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The Bloody Fists (1972)

Dang kou tan (original title)
Not Rated | | Action | 17 May 1972 (Hong Kong)
A band of evil Japanese martial artists want to possess all the dragon herb in a small Chinese village. It's up to fugitive loner and ace karate fighter Jang Wu-dip to stop these nefarious marauders.

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See-Yuen Ng

Writer:

See-Yuen Ng
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Cast

Credited cast:
Sing Chen ... Jang Wu-dip, fugitive hero (as Chan Sing)
Kuan Tai Chen ... Japanese long-haired boss
Ta Chuan Liu
Yung Henry Yu
Yu-mei Lin Yu-mei Lin
Sau Sun Ho Sau Sun Ho ... (as Hoh Sau-san)
Hsin-Yi Tseng Hsin-Yi Tseng ... (as Shan Liu)
Yeh Fang ... Japanese
Kwai Shan ... Japanese fighter / rapist with eye patch
Kwok Choi Hon ... Ya Ba, the mute
Sally Leh Sally Leh ... (as Sa La Leh)
Wong Pao-cheng Wong Pao-cheng
Yu Wang Yu Wang
Woo-Ping Yuen
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Szu-Ying Chien
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A band of evil Japanese martial artists want to possess all the dragon herb in a small Chinese village. It's up to fugitive loner and ace karate fighter Jang Wu-dip to stop these nefarious marauders.

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Country:

Hong Kong

Language:

Mandarin

Release Date:

17 May 1972 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

Deadly Buddhist Raiders See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Empire Cinema Centre See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Yuen Wo Ping who has choreographed such movies as Kill Bill and The Matrix, also choreographed this old-time classic. See more »

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Uhum... I am speechless.
20 April 2006 | by JustiferSee all my reviews

I got this movie as a present for my 18th birthday and to this day I am not sure whether that was a gentle way to hint that I should blow my brains on the wall.

There are movies that are so bad that they become good, like the many old monster movies which are comic enough to be treated like golden pearls of comedy. There are movies that are so bad that they can be appreciated in a whole new way. Then there is Dang Kou tan.

In a scale where 10 means awesome, 0 means awful and -10 means "so bad that it's great" Dang Kou tan sinks like a rock to 0, then continues its journey towards -10, then in the end bursts through the bottom to begin the cycle again from the top 10, then sinks to the zero. Mere words cannot describe what horror Dang Kou tan is. I think that the one who held the camera had taken too much dragon-herbs or something, because there is certainly no other excuse on just how bad the camera work can be. Some of the problems MIGHT be explained by something like "koreans have TV's of different size than Europeans", but certainly only few. I cannot get even a slight bit of comprehension how anyone could have the idea of shooting down the actors feet when the act in itself is about two people talking.

I swear my hand on a Bible that I am not making any of this up. I am not exaggerating in any way when I say that I would much rather eat a bucketful of sharp nails than ever again watch even a tiny portition of this movie. I would choose the bucket without a second thought.

I was actually going to write about the pointless plot and bad acting too, but then I remembered that I have seen this movie twice, which means that I have spent something like four hours of my life for this garbage. That thought made me depressed.


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