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Iron Dragon Strikes Back (1979)
"Hui feng hao huang jin da feng bao" (original title)

R  |   |  Action, Drama  |  29 May 1979 (Hong Kong)
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Credited cast:
Bruce Li
Kwok Choi Hon ...
(as Han Kwok Choi)
Phillip Ko ...
(as Phillip Ku)
Lieh Wei
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Chun Chin
(as Chih Ling Chao)
Tat-wah Cho
Amy Chum ...
(as Tan En-mei)
Chih-Kuang Chung
Chi Wei Huang
Pei Chi Huang
Nick Lam Wai Kei ...
(as Nick Lam)
Chiu Lee
Fa Yuan Li ...
(as Yuen Lee Fat)
Shang Yun Liang


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Is this Bruce Li? No, it's Ho Chung Tao
6 January 2006 | by (Ireland) – See all my reviews

Have you seen Bruce Li/Ho Chung Tao in a movie of reasonable calibre? To make an educated guess, I'd say probably not. However, this vehicle is arguably Li's best effort in a tainted career. Ironically, this is one of the only films where he doesn't ape Lee's mannerisms - although this stars Little Dragon Li, it cannot be considered Bruceploitation.

Li and his friends find a box of gold whilst on a diving adventure, and the events thereafter leaves them fighting for their very survival in this, one of few contemporary films by any of the Bruce Lee imitators.

Once one recovers from the dubious fashion sense of our leads, and the typically poor dubbing/soundtrack, it is possible to appreciate this effort. A very gritty film, it manages to maintain an extremely heavy (and somewhat bleak) atmosphere right from the off. There is little of the "humour" which plagued late-70's Hong Kong action films, and indeed, the realism (of one torture scene in particular) may well leave the viewer reeling. The fight choreography is good, but the "real-world" nature of the fights leaves very little room for spectacular stuff.

Overall, this film is a surprisingly enjoyable effort, and a chance to watch Li as his own character, rather than as a plethora of Bruce Lee characteristics.

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