UK VHS of Metalstorm: The Destruction of Jared-Syn (Charles Band, 1983)
Artist Michael Whelan born today, June 29, in 1950
His illustration for the 1982/3 H.P. Lovecraft reprints from Ballantine/Del Rey has become nearly as iconic as the stories themselves.
And here it is; possible the single most bonkers finale in kung fu cinema history. Again, it’s from “The Young Taosim Fighter.” I uploaded the entire fight to You Tube but You Tube didn’t like that and so blocked the shit out of it.
Basically, Yuen Yat Chor learns a style called the “Separate Body Style” and this allows him to…well, as you can see, it allows him to psychically control his disembodied limbs. It’s amazingly absurd and absolutely perfect.
And yes, at one point his head comes off and bites the villain. It’s just that bananas.