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Cantonen Iron Kung Fu (1979)

Liang Jia Ren , Li Chao  |  Unrated |  DVD
2.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)


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Product Details

  • Actors: Liang Jia Ren
  • Directors: Li Chao
  • Format: Color, Subtitled, Widescreen, NTSC
  • Language: Chinese
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.66:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: Unrated
  • Studio: Crash Cinema Media
  • DVD Release Date: August 6, 2002
  • Run Time: 88 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 2.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00006G8G6
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #863,075 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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In a small Chinese town wandering criminals kill a local merchant to take over his trade routes, leaving Liang Kun (Leung Kar Yan) to seek vengeance and protect his town.

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3.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful DVD transfer of a lesser kung fu film December 31, 2002
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CANTONEN IRON KUNG FU (1979) boasts an enjoyable central performance by second-tier kung fu star Leung Kar Yan (aka Liang Jia Ren, star of SLEEPING FIST, THUNDERING MANTIS, many others), who essays the role of "Iron Bridge Kun," a kung fu-fighting Cantonese laborer who fends off attempts by a corrupt merchant to take over his town in the 19th century. There are some rigorous training scenes and a couple of well-staged fights late in the film, although one has to sit through an underdeveloped plotline to get there. Also, aside from the star and shorter turns by Wang Chung and Kao Fei (aka Phillip Ko), the cast is largely unfamiliar, at least to this longtime kung fu fan.
However, the original 35mm print from which this high-quality letter-boxed DVD transfer was made (courtesy of Crash Cinema's Pagoda Films Premium Collection) was in such pristine condition that it gives viewers a rare chance to see an old-school kung fu film in something approximating the way it was meant to be seen. While the film itself is no classic, it is well-made and entertaining enough to justify watching simply because it is in so much better condition than 95% of the kung fu films so far available in the U.S. My only quibble with the DVD is that it wasn't enhanced for 16:9 presentation.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Another kung fu movie ripoff July 8, 2006
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Bad picture quality and an ntsc transfer in which 1/3 of the screen is missing doesn't help such a poorly done Kung Fu movie.

Liang Jia Ren does not perform up to par here and a lot of the choreography looks like it was made up as they went along. It looks more like 'patty cake' than martial arts. Liang is really a quite capable performer and has definitely starred in better roles than this one.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Old Skool Kung Fu!1 July 10, 2006
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I though the performace of the great Leung Kar Yan was amazing in this particular cinematography. "Iron Kung Fu" is a will choreographed, well put togther flick, which sufficiently high lighted styles, such as snake, mantis and the tiger claw. A stellar performace by Mr Yan. If you are a true old school kung fu lover,,,GUARANTEED, you will not be dissapointed, believe me!!
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