Historical movie, set during the Japanese occupation of China during WWII, in which a group of Chinese rebels tries to oust the Japanese forces from a small town. Jackie Chan is one of the ... See full summary »
Jackie witnesses his father's death by the skilled hands of a martial arts master with an unknown killing technique. Jackie vows to become a Shaolin monk and avenge his death (not very ... See full summary »
As Jen Ko (Henry Yu Yung) has completed his training at the military academy, he is entrusted by his superiors at once with a secret mission. He should take in the city Lung Tau the gang ... See full summary »
Young Jackie was intrigued by Kung-Fu since an early age, but his father strictly forbade its practice. One day, he meets an old beggar who offers to teach Jackie how to fight. Jackie grows... See full summary »
A young man poses as "the Whip King" and collects the reward for a bandit he has seen killed by a famous bounty hunter. He must now learn Kung Fu if he is to live up to this new persona and conquer the enemies he has inherited.
A sloppy effort for an otherwise good initial year for Golden Harvest
Sadly I found more things wrong than right with this early Golden Harvest movie. Character-wise the villains just did not seem that bad and the heroes did not seem that heroic. Guns and martial arts just don't mix especially in the conclusion to a final fight. It's well known that many of these movies were filmed sequentially therefore the fights tend to get better toward the end. With the talent involved, particularly with Jackie Chan in the first fight sequence, this should not have happened but it did. Worse, the fights only got a little bit better toward the end. This was simple stuff too, lack power and focus, and total failure to make any fight look any different from the previous fight. Finally the running time was just too long. It seemed as if they went to all this trouble to build a set then they were going to show you the whole set, even if it meant pointless walking from one end to the other. I would recommend this for completists only.
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