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Martial Artist Carl Scott’s currently available films and official filmography

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I recently spoke with Master Carl Scott and we have some very exciting content to release on the website soon! In the meantime, I thought I would post a list of the currently available Carl Scott movies that are available on Amazon.com. Please keep checking back over the next few months, because we will be working together to reveal even more surrounding Master Scott’s legacy in the martial arts and his philosophies on life and culture. Until then, I hope you enjoy the list and check out the links to Amazon.com.

Carl Scott Filmography

Shou zhi ao chu (1981)

  • Writer and Director: Chan Wei Lin
  • First Released in Hong Kong: May 8, 1981 (as Shou zhi ao chu)
  • First Released in USA: June 1981 (as Kung Fu Executioner)
  • Also Known As: Kung Fu Executioner, Black Jim va tout casser, Big Jim Smashes All
  • Production Company: The Eternal Film Company, Hong Kong; distributed by Transmedia in the U.S. (Transmedia was famous for distributing many Hong Kong and Taiwanese martial arts action films in the 1980’s)
  • Production Executive: Pal Ming (Pao Ming) and Vee-ing Shaw
  • Cast: Carl Scott as Donny, Billy Chong Chuen-Lei as Li Kuen Kong, Chan Sing as Hung Chun Fai, Lily Lan Yu-Li as Chan Yim Hung, Miao Tian as Diu Kwei, Chiang Tao as Gawa Shima, Chan Yau-San as Li Ysun Nam, Ma Chung-Tak as Li Kuen Wei, Kwan Ngai as Li Kuen Kong’s mother, Cliff Ching Ching as Rascal, Cheung Ching-Fung as Hung’s victim, Sit Hon, Chi Fu-Chiang, Ching Kuo-Chung, Cheung Chung-Kwai, Lin Mei-Ling as Li Kuen Kong’s girlfriend, Choi Chung-Chau as Japanese swordsman, Lam Gwong-Wing as Japanese swordsman, Hui Man-Yui as Japanese swordsman, Ma Yan-Sang, Wong Hing-Gat, Chu Lai, Lui Wan-Biu as Thug, Henry Luk Yat-Lung as Gambler, Chan Cheung as Japanese swordsman

Carl Scott played the character Donny in this film, with a plot reminiscent of The Godfather. Kung Fu Executioner takes place in 1920s Shanghai. A vicious Japanese drug ring is operating in the city with impunity and decide to get into opium trading with an escaped convict, after strongly urging a group of local business people to get involved with them. Martial-arts expert Billy Chong takes on the intruders single-handed. And Chong doesn’t believe in taking prisoners or giving his victims a second chance.

I first watched this film at the UA State Theatre in Jersey City, during the early 1980’s as “Kung Fu Executioner.” What always stands out for me with this film is the opening credits sequence, featuring a masterful series of weapons kata by Master Scott, including silver eskrima (kali) and nunchaku. Then Billy Chong takes over with a powerful kata, flying kick and brick breaking. You can watch this intro below in the videos section.

A Hard Way to Die (1979)

  • Director: Yi-Jung Hua (Hua Shan)
  • Writer: Chan Wei Lin
  • First Released in Hong Kong: October 25, 1979
  • First Released in USA: June 1980
  • Also Known As: Sun Dragon, Zhu zai xie lei
  • Production Company: The Eternal Film Company, Hong Kong; distributed by Shaw Brothers in Singapore and Transmedia in the U.S.
  • Production Executive: Pal Ming (Pao Ming)
  • Cast: Billy Chong Chuen-Lei as Sung Shao Chong, Carl Scott as Tommy, Louis Neglia as Jimmy, Ma Chung-Tak as Ma Shaw Yee, Joseph Jennings as Jackson, Lam Hak-Ming as Ah Kum, Gam Biu as Kim, Hau Chiu-Sing as Hau, Leung Siu-Chung as Dr. Ko, Ng Hong-Sang as Railway worker bully, Mang Ding-Goh as Railway worker bully, Alexander as Railway worker bully, Choi Chung-Chau as Head Japanese fighter, Lai Siu-Git, Chan Cheung, Lam Gwong-Wing, Cheung Hung-Gei, Lam Man-Cheung as Japanese fighter

Carl Scott played the character Tommy in this film. Scott told me that Louis Neglia was one of the toughest on-screen battles he ever had. A Hard Way to Die takes place in the American West during the era when the railroad was being built. Scott’s family is killed after refusing to sell their land to corrupt railroad executives. At the same time, Chong’s friends and family are being bullied and harassed to force them to work harder on building the railroad. Carl Scott eventually meets up with Billy Chong, who teaches him martial arts, in order to avenge his family’s murders. The film climaxes with a battle between Billy Chong and Carl Scott against American Karate Champion Louis Neglia. As of 2015, Grandmaster Louis Neglia is still involved with the martial arts world, promoting a series of mixed martial arts events in New York City and Atlantic City, New Jersey.

