the best thing about him is the music" and I thank him for giving us his best. To finalise this album is great, and gets even better the more you listen to it.
Rich Ward is the most under-rated musician today, he deserves the support of all fans of good rock music, buy this album! Thank you for your feedback. Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again. Translate review to English. You've read the top international reviews. There's a problem loading this menu right now.
Learn more about Amazon Prime. Get free delivery with Amazon Prime. Back to top. Get to Know Us. Amazon Payment Products. English Choose a language for shopping. Amazon Music Stream millions of songs.
Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. Retrieved 12 May Playstation Trophies. Categories : Catchphrases Hacker culture Martial arts films in California Words and phrases introduced in Namespaces Article Talk.
Views Read Edit View history. Help Community portal Recent changes Upload file. Download as PDF Printable version.Oct 04, · Great song from The Duke (Rich Ward) taken from his cd "My Kung Fu is Good". A bit different from the music he usually plays with Stuck Mojo ;-).