Deadly Hands of Kung Fu (1977)
"Li san jiao wei zhen di yu men" (original title)

R  |   |  Action, Comedy  |  25 March 1977 (Hong Kong)
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It's one of the "Bruceploitation" films that were made to cash in on Bruce Lee after his death. The story follows Bruce Lee after he dies and ends up in Hell. Once there, he does the ... See full summary »


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Credited cast:
Bruce Lee (as Bruce Leong)
Ie Lung Shen ...
The Godfather (as Shin Il Lung)
Ching Tang ...
Hades Judge Pao (as Tong Ching)
Alexander Grand ...
Jenny ...
Emmanuelle (as Jenny)
Chu-chuan Sai ...
Hades maid
Lik Cheung ...
One-armed Swordsman (as Chang Li)
Kwok Choi Hon ...
Tavern smoker
Yat Fan Lau ...
Corrupt cop
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Bobby Canavarro ...
Man with no name (as Kah Wah)
Hsi Chang ...
Shang Chen
Chi Chou ...
Hades court bailiff
Yeh Fang ...
(as Fong Yie)
Lily Fu Li ...
The Queen (as Fu Lai)


It's one of the "Bruceploitation" films that were made to cash in on Bruce Lee after his death. The story follows Bruce Lee after he dies and ends up in Hell. Once there, he does the logical thing and opens a gym. After fending off the advances of the King Of Hell's naked wives, he discovers that the most evil people in Hell are attempting a takeover, so Bruce sets out to stop it. As if it wasn't weird enough, the evil people are: Zatoichi (the blind swordsman hero of Japanese film), James Bond, The Godfather, The Exorcist, Emmanuelle (the "heroine" of many European softcore porn films), Dracula, and, of course, Clint Eastwood (played by a Chinese guy). Aiding Bruce is The One-Armed Swordsman (hero of kung-fu films), Kain from the U.S. tv series, Kung-Fu (actually played by a Chinese guy this time), and Popeye the Sailor Man! Yes, Popeye the Sailor Man. He eats spinach and helps Bruce fight some mummies. Written by Anonymous

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25 March 1977 (Hong Kong)  »

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Life changing
23 December 2004 | by (Portland, OR U.S.A.) – See all my reviews

"Bruce Lee" goes to hell, he doesn't look like Bruce Lee because people look different after they die (or so they claim in this film). Along his journey Bruce Lee has a major erection, befriends Popeye, and fights "Clint Eastwood", James Bond, Zatoichi,Emmanuel, a mummy, and others. I'm not making this up. Just when you think the movie can't get any better we reach the life affirming Wizard Of OZ meets The Red Balloon climax.

This is not just another attempt to cash in on the name of Bruce Lee, this is THE attempt to cash in on the name of Bruce Lee. Much more far-out than it sounds in my description and VASTLY superior to the majority of The Game Of Death.

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