This rare gathering of the full clan took Montreux by storm and got the whole audience on their feet and jumping with a set featuring all their best known hits and classics plus a number of... See full summary »
As the names of Chang Cheh and Liu Chia-liang became legendary, all-too-often the name of their equally valued collaborator, Tang Chia, is omitted. That may be,because, unlike the previous ... See full summary »
The Shaolin Temple is the last place to resist defeat by the Manchu Dynasty, mostly because of their unique fighting style. Men from far and wide come to wait outside the temple, hoping ... See full summary »
Hung escapes Shaolin after the temple is attacked by the Ching, only to be jailed with the help of Fang (also of Shoalin) who mistakes him for a bandit. Fang must now help Hung escape so they can challenge the Ching together.
A Kung Fu master finds out that an opium den is destroying the lives of the town he lives in, and vows to put an end to the den, but first he must try to defeat the strongest enemy he has ever faced: his addiction to the drug itself.
David Chiang and Ti Lung are back in sequel to DUEL OF FISTS
THE ANGRY GUEST (1972) is a direct sequel to DUEL OF FISTS (1971) which had two long-separated brothers, Ti Lung and David Chiang, reuniting in Bangkok and running afoul of the local mob after Ti Lung, a boxer, beats the local favorite in the ring. In this film, the action shifts from Bangkok to Hong Kong to Japan and then back to HK as the brothers contend with a Japanese mob led by crime boss Yamaguchi, who is played by the film's director, Chang Cheh, in a rare screen appearance.
There are some good fight scenes enlivened by the presence of Yasuaki Kurata, a Japanese actor and martial artist who subsequently made a long career out of playing Japanese opponents in Hong Kong kung fu films. (He fights Gordon Liu in 1979's SHAOLIN CHALLENGES NINJA and Jet Li in 1994's FIST OF LEGEND.) The final fight scene here takes place in a construction site in HK as Katsu (Kurata) defeats all of Ti Lung's students and then fights David and Ti together. In addition, muscleman Yang Sze (aka Bolo Yeung) appears as a Japanese thug who attacks Ti's kung fu school at one point.
Despite location shooting in Japan, this film is, thankfully, not as much of a travelogue as the Bangkok-filmed DUEL OF FISTS, nor are the contemporary fashions quite as ridiculous as the ones worn by David Chiang in the earlier film. There's a jazz-inflected original score that's quite a relief from the canned music/ripped-off soundtracks heard in so many 1970s kung fu films.
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