Enter Chao Chih-Hao Lo Lieh , a strong student with great potential. The plot soon heats up as Chao Chih-Hao reaches his destination and begins training. The photos are copyrighted and courtesy by their respective owners. Alternative movies trailers for Five Fingers of Death More movie trailers, teasers, and clips from Five Fingers of Death: 1972 06 August 1972 A collection of seven vignettes, which each address a question concerning human sexuality. Mastering Martial Arts With local thugs increasing their power on a daily basis young martial arts student Chi-Hao is sent on a journey to train under a new master to become even better than he already is which is only average in the eyes of his new master.
Ergo, Chi-Hao must overcome all sorts of difficulties to realize his full potential, win the tournament, and save the day all without making too much of a jackass of himself. The kung-fu on display is subpar. Non-profit, education or personal use tops the balance in favor of fair use. Cheng used varied camera angles that almost gave a type of 3D effect. At the time, these innovative techniques made this one better than the average chop-socky flicks that would soon flood the American market. Oh you can read what Bob in Oklahoma thinks of a movie and how back in such and such a decade a movie paved the way for others but they are just words on a screen. By Joe909 I love cityonfire.
On his way to his new school, Chao Chih-Hao saves the life of a pretty singer named Sun Hsin-Pei Mien Fang. But now, decades later, after being inundaded with countless movies about a good school versus a bad school, it seems that Five Fingers is just a rehash. The various training sessions are entertaining and the over the top nature of the fight scenes are just as entertaining with plenty of super human leaps and acts of strength. After a handful of short, mostly one-sided fights, tournament day arrives and numerous asses are kicked. I've said it before; there are some movies that you needed to see when they were released to understand why they are rated so highly.
For me, this qualifies it as an instant classic. Good to see you here! I still respect these movies, regardless. He leaves the school when he hears that a local gangster is terrorizing the town. This film appears to have influenced martial arts films for decades. Even though the story is familiar, Five Fingers is unique in that it gives us more of a ensemble piece, whereas Fist of Fury, which had much the same story, was a solo vehicle all the way.
As the film goes along you get to see plenty of cruel acts, including eye gouging, hand smashing, a head without a body, and some noble self sacrifice. I saw it with two buddies of mine in a downtown San Diego theater frequented by sailors, and although the scenes of the glowing red hands and gouged eyeballs got some laughs, clearly the audience was getting into it, as was our little group. I just recommend that neophyte viewers consider those technical flaws to be proof of its vintage nature and of its authenticity, and then merrily proceed to enjoy its testosterone-charged mayhem. Jealous number one student Korean actor James Nam seems to always nit pick at our hero. Naturally, veteran Shaw actor Feng Tien wants his own son to win the tournament, and does every thing in his power to make it so.
But when Five Fingers of Death was new, the story was most likely fresh. He goes to hone his skills with a renowned instructor and hopes to compete in a prestigious tournament. Okay, let me ask this: how can a movie with not one, but two eye gougings complete with the perpetrator holding the bloody eyeballs in his fist before tossing them to the ground , a severed head thrown hatefully at an opponent, multiple bloody deaths, sword slashings, impalements, and glowing red palms of death be slow moving? He comes to the aid of a young singer and brings on the wrath of the local gang. I say that because truthful there are better martial arts movies from the 70s, there are those with a more entertaining story, better characters and more impressive action scenes. For me as a kid in the seventies, this was one of the best Kung Fu flicks this side of sliced bread! The boss looks sort of like an uglier Lo Lieh impossible? Which beautiful girl does he choose? Reportedly, the movie is slow-paced. The master steps in to save the day, but is seriously injured by a tricky head shot.
Here we see his growth as a fighter. Decades later I could still recall several specific scenes, even after I had forgotten the film title. This film is extra special to me now because one of those two buddies with whom I first saw it sailor Kenneth Lee Hines of the Kitty Hawk has since passed away, so this film serves as a memento of that day together before we took judo and karate lessons in subsequent years. Amidst a plot line full of betrayal, loyalty, love, and redemption; Lo Lieh triumphs in grand fashion. Chao Chih-Hao seeks revenge at the local tavern and defeats the bad guy. The late Lo Lieh who also co-wrote plays Chao Chi-Hao, a martial artist of moderate but far from outstanding skill. The reason being is that if Chi-Hao can win a local tournament it will put pay to the reign of the local thugs.
It holds up fairly well, considering its age, and the perfectly serviceable plot contains a few elements which may be old now but had not yet been beaten to death when it was made. From aphrodisiacs to sexual perversion to the mystery of the male orgasm, characters like a court jester, a doctor, a queen and a journalist adventure through lab experiments and game shows, all seeking answers to common questions that many would never ask. Tgushiniere has quite the collection of older films and Bruce flicks. Fair use is a use permitted by copyright statue that might otherwise be infringing. The disrespect for old-school flicks on this site is no more apparent than on this very page.
This is truly a kung fu classic. Will he learn the iron fist technique? He also had dust spread on the hard floors, so when actors hit it, you could feel the impact through the dust rising in the air. Two reviews for Five Fingers of Death, both of them negative. He eventually enters the martial arts competition after learning iron palm technique and takes out all competition. Watch a good, story driven kung fu movie that gets more viscious as it unfolds! The violence in this movie is hardcore and realistic.