King Boxer (1972)

10/10 - classic piece of 70's kung fu
Reviewed by Simon on 03 August 2005

One of the classics, and rightly so. Treads similar turf to Chinese Boxer and Fist Of Fury, but with more avant garde fight choreography, cinematography and editing. Lo Lieh kicks a whole bunch of ass! The soundtrack and sound design are brilliant too, though Celestial have done their best to ruin it with lots of added sound effects on the HK DVD. Hopefully this'll get a release in one of the PAL countries with better picture & unmolested sound.

Definitely a product of the 70's, and a genre film that's unlikely to appeal to those that aren't fans of old school kung fu, but absolutely essential for those that are.

Edit: got the chance to see this one in the cinema with an un-destroyed soundtrack, and liked it even more. Definitely one of the best kung fu films of the era, or since!

Cast

Lo Lieh
Wang Ping
Tien Feng
Tung Lam
Wong Gam-Fung
Tung Lam
James Nam Gung-Fan
Chan Shen
Bolo Yeung

Crew

Director
Jeng Cheong-Woh
Action Director
Lau Kar-Wing
Chan Chuen
Production Company
Shaw Brothers

See also