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Bloody Monkey Master (1977)
"Tie hou zi" (original title)

Not Rated  |   |  Action  |  1983 (USA)
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Credited cast:
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Fung Kong (as Kuan Jiun Chi)
Chia-Lin Sun
Kang Chin ...
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Chung Tien Shih ...
Captain Pa (as Chun Tien Shih)
Ka-Yan Leung ...
Captain Ti (as Chia Ren Liang)
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Yi Kuei Chang
Chin Hai Chen
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Mu Chuan Chen ...
Bitter Monk
Kuo Chung Ching
Wai Hung Ho
Yin Ku
Ying Lee
Chiang Li ...
Shaolin Student
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Iron is the son of a rebel leader, but prefers to spend his days gambling and getting into fights. When his father's group is arrested and executed, Iron is forced to flee and hide in the woods as a beggar and thief. After being taken in by a Shaolin monastery and trained in the art of Monkey-Style Kung Fu, Iron vows to hunt down his father's killer and avenge his death. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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Iron Monkey
24 June 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I'm a big fan of Chen Kuan Tai. His elegant style stands apart from other martial arts stars from the same era, and you can tell that people find most of his movies favorable from the high ratings they get.

This is one of my favorite movie of his (Others being The Flying Guillotines, and Executioner From Shaolin), and also one of my favorite kung-fu movie.

He plays a rebel against the Manchus in this movie, but that's almost irrelevant. It's strait forward Chen Kuan Tai with him being at his best. I like this movie more than some of the other kung-fu movies that are considered "classics" such as "The Five Deadly Venoms". None of those characters has the appeal Chen has. In this movie, he's also the director.

One great kung-fu movie that's a classic in its own right.


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