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The Train Robbers (1973)

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King Boxer (Five Fingers of Death, 1972)

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After writing a review of The Stranger and the Gunfighter, also starring Lo Lieh, I thought it was a good idea to revisit this groundbreaking movie - groundbreaking in the sense that it was the first movie of its kind to get a proper US release and the one that opened up the market and paved the way for Bruce Lee and all others.

In King Boxer Lo Lieh is a young man called Chi-Hao who was adopted, after the death of his parents, by Wu Yang, the owner of small martial arts school in the countryside, who introduced him to the noble art of Kung Fu. Chi-Hao has also fallen in love with the master's daughter, Ying Ying. When the master thinks he's no longer able to teach Chi-Hao anything, he sends him to the big city, to study under a more qualified master, Hsin-Pei. Chi-Hao soon becomes Hsin Pei's best student and is selected to represent his school in a major tournament. Hsin Pei is keen on beating his major rival, the evil school owner Tung Shan, and therefore introduces Chi-…

Heaven with a Gun + Santee

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Firecreek (1968)

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