Fist of Fury (1972)

Lo Wei directs Bruce Lee, himself and Nora Miao in this Hong Kong period martial arts actioner where a student at a Kung-Fu academy breaks rank and avenges his master’s mysterious death at the hands of the Japanese.

Pretty standard, very dated stuff to modern eyes. The fights are often more silly than impressive. There’s at least some neat demonstrations with those naughty nunchaku. Lee is at his best when over emphasising his physicality but he also has out of character larks when he goes undercover as a nerdy phone repairman. It is what it is, a product of the seventies, certainly still watchable if you aren’t too demanding of it.


Perfect Double Bill: Fist of Legend (1994)

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