After getting in trouble with local gangs, a young man (Fu Sheng) flees to San Francisco, where the same gangs are still causing problems. He becomes a part of one gang, and eventually ...
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After getting in trouble with local gangs, a young man (Fu Sheng) flees to San Francisco, where the same gangs are still causing problems. He becomes a part of one gang, and eventually decides to play them against each other in order to clean up the town.
Despite the fact that the majority of the film takes place in San Francisco, all cars shown have the steering wheel on the right-hand side and drive on the left-hand side of the road. See more »
The English dubbed version and the Mandarin language version are almost two completely different films. The Mandarin cut is about 90 minutes and ends with the hero and the villain being arrested. The English dubbed cut is 115 minutes, features far more fight footage, additional "darker" footage of the hero's more villainous ways, and alternate sequences including the original ending in which the hero dies in the final battle along with the villain. See more »
After watching the recently released and remastered version of Heaven And Hell, I started digging through my collection and found possibly Fu Sheng's greatest film, The Chinatown Kid. This kung fu gangster story sports some awesome fight scenes and is a perfect example of why Shaw Brothers was truly a dynasty back in the day. With fantastic fighting skills, matinée idol looks, and magnetic charisma, Fu Sheng was on his way to becoming one of the greatest stars ever in Hong Kong cinema. Unfortunately, an automobile accident took him away from us too soon. This classic, featuring Fu and the original 5 venoms really needs a legitimate release. Hopefully, it will happen in my lifetime.
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