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New Fist of Fury (1976)

Xin jing wu men (original title)
A young man sets out to avenge his grandfather's death and prove his martial arts mastery.

Director:

Wei Lo

Writers:

Wei Lo, Lei Pan
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Cast

Credited cast:
Jackie Chan ... A Lung (as Chen Yuen Lung)
Nora Miao
Sing Chen
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Chung-Kuei Chang Chung-Kuei Chang
Ming Cheng Chang Ming Cheng Chang
Shen Lin Chang Shen Lin Chang
Chao Yung Chen Chao Yung Chen
Jen Chen Jen Chen
Siu Siu Cheng Siu Siu Cheng
Kam Cheung
Lung Chin
Kuo Chung Ching
Su Han
Ying-Chieh Han
Ming Shao Ho Ming Shao Ho
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Storyline

A brother and sister escape from Japanese-occupied Shanghai to Japanese-occupied Taiwan, to stay with their grandfather who runs a Kung-Fu school there. However, the master of a Japanese Kung- Fu school in Taiwan has designs on bringing all other schools on the island under his domination, and part of his plan involves the murder of the siblings' grandfather. Undaunted, the brother and sister reestablish their grandfather's school, leading to a final confrontation with the Japanese Kung Fu master. Jackie Chan plays a young thief who at first does not want to learn Kung-Fu, but finally realizes that he can no longer stand by and let the Japanese trample the rights of the Chinese people. He proves extremely adept at the martial arts, and carries the fight to its final conclusion. Written by Christopher E. Meadows <cmeadows@nyx.cs.du.edu>

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Genres:

Action | Drama

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Trivia

One of Jackie Chan's early starring roles. See more »

Alternate Versions

In 1980, the movie was re-released in Cantonese with approximately 35 minutes of footage removed. See more »

Connections

Follows Fists of Fury 2 (1976) See more »

Soundtracks

Kiss of Death
Performed by Mandingo
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China vs. Japan - The Ultimate Showdown.
11 July 2007 | by GuardiaSee all my reviews

Fairly drawn-out and sometimes frustrating Kung Fu film about the Japanese occupation of Taiwan. This film is not too bad, you just have to make it to the final reel - something that I expect only enthusiasts of this genre will do. So why is it frustrating? Well, Jackie (or Jacky as credited here), does virtually nothing until fellow Chinese literally drag him into a Kung Fu school in the last quarter of the (2 hour) film.

Sure, he has one action scene early in the film, but he succeeds only in getting pounded nicely by two Japanese fighters. A nice motive for him to learn Kung Fu, I thought. But I was wrong. He does nothing about it...

Anyway, this is one of the more coherent Wei Lo films, and the tension builds fairly steadily. The main villain played by Sing Chen is a believable and decidedly confronting and dangerous man - he's great.

The references to Bruce Lee are tastelessly rammed down your throat, but the final fight is great and suitably brutal. It's a good revenge story, with an unusual ending.


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Country:

Hong Kong | Taiwan

Language:

Mandarin

Release Date:

8 July 1976 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

New Fist of Fury See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (re-release) (1980)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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