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Duel of the Iron Fist (1971)

Da jue dou (original title)
A Kung Fu artist sacrifices everything to avenge his father's execution.

Director:

Cheh Chang

Writer:

Kang Chien Chiu
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Lung Ti ... Tang Jen Chieh
David Chiang ... Chiang Nan ('Rambler')
Ping Wang ... Hu-Dieh ('Butterfly')
Jeanette Yu Wei ... A-Hsiu
Yuan Chuan ... Kan Wen-pin
Chih-Ching Yang ... Shen Tien-hung
Feng Ku ... Tang Jen Lin
Kang-Yeh Cheng ... Hsiao Mao
Hui Hsia Hui Hsia ... Ling Tzu
Pin Ho ... Liu Shou-yi (as Ho Pin)
Ching Ho Wang ... Chao Hai-shan
Liu Hung ... Hsu Li
Chung Wang ... Liu Sung
Kuang Yu Wang ... Wang Hung
Kang Liu ... Lin Ting-wu
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Storyline

A Kung Fu artist sacrifices everything to avenge his father's execution.

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The greatest duel of the Kung Fu masters, their fingers are swift daggers, slashing flesh with cat-like speed. See more »

Genres:

Action | Drama

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

Hong Kong

Language:

Mandarin

Release Date:

21 April 1971 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

Duel of the Iron Fist See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Shaw Brothers See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Selected by Quentin Tarantino for the First Quentin Tarantino Film Fest in Austin, Texas, 1996. See more »

Alternate Versions

The American theatrical release, titled Duel of the Iron Fist, was heavily cut to avoid an "X" rating, mainly in the final fight. The Hong Kong DVD released by IVL, however, features the original uncut and uncensored print. See more »

Connections

Edited into Iron Fist Pillage (2001) See more »

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Shaw Brothers At Its Wackiest
8 June 2017 | by ThyDavidethSee all my reviews

Talk about testosterone. Yeeeeeaaash! Duel Of The Iron Fist is a mindless hack and slash movie that you will either love or hate. The film is gleaming with angry mother******* wielding an assortment of blades and **** and killing each other off in masses and in bloody like fashion. And the story is very simple about some guy seeking revenge. La de da!

Duel Of The Iron Fist is without question one of my all time favorite Shaw Brothers movies ever. Sure it's practically nihilistic if not one dimensional, but all the anger and blood buttered mayhem is enough to make me spew man yogurt and all that.

Although, if I have to be honest about the flaws, the movie has some stiff acting and the directing is a bit unfocused which doesn't help the story much. Plus I'm not a big fan of filmmakers using pre-existing music from other movies. For this they used the Ric Flair music. It's WWE concept if you don't get it. B****.

Regardless, bad-ass movie. An illogical perfect ten.


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