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The Hammer of God (1970)

Long hu dou (original title)
R | | Action, Crime, Drama | June 1973 (USA)
The golden age of kung-fu film's first superstar Jimmy Wang Yu (even before Bruce Lee) wrote, directed and starred in his classic favorite of a noble young martial arts student who won't ... See full summary »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Yu Wang ... Lei Ming
Lieh Lo ... Kitashima
Ping Wang ... Li Shao-ling
Hsiung Chao ... Diao Erh-yeh
Mien Fang ... Master Li
Lei Cheng ... Chang Da Lung
Sing Chen ... Ishihara
Li Tung ... Lumura (as Kang Hua)
Kuang Yu Wang ... Sun Tung
No Tsai No Tsai ... Lin Hung
Chung Wang ... Tanaka
Ling Chiang ... Lin Ah-Chuan
Lung Yu Lung Yu ... Greeting student (as Yu Chung Chieh)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Chi Ping Chang
Shih-Ou Chang
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The golden age of kung-fu film's first superstar Jimmy Wang Yu (even before Bruce Lee) wrote, directed and starred in his classic favorite of a noble young martial arts student who won't give up - no matter how many blood-thirsty Japanese killers he faces! Written by Celestial Pictures

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Country:

Hong Kong

Language:

Mandarin

Release Date:

June 1973 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Hammer of God See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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UK video versions were cut by 1 min 3 secs by the BBFC to edit lethal body blows and to heavily reduce the rape scene. See more »

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Top-notch entry in 1970s kung fu craze
14 April 2010 | by mhantholzSee all my reviews

Saw this as HAMMER OF GOD @ Loew's DELANCEY with Mario Bava's HATCHET FOR THE HONEYMOON-- -one of the *best* twin-bills I ever saw and I saw hundreds from the mid-1950s till the *end of the double-bill*, as a movie-going fact-of-life, mid-late 1970s.

The DELANCEY was a huge old "movie palace"-style theater, with humongous screen, super sound system, balcony, full-service concession stand in a big-BIG lobby, *the works*.

The big screen is absolutely *vital* to the peak enjoyment of the rich color, speed-of-light action of HAMMER.

The impact of HATCHET on a small home screen must be terribly attenuated, the atmosphere sharply reduced, surely.

BOTH these films were made with *big screens* in mind. The film-makers of that bygone era could not have foreseen today's cracker-box 'plex "theaters" (*hawk-ptooi*) which generally seat >500, in malls built in the ever-popular Birkenau style of architecture.

I'm High Church about the big-theater films of that era ---I simply won't see them again: My *memory* serves me well enough.

It is simply too depressing, too degrading to see the scratched and pitted prints with their bleached-out "colors" and raggedy soundtracks on a tiny home screen.

I wouldn't accept THE LAST SUPPER or LA PRIMAVERA as thumbnails, and that's what watching vintage movies of happy memory is to me today.

Cheers !


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