Extremely Underrated


I've seen this movie several times and I have to say that it is extremely underrated, the choregoraphy is right up there with with Drunken Master and Young Master, I'm just wondering how come it's always been ignored by the majority of Jackie Chan fans despite the fine fights scenes that are on display.


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Couldn't agree more. The fights are powerful with some superb fistwork from Jackie (as well as a very solid emotional performance). The fluidity of the fights was especially astounding when compared with other Lo Wei movies Jackie had made, and the story was genuinely engaging.

A class effort that deserves more recognition.

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Yeah, its not as good as those two for definite.

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I thought the fights were very well done, but the most remarkable ones go for too long. In the end I didn't like the film; the fights were the only good thing going, the story was a bit silly ( I just hate when they feel the need to explain everything they've been plotting), the soundtrack didn't fit in with most scenes ( and reminded me of a few other films)...

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It's a very underrated movie indeed. But the reason is simple: it has never been released properly. The english dub is awful, not only the voice actors are bad, but the whole translation is stupid and doesn't make much sense. The subtitles (provided on the US release) are exactly the same. Going further, most dubbings are based on the English translation as well, it seems almost nobody took the trouble retranslating the original Cantonese.

To top of that, most releases were cut heavily (20 minutes), which made the storyline awkward and often pointless.

Finally, in 2007 Hong Kong Legends (UK) released the movie in its original length, and with retranslated English subtitles. FIRST TIME EVER. That's the only version which is worth to buy for the English-speaking world.

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And... did I really hear him do a Lee-like screech in one scene!?!


Yeah. It is Jackie Chan's take on the Bruce Lee-thing And this time he was credible unlike in the pathetic New Fist of Fury.

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young Jackie is a joy to watch.
His acting is definitely not superb, but good enough for one so young and this kind of movie. And he's miles better than Bruce Lee. Acting-wise.

YOURE INSANE. Bruce made his first appearance on film as a baby, his first real acting lead role at 6, he came from a family of performers, and was like the James Dean of Hong Kong Cinema during his teens (he played rebels ALOT.) and became the most popular actor in the world by his 30's. After his premature death the man had become a GOD to many and left a cultural impact on the Martial Arts world thats still unmatched by anyone to this day. And he only made four "Kung Fu Flicks" Mind You. There was SO MUCH more he could have accomplished, just imagine if he had 5 or 10 years more to add on to an already incredible legacy...

Bruce Lee was a Real Actor wherein Jackie is more of a Stuntman. Dont talk crazy, Bruce is the better actor AND martial artist, between the two, even Jackie Acknowledges this.

I LOVE martial arts films, but this one isnt any good, its actually pretty average. Could be i didnt like it much because i watched the DUB version, dont know, but as far as that cut goes, it doesnt even crack my top 200 martial arts films.

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The sad thing is that while Dragon Fist wasn't a hit (it didn't die at the box office though, and it made the most money of the serious Lo Wei movies), Half a Loaf of Kung Fu and Spiritual Kung Fu were box office hit in Hong Kong - just because they were comedies like Drunken Master and SitES.

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