7.0/10
91
2 user 3 critic

The Invincible Fist (1969)

Tie shou wu qing (original title)
PG | | Action, Drama | September 1973 (USA)
Reviews

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Action | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Lei Li lost his right-arm in a sword duel with the master of a martial arts school, long ago. Now, he is able to defend himself well with just his left arm, and kung fu techniques. That he ... See full summary »

Director: Cheh Chang
Stars: David Chiang, Ching Lee, Lung Ti
Action | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Ying Ke-Feng, head of Peerless Manor, is an expert swordsman whose escort business transports 200,000 taels of silver to the capital each year. This year, however, he is afflicted with an ... See full summary »

Director: Cheh Chang
Stars: David Chiang, Lung Ti, Ching Lee
Action | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A Mogul king decides to take stealthy action to help overpower his greatest rivals. He chooses nine out thirteen of his loyal generals (who he treats as sons) to embark on the mission. ... See full summary »

Director: Cheh Chang
Stars: David Chiang, Han Chin, Lung Ti
Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

After defeating The Long-Armed Devil and his armies, our nubbed hero has been living in retirement as a farmer, but circumstances causes him to come out of retirement and take on The Eight ... See full summary »

Director: Cheh Chang
Stars: Yu Wang, Chiao Chiao, Chia Essie Lin
Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

An evil gang attacks the Chi school of Golden Sword Kung Fu. One student sacrifices his life to save his teacher and his school, his dying wish is that his son be taken in as a student. ... See full summary »

Director: Cheh Chang
Stars: Yu Wang, Chiao Chiao, Chung-Hsin Huang
Vengeance (1970)
Action | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

China 1925, a man returns to track down a kill the men who murdered his brother.

Director: Cheh Chang
Stars: David Chiang, Lung Ti, Ping Wang
Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A Kung Fu artist sacrifices everything to avenge his father's execution.

Director: Cheh Chang
Stars: Lung Ti, David Chiang, Ping Wang
Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Director: Cheh Chang
Stars: David Chiang, Lily Li, Pei-Shan Chang
Action | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

This 1971 top ten hit - a post-Chinese Revolution action adventure of rebels battling warlords -- is another great example of its famed director, stars, and kung-fu choreographer's talen and charisma.

Director: Cheh Chang
Stars: David Chiang, Lung Ti, Li Ching
Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A prince of the Sung Dynasty has been taken prisoner by Ching invaders and is being held in an impenetrable fortress by elite men of the Ching. A group of fighters loyal to the Sung set out... See full summary »

Director: Cheh Chang
Stars: David Chiang, Lung Ti, Feng Ku
The Assassin (1967)
Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Director: Cheh Chang
Stars: Yu Wang, Chiao Chiao, Hsiang Chun Li
Quan ji (1971)
Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Two men, one a businessman skilled in Kung Fu, the other a kickboxer discover they are brothers, and together, both in and out of the ring, they must face a crime syndicate. One of the ... See full summary »

Director: Cheh Chang
Stars: David Chiang, Lung Ti, Li Ching
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Lieh Lo ...
Tieh Wu-ching
Ching Lee ...
Kuei Ku
David Chiang ...
Tieh Erh-lang
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Pei-Shan Chang ...
Li Pu-lo
Chuan Chen
Shao-Chia Chen
Sing Chen ...
Crazy Dragon Liang Yan-chung
Chun Chin
Chun Erh
Mien Fang ...
Ma Wei-chia
Hsia Hsu
Sung-Hao Hsu
Pei Chi Huang
Feng Ku ...
The Southern Geese Peng Yun Chiang
En Lai
Edit

Storyline

Add Full Plot | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Action | Drama

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

September 1973 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Ruthless Iron Hand  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

THE INVINCIBLE FIST – Lo Lieh stars in minor Shaw Bros. swordplay film
15 May 2005 | by (Bronx, NY) – See all my reviews

THE INVINCIBLE FIST (1969) is a lesser swordplay film from Shaw Bros. director Chang Cheh (ONE-ARMED SWORDSMAN, BLOOD BROTHERS, HAVE SWORD WILL TRAVEL, etc.) starring Lo Lieh (FIVE FINGERS OF DEATH) as a sword-wielding bounty hunter, Master Tieh, who goes under the nickname, "Invincible Fist." However, despite the title, there are no fists on display in this film. The action strictly involves swords and such nifty exotic weapons as the Golden Abacus,which shoots out little golden balls, goose-shaped flying stars, and a tube which shoots out a chain with a sharp projectile at the end which embeds itself into a victim enabling a fighter to pull his opponent in close. There are many fight scenes involving multiple combatants, often played out in fields of high reeds (built on Shaw Bros. studio sets) which offer convenient cover to the various parties stalking each other.

The plot is a simple one, involving the efforts of Master Tieh and his band of fighters to apprehend a skilled band of robbers and their numerous henchmen who have struck four times within the past two years, robbing and killing prominent families in the province. Ku Feng (THE MAGIC BLADE) plays one of the four lead robbers, who disguises himself as "Cripple Peng" when not robbing. Chen Sing (SHAOLIN MONK) plays another of the robbers and has one excellent fight scene early on where he wields a metal spear. David Chiang (THE NEW ONE-ARMED SWORDSMAN), in an early major role, plays Master Tieh's brother and chief lieutenant and distinguishes himself in many fight scenes also. Future kung fu star Cliff Lok (KUNG FU GENIUS, RING OF DEATH) is visible as one of the bad guys. The robbers ride around in a carriage which holds six-to-eight men, but is pulled by a single poor horse who clearly has a hard time lugging it uphill as it's called on to do here.

There is a subplot in which a wounded Lo Lieh is nursed back to health by the virtuous blind daughter (Li Ching) of the head bandit, played by Fang Mien. This whole sequence might have slowed the film down, but it's thankfully short and comes too late in the proceedings to do any serious damage. A scene between the two men in front of the blind woman foreshadows a very similar scene played out between Danny Lee and Chow Yun Fat in front of a blind Sally Yeh in John Woo's THE KILLER (1989).

Again, this is not one of the great martial arts films from Shaw Bros., coming out at a time when Chang Cheh was putting greater effort into films like GOLDEN SWALLOW, HAVE SWORD WILL TRAVEL and RETURN OF THE ONE-ARMED SWORDSMAN, but it is polished and well-staged and offers plenty of action. Fans of this genre will not be too disappointed.


3 of 5 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss The Invincible Fist (1969) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?