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Deadly Hands of Kung Fu (1977)

Li san jiao wei zhen di yu men (original title)
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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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
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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)
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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 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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Mesmerisingly demented!
15 July 2007 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

After his earthly dissolution, the legendary Bruce Lee awakens in the underworld where he finds himself up against such movie icons as Clint Eastwood, James Bond, Emanuelle, the Godfather and even Dracula who have together hatched a sinister plot to overthrow the king of this afterlife realm.

Jesus H Christ! - What a story eh?!!! In fact how the Oscar community managed to overlook this upon it's time of release is frankly beyond me! Let's be honest here, for sheer hokey absurdity, you're simply not likely to find many other flicks out there as utterly demented as this one that's for sure!

Chock full of cool martial arts scenes, bad acting aplenty, poor dubbing/voice over work, nudity and even Popeye(!!!) there's a whole lot to enjoy in this trash classic.

OK, so it does drag a bit in parts but the sheer stupidity of it all will keep you watching in morbid curiosity until the very end whereupon you will have either reached true spiritual enlightenment or else died of laughter!


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