The Iron-Fisted Monk

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Genre: Feature Film-Action/Adventure
Rating: R
Release Date: 7-SEP-2004
Media Type: DVD

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Adam C. Scarbrough on 07/23/2015 at 7:06 AM.

Sammo Does It Again Here is yet another excellent kung fu movie done by Sammo Hung. The fighting is outstanding consisting of multiple kung fu styles facing off against each other, all done with superior speed and precision. Also sword and other weapons battles round out the action. There are still a ton of fight scenes but not quite as many as some of his other films, probably short by just a couple. The story is good and has decent acting. Briefly it is about Sammo leaving the Shaolin temple and settling in…

morgoth "we lamas are traditional enemies of ... on 07/23/2015 at 7:23 AM.

Good Sammo Hung directed movie, but not as good as his best stuff like Warriors Two, The Victim, Prodigal Son and Knockabout Sammo stars as a man who is learning kung fu so that he can fight the Manchus. The directing from Sammo is good, the camerawork is brilliant, the story is decent, and the fights are very good for 1977. Fung Hak-on plays the main villain, and Yen Shi Kwan and Chien Yuet San play his top 2 henchmen. Always nice to see those 3 in action. Chen Sing has a small role and unfortunately he doesn’t get to show off his handwork as much as he usually does. If you have seen most of Sammo’s movies and…

Christopher J. Deasy on 07/23/2015 at 7:40 AM.

Very good, but not great Sammo does an excellent job in this film (once again). He is probably one of the only 70’s gong fu stars who could actually act, and it adds to the film. The reason for the 4 star rating – a lackluster ending. The film startled me at first (very graphic rape scene) but then fell into the all to familar formulaic ending…. while there’s nothing wrong with a formulaic ending in the kung fu genre, the better films have a strange or demented twist (see “Thundering Mantis” ). Worth the money,…