Tag Archives: Jimmy Wang Yu

Wei Lo – Hai yuan chi hao AKA Wang Yu’s 7 Magnificent Fights (1973)

After accidentally killing another sailor, seaman Wang Hai-lung stows away on a ship bound for Japan. While Wang discovers the ship is involved in smuggling and witnesses the murder of a detective, Wang is discovered by the smugglers. Read More »

Wei Lo – Long hu jin hu AKA The Tattooed Dragon (1973)

Wang Yu stars as the Tattooed Dragon, who comes to the rescue after Mafia- types take over a small village. They set up gambling halls and soon thereafter the men in the village lose everything to the mob. Dragon uses his skills to beat the mobsters at their own game. He can actually hear the dice as they tumble and can pick the correct number to bet on. He breaks the bank and wins back all the money that the villagers lost. Dragon makes them promise never to gamble again. The mobsters go after Dragon, but as always Good triumphs over Evil. Read More »

Jimmy Wang Yu – Long hu dou AKA The Chinese Boxer AKA Hammer of God (1970)

Wang Yu takes the title role as a young kung fu student who prides himself on his skill and his upright standing. These skills are tested and defeated when a local rival enlists the help of a group of Japanese fighters who then kill most of Wang Yu’s school. The injured hero barely escapes with his life and moves to a retreat to learn the Iron Palm–the only technique that can defeat the force of Japanese karate. Having finished his rigorous training, the Chinese fighter faces his numerous foes in a series of nicely choreographed fight scenes. Read More »

Kimiyoshi Yasuda – Shin zatô Ichi: Yabure! Tôjin-ken AKA Zatoichi Meets the One-Armed Swordsman (1971)

Zatoichi the blind masseur and crack swordsman finds trouble in the edge of town in this 22nd installment of the classic samurai film series. When Zatoichi confronts the master Chinese martial artist Wang Kang and his young traveling companion, the blind swordsman finds that the duo are trying to escape from a group of terroristic samurai who have killed the boy’s parents. Zatoichi agrees to help them, but the rescue becomes complicated when he must rescue not only Wang Kang and the boy, but also everyone who they meet along the way! Read More »

Yu Wang – Du bi quan wang da po xue di zi AKA Master of the Flying Guillotine (1975)

The one-armed boxer is stalked by a vengeful flying guillotine expert, after his disciples were killed in the first ‘One-Armed Boxer’ film. But as the flying guillotine master is blind, he starts his quest by becoming a serial killer of one-armed men. Meanwhile, the one-armed boxer is running a martial arts school, where he teaches his pupils to control their breath so they can run up walls and along ceilings. And there’s an Indian fakir whose arms can extend until they’re ten feet long. As you may have gathered, a rational plot summary is pretty pointless – but rest assured there are epic martial arts battles and ludicrously inspired moments galore. Read More »