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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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Girl In Toilet
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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Hope Holiday was primarily cast in this film because she was Cameron Mitchell's girlfriend at the time. See more »

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The fire on board the ship freeze frames several times. See more »

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Bartender: [breaks a block of ice with his head, hands the girl her drink and asks] Wanna have dinner tonight, babycakes?
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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 wild tale of martial artists vs cannibals, zombies and Nazis.Unfortunately the uneven tone and dull action wound an near exploitation classic
20 May 2006 | by (Glen Cove, New York) – See all my reviews

This movie has everything a good exploitation movie should have: Zombies, cannibals, Nazis, naked chicks, blood, action, comedy, piranhas ...unfortunately this movie doesn't quite work as well as it should.

This is the story of a cruise ship that promises some people a trip to exotic locales one of which is Warrior Island where disgraced martial artists go to die. Also on the Island are a band of cannibalistic monks. Through a chain of events too complicated to explain the Nazi pilot who is trading kidnapped women to the monks for jade sinks the cruise ship so it can't go to the island and ruin his deal. The survivors end up on the island anyway and the monks let loose the zombified remains of all of the dead martial artists on the survivors.

At this point you're either intrigued or repelled by the nonsense you just read. If you're repelled move on to the next movie, if you're intrigued keep reading.

Lets be honest this isn't a good movie by any conventional standards. Its got bad acting, bad special effects and a dumb plot. But then again its got the spirit to go for it anyway and it almost manages to be one of the all time classics.

Unfortunately the film falls down in two key areas. First it doesn't know whether its serious or tongue in cheek. There are times when the cast seems to be playing it straight and times when they seem not. The unevenness of tone makes it hard to know how to take the movie so it ends up rubbing you the wrong way. The other problem is that the action sequences are filmed basically in a point and shoot style. There is no excitement generated from what we are seeing on screen because the camera man seems bored by it all. Its awful because this is often a really fun movie at times.

If you are an exploitation movie fan, or a fan of movies that are just out on another planet I'd give this movie a shot, because even with all of the bad in it there is just an incredible collection of wild and way out things going on that you're very likely to find something to love.

On the exploitation scale of 1 to 10- 6.5 rounded up to 7.


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