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Kung Fu Cannibals (1982)
"Raw Force" (original title)

 -  Adventure | Horror | Action  -  July 1982 (USA)
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A group of martial arts students are en route to an island that supposedly is home to the ghosts of martial artists who have lost their honor. A Hitler lookalike and his gang are running a ... See full summary »

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Capt. Harry Dodds
Geoffrey Binney ...
Mike O'Malley (as Geoff Binney)
Hope Holiday ...
Hazel Buck
Jillian Kesner ...
Cookie Winchell (as Jillian Kessner)
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John Taylor
Jennifer Holmes ...
Ann Davis
Rey Malonzo ...
Go Chin (as Rey King)
Carla Reynolds ...
Eilleen Fox
Carl Anthony ...
Lloyd Davis
John Locke ...
Gary Schwartz
Mark Tanous ...
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Ralph Lombardi ...
Thomas Speer
Chanda Romero ...
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Lin Lin Li ...
Gun Moll (as Maggie Lee)
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A group of martial arts students are en route to an island that supposedly is home to the ghosts of martial artists who have lost their honor. A Hitler lookalike and his gang are running a female slavery operation on the island as well. Soon, the two groups meet and all sorts of crazy things happen which include cannibal monks, piranhas, zombies, and more! Written by Josh Pasnak <chainsaw@intouch.bc.ca>

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Camille Keaton was paid in cash for the small part that she plays in this film. See more »

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When Eilleen is in the shower, the rings on her left hand appear and disappear between scenes. See more »

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Religious Freak: Tell me about the centerfold you're doing.
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Religious Freak: [interrupting her again] For the publicity?
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Religious Freak: [interrupting her yet again] You're not doing it for the publicity. I know why you're doing it.
Betty: Why am I doing it then?
Religious Freak: For the devil.
Betty: The devil?
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'To be Continued ...' appears at the end of the film. (but as of 2009, no sequel has ever materialized) See more »

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A glorious pile of garbage.
1 November 2014 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

A group of martial arts students decides that they will visit the Asian island home of martial artists who have lost their honour. Well, not only will they have a nefarious jade dealer & white slave trader to deal with, but the resident mad monks as well.

"Raw Force" is short on sense and long on nonsense. If one is not partial to the charms of the silly side of B cinema, then stay away! Otherwise, this is great fun that writer / director Edward Murphy is wise to play tongue in cheek. You have to hand it to him for including so many exploitable elements in this wild and crazy flick: cannibalism, zombies, karate, etc. The dialogue and performances are often quite ridiculous, and while the actors stop short of winking at the camera, Murphy does keep that tone alive.

The special effects are lousy, the zombies are a rather sad lot sporting less than stellar grey makeup, the T & A quotient is high (at one point, a hero and villain have a fight in a room where a naked woman is tied up), and the gore is plentiful.

Ubiquitous Cameron Mitchell has the leading role of intrepid pleasure ship captain Harry Dodds. Co-starring are his real-life girlfriend Hope Holiday as Hazel, Geoffrey Binney ("Hot Potato") as Mike, Jillian Kesner ("Firecracker") as Cookie, John Dresden ("Not of This Earth" '88) as John, and Filipino icon Vic Diaz, rarely to be seen without a smile on his face, as one of the monks. Exploitation fanatics will dig the appearances by Camille Keaton ("I Spit on Your Grave" '78) and Jewel Shepard ("The Return of the Living Dead"). Ralph Lombardi hams it up, egregious accent and all, as the Hitler lookalike villain.

We even get a couple stock shots from the New World production "Piranha" '78 before this is over. "Raw Force" is unmistakably gutter trash, but is done with enough humour and spirit to make it engaging entertainment.

Eight out of 10.


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