King Boxer

1972

Action / Drama / Romance

154
IMDb Rating 7.1 10 3

Synopsis


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Bolo Yeung as Chong
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973.41 MB
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23.976 fps
104 min
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1.76 GB
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23.976 fps
104 min
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by Leofwine_draca 10 / 10 / 10

Superlative and influential kung fu flick

This early Shaw Brothers outing (which features a plot that's very similar to the ones found in THE ONE-ARMED BOXER and THE Chinese BOXER) proved to be a hugely successful release for the studio and ended up sparking a trend that saw hundreds of imitations made over the next five years. As kung fu films go, the plot is strictly per functionary, as we watch an escalating feud between rival kung fu schools that can end in only one way – death for most of the cast. Still, these films are never about the plot and on a technical level this is top notch stuff – a strong cast with acting as well as fighting skills, great fight choreography and sumptuous filming that looks absolutely great on DVD. Lo Lieh, typically cast as the bad guy in these productions, is a breath of fresh air playing a hero for once. He plays the stock character – impetuous, fearless, hot-headed et all – but I found the screen alive whenever he was present. Tons of familiar faces, like Tien Feng and James Nam, make up the cast of bad guys. The plentiful fight sequences are quite wonderful and sometimes extraordinarily violent for the era, with one or two literally eye-popping interludes that have to be seen to be believed. Our hero ends up learning the 'iron palm' technique, signified by some hilarious siren-style music on the soundtrack that Tarantino lifted to memorable effect in KILL BILL, which leads to some strong showdowns against sinister Japanese fighters and huge numbers of unfortunate henchmen. Compared to the rest of the genre, KING BOXER is nothing new – but this trend-setting classic ushered in a new type of martial arts film and remains a hugely enjoyable outing to this day.

Reviewed by tavm 7 / 10 / 10

Five Fingers of Death is a very exciting kung fu flick

Having recently seen Grindhouse, I was browsing in Video USA looking for some movies that might have played in real grindhouse theatres in downtown areas during the '70s. The Hong Kong action flick Five Fingers of Death seemed just such a picture. The cartoon-like sound effects and the quick jump cuts seemed a little distracting at first but after a while I was so involved in the story and the characters I didn't care. Parts of the music score sounded like the "Ironside" TV theme song that was subsequently used in Quentin Tarantino's Kill Bill movies. Some scenes involving the hero's fiancé seemed to border on parody but they were so brief that they didn't ruin the film. The most exciting parts involve the tournament and some revenge segments after that. Well worth seeing for kung fu fans!

Reviewed by view_and_review 7 / 10 / 10

I Appreciate Run Run Shaw

Theses were the martial arts movies I grew up watching. Though it was made in 1972 I was watching them on Saturday nights on our local channel 26 in the late 80's. Seeing that this was a Run Run Shaw production I decided to see how many movies he was credited with because his name was the most popular in kung-fu movies as long as I could remember. I just saw that he has 363 movies to his credit! That is insane! He was extremely busy and I, for one, surely appreciate it.

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