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3 April 1981 (West Germany) See more »
The Greatest Kung-Fu Fighter Since Bruce Lee! See more »
A kung-fu master hunts down the villain who killed his mother. | Add synopsis »
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Directed by
Iksan Lahardi 
Produced by
Harry P. Wiryawan .... producer
Cinematography by
Amir Badios 
Production Design by
Ibnu Samal 
Other crew
Peter Chen Lau .... action director

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Also Known As:
"A Fistful of Dragon" - Indonesia (original title)
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78 min
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2.35 : 1 See more »
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Fistful of eyeballs, 3 February 2008
Author: John Seal from Oakland CA

*** This review may contain spoilers ***

Bad guys burn down Mom's hut one day, and Son swears he will avenge her death. You know what happens next. That's the short and sweet regarding this very obscure martial arts flick, which was distributed in the US by legendary producer Herman Cohen and released to video by the usually reputable Thorn EMI label. The film stars Chinese-born Johnny Kongkong (who?) as our hero, but seems to have been shot in Indonesia by director Iksan Lahardi. As a result the weirdness factor is elevated and there's a nasty edge absent from most Hong Kong or Taiwan lensed kung fu flicks. Secret panels, cat fights, peeping toms, rape, gouged-out eyeballs, moobs--yep, this one has it all. Are you paying attention, Mondo Macabro? The opening credits (title: The Steel Fisted Dragon) are letter-boxed incorrectly at 1.66:1 and presented with a groovy psychedelic funk number that will have you rockin' along in short order, whilst the bulk of EMI's print is horrendously squeezed into standard academy format. Outrageous fun for fans of Le Bad Cinema.

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