Best on screen adaptations of Wuxia D&D multiclassed Bard/Monks and Western Prohibition-Era Gangster Plot Themes

Best on-screen adaptation of Wuxia D&D multiclassed Bard/Monks & Western Prohibition-Era Gangster Pl

  • #1 Killers, aka "The Harpists," Kung Fu Hustle

    Votes: 1 12.5%
  • Yuen Qui, aka "The Landlady," Kung Fu Hustle

    Votes: 7 87.5%

  • Total voters
    8

CleverNickName

Limit Break Dancing
Similar to the barbarian and bard polls. This time, Wuxia-themed D&D multiclassed Bard/Monks that combine elements of Hong Kong Action-style films with western, Prohibition-era "gangster" themes. Which adaptations do you feel from the poll work best to exemplify this build? On screen only, no literary references.

(Hat tip to @Sacrosanct . Mimicry is the highest form of praise, you know.)

(It's a parody poll. -500 internets to anyone who takes this seriously.)
 
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lowkey13

Guest
Two choices-

1. Loggins. DANGER ZONE!



2. Perry. OH SHERRIE!




The 20s are overrated. YACHT ROCK 4 LYFE!
 

CleverNickName

Limit Break Dancing
Fair points, all. These are some excellent on-screen adaptations of Wuxia Bard/Monks. But the poll is not just about the Wuxia Bard/Monks. It's about Wuxia Bard/Monks using Western, Prohibition-era Gangster plot themes.

Blast, I'm taking this too seriously. -500 internets to me, hoisted by my own petard.
 

Longspeak

Explorer
I voted for the harpists. I just LOVED their routine, and their awesome music. I bought the soundtrack, but every time I listen to it I need to find a new place to live.
 

Count_Zero

Adventurer
I voted for the harpists. I just LOVED their routine, and their awesome music. I bought the soundtrack, but every time I listen to it I need to find a new place to live.
Yep, the musicians were great, and just all the little shout-outs to other martial arts films (the harpists to Deadful Melody; Cooley, Donut, and Tailor were all from '70s and '60s martial arts films like 8 Diagram Pole Fighter (literally for Donut - the actor who played him was also the lead in 8 Diagram Pole Fighter), and in the Chinese version, Landlord and Landlady are the protagonists of Heaven Sword and Dragon Saber (changed to Paris and Helen of Troy in the English Subtitled version). All we were really missing is a guest appearance by Bolo Leung.
 

Longspeak

Explorer
Yeah, that was why I loved that movie so much. The shout-outs from Stephen Chow to those older movies really made up for the fact that when I first heard of "Kung Fu Hustle," I was expecting dancing, not a con man. :p
 

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