5 Fingers of Death (Tian xia di yi quan)
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One of the Shaw Brothers Studios most well-known films, King Boxer was an international success that helped instigate the kung fu craze of the '70s. It opens with an old master (Wen Chung Ku) attacked in an alley. He fends off the fighters, but decides he isn't strong enough to travel to a martial arts school to learn the Iron Fist (also called Iron Palm) fighting technique. He sends his pupil and son-in-law Chao Chi-Hao (Lo Lieh) instead. When Chao arrives at the school, he finds the students and teachers in preparation for the All China Tournament. They fear that if their archrivals… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 83%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Before Bruce Lee's "Enter the Dragon" set a new standard for the American public's newfound obsession with martial arts movies in 1973, another, more traditional, Chinese Kung Fu movie had already set the stage for its success."
‑ Cole Smithey, ColeSmithey.com
"Despite the convoluted plot and large tapestry of characters, the film is packed with amazing moments, crisply shot and edited."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
"Helped bring on the kung fu craze of the '70s."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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