The Man from Hong Kong (The Dragon Flies) (1975)
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Critic Reviews for The Man from Hong Kong (The Dragon Flies)
It's great fun and one hell of a calling card as the debut feature from the man who would become Australia's action king.
The Man From Hong Kong is a rare success, both in terms of blending Eastern and Western action styles and of providing a snapshot of how no-holds-barred Aussie cinema was at the time.
The Man From Hong Kong's cracking pace tapers over less than stellar acting, and the film holds up well in the context of a chopsocky fun ride.
The film is one of the few Australian made kung fu action movies and is also notable for its superb cinematography by Russell Boyd %u2013 the brilliant lenser who went on to win the Oscar for his work on Master & Commander
Audience Reviews for The Man from Hong Kong (The Dragon Flies)
A great excuse for great stunts and crazy action. I mean the people and vehicles involved in this film are superhuman in durability and stamina that ends up making for some incredible sequences. Of course the scenes in-between the action are very good, but their frequent laughability, and oh did I mention the action, make up for it. Plus: where else are you going to see the One-Armed Swordsman go after James Bond, with the help and hindering of the Toecutter and Fifi from Mad Max.
Good entertaining chop-socky action film with some great stunts.
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