Iron is the son of a rebel leader, but prefers to spend his days gambling and getting into fights. When his father's group is arrested and executed, Iron is forced to flee and hide in the ...
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Iron is the son of a rebel leader, but prefers to spend his days gambling and getting into fights. When his father's group is arrested and executed, Iron is forced to flee and hide in the woods as a beggar and thief. After being taken in by a Shaolin monastery and trained in the art of Monkey-Style Kung Fu, Iron vows to hunt down his father's killer and avenge his death.Written by
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There are 3 DVD-releases: A German DVD by Madison, which is cut; a US DVD by Xenon which is uncut; and a UK DVD by Vengeance which is uncut, too. All three DVDs are time-compressed. The UK DVD got the best transfer of all three and features an interesting cut-scene not included in the original movie version, which seems to be taken from a Hong Kong VCD. This cut-scene is only on the UK release. The UK and the US DVD are both suffering from a poor master with extreme color-shift and vertically stretched frame, the German one is marginally better. Interestingly the cut-scene on the UK DVD is fine, with nearly natural colors, but in 16:9 pan'n'scan. See more »
I'm a big fan of Chen Kuan Tai. His elegant style stands apart from other martial arts stars from the same era, and you can tell that people find most of his movies favorable from the high ratings they get.
This is one of my favorite movie of his (Others being The Flying Guillotines, and Executioner From Shaolin), and also one of my favorite kung-fu movie.
He plays a rebel against the Manchus in this movie, but that's almost irrelevant. It's strait forward Chen Kuan Tai with him being at his best. I like this movie more than some of the other kung-fu movies that are considered "classics" such as "The Five Deadly Venoms". None of those characters has the appeal Chen has. In this movie, he's also the director.
One great kung-fu movie that's a classic in its own right.
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