'Fist of Fury' HK movie poster

Fist of Fury

AKA: The Chinese Connection


Director: Lo Wei

Stars: Bruce Lee, Nora Miao

Lee plays a kung fu student whose sifu's death reveals a conspiracy by the local Japanese school to destroy all of the rival Chinese schools. As you might expect, the local cops aren't much help so Lee sets out to take the law into his own hands.

One of the highest regarded martial arts films of all time, Fist of Fury, hasn't aged a well as a fine wine -- it's a bit slow and the symbolism can get pretty heavy-handed at times. However, Lee's prowess comes through in two spectacular scenes, one where he takes on the Japanese students and the finale against the Japanese sifu, both of which make this mandatory viewing material for martial arts fans.

RATING: 7.75

A review of the DVD for this movie can be found here

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