The Art of War Theater: The Prodigal Son

blame it on JES7 December 29, 2012

Welcome to the premiere of a new Saturday (2)dope feature: The Art of War Theater. The goal here is to expose to those who may have never seen these classic Kung Fu flicks every Saturday, in similar fashion to what we saw as kids growing up in the 80s / 90s. I’m pretty sure every city and state had a form of this on Saturday afternoons, showing some of the illest flicks that would be thoroughly discussed and “imitated” at school the following Monday. With the Wu bridging the gap between martial arts culture and Hip-Hop, these flicks became a part of Hip-Hop’s identity, and just as important as new releases at record stores were on Tuesdays, so were kung fu cinema classics on TV on Saturdays. For the premiere episode, we set things off with the 1981 piece, The Prodigal Son. Sit back and enjoy. It’s fucking Saturday.


    Fuck yeah 2DBZ

  • TheMaster

    Thanks JES, I hope this is a consistent feature and you dont plan on giving up on It after a week. If you need help with It give me your twitter.

  • monochrome

    great idea, thanks

  • Nice

    thia is prolly the illest non-music post ive seen on a blog for a while. dopeness indeed

  • jundamane24

    great choice, that Sammo Hung fight choreography blew my fkn mind when I was a kid watching this for the first time. classic shit

  • Naija


  • rswd

    I’ve been looking for this movie for theeee longest time!!!!it goes for like 50bucks on amazon.2BZ pleaase keep this up!

  • Jules Winnfield

    2DBZ, way to stay on the pulse of what true Hip Hop heads enjoy.

    If you want to set it off, play The 5 deadly Venoms and show Tupac’s track/freestyle.

  • B Tank

    Keep this shit going

  • Scoot

    Hell yeah! So stoked about this! Definitely keep it going, you made my Saturday way better

  • DJ Sapien

    Yuen Biao is so underrated and this was probably his best film One of my personal favorites.

  • Jules Winnfield

    @Justice Equality Supreme

    Nah lol, your instincts are on track. Indoctrinate ’em in the poison clan styles.

    Great job, looking forward to this series.

  • Sam Flow (yes, im a female)

    YAAAY!!! Ive been wanting to see classic movies like this, but had no idea where to start. Thanks!

  • scarl

    cool new segment!

  • rswd

    This is 2dopes greatest idea!r

  • Mijo

    My favorite kung fu flick ever. The fighting is so on point its crazy. Good to see some love for this. Most people just think of bruce lee or chuck faggot ass norris when it comes to kung fu. YEEE!