One Armed Boxer
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(Feb 06, 2007)
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The story is simple. A gang that is involved in opium smuggling and prostitution is looking to take out Wang Yu's kung fu school. When defeated, the gang hires Japanese fighters. Well, mostly Japanese. 2 Thai kickboxers, 2 Tibetan Lamas, a Yoga kung fu master(I never heard of Yoga kung fu, but hey, it's a movie), a Judo expert, a Taekwondo expert, and the unstoppable Lung Fei. Lung Fei also brings his 2 students, and obviously Wang Yu doesn't stand a chance against all of these guys. These are truly 10 of the craziest villains that you will ever come across. Wong Wing San played the Yoga guy with extendable arms in 'Master of the Flying Guillotine', but he just plays one of Lung Fei's 2 students in this. I will stop my review right now and let you find out for yourself how Wang Yu loses his arm and gets revenge.
If you are a fan of kung fu movies pre-Bruce Lee, this is a must have. Maybe the best basher ever. It's one of the movies that started the imaginary world where only martial arts schools exist. So the one martial arts school is a gang, and the other school is made up of good people. You just have to go with it, but it more than works. The movie is serious, but takes place in a complete fantasy world. "Never insult Tibetan martial arts".Read more ›
Looks just like I saw it at the movie theater.
This kung fu movie is o.k. It does look like they spent some money on this movie.
One of the best 70s' kung fu movies.
Worth taking a gamble on the purchase if you never saw it.
The movie itself gets 5 stars from me and that goes without saying. I remember many years ago when I was only a child, waking up and turning the television on to find this movie showing... I was completely drawn in to the unique fighting scenes and story line, both of which have been explained well by the reviewer before me. It is a timeless classic of Hong Kong cinema, which seems to get overshadowed by Master Of The Flying Guillotine, I prefer One Armed Boxer, however both movies really are a must own. Let's just hope that some day they release a DVD of this film, and give it the treatment it truly deserves, starting with better, more accurate subtitles...
The English dub is fun (this from a dub-hater), and the original Mandarin version uses...the theme from SHAFT. Yes, really. So you'll want to watch both versions.
Don't call it a prequel - a prequel is something made AFTER, but showing events that took place BEFORE the first film. This is simply the first in a series of two films. Why oh why weren't there more movies about Yu Tien Lung, the One-Armed Boxer? The concept is basically Wang Yu saying "Hm...the one-armed swordsman worked well for me....and so did the Chinese boxer...I'll just make a mashup of the two and put some asses in theater seats." And by all accounts it worked, so I have to wonder why there wasn't a 3rd, 4th etc OAB film. 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.
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.Read more ›
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I'm such a fan of the classic and hilarious old kung fu movies and anything with Jimmy Wang Yu! The movie is great, and shipping was super fast as always with Amazon.Published 16 months ago by Janad12
This is a classic and me a my best childhood friend watches this over and overPublished 21 months ago by Hassiem
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