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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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Jimmy Wang Yu (as Yu Wang)

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Jimmy Wang Yu (as Yu Wang)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Jimmy Wang Yu ... Lei Ming (as Yu Wang)
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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Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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china's secret weapon-jimmy wang-yu
18 August 2004 | by john-1451See all my reviews

In the last few months, I've become reacquainted with Jimmy Wang-Yu, whose movies I hadn't seen since Friday nights at the drive in back in the 70's. An authentic Asian superstar, Wang-Yu's movies usually have a simple plot familiar to any chop-socky fan. What sets him apart is that he had an appreciation of fighting styles from other countries that really liven up the fight scenes. (A great example of this is the movie "The Chinese Professionals".) This movie is one of the few to explain why karate fighters had an easy time with kung fu students but would always fall to the masters. If you're looking for a representative kung fu movie, this is the one. The plot is a template for most every kung fu flick that came after. Not as spectacular as his later films, but the climactic battle with Lo Lieh (star of another classic, "Five Fingers of Death") is well worth the price of the movie. Recommended.


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