Far removed from the Shaw Bros, big budget kung fu epics, this lower budget, but 'powerhouse' of a film will not fail to impress even the most dedicated fan of this genre. Li Chin Kun plays the lead, a good and honest laborer who sets out to find the men responsible for his brothers murder. It seems that drug smugglers have infiltrated their warehouse where grain is packaged and sent out to merchants, and have hidden large amounts of heroin in the sacks. The story is very effectively told, character development is surprisingly good, and this features some fantastic 1970's music as well. Li Chin Kun is called 'The Chinese tiger' for a reason; his martial arts skills are truly amazing. The last half hour of this one is simply jaw dropping; fast, furious and super violent fight sequences, seriously some of the angriest kung fu brawling i have ever seen. And the Tiger has a little, slightly "off" sidekick who displays some awesome 'monkey fist' style kung fu, a technique rarely seen. I would give a lot to find this great movie in a remastered widescreen edition with original Cantonese audio. But the best edition of this title comes from 'Saturn' DVD; it is a full screen transfer, not the best quality however they did find a print with bright and vivid colors and strong sound. You won't believe just how good 'Chinese Tiger' is; a sadly overlooked and forgotten gem of the 70's. This is pure, gritty adrenaline pumping entertainment
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