Click Here to get Kung Fu Executioner on Amazon.com

Soul Brothers of Kung Fu (1977)

  • Director: Yi-Jung Hua (Hua Shan)
  • Writer: Chan Wei Lin
  • First Released in Hong Kong: October 20, 1977
  • First Released in USA: October 1978
  • Also Known As: Last Strike, Kung Fu Avengers, Bei po, Incredible Dragon, Tiger Strikes Again
  • Production Company: The Eternal Film Company, Hong Kong; distributed by Cinema Shares International Distribution & Mid-America Releasing in the U.S. in 1978 & 1979, respectively (These companies most-likely sent the film to different sections of the United States. Cinema Shares handled many major U.S. cities and Mid-America handled Mid-Western states)
  • Production Executive: Pal Ming (Pao Ming)
  • Cast: Bruce Li Shao-Lung, Ku Feng, Au-Yeung Pui-San, Lo Meng, Carl Scott, Siu Yam-Yam, Chiang Tao, Lee Hoi-Sang, Peter Chan Lung, Alexander, Alan Chan Kwok-Kuen, Fung Ging-Man

Carl Scott played the character Tom in Soul Brothers of Kung Fu. The film also starred notable Hong Kong action stars Lo Meng – Toad #5 from the Venom Mob, Bruce Li – one of the Bruce Lee look-alikes that was a very talented martial artist, and Ku Feng – who has appeared in more than 300 Hong Kong-produced movies.

In Soul Brothers of Kung Fu, two factory workers (Bruce Li and Lo Meng) come to the rescue of a young African-American kid (Scott) who is attacked by some bullies that work for the boss of the plant. As a result the boss, not wanting to lose face, starts to harrass all three workers, making it almost impossible for them to find employment. As time goes on, Li, who has become Scott’s kung fu instructor, gets involved with tournament fighting, so he can make enough money to marry the girl that his friend also likes, whilst his friend goes down a different road – where he gets into a fight over a betting refusal and slowly falls into depression. The boss, seeing this, turns him against Li with the subtle use of a sexy bar girl. He also employs some specialists to rape and murder Li’s girl, and also attempts to kill Bruce Li and Carl Scott. Li is nearly killed, but after returning to health, he and Scott go into kung fu revenge mode against the men that murdered his girlfriend and finally the factory boss himself.

Trivia: Then unknown actor and stuntman Yuen Biao, who trained with Jackie Chan and Sammo Hung, provided the acrobatic doubling for Ku Feng in the final fight.

Trivia: Harlem-born actor Adolph Caesar, notable for A Soldier’s Story (1984), The Color Purple (1985) and other films, provided the narration for the American TV spots. Caesar also narrated the U.S. trailers for blaxploitation films Blacula (1972) with William Marshall, Hammer (1972) with Fred Williamson, Scream Blacula Scream (1973) and J.D.’s Revenge (1976) with Glynn Turman and Louis Gossett Jr., along with martial arts films Karate Kiba (1976) with Sonny Chiba, and Sister Street Fighter (1974) with Etsuko Shihomi.

Trivia: The film had to be made during the summer because Carl Scott’s mother wanted him to return to America to go to school. Scott was only 15 years old when he first left for Hong Kong to train.

Click Here to get Soul Brothers of Kung Fu on Amazon.com

bruce-lee-man-myth-bruce-lee-true-story-movie-poster-imagesBruce Lee: The Man, the Myth (1976)

  • Writer and Director: See-Yuen Ng
  • First Released in Hong Kong: October 28, 1976
  • First Released in USA: July 22, 1977
  • Also Known As: Behind Bruce Lee, The Dragon Lives, Bruce Lee: True Story
  • Production Company: The Eternal Film Company, Hong Kong
  • Production Executive: Pal Ming (Pao Ming)
  • Cast: Bruce Li Shao-Lung as Bruce Lee, Little Unicorn as Himself, Chiu Chi-Ling as Mr. Chan, Fung Ging-Man as Lee Sifu, Alan Chui Chung-San as One of Bruce’s students, Sham Chin-Bo as Bruce’s friend in San Francisc, Mars as Charlie, Fung Hak-On as Challenges Bruce on set, Carl Scott as One of Bruce’s young students, Leung Siu-Chung as Master beaten on street, Fong Yuen as Fortune teller, Yip Chun as Bruce’s Wing Chun Sifu, Roberta Ciappi as Daughter of Italian Mobster, Donnie Williams as a Karate thug, David Chow Tai-Wai as Motoyaki, Chung Chan-Chi, Richard Cheung Kuen as Student, Goo Ming, Gam Tin-Chue, Man Ngai-Tik, Unknown SB-Actor, Chan Chue as Big Boss crew member, Lau Kwok-Shing as Bad guy extra Enter the Dragon, Lee Hoi-Sang as Bad guy extra Enter the Dragon

In this “Bruceploitation” biopic on the late martial arts icon Bruce Lee, Carl Scott played one of Bruce Lee’s (Bruce Li’s) students. Carl was an extra in the film, but his skills impressed producer Pal Ming, who brought Scott to Hong Kong to train for Eternal Film Company’s next Bruce Li picture, which became Soul Brothers of Kung Fu.

Trivia: BKF (Black Karate Federation) co-founder and Pastor Donnie Williams, who was interviewed for the upcoming documentary Blvd. Warriors, appears in Bruce Lee: The Man, the Myth. Williams also appeared in Enter the Dragon in the actual BKF dojo of the era, as assistant karate instructor to Jim Kelly’s character. In real life, Williams helped train a young Carl Scott, who studied Kenpo Karate for many years under the BKF and Sijo Steve Muhammad, as well as Grandmaster Robert Temple.

Click Here to get Bruce Lee: The Man, the Myth on Amazon.com

Videos

Kung Fu Executioners Opening Sequence

Billy Chong and Carl Scott sparring in a movie scene