Even more thrilled to find that Wang Yu wrote and directed this one as well, and his trademark pedal-to-the-metal craziness is in effect. Wikipedia More info at , , , , ,. So you'll want to watch both versions. » First seen in a Shaw Bros. Chao plans his revenge by hiring a group of mercenary martial artists from Shanghai. Cast: Jimmy Wang Yu, Lung Fei, Blacky Ko Sau-Leung, Tang Hsin, Choi Wang, Sit Hon, Ma Kei, Tin Yau, Shan Mao, O Yau Man, Kwan Hung, Wong Wing Sang, Su Chen Ping, Cheung Yee Kwai, Ng Tung Kiu, Man Man, Hsieh Hsing, Wong Fei Lung, To Wai Wo, Hau Pak Wai, Ma Chin Ku, Lui Jun, Yip Fei Yang, Chan San Yat. Based on the true story of Frank Dux, Van Damme joins an underground fighting tournament there sure are a lot of those called Kumite and gets more than he bargained for when the fights turn deadly.
When Fu receives word of their death he immediately heads off to find Liu. Newt Arnold, 1988 Jean-Claude Van Damme had his first big starring role in Bloodsport, one of the best American fighting tournament movies which is admittedly not much of a list. » This is my favourite Martial Arts film ever. Wang Yu had other one-armed films after this, so he did have loyalty to the formula, but sequel mania didn't really hit filmmakers until the Age of the Blockbuster, so maybe that's it. There is the slightly off putting sight of a Chinese man dyed brown to play an Indian yoga master but we had Angelina Jolie pull the same trick a few years back so I won't hold it against them. That stick out of his mouth. It is a second tier Wang Yu film ultimately, but it's still a fun way to burn a couple hours.
A little most special effects-driven than the rest of our list, but the actual fighting is as real as it comes… even with the extend-o-arms. . In a quick battle, Tien and his friends easily defeat the Hook gang both in the restaurant and again later in the valley where they have a battle royale. Not necessarily the best movies about fighters — Fat City, Rocky and Raging Bull are nowhere to be found here — these are the movies which have the most brutal or unforgettable fight sequences. The Ching Te school is the most prominent martial arts academy in town and controls the local clothes-dyeing and brick factories.
The villains in this are brilliant from the devilish karate leader to the Thai Kickboxers and the sheer range of the martial arts they use keep the fights fresh. He also happens to be a master of the most deadly of all weapons, the flying guillotine. In this Golden Harvest production, Wang Yu tests his skill as a martial artist against some of the finest fighters in the world. While the film obviously tries to smash together plot, characters, and style from two other superior Wang Yu films like The One-Armed Swordsman and The Chinese Boxer, The One Armed Boxer remains a fun and off the cuff martial arts film powered by gimmicks and rushed plotting in the second half. Trailers I'd really give this about 3. After a first defeat, the treacherous Chao hires a bunch of ruthless mercenaries.
Director Jimmy Wang Wu, who also stars as the One-Armed Boxer, gives the fight sequences enormous energy and invention and layers in a little sadism when necessary. A basher through and through - little graceful kung-fu work here no Lau brothers, I think as Jimmy moves from one ass-whuppin' to another. 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. Also complicating matters is a Japanese karate expert, who has designs on the daughter of a martial arts teacher who also was killed by the vengeful Fu. I'll just make a mashup of the two and put some asses in theater seats. Numerous other Shaw and Wang Yu regulars pop up, too.
Carved on the tile is the image of a one-armed man. After a fight, the school of master Hang Tui has to face the opium dealer Chao and his thugs. If the movie you're posting hasn't been posted in the last two weeks, then you may post it. This is mainly due to the fact the second film is a competition movie for most of its running time which I find less interesting than arrival schools set up. A non-Shaw, independently-produced production, this delivers everything a martial arts fan could want. Tien Lung vows revenge and begins his training to destroy anyone and everyone who stands in his way. This infuriates Chao enough to go to the Ching Te dojo and challenge Tien's master, Hang Tui, to a fight.
But as the flying guillotine master is blind, he starts his quest by becoming a serial killer of one-armed men. If you liked it, please leave a comment, like, and don't forget to subscribe. Why oh why weren't there more movies about Yu Tien Lung, the One-Armed Boxer? The English dub is fun this from a dub-hater , and the original Mandarin version uses. More importantly, the Hook gang lies and tells Chao that Tien had disrespected their group. Join other movie fanatics in our CyTube. This is simply the first in a series of two films.
The one-armed boxer is stalked by a vengeful flying guillotine expert, after his disciples were killed in the first 'One-Armed Boxer' film. The head-ripping it performs is adroitly staged. This group consists of two karate experts and their teacher, a Judo master, a Taekwondo expert, two Thai boxing fighters, a Yoga expert, and two mystic Tibetan lamas who are later revealed in the sequel to be students of an Imperial Assassin. Although some reviews feel the sequel superior I would disagree. Tien Lung, Hang Tui's best student, is the only survivor, but without one of his arm. The Hook Gang are part of a local opium-dealing and prostitution ring run by a man named Chao and are rivals of the Ching Te school.
The flying guillotine itself is more functional and exciting to watch than before. Nathan Rabin of The A. He has to undergo very painful training to exact revenge on evil Chao and his deadly henchmen. There is also some quite brutal bits with heads being bloodied and people dying in boiling oil. Our bot automatically removes dead links, this may have been what happened, message mods to inquire.
Message the mods so it can be removed. Aiding him in his search are a Thai boxer and an Indian fakir, who has the power of extending his arms. Hang Tui quickly defeats Chao, leaving him even more humiliated. Enable the Captions for the english subtitles. The electronic, 70's-style score brings a surreal quality to the film. Incredibly manly, powerful fight choreography and some good old-fashioned oppressive prison movie tropes combine to create an exceptional B-Movie that deserves to be mentioned along with the best fight movies ever.