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Bei po (1977)

R | | Action, Drama | October 1978 (USA)
Two illegal immigrants meet a young kid and the three become best friends until one of them joins the Triads. Now the remaining two must fight the Triads in a battle to the death.

Director:

Shan Hua (as I Hung Hwa)

Writer:

Chan Wei Lin (as Chan Wai Lin)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Bruce Li ... Wong Wei-lung (as Chung Tao Ho)
Feng Ku ... Chin Shi Po
Meng Lo ... Shao-san (as Lun Kuan)
Carl Scott ... Tom
Pui-San Auyeung ... Chai-yun
Susan Yam-Yam Shaw ... Dora (Guest star) (as Yin Yin Shao)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Kwok Kuen Chan
Lung Chan
Chuan Chen
Yi-Hsiung Chi
Chuen Chiang
Tao Chiang
Tien-Chu Chin
Yuet Sang Chin
Alan Chung San Chui
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Storyline

Two illegal immigrants meet a young kid and the three become best friends until one of them joins the Triads. Now the remaining two must fight the Triads in a battle to the death.

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Side by side to avenge the death of their friend!

Genres:

Action | Drama

Certificate:

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Country:

Hong Kong | USA | Taiwan

Language:

Mandarin | English

Release Date:

October 1978 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Kung Fu Avengers See more »

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Production Co:

Eternal Film Company See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Actor Adolph Caesar provided the narration for the American TV spots. See more »

Alternate Versions

The Xenon video has 2 different endings of the film. The one used in the film itself has Carl Scott's character hung from a tree dead. The other ending, however, is far different in that Carl Scott first runs into Ku Feng's character and the two of them fight first. Soon after, Bruce arrives and finds Carl tied to a tree still alive, rather than hanging dead from an overhanging branch. Aside from this, Feng's death is far more graphic showing a pseudo-X-Ray shot of Bruce's index finger buried into Feng's heart. Bruce then pulls his finger out, causing the heart to squirt out blood and then finally finishes off Feng with two fingers stabbing his throat, and Feng spitting out blood. Shortly after Feng falls dead to the ground, Carl runs over to Bruce and says "Hey man, okay?". The shot then freeze frames with Bruce and Carl looking off into the horizon with the end of the "theme" (Bill Conti's "The Final Bell" from Rocky) playing. While unconfirmed, it is likely the upbeat, albeit more violent, ending was used for the limited unrated US release (under the title Kung Fu Avengers) while the downbeat, but cut, ending was used originally for the wide R-rated US release (under the more popular title of Soul Brothers of Kung Fu) as well as the UK release. See more »

Soundtracks

Hey Girl, Come And Get It
Written by Luigi Creatore (as Luigi), Hugo Peretti (as Hugo) and George David Weiss
Performed by Van McCoy
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if you like "A Better Tomorrow" see this too
30 December 2015 | by ckormos1See all my reviews

This starts with the look and feel of "A Better Tomorrow" and delivers the same heroic bloodshed. If you are familiar with these types of Hong Kong movies you know the characters will all die at the end or at most only one will survive. I'm surprised to learn about the alternate cuts/endings and now I have to find those versions also. Yes, Carl Scott was the token and under-used so every minute more of screen time for him would improve the final cut. The fights are fabulous in every respect particularly in Bruce Li's execution and power. The pacing of the story is perfect and the fights each seem unique. I rate it a well above average eight out of ten.


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