MR. FAT-W MARTIAL ARTS DVDs

In their heyday in the 1970s and 1980s, martial arts movies -- often referred to as "Chopsockies" in the trade -- were turned out in large quantities by producers in Hong Kong, Korea, and other Asian countries.  They were frequently licensed "exclusively" for American distribution, often to American "tax shelter" partnerships; in reality, the producers often issued them under a number of different titles, using generic posters in which they would insert different titles.  The tax shelters generally combined a relatively small cash payment, with a much larger "non-recourse" loan, to magnify the amount of the deductions the limited partner investors could use to reduce their taxable income.  The tax shelters almost always licensed the movies to distributors for theatrical distribution on the inner-city "action track" theaters. Rarely did the theatrical revenue come close to recovering the artificially-inflated purchase prices.  Without exception, the Internal Revenue Service disallowed the inflated deductions, and assessed penalties and interest against the tax shelters; they were allowed to quietly go out of business by the general partners, who were usually accountants. Generally, the initial licenses were for specific terms, usually ten years; however, in some cases, they were licensed in perpetuity. Several of the Mr. FAT-W Martial Arts titles were licensed in perpetuity, and are truly exclusive, such as the Sonny Chiba titles, which were produced in Japan by the famed Toei Studio.  Others were "exclusively"  licensed, but are available under different titles.  What Mr. FAT-W can say, is that the technical quality of his Martial Arts movies is relatively high.  


Mr. FAT-W's martial arts movies listed below are all available on Amazon.com, and can be accessed from this link to our Amazon listings; over time, they will also all be available through the FATW eBay Store, which can be accessed through the link below:


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BLACK DRAGON, THE                                                  
BLACK DRAGON’S REVENGE, THE                          
BLAZING NINJA, THE

BRAVE IN KUNG FU SHADOWS, THE                                                  
BRUCE’S FISTS OF VENGEANCE                              
DEADLY SHAOLIN LONGFIST                                   
DEATH PROMISE (a/k/a SLUMFIGHTER)                
DEATH RIVALS OF SHAOLIN                                     
DISCIPLE OF DEATH                                                    
DUEL OF THE IRON FIST                                            
FIGHTING DUEL OF DEATH                                      
FIVE DEADLY VENOMS                                              
KING KUNG FU                                                              
MARTIAL MONKS OF SHAOLIN TEMPLE             
RIVALS OF THE DRAGON (a/k/a FEI HAO)             
SHALOIN: THE BLOOD MISSION                              
SHALOIN: THE FIST FIGHTER                                   
SONNY CHIBA’S DRAGON PRINCESS                     
SONNY CHIBA’S KARATE WARRIORS                    
SHAOLIN FIST FIGHTER                                             
SUPER GANG, THE                                                         
SUPER WEAPON, THE                                                  
WORLD OF THE DRUNKEN MASTER, THE