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Countdown to Kung Fu (Shao Lin men) (Hand of Death) (Strike of Death) (1976)

Countdown to Kung Fu (Shao Lin men) (Hand of Death) (Strike of Death) (1976)

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The Chinese Manchus were a northern tribal people who conquered the country and formed the last Imperial dynasty. Most Chinese considered the Manchus to be foreigners. Many patriotic Chinese formed themselves into secret groups and sought martial-arts training at the anti-Imperial Shaolin temple. In this movie, Shih, a former student at the Shaolin temple who has defected to the Manchus, leads in the effort to suppress that temple and the martial arts which came from it. The abbot of that temple is forced to hunt down the renegade monk Shih. He finds unexpected allies on the road. The film was directed by Wu Yu Sen, who later became better known to Western audiences as John Woo.

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Cast

Jackie Chan
as Tan Feng
James Tien
as Shih Shao-Feng
Yang Wei
as The Wanderer
John Woo
as Scholar Cheng
Lingfeng Shangguan
as Autumn Moon
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This is not a Jackie Chan film, Dorian Tan is the star, but Chan gives one of his best (most serious) early performances. The martial arts action is above average under the direction of Sammo Hung. Dorian Tan uses his trademark high kicks very effectively as the "Northern eighteen styles kicks" along with some "Southern five styles boxing." Sammo Hung and Jackie Chan provide excellent martial arts performances as well. James Tien is not the greatest martial artist on the Jade screen but does an acceptable job. Some of the early fights are a bit slow and seem over choreographed but the final showdowns featuring Chan, Tan and Hung are very good.

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