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San De huo shang yu Chong Mi Liu (1977)

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The Iron-Fisted Monk marks the directorial debut of Sammo Hung (Painted Faces, TVÂ's Martial Law), who used the opportunity to push the envelop in kung fu action films.

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Husker
Sing Chen ...
Tak
James Tien ...
Husker's Master
Hark-On Fung ...
Official
Dean Shek ...
Goofy Manchu
Shi-Kwan Yen ...
Manchu Thug
Casanova Wong
Ching-Ying Lam ...
Shu-Liu Worker
Ma Wu ...
Boatman in Brothel
Fat Chung ...
Shu-Liu Worker
Lung Chan ...
Manchu Thug
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Shu-Liu Worker
Mars ...
Shu-Liu Worker
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Manchu thug
Wah Cheung ...
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The Iron-Fisted Monk marks the directorial debut of Sammo Hung (Painted Faces, TVÂ's Martial Law), who used the opportunity to push the envelop in kung fu action films.

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Rated R for violence including rape, and sexual content | See all certifications »
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Watch them "Dye"...
4 September 2006 | by (Brisbane, Australia.) – See all my reviews

Excellently crafted kung-fu film dealing with the conflict between the Manchus and the Shaolin monks. We see the barbaric actions of the Manchus from early on in the film, and the tension builds quite steadily until there is only one option left: fight to the death.

Sammo is brilliant as usual and his directorial talent can be identified in this film clearly. His martial artistry is great and his strength improves as things get more desperate. His use of the spear in the final reel is awesome. Also, watch out for the snake-fist styles towards the end.

That said, this is a pretty challenging film in that it portrays senseless and random abuse towards women and children - well pretty much the whole village really. But I guess it makes the revenge angle all that much sweeter... and righteous: (Buddha be praised).


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