|own this great DVD!|
The Kid With the Golden Arm (1979) holds the distinction of being the first kung fu movie I ever saw. well, at least remember seeing. I didn't see the whole movie- that would be the next evening's Avenging Warriors of Shaolin (also 1979) but I saw the last battle of this movie. Channel 2, KWGN must have been having some kind of "kung fu" week of movies. my brother had been watching Kid, so we were hooked by the end of it.
now there's this great DVD available of it, though Amazon seems to think it's a fullscreen presentation. it's not. once I get done watching it I'll post some screen captures.