Chinatown Kid (1977)

8/10 - Great piece of 70's action
Reviewed by Simon on 26 February 2004

Those that have seen the longer version may want to skip the Celestial DVD, featuring a shorter cut, but if you're a chinatown virgin then this is a great piece of 70's modern day kung fu. Excellent story and cast, and nice fight scenes that are unfortunately heavily edited compared to other prints of the film.

Fu Sheng manages to be not annoying (he definitely works much better in modern day films than period films), but he's still upstaged by the Venom Mob, making their first appearance together.

If you're a San Francisco resident you'll probably recognise a couple of the places Fu Shung is loitering around in a couple of shots, but it probably wouldn't have needed more than a day trip to capture them!

Cast

Fu Sheng
Sun Chien
Kuo Chui
Lo Meng
Jenny Tseng
Wang Lung-Wei

Crew

Director
Chang Cheh
Action Director
Lee Ka-Ting
Robert Tai
Production Company
Shaw Brothers
Writer
Chang Cheh
Ni Kuang