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Bamboo Gods and Iron Men -- An attempt is made by an underworld organization to recover a carved Buddha, in which is hidden a substance powerful enough to control the world.


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Ken Metcalfe (story) &
Joseph Zucchero (story)
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Release Date:
January 1974 (USA) See more »
From Harlem to Hong Kong they fear the name, the fame and the fury of Black Cal Jefferson, the Champ!
The Jefferson's honeymoon night in Hong Kong will be troubled by a number of people wishing to get hold... See more » | Full synopsis »
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Overlooked Blax/Kung Fu Crossover flick See more (6 total) »


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Directed by
Cesar Gallardo 
Writing credits
Ken Metcalfe (story and screenplay) (as Kenneth Metcalfe) &
Joseph Zucchero (story and screenplay) (as Joseph Zucherro)

Produced by
Cirio H. Santiago .... producer
Original Music by
Tito Sotto 
Cinematography by
Felipe Sacdalan  (as Felipe J. Sacdalan)
Film Editing by
Gervacio Santos 
Art Direction by
Ben Otico 
Production Management
Aurelio R. Navarro .... production manager (as A.R. Navarro)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jun Amazan .... assistant director
Jun Gallardo .... associate director
Sound Department
Willie Arce .... field soundman
Demetrio de Santos .... sound engineer
Other crew
Omar Camar .... aikido instructor
Jun Santos .... kung fu instructor
David Sheldon .... production executive (uncredited)
Augusto Aprica .... acknowledgment: Custom Collector, Port of Manila (as Mr. Augusto Aprica)
Osmundo M. Victorino .... acknowledgment (as Lt. Col. Osmundo M. Victorino)

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Also Known As:
"Bamboo Gods & Iron Men" - USA (poster title)
"Black Kung Fu" - Philippines (English title)
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Australia:93 min | USA:96 min
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3 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Overlooked Blax/Kung Fu Crossover flick, 10 March 2002
Author: josh gray ( from Oaktown, CA, USA

One of the more obscure Blaxploitation titles, but not too shabby. James Iglehart plays professional boxer Cal Jefferson who's on honeymoon with wife Shirley Washington in Hong Kong. They bicker a bit and she's a prude, all in good fun. Cal saves a drowning (mute) Chinese man's life, and is repaid by his unwanted servility. Cal dubs him "Charlie" (his version of Chow-Li) and after Charlie proves his worth, he gets to tag along with the newlyweds. Meanwhile, there's a bald-headed dude, that's all into Eastern culture, and has stolen some magical, powerful substance, that of course[!], gets mixed up with Cal's luggage. There's some decent kungfu fighting, massage parlor scenes, the inimitable Eddie Garcia, kidnappings, and more kungfu fighting. Despite being of the generally more deliquent Phillipinian-lensed Blax-species, it features a sometimes tongue-in-cheek script with a good chemistry between the leads. I liked it! Not currently on VHS or DVD, so you'll have to go to one of your friendly internet sources for a copy.

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