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The Hammer of God (1970)
"Long hu dou" (original title)

R  |   |  Action, Crime  |  June 1973 (USA)
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Lei Ming
Lieh Lo ...
Kitashima
Ping Wang ...
Li Shao-ling
Hsiung Chao ...
Diao Erh-yeh
Mien Fang ...
Master Li
Lei Cheng ...
Chang Da Lung
No Tsai ...
Lin Hung
Kuang Yu Wang ...
Sun Tung
Sing Chen ...
Ishihara
Li Tung ...
Lumura (as Kang Hua)
Chung Wang ...
Tanaka
Ling Chiang ...
Lin Ah-Chuan
Lung Yu ...
Greeting student (as Yu Chung Chieh)
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Shih-Ou Chang
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The golden age of kung-fu film's first superstar Jimmy Wang Yu (even before Bruce Lee) wrote, directed and starred in his classic favorite of a noble young martial arts student who won't give up - no matter how many blood-thirsty Japanese killers he faces! Written by Celestial Pictures

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Classic old style Chop Socky
15 March 1999 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

The Chinese Boxer, unsurprisingly bears some similarity to Jimmy Wang Yu's other popular franchises- The One Armed Swordsman and the One Armed Boxer. This time Jimmy takes on the baddies with both arms. It's a simple morality play, he's good, they're bad and after inflicting pain upon him, his family and his village, they're going to have to pay. What makes it so damn entertaining, is the style, and dare I say it, the passion that has gone into it. Ignore the bad dubbing (the Australian version has an atrocious British accented soundtrack) the panning and acanning, and sit back and enjoy a true classic of HK cinema. You'll also enjoy learning traditional Chinese medicine and philospohy in the manner with which it was intended. Take note of the traditional themes of Chinese cinema- Honour, family values, retribution. Listen for the quick sample of one of John Barry's Bond themes in some of the action sequences.


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