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8 July 1976 (Hong Kong) See more »
A young man sets out to avenge his grandfather's death and prove his martial arts mastery. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Directed by
Wei Lo 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Wei Lo 
Lei Pan 

Produced by
Li Hwa Hsu .... producer
Wei Lo .... executive producer
San Min Lu .... planner
Original Music by
Yung-Yu Chen 
Cinematography by
Chao Yung Chen 
Chung Yuan Chen 
Yung Shu Chen 
Film Editing by
Yen Hai Li 
Art Direction by
Hua-mao Peng 
Costume Design by
Wen-fu Tai 
Makeup Department
Ai-Lan Chin .... makeup artist
Production Management
Kou Chang Chen .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Yin-Sheng Chao .... assistant director
Shao Lung Tsui .... assistant director
Art Department
Chi Chang .... props
Lu-Bei Hu .... props
Sound Department
Hua Chang .... sound recordist
Camera and Electrical Department
Mu-wang Hsu .... lighting technician
Wen Tien Lin .... camera operator
Hung Kuan Liu .... assistant camera
Other crew
Chou-chieh Chang .... continuity
Wen-he Chen .... production coordinator
Ying-Chieh Han .... martial arts director
Liu San Ming .... consultant

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Also Known As:
"Xin jing wu men" - Hong Kong (original title)
"New Fist of Fury" - Hong Kong (English title)
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114 min | UK:113 min
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Australia:M | Canada:13+ (Quebec) | Canada:18+ (Quebec) | Germany:16 (Blu-Ray version) (uncut) | UK:18 | USA:R | West Germany:18 (nf) (heavily cut)

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Jackie Chan evoking the spirit of Bruce Lee., 8 February 2013
Author: lost-in-limbo from the Mad Hatter's tea party.

Somewhat a sequel (really in-name-only, although there are minor character references and the dangerous title name method gets used without the same affect) to Lo Wei's "Fist of Fury" that starred martial arts legend Bruce Lee, Wei would go on to direct having Jackie Chan on the main mantle, in what is a virtual remake in the political theme of China vs. Japan and certain story plots. Chinese academies fighting to stay alive against Japanese martial arts school. Spirited, but the impact and charisma of Chan just doesn't feel right. A young Chan is quite raw, in a more aggressive and vengeance-filled role. But it's far from a Jackie Chan vehicle, as he doesn't really come into play until midway through due to his character's reckless and carefree attitude that sees him constantly being beaten up. Still there are some outstanding martial art sequences, namely the final long-winded confrontation where it's brutal and bloody (and those nun-chucks get a work out) with an out-of-the-blue payoff that tries to be as iconic as the film it's wanting to be. Pacing can be a little uneven (excluding those kung-fu slow-motion shots), but director Wei keeps the story straight-forward adding enough interest and tension with Chan Sing making a terrific deadly opponent for Chan and Nora Miao is good too.

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